Emotions ran high at the Conservative convention on Friday as delegates sparred over party policies and politics. The divisive issue of whether to drop a long-standing policy seen as a direct condemnation of same-sex marriage and a rogue campaign to make interim leader Rona Ambrose eligible for the
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At least it does for would-be Toronto homeowners Valery Woloshyn and Njacko Backo. Woloshyn, an environmental engineer, and Backo, a musician, have come up with a radical way to stand out from the hordes of fellow homebuyers.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is closely monitoring Chinese investment in the country and will consider each takeover on a case-by-case basis to ensure it does not lose key technology, a government source said on Friday. "We support investment in Germany but we must make sure that there is no outflow of technology," the source told Reuters. "The activities of Chinese investors have increased. We are intensively watching these developments." A growing number of Chinese companies are seeking to acquire key German industrial technology. ...
Rocco Sollecito, described by Mafia experts as a former leading figure in the notorious Rizzuto crime family, was shot dead in his car near Montreal on Friday. Sollecito, 67, was "possibly" tied to organized crime and was shot one or more times, said provincial police spokesman Jason Allard. Also arrested that same month was Leonardo Rizzuto, who police say worked with Stefano in a large-scale drug-trafficking operation.
Non-essential service providers pushing to get back into Fort McMurray are stalling efforts to get essential services up and running, says Bob Couture, director of emergency management for the regional emergency operations centre. A majority of non-essential small business operators are being stopped once they reach the checkpoint on Highway 63 outside Fort McMurray. Couture said they can become frustrated when forced to turn around and make the long drive back to Edmonton.
The ongoing divorce between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has taken a bitter turn. Heard is seeking spousal support and Depp doesn't want to pay for it.
Social media users in Halifax are swooning over a candid photo of a police officer and panhandler, calling it "inspirational," "the heart of humanity" and a source of Maritime pride. The photo shows a uniformed officer reclining casually on the sidewalk, his outstretched legs crossed at the ankles, having a quiet chat with a panhandler on Spring Garden Road. The post has received over 1,000 reactions on Facebook and has been shared and retweeted hundreds of times - a surprising response to what community officer Const.
Emotions ran high at the Conservative convention on Friday as delegates sparred over party policies and politics. The divisive issue of whether to drop a long-standing policy seen as a direct condemnation of same-sex marriage and a rogue campaign to make interim leader Rona Ambrose eligible for the permanent leadership were two of the more hotly debated topics among the thousands of delegates gathered in Vancouver. The push to change the rules to allow Ambrose to run was solidly defeated.
Liberal MP Arnold Chan, 48, remembers feeling the small lump beneath his armpit one night as he was trying to fall asleep in his Ottawa hotel room. "Oh, damn," Chan said he thought to himself that night in February as he realized the cancer had resurfaced. Then suddenly, Chan was once again forced to confront that his personal life was entwined with his political one, affecting everything from missing votes for chemotherapy appointments to how he talks about Bill C-14, the proposed doctor-assisted dying legislation the Liberal government has been struggling to pass before the June 6 deadline they were given by the Supreme Court.
The RCMP bought so much cocaine from a suspected drug ring in the summer of 2014 it quickly became the group's best customer and helped finance growing volumes of cocaine the organization was bringing into the city, court heard Friday. The man, a former Saint John restaurant owner and one time close friend of Williams, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, detailed how he bought over $30,000 in cocaine in a three-week period two years ago, boosting sales nearly 50 per cent. On Friday, the Saint John Court of Queen's Bench heard how Williams and Kindred had been bringing cocaine into the city in shipments of about 250 grams at a time for resale to local dealers.
An education expert at the University of British Columbia says year-end exams are part of an older system; and change is good.
When he heard Drew Carey speak the magic words "come on down," Chris Ooms couldn't believe his ears. "I thought there was another guy out there by the name of Chris Ooms," he said. Ooms, who is from Saskatoon, was selected as a contestant on The Price Is Right during a taping in March.
The move follows a CBC investigation and allegations of over-testing patients at the private clinic, as well as billing practices that pass costs on to both the provincial and federal governments. "I've directed my ministry to take a more rigorous approach, and there's going to be an investigation," Health Minister Sarah Hoffmann said in the legislature on Thursday.
We Brits may be known for our politeness, but our green and pleasant land is actually home to some rather rudely named locations. From small streets to entire towns, there are a whole host of giggle-worthy place names across the UK. A survey of Brits by Swiftcover has found out the places that made us titter the most, with the unfortunately titled Bell End taking the number one spot.
The ex-wife of a Canadian law professor shot dead in Florida two years ago says she hopes that the arrest of a suspect this week will finally bring some closure to the case. Wendi Adelson, who now lives in the Miami area, said in a brief email Friday that the past two years have been an extraordinarily difficult time for her family. Daniel Markel, who was working at Florida State University, was shot in the head inside his garage during the middle of the day in July 2014.
An elephant that set off a petition drive inspired by a Vancouver blogger to move her out of her concrete pen in a small zoo in Japan died Thursday at age 69. Hanako, or "flower child," was a gift from the Thai government in 1949 and lived in Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo since she was two. Zoo spokesman Naoya Ohashi said Hanako was discovered lying on her side Thursday morning and repeated efforts to raise her upright were not successful.
Diwan Jhand held his daughter as she sobbed while they listened to lawyers argue over the life of their wife and mother. Veena Jhand has been on life support since suffering a heart attack last month. While a court injunction granted the Jhands a 30-day reprieve, Alberta Health Services is appealing the ruling.
Some residents in downtown Charlottetown are concerned about a new home they say will block the view of Charlottetown Harbour for those who live and spend time in the area. "I think it will really change the neighbourhood," said Beck. "One of the neighbours I spoke to said this view has been open for 100 years and she felt that it should stay that way, and that it's important historically for Charlottetown just because this is a place that a lot of people come to see what our culture is like," said Beck.
A man whose boss called him a "retard" has won the right to have WorkSafeBC review his previously rejected claim. The case was reviewed by a B.C. Supreme Court judge, who said WorkSafeBC should have interviewed and assessed the man as part of his original claim. Giorgio Cima got the offensive text message from his supervisor three years ago on Christmas Day.
As prehistoric porkers go, Cypretherium coarctatum was no Miss Piggy.
The economic downturn has dealt a heavy blow to museums and tourist attractions run by Calgary's civic partners. Revenues are down for organizations including Heritage Park, the Calgary Zoo and the Calgary Telus Convention Centre, representatives told a city council committee Friday. High unemployment in Calgary has driven locals to cut their spending, translating to fewer visits and bookings at city-owned venues, they said.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne came to Alberta to talk environment but instead found herself publicly ridiculed on the floor of the legislature as the leader of a failed, debt-ridden enterprise. As Wynne looked on from the Speaker's gallery during question period Thursday, the opposition Wildrose party demanded to know why Wynne, a Liberal, was invited while right-centrist and next-door-neighbour Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was not. "Invite Premier Wall here! Invite Premier Wall," Wildrose finance critic Derek Fildebrandt shouted at Premier Rachel Notley as she tried to answer a question.
Fri, May 27: The presumed head of Montreal’s Italian mafia, Rocco Sollecito, was killed Friday morning in Laval. Global's Sarah Volstad reports.
The hospital visits have ended, many of the scars on her face and neck are healed but Maria Mitousis is still adjusting to life without her right hand. Two bombs were safely disposed of, but one exploded and severely injured Mitousis.
Cathy Botsis was at work when a neighbour phoned with some disturbing news: a deer had smashed through the front window of her Regina home and was in her house. "It was crazy," Cathy Botsis said, when she first learned about what happened at her home Friday morning.