• Brampton woman says Beck Taxi driver harassed, threatened her

    Nicole Vance had just finished work and called a cab to her office on Adelaide Street. When it arrived she asked the driver to take her to Fort York, where she was going to meet her brother and then they were going to carry on to Brampton. About five minutes into the ride the driver told Vance she should move to Toronto "so you can get a Toronto boyfriend and have some babies," she says.

  • Snakes prevent grass cutting at Windsor park

    A city park in Windsor, Ont., is overgrown and there's nothing the city can do about it because the park is now home to an endangered species. Fred Francis says the city can't cut the grass at Seven Sisters Park because Butler's gartersnakes call the park home. Being labelled an endangered species in Ontario means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation.

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    The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution? To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire businessman Thursday at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, saying that if it were up to Trump, his son never would have been American or served in the military. The address was the latest effort by Democrats to highlight their diversity and criticize Trump's most contentious plans.

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  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn, the alligator gar — with a head that resembles an alligator and two rows of needlelike teeth — survived primarily in southern states in the tributaries of Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico after being declared extinct in several states farther north. To many, it was a freak, a "trash fish" that threatened sportfish, something to be exterminated.

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  • Gunshots ended love story for 'inseparable' Alberta First Nations teens

    She carried his words in her wallet, his love in her heart.

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  • Lawsuits leave lodge in Glacier National Park 'derelict'

    "It was really sad seeing such an iconic place look so derelict in the middle of this beautiful pass," said Fox as she peeked into the half-boarded-up windows of the Glacier Park Lodge's main dining room. "It breaks your heart, especially when you know so many tourists come through here and this is what they're seeing and it doesn't really make the national parks look very good," she said.

  • 'Hitman scam' threatens to kill 76-year-old if she doesn't pay $8K

    A 76-year-old woman from Windsor, Ont., received an email earlier this month from an alleged hitman claiming that if she didn't pay $8,000 she would be killed. Windsor police have issued a warning to alert the public about the scam.

  • Brandon police, judge apologize to teens after mix-up led to weekend in jail

    Both Brandon police and a judge have apologized to two teens wrongfully put behind bars for the weekend. The two teens were "incarcerated for breaching a court order that had already been resolved by the courts the previous day," a statement issued on Friday by the Brandon Police Force said.

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  • Developers who cut down mature trees should receive 'very stiff fine,' Tory says

    A development firm that cut down a grove of mature trees in North York didn't have a city permit and should face a "very substantial fine," Toronto Mayor John Tory says. Tory toured the neighbourhood in the Bayview Avenue and Bayview Ridge area Thursday after news emerged that some 30 trees, many more than 100 years old, were cleared. The developer, Format Group, is building what it calls "an upscale community comprised of two blocks of exquisitely appointed homes.

  • Illegal Banff camping on the rise as affordable housing crunch continues

    Banff National Park officials say they've seen a spike in illegal camping this year, with many of the violations coming from people passing through town and others struggling to find an affordable place to live.

  • Chilliwack B.C. man rigs up magnets to rust-cleanse Fraser River

    David Elderkin was frustrated by all the scrap metal and garbage around the Fraser River, so he created an inventive solution — with powerful magnets. The magnets are rare earth magnets that Elderkin said that he ordered through an online retailer in China. "I've stored them at my parents house in Chilliwack.

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  • Hunter Tootoo evades questions about alleged sexual relationship with staff member

    Hunter Tootoo, Nunavut MP and former fisheries minister, evaded questions this morning about allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a female junior staff member. Tootoo abruptly resigned his cabinet post and stepped down from the Liberal caucus late in May to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. A Globe and Mail report Thursday cited anonymous sources who say Tootoo was involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a staff member.

  • Canada should consider buying Ambassador Bridge, Ottawa told

    Canada should consider buying the privately owned, 87-year-old Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Mich., says the man already tasked with building a brand new crossing just down river. Dwight Duncan, chairman of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, which oversees construction of the $4-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge, says Ottawa should also own what is one of the busiest land border crossings in North America. More than 25 per cent of all merchandise trade between the U.S. and Canada crosses the aging Ambassador Bridge.

  • Saskatoon's most vulnerable falling victim to methamphetamine

    It's just one of the things the Community Support Program has seen over the last six months. The city's Community Support Program is a five person team of beat officers who walk Riversdale, Downtown, and Broadway trying to make the streets safer for everyone. Robin Wintermute is a detective sergeant with the drug street team.

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  • Hockey star thanks Vaughan firefighters for saving memorabilia

    Thu, Jul 28: In May a fire ripped through Mitch Marner's family home. No one was home at the time but the 19-year-old hockey forward's family pets were, and his prized memorabilia was in his room. Ashley Carter caught up with Marner and his father as they visited the firefighters who saved his pets and possessions.

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  • Man convicted in Chandra Levy's death won't be retried

    Prosecutors say they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. The U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement Thursday that the office has moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with Levy's 2001 murder.

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  • How do you fix someone who likes to hurt puppies?

    It's a question that might be on your mind after seeing or hearing about the the viral video of the man in Easterville, Man., who cruelly tossed a puppy in the air, causing it to be injured when it hit the pavement. The man has been arrested and charged by RCMP and the puppy is on the mend. People usually are not born hating little puppies.

  • City rejects homeowner's waterfront plan

    Larry Dunville owns a narrow plot of land at the corner of Richmond and West streets. Some neighbours have expressed concern the home would change the neighbourhood and block views of the Charlottetown Harbour. Dunville applied for a variance to have it reduced to six feet.

  • Const. James Forcillo, convicted in streetcar shooting death of Sammy Yatim, gets bail

    Toronto police Const. James Forcillo will be released on bail as he appeals his conviction for the attempted murder of Sammy Yatim, the 18-year-old shot dead aboard a streetcar in July 2013.  

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  • Montreal respiratory therapist suspended for taking drugs meant for cardiac patient

    A Montreal respiratory therapist has been suspended after taking drugs meant for a patient undergoing heart surgery last year. Sylvain Taillon, 47, who worked at the Royal Victoria Hospital, had three professional misconduct charges brought against him for incidents that occurred in April and May 2015. In one incident on May 13, 2015, the Quebec order of respiratory therapists said Taillon consumed a portion of an anaesthetic that he was preparing for a cardiac patient.

  • 6 more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis

    Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country. Attorney General Bill Schuette brought a total of 18 charges against three employees from the Department of Environmental Quality — Liane Shekter Smith, Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook — and three from the Department of Health and Human Services — Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller and Robert Scott. Schuette planned to discuss the charges later Friday at a news conference in Flint, a poor, majority-black city of 100,000 that for 18 months used the Flint River for tap water as a way to save money while a new pipeline was under construction.

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  • 11-member Syrian family finally arrives on P.E.I.

    All 11 members of a Syrian refugee family arrived on the Island Thursday morning.

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  • Are Swedes having less sex? The government wants to know

    Worried that Swedes aren't having enough sex, the government wants to analyze the bedroom activities of its citizens in a major new study. It's been 20 years since the last in-depth study of the sex habits of the Scandinavian welfare state, so Public Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom says it's high time for another survey. One of the goals of the investigation, set to be completed in 2019, is to find out whether there's any truth to Swedish tabloid reports that Swedes are having less sex than they used to.

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  • Mother of terminally ill daughter thanks Justin Bieber for visit

    Pam Drew from Rochester, New Hampshire, recently took to Facebook to share a photo taken with her daughter Karlee and the Canadian pop superstar. Bieber had met with the young fan in Boston in May, and his visit was a big boost to Karlee. Karlee passed away on July 23 after a long battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

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