Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending Canada's controversial combat role in the effort against Islamic State. Canada will end its bombing missions by Feb. 22 but keep two surveillance planes in9 minutes agoReuters
The unearthing of 13-year-old emails in an attempt to discredit a woman accusing Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault underscores the growing importance of "digital debris" in criminal and civil trials, experts say. The amount of electronic data, records and documents introduced in trials can be "overwhelming," said David Fraser, an Internet and privacy lawyer with McInnes Cooper. Defence lawyer Marie Henein has grilled two female complainants on their correspondence with Ghomeshi after the alleged assaults.
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.
Jason and Shauna Caldwell and their daughter Katie said in a statement Sunday that faith was a critical part of the boys' lives. "Both Jordan and Evan had a deep walk with God. Prayer, Bible reading, and living their faith out in practical ways was what made these boys so special," the family said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You’ve watched the Toronto Zoo’s twin panda cubs grow through a series of adorable videos and now you can help name them. The zoo has provided a list of seven pairs of names to choose from, all of which have a connection to Canada or Toronto. In a news release the Zoo said that the names were selected through a consultation process with the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
As Justin Trudeau prepares to reveal his plan to change Canada’s role in the fight against ISIS, he’s hoping Canadians will focus on more than just fighter jets. On Monday morning at 10:30 ET Trudeau will be joined in Ottawa by the ministers of National Defence, Global Affairs and International Development to reveal the new strategy. There’s been no sign, however, that the Prime Minister will back down from his campaign pledge to pull Canada’s six CF-18 fighter jets from the American-led coalition bombing efforts against ISIS.
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.
"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.
Sun, Feb 7: A Calgary couple say they are grieving the loss of their twin, 17-year-old sons. Jason and Shauna Caldwell say their boys, Jordan and Evan, "were bright lights to all who knew them." The boys were killed, and six other teens were injured when an after-hours visit to a bobsled track ended in tragedy. Police say the boys hopped on a plastic toboggan and went for a ride on the high speed run, but crashed into a gate on the way down. Lisa MacGregor reports.
From a strange creature called "Puppymonkeybaby" to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humour to heartfelt messages. On advertising's biggest night, Chrysler celebrated Jeep with an ad featuring black-and-white portraits of veterans, kids and pop icons. In Audi's spot, a depressed aging astronaut remembers his joy for life by driving an Audi sports car with his son.
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.
Two storeys below the hall where Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last debated, there's a museum display chronicling the de-industrialization of Derry, N.H. It shows machines from old shoe factories that have disappeared, supporting jobs that have disappeared, held by people now disappearing: well-paid, low-skilled American workers. Gone," Rick Holmes said, gesturing at the street.
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.
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.
The bishop of an Anglican diocese where a priest charged with sex crimes worked since last autumn, says her parishioners are "broken hearted" about his arrest. Father Gordon William Dominey, 63, is accused of sexually assaulting five youths when he worked at a youth incarceration centre in Edmonton in the 1980s. Dominey later transferred to British Columbia — in 1990 — to the Diocese of New Westminster, where he served as an interim priest at several churches.
Gros Morne National Park is a pristine winter wonderland this time of year, and snowmobilers on the island's west coast have pledged to do their part to keep it that way. The park, along with the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations and the Newfoundland & Labrador Snowmobile Federation, have declared February the province's National Snowmobiling Environment Month. "A lot of people don't realize here in Newfoundland that Gros Morne is about the only place in the country that you're permitted to snowmobile to the extent it does.
The new market is set up at the Farm Centre which is less than a kilometre away from the Charlottetown Farmers Market. Farmers Market & Delights will open every second Saturday and owner Sherri Stewart said there is enough demand for local goods to support more than one farmers market in Charlottetown. Vendors like Ryan Pedersen of Keenan Potatoes said they are happy there is a second market available for them to sell their products.
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.
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.
One person has died and five other people are now looking for temporary housing after an early-morning apartment fire in Saint John. Brian Wilson, the fire platoon captain, said crews were able to evacuate the two-storey apartment house, despite encountering heavy fire when they got inside the building. "It was extremely dangerous, there were flames coming out of a number of the window openings on the first floor, they were emanating some 20 feet out the side of the building," Wilson said on Monday morning.
A P.E.I. Mi'kmaq leader is petitioning to have the name of Park's Canada national historic site Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst changed. The site, which overlooks the Charlottetown Harbour from the southwest, should be renamed to reflect its Mi'kmaq heritage, said Keptin John Joe Sark. Gen. Jeffrey Amherst distributed blankets contaminated with smallpox to aboriginal people and shouldn't be commemorated on P.E.I., he said.
The dishes are being cooked up and the oranges are being stacked as people across Saskatchewan celebrate the Chinese New Year. Celebrations have started around the world to welcome the Year of the Monkey. In Regina, Georgina Lee gathered with friends at a local restaurant.
When Jean-Paul Néashish was chief of police in Wemotaci, he used his power to scare his victims into silence. Néashish, a former police chief and band councillor in the Attikamekw community northwest of Quebec City, was convicted in December of 10 criminal charges that included rape and sexual abuse. Radio-Canada obtained exclusive interviews with three of the five women hurt by Néashish.
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.
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.
An expert witness in forensics is sworn in. Then, in almost all cases, that expert is good to go, considered qualified to testify about a wide range of forensic evidence — from autopsy results to blood splatter patterns.
Called the "new dissemination model," the project is designed to make it easier for visitors to the Statistics Canada website to organize, read and play with the data statistical agency collects, be it census or jobs data, or anything else the agency measures. It was all supposed to be ready in time for February 2017 when Statistics Canada releases its findings from this year's census. Statistics Canada and Shared Services Canada, the government's central information-technology department that is building the new system, said the project has been delayed, but couldn't say by how long or if it could still be completed on time.
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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.
Two Canadian teams closed out Super Bowl weekend with very different results on Sunday afternoon. Montreal appears to be getting back on track, while Edmonton had a weekend to forget.
Alicia Keys was energetic when she performed for a loud and excited audience at a pre-Super Bowl party, but she also got serious at the top of her show. Keys opened her performance Friday night at Levi's The City Stage with words about Mario Woods, the 26-year-old who was shot and killed in December by five San Francisco officers shot after they say he refused commands to drop an 8-inch knife.
When it comes to passing on indigenous stories, Doug Cuthand and Randy Morin say using stop-motion animation can tap into younger generations. "I think the beauty of animation is you are really not limited by the physical world around you," said Cuthand, who is an independent film producer, writer and journalist. Cuthand added that through animation, bringing in the special effects needed to tell many indigenous stories is much more affordable.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society wants to help employers in Nunavut hire more workers with disabilities. The society is conducting a survey to find out what suppoert employers need, and what barriers exist for Nunavut businesses when it comes to more inclusive hiring practices. "Obviously there are potentially some attitude barriers that we have to face when we are looking at economic inclusion and there are some real barriers in terms of physical support and job coaches or things that people need to be successful and have sustained employment," says Carolyn Curtis, the office project manager.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Students from across Manitoba met this weekend to talk about ways they can turn what they call "pervasive rape culture" on campus into cultures that value consent. Nearly 100 students from the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, Brandon University and Université de Saint-Boniface gathered in downtown Winnipeg for the event hosted by the Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba (CFSM). Sexual assault on campuses was top on the agenda.
Taking a break from work is serious business because it keeps employees happy and even helps with employers' bottom line, says The Early Edition's workplace psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Newman. Some employers may think statutory holidays like Family Day hurt their bottom line, but taking time off from work actually increases employees' productivity and makes long-term business sense. Letting employees spend holidays at home means they will work harder when they are at work, said Newman.
When Debbie Siu's son Cameron turned two she knew something about him was different. Now Siu has banded together with two other Metro Vancouver mothers of children with autism — Patricia James and Keri Kennett — to try and to raise $20,000 to help fund the Pacific Autism Family Centre, which is set to open in the summer of 2016. London Drugs says the response to the necklaces has been strong.
From Haida bentwood boxes to intricate and delicate weavings, the students at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art are learning and preserving traditional First Nations art in its many forms. A student art exhibit is on display for the month of February at the Terrace Art Gallery. One of the works Nole has at the Terrace Art Gallery is called Thank You Father, which depicts a frog riding on the back of a wolf.
The Gordon Oakes Redbear Student Centre has officially opened at the University of Saskatchewan. It is home to the Aboriginal Students' Centre and a gathering place for anyone on campus. The 1,884 square-metre building was designed by renowned Métis and Blackfoot architect Douglas Cardinal and reflects indigenous teachings and traditions.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Upper Kingsclear Fire Department was called to a fire early Monday morning in the Starlite Village neighbourhood of Hanwell. Firefighter Adam Mitton said an adult went to stay with family for the night. Mitton says they had trucks from the Hanwell and Upper Kingsclear stations.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sustained minor injuries after the vehicle he was riding in was rear-ended shortly after the Carolina Panthers' Super Bowl loss. California Highway Patrol Officer Ross Lee said the vehicle was travelling on State Route 237 around 8 p.m. Sunday after leaving Levi's Stadium when it was hit from behind by a Mercedes. McCrory's press secretary says the car the governor was riding in was totalled.
Interim federal Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is on P.E.I. Monday as part of her Atlantic Canada pre-budget consultation tour. Ambrose is trying to rebuild the federal Tory brand after the party was shut out of the region in the last federal election. Ambrose then headed to P.E.I. where she attended a Super Bowl party at Hunter's Ale House in Charlottetown hosted by Jamie Fox, P.E.I. Progressive Conservative interim leader.
The St. John's events for the 12th annual CBC Community Pancake Breakfast for Housing and Homelessness has been postponed due to an incoming winter storm. A live broadcast of The St. John's Morning Show scheduled at the Bella Vista for Tuesday morning has been postponed, along with all other affiliated breakfasts in St. John's. Dave Murphy, with the Housing and Homelessness Network, said the goal is to reschedule the breakfast for the same date at all of the locations.
Cab drivers in Edmonton protested for months at city hall, some of them pulling off their shirts, as councillors debated whether to pass a new bylaw legalizing ride-sharing companies such as Uber. As similar revolts played out across Canada, the Alberta capital sped ahead late last month and became the first jurisdiction to pass regulations for the new industry. By being first to take the leap, Edmonton is showing other cities that it can be done, Pliniussen says.
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.