A man charged in relation to a violent sexual assault on the UBC campus has died while in custody of the provincial Corrections Service.
A 51-year-old Quebec man died and nine people were injured after their motorcycles crashed in a "domino effect" while trying to pass a truck hauling a camper trailer near Edmundston, N.B., on Friday night, police say. Police said the nine motorcyclists — eight men and one woman among about 15 from various biker groups, such has Hells Angel, Red Devils and Dark Siders — were attempting to pass a truck pulling a fifth-wheel recreational trailer as it was turning left into a campground. "In an attempt to avoid collision with the fifth wheel, the motorcycles came in contact with each other, creating a domino effect and one rider, the deceased, came in contact with the fifth wheel," Edmundston police Deputy Chief Percy Picard said in a news release.
Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked many of the speeches in Philadelphia. Another distraction arose, however, as her aides acknowledged that a hacking attack that exposed Democratic Party emails also reached into a computer system used by her own campaign. Rallying in Colorado, Donald Trump denounced Clinton's convention speech as "full of lies" and said he's starting to agree with those calling for Clinton to be locked up.
A Moncton man has lost 200 pounds over two years by following a daily walking regimen. Kirby Jensen started walking little by little every day in 2014 after his psychologist suggested it as treatment for his anxiety. "It forced me to be around people even though I couldn't talk to them," Jensen said.
Toronto police say two young girls found wandering on a Scarborough street early Saturday have been reunited with their mother. Police say the girls, both aged 3, were found on Flora Drive and Porter Crescent near Lawrence Avenue East and Kennedy Road.
The new Coventry Connections call centre in the Philippines has provoked dozens of complaints in the past month, as clients struggle to book taxi trips with dispatchers working half a world away, according to the head of the Ottawa taxi union. In the wee hours of Monday morning, Lister tried to call a Westway cab for a woman stranded in rural Ottawa with two flat tires. After giving his location on Fernbank Road and Robert Grant Avenue to a confused dispatcher in the Philippines, he was baffled by the response.
If you’re sitting down, you may just want to get up on those feet, if you can, before you continue to read. A study published Thursday in the Lancet Journal found sitting at work, at your desk, on the couch watching TV, for hours on end is as bad for your health as smoking. Global's Zahra Premji reports.
The deadly mauling of a Pointe-aux-Trembles woman in her backyard may have come from a boxer, even though police described the dog as a pit bull. In early June, Christiane Vadnais, 55, was mauled in her backyard by Frontal's dog.
A gunman attacked a gathering of young adults at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday, killing two people at a fire pit before firing more shots from the roof, the grandmother of one of the witnesses said. A total of three people were killed and another injured at the Mukilteo property. "She was hiding in the closet and called me from the closet while it was going on," Susan Gemmer said of her 18-year-old granddaughter, Alexis.
An instructor conducting a fitness class in Christie Pits Park is in serious condition after being shot in the abdominal area, while another person nearby was hit in the foot by a stray bullet Saturday morning, Toronto police said. Police said they received a call about the shooting at the popular park near Bloor Street West and Christie Street shortly after 9 a.m. Craig Brister confirmed that "one of the victims was leading the fitness class" at the time of the shooting.
Like many in the Saguenay region, Claude Villeneuve emerged after Wednesday's hail storm to see what damage had been wreaked.
Teens Dylan Laboucan and Cory Grey from Alberta's Whitefish Lake First Nation, a young couple in love, were shot to death by someone they were "connected to," RCMP say. It was almost dusk in Whitefish River when Cody Laboucan drove his truck into his uncle's driveway.
Pope Francis travelled to Poland to celebrate World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow and nearby Brzegi from July 26 to 31. He also took time to travel to visit the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim on July 29.
The province is moving ahead with its plan to improve transportation on Highway 16 with a search for contractors to develop and deliver a program to train drivers from First Nation communities. The B.C. Ministry of Transportation, in partnership with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, posted a request for proposals on the B.C. Bids website this week, with a closing date of Aug. 12.
By Patrick Doyle OTTAWA (Reuters) - More than 500 people rallied in Canada's capital on Saturday to protest the death of a mentally ill black man following an arrest, marching against what they see as race-based police brutality in a country that prides itself for being tolerant. Abdirahman Abdi, 37, died on Monday. Witnesses told local media he was beaten by Ottawa police officers who responded to calls of a disturbance.
A Bell Aliant customer is upset about long-distance fee increases that appear on her most recent phone bill. For years, Enfield, N.S., resident Joan Jarvis has paid five cents a minute for long-distance calls anywhere in the world.
If you've been frustrated trying to secure a weekend camping spot at a Yukon park, the territorial government has some advice — look beyond the Whitehorse area. "On weekends, we really encourage people to go further afield," said Dan Paleczny, a director with Environment Yukon.
After recent bear attacks on humans in southern Alberta, one Calgary outdoor equipment retailer is struggling to keep bear spray on the shelves. "We were out for a couple of hours on Wednesday night," Michael Heuchert of MEC Calgary tells CBC News. Last week a couple was attacked by a grizzly bear near Ghost River in the Waiparous area.
Recreational boaters across Canada will be taking to the water to have some summer fun this long holiday weekend. Current legislation requires recreational boaters to have one life-jacket or personal flotation device (PFD) on board for every person.
Friday morning, Mayor John Tory and representatives of the Toronto Police Force held a celebration at police headquarters: the 25th annual launch party for the police float in the parade. Tory cracked jokes about needing help with his dance moves, and police representatives described the significance of this tradition to the force. Pascale Diverlus, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, is excited about the festival as well. "I think it's an amazing opportunity to draw our culture here, to experience a little bit of home here.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, a non-profit group dedicated to keeping Lake Ontario and other nearby waterways clean, operates the Swim Guide — a website and mobile app that lists four beaches nearest you, as well as four alternatives that are trending online, and whether the water at each beach is fit for swimming. "People were always asking us if the beaches are safe and we found it's hard to find because you have to check every public health website," said Lake Ontario Waterkeeper's outreach coordinator Chloe Cross. The group launched the website and app in 2011, but it originally offered only basic information about water quality at about a thousand beaches in Toronto and around the Great Lakes.
Robert Squires is a man on a mission. Since moving to Conception Bay South last year from Ontario, he's begun an usual hobby: he's the broom man of Fowler's Road. If you've driven that stretch of road in Chamberlains lately you probably saw him — broom in hand, another strapped to his back — sweeping.
Visitors to the mountain parks west of Calgary face multiple trail closures this long weekend as a bumper berry crop continues to attract bears.
Summer camps are a way to keep children busy during the summer, but for Syrian refugee children, they're a way to learn English and to become accustomed to Canadian ways. Reach Edmonton, a non-profit group, is funding the camps out of a $244,000 grant from the federal government to help integrate Syrian refugees. Syrian children are placed into nine separate camps which focused on areas including academics, arts and sports.
Getting around this Natal Day weekend in Halifax could be a bit trickier than usual, as the Macdonald Bridge will be closed. According to the bridge commission's website, the bridge will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Natal Day — Aug. 1. People hoping to take in the Natal Day fireworks at Alderney Landing on Sunday will have to take a different route.