CANTON, Texas — Authorities say fatalities have been reported and dozens of people were taken to hospitals after a tornado hit a small city in East Texas.
RCMP in Stony Plain, Alta. are investigating an assault of an eight-year-old girl by an unknown man while playing on a sidewalk near her home. Two girls, eight and nine, were playing on a sidewalk near 51st Street and 54th Avenue Friday at 4 p.m., police said in a news release. Kim Mueller told CBC Saturday.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan offered a full apology to his former comrades-in-arms on Saturday, after claiming to have been the "architect" of Canada's largest battle in Afghanistan. The mea culpa, posted to Facebook, followed what some had seen as a half-hearted apology by Sajjan on Friday for comments he made in a speech earlier this month to a think tank in India. "On my first deployment to Kandahar in 2006, I was kind of thrown in an unforeseen situation and became the architect of an operation called Operation Medusa, where we removed about 1,500 fighters, Taliban fighters, off the battlefield," Sajjan said during his speech in Delhi on April 18.
In his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has produced hundreds of tweets, fired scores of rockets at Syria, signed dozens of executive orders, made one big move on the Supreme Court and signed no major legislation.
Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants. Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force as Francis zoomed around the soccer stadium in suburban Cairo where Mass was held, using an open-topped golf cart and waving to members of the congregation, evidence of his hallmark desire to be close to his flock at all costs. The military-run stadium has a capacity of 25,000, but only about 15,000 people attended — a reflection that Catholics represent less than 1 per cent of Egypt's 92 million people.
Five more winners have been announced at the East Coast Music Awards in Saint John. Friday saw a couple of repeat winners with Halifax's artist/producer Classified and singer Ria Mae both taking their second trophies. Mae won for Pop Recording of the Year the self-titled Ria Mae, after also scoring for Solo Recording Ria Mae.
As she lay in a strange bed that night in a shabby hotel room, feeling those first painful contractions, Monique Brunet wondered what remained of the fire-ravaged city she'd escaped just hours before. The next morning, her family completed their journey to safety, and Brunet gave birth to her daughter, Brielle, in an Edmonton hospital. The little girl is one of several babies born soon after a wildfire last May forced the entire population of Fort McMurray to flee from their homes.
The rustling of chiffon and satin, the shimmer from jewel-encrusted fabric and racks upon racks of bright colours — it usually adds up to a big pricetag when it comes to prom dresses. "So many colours and sizes, it's a dream," said Elaine Balsom, project coordinator at the Single Parent Association of Newfoundland about its program, Prom Dreams.
A Toronto man who had been serving a four-year prison sentence for defrauding more than 100 Canadian investors of nearly $7 million in a gold mine scheme has died in a Kingston, Ont., hospital. Robert Heward, 58, had been serving his sentence at the medium-security Joyceville Institution north of Kingston when he died Thursday, Correctional Service Canada said in a media release. Heward and another man, William Wallace, were convicted in December 2016 of fraud, illegal distribution and unregistered trading under the Ontario Securities Act in connection with selling fraudulent shares in Londoni Gold Corp., which the pair promoted as a gold mine in Tanzania.
Philip Ugjuk was reminded why he learned to dance at the Qaggiit drum dance festival in Kugaaruk last week. Moments like these are why he says he likes drum dancing—the opportunities to travel to different communities, participate in Inuit traditions and meet new people. "I am lucky I learned," Ugjuk said via Facebook chat. "Now I can feel the sound and beat of the drum dance through the floor.
Nature photographer Arielle DeMerchant has been playing candid camera cat and mouse with a pretty big cat since last November. After months of observing a lynx on trail cameras she set up near Scotch Lake, about 30 kilometres north of Fredericton, she finally landed her dream shot April 23. New Brunswick-based DeMerchant tries to observe animals in their natural habitat as part of her hobby.
Every day this week, federal Fisheries biologist Rod Bradford and a team from DFO are up at dawn checking a fish trap they've placed in the Shubenacadie River at Enfield near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. "There is a pile of fish in there," Bradford tells his colleagues as they paddle out on a flat-bottom aluminum boat. Now, in addition to counting, measuring and noting fish previously tagged or injuries from angling, the Fisheries Department is expanding monitoring efforts on what is the only healthy population of striped bass in the Bay of Fundy.
"My concerns are exposure, accidental exposure to people, pets, wildlife and also water, because they have some bait in the drainage canal," said Ghikas. According to a report submitted to the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund in 2009, it can take hours or days to kill a gopher. The 2009 report, a review of control methods in Saskatchewan, says public concerns about exposure relate to accidental consumption of poisoned animals.
Edmonton Oilers games are starting late and ending later, leaving the Orange Crush crew sleep deprived for work and school the next morning. After an 11-year drought, Oilers fans are more ready than ever to forgo sleep to support their team. Sean Bowen was watching Game 5 against the San Jose Sharks when David Desharnais scored, winning the game in a nail-biting overtime.
Bars with themed decor and ambience are nothing new, but On The Coast food columnist Gail Johnson says some bars in Vancouver are taking their themed menus to the next level. Johnson says the food is unlike anywhere else in town: you can order Chef Boyardee, instant noodles, or pizza pockets and even bring in takeout or have food delivered from nearby restaurants. Another fun spot is EXP Restaurant and Bar, decorated with video-game props and memorabilia.
Students from Whitehorse's Holy Family elementary school visited a recording studio on Friday, to record a few rhyming couplets about staying safe on the land. The song lyrics are good advice.
Merchants along Laurier Avenue Ouest are preparing for their first summer of major road work, and some business owners say they are already seeing a drop in sales. Kimio Nguyen, owner of Mikado restaurant, said he's seen a drop in revenue by nearly 20 per cent since the work started in January. The updates to the water and sewer system, between Côte-Sainte-Catherine and Querbes streets, won't be completed until the fall of 2018.
More pie and tart shells have been added to a national food recall warning issued last week. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Mom's Pantry/Jim & Leonie brand 3" Unsweetened Tart Shells and 9-inch Unbaked Pie Lids are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible E. coli contamination. CFIA says the recall includes all units sold from Dec. 1, 2016, up to and including April 28, 2017, for the Unsweetened Tart Shells, and all units sold from March 15 up to and including April 28 for the Unbaked Pie Lids.
An Ontario woman is missing in Belize along with her American boyfriend, a friend says, and search crews have so far failed to turn up any clues indicating where they may be. Francesca Matus, 52, and her boyfriend, Drew De Voursney, 36, were last seen leaving a bar called Scotty's near Matus's beachfront home in Corozal, about 130 kilometres north of the country's capital. Matus's friend, Nancy Rifenbark, confirmed to CBC Toronto that she was with Matus and De Voursney at Scotty's, a neighbourhood bar, until about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Putrella, also known as the corpse flower, is in full bloom at the Muttart Conservatory. Vents in the tropical pyramid at the Muttart have been "adjusted" to keep Putrella smelling particularly pungent for as long as possible, the city added. The corpse flower is the largest flowering plant in the world and can grow as tall as 12 feet and weigh more than 170 lbs. Native to Sumatra, it takes years for the plant to conserve enough energy to bloom.
Regina police are asking people to take note of the roads that will be closed for the Regina Police Service half-marathon happening this Sunday. - Broad Street will be down to one lane, between Lakeshore Drive and Wascana Drive. - Wascana Drive from Broad Street to McDonald Street will be closed to traffic.
There is no subway service on Line 1 between St George and Downview stations this weekend due to signal upgrades, the Toronto Transit Commission says. All trains on Line 1 will turn back southbound at St George station. Shuttle buses will run between Downsview and Lawrence West stations during the shutdown because several construction projects on the street are affecting traffic, according to the TTC.