• Pilots in fatal mid-air crash near Fort McMurray didn't see each other, TSB finds

    A fatal mid-air collision near Fort McMurray last year was another example of why small aircraft should be equipped with technology that alerts pilots when other planes get too close, according to an investigation report from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Flight instructor Nabeel Chaudhry, 33, and his student Amjed Ahmed, 32, died when the Cessna 172P they were in collided with a Cessna A185E float plane about 21 nautical miles northeast of Fort McMurray on June 21, 2015. In its report, the TSB repeats an earlier call for small planes to be equipped with aircraft collision avoidance systems, which are not required by regulation.

  • DIVIDED AMERICA: Seeing options shrinking, white men ask why

    Donald Trump is presidential and successful. By the time the 16th caller reaches the air, Rick Roberts' show has reached an impassioned crescendo of anger and lamentation. Roberts, WBAP's bearded, rodeo-roping, husky-voiced host, has heard enough.

    The Canadian Press
  • Oh Jesus! New head on statue of Christ puts spotlight on Ontario church

    A statue of baby Jesus got a facelift after it was vandalized in northern Ontario — and the result is turning heads. Anne des Pins parish in Sudbury, Ont., says the statue, which was beheaded by unknown vandals a year ago, was recently fitted with a temporary clay head crafted by a local artist. The church's priest, Gerard Lajeunesse, says the clash between the orange clay of the head and the white stone of the body is what's most jarring to onlookers.

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  • PHOTOS: Firefighters rescue man stuck in chimney

    Here’s a lesson to anyone who’s locked out of a house – don’t use the chimney to get back inside. A 26-year-old man from Tucson, Arizona learned that lesson the hard way after getting stuck in his chimney for four hours. The man had locked his keys in his house and figured the best way to retrieve them would be to enter down the chimney. The man started yelling for help and thankfully a neighbour heard his cries and called the fire department. When they arrived, the man was lodged in his fireplace with his feet touching the ground. Rescue workers lowered a rope in order to pull him out. In a series of photos posted to the Tuscan Fire Department’s Facebook page, three firefighters pull the soot-covered man from the chimney. The man’s shirt is scrunched up and falling off his shoulder, and his face and hair are completely covered in ash. In one shot, he hugs one of his rescuers. The neighbour who called firefighters left a note of gratitude on the post. “Glad he was only stuck for 4 hours and lesson learned,” wrote Michele Gray. “A big shout out to our intrepid TFD firemen that showed up on the scene in under 2 minutes and were professional and compassionate in their rescue. One grateful college kid and the community thank you for your service.”

    Elianna Lev
  • Mother cries seeing her autistic son bond with service dog

    For one mother of a child with autism, the arrival of her son’s new service dog brought profound joy and relief. In a post published on Oct. 18 on the show’s Facebook page, the mother in question can be seen crying with her hand to her face as her son leans casually against the sleeping dog named Tornado.

    Good News
  • Parks Canada to tear down derelict lodge in Glacier National Park

    Parks Canada has announced now that it is fully responsible for the Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass, B.C., it will be tearing down the 54-year-old structure because of deterioration in the four years since it was last open. Located in the heart of Glacier National Park, it was the only stop for food or fuel in the 150 kilometres between the B.C. towns of Revelstoke and Golden. "Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world, and Rogers Pass is among these treasures," they wrote.

  • 'Revenge' of the fired school trustee: marrying the education minister's daughter

    Art Charbonneau still remembers the car ride to meet his future son-in-law. Twenty years ago, Art Charbonneau and Guy Heywood were the main players in another B.C. education drama — not unlike the one this week between Mike Bernier and the Vancouver School Board. The B.C. NDP was in power, and Charbonneau fired the entire North Vancouver School Board for not balancing its budget.

  • Woman facing deportation issues plea to stay in country she considers home

    A young mother facing deportation to the U.K. after spending much of her life in Canada issued a plea Thursday to be allowed to stay in the country she considers home, a day before her strange saga goes before a hearing that may determine her fate. Propped up in a hospital bed and groggy from pain medication, Fliss Cramman said she is terrified of being forced to return to England, where she was born but left at the age of eight when her parents moved to Ontario. The 33-year-old mother of four young daughters, who were all born in Ontario, only became aware that she was not a Canadian citizen following a recent drug conviction and incarceration.

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  • Alberta restaurant rewards woman for not drinking and driving

    Paula Grzelak-Schultz didn’t expect to be recognized for walking home from the pub after a few drinks, but when she went to pick up her car the next morning, she found that her responsible decision had been noticed. It all started when Grzelak-Schultz had spent some time at Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar in Sherwood Park, Alta. After consuming wine, the woman decided it would be best to walk home instead of driving. “Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight.

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  • Andre De Grasse trades spikes for books, fulfilling promise to mom

    TORONTO — Andre De Grasse is on a break between classes at the University of Southern California, and for once he has nowhere to be.

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  • Cold Case Files: 44 years later, Ontario police on the hunt for Yvonne Leroux’s killer

    Thu, Oct 20: It’s been a lifetime of questions for the Leroux family after their daughter died in 1972. More than 40 years later, York Regional Police are still on the hunt for the person responsible. Erica Vella has the story.

    Global News
  • Two women killed, two boys hurt in eastern Alberta collision

    The SUV was northbound on Highway 881 at 1:30 p.m. when it proceeded from a stop sign at an intersection with Highway 45, RCMP said in a news release. The 37-year-old female driver, from Niagara Falls, Ont., and a 32-year-old female passenger, from Victoria, B.C., died at the scene. An eight-year-old boy from Niagara Falls was taken to hospital in Two Hills by ground ambulance and later transferred by STARS to the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton.

  • Milwaukee cop who fatally shot man charged with sex assault

    A Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August, sparking several nights of unrest, has been charged with sexually assaulting a man the night after the shooting, after they watched coverage of the riots on television at a bar, authorities said Thursday. Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, was arrested Wednesday. The alleged victim, unidentified in a criminal complaint, told police on Aug. 15 that Heaggan-Brown had sexually assaulted him while off duty.

    The Canadian Press
  • Pieces of naval history emerge during Esquimalt Harbour clean up

    The Royal Canadian Navy expected to find contamination at the bottom of Esquimalt Harbour after more than 150 years of shipbuilding and naval activity. What cleanup crews did not expect to find in the dredged up sediment was pieces of naval history like service medals, uniform buttons, and even a couple thousand pairs of boot soles. "The [boot] leather had degraded and was gone, but the sole was still left," said Duane Freeman, a senior environment officer at CFB Esquimalt, near Victoria.

  • Going to Cuba? Leave your drone at home, one Canadian man advises after 13-day lock up

    Chris Hughes loves to travel, but a nearly two-week stay in a Cuban detention centre was not what he planned on when he began his most recent vacation. “I am a successful businessman from Toronto with two locations, and all of my travels are for the thrill and adventure of visiting new places,” Hughes told Yahoo Canada News. Hughes, 38, a Toronto-based photographer and media entrepreneur, was visiting Cuba in September as part of a trip through the Americas, excited to visit and photograph.

    Daily Brew
  • 'I killed him': Accused confessed to friend, murder trial hears

    After the house fire was extinguished on that May 2014 morning, the two friends were alone inside a vehicle. 

  • Sobeys closing IGA store in OCN, blames 'current economic situation'

    In another blow to a beleaguered​ region, 47 jobs will be lost on Opaskwayak Cree Nation near The Pas, Man., when the IGA store there closes in the coming weeks. The region has also been hit by the shutdown of the port of Churchill and reduced service down the rail line from the The Pas to Churchill. A spokesperson for Sobeys, the company that owns IGA, says the store will close permanently in the next few weeks.

  • Rare patient recovering at wildlife rescue centre

    The Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin, B.C., is nursing an unusual patient — a female short-eared owl with two severely broken bones in her left wing. Heather Schmitt, assistant manager at Wild ARC, said it was likely hit by a car.

  • Man convicted of biting off fellow mourner's nose at drunken Nova Scotia wake

    A Nova Scotia judge has offered a meditation on the nature of grief and the dangers of overdrinking, as he convicted a man for biting off part of a fellow mourner's nose in a drunken brawl at a wake. Judge Del Atwood found Randall Edwin MacLean guilty of aggravated assault, but made it clear many people behaved badly at the wake at a house in downtown Pictou, N.S.

    The Canadian Press
  • Police body cams not 'worthwhile' if officers can turn them off, lawyer says

    There's no point in police officers wearing body cameras if they are able to turn them on and off, Toronto lawyer Peter Rosenthal says. Rosenthal was responding to comments made by police Chief Mark Saunders, who said last week that officers should be able to control the camera because of privacy issues. On Thursday, Toronto police will ask the Police Services Board for about $500,000 to facilitate the call for proposals from potential suppliers of body-worn cameras.

  • Basketball star Steve Nash wants court to order clubs to stop using his name

    Former basketball superstar Steve Nash is seeking a court order banning the use of his name or image on nearly two dozen fitness clubs in British Columbia. A civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court says SNFW fitness has continued operating facilities since October 2014 under the name Steve Nash Fitness World after Nash's relationship with two business partners fell apart. Nash's Arizona-based company, B & L Holdings, agreed in November 2006 to allow unlimited use of his name and image to a firm that was operating two facilities called Steve Nash Fitness Clubs, the court document says.

    The Canadian Press
  • NTCL offers workers severance deals. The catch? No badmouthing the company

    Northern Transportation Company Ltd. is asking at least 40 soon-to-be-former employees, including several people in Hay River, N.W.T., to sign a release form barring them from speaking badly about the company — before the employees can receive their severance pay. "I won't be signing it and sending it off," says Wade Haley, a carpenter who worked for NTCL for 30 years, retired and then returned to work there for the last few years. On Monday, Debbie McKay, NTCL's director of human resources, sent letters to about 40 employees represented by the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE).

  • Toronto-area duo nabbed in switch of diamond for fake, police probe wider spree

    Police in Saint John, N.B., said Grigori Zaharov, 70, and Natalia Feldman, 44, of Vaughan, Ont., were arrested overnight Thursday outside a condo tower in Vaughan. The pair was sought in an Oct. 7 theft at W. Smith and Co. Fine Jewellers in Saint John. Store owner Wayne Smith said the thieves presented themselves as a couple arguing over how many carats to buy, and then switched a $10,000 diamond with a fake while the salesperson was distracted.

    The Canadian Press
  • Protesters preventing workers from getting into Muskrat Falls site: Nalcor

    An official with Nalcor Energy says protesters are blocking access to the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric work site in Labrador, preventing workers from getting into the project. Spokeswoman Karen O'Neill says the blockade stopped workers on the day shift from going into the site this morning, but she didn't indicate what action may be taken. The protesters appeared to be in violation of a court injunction Nalcor obtained earlier this week that forbid obstruction of its main entrance, leading to the arrest of nine people on Monday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bon Jovi sets rumour straight on buying Tennessee Titans

    Bon Jovi's upcoming album is entitled, "This House is Not For Sale," and apparently neither are the Tennessee Titans. Earlier this week, CBS Sports reported that Bon Jovi and Peyton Manning were "monitoring the Tennessee Titans ownership situation," leading to speculation they were looking to purchase the Nashville-based team. On Wednesday, Jon Bon Jovi sat down with The Associated Press to set the record straight.

    The Canadian Press


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