Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will name nine, new, non-partisan senators Thursday, bringing him within reach of his goal to transform the discredited Senate into a more reputable, independent chamber of sober second thought.Read More »
Some customers who ordered winter jackets through a successful Canadian crowd-funding campaign feel they're being left out in the cold, due to delays in getting the merchandise they ordered and because they feel the company has broken the promises it made.
A Calgary father accused of abducting his six children has been arrested after police say they spotted the group east of Toronto. Durham regional police say an officer stopped a green SUV with Alberta licence plates in Bowmanville, Ont., on Wednesday afternoon and found it was linked to an alleged parental abduction in Calgary. The children, who are between 18 months and 11 years of age, "seem to be in good health," said Sgt. Bill Calder, adding they did not require medical attention.
His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the centre of his political campaign Wednesday. Hillary Clinton agreed, but not the way he meant it. "Donald Trump is the poster boy for everything wrong with our economy," she told several thousand supporters in Tampa, Florida.
A First Nations man who has spent the last four years in solitary confinement is being moved to a different cell, Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said today. Adam Capay, 23, of Lac Seul First Nation is awaiting trial after being charged with murder in the death of another inmate in 2012. Ontario's Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane raised alarm bells about Capay after she visited him earlier this month during a tour of the Thunder Bay District Jail.
The Government of Nunavut paid out nearly $26 million in overtime in the 2015/16 fiscal year — an enormous amount according to the territory's finance minister. My deputy minister and former deputy minister hear constantly from me about the enormous amount of overtime in all the government departments," said Finance Minister Keith Peterson during the fall sitting of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. Or that's a new health centre," said Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak.
There's more to North Battleford, Sask., than sky-high crime rates, racial tension and an oil spill which has garnered national attention in recent months, says the city's new mayor. In Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw, at least four people are running for mayor. Bater, who previously served as provincial Liberal leader and North Battleford city councillor, was the only one to seek the job in his home town after incumbent Ian Hamilton announced he would not be running. Bater said the problems can't be ignored.
"It is heartbreaking news," said Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, who had been in contact with Adam Crapser. Crapser waived an appeal during the hearing Monday because he is desperate to get out of detention, his Seattle attorney, Lori Walls, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. When Crapser was 12, he moved in with Thomas and Dolly Crapser, their biological son, two other adoptees and several foster children.
A few hours later, Murphy's question was answered. Breanne McCallion replied online that the proposal was from her boyfriend and that she said, "Yes" and was now engaged. "I have been dropping some hints, so I think he finally picked up on it," said McCallion.
After experiencing feather-loss, a female Adelie penguin at Orlando's SeaWorld has been given a hand made wet suit by the park's wardrobe designer. (Oct. 26)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister says the projected provincial deficit for this year has fallen slightly, thanks to higher than forecast oil prices. Finance Minister Cathy Bennett says oil royalties are almost $100 million higher than forecast and total production is expected to increase to 70 million barrels, or four million barrels higher than the budget forecast. The average price of oil for 2016-17 is estimated to be $45 US per barrel, compared with the budget forecast of $40 US per barrel.
A longtime Cleveland Indians fan is being given quite a reward after giving up his seat on a plane to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 1 of the World Series. The Indians are giving Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, tickets to Game 6, and a team spokesman said United is giving Kostal 62,200 airline miles for future use. Lofton had 622 career stolen bases.
A man has been charged after officers found 13 grenades, a handgun and ammunition during a search of a Scarborough home Wednesday night, Toronto police say. The live grenades, found inside a house on Canlish Road near Birchmount Road and Lawrence Avenue East, have been turned over to the Canadian Armed Forces. The CAF will get rid of the grenades safely, police said.
On Monday, the soon-to-be outgoing president shared a story with American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about how he discovered he had been exposed on the popular social media application known as Snapchat by his youngest daughter. Sasha, 15, was the first one to show her father how the app worked, and she did so by taking him through the different filters users can apply to their posts.
A Quebec coroner is investigating the death of a 46-year-old Jehovah's Witness who died Oct. 3 from complications shortly after giving birth by caesarian section in a Montreal hospital. A spokeswoman for the coroner's office, Geneviève Guilbault, confirmed that the bureau was launching an investigation into Cadet's death in an email to CBC Montreal. The inquest is the second coroner's investigation this month into the death of a Jehovah's Witness following childbirth in Quebec.
America's top intelligence official echoed what many U.S. experts have long argued when he said this week there was little chance North Korea would agree to shut down its nuclear weapons program. The surprise, though, was that National Intelligence Director James Clapper had made the statement publicly, staking out a position contrary to the White House's and wading into policy questions. "To hear the head of the intelligence community say that the North Koreans are not going to give up their nuclear weapons, he's just telling us what everyone already knows," said Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS, a Honolulu-based foreign policy research institute, and a longtime Asia security analyst with the U.S. military.
[A Texas student was brutally assaulted in his room, all while his girlfriend watched helplessly via FaceTime nearly two hundred miles away. Photo: Baylee Luciani via KXAN]
On the first day of the inquest looking into the shooting death of Daniel Clause, his sister and friends painted a picture of a man who had a lifetime of ups and downs before he was killed by police on New Year's Eve 2014. Clause's younger sister Mary told the inquest by age seven, he was protecting her and her sister Jennifer from the beatings administered by their mother and her boyfriends, and stealing for them when they had nothing to eat. Two officers drove to 682 Warden Ave., the apartment building where Clause lived.
Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, were retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday after failing retests of their doping samples. The International Olympic Committee announced the decisions in the latest sanctions imposed on athletes whose stored samples came back positive after being retested with improved methods. Four athletes were stripped of silver medals and two of bronze medals in weightlifting, wrestling and women's steeplechase.
In a notice of civil claim, Mei Han claims an acquaintance who owned a home opposite York House offered to broker an "alternative arrangement" which would see Han buy the property in order to lend or lease it to the school. As a quid pro quo, Han claims the acquaintance — Lili Song — told her Han's daughter Olivia would get a much-coveted spot in York's Grade 4 class. "Lili never discussed with York House, or its official or representative, with regard to the alternative arrangement, and York House never agreed to same," the notice of claim says.
Wed, Oct 26: Do you cut stems out first and then scoop out the guts before carving your pumpkin? Minna Rhee gets a step-by-step stencilling lesson from a professional pumpkin carver.
The federal government wants existing homes to be more energy efficient and for developers to build more net zero homes. Very shortly the Liberal government is expected to introduce changes to the national building code that will require builders to include more net zero homes — buildings that produce as much energy as they use — in housing developments in the next 15 years. It's all part of a list of environment measures that will roll out in the lead-up to the crucial meeting on climate between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers in December.
Police in Cheshire, England, posted a photo to their Facebook page on Oct. 21 of a tiny person seated in a pink miniature car on a residential street. The child is flanked by a police car and two officers and one of the officers is kneeling down next to the model vehicle.
Denise MacDonald, the Yukon NDP's communications manager says the party's web team made an error in trying to publish an interactive feature. Some mockup graphics were published without the finally-approved text.
Police in Quebec City are defending their use of a stun gun to bring a knife-wielding, nine-year-old boy under control. David Poitras said officers tried without success to reason with the boy, who was brandishing two large knives.
Demand for new homes in Edmonton has "tempered" in light of a weaker market and and reduced consumer confidence, according to new reports from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). According to the CMHC Housing Market Outlook and Housing Market Assessment released Wednesday, housing starts have slowed as stunted income growth, job losses and slowing population growth put a chill on the local market. "A weaker labour market, slower migration and reduced consumer confidence are tempering demand for new homes in Edmonton," reads the CMHC's 4th quarter housing market assessment.