A British Airways A380 aircraft on its way from San Francisco to London made an emergency landing in Vancouver late Monday after crew members became unwell, sending 25 to hospital. Flight BA286, carrying about 400 passengers, was surrounded by emergency vehicles shortly after it touched down at Vancouver International Airport around 11:30 p.m. PT. It appears all of those hospitalized were cabin crew.
Health officials on P.E.I. are frustrated by the number of people not showing up for their MRI appointments. On average three people a week fail to show up for their MRI appointments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. "It's a limited resource and we don't like to see any appointment times wasted," said Gailyne MacPherson, the provincial director of diagnostic imaging.
A Saskatoon judge has found Kellie Johnson not criminally responsible for the death of her five-year-old son in 2014. On Tuesday, Judge Neil Gabrielson told the court Johnson suffered from schizophrenia and she was hallucinating when the incident happened.
These are the world’s most lawless countries, according to the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law index. The index judges how the rule of law is experienced by members of the public in everyday situations in 113 countries and jurisdictions. It measures a number of indicators, including constraints on government power, levels of corruption, security, open government and criminal justice, to consider how laws are used and enforced. The WJP uses the testimonies of local residents and legal experts to compile their data - the aim being to accurately collate the experiences of the general population, including marginalised groups. Denmark was found to be the most lawful country, demonstrating the strongest adherence to the rule of law, and the UK was tenth. In the most lawless countries, the report found that criminal activity goes unchecked, laws are not applied equally, corruption is apparent, and foreign investment does not reach the people who needed it. These are the ten countries where the rule of law was applied the least effectively.
New York officials are trying to get a German diplomat's immunity waived to prosecute him on charges of hitting his wife in the face, and the U.S. State Department said Monday it had gotten involved in the matter. In Berlin, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer declined to comment on the allegations and said he wasn't aware of any request to lift Haubrichs' immunity. Germany's Permanent Mission to the U.N. referred questions about the matter to the Foreign Ministry, and no telephone number could immediately be found for Haubrichs' Manhattan apartment.
Spare a thought for Donald Trump — Hillary Clinton barely did as she began a visit today to America's biggest swing state. Increasing Democratic confidence about winning the White House has prompted a late-campaign recalibration as the party shifts its sights toward the new target of winning back power in Congress. Clinton spent the first five minutes of a Florida speech lacing into Republican senator Marco Rubio, urging her college audience to instead elect Democrat challenger Patrick Murphy.
WOODSTOCK, Ont. — Members of a southwestern Ontario community that is no stranger to tragedy expressed shock and outrage Tuesday after learning that a local nurse was accused of killing eight seniors in her care by using drugs.
Alberta's justice minister says marijuana has not been a "cash cow" for Colorado, but neither has it led to widespread criminal activity. Kathleen Ganley travelled to Colorado late last week to talk to U.S. officials about how they dealt with the legalization of marijuana in their state. The priority for Alberta, Ganley says, is to get a regulatory framework in place to ensure that pot stays out of the hands of children, and that provincial roadways remain safe from impaired drivers.
Premier Stephen McNeil acknowledged frustration Tuesday that his government has so far failed to reach a deal acceptable to Nova Scotia teachers and made a direct appeal to them. It's the most direct and impassioned appeal the premier has made to teachers in these failed negotiations. On Tuesday, Nova Scotia's approximately 9,300 public school teachers are voting on whether to grant their union a strike mandate.
A motorist who veered off Memorial Drive east of downtown and struck a large tree has died from his injuries, police say. The Volkswagen sedan appeared to be travelling normally in an eastbound lane when, according to witnesses, the driver suddenly went off the road near the Bridgeland-Memorial C-Train station, said Det. The man, believed to be in his 70s, had to be extracted from the vehicle, which hit the tree with such force that the tree toppled on top of the car.
As the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, Stephanie Beardy fears the worst.
After hearing victim statements and psychological reports, the first sentencing hearing for Justin Hudson wrapped up Tuesday with another scheduled for December. Hudson would be eligible for parole in seven years, and has been in custody for two years already. In December 2015, Hudson pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault — one against the girl and one against a woman who was 23 at the time.
Conservative Glen Motz, a retired Medicine Hat police officer, cruised to an easy victory as votes were counted Monday night. With more two-thirds of the polls reporting and Motz with more 68 per cent of the votes at around 10 p.m., Liberal candidate Stan Sakamoto offered his congratulations in person at Motz's campaign headquarters. The byelection was called after MP Jim Hillyer died of a heart attack earlier this year in his Parliament Hill office.
Reena Virk's grandfather Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard. "I hope she tries to get better and tries to be a better mother and live her life," said Pallan from his home in Victoria. "I wish her well. The court heard how Virk was swarmed by several girls after trying to join a group of teenagers who had gathered under a Victoria-area bridge to drink and smoke pot.
A cafeteria run by the Saskatchewan government that lost more than $100,000 last year is being shut down. Nov. 4 will be the last day for the Prairie View cafeteria at the T.C. Douglas Building in Wascana Centre. "The cafeteria had been operating at a loss," Troy Smith, the executive director of corporate services with the central services ministry, said in an interview.
A large number of out-of-work Muskrat Falls employees have flown out of Happy Valley-Goose Bay since Saturday when a group of protesters walked onto the main site and began inhabiting some of the project's living quarters. Neither Astaldi nor Nalcor have confirmed the exact amount, but workers have told CBC news at least 1400 people have been sent home. "It's frustrating, I guess," Dean Pittman told CBC's Labrador Morning while waiting for a flight home to the Northern Peninsula.
Mon, Oct 24: Toronto City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti attached a photo of himself giving the middle finger in response to a proposed roof tax on Monday. The photo, titled “TAX THIS,” was sent by Mammoliti to the media with a press release that said Toronto taxpayers who own properties with roofs will pay more taxes under a new proposal by Toronto Mayor John Tory.
A malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of a 23-year-old woman who fell out of a party bus in January, but Vancouver police will not recommend criminal charges in the case. Police said Chelsea James lost her balance as the bus was making a left turn just before 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 9. James, an educational assistant from Langley, B.C., was hit by the bus and pronounced dead at the scene.
Some people in a small Saskatchewan community say they are disgusted and disappointed after a beaver was beaten to death with a chair. Residents say surveillance video from a bakery in Wolesley showed four men leaving a bar on Friday and going after the rodent. Resident Joselyn Linnell says the beaver had been hanging out around the village for about a year.
A Grade 8 student stunned a gathering of national aboriginal leaders and the federal indigenous affairs minister Monday by saying he volunteered to become his school's indigenous language teacher after one too many berry-picking field trips. Tim Masso, 13, said he asked school officials if he could help teach the indigenous studies course at Ucluelet Secondary School on British Columbia's west coast even though he is still learning the Nuu-chah-nulth language. Masso said he has designed flash cards so he and his class of 23 students in grades 8 to 10 can learn the indigenous language.
The rising costs associated with keeping the Winnipeg Police Pension Plan afloat have forced the city to approach its police unions about changing it. Since the economic recession of 2008, years of low interest rates have made it difficult for many employers to meet the solvency commitments of their pension plans. The City of Winnipeg has experienced particular difficulty meeting the demands of its police pension plan.
Police allege a former registered nurse killed eight residents of nursing homes in London and Woodstock, Ontario, between 2007 and 2014. Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer faces eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths.
The afternoon Colten Boushie was killed, police say Gerald Stanley was at home with his son Sheldon when the two heard an SUV drive into his Saskatchewan farmyard. Sheldon Stanley said he heard the family's quad start up. None of the information has been tested in court and Gerald Stanley, who has been charged with second-degree murder, has pleaded not guilty.
In two Toronto apartment buildings, the security situation has deteriorated to the point where homeless people have been able to take up residence in basement bathrooms and laundry rooms. Residents at the Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue-area apartment towers say the problems began when management, Starlight Investments, got rid of their human security guards in favour of a video camera-based security system around two years ago. Since then, the residents say, their buildings have become such easy marks that people can infiltrate shared spaces like laundry rooms.
Memorial University of Newfoundland has launched an awareness campaign to help protect its data from hackers after malicious software infected at least two computers. The university's top information technology professional says in both cases malware known as ransomware was downloaded and data was encrypted and locked. "Ransomware is essentially what it sounds like.