• 911 caller helps police solve case of missing backup dancer

    After days of police work revealed no leads in the case of the missing backup dancer, it was a 911 caller who helped locate the New Jersey woman who performed with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna. The caller told police that a woman was wandering in and out of traffic in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/2eKmPEz). The woman, 32-year-old Shirlene Quigley, was picked up by authorities and admitted to a hospital in New York under a false name she had given.

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  • “Alien” life lay be hiding inside Ontario mineshaft

    The age of the waters was first identified by scientists in 2013, reports the National Post, when researchers ran tests in a mine near Timmins, Ont. and discovered that the water had been isolated from the earth’s surface for up to 2.7 billion years. This discovery suggests that the waters may contain organisms that, although not technically alien to Earth, could be similar to what scientists hope to one day find on Mars. The research team, made up of scientists from University of Alberta and McGill University, found that the waters contained far less of the element sulphur than was expected.

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  • Canadian parka company giving them the cold shoulder, customers say

    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.

  • Charges laid after 3 teen girls brought from Toronto area to work in Ottawa sex trade

    A man and a woman from Toronto face charges after three teen girls were brought from the Toronto area to work in Ottawa's sex trade, Ottawa police say. Sgt. Jeff LeBlanc of the Ottawa police human trafficking unit said patrol officers got a call from someone concerned about a young woman who may have been in the Centretown area early Monday morning. As they investigated, officers went to a hotel and found "what appeared to be an operation being run out of a few hotel rooms that involved the advertisement and sale of sexual services involving underage females," Leblanc said.

  • Sens goalie Anderson granted leave of absence for 'personal matter at home'

    Anderson has a 4-1-0 record with a 2.94 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage with a shutout this season. The Senators recalled Chris Driedger from the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators to tend goal along with Andrew Hammond in Anderson's absence.

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  • Former GOP congressman: Grabbing my musket if Trump loses

    A former Republican congressman from Illinois says he plans to grab his musket if GOP nominee Donald Trump loses the presidential election. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday afternoon : "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.

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  • Couple pleads guilty in Halifax woman's horrific murder, dismemberment

    A Nova Scotia couple has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing and horrific dismemberment of a young Halifax mother who pleaded with them to spare her life. Jason James Johnson and Kelly Amanda MacDonald, who are both in their 30s, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder and interfering with human remains in the death of Catie Miller, 29. Johnson had previously been in a relationship with Miller, according to prosecutor Robert Kennedy.

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  • Indians giving tickets to fan who gave plane seat to Lofton

    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.

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  • With the world on track to lose two-thirds of global wildlife, Canada has a huge responsibility

    The world has lost nearly 60 per cent of the global wildlife population since 1970 due to human activity and is on track to lose more than two-thirds by 2020, says the World Wildlife Fund in a shocking report. Canada is faring better than many countries but it has an enormous share of the world's biodiversity and it's falling short of protecting it, says the report by the conservation group. James Snider, vice-president of science at WWF Canada, says the global trends are very drastic. "In Canada the reductions may be not quite as severe and I think that is evidence of the unique role that Canada can play on a global stage, given the vast natural resources and wildlife that we do have," Snider told Yahoo Canada News. "But that is not to say there are not individual concerns here in Canada." This country has about 20 per cent of the world's freshwater supply and one quarter of the world's remaining wetlands. Globally, freshwater wildlife populations have declined 81 per cent over the past four decades. In Canada, seven of eight species of freshwater turtle are at risk, along with freshwater mussels in southern Ontario, Snider points out, along with several species of fish. Yet there is not a consistent monitoring program for freshwater species, he said. This country protects about 1.05 million square kilometres of land and freshwater habitat - covering about 10.6 per cent of the total, according to Environment Canada. It's a big number but falls far short of the 17 per cent target laid out in the international Convention on Biological Diversity, says WWF Canada. Canada is home to 10 per cent of the world's remaining forests, a "global responsibility," Snider said. It also has the longest coastline of any nation on Earth. Around the world, there has been a 36 per cent decline in ocean species since 1970, due mainly to overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. ALSO READ: Researchers say the near total destruction of a massive starfish is changing the ocean off the B.C. coast This country is not immune. Cod stocks off of Newfoundland collapsed three decades ago and today the WWF warns that forage stocks such as capelin, herring and mackerel are in trouble and are not being properly monitored. "Canada has not done a very good job in terms of protecting our oceans," Snider said. About 0.9 per cent of Canadian ocean territory is protected - far short of the 10 per cent target in the international Convention on Biological Diversity. Species such as beluga and North Atlantic right whales ply Canadian waters, Snider points out. "These populations, really kind of majestic species, would benefit from increased levels of marine protection," he said. This country is home to about 70,000 species, 739 of which are deemed at risk by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. The report says habitat loss is the biggest threat, citing the decline in caribou. Once found in 80 per cent of the country, some herds have declined more than 95 per cent. In the Arctic, Canada is already experiencing some of the most dramatic effects of climate change. Even if the nations of the world manage to hold the global temperature increase to between 1.5C and 2C, that will mean between 3.5C and 5C warming in the Arctic. David Miller, president of WWF Canada, said the report is a reminder that people are pushing the planet into dangerous new territory. "We know that here in Canada, our wildlife and their habitats are under increasing pressure from climate change and other human activities," he said in a statement. "We have a unique responsibility to help protect the world's biodiversity."

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  • Firing of noon gun in Halifax a daily tradition

    Almost every day at noon, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site fires a gun that reverberates through offices and rattles windows. A spokesperson for Parks Canada outlines the history behind the firing of the cannon.

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  • Here's how much overtime Gov't of Nunavut employees earn

    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.

  • RCMP arrest taxi driver accused of groping woman

    A Charlottetown taxi driver charged with sexually assaulting a passenger in his cab is now in police custody. Paramveer Singh Bhurjee, 31, was scheduled to appear in P.E.I. Provincial Court on Oct. 12, but failed to show up.

  • Michael Phelps, Nicole Johnson secretly married in June

    Michael Phelps can add getting married to his long list of accomplishments this year. The Arizona Republic reports the 31-year-old Olympic swimming champion secretly married longtime girlfriend Nicole Johnson on June 13, a little more than a month after the former Miss California USA gave birth to their son, Boomer. The newspaper has posted a copy of a marriage license that shows Phelps and Johnson were married in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

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  • Family gives soon-to-be-euthanized dog best day ever

    Letting go of a family pet is always difficult, and even more so when the beloved friend has to be euthanized due to an illness or injury. But instead of just going through with the procedure, Victor Flores of Austin, Texas, decided to give his dog the best day of its life before saying goodbye forever. my dog is being put to sleep tomorrow so my mom made her last day memorable pic.twitter.com/D18sxHoZU5 — Victor (@Victahhhh)

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  • Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

    Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research adds to decades of conflicting evidence on whether cranberries in any form can prevent extremely common bacterial infections, especially in women. Many studies suggesting a benefit were based on weak science, but that hasn't stopped marketers and even some health care providers from recommending cranberry juice or capsules as an inexpensive way to avoid these uncomfortable and potentially risky infections.

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  • Vehicle with at least 1 person inside goes into Lake Ontario, Toronto police say

    A cyclist dove into Lake Ontario to try to rescue a driver whose vehicle slammed through a guard rail and plunged from a bridge into the water on Thursday afternoon. Toronto Police Sgt. Brett Moore said this is now a recovery operation as police divers have just located the submerged vehicle. The cyclist, who was taken to hospital to be treated for hypothermia, was unable to reach the vehicle as it sank into the nearly eight-metre deep shipping channel, Toronto Fire Platoon Chief Kevin Aucoin said.

  • Six kids allegedly abducted in Calgary found east of Toronto: police

    Calgary police say a man accused of abducting his partner's six children and driving them to Ontario likely thought he was doing the right thing. The mother of the children, aged between 18 months and 11 years, called police on Monday to report that the kids and her common-law spouse had disappeared from their Calgary home. Police say she had given the 49-year-old man permission to look after the children while she was away, but not to leave the area.

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  • Gateway Meat Market fence dispute has neighbours miffed

    Banfield Electric and Banfield Ocular Prosthetics are housed in the same building next to Gateway Meat Market and they share a driveway. "We didn't have any notice that the fence was going up right on the property line so it would block us out from getting any of our service vehicles in here," said Barry Banfield, president and owner of Banfield Electric. One of the those vehicles is a bucket truck that Banfield now has to park at another location.

  • Vancouver real estate: Lawsuit claims $6.7M house deal tied to private school entry

    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.

  • Dr. Sarah Jones review calls for ban on doctors picking up prescriptions

    A review of the questionable opioid prescribing practices over a six-year period by Dr. Sarah Jones has prompted a call to bar doctors from picking up and delivering prescriptions. The probe was ordered by Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine, on the heels of the drug trafficking charges laid against Jones, a family physician in Upper Tantallon. Jones has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against her.

  • NYC principal beaten after asking student to turn down music

    A principal of a New York City public high school who was beaten by a student after asking him to turn down the music in his headphones is recovering. Dr. Matthew Tossman addressed a letter to his students at Manhattan Early College School for Advertising on Tuesday thanking them for their support. Tossman had asked an 18-year-old student on the lower Manhattan campus on Monday to turn down his music-blaring headphones.

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  • Parole considered for Charles Manson's 'right-hand man'

    California parole officials were considering Thursday whether Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should be released from prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people. The next night, he helped kill grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary. Watson was initially sentenced to death in the stabbing and shooting rampage, but the sentence was later commuted to life when the California Supreme Court ruled in 1972 that the death penalty was unconstitutional.

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  • Long-time Leaf Reimer returns to Toronto as foe for first time; Griffith debuts

    As former Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer prepared for his first game at Air Canada Centre in almost nine months, he wondered what it would be like in the visitors' dressing room. "I'm walking in here I have no idea where anything is," Reimer said on Thursday morning. "I'm asking the guys like 'Where's the change room? "He carried us that year and was unbelievable for us," said centre Tyler Bozak, who played with Reimer throughout his Toronto tenure.

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  • Alderon plans to take over Wabush Mines, despite refusal to submit bid

    Alderon Iron Ore Corp., the group behind the proposed Kami project in Labrador West, announced last week its intention to use the idled mine's pit as a tailings dump for its own mine six kilometres away. Wabush Mines, run by Cliffs Natural Resources and its subsidiaries, is locked in bankruptcy protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). "We took a good hard look at it and it just doesn't make any sense to purchase it, or even to pick it up for free and run it," said Alderon CEO Mark Morabito.

  • WSIB's 'devastating' compensation policy all about board's bottom line, lawyers charge

    As CBC News reported Tuesday, injured Lanark County paramedic Dan O'Connor says he fears losing his home after the board slashed his benefits by half. "It's ridiculous," said retired lawyer Ron Ellis, who served for 12 years as chair of the board's appeals tribunal. "It's a very large reduction in benefit entitlement with no change in the legislation," Ellis said.



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