• Family of murdered B.C. girl reacts to news of killer's prison pregnancy

    The grandfather of a teenage girl beaten and drowned on Vancouver Island nearly two decades ago says he wishes his granddaughter's killer well after a news report that she is pregnant in prison. Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard to become a better person. Ellard was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Reena Virk.

    The Canadian Press
  • Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offers to Bautista and Encarnacion

    Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says the team plans to extend qualifying offers to sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. Other notable Blue Jays who could become free agents are Canadian Michael Saunders and relievers Brett Cecil and Joaquin Benoit. The qualifying offer is worth US$17.2 million.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto police receive 911 call from dead phone line

    Anderson explained to the officer that her landline, which she keeps in case of emergencies, was down, knocked out by rain on the previous evening — a problem with her Bell service that she's been dealing with for months. After confirming her story, the officer told Anderson this is a common problem. "It happens all the time when it rains," he said. Bell Canada told CBC News there are intermittent service issues in the Junction area, though it declined an interview about the problems.

  • Judges order 4-year-old boy not to wear girls' clothes in southeastern Alberta city

    Susan Smith says she remembers walking out of the court room in Medicine Hat last December in shock after a judge ordered her four-year-old son not be allowed to wear feminine clothing in public.

  • Figure skater Scott Hamilton diagnosed with 3rd brain tumour

    Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour . People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour . In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.

    The Canadian Press
  • Cargo ship and 22 crew members in limbo in waters near Victoria

    Korea's Hanjin Shipping went in to receivership at the end of August and the 279 metre Hanjin Vienna has been in legal limbo ever since. Both the Hanjin Vienna and the Hanjin Scarlett, which was in Prince Rupert when the financial troubles hit, were placed under arrest last month due to millions of dollars in unpaid bills.

  • Toronto's police chief says grey police cars 'very identifiable'

    There may be new Toronto police cruisers on the streets, but some residents say they can't see them. 

  • Spray that blocks photo radar may be legal to buy, but not to use, police say

    Montreal police have a warning for motorists trying to avoid getting photo radar tickets by hiding their licence plates — they're on to you. In an interview on CBC Montreal's Daybreak, Insp. André Durocher of the Montreal police traffic safety division said PhotoBlocker spray, a clear substance that reflects light, has been around for a while.

  • Human remains found near Red River are 'historic,' police say

    Human remains found in East Selkirk, Man., on the weekend are "historic" and not being investigated as a police matter, RCMP said on Monday. "The RCMP's investigation is now concluded and has been turned over to the Historic Resources Branch of the Province of Manitoba," police wrote in a news release. Human remains were found on the riverbank near the junction of Highway 212 (Ferry Road) and Highway 204 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Anesthesia in Alberta dental offices questioned after girl suffers brain damage

    Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. Last month, a four-year-old Edmonton girl was rushed to hospital after receiving general anesthetic at a downtown dental office. The details of what happened are now under investigation by the Alberta Dental Association and College, which has released no information about the incident itself.

  • Toronto woman wrongly billed for Uber ride in Poland says she feels 'violated'

    A Toronto woman says she feels she was taken for a ride after being billed for an Uber trip ordered on her account that she didn't take — 7,000 kilometres away in Warsaw, Poland. Laura Hesp was at home in her apartment in Toronto on Monday when she says she received a text saying an Uber driver would be there in five minutes to pick her up. Hesp says she thought it was it was a glitch and posted about the ride to the Weird Toronto Facebook group.

  • Ben Johnson scheduled for sentencing Monday

    Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson faces a sentencing hearing Monday morning. Johnson was found guilty last month of sexually assaulting a 16 year-old girl three years ago at a downtown nightclub. "The judge takes into account a number of factors," said Maria Carroccia, the president of the Criminal Lawyers Association of Essex County.

  • Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats

    Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping Democrats seize the Senate and chip away at the Republican-controlled House. The shifting political map has freed Clinton and her well-funded campaign to spend time and money helping other Democrats in competitive races. "We're running a co-ordinated campaign, working hard with gubernatorial, Senate and House candidates," said Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager.

    The Canadian Press
  • Women Defend Wearing Yoga Pants with Parade

    Hundreds of women, girls and other supporters proudly donned their yoga pants Sunday as they peacefully paraded around the Rhode Island neighborhood of a man who derided the attire as tacky and ridiculous in an letter to the editor. (Oct. 24)

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  • Leafs waive veteran Michalek, claim Ben Smith off waivers from Colorado

    The Toronto Maple Leafs placed Milan Michalek on waivers Monday and picked up veteran centre Ben Smith. Michalek was acquired by Toronto last February in the trade which sent Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators. Leafs coach Mike Babcock said Michalek would join the Toronto Marlies (AHL) if he cleared waivers.

    The Canadian Press
  • Charges laid after Regina police track down stolen vehicle suspected in hit and run

    Regina police have charged a man with a number of offences after tracking down a stolen vehicle believed to be involved in a hit and run Sunday morning. 

  • Central Alberta heart attack patients up to 70% more likely to die, doctors warn

    Red Deer doctors are pleading for help, saying people in central Alberta are dying needlessly because they don't have timely access to life-saving procedures. An Alberta Health Services (AHS) document written in December 2014 — and recently obtained by CBC News — examined the need for more cardiac services in central Alberta. It reveals people in that part of the province had a 70 per cent higher death rate after a heart attack than people in Calgary between 2007 and 2010.

  • Police save 5 people from Alberta Avenue fire

    Quick-thinking police officers helped five people escape without injury when fire tore through an Alberta Avenue home Sunday evening. Gwin said she and her colleagues are grateful for the police officers' quick actions. Kudos to the Edmonton police," she said.

  • Tour bus slams into truck on slowed-down highway, killing 13

    A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said. A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on Interstate 10 before the vehicles crashed just north of the desert resort town of Palm Springs, California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele said. It was not known if alcohol, drugs or fatigue played a role in the crash about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, but the bus was inspected in April and had no mechanical issues, Abele said.

    The Canadian Press
  • B.C. woman turns 'second grade' fruit into drinking vinegar

    The end game is simple: justice for second grade produce that doesn't make it onto grocery store shelves. Fruit fanatic Heidi Kuhn saw the horror firsthand when she visited a fruit farm in the Okanagan. Kuhn is one of many people who have taken advantage of the second grade produce.

  • Utah man gets 30 years up to life in basement kidnap case

    A Utah man who pleaded guilty to tying up five people in a basement was sentenced Monday to serve at least 30 years up to life in prison, clearing the way for him to face murder charges in Wyoming. Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, 23, is charged with killing a Salt Lake City train worker on the way to a remote Wyoming hideout with his father. The chain of events in May started when Harrison and his father invited a woman and her four daughters ages 13 to 18 to a barbeque outside Salt Lake City but then tied them up in the basement, police said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dog trapped in well for almost a month showing strong will to live: vet school

    A chocolate Labrador retriever trapped in a well for almost a month is responding to special care from animal medical clinicians and a nutritionist. Seven-year-old Bruno is listed as stable in the intensive care unit at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Dr. Duncan Hockley, director of the school's Veterinary Medical Centre, says Bruno is being provided with the best treatment possible.

    The Canadian Press
  • Historic church at Orwell Corner, P.E.I., gets new lease on life

    The historic 1861 church at Orwell Corner Historic Village is once again open for business, hosting its first concert in almost 50 years. "It's long overdue and it's great that we can start using it," said Jim Culbert.

  • Fredericton's 'sexiest' building still in engineering and design phase

    The president and CEO of Ross Ventures said the building is still in the engineering and design phase and plans haven't been sent to the city's planning and advisory committee for approval. Yerxa said that building will be torn down to make way for the new construction.

  • Saint John man still missing pay after Phoenix fiasco

    A Saint John man is still looking for answers after the Phoenix pay system failure shorted him $800 from his last paycheque. The federal government announced last week it will likely not meet its deadline for resolving pay issues, but Rick Daley says they haven't been in touch with some of the people affected to let them know when they might resolve the issues. Daley is a casual employee with the Canadian Coast Guard.



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