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.
A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital with non-shooting injuries, police and fire officials said. Police Chief William McManus said two suspects robbed a jewelry store at the Rolling Oaks Mall on Sunday. "What we have here is a robbery gone really, really bad," McManus said.
Drug traffickers driving long distances to transport their illegal wares are putting the public at risk with their non-stop driving, say the RCMP. "You'll see people going from Montreal to Cape Breton and they're barely stopping to eat or sleep or do anything," said Const. For the first six months of 2016, Nova Scotia RCMP made 199 drug seizures on the province's highways.
It might be Yukon's most famous basement. Bruce Bennett's herbarium — essentially, a collection of preserved plant specimens — has become internationally renowned for having one of the most extensive known collections of Arctic plants. It's been a decades-long labour of love for Bennett, who's amassed the collection as a hobbyist — "not working for government or anything, just out collecting plants," he says.
The family and friends of former B.C. Lion Rick Klassen gathered in Surrey on Saturday to remember the fun-loving, hard-hitting family man who they say died too soon.
Police on Vancouver Island say a nine-year-old child has died after being injured in a single-vehicle accident. The victim was a passenger in the vehicle, which police say was travelling northbound on Shawnigan Lake Road near Sooke Lake Road on Sunday around 8 a.m. PT. "The investigation has so far determined that a vehicle travelling northbound lost control and struck a hydro pole," said Shawnigan Lake RCMP in a release.
Toronto police are looking for a man they allege sexually assaulted three teenage girls in the Eglinton West area within minutes on Thursday. Police said a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man in the Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West area at about 4:40 p.m. The man was last seen walking eastbound on Eglinton Avenue.
Sun, Jan 22: Starting tomorrow a new law goes into effect - allowing a range of BC businesses to apply for a liquor licence. But that's angered pub owners who say barber shops and bookstores will soon be cutting into their bottom line. Tanya Beja has the story.
With 2017 being just a few weeks old, many people might start to flounder with some of their New Year's resolutions. Chief among those good intentions that fall by the wayside is to get more exercise. According to psychologist Ryan Rhodes, falling off the wagon can be pretty easy.
Who is the Aga Khan? — Prince Karim Aga Khan IV is the 49th hereditary heir and spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims. — He heads up the Aga Khan Development Network, which helps social and economic development in some of the poorest countries in the world.
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.
Humber College officials say the school isn't closing its doors as Toronto Public Health races to determine the cause of a mystery illness that swept through a residence, making approximately 215 people sick. "We encourage all our students and faculty to make the best decisions for them in terms of their attendance to campus. Toronto Public Health is still investigating the cause of the illness that had more than 70 students vomiting and reporting abdominal pain on Thursday afternoon at a residence in the city's northwest end.
This is the story of a Pittsburgh woman, now an Anglican priest in Iqaluit, who learned to read, write and preach in Inuktitut within just a year and a half — and it all started with a slice of cheesy, saucy, doughy goodness. "Well, it all started with a pizza," recalled Rebecca Osborn, who moved to Iqaluit to work as a minister at St. Jude's Cathedral back in August 2015. "The more we learned about up here, we thought 'Wow, we could get to live up there,'" said Osborn.
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.
The remnants of your morning cup of coffee could be a lifeline for refugees living in camps in sub-Saharan Africa. A group of University of Toronto students has created Moto, an alternative to firewood made from recycled coffee grounds. Keeping it "super low-tech" and making use of waste coffee grounds was key, said Sam Bennett, an MBA student at the Rotman School of Management.
The federal agency in charge of security at Canadian airports has changed its screening procedures to increase sensitivity and privacy for transgender travellers, but advocates worry the procedures could be problematic if staff aren't properly trained in how to carry them out. An internal operations bulletin by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), issued Sept. 28, 2016, and obtained by CBC through Access to Information, instructs officers on how to handle physical searches.
A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands. The mid-afternoon quake struck at a depth of 167 kilometres (103 miles) beneath the eastern province of Bougainville, where Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands meet in a continuous South Pacific archipelago, said Chris McKee, assistant director of Papua New Guinea Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby.
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.
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.
Students at UNB spent four hours Saturday meticulously building the perfect bridges from popsicle sticks — only to watch them get crushed under a hydraulic press. "Watching it break" is definitely the most fun part of the competition, says Quinn Selby, who won the contest with partner Marco Merlini. The contestants had four hours to build their bridges using nothing more than popsicle sticks, wooden toothpicks, dental floss and white glue.
A spate of recent Montreal-area arsons linked to organized crime suggests the battle for Mafia leadership in Quebec remains fractured, experts say. What is likely, they say, is the era that saw charismatic peacemaker Vito Rizzuto rule for three decades will be replaced by something altogether different. Author and university lecturer Antonio Nicaso said the Mafia will regenerate through the conflicts and death.
Things were so desperate at Hi Quality Machine in Nisku last year that only three employees were left standing after several rounds of layoffs. All of them were family members. A year later, owner Cory Priebe is hopeful things might be turning around for Alberta's oilpatch.
The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the title game, and his seventh. Brady threw for a franchise playoff-best 384 yards and three touchdowns in a 36-17 rout of the helpless Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in New England's sixth consecutive AFC championship game.