Turkey's military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, Turkey's prime minister's office said. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the operation, which started hours after Turkey indicated it would step up its engagement in Syria, began at 4 a.m. with Turkish artillery launching intense fire on Jarablus from the Turkish town of Karkamis, followed by Turkish warplanes bombing IS targets in the town. The Anadolu Agency said the operation aims to clear Turkey's border of "terror organizations" and increase border security.
Danial Mercer used Google Street View pictures of the area where he got slapped with a photo radar ticket to have his traffic violation thrown out of court. Mercer was driving through the school zone on Harrow Street just north of Warsaw Avenue on April 6, 2015 when a photo enforcement vehicle snapped a photo of him travelling 49km/h in the 30km/h school zone in front of St. Ignatius School. Mercer said he's driven that stretch of Harrow Street often and is aware of the school zone.
Two bombs exploded near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing one employee and wounding 29 people, police and hospital officials said Wednesday. The explosions occurred late Tuesday outside the Southern Hotel in Pattani, one of the biggest towns in a region where Muslim separatists have waged an insurgency since 2004 that has left more than 6,000 people dead. Hospital officials said 29 people were wounded.
The housing market may be slowing in the St. John's region, but there's a refreshing spike in the number of new Canadians who are snapping up homes. Veteran real estate agent and mortgage broker Debbie Hanlon has sold 22 homes to immigrant families in the past 12 months, mostly to newcomers from the Southeast Asian nation of the Philippines. It's a refreshing trend for a province that manages to retain, on average, just 25 per cent of the immigrants and refugees that come to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Tue, Aug 23: Notorious convicted murderer Tyshan Riley was granted a temporary leave from his maximum security prison in Quebec to attend his father’s funeral in Toronto last week. Ashley Carter explains why this permission was granted and how area residents near the funeral home are feeling today.
A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. "The town isn't here anymore," Amatrice mayor Sergio Pirozzi said. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.
The Wilson family is spending each day as if it's the last for three-year-old Tanner. Tanner's mother, Leeanne, still doesn't fully understand the diagnosis her son received just a few weeks ago, but she knows Leigh syndrome is breaking down her son's central nervous system. Leeanne said Tanner had always been a healthy boy, but when he was two, he started going downhill.
A Yellowknife man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after biting off a piece of a woman's lip. Sonny Stanley Keevik was convicted of aggravated assault for the incident. According to court documents, the two were in a relationship and had been drinking the night of Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.
McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness bands that had been given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns to children. The fast-food chain said last week that it would stop distributing the bands in Happy Meals. The company, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, received more than 70 reports of incidents after children wore the bands, including seven reports of blisters, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[A screen shot of NASA satelite imagery shows green waters off Vancouver Island on Aug. 22, 2016. NASA WORLDVIEW]
A retired road engineer from Radium Hot Springs is in trouble for using his saw and wheelbarrow to maintain local national park trails without permission. David Pacey, 69, lives near Kootenay National Park and he is passionate about trails. "There are a number of places where I would literally say it's dangerous," Pacey told CBC.
A casual evening picking berries in Conception Bay South turned into a worrying experience for one man and his family, and now he's spreading the word in the hopes that others can avoid such an encounter. Stephen Lee, his wife and daughter were walking behind their house on Aug. 18, in a wooded area off Garden Road in Seal Cove, when they stumbled upon an abundance of ripe blueberries. "My daughter came over to me around the same time that I had a funny taste in my mouth, my daughter came over and asked me to smell her hand," Lee told CBC Radio's On The Go.
Parents who sit on the playground bench eating chips and texting really aren't encouraging healthy behaviours in their children. Researchers at Public Health Ontario set out to look at the relationship between parental support for their children's physical activity, healthy eating and screen time behaviours and the likelihood that their child was meeting Canadian guidelines for healthy living. "In Canada, more than 30 per cent of children are overweight or obese," Dr. Heather Manson, the agency's chief of health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention, said in a news release.
As the ongoing battle over Fort McMurray's rural-urban divide boils over, the province is being asked to intervene. A coalition of rural stakeholders, upset over what it sees as unequal taxation and poor living conditions, has asked the provincial minister of municipal affairs for a third-party review of the 1995 agreement that formed the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. At a committee meeting Monday, Wood Buffalo councillors voted unanimously to "send an expression of support" for the rural stakeholders in their request to the province.
Two brothers from Dollard-des-Ormeaux charged with immigration fraud, Rajinder and Resham Singh, appeared briefly in a Montreal courtroom Tuesday morning.The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) arrested the two men in May.They're each facing three charges:
Derrick Dearman entered the house in Citronelle before dawn Saturday, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran told The Associated Press. An axe and a gun were used in the killings of each of the five adult victims, police allege in criminal complaints filed Tuesday in Mobile County District Court. On Monday, as Dearman was led to jail in shackles, he professed his love for the estranged girlfriend whose family and friends were massacred and blamed the killings on drugs.
At Canna Mall in Victoria, every store sells only marijuana products — a first of its kind in Canada. The mall markets itself as a one-stop shop for "high" quality weed products and has attracted vendors despite the current lack of regulations in the marijuana industry. The city of Victoria has plans to regulate marijuana dispensaries, while at the federal level, Ottawa is poised to legalize recreational marijuana.
Renaud waited for her parents to come look after their then-two-year-old son, then left to join him. Renaud never would have suspected then that she wouldn't be allowed to give her daughter her father's name because the couple was not married. As is normal procedure, Renaud sent the declaration of birth to the government.
Alberta's already record deficit is projected to grow by more than $500 million, due mainly to the financial impact of the May wildfires in Fort McMurray, according to the province's latest quarterly update.
Scientists are back in touch with a NASA spacecraft that has been silent since October 2014. After 22 months of unanswered calls, the U.S. space agency managed to get in touch using the Deep Space Network, which tracks and communicates with its space missions. Communications with STEREO-B were lost on Oct. 1, 2014, during a test of a system that's triggered when the spacecraft can't communicate with Earth for 72 hours — something that was about to happen at that time due to the relative positions of the sun, the Earth and the satellite.
Officials in Banff National Park say deterring wildlife from becoming conditioned to human food is top of mind, after nine bears had to be killed in the Revelstoke area in a one-week period. A bumper crop of berries has kept bears fed and away from the town of Banff, but park officials say it won't be long before that food source is spent. Town manager Robert Earl estimates Banff issues fewer than six warnings a year to people leaving waste around, but says there is the odd charge.
Tue, Aug 23: Fitness expert Suaad Ghadban talks to Global's Kim Sullivan about some of the latest fitness trends this fall.
When Leonard Bell spotted a heavy police presence accompanying a funeral procession on his way to the hardware store last week, he could never have guessed the officers were guarding the man who nearly killed him 12 years ago. In 2004, Bell was shot nine times by the one-time leader of one of Toronto's most notorious street gangs, the Galloway Boys, and watched his friend, 31-year-old Brenton Charlton, die before his very eyes. Last Thursday, Tyshan Riley was back in Toronto to attend a visitation for his father, something Bell only learned a day after he drove by the funeral procession.
Everyone knows 911 is only for emergencies, but after a Mississauga teen used the number when her parents forced her to go to a cottage over the weekend, it's become clear the word "emergency" means different things to different people. Police in Peel Region say 30 per cent of the 911 calls they've received so far this year haven't been real emergencies. Of the 180,000 calls they've gotten in 2016, many come from pocket dials or kids playing with cell phones, they say.
Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans up and down the ballot. "Typically you see the nominee lift everyone up," said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of Trump's defeated primary rivals. The state features a critical Senate race this year, but Trump has all but ignored the Ohio state party.
An energy bar produced by an Indigenous company is taking the U.S. natural food market by storm, and will soon hit shelves here in Canada. "Nine times out of 10 when [people] put it in their mouth, their eyebrows go up, they get a smile on their face, and they say 'wow,'" said Mark Tilsen, president of Native American Natural Foods, based out of Pine Ridge reservation, South Dakota. The unlikely mixture is inspired by wasna, a Lakota word meaning 'all mixed up.' Tilsen says the acids in the fruit works as a natural preserve for the buffalo meat.