• Missing teens both found dead as RCMP investigation widens

    Two teenagers who went missing from the Whitefish Lake First Nation over the weekend have both been found dead, their bodies discovered hours and kilometres apart, police and family members say. Dylan Laboucan and Cory Grey were boyfriend and girlfriend. The young couple went missing Saturday from the remote community north of Slave Lake, Alta.

    CBC
  • Pet gecko goes missing on WestJet flight

    When Meryl asked about taking the small pet in the cabin for the flight, she was told that WestJet's policy only allows cats, dogs, birds and rabbits to travel with the passengers.  That meant Nom would have to make the long trip alone in the cargo hold. When contacted for an interview, WestJet sent an email detailing its search for Nom. "We are doing everything possible to find and return Nom including engaging baggage and cargo handlers and airport staff in both Toronto and Vancouver," the airline wrote. "In addition, we have issued a nationwide alert to all of our cargo bases to conduct a thorough search of all warehouses across the WestJet network.

    CBC
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  • 'Distraught' cat crawls home after being caught in illegal gopher trap

    When the cat returned only a few hours later, Toniello's younger brother was shocked to discover the cat under the deck with her front paw stuck in a gopher trap. Concerned neighbours can set one of these traps on their property as long as they get a permit and as long as the temperature is between 0 and 30 C.

    CBC
  • Controversial bathroom sign sparks backlash in Medicine Hat

    Rising said the bouncer told her she could not use the women's washroom, but offered to escort her into the men's bathroom — a facility she hasn't used since she was 17. "I told him, 'I would rather pee myself than use a men's washroom.

    CBC
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville’s mayor is getting married and the entire town is invited

    On Aug. 6, Justin Altmann, the mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville in Ontario will marry his fiancé Jenny Hillier. The couple, who met in line at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in November 2015, decided against an intimate affair, and instead have invited the town’s 46,000 residents to the wedding ceremony. Altmann swears it’s not a publicity stunt, but simply a way to give back to the community he’s lived in pretty much his whole life.

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  • ‘Suicide Squad’ invades Toronto’s Distillery District

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  • Moncton mosque overflowing since Syrians arrived

    Moncton's first mosque is in need of an expansion due to the influx of Syrian refugees. According to Riaz Akhtar, treasurer for the Muslim Association of Moncton, the congregation has doubled in size in the last six months. "On a Friday afternoon, when the congregational prayers are being held, this hall becomes full and we have to use the downstairs basement as a [back up], whereas before the Syrians arrived it was about a third-to-a-half full," he said.

    CBC
  • Lethbridge crash claims life of 17-year-old passenger

    A 17-year-old girl died in a Calgary hospital Tuesday morning after suffering severe injuries in a multi-vehicle crash in Lethbridge the day before, according to police.

    CBC
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  • Doubling electricity rates no way to pay for Muskrat Falls: MUN economist

    A Memorial University economist says Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will abandon electric heat if the provincial government does not prevent rates from doubling. MUN's Jim Feehan, a longtime opponent of the project, said in the face of delays and cost overruns with the hydroelectric project — now forecast to cost $11.4 billion — the provincial government needs an extension of the federal loan guarantee signed in 2012. "The province is in a very difficult financial position, due in no small part to Muskrat Falls in the first place, which was a project that was really never well justified," Feehan told CBC's Central Morning Show on Tuesday, following a Globe and Mail story that said the provincial government has asked Ottawa to extend the loan guarantee.

    CBC
  • Grande Prairie police lay charges after sex trade investigation

    RCMP have laid charges against a man after a month-long investigation into the sex trade in Grande Prairie. Allegations were first raised in June that a man was targeting "vulnerable, high-risk teenage males" to get them involved in the sex trade in Grande Prairie, police said. RCMP say the victimization of vulnerable youths in Grande Prairie is a "huge concern" for them.

    CBC
  • Revealed: The secret to getting every last drop out of a ketchup bottle

    It’s no secret that the struggle to getting all of the ketchup out of a glass bottle is a feeling many can empathize with. At last, ketchup maker Heinz has revealed a long-held secret trick. A spokesperson for Heinz told Mirror the this area is the “sweet spot” of the Heinz bottle.

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  • Canadians still getting taller, but not as fast as others

    Canadians like to think that we stand tall on the world stage. Canadian men, for instance, had an average height of 170.7 centimetres (5-foot-7) in 1914. Average height continued to grow over the next 100 years, topping out at 178.1 centimetres (5-foot-10) in 2014.

    CBC
  • Canadian Coast Guard discovers shipwreck off Nova Scotia coast

    The Canadian Coast Guard uncovered a mystery earlier this month while trawling the waters off Nova Scotia. Several large wooden fragments of a ship, believed to date back to the 19th century, were pulled from the ocean floor off the coast south of Yarmouth. According to David Jennings, with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the CCGS Alfred Needler was conducting dragging operations on Georges Bank as part of the annual fish survey conducted for the DFO.

    CBC
  • Child care board looking into near-drowning at pool

    P.E.I.'s Child Care Facilities Board is currently "looking into" a situation at a children's day camp last week when a boy nearly drowned in a pool in Eldon, according to the province. Aleida Tweten, co-owner of Sperenza, told CBC the child was not breathing when he was pulled out, but that day camp staff revived him through CPR and rescue breathing. In a statement, the province said the Child Care Facilities Board was "made aware of the situation" and is following up.

    CBC
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  • Authorities ID remains as those of missing treasure hunter

    A treasure hunter who disappeared this year while searching for an author's cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe. Santa Fe Police spokesman Greg Gurule said medical investigators confirmed the remains found along the Rio Grande north of Cochiti Lake were those of Randy Bilyeu, a 54-year-old grandfather from Colorado. Bilyeu disappeared in early January while searching for antiquities dealer and writer Forrest Fenn's $2 million trove in northern New Mexico.

    The Canadian Press
  • Body of Behzad Ahmad, who fell into Yoho River, found

    Behzad Ahmad, 11, has been missing since Friday evening after he slipped into the Yoho and was pulled away by the current. Ahmad was on a day trip with his family and was one of two boys who fell into the water. The other boy was rescued, but relatives could not reach Ahmad.

    CBC
  • Syrian refugee tour to P.E.I. farms translates into new workers

    A refugee and newcomer field trip to some Island farms last month is paying off — several refugees are now working on farms and they've been spreading the word about the experience. '"The people who went on the tour spread the word out to their friends and to their family and we get more interest as a result," said Dandan Wang, an employment councilor with the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers. The field day was organized by the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, the P.E.I. Agriculture Sector Council, and the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada.

    CBC
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  • Edmonton woman wins $21M Lotto 6/49

    Bogumila Mroczkowski bought her winning Lotto 6/49 quick pick ticket at a Shoppers Drug Mart while out on a milk run in April. It was a snap decision for Mroczkowski, who says she doesn't often buy lottery tickets. ​Mroczkowski, 58, was given a cheque for $20,997,902.50 in St. Albert on Tuesday morning.

    CBC
  • Surrey B.C. braces for a spike in drug overdoses

    Frontline workers in Surrey B.C. are bracing for a potential spike in drug overdoses. None of the incidents were fatal, but frontline workers like Shayne Williams, executive director of the Surrey Lookout Society, are on high alert. "We're a little worried around the income assistance day — cheque day — which is this Wednesday, because the B.C. Centre for Disease Control has done studies which say 40 per cent more deaths happen on cheque day from overdoses," he said.

    CBC
  • Indianapolis officer shot, suspect dead after chase, gunfire

    Indianapolis police said one officer was shot and another suffered minor injuries when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The officer was shot through his right ankle during the chase Monday evening, and suffered a likely graze wound to the back of his head, police said in a statement. The second officer suffered "very minor injuries," the Chief Troy Riggs said.

    The Canadian Press
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  • N. Korea warns US of 'terrifying price' over nuke tensions

    North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions, stepping up its rhetoric hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Pyongyang for its nuclear program. Kerry told a regional security conference being hosted by Laos that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons — when the world is trying to rid itself of them — is "very provocative and deeply concerning." He urged the country to follow the lead of Iran, which hammered out a deal to end its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions.

    The Canadian Press
  • Tour operator gets surprise catch in Charlottetown Harbour

    A lobster fisherman who offers boat tours on the Charlottetown Harbour got more than he bargained for recently, when he pulled up a trap to find it tangled with a massive anchor. Mark Jenkins of Top Notch Lobster Tours was pulling up a trap he uses to teach tourists about the industry, when the surprise occurred.

    CBC
  • Bear warning issued for all of Kananaskis Country

    "Due to an excellent berry crop this year we are seeing significant bear activity throughout Kananaskis Country and extra caution is advised as the possibility of encountering bears on a trail or in facility areas has substantially increased," reads the warning posted online. A woman suffered serious injuries when she was mauled by a grizzly bear protecting her cubs on Tuesday in the Waiparous area.

    CBC
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  • The Latest: Clinton sees 'biggest crack' in glass ceiling

    Hillary Clinton tells Democrats they've "just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling" by nominating her for president. Earlier in the evening, Clinton became the first woman in the U.S. to be nominated for president by a major political party. Former President Bill Clinton has ended his speech to the Democratic convention by pushing back against what he calls the Republicans' "cartoon" version of his wife.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Shame on you': Mother of Alyssa Davis has harsh words for accused in street racing case

    There was delay and disappointment Tuesday as the family and friends of Alyssa Davis were back in court to hear the latest in the case against the 17-year-old girl driving the vehicle that Davis was killed in last December. The matter was set over until Aug. 23 and Alyssa's mother Sherree Davis says she is disappointed no plea was entered to charges of dangerous driving causing death, and street racing causing death. "I should never have allowed her [Alyssa] to get in the car … Shame on you, shame on you.

    CBC

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