It has been predicted by meteorologists and forecasters for months, most of Canada will experience a particularly cold and snowy winter. Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network told Yahoo Canada News there is a big swirl of a polar vortex on its way that is bringing cold temperatures to much of Canada, from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. “The big story is it’s really winter asserting itself for practically the whole nation,” Scott said.Read More »
A Saskatchewan farmer who was acquitted last month in the fatal shooting of a young Indigenous man is to be back in court April 16 to face gun charges. Gerald Stanley was charged in November 2016 with two counts of unsafe storage of firearms and his case was up Monday in a North Battleford, Sask., courtroom. The charges relate to the police investigation that began after Colten Boushie, 22, was shot and killed on Stanley's farm in August 2016.
Doug Ford told a group of nearly 2,000 supporters that he plans to "take back this province" at his first major event since he was made leader of the Progressive Conservative party earlier this month. Addressing a large and enthusiastic crowd at a rally in Toronto on Monday night, Ford said he believes he can build a majority government because Ontario voters are united in their dislike of Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne. Ford positioned his party as one that will attract voters who have previously been loyal Liberal or NDP supporters.
Around this time last year, Jamie-Lee Ball was lying on a stretcher in the hallway of Brampton Civic Hospital's emergency department, waiting to be admitted to the hospital. Ball wound up waiting on a stretcher in the hallway for five days. Ball now has one big question: How, exactly, will the province improve health care down the road?
A 70-year-old man who planned to spend several days 20 metres up a tree at Kinder Morgan's Burnaby, B.C., terminal was one of 15 people arrested Monday. Terry Christenson, a senior from Ontario who described himself as an expert on climbing and using ropes, manufactured a hammock-like perch suspended between trees and planned to eat meal supplements sparingly to make the trip last as long as possible. RCMP said in a release that Christenson's behaviour put himself and officers at risk and he and others were arrested for violating an injunction order keeping them five metres away from Trans Mountain sites.
Given prior experience, the Canadian helicopter contingent bound for Mali will probably face greater danger from the risk of a mechanical failure and crash than it will from a terrorist attack, the chief of the defence staff suggested Monday. It's been said by many people, and I agree, Mali is a dangerous place," Vance said. Four UN peacekeepers have been killed in helicopter crashes, "all of which have been associated with mechanical failure of the helicopters.
At a potentially pivotal moment of diplomacy with North Korea, the Pentagon said Monday that annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises that had been postponed for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will begin April 1. In a brief statement, the Pentagon said Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and his South Korean counterpart, Song Young-moo, agreed to go forward with the manoeuvrs , known as Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, "at a scale similar to" that of previous years. North Korea has been notified of the schedule "as well as the defensive nature" of the exercises, the Pentagon said.
More Republicans are telling President Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. Trump blistered Mueller and his investigation all weekend on Twitter and started in again Monday, questioning the probe's legitimacy with language no recent president has used for a federal inquiry. Mueller is leading a criminal probe into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign had ties to Russia and whether there has been obstruction of justice since then.
The UCP launched a new ad campaign in early January targeting Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan and promising to scrap the carbon tax it imposed. The party also aims to "vigorously oppose the imposition of any federal carbon tax," according to its proposed policies. Kenney wants to get rid of the carbon tax — the thing we all pay at the pumps and on our gas bills.
It was arguably the most dramatic election in the province’s history. Now the details behind the confidence vote that toppled Christy Clark’s Liberal government last June are finally being revealed in a new book co-written by Global News reporter Richard Zussman.
A new study shows more children in the United States are drawing female scientists than ever before, but as they get older they tend to draw more male scientists, meaning they draw what they see. The findings show kids "are in touch with their world" because more women have become scientists in recent decades, said Alice Eagly, psychology professor at Northwestern University and co-author of the research that assessed children's views of scientists. "The fact that children draw fewer women and more men as they get older also shows they're in touch with their world because … as they learn, science tends to be more male dominated," Eagly said.
Antarctica is pretty much the most isolated place on the planet, which is why it's also one of the most fascinating. Homestretch naturalist Brian Keating just returned from a visit and spoke to Terri Campbell about the exciting new discovery of a 1.5-million strong penguin colony on islands so remote, no one realized the animals were there.
(Reuters) - Cloud storage company Dropbox Inc's initial public offering was oversubscribed, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday, indicating healthy demand for the first big tech IPO this year even as tech stocks opened the week on sour note. While investor appetite looked encouraging with three days to go before final pricing, it was not clear if that would be strong enough to lift the deal above of the initial range of $16 to $18 a share that Dropbox set last week. The offering is expected to price Thursday, and the stock will start trading on the Nasdaq on Friday.
A proposed partnership between MusicNL and CBC NL that would let musicians and students at the College of the North Atlantic record in CBC's Studio F has the operators of some private recording studios up in arms. CBC NL held a private event with stakeholders from both organizations to discuss the planned proposal last week in St. John's. The proposal, which has not yet been accepted, would see MusicNL members given access to the recording studio and mixing booth in Studio F, and CNA students enrolled in the sound recording and engineering program given the ability to use the studio to gain hands-on experience.
A woman on Monday said she was a 17-year-old model and aspiring actress when Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at a supposed casting session at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2002. Faviola Dadis was emotional but composed as she spoke at a news conference in Los Angeles, becoming the latest of several women to accuse the action star of sexual misconduct. Dadis spoke at the news conference alongside her attorney, Lisa Bloom, and another woman, Regina Simons, who said Seagal sexually assaulted her in 1995 when she was 18, allegations she previously made on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" in January.
(Reuters) - U.S. movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer will replace its chief executive, Gary Barber, five months after extending his contract for five years and has begun a search for a new CEO, MGM Holdings Inc said on Monday. MGM, which has been exploring its options for some time following its emergence from bankruptcy seven years ago, has formed an office of the CEO to oversee operations and facilitate its strategic initiatives. The members of the temporary office will include former executives from Pixar, CBS, Viacom and Google Ventures.
In a first for Victoria, the city plans to work with a private developer to build a new fire hall and emergency operations centre inside a mixed-use development in the downtown. The partnership would see the developer build a $35.9-million facility for the fire department on the first two floors of a new building planned on Johnson Street, near Cook Street, including space for more than a dozen fire trucks and emergency vehicles. The upper floors of the building would be home to office space or housing.
By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc should be classified as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, a California regulator said on Monday in a proposal that could change how the ride-hailing company is regulated in its home state. A commissioner for the California Public Utilities Commission, who had been tasked with investigating and formulating a proposal on regulating Uber, said in her proposed decision that the San Francisco-based company should be classified as a charter-party carrier, a transportation category known as TCP. The category includes services offering pre-arranged transportation that do not necessarily involve a smartphone app, such as a sightseeing tour, and the services must comply with certain licensing, insurance and inspection requirements.
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected BlackBerry Ltd's request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders by painting a misleadingly positive picture of sales prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. While an earlier version of the case was dismissed in March 2015, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan said the proposed class action can proceed now. The judge also cited a new legal standard adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court that could make it easier for some plaintiffs to show that statements of opinion might be misleading.
Winnipeg Transit should add at least a dozen electric buses as the next step toward electrifying its entire fleet, a joint report from the province and the City of Winnipeg recommends. The report says Winnipeg Transit should deploy between 12 and 20 electric buses — between two and three per cent of its total fleet — rather than purchasing new diesel buses. A deployment on that scale, the report says, would yield enough information to plan for further integration of electric buses into the system, learn about the technology, and identify any risk factors.
Ron Mundi is betting big on downtown Prince George, B.C., investing millions in a pair of hotels — one new, one refurbished — just a few blocks apart in the city's downtown core. While Mundi said he thinks Prince George is a "great community," his decision is based on numbers rather than feelings. Within a few months, another high-profile hotel will open in the downtown core, while two more are being built along highways leading in to the city.
A former deputy chief of the Saint John Police Force is coming out of retirement to serve as the interim chief. Bruce Connell will replace John Bates, the outging chief, on April 1, the Saint John Board of Police Commissioners announced Monday. "We're pleased to welcome Bruce back to the Saint John Police Force family," commission chair Jennifer Carhart said in a statement.
Some Cape Bretoners with large social media followings have been approached to pilot an "influencer" project with Destination Cape Breton. Tulle said her team decided last summer that the focus this year would be on hiking.
The NDP is committing to adding more than 900 surgeries in an effort to cut down wait times. Today's Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave.
Two sixth-graders from Calgary are heading to Seattle to take on big coffee. For their science fair project this winter, 12-year-old Mya Chau and 11-year-old Eve Helman launched a petition to demand Starbucks create a fully recyclable coffee cup. By Monday, their petition had garnered almost 300,000 signatures on Change.org.