Hindsight is 20/20, but a police officer in St. John's is offering tips to ensure you won't regret doing the right thing after being involved in a crash. Geoff Higdon with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says it's understandable to look for the best in people, but warns if you're6 hours agoCBC
Twin brothers have been identified as the two young men who died during an after-hours visit to a Calgary luge-bobsled track early Saturday. Jordan and Evan Caldwell, who were 17, were killed and six other male teens were injured while using a personal sled/toboggan to go down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park and hit a large gate used to separate the luge and bobsled tracks. Life is precious, life is fragile, and we must redeem the time we're given," said Jason, Shauna and Katie Caldwell.
Nesh Pillay, 25, a Toronto native, was at a Manhattan hair salon on Friday with her mother and sister getting ready for her wedding when they felt the earth shake as a construction crane collapsed outside, killing one person and injuring three others. "So I kind of went into the bathroom and put my wedding dress on and left, knowing at this point I was very late," Pillay said. Pillay was standing outside in her wedding gown in the slushy cold weather in the middle of the crane collapse scene, when Rev. Ann Kansfield of the New York City Fire Department swooped in, covered the bride in a protective firefighter jacket and escorted her to city hall where groom Aaron Vanderhoff was waiting.
The couple was also found guilty of causing bodily harm to the girl's two-year-old sister who was also in their care. Kevin Goforth, wearing a grey shirt and a black tie with a pattern, sat in the packed courtroom with his hands folded in front of his waist, looking towards his family. Tammy Goforth sat beside him, wearing a buttoned-down purple shirt. After hearing her guilty verdict, Tammy Goforth broke down and began crying, while her partner tried to console her.
North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland. The rocket was fired from North Korea's west coast and tracked separately by the United States, Japan and South Korea. It follows North Korea's widely disputed claim last month to have tested a hydrogen bomb.
There are only four restaurants with drive-through service in Verdun, and the borough plans to keep it that way. Verdun is the latest borough to ban the construction of new fast-food spots that offer service for customers in their cars. "In Montreal, 39 per cent of greenhouse gases are because of motorized vehicles, so if we can do anything to reduce that, we're reducing our carbon footprint," said Sterling Downey, a city councillor for Verdun.
Pemberton RCMP say they are looking for a white, late model Chevrolet truck that allegedly hit a pedestrian on Highway 99 and then drove off with the victim.
Environment Canada is warning about a fast moving weather system that's making its way across Saskatchewan today, which could cause damage to buildings.
A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida, left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers. Hours later, Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay said it was offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person — or people — who fired the shots. Marvin Douglass Lancaster III, 21, of Brandon was killed in the shooting, according to Lt. John Preyer of the Tampa police.
An orthopaedist who violated his professional code of ethics has been given an untendered contract potentially worth several thousand dollars by the City of Montreal. In 2011 Dr Chérif Tadros was suspended for three months by the disciplinary arm of the Quebec College of Physicians. Tadros was found to have received money from a pharmaceutical company between 2001 and 2006 for selling prosthetics in the hospital where he worked.
Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge. As many as 35,000 Syrians have massed along the closed border, according to Suleyman Tapsiz, governor of the Turkish border province of Kilis. The Norwegian Refugee Council said thousands of Syrians have arrived at seven of the main informal camps close to the Turkish border.
By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets. The BuzzFeed report, which went live on Friday night and did not disclose the source of its information, said the social media platform will reorder tweets to prioritize those it believes more users will want to see. Currently, Twitter arranges tweets in chronological order.
Anne Wareham, a child psychologist with the Janeway's Lifestyle Program, said if these devices, such as the FitBit, aren't used properly, those kids can be at risk. It depends really on whether you are in control — or whether the FitBit is in control," said Wareham. "The whole idea of wellness is lost.
Rescuers on Sunday found signs of live within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds. The emergency centre in Tainan, the worst-hit city, estimated that 132 people were still missing more than 24 hours after the magnitude-6.4 quake struck at dawn Saturday. Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said in TV interviews from the site of the building collapse that life detecting equipment had found signs of life from at least 29 trapped people.
The vast troves of consumer data held by big Internet companies should be scrutinized in merger probes because they have a big impact on competition, the president of the German antitrust watchdog told a newspaper. Collections of "big data" - covering billions of internet searches, messages and other online interactions - hand Internet companies huge power they can exercise in marketing and commerce and which potentially makes it difficult for smaller businesses to compete in those areas. Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of Whatsapp in 2014 almost escaped scrutiny from cartel authorities as the messaging service hardly had any revenues at the time, Mundt said, adding that it was apparently still of great strategic importance to Facebook.
One of the walkers, Chisasibi resident Christine Chewanish, said the purpose of Meenwach'heewouwan Maskinnou is ton confront the historical traumas her community has faced. "I had some personal experiences of abuses in my life, where I wanted it to do something about it, so I decided to do a snowshoe walk to bring awareness about the hurting that not only affects my family, but my home community, and Nation," she said. Chewanish said she has the support of her community behind her. And she won't be walking alone.
Sat, Feb 6: Police say Consuelo suffering from drug addiction and had turned to a life in the sex trade. Peter Kim reports.
Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says her party will be working closely with its provincial counterparts to rebuild support in Liberal-dominated Atlantic Canada. Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Nova Scotia Tories in Halifax on Saturday, Ambrose said a lot of work must be done to earn back the trust of voters after the Liberals swept the region in October's election. Ambrose said it's an opportunity to form a unique partnership with the Tory leaders in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador.
An Appleton man was sentenced and fined $3,000 in Gander on January 19th for netting Atlantic salmon in inland waters. The man was also fined $1,000 for illegal possession of salmon, and an additional $500 for breaching probation.
Students at Vancouver Technical Secondary School wanted to learn how sleep deprivation affects their minds and bodies. "I'm probably going to pass out," said Grade 11 student Cyrus Jordan in an interview Saturday morning. The event was billed as a "Wake-a-thon". Throughout the night and morning, students performed physical and mental exercises to test their reactions to sleep deprivation.
Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission. Peter Saunders, a British advocate for victims, had been highly critical of the Vatican's slow progress in taking measures to protect children and punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests. During a commission meeting Saturday, "it was decided that Mr. Peter Saunders would take a leave of absence from his membership to consider how he might best support the commission's work," the Vatican said.
Six people have been charged with multiple drug offences after a lengthy investigation, called Project Trooper, by the Vancouver Police Department. The seven-month investigation included the seizure of $575,000 in cash, multiple firearms, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and nearly 24,000 fentanyl pills. $3.8 million in property was also seized, including eight vehicles, an apartment in Vancouver, a townhouse in New Westminster and a house in Coquitlam.
"We know that around suppertime, everybody's heading home, so then we're hoping people are driving slow, taking their time, and when they forget that, that's when we get calls of cars off the road," said Cpl. Chantal Farrah. Farrah manages the centre where all calls outside of the Moncton area are received and where almost every RCMP investigation begins. The communications centre in Fredericton receives hundreds of calls each day that are handled by trained operators.
A recent meeting of mayoral minds in the nation's capital was one for the record books, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says. The big city mayors meeting just wrapped in Ottawa, with mayors from almost two dozen cities from across Canada making the trip. "Being able to have 21 of the mayors from Canada's largest cities in the room with the prime minister is something that hasn't happened in recent history," Bowman said.
Stirling said the association is working with legal counsel and PWC to determine how pending commissions will be handled as agents are considered "a creditor" in the receivership process. Stirling said about 40 former Exit Realty on the Rock agents have been relicensed with another broker as of 6 p.m. Friday, and about 25 had yet to apply for relicensing.
The university years bring new friends, new ideas and, sometimes, an eating disorder. Sally Willis-Stewart, director of the Nutrition Education Centre at UBC Okanagan, says campuses are breeding grounds for eating disorders because the young students are struggling to fit in and post-secondary life is a big transition. "They're pretty common, and one of the challenging things is we don't know the exact numbers … it's a very 'closet' disorder," Willis-Stewart told Daybreak South host Chris Walker.
RCMP say a 27-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with a string of offences following a high-speed chase in western Manitoba, in which a stolen SUV slammed into a police cruiser and dragged an officer who was trying to make the arrest. RCMP caught up with the white vehicle about 37 kilometres east of Neepawa, Man., on Highway 16.
Located at the corner of Monkland and Benny avenues, the cultural centre was initially slated to open in 2012. "There were a few problems," said Peter McQueen, the city councillor for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. McQueen said the new library will be particularly welcome in a borough that has a shortage of library books.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for better protection at the European Union's external borders in order to maintain the passport-free Schengen zone. "We need to protect our external borders because we want to keep Schengen," Merkel said in her weekly podcast. Failing to protect the EU's external borders would jeopardize free movement of people which is the basis for the bloc's wealth, Merkel added.
Family Day, which provides a much-needed midwinter break, falls on Monday, Feb. 8. - The Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre is hosting Chinese New Year celebrations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features live performances, games, a play area and a food concession. - Britannia Ice Rink is offering free skating on Family Day as well as a dance performance and hot chocolate.
The notion that tourists should be able to drop a fishing line in the ocean all summer long has ignited a fierce debate on CBC Radio's The Broadcast. Mussel Bed Boat Tours in Lewisporte is lobbying the federal government on behalf of 40 tour boat operators. "We proposed that we would start the season the first of June and end it at the end of September or the first of October, and that we would retain two fish per tourist per trip," said Mussel Bed's owner Graham Wood.
A massive, fleshy crowd of semi-naked people might seem like the Zika-transmitting mosquito's paradise, but Rio Carnival goers Saturday said nothing -- not even an international health emergency -- can stop the party. The peak weekend of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival season got underway with an estimated one million people cramming into the city center for the Cordao da Bola Preta street party.
Sat, Feb 6: It was just a week ago that five snowmobilers were killed when a massive avalanche came down near McBride. It turns out many had the proper equipment, but it still wasn't enough. As Catherine Urquhart reports, an exercise today showed how knowledge and training can be the key to staying alive.
Sliding down the bobsled track after-hours on 'dumb things' was a 'tradition' for staff at Canada Olympic Park, according to several people on social media who say they used to work there. The online posters are reacting to news that teenage twin brothers are dead and six of their friends are injured after they tried to use their own toboggan on the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park. "When I worked there many moons ago it was tradition that people went down the track on dumb things," wrote Kendra Coates on Facebook.
Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine. The village of Rosia Montana and a radius of two kilometres (just over a mile) were last month declared a site of historical interest by Romania's culture ministry thereby granting it protection from mining activity. "Rosia Montana carries the imprint of a close interaction between man and environment, which has generated a cultural landscape that is among the richest and most spectacular," Alexandrescu said.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is the most influential woman of the past 200 years, according to a survey of Britons published on Tuesday which showed men place a higher value on political influence than women do. Thatcher, who was Britain's first - and, so far, only - prime minister, led her Conservative party to three election victories, governing from 1979 to 1990, the longest continuous term in office for a British premier in over 150 years. Thatcher's policies on trade unions, privatization and the Falklands war left Britain bitterly divided over her legacy, and the survey by British pensions and insurance firm Scottish Widows highlighted the depth of her influence in the country.
Macaques in frilly dresses turn backflips and answer maths questions for crowds of screaming children at a Chinese monkey school, where trainers teach them to waltz and play rock drums. Shows featuring performing simians, popular in China and throughout Asia, are expecting a boost in the Lunar New Year of the monkey, which begins on Monday. "It's like a human school, but using monkeys," said Takeshi Soma, the Japanese "headmaster" of the facility, at a zoo in Dongying in the eastern province of Shandong.
Health officials in Vancouver are planning a new "sobering centre" seven years after it was recommended by an inquiry into the death of a severely intoxicated homeless man, but some advocates and family members say it still falls short. Vancouver Coastal Health has begun planning a facility where police could take people who are drunk or high on drugs instead of a jail cell. It will be attached to a new detox centre, to replace an aging building that already contains a small sobering unit of about five to 10 beds.
Hindsight is 20/20, but a police officer in St. John's is offering tips to ensure you won't regret doing the right thing after being involved in a crash. Geoff Higdon with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says it's understandable to look for the best in people, but warns if you're involved in a collision and the person involved doesn't appear to be truthful, there are things you can do to prevent being scammed.
The building did not have sprinklers in every room and in every hallway, according to Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop, who spoke to reporters Saturday afternoon. It was last inspected by fire services in 2013. The fire marshal is investigating to see if there were any fire code violations.
Veterinarians in Quebec will no longer be able to crop the tails or ears of pets for cosmetic purposes beginning in 2017. The province's order of veterinarians moved to prohibit certain cosmetic procedures in late January — a first for Quebec. The order also banned ear cropping for dogs and cats, stating that it goes against the principles of ensuring an animal's wellbeing.
A country singer who grew up on the border between Labrador and Quebec is stepping into the spotlight, after realizing her childhood dream of travelling to Nashville to record an album. Jessica Lavallee is from Blanc Sablon, Que., which is just minutes from the southern Labrador border and the neighbouring community of L'Anse au Clair. "It was one of those things that I really, really wanted to be a part of," said Lavallee.
"There's challenges, but we see it as being positive and moving forward," NLCA chair Ed LeGrow told CBC News. The conference was a sold out event, and LeGrow said the association overall is growing, with close to 700 members. Despite the positivity at the conference in Corner Brook, one delayed project in the city is cause for concern.
Tracadie RCMP say they received a call Friday night at 7 p.m. that a off-road vehicle had gone through the ice near the Snowball Bridge. All four were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released.
A college kid named Gary Doer had a plan to leave school for a while, get some work experience, then return to finish his degree in political science. "Ambassador, you have put a lot of pucks in the net," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) - The family of an Iranian-British former BBC journalist who was detained last week in Tehran were told on Saturday that he was in the capital's Evin prison, a friend told Reuters. Bahman Daroshafaei, 34, a translator and former BBC Persian service reporter, was detained on Wednesday at his home, according to the opposition website Kaleme.com. "His family went to Evin prison today.
"The objective of it is to show that even though we're from different backgrounds, and there's a heck of a lot of diversity, it's the things that keep us together, our desires and our needs that are actually very similar," student Laurence Watt, one of the organizers, told Radio West host Rebecca Zandbergen. Stella Mozin, another organizer, says on-campus efforts to ask those questions yielded universal answers. After the Canvas Project wrapped up in downtown Kelowna, Watt called the event a "tremendous success" with up to 20 people at one point gathered around the canvasses writing their answers.
Bruno Mars has officially confirmed he'll perform at Sunday night's Super Bowl halftime show alongside Coldplay and Beyoncé. The Grammy award-winning artist posted a picture of himself on Instagram on Friday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., where the Super Bowl will take place Sunday. Mars, known for songs such as Locked Out of Heaven, Nothin' On You and this year's Grammy-nominated Uptown Funk took centre stage at the 2014 Superbowl halftime show and wowed the audience, which consisted that year of more than 115 million viewers.
Olympic medallists Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais, who are engaged, won their respective finals at the Dresden, Germany, competition. Hamelin won his final in one minute, 25.676 seconds, ahead of Russia's Semen Elistratov, who finished in 1:25.742. Hamelin also shared the podium with fellow Canadian Charle Cournoyer, who won bronze in 1:25.778.
A police officer in Seaside, Oregon, was fatally shot as he was serving an arrest warrant Friday night, authorities said. Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis on Saturday identified the officer as Seaside police Sgt. Jason Goodding, 39, who joined the police department in 2003. Authorities say the shooting happened Friday night in downtown Seaside as Goodding and another officer were attempting to arrest a man wanted on a warrant for felony assault.
Sat, Feb 6: Residents watched as their building went up in flames Saturday morning in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
The Canadian team didn't fare well on what will be the downhill course for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, with Erik Guay finishing 28th. Innerhofer, who took a silver and a bronze at the 2014 Games in Sochi, told the Associated Press he thought the course was too slow, compared with what World Cup racers have become accustomed to.
Two challenging books tackle what it means to be human in a world of science, industrialization and consumerism — even though they take place two hundred years apart.
By Morag MacKinnon PERTH (Reuters) - The premier of an Australian state offered on Saturday to look after a group of asylum seekers facing repatriation to a camp on a remote Pacific island, adding to opposition to the federal government's policy of offshore detention. Daniel Andrews, premier of Victoria state, called on the federal government not to return the 267 refugees, including 80 children and their families, who had been brought to Australia from Nauru island for medical treatment. "Victoria stands ready to assist and care for the children and their families," Andrews wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that Andrews posted on his Twitter account.
For today's new generations of cheerleaders, it's not their grandmothers' pom-poms anymore.
A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf balls. This endangered green sea turtle, about two years old and too young for the staff to know yet whether it is male or female, is infected with fibropapillomatosis, a potentially deadly disease caused by a type of herpes virus. As the population of green sea turtles rebounds in and around the Florida Keys, cases of fibropapillomatosis have exploded too, filling the corridors of the United States' oldest rescue and rehab facility, known simply as the Turtle Hospital.
A new film that explores humour in Mennonite culture is making its world premiere in Steinbach, Man. on Saturday afternoon. Comedian Matt Falk stars in the documentary That Mennonite Joke, which follows Falk as he learns about his Mennonite heritage. Falk spoke to CBC about the film, Manitoba's Mennonites and the humour that he says runs through the culture.
Sat, Feb 6: A woman is dead after a fire on the fifth floor of an apartment complex in Parkdale on Saturday.
Austria's Finance Minister Hans-Joerg Schelling has asked the European Commission to provide 600 million euros ($670 million) to cover the costs of taking in additional refugees, a ministry spokesman said on Saturday. Austria budgeted for 35,000 asylum seekers annually at a cost of 11,000 euros per person but took in some 90,000 people in 2015, the spokesman quoted the minister as saying in a letter to the head of the EU executive, Jean-Claude Juncker. "Concerning the migration crisis it is high time the Commission returned to its normal function as an independent institution representing the general Community interest and start acting as such," Schelling said in the letter, part of which was published by the daily Kurier.
The infamously congested, concrete jungle of Lagos is far from a runners' paradise, but with the launch of a new annual marathon on Saturday organisers hope to show that the city's bad reputation is undeserved. Over 20,000 participants turned out before dawn on a typically muggy morning in Lagos to compete in the biggest marathon the city has seen in thirty years. The streets of sub-Saharan Africa's biggest metropolis, usually clogged with cars, battered mini busses and whizzing okadas -- motorbike taxis -- were cleared for the event and patrolled by lines of armed police and soldiers.
Salma Hayek knows how to make an appearance, even when she shows up at an emergency room. The Frida actor was rushed to hospital after suffering a minor head injury while on a film set. "My wardrobe for the scene was completely inappropriate for the hospital," she joked on Instagram in English and Spanish Friday, posing with the doctors who cared for her.