Ben Clinton Baker walks his dog along the Oak Bay shorelines fairly regularly. Baker said a biologist told him to take the fish home and put it on ice, in case experts want to preserve the animal for research.
Overshadowed by last week's showdown between the U.S. and North Korea, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued an ominous warning in his address to the United Nations: With hopes running out for an independent Palestinian state, the Palestinian leader said he may have no choice but to seek a single, binational state with Israel. While Abbas appears to be in no hurry to disband his self-rule government, his threat raises an awkward scenario for Israel and the Trump administration that could potentially spell doom for the century-old Zionist enterprise. Abbas was a mastermind and negotiator of the historic Oslo peace accords of the 1990s — interim deals that set a five-year goal for reaching a final agreement.
Chris Bartsch grew a 2.5 metre tall tomato tree last year that bore 30 fruits. "The mayor told me later, 'That was the best tomato we had ever tasted and it was the biggest tomato we had ever seen,'" said Bartsch, chuckling. "What I'm really trying to prove here is that this can be done at a reasonable cost ... but the benefits of it are huge," said 82-year-old Bartsch, who's been tinkering with the technology since last year.
A masked gunman opened fire at a Nashville church Sunday, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. The FBI said Sunday night it has opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. Church members told investigators that the suspect had attended services a year or two ago, said Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police Department.
Police said she was driving a Honda Shadow motorcycle northbound when the motorcycle struck a concrete barrier on the bridge, which is in the river valley. Groat Road northbound at the bridge will be closed for several hours as police investigate.
In its heyday, the Mayflower steamship would ferry freight, mail and passengers from North Hatley to Ayer's Cliff on Lake Massawippi in the Eastern Townships. The Mayflower was also known for entertaining guests well into the night and taking passengers on cruises around the lake, said Michèle Gérin, a member of Everblue Massawippi, a local organization that works to protect the lake. It was after one of the Mayflower's moonlit tours back in 1894 — amidst the piano playing and partying — that the steamship is said to have disappeared to the bottom of Lake Massawippi.
An Ottawa woman who spent years in and out of hospital with her sick daughter is bringing her experience with the health-care system into a new role as the first chair of the Ontario government's patient and family advisory council. Julie Drury lost her eight-year-old daughter Kate to a rare form of mitochondrial disease called sideroblastic anemia immune deficiency on Nov. 30, 2015. Kate died after a recurrence of graft versus host disease, a life-threatening condition that occurs when transplanted cells attack the recipient's body.
When Sheza Hasan came home earlier this week, she was surprised to find a mysterious box had been left on her front porch. When she opened it up, she found 25 handmade dolls made of fabric and sporting a variety of colourful outfits.
Two men and two teenagers have been charged following reports of attempted armed robberies and police pursuits that started in Lac la Biche Thursday night and ended north of Wetaskiwin early Friday morning. RCMP say a 24-year-old man from Lac la Biche is charged with 12 crimes, including robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, dangerous driving, criminal flight from police and other firearms offences. A 16-year-old male youth from Lac la Biche is charged with eight crimes, including robbery with a firearm, firearms offences and joyriding.
"Spotlighting is the end of a practice of our people, and we will not use it and put people's lives in danger," Chartrand said. Spotlighting became a flashpoint of controversy after reports of spotlighting near farms.
The B.C. government is considering imposing stricter penalties on distracted drivers as collisions across the province continue to surge. B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth says the province is keeping a close eye on Ontario, where new penalties have been introduced to reduce collisions — including a $50,000 fine and up to two years jail time aimed at distracted drivers who kill. "Deaths due to distracted driving are now overtaking those from alcohol-related [collisions]," Farnworth told CBC News.
A six-year-old boy has died after he was trapped under an excavator in Saint-Jean-de-Dieu in Quebec's Lower Saint-Lawrence region Sunday, leaving the tight-knit community reeling.
Motion picture production in B.C. is at an all-time high, as new numbers released by the province show a 35 per cent increase in spending compared to last year. The numbers probably don't come as much of a surprise to people living in Metro Vancouver, where film crews are ubiquitous on streets and in neighbourhoods. "This is the best year we've had," said Prem Gill, the CEO of Creative B.C, which promotes film production.
Lockey Craig figures he'll be long gone by the time Waterton Lakes National Park returns to its former beauty. "I'm 56 so I'm thinking before I die, it won't look good," says the president of Waymarker Hospitality, which runs several hotels and restaurants in the southwestern Alberta park. A powerful wildfire tore through Waterton about two weeks ago.
Our Lady of Angels Church has survived several major earthquakes, but Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 shake proved to be the final death knell for the Mexico City building's historic cupola. On Sunday evening, the cupola split and half crashed to the floor. "Each earthquake has left its mark," said Marco Antonio Fuentes, part of the church's ministry.
Annie LeBlanc, 41, was diagnosed with bladder cancer three years ago after she found blood in her urine. LeBlanc had the tumour removed, but one year later, the cancer returned. Bladder cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in Canada.
Missouri prisons have been ordered to eliminate smoking after an asthmatic inmate serving a life sentence for two murders won a court judgment. The Kansas City Star reports Missouri has been ordered to go smoke-free by April 1 because of the lawsuit Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington filed. Missouri already bans smoking inside prison buildings, but it allowed it in designated areas outside.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament. Merkel's centre -left challenger, Martin Schulz, conceded his Social Democrats had suffered a "crushing election defeat," with projections showing the party's worst performance in post-World War II Germany. The biggest winner was the 4-year-old Alternative for Germany, or AfD.
When she was little, other kids at school gave Sasheen Wesley a nickname. Only now, Bashful has evolved into "Bash-Full" — a fast-skating, hard-hitting roller derby star and mother of eight who has just been named to international Team Indigenous. The newly formed team is set to debut at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup in Manchester, England on Feb. 1.
It's the worst kept secret in BC politics, and today Dianne Watts officially announced her candidacy for the BC Liberal Party. Paul Johnson has more.
Any parent will recall the sleep-addled days of having a newborn, and the fears, depression and anxiety that often comes with suddenly being responsible for a vulnerable life. Many of those moms and dads turned to the books of renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp, a U.S. sleep expert who rose to fame by igniting a swaddling movement and championing a five-step method of calming even the most collicky baby. "You're spending that on Red Bull or coffee just to stay awake with your baby," Karp says.
When Judy Escott was 10 years old, a teacher in her Grade 4 music class told her something that stayed with her for most of her adult life: "Mouth the words. "I was embarrassed to death. I think I cried for hours … and I didn't sing for a long time," Escott said. "When I joined Coastal Sounds, Andrew said, 'Don't worry about it.