As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes. A day after the deadly quake killed 250 people, a 4.3 magnitude aftershock sent up plumes of thick grey dust in the hard-hit town of Amatrice. Firefighters and rescue crews using sniffer dogs worked in teams around the hard-hit areas in central Italy, pulling chunks of cement, rock and metal from mounds of rubble where homes once stood.
"I was shocked," Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask., said when she learned she was the winner of a recent $60-million lottery draw. Neville is a village of about 80 residents, about 50 kilometres south of Swift Current. Wernicke bought a $5 quick pick ticket from a Swift Current drug store.
Police say they've tracked down the phone and two girls they believe are responsible for making 60 fake calls to 911 over four weeks this summer.
“I just want to see them together,” said the couple’s granddaughter Ashley Bartyik. Wolf, 83, and Anita, 81, are in separate care facilities in Surrey, B.C., and even though the regional health authority says it’s working to reunite the couple, their families fear time is running out. Wolf has dementia and has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
Now FDA-approved, the process of genetically engineered mosquitoes who mate with wild mosquitoes in order to produce offspring that die before they mate is being considered by mosquito officials in the Florida Keys. (Aug. 23)
John Neville breaks down when he's asked if he can forgive the man charged with setting fire to his house. John Henoche, 30, has been charged with arson, breaking and entering, and breaches of probation.
A thought-provoking photography competition has seen homeless Londoners capture their unique perspectives of the city. MyLondon Photography Competition 2016 is run by the charity Cafe Art, which uses art to connect homeless people to their communities. The charity gave a disposable camera to 200 homeless people, who were given the task of picturing the city as they experience it – the results were a joyful depiction of the capital’s people, buildings and quirks.
A family is suing the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority after they say their baby experienced a traumatic birth resulting in lifelong effects. In a statement of claim filed at Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench last week, the family said the health region didn't have experienced staff or necessary equipment when the baby was born. The family alleges that left the newborn with inadequate oxygen and a spinal cord injury, which caused brain damage, a developmental delay and paralysis.
The future of Northlands as an organization is in peril after council released a scathing report on the viability of the not-for-profit's plans for the Coliseum and the surrounding area, says CEO Tim Reid. Reid said he disputes the city's findings, but the decision is ultimately up to city council. "If this is the time and place when the City of Edmonton and the community of Edmonton don't believe that Northlands offers the value that it should, then we really need to consider our future as an organization," Reid said Thursday.
Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election. "I am going to fight to give every Hispanic citizen a much better future, a much better life," Trump told a crowd in Tampa as polls show him trailing in the critical state. Trump dominated presidential campaign coverage for the day as Clinton was fundraising in California.
A transgender woman in Charlottetown has filed a complaint with the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission alleging she was refused service at a local salon because of her transgender status. Kristen McKay says she went into Carrie's Esthetic Salon in downtown Charlottetown on Tuesday afternoon to get her nails and makeup done and for makeup lessons. McKay said a woman at the salon informed her that she didn't do services for men, and when McKay replied that she's not a man but a transgender woman, McKay was still refused service.
A 51-year old Edmonton woman is in hospital for non-life threatening injuries after being mauled by two dogs in north Edmonton. Sam Fyith was sitting in his living room when he heard the woman's screams.
A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday. Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna, 43, was taken into custody Tuesday at his office, and bail was set at $250,000. Jeff Huston, an investigator with the district attorney's office, wrote in the affidavit that the inmate told him that Hanna offered to pay her $60, forced her to strip and sexually assaulted her after taking her to his home in his personal vehicle on Aug. 10.
A teenager from Arnprior, Ont., suffered painful neck injuries after accidentally driving her all-terrain vehicle into a steel cable strung across a private road that she had been using for almost a decade. Taylor Yach, 16, was thrown from her ATV and knocked unconscious after running into the three-metre cable on Saturday near her family's cottage in Ladysmith, Que. She was taken to hospital and her family called police. Yach admitted she was operating her ATV on private property at the time of the collision, but said she had been using the narrow dirt road near Highway 303 since she was a small child to tap maple trees and splash through puddles.
The investigation into Pte. Andrew Fitzgerald's death has ended a day before family and friends remember the 19-year-old at a funeral in Cape Breton. No foul play is suspected, and the investigation has ended, Owen Sound Police Service said in a statement Thursday. Fitzgerald was new to the army, having joined near the end of January, according to his obituary.
With Alberta mired in the steepest economic decline since the early 1980s, two prominent Calgary entrepreneurs say the NDP government deserves a failing grade for its handling of the crisis. On Tuesday, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci delivered a quarterly financial update that forecasts the province's deficit will soar by $527 million to a record $10.9 billion in 2016-17. The Eyeopener asked three Calgary business leaders how they would rate the leadership of Premier Rachel Notley's team — and what they would do differently.
Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the February attack on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk said the evidence was overwhelming and that Blackwell had behaved in a soulless and malicious way. "You had so many outs where the voice of reason could have taken over," the judge told Blackwell, who had faced up to 80 years in prison.
The Labrador retriever mix that killed a smaller dog last week in Linden Woods has also jumped a fence to charge a toddler and another shih tzu, says a neighbour who wants the dog removed from the area. CoCo, the two-year-old dog that killed a shih tzu out for a walk with its owner on Aug. 13, has prompted neighbourhood complaints to Winnipeg's animal services agency before. April Harrison's family had just moved into their home across the back fence from CoCo's owner when the dog came into their yard on June 4, she said.
For the last few weeks, a few thousand Indigenous protesters from across North America have been gathering at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation in North Dakota, including First Nations people from Manitoba. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., heard a request from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to temporarily stop construction of the pipeline near their reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. Kevin Settee, president of the University of Winnipeg Students' Association, travelled to Standing Rock last week, and he hopes the U.S. federal court sides with the reservation.
Six-year-old Ayden Geary was headed home after the fireworks on Canada Day when he got the idea to open his own store. The autistic child was concerned after he realized there were no open signs in many of the shops he passed at night. The hours of operation for Storage Superstore's physical location are being determined.
Toronto police confirm there is a link between the three deaths involving a crossbow in east Toronto and a suspicious package found in the city's downtown. On Thursday afternoon, police said three people are dead, all of whom were found with apparent crossbow injuries, in the Scarborough area of Toronto. "We still have a ways to go," Det. Sgt. Mike Carbone said four hours into the police investigation. The identities of the victims are not being released until next of kin are notified, Carbone said.
Wed, Aug 24: In a 24-hour span, water levels in Edmonton increased by three metres, which has Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency expecting high stream flows further down the river. Flows are expected to start increasing near the Saskatchewan border late Thursday. Ryan Kessler reports.
The first known Canadian case of whirling disease in fish has been found in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park. Parks Canada said access is being restricted to the lake just east of the Banff townsite to prevent spread of the disease, which is not harmful to humans or other mammals, but can have a significant impact on some fish populations. Fishing and recreational activities have been banned.
Tom Gordon is not one of the dozens of people who have overdosed in Vancouver over the past 24 hours, but he's no stranger to the experience. Gordon said he survived a three-day coma after a cocaine and Fentanyl overdose last April. The addict — who joked about having cocaine for breakfast — is convinced opening the supervised injection site 24 hours a day when social assistance cheques are delivered will save lives.
Kevin Ross of LaSalle, Ont., stood calmly on his deck and filmed the very few seconds it took for what appears to be a funnel cloud to form over Windsor, Ont. Further in the background, his kids can be heard screaming for him from the basement as a TV plays eerie music the second the funnel cloud appears on camera. Ross said he didn't capture the apparent tornado that touched down a few blocks away from his LaSalle home just minutes before one formed in neighbouring Windsor.
Michelle Bassett woke up to what she called an "awful" noise on the evening of July 31. "I went down and when I got out to my front step and looked to the left, I saw my dog being attacked. Bassett said neighbourhood dogs — described as pit bulls — had attacked her family's golden retriever.