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Traffic on St. Mary's Road is closed and residents around the 400 block of the street are being asked to temporarily leave as fire crews battle a blaze in an industrial building. Winnipeg fire acting platoon chief Morris Semkowski said the owners bought the building 14 years ago and never changed the signs. At first, crews believed there were hazardous chemicals in the single-storey building, but the city spokesperson noted that was not the case and no chemicals were in the building.
A high-profile Calgary imam, wanted in the United States on sexual assault charges, will get another shot at keeping his refugee status in Canada. A federal court judge has granted Abdi Hersy a judicial review, after his protected status was revoked last year. The imam's case will return to the Refugee Board of Canada for reconsideration.
One son decided to put his mom to the test, recorded the results, and then posted them to YouTube for us all to enjoy. Poor mom manages to let out a horrified “Noooo,” before she catches the egg like a pro football receiver every time.
Quebec provincial police have identified the police officer shot dead in Lac-Simon, Que. as Thierry Leroux, 26, of Amos, Que. He was a member iof the Lac-Simon Police Service, an aboriginal police force. Joseph Anthony Raymond-Papatie, 22, was found dead shortly after the shooting, apparently of a self-inflicted wound. According to the Sûreté du Québec, two members of the Lac-Simon aboriginal police force were called to respond to a domestic disturbance about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Solomon didn't face a welcoming committee with cameras clicking when he landed in Toronto as a refugee. With the help of his fellow countrymen, the 16-year-old found his way to a youth shelter, which then passed him off to other community organizations that were largely ill-equipped to help a newly arrived refugee seeking sanctuary in Canada. The earliest arrivals were greeted by none other than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who offered them handshakes, hugs and winter apparel.
Police are investigating a killing at an asylum center in Sweden after a fight broke out among residents. It is the second such incident in a month after a 22-year- old employee at a refugee center for unaccompanied minors was stabbed to death, prompting concerns that authorities were being overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers in the country. Police said the fight broke out on Saturday afternoon in Ljusne, a town of about 2,500 people on Sweden's east coast, some 240 km north of Stockholm, but gave no further details.
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Michael Sykes was last seen on surveillance footage Wednesday heading to the Staten Island Ferry shortly after the fatal attack, and a call to his mother to say he'd killed his girlfriend and was going to kill himself, police said. Rebecca Cutler, 26, her 19-month-old daughter Ziana and 4-month-old Maiyah died in the attack at a Ramada Inn on Staten Island. Shortly before the attack, Sykes bought a can of Coke and a Pop-Tart from a deli near the hotel, a worker there told the Staten Island Advance this week.
Roads between Cromer Avenue and Pinsent Drive were closed around 11 a.m. on Sunday, while crews responded to the single motor vehicle collision. MacKenzie said the driver swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle that had cut him off and, in the process, lost control and struck a pole directly in front of a Tim Hortons. "This utility pole has a fair amount of weight and transformers, and is a main feeder line for this area," said MacKenzie.
A man is missing after a group of snowmobiles went through the ice in Black River Lake in Kings County, according to the RCMP.
Environment Canada says it will be bitterly cold again on Sunday in Central and Eastern Canada. The agency has issued about 140 extreme cold warnings throughout northwestern Ontario to northern New Brunswick due to a large Arctic high-pressure system. Early Sunday, the temperature was -28 in Ottawa and -27 in Montreal, but wind chill values were making the temperatures feel like -40 in both cities.
A Winnipeg police officer suffered serious frostbite while training in sub-zero temperatures Friday. The officer was outside doing the training course for approximately 35 minutes before returning indoors and heading to the hospital shortly after. The severity of his injuries have not been released. Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) president Moe Sabourin said he was told about the injury by the officer in charge of the union's workplace safety and health committee.
Nick Painovich operates the Igloo Bar, a winter watering hole planted directly on top of the frozen expanse of Lake of the Woods, about 15 kilometres south of the Canadian border. "We designed it in the shape of an igloo," Painovich said. "It's got a steel floor but it's shaped like an igloo.
Some volunteers in Calgary are helping to take a bite out of at least one of the pressing issues facing newly arrived Syrian refugees. The Alex Dental Health Bus set up shop in Bridgeland Saturday to offer basic dental work to the new Calgarians. Dr. Raman Minhas is a dentist who wanted to be a part of the project.
If you are a single Calgary male seeking a single Calgary female, the odds are stacked against you, the most recent Statistics Canada numbers show. Of the 265,405 Calgarians who identified as single, never legally married in 2011, 55 per cent are men (145,970) compared with 45 per cent women (119,435). Of the roughly 380,000 Calgarians who are not married and not living with a common-law partner, roughly 49 per cent are men (185,685) versus 51 per cent women (194,330).
Reclining in the chair of his home office in Farnham, England, Keith Betton says he'd be happy to look out and see one — and only one — ringed-neck parakeet feeding from his backyard birdfeeder. In London, parakeets are everywhere and their populations are spreading throughout the U.K. and Europe, prompting concerns the invasive species could harm native ecosystems. Betton, who lives about 40 kilometres southwest of London, says he wouldn't feel dismayed if the invasive birds were to settle near his country home, but he wishes the birds had never been introduced to the U.K. in the first place.
A group of teenagers in B.C.'s Comox Valley has shown some tender Valentine's Day spirit by surprising their 86-year-old neighbour with a gift she won't forget. More than 70 teenagers from Highland Secondary School delivered handmade cards filled with messages of love for Tinney Davidson.
A missing Mt. Strachan hiker has been found before a Sunday morning search could resume for the man and his dog. Rescuers say the man was well-equipped, fit and simply got lost after he chased after his dog through some "tough terrain" on Cypress.
Sun, Feb 14: Donald Trump and Ben Carson missed their names being called and stand awkwardly in the wings offstage as other Republican candidates pass them by on their way to the stage.
The family of Travis Porteous, whom sources have identified as the gunman in a fatal shooting in Almonte, Ont., last week, say they're "in disbelief" over what happened. Porteous, 33, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died after a Feb. 11 shooting inside the home of Bernard Cameron, a 65-year-old retired school teacher and Mississippi Mills town councillor. Cameron was killed in the shooting, and his 28-year-old daughter Sarah — Porteous's former partner — was also shot.
Lion dances, marching bands and martial arts performances will be a big part of Vancouver's Chinese New Year parade set to take place Sunday at 11 a.m. PT. It's the 43rd time the parade will make its way through the streets of Vancouver's Chinatown. The event is one of the largest non-commercial annual parades in Vancouver and features the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada according to organizers.
Herring are getting a little help in False Creek, south of Vancouver's downtown peninsula, where conservationists say creosote-treated pilings have wreaked havoc with hatchlings. "The herring are not intelligent enough to realize that creosote pilings are deadly toxic," said Jonn Matsen of Squamish Streamkeepers Society. Matsen has had success with rejuvenating herring stock in Howe Sound and hopes to do the same for the False Creek population.
Firefighters were called to an Ottawa Community Housing building that's already the subject of an arson investigation after a small fire broke out in a garbage room overnight. At around 4:20 a.m., alarms went off at 280 Rochester St., said Ottawa Fire Services. Someone then called, reporting a smoky odour on the 18th floor, fire officials said. Crews declared a working fire in one of the building's garbage rooms and were able to bring the fire under control by 4:45 a.m., said the fire service.
For Doris Patey, working three straight weeks in a Muskrat Falls kitchen with one week off every month just wasn't cutting it — she needed a change. Roughly six months later, Jemm Catering in Happy Valley-Goose Bay was open for business.
The executive director of National Service Dogs says the anecdotal evidence from her organization's clients is overwhelming: service dogs are unparalleled in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The board was asked to sponsor a service dog for the treatment of PTSD and depression.
Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas, after he'd gone to his room the night before and did not appear for breakfast, said Donna Sellers, speaking for the U.S. Marshals Service in Washington.
When an institution fails a victim after a sexual assault, that betrayal worsens the trauma from the attack, says a leading U.S. expert who is set to speak at the University of British Columbia. Jennifer Freyd, a psychology professor at the University of Oregon, will deliver a keynote speech on "institutional betrayal" at a two-day sexual assault conference at the university in Vancouver. A group of professors set up the event, called Sexual Assault: Discourse and Dialogue 2016, following complaints the university took 18 months to act on multiple assault allegations against a PhD student.
A magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of serious damage, nearly five years after a deadly, more powerful quake destroyed much of the city centre. The earthquake came close to the anniversary of the Feb. 22, 2011, magnitude-6.3 temblor that levelled much of the centre of New Zealand's second largest city and killed 185 people.
Tech enthusiasts gathered at Fort Tectoria Friday morning to hear from a panel of entrepreneurs in Victoria's burgeoning tech industry, hosted by CBC British Columbia as part of its Inspiration Series. CBC Radio One's On The Island host Gregor Craigie and All Points West host Robyn Burns asked three panelists about startups and Victoria's future as a leader in the tech world. "With 900 tech companies, 22,000 employees and over $3 billion in total revenue, it's hard to deny: the old stereotypes are dead," said Craigie.
Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm. Stockholm Police spokesman Martin Bergholm said that the accident on Saturday afternoon occurred when the men's hire car crashed through a barrier that was closed to stop vehicles as a drawbridge was opening up ahead. British media reported that they were members of the indie band Viola Beach, based in Warrington in northwestern England.
- Today should bring a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 0 C. There's a 30 per cent chance of flurries early this morning. The wind will be gusting west to 20 km/h this afternoon.
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Conservationist Shaun Hollingsworth is the first person without the last name Jones to be awarded a community achievement award named after the iconic leader of North Shore Rescue. Award namesake Tim Jones died in 2014. Last year Jones's own family received the award in his honour.
Nova Scotia's Transportation Department says slippery road conditions are being reported in many areas of the province. With chilly temperatures present throughout the province, it means road salt isn't proving to be effective. "Salt doesn't work very effectively after -9 C," said Barb Baillie, the executive director of maintenance and operations for the department.
The fourth year students competed for the chance to have their seven-by-three-metre park built in a parking space on Beechwood Avenue in front of Arturo's Restaurant in Vanier. "Obviously our design connected with the community in a way because they voted for it," said Trevor Whitten, one of the four winners. The guidelines for the mini parks, called "parklets," were that they needed to be able to fit in a parking space, include live plants and be open to the public.
Sat, Feb 13: Highway 40 East was closed for several hours Saturday, after the driver of a tractor trailer lost control of his vehicle and crashed.
Momma Moments, a peer support group for young mothers and young pregnant women, is celebrating a milestone.
The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 49 people, state prosecutors said Saturday. The two prison officials were also charged with abuse of authority. On Thursday, rival factions of the Zetas drug cartel slaughtered each other inside the Topo Chico prison.
A special Valentine's Day workshop was held in Bathurst Saturday to foster creativity, and celebrate love between two communities. Artist Phyllis Grant and her father, Gilbert Sewell, a Mi'kmaq elder from the Pabineau First Nation, explained the significance of a mandala to those attending the workshop. "I researched circle art, and of course I came across mandala art.
The Manitoba Man Show was designed to offer "a showcase of 100 per cent authentic guy stuff," according to Travel Manitoba's website, including a beer pong tournament, displays of fast cars and beer tasting sessions. Kayla Belluz with Maynard Lake Lodge was at the event.
The locally run general store in Whapmagoostui, Quebec's northern-most Cree community, has begun selling traditional foods such as ptarmigan and beaver to those who can't hunt and those who can't afford to. When James George opened Whale-mart last year, he stocked the shelves with everything from laundry soap to winter coats. The store is owned by the band council in Whapmagoostui, also known as Great Whale River.
The forum hosted a plethora of politicians, community leaders, human rights activists, doctors, and youth speaking on the issue. Ugas said this inclusion of Somali youth in the discussion was a welcome change of pace. In early 2015, three Edmonton cousins were believed to be killed after going overseas and fighting for ISIS. Several organizers and speakers at the event refuted that radicalization in Edmonton was statistically a problem, but they still felt the issue was an important one to address.
A recent analysis on pedestrian accidents revealed that close to 5,000 pedestrians were injured between 2011 and 2014. The distressing statistics have prompted calls for more secure streets and raise the question of how to make pedestrians safer. Here are their top five solutions on how to most effectively improve pedestrian safety.
Kendrick Lamar, the reflective rapper who is nominated for a near record haul of Grammys, enjoyed a hero's welcome Saturday as he returned to his hometown of Compton. The notoriously rough city in Los Angeles County, which gave birth to gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. in the 1980s, presented Lamar a symbolic key to the city, as students from local schools put on choreographed dances to his songs. Lamar is in contention for 11 Grammys on Monday at the music industry's signature award ceremony, more than any artist in history except Michael Jackson.
A 17-year-old basketball player from Dartmouth, N.S., says the highlight of his weekend was seeing his family, despite spending it with some of the world's top players and coaches.
Sat, Feb 13: There are calls to fine passengers if they take part in illegal activity onboard party buses, after another incident this weekend. Vancouver police say one of their officers was attacked last night while trying to find an assault suspect on board a bus. Kristen Robinson reports.
Cody Skillen is the head instructor and founder of Winnipeg Knightly Arts, which he teaches out of Lord Roberts Community Club on Kylemore Avenue in Fort Rouge. Is that a feature of the knightly martial arts as well?
By Promit Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - A huge fire engulfed the venue of a cultural event in Mumbai on Sunday that was being held at the opening of a "Make in India" week launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drum up foreign investment. Thousands of spectators, among them dignitaries including the chief minister of the host state of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, were evacuated safely. The fire broke out at 8:24 pm (1554 GMT) due to a short circuit and 14 fire engines and 10 water tankers took just over an hour to bring it under control, said Raviraj Kamde, fire officer at the Maharashtra Fire Control Room.
Tony Leitao had a secret agenda when the couple decided to take a road trip to Newfoundland in July of 2012: he wanted to propose atop Gros Morne Mountain, via helicopter. Parks Canada turned Leitao's request down flat: No choppers would touch the delicate top of the mountain, the second highest peak on the island, at 806 metres. Genevieve Leitao was clueless about the impending proposal, but game to take the big hike her boyfriend, for some reason, had his heart set on.
It's Family Day again, a holiday in many provinces and territories around the country meant for relaxing and spending time with — you guessed it — family.
Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as short-order cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for $10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could one day pay off as an investment. Yakoboski's copy of "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15 from 1962 — which introduced the world to Spider-Man — could fetch $400,000 or more when it goes up for auction later this month.
The names of those killed would be released later in the day, said Trooper Justin Summa of the state police barracks in Lebanon County. Saturday's crash on Interstate 78 during a snow squall involved 64 vehicles, including a dozen commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers and box trucks, Summa said. Penn State Hershey Medical Center said two others taken to the hospital with critical injuries had improved and most of the 13 people brought to the hospital had been discharged.
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Fire officials say the homeowner noticed a chimney fire and then left the 2.5-storey wood-frame residence and called for help. "It was fully involved upon our arrival," said Andy McDade, the fire chief of the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department.
For Richmond husband and wife team Dominique and Cindy Duby, making chocolate is both an art and a science. Each year the chocolatiers work with food scientists at UBC, researching various aspects of chocolate making, such as using unusual ingredients or lab-based equipment to create new tastes and textures, or developing chocolate with increased nutritional value. "The old adage is you eat with your eyes first," said Dominique, of Wild Sweets By Dominique & Cindy Duby.
A research team at the Atlantic Veterinary College in P.E.I. has received a federal grant to assist in the development of faster and less expensive tests for detecting viruses in bovine and swine herds. The grant of $709,138 from Agriculture and Agri-Food will assist in creating the tests that will not only detect viruses but help prevent the spread of diseases in beef, dairy and pork exports in the region. The research team is hoping to create a diagnostic test that can identify multiple viruses from a single sample. Animal diseases that carry the highest economic risk in the global marketplace will be targeted.
The Men Of Fundy barbershop quartet had a very busy Friday delivering singing Valentines to people in the Saint John area. The quartet, made up of Robert Taylor, Andre Whelan, Lynn Harrington and John Wright, was dispatched to 14 locations, from Saint John to Hampton, to deliver songs to unsuspecting people with secret admirers.
Depictions of love in Victorian novels can have a corrosive influence on what we expect from our love lives today. Elissa Gurman, a University of Toronto PhD student who studies tropes of women falling in love in 19th-century Victorian novels, has noticed that again and again a heroine is transformed from a feisty independent thinker to someone who's gone mad with emotion, unable to think for herself. Despite assumptions that modern concepts of love, equality and choice have been liberating for women, contemporary critics point out that 21st-century blockbuster romantic comedies echo similar storylines.
A local prosecutor says he believes police were justified in firing back at a man they had chased through a Baton Rouge neighbourhood before dawn Saturday. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the officers' injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening. The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Calvin Smith by authorities, was critically injured.
Canada's luge squad continues to find success in the team relay event. Kimberley McRae, Mitchel Malyk and doubles duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith combined to win silver at a World Cup event on Sunday in Altenberg, Germany. "Winning the silver in the relay was unreal," McRae said in a release.
Sat, Feb 13: A cultural event to honour a little girl in foster care went ahead in Burnaby today, even though she was barred from attending in order to protect her identity. But as Julia Foy reports, the heartbreaking dispute goes much deeper. The couple wants to adopt her, but the ministry has another plan.
"Tinder is a big part of my life, and all these online dating apps," he said, adding that he often tries to develop relationships through his smartphone. For Monique Levesque, it's a struggle to find spontaneity and romance in an age of swiping left or right. Levesque is an artist who recently put together an exhibit called 'Why am I afraid to love', which showcases, in part, some of her frustrations about online dating.
When I pulled up to SOCAN House, I expected to find a party pad - beds unmade, bottles everywhere and the band still asleep. Buchholz just finished his yoga practice and a breakfast shake in the blender he brought from home. In the living room of this Los Angeles apartment are framed photos of successful artists like Drake, Arcade Fire and Tegan and Sara.