It has been predicted by meteorologists and forecasters for months, most of Canada will experience a particularly cold and snowy winter. Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network told Yahoo Canada News there is a big swirl of a polar vortex on its way that is bringing cold temperatures to much of Canada, from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. “The big story is it’s really winter asserting itself for practically the whole nation,” Scott said.Read More »
The legal troubles of Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer recently acquitted in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, are scheduled to spill over into provincial court Monday afternoon. The North Battleford courtroom is slated to hear charges that Stanley, 56, improperly stored seven guns on his Biggar, Sask.-area property where Boushie, 22, was fatally shot in August 2016. Not included among those seven guns is the Russian-made Tokarev pistol that figured prominently in Stanley's murder trial in the Battleford Court of Queen's Bench earlier this year.
President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signalling a possible shift away from a strategy of co-operating with a probe he believes is biased against him. In a series of weekend tweets naming Mueller for the first time, Trump criticized the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and raised fresh concerns about the objectivity and political leanings of the members of Mueller's team. Trump also challenged the honesty of Andrew McCabe, the newly fired FBI deputy director, and James Comey, the bureau's former director whom Trump fired last year over the Russia probe.
The trials involving the killing of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine have put the Canadian justice system under scrutiny, with critics saying the system is failing Indigenous communities.
With ballots from 80 per cent of Russia's precincts counted by early Monday, Putin had amassed 76 per cent of the vote. Observers and individual voters reported widespread violations including ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, but the claims are unlikely to dilute the power of Russia's longest-serving leader since Josef Stalin.
NEW YORK — Not since "Avatar" has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of "Black Panther." Ryan Coogler's comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron's 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight weekends.
Ontario's Liberal and PC parties will compete for the spotlight Monday as the government presents a throne speech, while Doug Ford throws a "unity rally" that his caucus and supporters are expected to attend. Premier Kathleen Wynne suddenly prorogued the legislature last week. The decision comes just a few weeks ahead of Ontario's writ dropping, in early May, for a June 7 election that the PCs are favoured to win, according to recent polls.
Martina Navratilova has told BBC Panorama that John McEnroe was paid at least "10 times more" than she was for their commentating roles at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. The former Wimbledon champion told Jane Corbin that she was shocked when the BBC revealed how much its stars earned. John McEnroe was named on the list, appearing in the £150,000 - £199,999 bracket. The BBC says the two commentators are on different types of contracts and that Martina Navratilova appears less than John McEnroe. Britain's Equal Pay Scandal will be shown at 7.30pm on BBC One on Monday 19th March.
Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed. A commitment under the law would have made it more difficult if not impossible for Nikolas Cruz to obtain a gun legally. Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students and three school employees at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14.
The same Russian online troll farm that meddled in the American presidential election has also taken swipes at Canadian targets, including oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Evidence is embedded in data made publicly available through investigations in the United States, where congressional probes have been examining Russian information campaigns following the 2016 presidential election. One report from a Republican-led committee in the House of Representatives released this month said the St. Petersburg troll factory, members of which now face criminal charges in the U.S., posted online about energy roughly half as often as it did about American presidential politics.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Film star Daryl Hannah returned to the red carpet with her debut as a feature film director and said the odds are stacked against women taking prominent roles in the film industry. It premiered on Thursday at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin. "We made this in the spirit of fun," she said in an interview at South by Southwest, which closed on Sunday.
They had just finished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland Cuba. Osvaldo Gonzalez and Alberto Arias, friends and business partners, happened to pass under a Miami bridge that Thursday afternoon, the road bustling with fellow drivers also out on the most ordinary and unthreatening of life's tasks.
"Alya" was a Concordia undergraduate student in 2009 when she began receiving emails from her professor, asking her to party with him at bars. In May 2009, another student filed a formal complaint about the same professor and Alya agreed to testify on that student's behalf, reporting her experience dealing with him.
The executive director of Prostate Cancer Canada was among 13 teams that climbed up — and down — five skyscrapers in downtown Edmonton. It was all part of the Step Up Challenge, a fundraiser for prostate cancer research and awareness.
By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister said on Monday that Russian denials of responsibility over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent in England were "increasingly absurd". Boris Johnson, who briefed fellow European Union ministers in Brussels on Monday, also won renewed support from the bloc, though diplomats cautioned there was no immediate prospect of fresh economic sanctions on Russia. "The Russian denial is increasingly absurd," Johnson told reporters as he arrived for the regular monthly meeting, which came a day after Vladimir Putin was re-elected for another six-year term as Russia's president.
Last week, National Geographic admitted that for generations, racism had influenced its reporting on the world — an admission that received both praise and cynicism because of the long delay in admitting the wrong. "I was awestruck!" Chironda told CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning last week after hearing the news. The National Geographic Society, a not-for-profit organization, published its first magazine in 1888.
The first day of spring is just around the corner, and master gardener Brian Minter says it's the perfect time of year to start growing small fruits. Many people in Metro Vancouver reside in apartments or condos, and Minter says living in a small space shouldn't deter eager gardeners from exercising their green thumbs. Minter said blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries all do well in small containers.
ROME — The Italian news agency ANSA says a Spanish non-governmental organization's migrant rescue ship has been sequestered in Sicily by prosecutors' orders.
Patti Lou Doornbos — who goes by Lou — and Ron Doornbos, both 60, were on a sidewalk on their way to go hiking in Fountain Hills, about 50 kilometres northeast of Phoenix, when they were hit from behind by a Ford Explorer. Lou was killed instantly and Ron was thrown roughly 30 metres, suffering serious head and internal injuries. Lou's sister, Rhonda Francis, said Ron will likely have to undergo several more surgeries, and the family is travelling to Arizona to be with him.
The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCOS) is partnering with several arts organizations in the province to address racism. MCOS has been hosting and partaking in events all month to highlight International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, but next week they will collaborate with organizations such as the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association, Regina Symphony and Summer Stage for various events.
A group of Syrian refugees in Windsor has opened a community centre to help newcomers like them who have fled the war-torn country. The Syrian Community Center of Windsor (SCCW) welcomed a few hundred people to its grand opening Sunday at the Caboto Club.
Unattended open burning is to blame for several vehicles and two transport trailers catching fire in Oldcastle. Tecumseh Fire crews arrived on scene Saturday at around 5:30 p.m. to find black smoke billowing from a residential property in the area of Ure Street and North Talbot Road. Someone had an open fire in their backyard and left when it was still smouldering.
No working carbon monoxide alarms were found inside a Barrie home after a suspected case of poisoning by the deadly gas claimed the life of an infant and left two other people in hospital, according to fire officials in Barrie. "Upon arrival, [firefighters] found high levels of carbon monoxide in the home," said Samantha Hoffmann, spokesperson for Barrie fire. "There were no working carbon monoxide alarms in the home," she said.
The sign of a great artist is when a project's style comes not from the script, song, or brush, but from the artist himself. In filmmaking, it is the camera angles, the lighting, the scene-length and the spaces between the dialogue that tell the story, above any plot-line. Take Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers as an example. So distinctive and influential are their styles they have even earned a place in the dictionary!
After 20 years at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Mike Cochrane is leaving to become the new CEO of the Charlottetown Harbour Authority. Cochrane will take over in May from Les Parsons, who is retiring after 11 years. Cochrane joins the port authority as it prepares for its biggest cruise season yet, with the number of passengers visiting in 2018 expected to top 100,000 for the first time.
Imagine an old train station in the Lower Mainland, early in the 20th century. Immigrants walk past worn wooden benches and ticket counters in the wood-frame building as they prepare for their new lives in Canada. In their hands, they clutch a single suitcase, each filled with the only possessions they brought with them to their new country.