Fort McMurray fire chief Darby Allen calls recent criticism of his team's handling of the wildfires in May an unwelcome distraction from the rebuilding that needs to be done. Last month, two firefighters working the day the wildfire tore through the northern Alberta city said Allen "was cowardly
Ontario Provincial Police said the family was travelling westbound in the far-right lane of the 407 in a 1948 Chevrolet when something happened to the right rear tire that caused the driver to lose control. "None of us are ready for that," Christine Sargeson, a friend of the Harpleys for 30 years, told CBC News.
Some children who haven't yet reached their teens are being recruited for sex work in Edmonton, as child prostitution becomes more prevalent because of the economic downturn, say frontline workers in social service agencies. In the 20 years Mark Cherrington has worked in youth court in this city, he has met and helped child prostitutes as young as 10. "We're having a lot more kids having to find their own resources to meet their basic needs," Cherrington says, adding that finding a place to sleep can be challenging in Edmonton, where housing is chronically short.
Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton's missing emails — but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot news conference Wednesday that doubled as counter-programming to the ongoing Democratic National Convention. Former President Bill Clinton delivered an impassioned speech at the Democratic National Convention praising his wife, Hillary Clinton.
A daycare provider in Bells Corners wonders what kind of person would place a phoney Kijiji ad encouraging people to come take the toys from her front yard. Heaven Stewart was returning from a weekend away when her daughter called to alert her to an ad offering free toys from her address. By the time she returned to her home a half hour later, nearly all of the items had been taken.
Cecil Burke, 53, falsified eight purchase and sale agreements between 2009 and 2011, forging buyers' signatures, making up their mortgage approvals and carrying out a "complex and sophisticated scheme," according to court documents. For each fake sale, Burke would create a document package that varied from house to house but typically included the sale agreement, a trade record sheet, a receipt of funds record and proof of financing. In total, Burke swindled $65,331.12.
With its gameboy-style control panels, circular rooms and intricate glass ceilings, this hundred-year-old power plant could be the set of a retro sci-fi movie. Kelenfold plant in Budapest was built in 1914, merging industrialism with art deco architecture. Most of the building has since fallen into disrepair, although a small part of it is still in use. The splendid interior has attracted the attention of Hollywood - it has been used as a filming location for for films, including Spy and the Chernobyl Diaries. And it also caught the eye of urban photographer Roman Robroek. “I have never seen such industrial architecture in my life and it was amazing to see,” he said. "It is truly a very unique location and I’m very happy to have seen it with my own eyes. "The control room will not be destroyed, nor will it be restored, and you can see that nature is slowly taking it back. "There was a leakage from rain, thus causing decay. "It’s a rare gem among abandoned locations - even though the power plant itself isn’t completely abandoned - and was on my wish-list to visit for a very long time.”
It was meant to be a simple transaction: a quick drive from Grande Prairie, Alberta to Surrey, B.C. in a deal that would double the buyer's ice cream truck fleet and launch the business into the Fort McMurray summer season. According to Justice Baker, It all began when Curl saw one of Lepine's 30 ice-cream trucks for sale online. Curl agreed to pay $1,500 up front for a 1991 Chevrolet van with three white freezers, a spare tire, a music box, speaker and stop sign.
The 11-centimetre lizard survived with no food and little water since she was placed in the cargo hold of a plane. Bishop said Nom was found in the baggage department, but that WestJet hadn't given her a full explanation for the gecko's disappearance. A WestJet spokesperson said the company will follow up with Bishop in the next few days to ensure Nom is all right.
An international team of visitors to Newfoundland isn’t there this summer to check out the St. John’s harbourfront or go whale watching. Research done by a team of archaeologists led by Sarah Parcak found evidence of a past Norse Viking settlement at Point Rosee, a narrow peninsula in southern Newfoundland.
A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults. Anyone 10 or older charged with first-degree attempted homicide is automatically considered an adult under Wisconsin law. The other girl has been diagnosed with a delusional disorder and a condition known as schizotypy, which a psychologist testified made her vulnerable to believing in Slender Man.
A St. John's pharmacy that was in the news for all the wrong reasons years ago is again facing complaints after moving to a new location this summer. Officials with City Centre Pharmacy say the complaints are nonsense and the drug store is being harassed by people who don't like seeing methadone patients. One of its pharmacists, Ann Marie Burke, went to prison for drug trafficking.
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A jury on Wednesday convicted a house painter of premeditated attempted murder for the shooting of a San Diego TV sports anchor last year. Jurors deliberated for about four hours before finding Mike Montana, 55, guilty of shooting Kyle Kraska and of two counts of making criminal threats to people unrelated to the shooting. Kraska, the sports director and on-air anchor for CBS News 8 in San Diego, gave emotional testimony of being shot and nearly killed in his driveway in February 2015.
The Real Estate Council of B.C. is investigating a Vancouver Realtor who circulated a letter to clients that provides a how-to on avoiding the proposed 15 per cent foreign buyers' tax announced earlier this week by the B.C. government. The email, from Century 21 Realtor Mike Stewart, describes how a foreign buyer of a pre-sale condo can skirt the new transfer tax, chiefly by selling pre-sale contracts to friends or family who are Canadian citizens or residents. Real Estate Council spokesperson Marilee Peters said the council has asked the Realtor to stop.
Wed, Jul 27: We're all on alert these days for online scams promising big returns for an investment. But what if it comes from a Facebook friend? Anne Drewa has a horror story.
The mayor of a Massachusetts city says he won't remove a Black Lives Matter banner hanging over city hall even as police officers from across the state intend to rally against it. The city police union and other Massachusetts officers plan to rally against the banner Thursday after Curtatone denied an earlier request to replace it with an "All Lives Matter" banner. The Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition says it opposes the "exclusionary message" the current banner sends.
Officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during a morning Mass this week, saying he is a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but who returned to France instead. The prosecutor's office identified him as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean following DNA tests. A security official confirmed that he was the unidentified man pictured on a photo distributed to police four days earlier with a warning that he could be planning an attack.
Heather Cassels was in disbelief while cycling down Bayview Avenue south of York Mills Road last Thursday when she saw that workers were cutting down a grove of trees near her home. The city said it is investigating after a developer cut down 30 trees, many of which were over 100 years old, near Bayview Avenue near Bayview Ridge.
A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away. According to Bastille, an Atlanta-based research team, eight wireless keyboards made by companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Radio Shack and Toshiba send keystroke data from the board to the USB dongle that connects to your computer without the encryption needed to mask what someone is typing. Wireless keyboards that connect to your computer with small USB dongles transmit keystrokes over a radio frequency, which Bastille was able to intercept using a radio transponder used for controlling drones that costs about $50 on Amazon, and an antenna that boosts the range to about 75 metres.
Freight-train service to Churchill has been cut to once a week, dealing another blow to a northern Manitoba town still reeling from the closure of its port. Omnitrax is now sending freight trains to the Hudson Bay community on Wednesdays only, scaling back freight service from two trains that arrived on Sundays and Thursdays. Gardewine North, which ships freight up Hudson Bay by barge, received the notice on Tuesday, dock worker Michael Whitmore said.
After five seasons of filming in and around Calgary, the TV show Hell on Wheels has come to an end. "I'm from a small town in Tennessee and I really do appreciate an ease of life and a hospitality that goes with that, and Calgary has that in spades," said Anson Mount. Before officially signing off from Hell on Wheels, Mount wrote a thank you letter to Calgary on his Facebook page.
Early in the afternoon, Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Edmonton and the surrounding communities of Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Morinvillle, Big Lake and Villeneuve. At its height, the storm dumped heavy rain in the Edmonton area and caused flash floods. Flooding was so severe in certain areas that some commuters had to be rescued from their vehicles by boats.
TORONTO — It turns out Ontario's economic performance isn't as strong compared with some of our American neighbours as Premier Kathleen Wynne claimed.
A beautiful day on the waters of Trinity Bay turned into a near-death experience for a Whitbourne man after a small boat collided with a humpback whale Monday morning. Tony's son, Roger Morgan, was at the controls, enjoying the first day of his holidays, while son-in-law Terry Rose sat at his side. A whale unexpectedly surfaced in their path, resulting in a violent collision that brought the boat to a crashing halt, sending the 79-year-old Tony Morgan overboard and into the water.
A Windsor, Ont., man who legally delivers liquor is worried about Canada Post entering the booze business. Ontario launched its e-commerce and Canada Post delivery service on Tuesday, charging customers $12 plus tax to have booze delivered to the door. Ken Macleod has been doing that for 23 years through his company Wheelz Delivery.
K-days organizers have shut down a vendor who was selling super gliders, a small marsupial, on the midway after complaints from the public. Sugar gliders are nocturnal, gliding possums native to Australia. The compact animals have large eyes making them an attractive, impulse buy, said Ciera Kozak, president of Canadian Sugar Gliders Society, who filed a complaint with K-Days.