It has been predicted by meteorologists and forecasters for months, most of Canada will experience a particularly cold and snowy winter. Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network told Yahoo Canada News there is a big swirl of a polar vortex on its way that is bringing cold temperatures to much of Canada, from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. “The big story is it’s really winter asserting itself for practically the whole nation,” Scott said.Read More »
A teenage shooting victim and her father were led from the Winnipeg courthouse in handcuffs on Thursday after a suspect accused of shooting the girl with an RCMP officer's stolen gun was acquitted of all charges.
Key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett died in a helicopter crash in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico that also killed four others, authorities said. State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett's death Thursday, a day after a helicopter carrying him and five others went down in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico. Obert Gutu, spokesman for Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change opposition party, said the loss of Bennett, a white man who spoke fluent Shona and drew the wrath of former President Robert Mugabe, was tragic.
For all their apparent simplicity, 10-minute quizzes like the Montreal Cognitive Assessment offer doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions, one piece of information to help determine if trouble's brewing. "The value of screening without a complaint has not been established," cautioned Dr. David Knopman, a Mayo Clinic neurologist who chairs the Alzheimer's Association's medical and scientific advisory council. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment — MoCa for short — is one of a list of similar tests that all aim to tap into specific functions.
The woman at the centre of a social media storm surrounding the use of her image says the conversation was misinformed from the start. A Facebook user noted the woman's appearance in a Government of Canada advertising campaign bore a resemblance to the Disney cartoon character Pocahontas. Neegann Aaswaakshin — Saulteaux of the Anishinaabe Nation and member of the Fishing Lake First Nation — is a lawyer who has worked on Indigenous policy and law with many organizations and governments, including the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the Native Women's Society of Canada, the Assembly of First Nations and the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.
At first, he thought it was just a fox or a groundhog, but closer inspection revealed something much more spectacular. Paul LeBlanc shot these photographs of a bobcat near Sackville on Sunday while out taking pictures of wildlife.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains used profanity as he criticized the lack of diversity in corporate leadership positions to a group of Windsor, Ont., law students on Wednesday. Last January, current president Dr. Alan Wildeman, announced his plans to step down by June 2018.
A little Toronto girl, who died in hospital Monday after being crushed by an SUV in a drop-off area at an elementary school, was recently given a clean bill of health after fighting cancer since the age of three. "She was definitely an angel," said Ana Paula Carrera of five-year-old Camila Torcato. On Monday at around 3:30 p.m. ET, Camila was about to climb into the family's minivan at St. Raphael Catholic School in North York when an unoccupied vehicle rolled into the little girl and her father, Amilcar Torcato.
The woman called town police last Thursday to say she'd been bilked out of $10,000 by a man she met on the dating website PlentyOfFish. Tom Wood of the Amherst Police Department said the scammer talked to the woman for about a month through the website before going to emails and even phone conversations.
O.J. Simpson is not planning to move from Nevada to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison, his Las Vegas lawyer said Thursday. The 70-year-old former football hero, acquitted murder defendant and armed robbery inmate has not filed paperwork with parole officials to move to a different state, attorney Malcolm LaVergne said. "Mr. Simpson has no immediate plans to return to Florida," LaVergne told The Associated Press.
Wed, Jan 17: The couple were found inside their home after Halton Regional Police say they were called out on a weapons-related call. A gun was also found in the home. Authorities said they believe there is no risk to public safety related to the incident and suspects aren’t being sought. Catherine McDonald has more.
A University of Guelph professor who was put on a leave of absence after students allege he mocked and humiliated one of their classmates has responded to the allegations. "There's two sides to every story," said Edward Hedican, who students identified as the substitute professor who allegedly referred to a student's educational assistant as his "handler" who "needed to control" the student in a class Monday night. Hedican's statement was made to The Canadian Press on Wednesday.
Wood Buffalo RCMP are issuing a warning after a driver drove a pickup truck onto a river and fell through the ice in Fort McMurray. Teri-Ann Deobald said even in extremely cold conditions rivers that are not designated ice roads or crossings should be avoided. Amanda Loveless learned about the community rescue on a Fort McMurray Facebook page and rushed to the scene to witness the recovery mission.
A judge has ruled against a Chinese businessman who failed to mention in court documents that he was actually married to a woman he went on to sue for more than $17 million. Lu Hu Rao has now been ordered to hold off from taking any further steps to force his sort-of spouse and business partner Peipei Li to appear before a Chinese arbitration commission he was hoping might give him back his money. Justice Gordon Funt's ruling is the latest twist in a saga that has been unravelling ever since Rao and Li tied the knot in April 2016.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she fully anticipated the ripple effects of increasing the province's minimum wage, including rising daycare costs. Speaking on CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning Thursday, the premier said her government is working to offset some of the costs that have risen since the minimum wage rose to $14 per hour on Jan. 1. "My expectation would be that as the money comes from the municipalities to the daycares, then those fees will go down," she said.
The family of the 11-year-old girl who reported that a man tried to cut off her hijab last week — an incident police said did not occur — offered "sincere apologies to every Canadian" in a statement on Wednesday. "We are deeply sorry for the pain and anger that our family has caused in the past several days," the statement reads.
An employee of a contractor working for Manitoba Hydro died after being hit by a falling piece of steel on the job at a site near Gillam, Man., the Crown corporation says. The employee worked for Forbes Brothers Ltd., the company that is building a transmission line that will carry power to the under-construction Keeyask Generating Station from the Radisson Converter Station, according to a news release from Manitoba Hydro. The accident took place around 8:50 a.m. Wednesday at a marshalling yard about 45 kilometres outside Gillam, near the Limestone Generating Station on the lower Nelson River.
Bethany Dyck was walking with two friends on Saturday along a wooded trail near Hinton, Alta., that runs parallel to an old road. The group was on its way back, when her pooch, Meka, was playing in the forest with another dog. "It's the worst sound I can imagine hearing coming from my pet," Dyck recalled.
Months after dismissing growing fears about a potential serial killer prowling Toronto's gay village, police said Thursday they have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the presumed deaths of at least two men who disappeared from the neighbourhood. Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto man, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Thursday morning in the presumed deaths of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman, both reported missing from the Church and Wellesley streets area at separate times last year, police said. Investigators working on the cases issued public reassurances, saying they had no reason to believe the two men were dead, nor that their absence had anything to do with a serial killer or predators targeting men through a dating app.
Danica Patrick has secured the money needed to race in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. GoDaddy reunited with Patrick on Thursday for the final two races of her career, even though she still has to close deals with teams to make it happen. Patrick announced in November she would end her driving career at Daytona and Indy, but still doesn't have rides.
Canada has a surprisingly degree of linguistic diversity, according to numbers gathered by Statistics Canada. Outside of the two official languages, a variety of tongues are among the top most spoken languages in the country.
Canadian authorities are warning people to stop eating laundry detergent pods, a strange and dangerous online trend that has resulted in more than 40 hospitalizations in North America. In a statement issued Thursday, Health Canada warned teens and others from intentionally biting the pods, while a P.E.I. police force tried to make the same point with humour. An officer with Kensington police posted a video on the force's Facebook page describing the dangers of the so-called Tide pod challenge.
The major crime unit of the Ottawa police is investigating the death of a 17-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by a motorist in Bells Corners Wednesday night. Police closed Seyton Drive to traffic between Westcliffe Road and Cymbeline Drive while officers investigated. Hickey was struck in front of Krystal Coulterman's home on Seyton Drive.
Costly efforts to reduce toxic algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg by controlling the amount of nitrogen flowing into the water could have little to no impact, according to the results of a decades-long study. Scientists working in the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario conducted a whole-ecosystem experiment on one lake, beginning in 1969.
A Cape Breton man's dying wish is being denied. Weldon Bona, 62, has terminal cancer and was approved under Nova Scotia's medical assistance in dying (MAID) program last November. "When we think everything is set up, we find out, 'Oh, by the way, we can't do it when you've set your date, you've gotta wait,'" said Bona.