Some of the misconceptions they say they want to address involve the veil, jihad and the Prophet Muhammad. "The best thing for a person who wants to learn about hijab is to ask the women who are actually wearing the hijab," said imam Ferhad Ghaffar, who is part of the caravan.
Three people have been killed in a crash on Highway 407 near Mississauga Road, Peel paramedics say. OPP Sgt. Vincent Idzenga told reporters that a 1948 Chevrolet was travelling westbound in the far-right lane and "sustained a tire issue ... to the right rear tire and as a result of this mechanical issue the vehicle lost control" and swerved into the inner left lane. The coach bus then "T-boned" the Chevrolet, and "as a result of that impact the [Chevrolet] burst into flames," Idzenga said, adding the car veered into the right ditch and rolled.
The discovery of seven dead geese near a Kingsville bird sanctuary has owners worried the animals are being targeted for trophies. Some of the geese have had their feet ripped off and leg bands removed, explained Mary Baruth, the executive director at Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation. Most of the birds at the sanctuary are tagged with Jack Miner leg bands, which have become a hot commodity with some of the bands selling online for hefty prices.
The owner of a tiny dog has snapped a set of pictures showing how big his diminutive pet thinks she really is. Vivian the dachshund isn’t quite a foot tall but has a larger than life personality belied by her mini stature. And so her owner Mitch Boyer has taken to photoshop. He’s snapped his pooch by famous landmarks including the Brooklyn Bridge and Coney Island, then made her into a giant. The 28-year-old photographer and children’s author is now using the cute dog as inspiration for a new book.
Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:
The WK Gardens was once a popular Chinese restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown that hosted special dinners for notable figures like former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and was visited by stars like actor Gary Cooper and Frank Sinatra. The daughter of the family who ran the restaurant has some of the personalized menus that the WK Gardens created when hosting various dignitaries, as well as vintage and modern menus from other Chinese restaurants. Imogene Lim has shared that collection with the Museum of Vancouver, and it's currently featured in the their latest exhibit All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
Parks Canada has scaled back the "recovery operation" to find an 11-year-old Calgary boy who was swept away in the Yoho River on Friday, while a friend says the family is grateful for the support shown. "At first light on Saturday, Parks Canada continued a ground and aerial search with the support of a Parks Canada Dog handler and continued aerial searches on the Sunday morning," the agency said in a release late Sunday. Friends of the family say Behzad Ahmad had been playing on the edge of the Yoho River when he slipped in.
Environment Canada is looking for photos and eye witness accounts of the "exceptional" storm which ripped through Southern Manitoba last week. Environment Canada has given the tornado a preliminary Enhanced Fujita Scale 1 — or EF 1 — rating but said that additional experts and witnesses are being consulted and the rating might change. The twister finally lifted near Highway 240 around 7:20 p.m., Environment Canada said.
RCMP, EMS and fire crews attended a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle northeast of Calgary Sunday afternoon. A motorcyclist died near the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 566, south of Beiseker. Highway 9 was completely closed between Highway 564 and Highway 566 for several hours while a collision analyst investigated.
Donald Trump's campaign chairman is calling on Hillary Clinton to follow Debbie Wasserman Schultz's lead and drop out of the race over her use of a secret email server. Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as Democratic National Committee chairwoman following the publication of hacked party emails.
Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch told The Associated Press that witnesses said the 21-year-old asylum-seeker, who was known to police, was having an argument with the woman before attacking her about 4:30 p.m. The suspect, whose name was not released, wounded another woman and a man as he fled. The attack comes as Germany is on edge following a rampage at a Munich mall on Friday night by an 18-year-old who suffered psychological problems in which nine people were killed, and an axe attack on a train a week ago that left five wounded in southern Germany, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
The Chicago White Sox were set to wear throwback uniforms. Chris Sale had other ideas. The White Sox suspended their ace five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear.
Sun, Jul 24: The Canadian Union of Public Employees said 61 per cent of employees voted in favour of a mediator’s recommendation to end its labour dispute with Montreal-based Air Transat.
Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behaviour or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families. "Historically those symptoms have been written off as a psychiatric issue, or as just part of aging," said Dr. Zahinoor Ismail of the University of Calgary, who presented the checklist at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto.
Since 1999, Krzysztof Chmielewski has made his way across 49 countries by sticking his thumb out and hitching a ride — now the Polish traveller can cross Yellowknife off his list. Chmielewski says he started by hitchhiking in Poland's neighbouring countries 17 years ago. Now he's doing North America, and committed to going to every province, and most territories, in Canada and every state in the U.S. — otherwise it wouldn't count.
Edmonton police want the public's help to find a person they say fired at officers from a minivan during a high speed chase on Saturday night. Police arrested the men, aged 21 and 27, in a nearby field.
The Ottawa farmers who manage the city's only pick-your-own saskatoon berry patch have decided to call it quits and make this season's harvest their last.
The Amsterdam Tea Room is where to go to sip a Cherry Goddess — tea with elderberry, hibiscus, rose hip and of course, cherries — and observe art while "watching the world go by," according to co-owner, Daniel Card. The space is located at 211 Bannatyne Avenue in Winnipeg's Exchange District. On Sunday, Card stood before the building, instructing passersby how to participate in tea blowing competitions.
As the City of North Battleford introduces water restrictions, the City of Prince Albert is preparing to update the public on its plan to protect the water supply from an oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River.
After seven hours, the group reached their destination and met up with more family members, who then boarded a train to Thompson, Man. It was the cheapest part of the journey, costing each person no more than $40. Then, they were on to their final leg: eight adults and 12 children piled into one mini van and two cars, and drove the 7.5-hour trip from Thompson to Winnipeg. A flight from Arviat to Winnipeg and back can cost up to $2,000 per person on Calm Air, the only airline operating out of the hamlet.
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a shooting left a man dead and a woman seriously injured in Toronto's west end early Sunday. Special Investigations Unit (SIU) spokesman Jason Gennaro told reporters Sunday that the man suffered a "firearm injury" after police arrived in the area of 55 Howard Park Avenue, located in Roncesvalles Village near Bloor and Dundas streets. Gennaro said police received a call about a possible shooting just before 6 a.m. Sunday and found the 30-year-old man and 25-year-old woman near that address.
The owners of a bakery in Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood are giving back to the community in a way that welcomes everyone to stop by their shop, even if passersby aren't buying any baked goods. Business at Boulangerie Guillaume has been booming ever since it expanded on St-Laurent Boulevard a few months ago and moved into a new location. "I have a grocery permit and I can't have more than 12 places to sit," Guilliaume Vaillant said.
The Pokemon Go craze at times appears to be taking over the world, and this Sunday it will take over Nutana Royal Canadian Legion Branch. The legion is hosting a meetup for players of the game looking to catch those elusive monsters with the mobile gaming app.
An office for a Belgian tourism company has opened its doors in Halifax, to entice more Canadians to visit the battlefields of the First World War — and the site of the iconic In Flanders Fields poem. Visit Flanders, a tourism agency in Belgium, has decided to open an office in Halifax, its first in Canada. Consulting firm Group ATN won the contract to do media relations for the Belgian tourist company, to boost promotions for Canadians to make the trek to Europe for the centennial of the First World War.
An East Vancouver man has a mess to clean up after a suspicious fire destroyed a pile of belongings he was keeping outside of his landlord's house. Paul Hughes, a tenant of the house near the intersection of Stainsbury Drive and Victoria Drive, woke up to the smell of smoke after hearing some laughter outside his room just before 4 a.m. Sunday. Hughes rushed outside and discovered that a pile of belongings he had been keeping outside was on fire.