• Costco selling Christmas trees in July has people asking 'Why'?

    A big evergreen tree with shiny lights is probably the last thing you'd expect to see in a store at this time of year, which is why some shoppers were surprised to see Costco has started selling Christmas trees and decorations this week in the barbeque aisle. It's not the first time Costco has pulled out the tinsel and decorations in the summer, but it seems this year the shopping warehouse is trying to ring in the holidays extra early. At the Costco store in Moncton, many wondered just how early is too early.

  • Banff wolves worry officials after train deaths and persistent bad behaviour

    The wolves in Banff National Park are taking a licking. This particular yearling has continued to exhibit "inappropriate behaviour," in its quest to find human food, said Steve Michel, Parks Canada human-wildlife conflict specialist.

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  • Parents leave car running to go to store, thief steals it with little boy inside

    A two-year-old boy who was in a car stolen in Brampton Friday night has been found in a parking lot after his parents left him in the running vehicle, Peel police say.

  • Cottage owner 'last man standing' on road blocked by neighbour

    When Erick Fritsch arrived in Nova Scotia for his annual summer vacation, he was greeted by an unfamiliar sight: a steel gate across the road leading to his cottage, and a sign identifying the route as "Pugsley Logging Road". 

  • Construction worker killed at Children's Hospital of Sask. site identified as young actor

    The man killed in an industrial accident at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site has been identified as a passionate, young actor. A friend has identified Eric Ndayishimiye as the 21-year-old who was pronounced dead at the site Thursday afternoon. Just a few hours before Paula Collins had been messaging Ndayishimiye about a possible project.

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  • 'He was in pain constantly': Sask. inmate dies after suffering for months, say fellow inmates

    An inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert, Sask., died earlier this week after he was found unresponsive in his cell in a medium security unit. Joseph Vincent Manitopyes, 31, was taken to the Victoria Hospital on Tuesday where he was pronounced dead at approximately 10:35 p.m. CST. According to fellow inmate, Henry Le, the 31-year-old had suffered a back injury during a sports game two months prior to his death.

  • Family wins lawsuit over claims school board ignored son's bullying

    An Ottawa teen is sharing his experience of incessant bullying at a local school after his family successfully sued the public school board for failing to take his complaints seriously enough. Winston Karam suffered constant bullying at Broadview Public School during the 2011-12 academic school year — bullying so severe that his parents decided to homeschool the then Grade 7 student and enrol him in self-defence lessons. Karam told CBC News that two other students he'd befriended at the school eventually turned on him, stuffing him into lockers, pushing him into water fountains and hurled racial slurs against him.

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  • Daughter Ivanka Trump raises issues father rarely mentions

    Donald Trump's daughter promised Thursday that her father will fight for equal pay for women and affordable childcare for parents, issues the Republican nominee has rarely if ever addressed on the campaign trail. Ivanka Trump got an enthusiastic welcome at the Republican National Convention. Touting a side of her father rarely seen on the campaign trail, Ivanka Trump cast her father as a leader who would fight to address the student debt problem and would be a champion for equal pay for mothers and single women.

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  • Stolen firearm brought to Wascana Park in Regina leads to arrest

    Police say a man carrying a stolen firearm was arrested in Wascana Park on Friday.

  • Woman and teenage boy from Texas dead after storm in Ontario's Quetico Park

    Ontario Provincial Police say a 39-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy, both from Texas, are dead after a severe storm moved through Quetico Provincial Park in the northwestern part of the province in the early morning hours of July 21. The deceased have been identified as Rorth Lac, 39, from Carrollton, Texas, and Christian James Sanchez, 13, from Lewisville, Texas, police announced in a written release Thursday. Another two people from Texas were also injured in the same incident, said OPP Cst Jim Davis in a CBC News interview Friday.

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  • Strangers doing 'the right thing': GO riders unite to help Syrian family on wrong train

    When Valerie Taylor spotted a family of newcomers looking lost in the hustle and bustle of rush hour at Toronto's Union station on Wednesday, she offered to help them find their train. The heat was blazing, she was tired and looking forward to getting home, when she says she spotted a family of seven with two baby strollers and several heavy bags. To their surprise, strangers began to take notice helped to carry their bags up the stairs and onto the train, some riders even making room to give the family a place to sit, Taylor said.

  • Alberta economy still the best in Canada by some measures

    If it wasn't for the bad news, there wouldn't be much news at all when it comes to Alberta's economy these days. Alberta has been sputtering since the price of oil began to plunge two years ago. Add to that an unemployment rate hovering around 8 per cent and there is no question that Alberta is experiencing tough times.

  • Double shooting downtown leaves 2 men with gunshot wounds

    Gunfire broke out just after midnight Friday on King Street just west of Dufferin, leaving two men injured.

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  • Uncommon signs of Stroke: A Saskatoon woman shares her story to help others

    Fri, Jul 22: Every nine minutes someone in Canada suffers from a stroke, most experience tell-tale signs. One Saskatoon woman says she didn't experience any of the common signs and is sharing her story in the hopes it will help others. Meaghan Craig reports.

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  • Gotta cash in on ’em all: entrepreneurs jump on Pokémon GO trend

    It’s rare to leave the house these days without passing people fixed to their cellphone screens, searching for Pokémon characters. Once they’ve revealed their training schedule and filled out some personal details, trainers are set up on a Pokémon GO date.

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  • Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready

    Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-litre diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter. Limited details of the plan were made public last week at a regional dealer meeting in Newark, New Jersey, by Volkswagen of America Chief Operating Officer Mark McNabb, said two dealers who asked not to be identified because the plan hasn't been made public. If the fixes don't hurt performance and mileage, that could be a big boost for Volkswagen, which last month agreed to spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that its diesels cheated on U.S. emissions tests.

    The Canadian Press
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  • California governor denies parole for Manson follower

    Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again — her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday overturned a parole board recommendation in April that found Van Houten, 66, was no longer the violent woman who helped slaughter a wealthy grocer and his wife. The board noted that during her 46 years in prison, Van Houten completed college degrees, ran self-help groups for other inmates and had a spotless disciplinary record.

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  • Bay Bulls father, 81, sentenced for assaulting children 50 years ago

    A Bay Bulls man who beat his son and burned his daughter more than 50 years ago has been sentenced to 16 months house arrest for what the judge hearing the case called "egregious" offences. Walter Welyhorski, 81, was convicted of three assaults after a trial in March 2016, and sentencing was handed down Friday in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. According to the facts presented during sentencing, Welyhorski assaulted his son three times between October 1964 and July 1971.

  • Munich mall attack: World leaders react to latest mass killing

    Reaction was swift from leaders around the world even though information was scarce and not always definitive after an attack at a Munich shopping mall. Hours later, police said they believed a lone gunman was responsible for killing at least nine others at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall, before turning the gun on himself. Canadian leaders offered condolences and practical information for any Canadians currently in Germany.

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  • Delegates: Clinton VP pick solid, may not help Dem unity

    Delegates to the Democratic National Convention gave mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton's choice for vice-president Friday, saying he will appeal to moderates but also do little to soothe disenchanted Bernie Sanders supporters. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine received praise for his wide-ranging experience, even as many delegates acknowledged that he would not generate the level of enthusiasm or party unity as a progressive or first-ever Latino pick. Sanders delegates in particular hoped for the selection of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who aligns more closely with Sanders on positions such as regulating Wall Street.

    The Canadian Press
  • Senior says hospital sent her home sick in taxi in middle of the night

    Edna Cote, 75, said she called an ambulance late on Saturday, July 9 after she experienced a severe dizzy spell. The ambulance took her to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Cote said she was told she had vertigo, was prescribed medication and then sent home in the middle of the night.

  • Court orders Quebec to continue financing Anticosti operations

    A Quebec Superior Court judge has ordered the provincial government to help oil company Petrolia maintain its operations on Anticosti Island. Petrolia filed the injunction in an attempt to secure money it says was promised as part of a 2014 deal with the Quebec government. It was seeking $7.26 million from Quebec and $5.55 million from Saint-Aubin.

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  • Search for Flight 370 will be suspended, possibly forever

    The more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation's greatest mystery. Some families of the lost plane's 239 passengers and crew were angry over the decision to stop what is already the most expensive search in aviation history, having cost 180 million Australian dollars ($135 million). "In the absence of new evidence, Malaysia, Australia and China have collectively decided to suspend the search upon completion of the 120, 000-square-kilometre (46,300-square-mile) search area," Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said after a meeting with his Australian and Chinese counterparts.

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  • Students behind gender-neutral washroom to be marshals of Halifax Pride parade

    "We don't really call it a gender-neutral bathroom. You could go there even if you're too lazy to go upstairs to the bathroom," GSA member Ella Taylor told CBC's Information Morning. "We wanted to make everyone feel comfortable, including that person," said Haillie Barton, another member of the GSA.



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