The search lights flooding his windows, the helicopters overhead, the woman who knocked on his door late one night asking how to get to Canada — it has all become too much for Tim Lamb. The 25-year-old, who lives in Champlain, N.Y., within a few hundred metres of the border, decided to get a German shepherd to help him feel safe. Lamb is among the residents whose quiet lives have been upended by the recent surge in illegal crossings into Quebec.
Amsterdam city broadcaster AT5 reported Sunday that the flight was diverted Saturday after the pilot of the Boeing 747-400 fell ill and was taken to hospital in St. John's. A doctor aboard the flight said the pilot was in need of medical attention that wasn't possible on the plane, and had to be taken to hospital. A spokesperson from KLM said the pilot was in stable condition.
A woman is dead after being struck by a bus at the Union GO Transit bus terminal in downtown Toronto Sunday evening. Police say they were called to the terminal in the Bay Street and Front Street area around 6:30 p.m. for reports of a woman struck.
When francophone parent Olivier Baenninger moved to Vancouver in 2011, he fully expected his children would be schooled in French. "Vancouver is growing and becoming more international, and we should be welcoming to this plurality," said Baenninger.
Paraguayan authorities say a Mennonite man walked 20 kilometres (12 miles) to reach his home in the Rio Verde Colony after being released by a small rebel group that had kidnapped him in July. Franz Wiebe was kidnapped by the Paraguayan People's Army while he was harvesting corn at a farm about 210 miles (340 kilometres ) north of Asuncion.
Winnipeg police say they're waiting for a forensic examination of a substance a man allegedly sprayed on a teenage girl in a shopping mall before deciding whether to lay charges. Investigators released a security image on Saturday from the St. Vital Centre of someone they describe as a person of interest, who they say they later found and interviewed. "Members of the Sex Crimes Unit continued to investigate and due to the support of the public, the person of interest previously described has been positively identified," police said in a news release Sunday.
A firefighter was taken to hospital after responding to a fire at the Norwood Hotel on Sunday morning. The hotel was evacuated and firefighters found smoke coming from the laundry room. The fire in a commercial dryer was quickly put out.
Toronto police have identified Shoaib Asakzai, 25, as the victim of a fatal shooting Saturday after he was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a Thorncliffe Park apartment building.
Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears in the stifling and crowded feeding centre in Somalia's capital. The Somali government warns of a looming famine. An estimated 5 million Somalis, out of population of 10 million, need humanitarian assistance, according to the U.N. humanitarian office.
With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state's most famous Democrats — Bill and Hillary Clinton — from Little Rock's airport. Sen. Jason Rapert says pilots have complained to him about flying into Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and that Arkansas shouldn't honour a former president who was impeached over his affair with a White House intern.
Two Winnipeg women have shown they have what it takes to enter the Dragons' Den. Carla Foley and Alison Duffy are business partners and co-creators of Paternity Testing Centres of Canada. "It's intense but as soon as you get in there you realize they are just business people and they are just humans," Duffy said on CBC Manitoba's Weekend Morning show.
The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said Sunday. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. The accident happened Saturday during one of the busiest nights of Mardi Gras when thousands of people throng the streets of Mid-City to watch the elaborate floats and clamour to catch beads and trinkets tossed from riders.
In the fall of 2015, her heart pounding, Karolyn Smardz Frost stood on an excavation site just behind Toronto's Osgoode Hall. The site, a former parking lot surrounded by plywood barriers, was once part of St. John's Ward, a neighbourhood where thousands of immigrants to Toronto settled throughout the 1800s and into the mid-20th century. The excavation revealed hundreds of intersecting foundations of homes built and occupied by early immigrants, including many black people who had fled slavery in the American South.
"It does create anxiety, there's a lot of data that students consider private. It's almost for them like someone taking away their diary, they have that connection with it," said O'Donel's principal Michelle Clemens. The measure was put in place in September in an attempt to deal with the problem of distracted students and falling grades.
It is indefensible that Health Canada has failed to register the opioid Tramadol under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, a drug-safety researcher says, noting the department explored making such a move in 2007, but backtracked. Dr. David Juurlink, based at the University of Toronto, says Health Canada's inaction has helped to fuel perception that Tramadol is somehow safer than other opioids — powerful painkillers at the root of a national public health crisis. Tramadol — first marketed in Canada in 2005 and referred to as an 'opioid analgesic' in the product's scientific description — is a prescription-only drug, but Juurlink said it should also be listed as a controlled substance to help clinicians realize it is no different than drugs such as codeine.
After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt's troubled northern Sinai town of el-Arish, packed up a few belongings and brought his family to the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, joining hundreds of Christians fleeing a spate of sectarian killings last week. "They're thirsty for the blood of any Christian," said Wafaa Fawzy, the sister-in-law of Saad Hana, the man who was killed along with his son.
When a Yukon woman from Dawson City decided she was going to eat food sourced solely from her community for one full year, a northern foodie — and fellow Yukoner — jumped at the challenge. Michele Genest, who's also the author of Boreal Gourmet, has been "experimenting with stuff" and concocting recipes with Yukon-grown products — which have resulted in both successes and failures. "My job is to make it taste good so that Suzanne's family will eat it," says Genest.
Yonge Street, in the downtown core, spans from Queen Quay to Bloor Street, and has long been one of the city's main arteries. And according to city Coun. "People moving north and south on Yonge Street, there is a lot of people. The project — led by Jennifer Keesmat, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto and Wong-Tam — is in the discussion phase and requests for proposal (RFP) are being received by the city.
The lawyers and notaries, who represent and provide legal advice to the government, have been on strike for 18 weeks, causing severe delays to the legislative process. At a news conference Sunday in Quebec City, Denis publicly detailed the lawyers counter-offer. Denis also said that Moreau issued the threat of legislation even though the two sides had a bargaining session scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Montreal.
Nigerian security agents have freed two German archaeologists kidnapped by gunmen at a remote dig, the governor of northern Kaduna state said Sunday. The two academics are now at the German embassy in Abuja and are doing well considering the circumstances, according to the German Foreign Ministry. Governo Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai "commended the security agencies for their efforts in securing the release of the Germans," said a statement.
When Yvonne Chartrand takes the stage to perform the Red River Jig, she is conscious that her ancestors once danced the same steps. The Métis performer has danced the high-paced and fiddle-led jig countless times, and even tries to add her own steps when she can — just like her ancestors did. Chatrand is the artistic director of V'ni Dansi — a Vancouver-based Métis dance company.
Fire crews were on scene in Letellier, Man., on Sunday evening battling a fire at Oscar's Bar and Letellier Hotel. A fire official at the Emerson fire hall said crews were dispatched around 8 p.m. Brian Zolondek said he was watching the Academy Awards with his wife when she got up to grab something and saw the flames out the window at around 7:45 p.m.
MOSUL, Iraq — "We have wounded!" the men shouted from the roadside. Iraqi special forces Maj. Saif Ali yelled to his driver to stop and leaped out. As Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul, the assault is bringing a surge of casualties — at least 30 Iraqi security forces and more than 200 civilians killed or wounded in the last three days.
The Indian man who survived a shooting in a bar which claimed the life of his best friend Srinivas Kutchibhotla, has been speaking about the ordeal for the first time.