TORONTO - Karl-Anthony Towns showed big men have skills too Saturday night as the seven-footer from the Minnesota Timberwolves beat Boston guard Isaiah Thomas in the NBA skills challenge.10 minutes agoThe Canadian Press
During the last moments of her life, Barb Gibson-Clifford will drink a large glass of her husband's delicious wine. It's something the Sherwood Park woman thinks about often after having had 11 cancer-related surgeries over the past 10 years. "Dying a peaceful, dignified death is part of my healthcare plan and I feel very strongly that should be everyone's option," Gibson-Clifford said.
The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run. In a jailhouse interview, Hossein Nayeri told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1VbZNER) he didn't want anyone to get hurt and asserted that he's innocent of the kidnapping and torture charges that landed him in jail two years ago. Nayeri, 37, who was recaptured Jan. 30 after travelling 400 miles to the San Francisco Bay Area, added that being a fugitive was more stressful than liberating.
The Winnipeg teenager who was shot and seriously wounded with a stolen RCMP gun last fall is suing the RCMP.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says decisions he made around TV debates and the niqab helped sink the party's fortunes with voters. While admitting he is partly to blame for the NDP's third-place finish, Mulcair insists he should be leading the party into the next election, and will take that message to party members ahead of April's leadership review. Mulcair said a short-sighted desire to hold on to that lead made the party risk-averse.
A Regina family is happy to be on solid ground after a harrowing experience on a cruise ship this week.
A Fall River, N.S., woman who found a mysterious substance at the bottom of a can of Carnation milk says an official with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency told her the substance was mould. On Thursday night, Ellen Chesal prepared a chicken dish that included Carnation milk, punctured the top of the can and poured the milk. Chesal says a friend of hers called the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and it sent out an inspector on Friday to take a look at the substance.
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period isn't the only time to buy Medigap coverage. You can actually buy at any time of the year.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and their children, met mascot Bonhomme Carnaval as they spent Saturday, at Quebec City's Winter Carnival.
It's going to be a bitterly cold weekend in Montreal and that could mean frozen pipes if you're not careful. CBC Montreal spoke with plumber Benjamin Lessard about ways to keep your pipes warm and your water flowing. Lessard says you should keep the temperature in your house above 21 C.
In fact, one of the worst offenders when a tot's trying to listen is other voices babbling in the background, researchers said Saturday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "What a child hears in a noisy environment is not what an adult hears," said Dr. Lori Leibold of Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. For healthy children, the auditory system is pretty well developed by a few months of age.
Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas.
Two people were treated for hypothermia and frostbite overnight as the wind made it feel like –40 C in Ottawa. In the first incident, a man in his 40s was found by the RCMP at the intersection of Bank and Wellington Streets, said the Ottawa Paramedic Service. Later Friday night, bystanders found a man in his 20s suffering from hypothermia on the Rideau Canal near Carleton University.
Underneath the idyllic exteriors of Carbonear and the surrounding communities in Conception Bay North, there are people living with serious drug addiction issues, according to local recovering addicts and the people who work with them. Andrea, the mother of a teenager who is battling an addiction to painkillers, said hard drugs are available near the local schools. "The drug dealers go in there and wait for the kids to come out on recess and lunch and they can buy whatever they want.
The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 49 people, state prosecutors said Saturday. The two prison officials were also charged with abuse of authority. On Thursday, rival factions of the Zetas drug cartel slaughtered each other inside the Topo Chico prison.
Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military manoeuvrs and troop deployments to countries neighbouring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a meeting of top defence officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and new moves by NATO "only aggravate" tensions. "NATO's policies related to Russia remain unfriendly and opaque — one could go so far as to say we have slid back to a new Cold War," Medvedev said.
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The residence hosted its annual Valentine's Day Ball at the Château Vaudreuil, with this year's event given a London theme, complete with a vintage red phone box. Peter Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandson, attended the event with his wife, Autumn. "It's an amazing place," Calvillo said of the palliative care residence.
He may not be the first person to circumnavigate Earth, but 33-year-old adventurer Markus Pukonen may be attempting the quirkiest journey around the globe yet.
Two firefighters are recovering at home following a blaze on Winnipeg's Bruce Avenue that left them with significant burns. "We had almost 60 firefighters on scene assisting the firefighters. Forrest said working as a team can be credited for the successful rescue of both firefighters on Saturday.
Four wind turbines at the North Beaver Bank Community Wind Project, run by Scotian WindFields, appear to be vandalized, after police were called around 6 a.m. Feb. 4, RCMP Const. "Somehow they were able to enter the access doors of the windmills and then climb around inside," Skinner said. One or two of the turbines were shut off and a rescue kit was stolen from each, according to Gay Harley, a community manager at the site.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health authority is postponing all elective surgeries scheduled for Monday and Tuesday because of concerns with the sterilization of surgical equipment. Eastern Health says the issue was discovered during a routine visual inspection at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's when a stain was noticed on equipment by surgical staff. The authority says during its investigation, officials found other instances of sterile devices failing visual inspection at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital and two other St. John's hospitals: the Heath Sciences Centre and Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre.
Nav Bhatia, the official Toronto Raptors superfan, says the NBA All-Star weekend is a great opportunity to showcase Toronto's diversity and multiculturalism to the world. "This is a dream come true," Bhatia, who says hasn't missed or even been late for a Toronto Raptors game in 21 years, told CBC News Network.
After years in the making, Iqaluit's new mosque held its inauguration Friday, officially opening as a place of worship. The building will serve as a prayer space and a community centre for Iqaluit's 100 or so Muslims, as well as a place to learn about Islam. Members of the foundation, along with the Islamic Association of Nunavut, built the mosque themselves at a cost of $800,000.
RCMP say a Redwater man's disappearance three weeks ago is now being investigated as a homicide. Randy Lopushinsky, 56, was last seen on Jan. 23. RCMP said Lopushinsky was last known to be in possession of a blue 2007 Ford Escape.
Fri, Feb 12: A Mission-area man says he got a nasty and shocking surprise inside the can of an energy drink. Jennifer Palma has the disgusting details.
A Saskatoon-based non-profit group was looking to put a new twist on finding your perfect match Saturday at the city's Market Mall. Putting a twist on the well-known bachelor or bachelorette auction, the group used a runway and an announcer as foster parents walked their dogs in front of potential adopters. The announcer made sure to sweet-talk each and every dog that made its way down the runway.
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-largest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years. The earthquake centred about 17 miles north of Fairview in northwestern Oklahoma occurred at 11:07 a.m. and was reportedly felt across Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas, the USGS said. A second quake measured at 3.9 magnitude struck ten minutes later, followed at 11:41 a.m. by a 2.5 magnitude quake.
Cape Breton police and the fire marshal's office are sifting through what remains of a Glace Bay landmark after a massive fire burned the unused building to the ground Friday night. Staff Sgt. Ken O'Neill says they have information that a homeless person could have been in the building at the time of the fire. Glace Bay Fire Chief John Chant says it was fresh footprints in the snow that led authorities to believe someone could have been inside, but the weather, amount of debris and almost three metres of water within the foundation means it could take between 24 and 36 hours before authorities will be able to know for sure.
An Ontario aboriginal community on an island in the southeastern portion of Georgian Bay is in danger of losing its only link to the outside world — an aging ferry the chief of the Beausoleil First Nation says is on the verge of sinking. Beausoleil, about 5,400 hectares of Ojibwa territory, is located primarily on Christian Island. The picturesque First Nation — widely considered to be one of the real-life backdrops in "The Orenda," the critically acclaimed novel by author Joseph Boyden —is dependent on the ferry, which makes its hour-long round trip to the island and back 14 times a day, seven days a week.
Four local film industry key grips are in L.A. to receive a Technical Achievement Academy Award for developing a new type of green screen. The Air Cover green screen is an inflatable green screen that co-inventor Steve Smith says is safer and faster to use than traditional green screens, which are usually held up with metal scaffolding. Smith, along with co-inventors David McIntosh, Mike Branham and Mike Kirilenko first used their new green screen while filming the new Godzilla movie in 2013, when the shoot called for a 720-foot long green screen.
The town of Gander is investing in a computer program to help track and manage leaky water lines.
A local prosecutor says he believes police were justified in firing back at a man they had chased through a Baton Rouge neighbourhood before dawn Saturday. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the officers' injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening. The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Calvin Smith by authorities, was critically injured.
The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defence in a move that has worried China and Russia. The new tough stance follows South Korea's decision to shut down an inter-Korean factory park that had been the rival Koreas' last major symbol of co-operation, but that Seoul said had been used by North Korea to fund its nuclear and missile programs. North Korea responded by deporting South Korean citizens, seizing South Korean assets and vowing to militarize the park.
Around Valentine's Day, most people seem to think so. An estimated 40 million Valentine's cards are exchanged in Canada each year, and another 131 million in the U.S. It's the second-most popular card-buying holiday after Christmas. "There's irreplaceable value in a greeting card," says Carlos LLanso, president of the U.S.-based Greeting Card Association.
A legendary character of Sherbrooke's downtown scene, who for years was known for putting a good-natured scare into strangers, has died. Francine Lafond, better known by locals as Madame Bou, was found at her home on Friday. Lafond earned her nickname for her habit of offering a "boo" to startled passersby.
A 76-year-old Ottawa-area man has died after being struck by a motorcycle in Jamaica while on an evening walk with his wife. John Rowsom was walking along a road near Negril, a resort town on the island's western tip, around 7:30 p.m. Thursday when a motorcycle driver lost control and struck him, said the Jamaica Constabulary Force in a news release. The driver of the Cobra CG 150 motorcycle fled, police said.
The black and white birds are related to the puffin and spend most of their lives at sea. "Probably some of these birds, as they were flying through the area, they got caught in these winds and got blown off course," Novak said in an interview on Shift.
DENMARK, S.C. - 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls fighting for black voters looked for an edge in South Carolina on Friday as Republicans crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump's long shadow. Democrat Hillary Clinton stepped up her hammering of rival Bernie Sanders for what she said are his false claims on President Barack Obama's legacy. Prominent black leaders echoed the theme — an effort to use the first African-American president as a wedge between Sanders and black voters.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on the northeast Avalon issued multiple charges to impaired drivers early Saturday. The 45-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving, public mischief and failing the breathalyzer.
NDP MLA for Calgary-Varsity Stephanie McLean delivered a first Saturday. The first Alberta MLA to have a baby while in office. Patrick Shane McLean-Bostock was born at 8:57 a.m. at a healthy nine pounds, five ounces, McLean tweeted Saturday afternoon.
Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, said Saturday they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. The explosion targeted Western and Turkish intelligence agents aboard the Daallo Airlines flight to Djibouti on Feb. 2, al-Shabab said in a statement. Al-Shabab, who are allied to al-Qaida, said they will continue such attacks.
Rihanna is certainly used to stopping the show, whether as a performer or as a fashion figure whose daring choices can make headlines. The singer presented her Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection, heavy on Japanese-inspired streetwear in almost exclusively black and white, with, she said, "a Gothic undertone." As befitting a collection for Puma, it of course featured sneakers, many with high stacked platforms. In an interview before the show, which was staged in a dark, mirrored, forest-like setting filled with stage smoke, Rihanna spoke about what motivates her to design.
Fri, Feb 12: Vancouver police have issued a warning to women in the Oakridge neighbourhood after two attacks. Rumina Daya reports on whom investigators are searching for.
In this video item, host Bruce Sellery takes the wheel while Law offers his top seven tips for staying safe on icy roads. Unlike all-season radials that come installed on most new cars, winter tires are designed to handle cold, slippery conditions and offer far greater control on icy roads than cynics, who think they're not worth the expense, believe. Winter tires are ade from a special type of rubber that stays soft in cold weather, which helps grab the road.
Perhaps one of the best and most recent examples showing the potential of the Chinese market involves the humble Canadian lobster.
Perry Cooper says the Canadian Wildlife Service no longer has an enforcement officer working on Newfoundland's northeast coast and he is concerned that too many migratory birds are being killed by hunters. "With the encroaching northern ice, eider ducks and turrs will be pushed closer to shore and into pools of water where they could easily over-harvested, or if you want to use the word — slaughtered," said Cooper. Since the enforcement of the migratory game bird resource falls under the responsibility of Environment Canada, he said they petitioned the federal government for an officer roughly a year ago.
There was a point when professional climber Kevin Jorgeson thought he might have to accept that he had been defeated by one of the toughest free climbs in the world. Dangling halfway up the 914-metre high face of El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park, Jorgeson was struggling to make it past a specific pitch, one of many sections covering a side of the mountain known as the Dawn Wall. "I was battling with these torn-up fingers … and it turned out to be a week-long battle with this one pitch," said Jorgeson, who will be sharing his experience at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival on Feb. 13.
After all, that's what speed friending is all about. "It's like speed dating, but we're not dating, we're just friending," said Scott Xing, co-president of the Speak Up! Society. "Because of technology, it's really hard to talk to people these days," said Gaius St.Marie, a Saint Mary's student.
Some Calgary businesses have reverted to the age-old system of bartering in order to cut costs during this economic downturn — but with a modern upgrade. Liem says bartering also helps businesses clear old inventory, and introduces new businesses to each other.
As Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris on Tuesday to 'finish' their fateful November rock concert that ended with jihadi gunmen killing 90 of their fans, survivors are torn over whether to go to the gig. "I want to go," said Guillaume Munier, who escaped the gunmen with a friend by hiding in a tiny upstairs toilet for two hours. Jihadists killed 130 people and injured hundreds more in a series of coordinated gun and suicide bomb attacks across Paris that night.
The excitement is building around Sydney's Chase the Ace as the number of cards remaining in the deck stands at only 13. This week's jackpot is estimated to reach $430,000 and Stephen Tobin, the business development manager for the Horizon Achievement Centre, says the freezing weather hasn't impacted ticket sales at the event. To help organizers deal with the growing crowds, last week two additional ticket sale locations were added and organizers began livestreaming the event online, which is projected on 3.6-metre screens on all six ticket sale locations.
You may not have to work this Monday, but that's no excuse to stay at home all day. There's way too much stuff happening in the city.
Police are investigating a killing at an asylum center in Sweden after a fight broke out among residents. It is the second such incident in a month after a 22-year- old employee at a refugee center for unaccompanied minors was stabbed to death, prompting concerns that authorities were being overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers in the country. Police said the fight broke out on Saturday afternoon in Ljusne, a town of about 2,500 people on Sweden's east coast, some 240 km north of Stockholm, but gave no further details.
Three backcountry skiers have been injured after a group of eight triggered avalanches on their way to Bow Hut in Banff National Park Friday evening. One of the skiers was completely buried and another suffered a broken leg after being partially buried, a Parks Canada spokesperson said in a release Saturday. 11 skiers in total had planned to spend several days at Bow Hut, on the Wapta Icefield north of Lake Louise.
The Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition is lobbying local and provincial governments to invest in Highway 19A for cycling and brand it the Inside Passage Bike Route. 19A runs from Nanaimo to Campbell River, and the group believes it has potential as a major piece of cycling infrastructure on Vancouver Island that connects to the Sunshine Coast. "[Local communities] are very interested to work together and to go ahead with this particular initiative," said Leo Boon, chair of the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, in conversation with On The Coast guest host Gloria Macarenko.
Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window. "Very little is known about the microbes of the built environment," microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello of New York University, who led the pilot study, said at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Everyone carries a customized set of microbes on the skin, in the nose and in the gut, a microbial zoo that starts forming at birth and help with such things as digestion and immune development.
Tiny Eaton Corner, Que., is home to about 100 people. A homegrown play that takes 100 years of those stories to the stage premieres this weekend. Where we call home was written by a grandmother-and-granddaughter writing team, Sharon and Bethany Rothney.
The UPEI student union will be giving out some new and unique awards to deserving students this spring. The Diamond awards will focus on extracurricular activities, instead of academic performance, said Nathan Hood, the vice-president, student life, of the student union. "We have a lot of students who, you know, may have a 70 average. They don't qualify for the dean's list, but they do do a lot of incredible things on campus and in the community," said Hood.
A man who hoped to farm enough food for his family to be self-sufficient, while filming a reality TV show about his experience, says he's not sure full time farming is for him. During the first season, former Moncton teacher Patrick Thibeault used the Lewis Family Farm near Salisbury and, while it was challenging, he had some success and a lot of fun — so much so he signed on for another year.
Inuit interpreters and translators made a number of recommendations on the final day of the Inuit language authority's week-long conference, including creating a better support network for those who suffer from 'vicarious trauma.'
The city of Fredericton and the Canadian Union of Public Employees 1783 have reached a tentative agreement.
Police in the city's north end have opened a new recreational centre today as part of an effort to connect with Toronto's Somali community. The Big Blue Door games room, as it's known, is a space for kids in the Dixon Road neighbourhood to hang out after school. It stems from 23 Division's Somali Liaison Unit.