• US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

    Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defence in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission, it said.

    The Canadian Press
  • $60M lotto winner is Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask.

    "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.

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  • Psychiatrist diagnosed local optician without meeting him

    A Burlington optician is outraged after discovering a psychiatrist he'd never met wrote a critical two-page psychiatric evaluation about him without ever seeing or talking to him. The optician, Jay Hakim, filed a complaint with the provincial medical regulator, which concluded the psychiatrist's conduct was appropriate. It also parallels issues raised in the United States over whether psychiatrists can ethically provide opinions on the mental health of presidential candidates they've never met.

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  • After 60 fake calls to 911, police arrest 2 girls for mischief

    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.

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  • Baby's brain damage blamed on hospital delivery

    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.

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  • Couple wanted in woman's killing, kids' kidnapping arrested

    A California couple wanted in connection with a woman's killing and the kidnapping of her three children in the Los Angeles area were arrested Thursday in Colorado. Joshua Aaron Robertson, 27, and Brittany Humphrey, 22, were arrested without incident in Pueblo, about 40 miles south of Colorado Springs, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The couple was wanted in connection with the death of Humphrey's half-sister, Kimberly Harvill, whose body was found with multiple gunshot wounds along a road in a remote area of Los Angeles County on Aug. 14.

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  • 'This is the saddest photo I have ever taken,' B.C. woman says of grandparents forced to live apart

    “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.

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  • Worried parents search for daughter, 21, missing in Winnipeg

    The parents of 21-year-old Christine Wood are worried sick after not hearing from their daughter for almost a week. "I'm really worried," said Melinda Wood, Christine's mother. George and Melinda Wood last saw their daughter on Aug. 19 around 9:30 p.m. The couple left their hotel room near Sargent Avenue and Berry Street to run to the store, but when they returned Christine was gone.

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  • Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

    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.

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  • Lane closures planned on Lions Gate Bridge for paving work

    Drivers heading over the Lions Gate Bridge should expect delays this weekend as paving work takes place on the bridge connecting the City of Vancouver to the North Shore. Weather permitting, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has scheduled repaving of the north viaduct portion of the Lions Gate Bridge, Friday and Saturday evening.

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  • Police say crossbow deaths in Scarborough linked to suspicious package downtown

    Toronto police confirm there is a link between the three deaths involving a crossbow in east Toronto and a suspicious package found in the downtown area of the city. Earlier Thursday, police revealed that three people are dead, all of whom were found with apparent crossbow injuries, in the Scarborough area of Toronto on Thursday afternoon.

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  • ATV-riding teen survives close call with cable on west Quebec trail

    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.

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  • 6-year-old boy with autism opens 'Superstore' in West Kelowna

    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.

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  • ‘Degrassi High’ actor, 3 women charged with child exploitation

    Thu, Aug 25: Former Degrassi High actor Jason aka Byrd Dickens and 3 women charged with child exploitation.

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  • Dog mauling sends Edmonton woman to hospital

    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.

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  • Medical marijuana easier to grow at home with new rules

    Despite new federal legislation making it easier for patients to grow marijuana at home, some medical specialists aren't so sure that's a good idea. Dr. Doug Smith, a Fredericton specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, says while he's been prescribing marijuana for almost a decade and seen "quite a few remarkable stories of it being a life-changer," patients who grow their own cannabis might have less control over what they're getting. Previously, patients looking to grow medical marijuana or get someone else to grow it for them could only get seeds and plants from Health Canada.

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  • Dozens of Vancouver overdoses, as 24-hour supervised site opens

    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.

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  • My London - Homeless Photographers Capture The Capital

    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.

    Matilda Long
  • Transgender woman files human rights complaint alleging discrimination at salon

    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.

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  • Dog that killed shih tzu leaped fence to charge toddler months earlier, neighbour says

    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.

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  • Tanmay Bakshi, 12, spent his summer learning from IBM developers, and teaching them, too

    A LinkedIn profile for a Brampton app developer boasts expertise in several programming languages.

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  • Northlands could be facing its final weeks, says CEO Tim Reid

    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.

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  • 3 dead after crossbow incident in east-end Toronto

    Thu, Aug 25: Two men and a woman were killed Thursday afternoon in Scarborough from injuries believed to be from a crossbow. A 35-year-old man is in custody. Ashley Carter reports.

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  • Man who lost house to fire shocked person he knows charged with arson

    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.

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  • B.C. town bylaw creates $10K 'sidewalk to nowhere'

    A 100-metre stretch of concrete on the outskirts of town has residents of Smithers, B.C., scratching their heads. It all started when North Central Plumbing and Heating decided to move to a then-vacant building on the frontage road along Highway 16. The building required substantial renovations, and a Smithers bylaw requires projects over $75,000 to include public infrastructure.

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