Goodwill seeks bankruptcy protection; plans restructuring proposal
Goodwill seeks bankruptcy protection; plans restructuring proposal

TORONTO - Goodwill Industries of Toronto, Eastern, Central and Northern Ontario says it's seeking bankruptcy protection as it tries to restructure.

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  • Dog thought to be dead brought back to life by Vancouver firefighters

    An East Vancouver family has an extra reason to celebrate Family Day after their dog was brought back to life by Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services. At first, rescuers believed the dog had succumbed to smoke inhalation, but 20 to 25 minutes after using an oxygen bag and mask adapted to fit over its snout, the pet was revived. Battalion Chief Peter Bridge says he was surprised the dog came back to life.

    • CBC
  • Third woman testifies Ghomeshi put his hands around her neck as they were kissing

    The third complainant to testify against Jian Ghomeshi says she first met the disgraced broadcaster at a Toronto dance festival in the early 2000s. The new statement was not disclosed to the defence until Sunday, Henein said, and more new information was added early Monday morning.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

    Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

  • Port Douglas man arrested in connection with 'unusual' Pemberton pedestrian incident

    Whistler RCMP say they have found a white Chevrolet pickup truck and its driver, who they believe struck a female pedestrian on Highway 99 and then drove off with her. A 35-year-old Port Douglas, B.C. man is under arrest in relation to the incident.

    • CBC
  • Ottawa Public Health to ask province for help with Syrian refugee healthcare costs

    Ottawa Public Health says it will be asking for a one-time infusion of cash from the province to help with the costs of caring for Syrian refugees. In a Feb. 1 report to be presented at Monday's Ottawa Board of Health meeting, medical officer of health Dr. Isra Levy said the city has taken in approximately 650 government-sponsored and privately-sponsored refugees as of late January. In an email, OPH said that approximately 2,000 refugees settle in Ottawa on an average year.

    • CBC
  • Melting Greenland ice changing ocean circulation, Earth's gravitational field

    The melting of the Greenland ice sheet due to climate change is having an impact on ocean circulation and rising sea levels, according to new studies from university researchers across North America. "It was well known that Greenland's ice was melting, it was well known that that melting was accelerating, and it was well known that extra melting was changing the salinity of the North Atlantic Ocean," said Tim Dixon, a Canadian professor in the department of geophysics at the University of South Florida. Dixon said that when ice melts, it deposits fresh water into the ocean that dilutes the salt in the North Atlantic.

    • CBC
  • Twin brothers identified as victims of an after hours accident at Calgary bobsled track

    Jordan and Evan Caldwell, 17, were killed and six other male teens were injured early Saturday while using a personal sled/toboggan to go down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park. Evan Caldwell also attended the Calgary school with his brother from Grade 5 to Grade 11, but switched to Ernest Manning High School last year in order to take pre-engineering classes, according to a statement from the Caldwell family. The brothers both got straight-As and helped homeowners affected by the 2013 flood in Calgary, the family said.

    • The Canadian Press
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  • Tim Bosma trial: Ex-Israeli soldier to resume testimony today

    A Hamilton court will hear more testimony from a witness who was selling a truck much like the one Tim Bosma owned before he was killed in 2013. Monday starts with further cross-examination of Toronto resident Igor Tumanenko, who had gone on a test drive with two men days before Bosma disappeared. Dellen Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bosma, a Hamilton resident. Both have pleaded not guilty.

    • CBC
  • Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers: U.S. federal saftey agency finds

    Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in documents posted during the weekend, has doubled the number of vehicles involved in an investigation of the problem, but it stopped short of seeking a recall. Agency tests found that operating the centre console shift lever "is not intuitive and provides poor tactile and visual feedback to the driver, increasing the potential for unintended gear selection," investigators wrote in the documents.

    • The Canadian Press
  • CBC Forum: What do you think of the Liberals' anti-ISIS plan?

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled the Canadian government's new approach to dealing with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ending air strikes while increasing Canada's participation in other areas including planning, intelligence and training.

    • CBC
  • University of Moncton sees 25% of education students fail French exam

    The president of the student association for the education faculty at the University of Moncton says "everybody's angry" and wants answers after 25 per cent of students failed a French proficiency test and now have to leave the program. Julie LeBlanc, who is a third-year student and president of the education faculty's student association, passed the test on her third and final attempt.

    • CBC
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  • Dellen Millard wanted truck painted red after Tim Bosma went missing: witness

    The owner of an autobody shop says one of the men accused of killing Tim Bosma called him to have a black pickup truck painted red in the days after the Hamilton man went missing. Tony Diciano says Dellen Millard called him on May 8, 2013, wanting a rush job on the work, but then left a message the next day to cancel the order. Diciano says it was the first time that Millard, a longtime customer, had wanted a truck repainted or asked for such a quick turnaround.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Winnipeg teacher survives brutal attack in Tanzania

    A Winnipeg schoolteacher who was beaten, raped and stabbed while doing humanitarian work in Tanzania, is determined to return there, despite the brutal attack. "You can't hold a whole community accountable for one person's actions," Amanda Furst told the CBC. Furst, who founded Growing Opportunities International, or The GO! Team, has spent the past decade working in Rwanda and Tanzania helping villagers on the ground build everything from daycares and libraries to rainwater catchments.

    • CBC
  • 'Perfectly good' Adera Street home draws protest from neighbours who say it will be demolished

    Protesters gathered Sunday in front of a $7.4 million home on Adera Street in Vancouver saying its owner plans to demolish the 20-year-old structure to make way for a bigger home. The 6,182 square-foot home at 6088 Adera St. sold three years ago for $6 million according to property records, which also show the home was built in 1996. City Councillor Adriane Carr, who attended the protest, says the home underwent $300,000 worth of renovations in 2013 and that the owner of the home has applied to the city to tear down the structure so that a new house can be built.

    • CBC
  • Jian Ghomeshi sex assault trial continues its 5th day at old city hall

    Mon, Feb 8: The third alleged victim in the case against the former broadcaster is on the stand, which the judge ruled that she cannot be identified. Christina Stevens reports.

    • Global News
  • Buying Medigap Plan F? Read This First

    Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

  • Deported Roma refugee family receives permission to return to Canada

    Immigration and Refugee Minister John McCallum has granted special permission for a deported Roma family to return to Canada. The decision involving Jozsef Pusuma, his wife Timea Daroczi and their seven-year-old daughter Viktoria (who goes by Lulu) comes after McCallum intervened in their case and granted them ministerial approval to permit them to return and move forward on the path for full permanent residency status. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and dedicated citizens can change the world," Rev. Alexa Gilmour told her congregation.

    • CBC
  • Digital divide: Is high-speed internet access a luxury or a right?

    In an era when some Canadians are cutting back on groceries and skimping on the rent just to stay online, there's a growing argument that high-speed home internet access is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Internet access has become necessary for employment, education and civic engagement, advocates say. The Affordable Access Coalition, made up of public policy, consumer advocate and anti-poverty organizations, is petitioning the CRTC to subsidize internet access for low-income and rural Canadians.

    • CBC
  • Electronic device ban brings positive changes to P.E.I. family

    A family from O'Leary, P.E.I., says there's been more harmony in their home since they removed electronic gadgets from their sons' lives. Tamara Currie said her three sons — aged 20 months, six and eight years old — were spending too much time online and it was interfering with everything from their homework to their sleep. Currie and her husband didn't wean the boys from screen time.

    • CBC
  • Spaniard's Bay town manager resigns as town deals with harassment scandal fallout

    CBC News has learned that Ryan's resignation is effective immediately, and came without any prior notice. In his resignation letter, Ryan said ongoing bickering and the controversy over the town's fire department are the reasons for his departure. It's the latest in a series of controversies that has crippled the small Conception Bay town in recent weeks.

    • CBC
  • Forget Guns, This is Bright Enough To Blind A Bear

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  • P.E.I. mother delivers baby 3 months early to prepare for stem cell transplant

    A mother from Charlottetown is drawing strength from her newborn baby in a Halifax hospital this winter, as she undergoes treatment for an aggressive form of cancer while awaiting a bone marrow transplant. McInnis's husband says his wife had been in and out of hospital, receiving two rounds of chemotherapy before their son was born.

    • CBC
  • Catholic bishops meet with David Eggen over school gender-identity policies

    Education Minister David Eggen met with the province's Roman Catholic Bishops this morning in Edmonton about his department's new gender-identity guidelines for Alberta schools. The bishops have all come out against the guidelines, which are to be used by school boards to craft policies to support and protect students, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Eggen has told all 61 school boards that these policies must be in place by the end of March.

    • CBC
  • Snowmobiler dead after collision with SUV

    Sun, Feb 7: A snowmobiler was killed Saturday afternoon, after he was struck by an SUV in Saint-Prosper-de-Champlain. The snowmobile was dragged along for several meters before it burst into flames.

    • Global News
  • Brian Gallant pushes Energy East pipeline on Tout le monde en parle

    Premier Brian Gallant used a Sunday night appearance on Radio-Canada's popular Tout le monde en parle to debate Montreal's mayor over the merits of building the Energy East pipeline. The talk show format didn't lend itself to any theatrics on the part of either Gallant or Denis Coderre or a lengthy debate over the proposed pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta with a final destination in Saint John.

    • CBC
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  • Dazzling Rio carnival climax gives Brazilians reason to smile

    Dancers -- some nearly naked, others in elaborate costumes -- strutted into the final round of the Rio Carnival's samba championship Monday, capping a wild party that has helped Brazilians forget about Zika and other worries. The six last samba schools were preening their spectacular feather headdresses and adjusting the shining G-strings and other tiny garments favored by lead dancers ahead of the all-night parades. Some 70,000 fans cheered, sang and shook their hips overnight Sunday to Monday in the stands of Rio's purpose-built dancing stadium, the Sambadrome, as competing samba schools passed in a blur of feathers, glitter and flesh.

    • Agence France-Presse
  • Syrians in Ottawa seek sponsors to reunite families

    "We are trying to take those individuals and groups and introduce them to local families who want loved ones sponsored," said Leslie Emory, the organization's executive director. Under a G5, sponsors have to raise enough money to house, feed and care for a refugee family for one year.

    • CBC
  • NBA All-Star Game: Toronto Mayor John Tory OK with police response to any taxi strike

    The mayor made the comments one day after the formation of United Taxi Workers Association. "We're all struggling and dying out there because illegals are killing us," United Taxi representative Paul Sekhon told CBC News. Traditional Toronto taxis are heavily regulated but Uber — and in particular its ride-hailing app UberX — connects paying passengers with private cars that provide a taxi-like service for a fee.

    • CBC
  • Energy East pipeline rejected by aboriginal group

    ​The proposed Energy East pipeline is being rejected by a traditional aboriginal group in the province. The Wolastoq Grand Council held a news conference Monday to state its opposition to the proposed pipeline that would transport about 1.1 million barrels of Alberta crude oil a day through New Brunswick to Saint John. "We unanimously oppose the Energy East pipleline project in order to protect out non-ceded homeland and waterways, our traditional land and cultural connection to our lands, waterways and air," said clan mother Alma Brooks.

    • CBC
  • How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

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  • Shannon Park demolition project begins, paving way for Big Build

    Crews with Dexter Construction rolled through the opened gates of Shannon Park early Monday to begin what will be a year-long project to take down 40 buildings on the Dartmouth waterfront. 

    • CBC
  • Zika virus concerns get varied response from travel companies, airlines

    As health experts grapple with the spread of the Zika virus, worried Canadian travellers — including those who are not concerned about pregnancy — are wondering what options they have to change their plans.

    • CBC
  • Police issue warning after 'fraud lab' discovered near Bloor and Parliament

    Toronto police are warning residents about the discovery of a "fraud lab" after an investigation into several mail and identity thefts at local Money Marts in Toronto. 

    • CBC
  • Big 3 grocers the next target in cage-free eggs campaign: Mercy for Animals

    A decision by Tim Hortons and Burger King to serve only cage-free eggs by 2025 is shining a spotlight on how the breakfast staple makes it from farm to plate. After winning commitments from several major restaurant brands to offer only cage-free eggs, animal rights group Mercy for Animals is taking aim at a new target: Canada’s biggest grocers. Krista Hiddema, managing director of Canadian operations at Mercy for Animals, says that in the next couple of weeks, Canadians can expect to hear several more big announcements from organizations pledging to offer only cage-free eggs.

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  • New Hampshire village bordering Quebec to continue tradition of midnight voting

    The tiny village of Dixville Notch is once again planning on being the first municipality to vote in the state's primary election on Tuesday. It's the township's claim to fame: since 1960, the entire population of the village has met at the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel to vote in unison at midnight. In New Hampshire, once every eligible voter has voted, the results of the poll can be announced.

    • CBC
  • Yves Cyr's disappearance a 'nightmare' for his fiancée

    The fiancée of a Gatineau, Que., man who has been missing for two months says his disappearance remains a heartbreaking mystery for his family, and she's doing everything she can to figure out what happened. Yves Cyr, 41, was last seen Dec. 7 in the industrial park near Boulevard de l'Aeroport in Gatineau, Que. It was about 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon and he had just left work nearby. ... We're not into drugs, we're not into alcohol, we don't go to bars, we don't go anywhere," said Anne Boudria, Cyr's fiancée, in an interview Sunday.

    • CBC
  • Memory Cafés help those struggling with dementia

    The Alzheimer's Society of New Brunswick is running Memory Cafés to encourage and inform people with dementia and their caregivers. Joyce Moore has been going to the Memory Café in Fredericton with her husband Bill since it started two years ago. "It really builds a camaraderie amongst the people who are on the same journey," said Moore.

    • CBC
  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary proposal irks Calgary nature advocates

    A Calgary Parks project that includes the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is starting to draw criticism from nature advocates who say any development could hurt the integrity of the sanctuary. 

    • CBC
  • How To Make Sagging Skin Look Tight and Lifted

    [Watch] The easy and effective way consumers across the country are improving the look of their wrinkled and sagging skin without cosmetic procedures.

  • Ferry service between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Iqaluit on the horizon

    The head of a Labrador shipping company says confirmation that a deep sea port will be built in Iqaluit means it's time to start planning for a ferry service between the Nunavut capital and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. "We're looking at shipping perishables, we're looking at shipping frozen goods, construction materials, a lot of things that are currently being flown," Peter Woodward, president of the Woodward Group of Companies, told CBC News. Woodward envisions perishables being trucked into Happy Valley-Goose Bay from hubs like Montreal and Toronto, with ships waiting to carry those goods on to the Arctic.

    • CBC
  • Albertans grapple with issues surrounding physician-assisted death

    Anderson, alongside hundreds of others, made her way to a forum put on by the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association to gain a better understanding of the controversial issue. Dr. Brendan Leier, a Clinical Ethicist at the University of Alberta and speaker at the conference, feels the Supreme Court of Canada's foray into medicine, which falls under provincial jurisdiction, is unorthodox. The deadline for provincial governments to draft new guidelines is June 6th. Leier said this deadline has created a "fairly confusing situation" for provincial governments.

    • CBC
  • Dad who starved, drowned teen found charred in suitcase gets life

    Everton Biddersingh, 60, of Toronto, had little to say before Superior Court Justice Al O'Marra handed down the punishment for the "horrible" crime. A jury last month convicted Biddersingh of first-degree murder in the death of his 17-year-old daughter, Melonie Biddersingh. In a written impact statement, the victim's mother described the devastation she felt after learning in 2012 that her daughter's charred remains had finally been identified.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Ex-Tory power broker Jenni Byrne offers her version of campaign failures

    The former Conservative campaign manager who made an early — and involuntary — exit from the federal election campaign last fall is offering her version of her party’s drubbing at the polls. In an op-ed article in Monday’s Globe and Mail, Jenni Byrne confirms what many critics of the first-past-the-post electoral system say — that the party needed the Liberals and NDP to split the non-Conservative vote to win. “The party needed the NDP to do well,” writes Byrne, a formidable Tory backroom power broker during the Conservatives’ decade in power who publicly bore the brunt of the blame for the failed campaign.

    • Canada Politics
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    Entering a Name and State on this site could reveal info you thought wasn't available. Have you searched yourself or someone you know yet?

  • Point Douglas park renamed Mokriy Ecological Reserve, after nature crusaders next door

    The Shaughnessy Ecological Reserve in Point Douglas will be renamed Mokriy Ecological Reserve on Monday in honour of the couple who fought to create it and who take care of wildlife on the city-owned property. Since 2008, Don and Olga Mokriy have advocated for the city to protect the wooded area behind their home on the corner of Aberdeen Avenue and Shuaghnessy Street. The land was finally listed as protected about two years ago, said Olga Mokriy.

    • CBC
  • The Super Bowl ads -- hits and misses

    Tens of millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year -- and the ad blitz during the breaks in play is part of the fun. Here's the rundown on the commercials that ran during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday -- hits and misses, stars and slogans. Matt Damon is back as amnesiac super-spy Jason Bourne, and Super Bowl viewers got the first glimpse at the highly-anticipated fifth movie in the blockbuster action franchise.

    • Agence France-Presse
  • New Stanton hospital being built where aboriginal wellness centre was to go

    The chair of the Stanton Territorial Health Authority Elders' Advisory Council says land the territorial government set aside in Yellowknife for an aboriginal wellness centre is being blasted to lay the foundation for the new Stanton Territorial Hospital. "In June [2015], we were told by the minister [of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy] that we would be given a wellness centre, and the land was identified," said Francois Paulette. The territorial government didn't initially plan to build an entirely new hospital, instead putting out a request for proposals to update the existing hospital.

    • CBC
  • Brockville man charged after indecent acts in Belleville, Napanee 1 year ago

    A man from Brockville, Ont., is facing charges of committing an indecent act after two incidents in Belleville and Napanee nearly one year ago. On Feb. 16, 2015, a woman was walking on Dundas Street East in downtown Napanee, Ont., when a man parked in a car on the side of the street began speaking to her through the window, asking for directions. The man then "performed an indecent act" as the woman approached the car, Ontario Provincial Police said in a media release issued Monday.

    • CBC
  • Banks Feel 'Cheated' When Homeowners Do This

    Homeowners are surprised in 2016. Before you pay your mortgage this month, you need to see this. Own a home? Read this now!

  • Queen crowned for Montreal's 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Sun, Feb 7: Sarah Cambridge, 23, was crowned queen for the 193rd St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held in Montreal on March 20.

    • Global News
  • Fishing for China: Making money off Asia's growing appetite

    If you want to sell seafood to the Asian market, the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao is a must-attend. At the corner booth of the Canadian pavilion — which is in just one of seven large convention centres, all on a massive exposition compound just on the edge of the port city of Qingdao — is the Newfoundland and Labrador counter. A not particularly large booth at a sprawling convention means something: namely, Newfoundland and Labrador is a small global player.

    • CBC
  • To cut or not to cut? Norman Wells, N.W.T., goes years without a hairdresser

    The town hasn't had a permanent hairdresser in years. "Whenever I get out of town, that's like the first thing, 'Oh my God! I'm going to get my hair done!'" laughs Nicky Richards, the economic development officer for the town of about 800 people. It's a unique, small-town problem, something people in Norman Wells say they took for granted when they had a permanent hairstylist.

    • CBC
  • Annual Archives Week in Saskatchewan reminder history is important

    Saskatchewan archivist Cameron Hart signs off every email with a reminder from Sir Arthur Doughty, a Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Public Records in the early 1900s.

    • CBC
  • Banks "Outraged" by Brilliant Home Payoff Method

    Before you pay your next mortgage you should see this. Millions of homeowners are already amazed. If your bank knew you did this, they'd freak!

  • North American markets tumble amid global slowdown fears

    Stocks in Toronto and New York fell sharply in early trading today, as slumping oil prices flustered investors amid growing fears of a global economic slowdown.

    • CBC
  • Williams Lake in Halifax contaminated by road salt, group says

    "The bottom turns over and oxygen is allowed to get in there and so the plants can grow. Of course, if the lake becomes stagnant and doesn't turn over then organisms will die. There will be no fish, birds whatever," Hall told CBC Radio's Information Morning. Williams said high salt content can prevent a lake from turning over.

    • CBC
  • Cheap Canadian dollar finally luring Americans north

    The low Canadian dollar is finally starting to lure more Americans northward, but Canadians are still expected to spend twice as much in the U.S. this year as Americans will here. As most Canadians know, the loonie lost 16 per cent of its value last year, and currently trades just above 70 cents US. The bank found that Canada's weak currency is indeed having an impact on the numbers.

    • CBC
  • Bangladesh show covers up Tibetan art after China complains

    One of Bangladesh's biggest art shows has covered up an exhibit by Tibetan artists after the Chinese embassy in Dhaka said it was "offended" by the artwork, an organiser said Monday. A photographic exhibit entitled "Last Words", featuring the letters of five Tibetans who self-immolated in protest at Chinese rule, was covered with white sheets at the Dhaka Art Summit, an AFP correspondent said. The work belonged to Indian filmmaker Ritu Sarin and her husband Tenzing Sonam, a Tibetan living in exile, and were part of a larger multimedia installation on Tibetan self-immolations in the past six years.

    • Agence France-Presse
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  • Atlantic Salmon Federation wants ban on keeping salmon retained

    The Atlantic Salmon Federation doesn't believe the salmon population in New Brunswick rivers is plentiful enough to support a return to allowing anglers to keep fish they catch. Fisheries and Oceans Canada ordered mandatory hook-and-release in Maritime waters in 2015 and has yet to announce whether that policy will continue for the 2016 fishing reason. The Wildlife Federation of New Brunswick recently issued a call for river-by-river management in New Brunswick that would allow anglers to keep grilse — a salmon that has only spent one winter at sea before returning to the river — they catch where there are sufficient numbers.

    • CBC
  • 30-storey Chinatown development put on hold until spring

    Calgary city council has decided to put off a decision on a proposal for a building in Chinatown that could see construction of a building twice the currently allowed maximum height in Chinatown. The Chinatown Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) has come out against the proposed redesignation of a parking lot on Second Avenue southwest. Terry Wong, the executive director of of the BRZ, along with a few dozen others, held an information session along downtown streets Monday morning, just before the council meeting started.

    • CBC
  • UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions

    The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went ahead with the launch just two hours after an eight-day window opened early Sunday, and a month after the country's fourth nuclear test. In a reflection of heightened hostilities between the rival Koreas, South Korea's Defence Ministry said a South Korean naval vessel fired five shots into the water as a warning Monday when a North Korean patrol boat briefly moved south of the countries' disputed boundary line in the Yellow Sea.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Two lounges, two murders just minutes apart in Mississauga

    Sun, Feb 7: Two people died in separate shooting incidences at two separate lounges in Mississauga. Police don't believe the shootings were connected. Ashley Carter reports.

    • Global News
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  • Top dog: scientists measure canine IQ

    Researchers from the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Edinburgh said they used a "purpose-built barn" to measure navigation ability, speed and skills in following a pointed arm. Dogs also develop dementia in similar ways to their human masters, the researchers said in a research paper published in Intelligence, meaning that the findings could be comparable to human beings. A dog that is fast and accurate at one task has a propensity to be fast and accurate at another," the researchers said.

    • Agence France-Presse
  • Australian woman freed by al Qaeda says her husband is still alive

    An Australian woman who was freed by al Qaeda after three weeks in captivity said on Monday her husband who was seized with her in Burkina Faso was still alive and she hoped he too would be released soon. Jocelyn Elliott, 76, gave no further details of the couple's captivity but her comment provided the first confirmation that her husband, Dr Ken Elliott, 81, was still alive. The couple were seized on Jan. 15 from the town of Djibo near Burkina Faso's border with Mali where they have operated a 120-bed clinic for over 40 years.

    • Reuters
  • Drug overdose deaths could be curbed by naloxone kits, says advocate

    The head of AIDS Saint John is calling for the widespread distribution of antidote kits to deal with fatal drug overdoses. Accidental drug overdose deaths in New Brunswick jumped from 31 in 2013 to 47 in 2014, the last year for which statistics are available.

    • CBC
  • LeBreton Flats public consultations ending today

    Today is the final day members of the public can submit online feedback on two competing visions to redevelop LeBreton Flats. The National Capital Commission's online questionnaire asks people to weigh in on what they like and dislike about the two proposals put forward by Devcore Canderel DLS Group — a group backed by Quebec-based billionaires André Desmarais and Guy Laliberté — and RendezVous LeBreton, which has the backing of Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. Both proposals for an area just west of Ottawa's downtown core include an innovation pavilion, linear plazas, public squares and an NHL-calibre arena.

    • CBC
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  • Lachine balcony fall survivor on road to recovery

    Allan Nabinacaboo has spent the past two months in the hospital and a rehab centre recovering from a 15-metre fall from his balcony. In early December, Nabinacaboo was on his apartment balcony in Lachine with his two friends when the balcony railing broke and all three fell. Job Nelson Guanish, 23, and Jimmy Diamond Shecanapish, 32, died in the accident.

    • CBC
  • Lunar New Year turbulence as 'fire monkey' swings into action

    As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature. Hong Kong's respected feng shui masters expect an incendiary mix as the monkey combines with the fire element, but also say the year ahead will be a boom time for clever innovation and women will be in the ascendant. The monkey is seen as belonging to the hard metal element, while fire represents the sun, says Hong Kong-based celebrity feng shui master Alion Yeo.

    • Agence France-Presse