• Young boy's violent behaviour leaves Winnipeg police at their wits' end

    The child can't be identified because he's a minor in the care of Manitoba's Métis Child and Family Services, which he has been for some time. Winnipeg police won't confirm any of the boy's alleged crimes, but they do say he's been on their radar for years. Kelly Dennison told CBC News.

    CBC
  • ​Winnipeg man uses Google Maps to successfully fight photo radar ticket

    Danial Mercer used Google Street View pictures of the area where he got slapped with a photo radar ticket to have his traffic violation thrown out of court. Mercer was driving through the school zone on Harrow Street just north of Warsaw Avenue on April 6, 2015 when a photo enforcement vehicle snapped a photo of him travelling 49km/h in the 30km/h school zone in front of St. Ignatius School. Mercer said he's driven that stretch of Harrow Street often and is aware of the school zone.

    CBC
  • Woman upset about cable rate just one of thousands who make bogus 911 calls, say Peel police

    Everyone knows 911 is only for emergencies, but after a Mississauga teen used the number when her parents forced her to go to a cottage over the weekend, it's become clear the word "emergency" means different things to different people. Police in Peel Region say 30 per cent of the 911 calls they've received so far this year haven't been real emergencies. Of the 180,000 calls they've gotten in 2016, many come from pocket dials or kids playing with cell phones, they say.

    CBC
  • Chemical tasting blueberries in C.B.S. worry berry picker

    A casual evening picking berries in Conception Bay South turned into a worrying experience for one man and his family, and now he's spreading the word in the hopes that others can avoid such an encounter. Stephen Lee, his wife and daughter were walking behind their house on Aug. 18, in a wooded area off Garden Road in Seal Cove, when they stumbled upon an abundance of ripe blueberries. "My daughter came over to me around the same time that I had a funny taste in my mouth, my daughter came over and asked me to smell her hand," Lee told CBC Radio's On The Go.

    CBC
  • New Canadians, mostly Filipinos, snapping up homes in St. John's region

    The housing market may be slowing in the St. John's region, but there's a refreshing spike in the number of new Canadians who are snapping up homes. Veteran real estate agent and mortgage broker Debbie Hanlon has sold 22 homes to immigrant families in the past 12 months, mostly to newcomers from the Southeast Asian nation of the Philippines. It's a refreshing trend for a province that manages to retain, on average, just 25 per cent of the immigrants and refugees that come to Newfoundland and Labrador.

    CBC
  • Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation

    The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offences ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase. The family of Daniel Kevin Harris said he was unarmed and suggested the sequence of events last week was a tragic misunderstanding — the type the state's training manual warns troopers to avoid when dealing with the hearing impaired. Authorities haven't said why Trooper Jermaine Saunders fired, and a review of public records shows a few traffic charges against Harris from other states, including damaging his employer's vehicle with his own car after he was fired last year, according to a Denver police report.

    The Canadian Press
  • Archaeologists make 'thrilling' Ottawa rail history discovery near LRT line

    As construction of Ottawa's $2.1-billion light rail network chugs along, archaeologists have unearthed a 145-year-old slice of rail history near Bayview station in the city's Hintonburg neighbourhood. The railway turntable, also known as a wheelhouse, was operated by the Ottawa St. Lawrence Railways. It was discovered two weeks ago on the site where Trinity Developments is planning to build several mixed-use condo towers.

    CBC
  • Green water off southern B.C. triggering questions, concerns

    [A screen shot of NASA satelite imagery shows green waters off Vancouver Island on Aug. 22, 2016. NASA WORLDVIEW]

    Daily Brew
  • Wind turbine collapse investigated in Nova Scotia

    An 80-metre wind turbine has collapsed in Nova Scotia, prompting an investigation by Enercon, the device's manufacturer. According to company officials, no one was injured when the turbine fell Aug. 17 at the Point Tupper Wind Farm. Nova Scotia's Department of Energy confirms they are aware of the collapse.

    CBC
  • A Quebec mother's fight to give baby her dead spouse's last name

    Renaud waited for her parents to come look after their then-two-year-old son, then left to join him. Renaud never would have suspected then that she wouldn't be allowed to give her daughter her father's name because the couple was not married. As is normal procedure, Renaud sent the declaration of birth to the government.

    CBC
  • Dangerous Toronto gang member granted leave from prison

    Tue, Aug 23: Notorious convicted murderer Tyshan Riley was granted a temporary leave from his maximum security prison in Quebec to attend his father’s funeral in Toronto last week. Ashley Carter explains why this permission was granted and how area residents near the funeral home are feeling today.

    Global News
  • NASA gets back in touch with spacecraft after almost 2-year silence

    Scientists are back in touch with a NASA spacecraft that has been silent since October 2014. After 22 months of unanswered calls, the U.S. space agency managed to get in touch using the Deep Space Network, which tracks and communicates with its space missions. Communications with STEREO-B were lost on Oct. 1, 2014, during a test of a system that's triggered when the spacecraft can't communicate with Earth for 72 hours — something that was about to happen at that time due to the relative positions of the sun, the Earth and the satellite.

    CBC
  • Sheriff: Man killed 5 with axe and gun in middle of the night

    Derrick Dearman entered the house in Citronelle before dawn Saturday, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran told The Associated Press. An axe and a gun were used in the killings of each of the five adult victims, police allege in criminal complaints filed Tuesday in Mobile County District Court. On Monday, as Dearman was led to jail in shackles, he professed his love for the estranged girlfriend whose family and friends were massacred and blamed the killings on drugs.

    The Canadian Press
  • Retiree ticketed for clearing trails in Kootenay National Park

    A retired road engineer from Radium Hot Springs is in trouble for using his saw and wheelbarrow to maintain local national park trails without permission. David Pacey, 69, lives near Kootenay National Park and he is passionate about trails. "There are a number of places where I would literally say it's dangerous," Pacey told CBC.

    CBC
  • $8K cost of rescuing 'over-refreshed' floating Americans frustrates Sarnia mayor

    Sarnia, Ont., Mayor Mike Bradley is frustrated with the cost of Sunday's massive St. Clair River rescue, when high winds forced 1,500 American partiers and their trash onto the shores of his southwestern Ontario city. Unexpected wind pushed the Americans off course during the planned — but unsanctioned — Port Huron Float Down, an annual event that requires rescue assistance almost every year, authorities say. "Don't land in Canada," the site proclaims.

    CBC
  • Driver barely avoids collision, wrecks truck in new St. John's roundabout

    When Frank Swantee entered the new roundabout in front of Paul Reynolds Community Centre in Wedgewood Park in St. John's recently, he wasn't prepared for what happened. You don't drive backwards around a roundabout.

    CBC
  • Ripple effects felt by Hay River businesses as NTCL declines

    The potential bankruptcy of Northern Transportation Company Limited is already having effects around its home base of Hay River, N.W.T. Now businesses in Hay River are worried their fortunes are tied up with that of the company. "Every way you look at it, everybody's been affected," says Pat Williams, owner of Monster Recreational Products.

    CBC
  • Britain Bakes In Sweltering Temperatures As Heatwave Hits

    The sun is out, the mercury is rising, and Britain is sweltering in a heatwave that looks set to continue throughout the week. Temperatures in the South East have hit 30C, and some parts of the country are hotter than Turkey. It’s good news for the Bank Holiday weekend, temperatures are predicted to remain high and summery.

    Matilda Long
  • Man gets 2 and a half years in prison for biting off girlfriend's lip

    A Yellowknife man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after biting off a piece of a woman's lip. Sonny Stanley Keevik was convicted of aggravated assault for the incident. According to court documents, the two were in a relationship and had been drinking the night of Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

    CBC
  • How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

    Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. The company, Mylan, has a virtual monopoly on epinephrine injectors, potentially life-saving devices used to stop a runaway allergic reaction. Mylan N.V., which has headquarters in Hertfordshire, England, and Pittsburgh, has hiked prices as frequently as three times a year over the past nine years, pushing its list price for a package of two syringes to more than $600.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'This is not a photo-op': Obama's Louisiana response a delicate act in politics of disaster

    There was an echo of history this week in Louisiana as floodwaters continued to recede in the state's southern parishes. Nearly 11 years ago, a photographer captured former president George W. Bush peering out an Air Force One window at the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The infamous "flyover" image was widely considered to be politically disastrous, making Bush appear detached from the effects of a storm linked to at least 1,245 deaths as he observed the misery from above.

    CBC
  • No charges against Windsor police officer involved in motorcycle chase, SIU rules

    Ontario's Special Investigations Unit says there will be no charges against a Windsor police officer, who chased speeding motorcyclists who eventually crashed on Riverside Drive. The investigation determined three motorcyclists were caught speeding on Ouellette Avenue around midnight Sept. 23, 2015. After two Windsor police officers tried to pull them over, they sped away.

    CBC
  • Woman charged for giving water to pigs near slaughterhouse faces trial Wednesday

    A trial begins Wednesday for an animal rights activist charged with mischief for giving water to pigs that were in a sweltering truck on their way to slaughter. Anita Krajnc of Toronto faces jail time or a maximum $5,000 fine for providing water through the narrow openings of a metal trailer to the pigs as they were headed to Fearman's Pork Inc. in Burlington. Krajnc, 49, is part of the group Toronto Pig Save, which held a vigil outside the pork processing plant on June 22, 2015.

    CBC
  • Grizzly bears frequenting Lake Louise area prompt special warning

    Grizzly bears are frequenting the busy Lake Louise townsite and surrounding areas, according to Parks Canada officials who issued a special warning Tuesday morning. "Special caution is recommended while travelling or camping in this area," the warning said. The affected areas include the townsite, the Tramline Trail, Bow River Trail and Louise Creek Trail, as well as the Lake Louise Campground.

    CBC
  • Calgary looking closely at 2026 Winter Games bid

    With the party over in Rio, Calgary will begin in earnest this month to explore the possibility of bidding to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. “We’re hoping that will be underway within the next 10 days,” says Doug Mitchell, chairman of the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority. A final report to Calgary city council with a recommendation is expected in about 14 months.

    Daily Brew