Rihanna is certainly used to stopping the show, whether as a performer or as a fashion figure whose daring choices can make headlines. In an interview before her show in a dark, mirrored, forest-like setting filled with stage smoke, Rihanna spoke about what motivates her to design. "Fashion to8 minutes agoThe Canadian Press
An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing. Joyce Hardin Garrard, 50, died five days after being stricken at the state's women's prison, prison spokesman Bob Horton said. The cause of death wasn't immediately available, but defence attorney Dani Bone said Garrard apparently suffered a heart attack Sunday minutes after visiting relatives at the state women's prison.
A Winnipeg woman who developed a life-threatening infection after a pedicure wants Manitoba to toughen up its regulation of spas and salons. In July 2014, Lisa Cefali got a pedicure at a Winnipeg salon before she was supposed to leave on a dream vacation to Europe with her sons. A week later, her leg became so badly infected paramedics transported her to hospital from the Toronto airport moments before she was to board a flight to Italy. Cefali was admitted to hospital with a severe staphylococcal infection. Cefali's lawyers agreed to the interview with the CBC I-Team under the condition CBC not name the business as the matter is currently being negotiated with the spa's insurance companies.
Rob Comeau had been trying to get rid of his 2012 Nissan on Craigslist for over a year. The typical ad on the site didn’t seem to be working, so he wrangled a few co-workers from his job at Know Hau Media to film a spoof highlighting the used car’s features. “Honestly he’d been complaining about the car for quite a while now,” Lucy Martin, who handles Know Hau Media’s strategy, told CBC News.
When Nancy Hebert's phone kept shutting off randomly, that was only the beginning of her frustration. Canadians pay some of the highest rates in the world for cellphone service, and all three major companies have raised their rates this year. In fact, frustration with customer service has spawned its own industry, companies that will call cellphone providers to handle problems with service and billing on your behalf.
RCMP on P.E.I. say the role of auxiliary constables is undergoing a major change across the country — they're no longer allowed to ride along on patrol and will not be given firearms training. The auxiliary officer program was introduced in Canada in 1963 to enhance community policing and crime prevention. The decision comes after an RCMP review following the fatal shootings of Cpl.
Police announced that a suicide note was found at the shooting scene near the cafeteria area of Independence High School in Glendale. "Information gathered by detectives reveal the two girls were very close friends, appeared to also be in a relationship," Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said in a statement Friday afternoon. Cheryl Rice said she went to a store after a friend called about the shooting and asked about Rice's 15-year-old daughter.
Fri, Feb 12: Ken Rabb from the Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre joins Global Calgary with details on an increased interest in PSA tests in Calgary since WWE legend Bret Hart went public with his prostate cancer diagnosis.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will take another shot at a seat on the UN Security Council, a move experts say is difficult but needed if Canada wants to re-assert its place in the international system. The last attempt by the Canadian government to join the UN’s top body ended in defeat in 2010 as the country lost out to Portugal for a two-year term on the council. John Trent, who heads University of Ottawa’s political science department, said in an email that despite a shifting international order, a seat on the security council is a great way for Canada to make its mark on the world stage.
Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine's Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago's most infamous gangland killing. The reports were recently unearthed with inquest transcripts from a warehouse after eight decades, and the Cook County medical examiner's office is now considering how best to preserve and display them. Executive officer James Sledge, a local history fan and a Chicago native, said he felt a chill down his back when he first read the documents outlining the attack at a Lincoln Park garage that left seven men dead and more than 160 machine-gun casings littering the scene.
A Winnipeg community centre is apologizing to a mother after her teenage son was called a "stupid f---ing Indian" by an employee while waiting for a ride after school. Lisa Harper says her 14-year-old son was with his friends just after 3 p.m. Thursday on the field outside Champlain Community Centre, which backs onto the school he attends, when a worker yelled at them to get off the grounds.
The Calgary Humane Society is looking for the owner of a brown-and-white female dog that was running loose in Abbeydale and is in need of surgery to remove several large growths from its hind end. - A photo of the dog's growths is below. "The condition of this dog is concerning," Brad Nichols, the humane society's senior manager of animal cruelty investigations, said in a release.
A seven-year-old boy is being called a hero after he held onto a classmate dangling from a ski lift at a hill north of Toronto until rescue workers arrived with a net below. Durham Regional Police Sgt. Bill Calder said the boy's classmate lost a ski while on a chairlift at Lakeridge Ski Resort in Uxbridge, Ont., around noon Thursday and the boy slipped off the chair when he turned around to look for it. The boy then dropped about 10 metres to four ski resort staff members who had rushed out after noticing the problems, said John Tustian, the director of outside operations at Lakeridge.
Finding love may not be easy, but for Winnipeg's Tomas and Cari Yudai, it wasn't exactly complicated. "When I was calling people, I wasn't looking for someone to get married," Tomas told CBC News, remembering the day he met Cari. Tomas had moved to the Manitoba capital a week earlier, and after growing up in the Philippines and getting a second degree in California, it was the first time he had ever seen snow.
A convicted Quebec pedophile who served prison time for sexually assaulting his own daughter for many years was arrested this week on suspicion of attempting to lure a minor. Renald Cote was detained briefly Thursday and released after signing a peace bond, Magog police said Friday. Lt. Sylvain Guay said Cote, 64, allegedly offered candy to a nine-year-old girl on Jan. 7 in front of his home and invited her inside.
Four years ago, through the ashes of a horrible attempted murder case where her ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times, Melissa Dohme met Cameron Hill. “I think that’s fate,” Dohme said. Ten months later the two met again when Dohme decided it was time to tell her story and Hill was in the crowd.
Actor George Clooney and his lawyer wife Amal had a private meeting Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Syria and Europe's efforts to help refugees. The Clooneys were accompanied by David Miliband, the former British foreign secretary who now heads the aid group International Rescue Committee. "We (...) talked about the responsibilities of all states, not just European states but states around the world to deal with what is a global problem, not just a Syrian problem or a German issue," Miliband told The Associated Press after the 40-minute meeting at Merkel's office.
"I didn't mean for it to happen," Tammy Goforth sobbed in the courtroom where sentencing submissions were made. Goforth, who was convicted of second-degree murder, stood in the prisoner's box next to her husband. Kevin Goforth was convicted of manslaughter.
Keith Deveau says it appeared the dog broke through the ice but she refused to budge when he and his partner tried to coax her out with food. The dog wasn't happy to see the rescuers, either. Police took the dog to a clinic for examination and say the dog has arthritis.
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A foster mother fighting to adopt a Metis toddler she has raised since birth says she's outraged that British Columbia's Children's Ministry has barred the girl from attending a cultural event in her honour. The Vancouver Island woman, who cannot be identified, said the ministry has told her the girl will not be allowed to attend a fundraiser and potluck hosted by the B.C. Metis Federation on Saturday. The ministry is fighting the adoption because it plans to move her to Ontario to live with her older siblings, who she has never met.
On the heels of hundreds of overdose deaths related to fentanyl, authorities are now warning the public about a new and extremely lethal drug that's hit the streets in Western Canada. W-18 is a synthetic opioid 10,000 more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl. Late last month, police in Calgary put out a warning after tests found W-18 in three pills seized in a drug bust.
Several BC MPs are calling on the federal government to ease restrictions on the English or French language proficiency test new immigrants must pass in order to become Canadian citizens. The Conservative government passed Bill C-24 or the Strengthening of Canadian Citizenship Act in 2014, making the language test more difficult. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to repeal the bill, which also allows the government to strip Canadian citizenship from dual citizens who are convicted of terrorism-related offences.
Knowing how tough university exams can be, one statistics professor decided to lighten the mood by adding some original bonus questions to his tests.
Fri, Feb 12: Ontarians are expected to get a big blast of winter this weekend. Meteorologist Ross Hull explains how long the system will hang around.
A Quebec man sentenced to life for fatally stabbing his two young children is seeking permission to appeal the minimum length of time he must serve before he can make a request to be released. Guy Turcotte's lawyers filed a motion before the Quebec Court of Appeal on Friday, hoping to challenge the trial judge's ruling he must spend at least 17 years behind bars before being able to apply for parole. In mid-January, Quebec Superior Court Justice Andre Vincent ruled that Turcotte, 43, must serve at least 17 years before he can apply to be released.
A property owner in Dartmouth has learned the hard way to be very clear about what kind of coverage insurance provides after furnace oil spills. The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision that found Portage La Prairie Mutual Insurance did not break its contract by refusing to pay for soil remediation after a furnace leaked onto a rental property owned by Garden View Restaurant Ltd. in Dartmouth. "There's really nothing more I can do," said Greg Fong, who owns Garden View Restaurant.
The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defence in a move that has worried China and Russia. The new tough stance follows South Korea's decision to shut down an inter-Korean factory park that had been the rival Koreas' last major symbol of co-operation, but that Seoul said had been used by North Korea to fund its nuclear and missile programs. North Korea responded by deporting South Korean citizens, seizing South Korean assets and vowing to militarize the park.
Halifax's newest arrivals of Syrian refugees are a family of six redirected here because two of their children need specialized medical treatment at the IWK Health Centre. "For what this family's endured and the arduous journey they had to make from Syria to Turkey, you know, we can't say no," said Ben John, one of the board members of the BLT group. John was among about 20 people who showed up Thursday at Halifax Stanfield Airport with balloons, toys and handwritten signs for the Alis.
After being appointed to the bench in mid-December, former Crown attorney Kael McKenzie officially took his seat in the Manitoba court Friday. McKenzie was praised for his involvement in the legal community before saying a few words himself. "I'm just so grateful for the faith that's been bestowed upon me," McKenzie said.
Lenore Matusiewicz, 69, learned her fate while lying in a bed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. A federal judge scheduled the emergency sentencing after attorneys agreed it needed to take place in the hospital to ensure that Matusiewicz receives essential medical care. David, his mother, and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, were convicted of conspiracy and cyberstalking resulting in the 2013 death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford.
Travis Porteous is dead after he fatally shot a municipal councillor and seriously injured his former partner before turning the gun on himself, a source told CBC News. Porteous, 33, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the shooting inside the councillor's mansion in the eastern Ontario community of Mississippi Mills, southwest of Ottawa, provincial police said. Sarah Cameron, a 28-year-old mother of two who had been involved with Porteous, also suffered life-threatening injuries but was in stable condition Friday morning, the Ottawa Hospital confirmed.
European scientists said Friday that they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago. The German Aerospace Center, or DLR, said it last made contact with the lander July 9, but efforts since then have failed. Conditions on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have become so cold — falling below minus 180 degrees Celsius (minus 292 Fahrenheit) at night — that the washing-machine-sized probe couldn't function.
When Lusia Dion received a call from a Waterloo Regional Police officer this week telling her Edgar Latulip had been found after nearly 30 years, she was shocked and thrilled to hear the news. The Ottawa woman does not know Latulip or any of his family members.
Edmonton transit riders are enduring long waits for buses that don't show up on time, and it's getting worse every year, according to the city auditor. In his report to council, auditor David Wuin said the reliability of the transit system has been dropping steadily since 2012.
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million investment in U.S. ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL]. "We believe that Uber's highly talented management team possesses the necessary vision and skills to build the company into one of the world's preeminent technology businesses," Fridman, who is the chairman of LetterOne, said. In January, Russian media reported that another Russian tycoon, Alisher Usmanov, had invested several tens of millions of dollars in Uber in the summer of 2015.
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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - A Japanese musician who flew to Trinidad to participate in a well-known steel percussion competition was strangled to death during the island's annual Carnival celebration, authorities said Friday. An autopsy concluded that Asami Nagakiya, whose body was found Wednesday in a Port-of-Spain park, had been manually strangled. Japanese Embassy spokesman Shoichi Ueda said in a phone interview Friday that Nagakiya was in her 30s and her family lives in Japan.
The entire back end of the building, housing the ice surface, needed to be replaced. The original building was 40 years old, but luckily not one was in it when the roof caved in, and no part of the ice surface was damaged.
Parks Canada can consider new developments in national parks even if they go against management plans, the Federal Court has ruled. "I see no reason in law or logic why Parks Canada cannot invite Maligne Tours to proceed with Phase 2 of the concept review," wrote Justice James Russell in his decision, released earlier this week. In 2014, Jasper National Park management decided it would allow the company to move forward with a proposal for 15 overnight tent cabins at the much-loved lake.
Once the most celebrated woman artist in Europe in her time, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun's reputation gradually faded from the history of art. Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) Woman Artist in Revolutionary France was originally mounted in the Grande Palais in Paris — now it is set to open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, on Monday, Feb. 15. Following that, it will move to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in June.
People are throwing around the word violin prodigy when it comes to Alison Enriquez. The young Cuban violinist will soon call Nova Scotia home and she hopes the province's finest violin teachers can help her continue to grow as a musician. Enriquez performed in the gym at Armbrae Academy in Halifax Thursday night at an event to help fundraise money for her education fund.
Elections Manitoba is taking a closer look at its employee screening process after a registered sex offender was hired as a door-to-door enumerator, but not everyone is happy with the organization's proposed changes. The organization confirmed Thursday it had fired an employee after learning one of it's enumerators is a registered sex offender. One of the group members reached out to tell her she recognized one of the workers in the neighbourhood as a sex offender.
From airlines to beer-makers to wireless providers, withering crude prices have been a drag on businesses seemingly far removed from the oilpatch. "Sometimes — outside of Alberta, particularly — there's some skepticism or even some derision against the petroleum sector," said Todd Hirsch, chief economist at ATB Financial. WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA), based in Calgary, is shuffling around its schedules to reflect lower demand for flights to and from energy-focused destinations in Western Canada.
Texas became the first state Friday to call for banning bite mark analysis in criminal cases, dealing a major credibility blow to a technique that critics rebuke as junk science and will now likely encounter greater skepticism in courtrooms across the U.S. Although the Texas Forensic Science Commission doesn't have the power to enforce an outright ban, its recommendation for a moratorium on bite mark evidence is expected to weigh heavily on the minds of judges statewide and beyond. At least two dozen men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite marks have been exonerated nationwide since 2000.
Quebec's finance minister has softened his tone with regard to the role his government will play if and when marijuana is legalized and regulated by Ottawa. Carlos Leitao said Thursday that Quebec wanted nothing to do with selling marijuana and that Ottawa "should figure out on its own" how to eventually distribute pot on Quebec territory. "The choice regarding means of distributing (marijuana) in Quebec is a debate that is very premature," he said.
Homeless shelters are gearing up for an influx of visitors this weekend as temperatures are expected to drop considerably over the weekend. Snow and winds will continue to whip through the Windsor area overnight Friday with temperatures expected to fall to -18 C. But the wind chill could make that feel like -25, according to Environment Canada. Extra mattresses and space will be made at the Salvation Army shelter in the downtown, making room for up to 40 people.
The sale of a group of fishing lodges on Vancouver Island will mark the end of an era in Ucluelet's harbour. The community has been told arrangements are being made to remove the 1930s-era Canadian Princess ship, said Ucluelet Mayor Dianne St. Jacques. "It will be a real change in our landscape to not have her there," said St. Jacques.
Thu, Feb 11: It was a violent kidnapping that we are only learning about now. And one of the suspects is missing in action, and could be hiding out in the lower mainland. Kristen Robinson explains.
Starting in 1967, at least a couple generations of us grew up watching Buck Shot (Ron Barge) and his sidekick, Benny the Bear, on TV. Saturday morning just wasn't complete without tuning into the songs, the puppets, the will-I-make-it-this-time? - As part of our Calgary at a Crossroads series we asked Ron Barge to show us the places around Calgary that matter the most to him. Buck Shot went off the air back in 1997.
When the Royal Canadian Navy's East Coast fleet goes to sea for exercises later this month, it will be accompanied by a Spanish navy supply vessel. SPS Patino sailed into Halifax harbour on Friday to fill the hole left last year when the last of the RCN's supply vessels was taken out of service. SPS is the abbreviation for Spanish naval ship.
There's no way to find more savings in Newfoundland and Labrador's education sector, according to the president of the Federation of School Councils, even after the group was asked by the minister of Education to do so. The Liberal government has asked all departments and agencies to come up with a 30 per cent savings via budget cuts. Whittle said the previous cuts have resulted in a education system that doesn't have enough guidance counsellors, mental health specialists and other support staff.
Nunavut remains the territory with the highest infant mortality and the youngest mothers, according to 2012 data released by Statistics Canada this week.
The Airdrie Food Bank says it saw a record number of people coming to them for help last year, and many believe that's linked to the downturn in the oil patch. There was a 77 per cent increase in clients during the last half of 2015, according to food bank general manager Quinn Donaldson.
Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary. Volkswagen AG is recalling about 850,000 Audi and VW vehicles in the U.S. from model years 2006 to 2014.
A man was taken to hospital in critical condition after suffering burns to about half of his body during a fire on Gilmour Street on Thursday night, paramedics say. The fire broke out in a fifth floor unit at 379 Gilmour St., a seven-storey apartment building between Bank and O'Connor streets, at about 10 p.m. Thursday. Paramedics took over care of the patient and took him to hospital in critical condition.
An online petition asking the STM to lift its age limit on student rates is gaining momentum. The petition has more than 13,000 signatures on it. The reduced rate for a monthly student pass is $49 for people 25 and under compared to $82 for a regular monthly pass.
Fri, Feb 12: The Natural Resources Minister says he'd consider a proposal to help job creation in energy-producing provinces. As Gary Bobrovitz reports, it could help boost jobs and clean up the environment.
President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others. Obama, in California this week for a fundraising swing, is to make the announcement Friday. In all, he will name three specific regions national monuments — Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains (both in the Mojave Desert) and Sand to Snow in the Sonoran Desert.
By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyber attack on Ukraine's power grid in December, Ukraine's energy ministry said on Friday. The incident was widely seen as the first known power outage caused by a cyber attack, and has prompted fears both within Ukraine and outside that other critical infrastructure could be vulnerable. The ministry, saying it had completed an investigation into the incident, did not accuse the Russian government directly of involvement in the attack, which knocked out electricity supplies to tens of thousands of customers in central and western Ukraine and prompted Kiev to review its cyber defenses.
The Ontario SPCA is seeking court approval to euthanize 21 dogs seized after an alleged dog fighting operation was broken up last year, said Brad Dewar, an inspector with the SPCA. "This is only the second time I've had to request an application like this," he said. A total of 31 dogs were seized from the alleged dog fighting operation in Tilbury East Township that led to dozens of charges against four individuals.
Organizers of a sleepover event that pampers Winnipeg sex trade workers for a night are looking for donations and volunteers. Safe Night Off Winnipeg streets (S.N.O.W. night) will allow women, including transgender women, to escape the streets for a night filled with movies, haircuts, hairstyling, makeup, food, movies, crafts, photos, gift bags and door prizes on Feb. 18.
A Charlottetown man who uses a prosthetic leg wants the city to step up its efforts snow-clearing efforts after storms.