On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA headquarters into an airing of grievances about "dishonest" journalists. Standing in front of a memorial for fallen CIA agents, Trump assured intelligence officials, "I am so behind you." He made no mention of his repeated criticism of the intelligence agencies following the election, including his public challenges of their high-confidence assessment that Russia meddled in the White House race to help him win. "There is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and CIA than Donald Trump," he said, blaming any suggestion of a "feud" on the media.
It was a clear and sunny February day in 2011 and Tracy Abbott was in a snowmobile rally near Meadow Lake, Sask. The 47-year-old veteran sledder was riding in the ditch alongside Highway 4 near the Green Lake turn-off when he hit a guy wire that was attached to a power pole. Abbott's family is suing SaskPower.
In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. Battery is a criminal offence in Russia, but nearly 20 per cent of Russians openly say they think it is sometimes OK to hit a spouse or a child.
Friday's inauguration officially marked the day that Trump became the United States' 45th commander in chief. And the U.S. has never quite had a president like Trump, the brash property magnate and "Celebrity Apprentice" star who appears set to send shockwaves around the world with freewheeling, early-morning Twitter missives. Naturally, the historic day was front-page news around the world. Here's a selection of newspaper covers addressing the new occupant of the Oval Office. (Colin Campbell/Yahoo News)
Soleyl Saavedra was putting on her makeup as usual before work when the next thing she remembers was the muffled voice of a 911 operator growing louder. Hello, Jasmine are you still there?'" Saavedra recalled.
What was once considered a safe and inexpensive haven for those with nut allergies has become the target of a bitter backlash from parents. Fast-food giant McDonald's announced on Jan. 17 that the company will be using nuts that are not individually packaged in some of the products on its menus in Canada, starting with the popular Skor McFlurry. "Shame on you," wrote a parent on the Facebook page of Food Allergy Canada, where the hashtag, #NotLoveinit quickly started spreading.
When RCMP in Castlegar, B.C., busted a major marijuana grow-op outside of town recently, they weren't expecting fumes from the proceeds to later waft across town.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has congratulated U.S. President Trump on his inauguration. The Prime Minister's Office says the two men spoke by phone Saturday, but it was not immediately clear how long the conversation lasted. The PMO said in an email that Trudeau noted the depth of the Canada-US economic relationship, with 35 states having Canada as their top export market.
Sam Souryavong and his sister Sandy are closing up shop Sunday at their Hintonburg convenience store and southeast Asian lunch counter.
A Glovertown man is asking for a town ban on pit bulls after his dog was mauled this past Friday by an unknown animal. Tigger was a dog that was rescued from the SPCA in Gander," said David Saunders Jr., choking on tears. On Friday night the Saunders family let Tigger out on a tether to go to the washroom.
Female chickens in Corner Brook will be able to literally come home to roost, with council poised to approve a new bylaw that would allow the animals in residential backyards. "It's a very healthy way, I guess, of interacting with the food chain," said Mayor Charles Pender. The "hen bylaw" follows an almost four-year municipal pilot project, launched after resident Jeff Siddall wanted to become more "self-sustainable" and use the hens to produce eggs for himself.
A New Brunswick farmer is scrambling to sell the produce he had to take back after one of his biggest buyers closed last month. Tim Livingstone of Strawberry Hill Farms in Pembroke said he lost about 20 per cent of his sales when Real Food Connections went out of business. After a slow holiday period, he has begun selling at the Cultural Market in Fredericton.
The eastbound and westbound lanes of the Henday were closed from Manning Drive to 97th Street while police dealt with a collision at 66th Street involving two semi-tractor trailers and two vehicles. Leduc RCMP were also reporting a serious collision on Highway 2A at Township Road 490. Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for Edmonton and a number of areas in east and central Alberta.
Eight months after Gail Bellerose's daughter and two grandchildren died in a fiery crash near Driftpile First Nation, she expressed relief to learn the driver of the vehicle that hit them is finally facing charges. At least I know there's some justice getting done," Bellerose told CBC News Friday evening. On May 1, 2016, Bellerose's 36-year-old daughter, Bertha Giroux, was taking three of her children — Keegan, 11, Kira, then 4, and Grace, eight months — to watch a baseball game at the Driftpile Diamond.
Despite the downturn, Alberta still tops the country when it comes to retail sales. New numbers from Statistics Canada show Albertans are spending less than they used to, but they are still out-shopping other Canadians. Retail sales in the province totalled $6.15 billion in November, which is down about two per cent from the same month a year earlier.
Saturday was the last chance to take advantage of the Christmas tree pickup service by the Regina Parents of Multiples Association, which offers the service as a fundraiser for the neonatal intensive care unit at Regina General Hospital. It was just over two years ago when one of Kraemer's twin boys went into the NICU. Kraemer's sons were born prematurely, which isn't uncommon for twins, she says.
Sat, Jan 21: Dozens of marches were held across BC, but by far the largest was in downtown Vancouver today. Tens of thousands gathered at Jack Poole plaza before marching past Trump Tower. Jill Bennett reports.
A U.K. national in Canada on a student visa says he and a friend were turned away at the U.S. border because they intended to go to Saturday's Women's March in Washington. Joe Kroese said he and his Canadian friend were trying to cross the border with two Americans on Thursday. Eventually, the Americans were allowed to go on, but he and his Canadian friend were fingerprinted, photographed and turned away.
A Toronto Public Health official says one person was admitted to hospital and nearly 200 have reported becoming sick after an illness at a Humber College residence that began earlier this week. Dr. Michael Finkelstein, an associate medical officer of health, said about 40 people initially visited emergency rooms after students reportedly began feeling ill at Humber College's north campus on Thursday. Another 11 went to emergency rooms overnight and on Saturday morning.
One man is dead after a four-car collision near Boyle, Alta. Saturday morning. RCMP were called to the intersection of Highway 63 and Highway 55 just northeast of Boyle at 10 a.m. Saturday. The driver of one of the trucks, a 39-year-old man from Grande Prairie, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A diver who was mauled by a 4-meter (13-foot) bull shark near the Great Barrier Reef was flown in stable condition to an Australian hospital for microsurgery to an arm, a paramedic said Sunday. The 55-year-old man had been free diving with friends in the Torres Strait from a boat chartered from the Queensland state city of Cairns when the shark attacked on Saturday afternoon, paramedic David Cameron said. The man was 15 metres (50 feet) under water with other divers when the shark attacked, Cameron said.
A Vancouver advocacy group is raising money to bring coasters that detect date-rape drugs to the Vancouver club scene in an effort to prevent sexual assaults. Ashtyn Bevan co-founded the organization after completing an internship in the nightlife industry as part of a Simon Fraser University course.
Mayor John Tory publicly acknowledged Saturday that recent activism by Black Lives Matter Toronto and other similar groups helped shine a spotlight on anti-black racism in the city. Tory made the remark ahead of meetings organized by 11 different agencies to discuss how to tackle problems of systemic racism in Toronto. "I think certainly issues have been more clearly placed on the radar screen as a result of some of the activism we've seen," Tory told reporters, while adding that a campaign against anti-Black racism had been in the works regardless, but that the heightened activism in recent years helped spur action on the issues.
Members of the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society in Prince George, B.C., have voted to investigate the society's operations during a contentious annual general meeting Saturday. Problems started when executive director Baljit Sethi, who founded IMSS forty years ago, refused to report on the society's operations. Sethi, 83, said she didn't want to report on details of the society's operations because when she came to to pick up a cheque during a recent leave of absence, she found a letter from the board asking her to retire when the leave was over.