A man has been seriously injured after falling from the roof through a skylight at Toronto's Keg Mansion restaurant, located at Jarvis and Wellesley Streets.5 hours agoCBC
All across the frozen tundra of Northern Canada, giant "snowbugs" continue to roam the land. Of course these bugs don't have legs and antennae — instead they are outfitted with tracks and skis. Rarely seen in the South, snowbugs have long been a common sight in Canada's North. A cross between a van and a snowmobile, "bugs" provide a warm comfortable commute to places you just can't reach by road. Mervin Aubichon hits the gas as his 1956 Bombardier flies across Churchill Lake, near the town of Buffalo Narrows, in northern Saskatchewan.
The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run. In a jailhouse interview, Hossein Nayeri told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1VbZNER) he didn't want anyone to get hurt and asserted that he's innocent of the kidnapping and torture charges that landed him in jail two years ago. Nayeri, 37, who was recaptured Jan. 30 after travelling 400 miles to the San Francisco Bay Area, added that being a fugitive was more stressful than liberating.
Solomon didn't face a welcoming committee with cameras clicking when he landed in Toronto as a refugee. With the help of his fellow countrymen, the 16-year-old found his way to a youth shelter, which then passed him off to other community organizations that were largely ill-equipped to help a newly arrived refugee seeking sanctuary in Canada. The earliest arrivals were greeted by none other than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who offered them handshakes, hugs and winter apparel.
Environment Canada says it will be bitterly cold again on Sunday in Central and Eastern Canada. The agency has issued about 140 extreme cold warnings throughout northwestern Ontario to northern New Brunswick due to a large Arctic high-pressure system. Early Sunday, the temperature was -28 in Ottawa and -27 in Montreal, but wind chill values were making the temperatures feel like -40 in both cities.
Michael Sykes was last seen on surveillance footage Wednesday heading to the Staten Island Ferry shortly after the fatal attack, and a call to his mother to say he'd killed his girlfriend and was going to kill himself, police said. Rebecca Cutler, 26, her 19-month-old daughter Ziana and 4-month-old Maiyah died in the attack at a Ramada Inn on Staten Island. Shortly before the attack, Sykes bought a can of Coke and a Pop-Tart from a deli near the hotel, a worker there told the Staten Island Advance this week.
A Winnipeg police officer suffered serious frostbite while training in sub-zero temperatures Friday. The officer was outside doing the training course for approximately 35 minutes before returning indoors and heading to the hospital shortly after. The severity of his injuries have not been released. Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) president Moe Sabourin said he was told about the injury by the officer in charge of the union's workplace safety and health committee.
Sat, Feb 13: Highway 40 East was closed for several hours Saturday, after the driver of a tractor trailer lost control of his vehicle and crashed.
A man is missing after a group of snowmobiles went through the ice in Black River Lake in Kings County, according to the RCMP.
Some volunteers in Calgary are helping to take a bite out of at least one of the pressing issues facing newly arrived Syrian refugees. The Alex Dental Health Bus set up shop in Bridgeland Saturday to offer basic dental work to the new Calgarians. Dr. Raman Minhas is a dentist who wanted to be a part of the project.
If you are a single Calgary male seeking a single Calgary female, the odds are stacked against you, the most recent Statistics Canada numbers show. Of the 265,405 Calgarians who identified as single, never legally married in 2011, 55 per cent are men (145,970) compared with 45 per cent women (119,435). Of the roughly 380,000 Calgarians who are not married and not living with a common-law partner, roughly 49 per cent are men (185,685) versus 51 per cent women (194,330).
A group of teenagers in B.C.'s Comox Valley showed some tender Valentine's Day spirit this week by surprising their 86-year-old neighbour with a gift she won't forget. More than 70 teenagers from Highland Secondary delivered handmade cards filled with messages of love for Tinney Davidson.
Lion dances, marching bands and martial arts performances will be a big part of Vancouver's Chinese New Year parade set to take place Sunday at 11 a.m. PT. It's the 43rd time the parade will make its way through the streets of Vancouver's Chinatown. The event is one of the largest non-commercial annual parades in Vancouver and features the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada according to organizers.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health authority is postponing all elective surgeries scheduled for Monday and Tuesday because of concerns with the sterilization of surgical equipment. Eastern Health says the issue was discovered during a routine visual inspection at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's when a stain was noticed on equipment by surgical staff. The authority says during its investigation, officials found other instances of sterile devices failing visual inspection at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital and two other St. John's hospitals: the Heath Sciences Centre and Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre.
A missing Mt. Strachan hiker has been found before a Sunday morning search could resume for the man and his dog. Rescuers say the man was well-equipped, fit and simply got lost after he chased after his dog through some "tough terrain" on Cypress.
The sudden death of the longest-serving U.S. Supreme Court justice has catapulted into the presidential election a new, extremely consequential issue with the potential to shape multiple aspects of American public life. Within moments of news spreading on Saturday that conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia had died in his sleep at age 79, Republicans immediately signalled that they would block anyone nominated by the current president. It could mean a bitter confirmation battle these next few months in the Republican-controlled Senate, and an equally epic fight on the presidential campaign trail over who gets to choose the court.
Nanaimo RCMP say a white man with a reddish beard may be behind two separate sex assaults in the same location. Just before 5 p.m. PT on Feb. 12, police say a young teenage girl was walking along railway tracks behind the Islamic Cultural Centre, near the intersection of Kennedy and Farquar streets. "The female was not physically injured during the assault and is being supported by her family," said Nanaimo RCMP in a release.
Coquitlam RCMP are asking for help locating two Forensic Psychiatric Hospital patients who disappeared separately from the facility last week. On Feb. 10, David Fomradas was reported missing from the facility and then two days later, Violet Miharija also disappeared. In a release, police say Fomradas, 38, was reported on an "unauthorized absence" from the hospital's housing program located on the Riverview lands in Coquitlam, B.C.
When an institution fails a victim after a sexual assault, that betrayal worsens the trauma from the attack, says a leading U.S. expert who is set to speak at the University of British Columbia. Jennifer Freyd, a psychology professor at the University of Oregon, will deliver a keynote speech on "institutional betrayal" at a two-day sexual assault conference at the university in Vancouver. A group of professors set up the event, called Sexual Assault: Discourse and Dialogue 2016, following complaints the university took 18 months to act on multiple assault allegations against a PhD student.
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Police are investigating a killing at an asylum center in Sweden after a fight broke out among residents. It is the second such incident in a month after a 22-year- old employee at a refugee center for unaccompanied minors was stabbed to death, prompting concerns that authorities were being overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers in the country. Police said the fight broke out on Saturday afternoon in Ljusne, a town of about 2,500 people on Sweden's east coast, some 240 km north of Stockholm, but gave no further details.
A Saskatoon-based non-profit group was looking to put a new twist on finding your perfect match Saturday at the city's Market Mall. Putting a twist on the well-known bachelor or bachelorette auction, the group used a runway and an announcer as foster parents walked their dogs in front of potential adopters. The announcer made sure to sweet-talk each and every dog that made its way down the runway.
The forum hosted a plethora of politicians, community leaders, human rights activists, doctors, and youth speaking on the issue. Ugas said this inclusion of Somali youth in the discussion was a welcome change of pace. In early 2015, three Edmonton cousins were believed to be killed after going overseas and fighting for ISIS. Several organizers and speakers at the event refuted that radicalization in Edmonton was statistically a problem, but they still felt the issue was an important one to address.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and their children, met mascot Bonhomme Carnaval as they spent Saturday, at Quebec City's Winter Carnival.
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In fact, one of the worst offenders when a tot's trying to listen is other voices babbling in the background, researchers said Saturday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "What a child hears in a noisy environment is not what an adult hears," said Dr. Lori Leibold of Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. For healthy children, the auditory system is pretty well developed by a few months of age.
The fourth year students competed for the chance to have their seven-by-three-metre park built in a parking space on Beechwood Avenue in front of Arturo's Restaurant in Vanier. "Obviously our design connected with the community in a way because they voted for it," said Trevor Whitten, one of the four winners. The guidelines for the mini parks, called "parklets," were that they needed to be able to fit in a parking space, include live plants and be open to the public.
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-largest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years. The earthquake centred about 17 miles north of Fairview in northwestern Oklahoma occurred at 11:07 a.m. and was reportedly felt across Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas, the USGS said. A second quake measured at 3.9 magnitude struck ten minutes later, followed at 11:41 a.m. by a 2.5 magnitude quake.
For Doris Patey, working three straight weeks in a Muskrat Falls kitchen with one week off every month just wasn't cutting it — she needed a change. Roughly six months later, Jemm Catering in Happy Valley-Goose Bay was open for business.
Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm. Stockholm Police spokesman Martin Bergholm said that the accident on Saturday afternoon occurred when the men's hire car crashed through a barrier that was closed to stop vehicles as a drawbridge was opening up ahead. British media reported that they were members of the indie band Viola Beach, based in Warrington in northwestern England.
The executive director of National Service Dogs says the anecdotal evidence from her organization's clients is overwhelming: service dogs are unparalleled in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The board was asked to sponsor a service dog for the treatment of PTSD and depression.
Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military manoeuvrs and troop deployments to countries neighbouring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a meeting of top defence officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and new moves by NATO "only aggravate" tensions. "NATO's policies related to Russia remain unfriendly and opaque — one could go so far as to say we have slid back to a new Cold War," Medvedev said.
The locally run general store in Whapmagoostui, Quebec's northern-most Cree community, has begun selling traditional foods such as ptarmigan and beaver to those who can't hunt and those who can't afford to. When James George opened Whale-mart last year, he stocked the shelves with everything from laundry soap to winter coats. The store is owned by the band council in Whapmagoostui, also known as Great Whale River.
"We have a bunch of sneakerheads running around and looking for coveted pairs," Sole Exchange founder and owner Dalton Jackson told CBC News. What's more, he said people have a chance find rare, even vintage pairs that you can't buy wholesale.
An intense cold snap is expected to last all weekend across Quebec. The overnight low will be -22 C in Montreal and -26 C in Quebec City. Montreal, Laval, Châteauguay and Longueuil should experience of a mix of sun and cloud during the day on Sunday.
Pope Francis challenged Mexico's political and ecclesial elites on Saturday to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are wracking the country, delivering a tough-love message to Mexico's ruling classes on his first full day in the country. The raucous welcome Francis received from an estimated 1 million cheering Mexicans who lined his motorcade route seven-deep contrasted sharply with his pointed criticism of how church and state leaders here have often failed their people, especially the poorest and most marginalized. In a subsequent hard-hitting speech to his own bishops, Francis challenged church leaders known for their deference to Mexico's wealthy and powerful to courageously denounce the "insidious threat" posed by the drug trade and not hide behind their own privilege and careers.
Conservationist Shaun Hollingsworth is the first person without the last name Jones to be awarded a community achievement award named after the iconic leader of North Shore Rescue. Award namesake Tim Jones died in 2014. Last year Jones's own family received the award in his honour.
NDP MLA for Calgary-Varsity Stephanie McLean delivered a first Saturday. The first Alberta MLA to have a baby while in office. Patrick Shane McLean-Bostock was born at 8:57 a.m. at a healthy nine pounds, five ounces, McLean tweeted Saturday afternoon.
A magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of serious damage, nearly five years after a deadly, more powerful quake destroyed much of the city centre. The earthquake came close to the anniversary of the Feb. 22, 2011, magnitude-6.3 temblor that levelled much of the centre of New Zealand's second largest city and killed 185 people.
The Manitoba Man Show was designed to offer "a showcase of 100 per cent authentic guy stuff," according to Travel Manitoba's website, including a beer pong tournament, displays of fast cars and beer tasting sessions. Kayla Belluz with Maynard Lake Lodge was at the event.
A local prosecutor says he believes police were justified in firing back at a man they had chased through a Baton Rouge neighbourhood before dawn Saturday. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the officers' injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening. The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Calvin Smith by authorities, was critically injured.
Three backcountry skiers have been injured after a group of eight triggered avalanches on their way to Bow Hut in Banff National Park Friday evening. One of the skiers was completely buried and another suffered a broken leg after being partially buried, a Parks Canada spokesperson said in a release Saturday. 11 skiers in total had planned to spend several days at Bow Hut, on the Wapta Icefield north of Lake Louise.
Saturday night's dunk contest could very well be the highlight of the entire 2016 NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto.
Latest figures show the average London house price was �514,097 ($740,400, 678,500 euros) in December, up 12.4 percent in 12 months, compared to a 6.4-percent increase to �188,270 across England and Wales. Many "generation rent" young professionals, whose parents bought comfortable homes in their early 20s, have given up on their dream of ever affording a property in London. At University College London, more than 150 students have gone on a rent strike.
Sat, Feb 13: Longtime Variety supporter Bob McGrath returns to BC to celebrate Variety's 50th Show of Hearts Telethon.
When I pulled up to SOCAN House, I expected to find a party pad - beds unmade, bottles everywhere and the band still asleep. Buchholz just finished his yoga practice and a breakfast shake in the blender he brought from home. In the living room of this Los Angeles apartment are framed photos of successful artists like Drake, Arcade Fire and Tegan and Sara.
By Promit Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - A huge fire engulfed the venue of a cultural event in Mumbai on Sunday that was being held at the opening of a "Make in India" week launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drum up foreign investment. Thousands of spectators, among them dignitaries including the chief minister of the host state of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, were evacuated safely. The fire broke out at 8:24 pm (1554 GMT) due to a short circuit and 14 fire engines and 10 water tankers took just over an hour to bring it under control, said Raviraj Kamde, fire officer at the Maharashtra Fire Control Room.
"Tinder is a big part of my life, and all these online dating apps," he said, adding that he often tries to develop relationships through his smartphone. For Monique Levesque, it's a struggle to find spontaneity and romance in an age of swiping left or right. Levesque is an artist who recently put together an exhibit called 'Why am I afraid to love', which showcases, in part, some of her frustrations about online dating.
For Richmond husband and wife team Dominique and Cindy Duby, making chocolate is both an art and a science. Each year the chocolatiers work with food scientists at UBC, researching various aspects of chocolate making, such as using unusual ingredients or lab-based equipment to create new tastes and textures, or developing chocolate with increased nutritional value. "The old adage is you eat with your eyes first," said Dominique, of Wild Sweets By Dominique & Cindy Duby.
Tech enthusiasts gathered at Fort Tectoria Friday morning to hear from a panel of entrepreneurs in Victoria's burgeoning tech industry, hosted by CBC British Columbia as part of its Inspiration Series. CBC Radio One's On The Island host Gregor Craigie and All Points West host Robyn Burns asked three panelists about startups and Victoria's future as a leader in the tech world. "With 900 tech companies, 22,000 employees and over $3 billion in total revenue, it's hard to deny: the old stereotypes are dead," said Craigie.
A recent analysis on pedestrian accidents revealed that close to 5,000 pedestrians were injured between 2011 and 2014. The distressing statistics have prompted calls for more secure streets and raise the question of how to make pedestrians safer. Here are their top five solutions on how to most effectively improve pedestrian safety.
Firefighters were called to an Ottawa Community Housing building that's already the subject of an arson investigation after a small fire broke out in a garbage room overnight. At around 4:20 a.m., alarms went off at 280 Rochester St., said Ottawa Fire Services. Someone then called, reporting a smoky odour on the 18th floor, fire officials said. Crews declared a working fire in one of the building's garbage rooms and were able to bring the fire under control by 4:45 a.m., said the fire service.
The Men Of Fundy barbershop quartet had a very busy Friday delivering singing Valentines to people in the Saint John area. The quartet, made up of Robert Taylor, Andre Whelan, Lynn Harrington and John Wright, was dispatched to 14 locations, from Saint John to Hampton, to deliver songs to unsuspecting people with secret admirers.
A research team at the Atlantic Veterinary College in P.E.I. has received a federal grant to assist in the development of faster and less expensive tests for detecting viruses in bovine and swine herds. The grant of $709,138 from Agriculture and Agri-Food will assist in creating the tests that will not only detect viruses but help prevent the spread of diseases in beef, dairy and pork exports in the region. The research team is hoping to create a diagnostic test that can identify multiple viruses from a single sample. Animal diseases that carry the highest economic risk in the global marketplace will be targeted.
- Today should bring a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 0 C. There's a 30 per cent chance of flurries early this morning. The wind will be gusting west to 20 km/h this afternoon.
Depictions of love in Victorian novels can have a corrosive influence on what we expect from our love lives today. Elissa Gurman, a University of Toronto PhD student who studies tropes of women falling in love in 19th-century Victorian novels, has noticed that again and again a heroine is transformed from a feisty independent thinker to someone who's gone mad with emotion, unable to think for herself. Despite assumptions that modern concepts of love, equality and choice have been liberating for women, contemporary critics point out that 21st-century blockbuster romantic comedies echo similar storylines.
Momma Moments, a peer support group for young mothers and young pregnant women, is celebrating a milestone.
Blondin was tops in the women's mass start, with a time of eight minutes, 17.53 seconds. Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov retained his title in the 500 with a time of 69.026 seconds over two runs, ahead of fellow Russian Ruslan Murashov in 69.680. Boisvert-Lacroix's time was 69.788.
Droves of Winnipeggers took in the second day of events at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday amid icy cold conditions that felt like –40 with the windchill. Vivianne Roy, a musician in the band Les Hey Babies from Moncton, N.B., said she was excited to take the stage Saturday.
Perry Cooper says the Canadian Wildlife Service no longer has an enforcement officer working on Newfoundland's northeast coast and he is concerned that too many migratory birds are being killed by hunters. "With the encroaching northern ice, eider ducks and turrs will be pushed closer to shore and into pools of water where they could easily over-harvested, or if you want to use the word — slaughtered," said Cooper. Since the enforcement of the migratory game bird resource falls under the responsibility of Environment Canada, he said they petitioned the federal government for an officer roughly a year ago.
Rihanna, Usher, Stevie Wonder and John Legend paid tribute to Lionel Richie in a musical tribute touching on his roots in R&B to his string of romantic, easy-listening ballads that ruled the airwaves in the 1980s. Rihanna, wearing red sneakers with her red and white floral gown, sang "Say You, Say Me" backed by a string section. "You really got the white people up and dancing," cracked host Jimmy Kimmel, who came out sporting a huge Afro and a white jumpsuit.
Sat, Feb 13: There are calls to fine passengers if they take part in illegal activity onboard party buses, after another incident this weekend. Vancouver police say one of their officers was attacked last night while trying to find an assault suspect on board a bus. Kristen Robinson reports.
Doubling back after a silver Saturday, Whistler, B.C., skier Marielle Thompson won her fourth World Cup gold of the season Sunday at a ski cross event in Idre Fjall, Sweden. Thompson, the reigning Olympic champion, won gold after Saturday's winner and home favourite, Anna Holmlund of Sweden, failed to qualify for the big final, her first time missing one this season. "I tried to ski my best all day today and be patient with the course," Thompson said. "There were opportunities to make big moves on the bottom portion of the track which I capitalized on a couple times today.