• Trump jokes about ignoring election result; for GOP, it's no laughing matter

    Donald Trump smiled and pointed into a roaring crowd as he told a joke nobody's ever heard before — about a presidential nominee threatening to ignore the results of an American election. Supporters cheered madly Thursday as Trump, fresh from another must-see TV appearance in the third and final presidential debate, kicked off a campaign speech in Ohio by saying he had a "major announcement" to make. "I would like to promise, and pledge, to all of my voters and supporters, and to all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election," he said, straight-faced.

    The Canadian Press
  • 3 convicted for illegal poaching, netting

    A few incidents of illegal poaching and netting have led to convictions in Gander and Corner Brook provincial courts. According to a release from the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Darren Thistle of Glenwood was sentenced to 65 days in jail — 30 days under the wildlife act and the fisheries act, as well as an additional 30 days for breach of probation under the criminal code — for two incidents of salmon poaching in 2014 and 2015. Thistle is also not allowed to fish or hold a fishing licence.

  • Stephen Hawking warns A.I. could lead to destruction of humanity

    [Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]

    The Daily Buzz
  • A giant nude statue in California is stirring controversy

    There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation.

    The Canadian Press
  • Family in fatal crash was moving back to Fort McMurray, friends say

    A woman killed with her sister in a horrific highway crash near Myrnam was in the midst of moving back to Fort McMurray with her two sons and their dog, grieving friends say. Alana Yeo Wenger, 37, of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Amy Wenger, 32, of Victoria, B.C., died Wednesday when their northbound SUV was broadsided by a westbound semi-truck at the intersection of Highway 881 and Highway 45, 170 kilometres east of Edmonton. Alana Yeo Wenger was driving the SUV.

  • Dredging off CFB Esquimalt near Victoria reveals sunken naval history

    A dredging project in Esquimalt Harbour has uncovered mysteries dating back to the turn of the 20th century. The dredging is part of an environmental remediation project launched by the CFB Esquimalt naval base and environmental officer Duane Freeman says items linked to the naval and shipbuilding history of the harbour, near Victoria, have been uncovered.

    The Canadian Press
  • Priest used youth drop-in centre as 'giant spider web' to catch victims

    New allegations of sexual assault have emerged against a Winnipeg priest and convicted sex offender, CBC News has learned. Four men have come forward alleging Ronald Léger, 78, sexually assaulted them beginning when they were children aged 10 to 12, during the 1980s. Winnipeg police confirmed Friday afternoon Léger has been charged with eight counts of sexual assault and remains in custody.

  • Pictures of the week: Sculptures, storms and sunsets

    Our pick of the best images from the last seven days.

    Matilda Long
  • Sheen's 'Wild Thing' will not make pitch in World Series

    Wild Thing will have to stay in the bullpen during the World Series. While actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie "Major League" offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games, Major League Baseball said the choices have already been made. A spokesman told the AP on Friday that MLB has worked with the Indians to identify "former franchise greats" to throw out the first pitch for the games in Cleveland.

    The Canadian Press
  • Raising a vegan baby: Parents say abuse cases give a bad rap

    There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. A Pennsylvania mother claiming to be vegan was charged this month with child endangerment for feeding her baby nothing but small amounts of nuts and berries. In Italy, after a number of vegan babies required hospitalization for malnourishment, a lawmaker this summer proposed a bill that would make it a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.

    The Canadian Press
  • California politician shows little remorse, gets prison time

    Former state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in federal prison after showing little remorse for a corruption scandal that tarnished his family's Southern California political dynasty. Calderon made an emotional plea to stay out of prison to a judge who said he had not accepted responsibility or apologized to California's citizens for taking bribes in exchange for his influence in the state capitol . "My goal was to do the right thing for California," said Calderon who asked Judge Christina Snyder for home confinement.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dog stuck at bottom of well for 27 days has 'a real zest for life'

    A dog trapped for nearly a month in an old well is recovering after the amazing ordeal. "This dog, Bruno, had a real zest for life and will to live," John Billesberger said a few days after his dog, a Labrador retriever, was found at the muddy bottom of a long-forgotten well which was about three metres deep. John and Cindy Billesberger, who live on a farm in the Estevan, Sask., area, have three retrievers.

  • Dam failure a quake risk for Campbell River

    Officials in Campbell River are urging residents to prepare for massive flooding when the 'Big One' hits. While many areas on the coast risk inundation from the sea, the danger in Campbell River will come from inland, where there are two large dams to the west of the city. "It is predicted by BC Hydro that our old dams will not survive a catastrophic earthquake," Shaun Koopman, the protective services coordinator for Strathcona Regional District, said in an interview with On the Island's Gregor Craigie.

  • Gatineau to release up to 20M litres of sewage into Ottawa River tributary

    The City of Gatineau will be spilling a significant volume of raw sewage into a tributary of the Ottawa River later this month as it undertakes major repairs to one of its pumping stations. The station on Chemin du Quai in the city's Masson-Angers sector is corroded and leaking and will have to be taken offline for 48 hours, Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin said following a technical briefing at Gatineau city hall Thursday afternoon. The work is planned for Oct. 24-26. During that time, as much as 20 million litres of sewage could be released into the Lièvre River, which empties into the Ottawa River across from Cumberland.

  • Judge calls for changes after boy drowned in Edmonton pool

    An Edmonton judge says more changes are needed to protect children in swimming pools following the death of a seven-year-old boy. The judge also wants the province to fund a swimming survival program for Grade 4 students and to require all foster and group homes to have swimming policies.

  • Canadian Olympian Clayton unbeaten as a pro after win over Agaton

    MONTREAL — Custio Clayton (10-0) of Dartmouth, N.S. stopped Ramses Agaton (17-5-3) in the eighth round in a welterweight battle Thursday night at the Montreal Casino.

    The Canadian Press
  • Possible cougar DNA samples collected since 2003 to finally be tested

    A backlog at a University of Montreal labs means the possible evidence of cougars in New Brunswick has been locked away in a storage room for more than a decade. "In past years there have been personnel changes there, there have some delays, we actually have a backlog of five or six samples with them that have yet to be determined," said Donald McAlpine, the research curator head of zoology at the New Brunswick Museum.

  • Gretzky books contain bogus autographs

    Fri, Oct 21: Global News has discovered that a large quantity of Wayne Gretzky's new book shipped by Chapters Indigo do not contain the authentic autograph promised to customers. As Sean O'Shea reports, the retailer says this has never happened before and it's working with the publisher on finding a solution.

    Global News
  • Late-night noise complaints shouldn't wait until next day, councillors argue

    Ottawa city councillors say investigating noise and parking complaints the day after the complaint doesn't do much good, and want city staff to figure out how to boost bylaw staffing to deal with complaints around the clock. On April 1 this year Ottawa police downloaded the job of responding to noise and parking complaints to the city's bylaw services, with police now only showing up to such complaints if there's a safety risk. As a result, some 321 noise (and 456 parking) complaints from Apr. 3 to Sept. 3 weren't dealt with until the next day.

  • Farmers feel federal transport minister heard concerns over grain transportation

    Farm groups say they think federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau heard their concerns about moving grain by rail and they'll wait to see if changes are on track. Jim Wickett, chairman of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said they told Garneau about the need for competition in the rail industry and accountability.

    The Canadian Press
  • Why drinking and escape rooms don’t mix and other tips from Canadian game masters

    [A group attempts to escape as they try one of five puzzle rooms at Epic Escape Game of Denver, Co. John Leyba/Getty Images]

    Daily Brew
  • What NTCL did with 'the worst of the environmental concerns' in Hay River

    Internal emails provided to CBC News detail a plan carried out last month by Northern Transportation Company Ltd. to move "all and any environmental issue" off two Hay River lots the financially-troubled company has been trying to sell. On Sept. 16, Bill Smith, NTCL's vice-president of logistics and business development, wrote Steve Ingram, the company's shipyard and marine manager in Hay River, N.W.T. It is not clear if the two smaller lots, between 100 Street and 103 Street, are for sale, like all the other assets NTCL is trying to sell off to generate some of the cash needed to pay off banks owed $130 million.

  • All emergency vehicles permitted to pass through Muskrat Falls gate: protesters, Nalcor, police agree

    Despite the current blockade at the Muskrat Falls worksite in central Labrador, protesters say they've reached an agreement with Nalcor and police to let all emergency vehicles pass through the gate. Protesters have been limiting access since early Sunday morning. Early Friday protesters said the worker could exit in the site's ambulance and transfer to a hospital ambulance outside the gate.

  • Last of the support ships retires: 'They allowed our navy to act big'

    The Royal Canadian Navy's last steam-powered warship — HMCS Preserver — was officially retired Friday during an elaborate, rain-drenched ceremony along the Halifax waterfront, marking the end of a storied, 46-year career at the front lines of history. Rear Admiral John Newton said Preserver and its now-retired sister, Protecteur, helped Canada punch above its weight on the world stage. Aside from food, fuel and other basic supplies, Preserver also carried ammunition, two landing craft, a dentist, doctor, specialized repair teams and a small hospital with four beds and two operating rooms.

    The Canadian Press
  • Abundance of trolls makes social media not so sociable for Canadians, says new poll

    AP Photo/Alastair Grant] One in three Canadian social media users have experienced harassment or abuse online and more than half of Canadians believe that social media companies aren’t doing enough to curb this anti-social behaviour, says a new poll. Men and women surveyed experienced harassment at roughly equal rates but women were more likely to experience certain types of abuse and were more likely to report it, says the survey by the Angus Reid Institute. “We are a country of social media users and the propensity of harassment, I would say, is significant,” Shachi Kurl, executive director at Angus Reid, told Yahoo Canada News. “If you look at what 18- to 34-year-old men are thinking compared to what women their mom’s age may be thinking, some huge differences.” Similar gaps have appeared in previous surveys on gender issues and sexual harassment, she said.

    Daily Brew


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