Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. Jordan Walker-Pearlman said in a statement that Wilder was diagnosed with the disease three years ago, but kept the condition private so as not to disappoint fans. Wilder started his acting career on the stage, but millions knew him from his work in the movies, especially his collaborations with Mel Brooks on "The Producers," ''Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein." The last film — with Wilder playing a California-born descendant of the mad scientist, insisting that his name is pronounced "Frahn-ken-SHTEEN" — was co-written by Brooks and Wilder and earned the pair an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay.
A Montreal borough school has infuriated some parents after handing out construction paper headdresses on the first day of classes. Two teachers at Lajoie elementary school in Outremont were wearing First Nations headdresses and giving paper ones to the children to wear, according to parent Jennifer Dorner.
It looks like Devin Dubois is headed back to his family photo albums for the second year in a row to provide evidence for a federal tax review. In 2014, during a tax review, the Canada Revenue Agency asked Dubois for a wide range of information— including proof that he and his wife were Canadian citizens.
A mother and her four-year old child are dead following a two-car crash in Markham on Monday morning.
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman. Abedin, who as vice chair of Clinton's campaign is destined for big things if the Democrat is elected president, stayed with Weiner after a sexting scandal led him to resign from Congress in 2011 and after a new outbreak of online misbehaviour wrecked his bid for New York mayor in 2013. The New York Post published photos late Sunday that it said Weiner had sent last year to a woman identified only as a "40-something divorcee" who lives in the West and supports Republican Donald Trump.
Mon, Aug 29: The start of the school year will involve a few more books for Kindergarten students at Bruce Public School in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. Construction of a new bathroom for their classroom has taken longer than expected because of contractor delays during the busy summer season. Peter Kim reports.
Toronto police have revealed that a woman killed in a triple homicide last Thursday died of strangulation, while two men died of crossbow bolt and arrow injuries to the neck. - The woman found in the garage died of ligature strangulation. - The man found in the garage died of a crossbow bolt stab wound to the neck.
On the long list of what Canadians love, it seems you can add filling out census forms to pastimes such as watching hockey and listening to The Tragically Hip. Statistics Canada is celebrating its "best census ever" after 98.4 per cent of the census population filled out their long-and short-form questionnaires this year. This was the first year for the reinstated mandatory long-form census since the Conservative government cancelled it for the 2011 census, replacing it with a voluntary national household survey.
Mexico's president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday, less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police "executed arbitrarily" at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said President Enrique Pena Nieto decided to remove Enrique Galindo to allow for a transparent investigation. "In light of the recent events and on instructions of the president, Police Commissioner Enrique Galindo has been removed from his position," Osorio Chong said.
A lost young pet bird found its way back to its owners in Stephenville recently, all thanks to a little generosity and a lot of grease from the staff of the local Mary Brown's. The little starling came into Estrellita Montejo and Les Hynes' lives about two months ago, via the dairy farm in St. David's where Montejo works.
After a fire destroyed a farm equipment dealership in Summerside, P.E.I., a priority for investigators was digging through the debris and making sure hundreds of firearms were safely removed and taken to a secure location. "We don't like firearms lying around," said Provincial Fire Marshal Dave Rossiter on Monday. On Saturday at around 11 a.m., a fire broke out at Green Diamond Equipment Ltd. The fire was extinguished in about three hours, but the building was destroyed.
New Brunswickers who have waited seven months and longer to welcome and support Syrian refugees are bracing for a difficult choice. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will soon present sponsors with the option of cancelling their original commitments to Syrian parents and children who have been delayed by medical and security screening. Instead, sponsors will be offered a "replacement" family already cleared for travel by the federal government.
After being challenged on Twitter, Toronto Mayor John Tory has agreed to take a ride in one of the city's subway cars with air conditioning that isn't functioning.. Bianca Spence first issued the challenge in July after enduring sweltering subway rides on her regular commute. A representative for Tory said that he is now in touch with Spence, looking for the right time for the pair to take a ride together from Kipling station to Kennedy station on Line 2, which is where the subway cars without air conditioning have been in service.
Justin Trudeau's government is gearing up for its first big battle against for-profit health care and it's armed with some dire warnings. The report, which was obtained by CBC News, lists many potential negative consequences if there were to be more access to private health care in Canada, including greater income inequality, more people in dire financial straits, and even doctors encouraging longer wait times in the public system in order to nudge patients into the private system. At the centre of the case is Vancouver's Cambie Surgery Centre, which describes itself as the only free-standing private hospital in Canada.
STOCKHOLM — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway.
A Regina man says he's got a "duck pond" in front of his house because the city refuses to fix the crumbling street. In a letter to the city, Doug Kozack says he has waited more than a decade for the city to repair his road — which, fittingly enough, is named Lake Street. "We have been dealing with a pond at the end of our driveway for more than 10 years," he said in his submission, which is on the agenda for tonight's city council meeting.
A former RCMP officer who is facing weapons charges is challenging the legality of the search warrant that resulted in 12 weapons charges. Jeffrey Rae Gillis, 43, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Judge Orr is already handling a separate case in which Gillis is charged with assault.
The threat of a Canada Post strike has loomed throughout the summer, but some Edmontonians say they aren't overly concerned about a possible mail stoppage. On Thursday, the union served a 72-hour strike notice, accusing Canada Post of forcing a labour disruption by refusing to bargain in good faith.
Ontario Provincial Police are driving a photo of Frederick "John" Hatch across the province as part of a homicide investigation into the man's death.
Almost 20,000 free tickets for an open house at Rogers Place were scooped up in 80 minutes on Monday by those wanting an inside look at the new arena in downtown Edmonton. "(People) want to see what it's like on the inside, they've seen what it's like on the outside and I'm expecting a lot of people wanting to have a look," said Rick Daviss, executive director of the downtown arena project for the City of Edmonton.
The woman, referred to as N.L. in court documents to protect her identity, filed a lawsuit against J.-P.L. for damages from sexual assaults that began when she was around eight years of age and continued until she was 20. It was 2010 before N.L. was able to reveal the assaults against her. The recent Bathurst Court of Queen's Bench judgment by Justice Larry Landry in the civil lawsuit does not state the outcome of the criminal proceedings, where N.L. lives now, or where she lived when the sexual assaults took place.
France's interior minister said Monday that the country is at war with an enemy trying to pit Muslims against non-Muslims, making it urgent to create a strong bond between the nation and citizens of the Islamic faith. A high court struck down the burkini bans Friday, but the high-pitched debate that quickly seeped into France's political sphere revealed raw tensions between the secular establishment and sectors of France's estimated 5 million Muslims, the largest Muslim population in Western Europe.
Bylaw officers in White Rock, B.C. are investigating after an elderly woman and her dog were attacked by another dog. A release from the City of White Rock describes the attacking dog as a pit bull, and says bylaw officers have deemed the dog to be aggressive. According to a statement issued by the city, the attacking dog "suddenly appeared from a nearby property" and attacked the woman's dog — a significantly smaller animal than the attacking dog.
The two have kept fans guessing with their on-again-off-again romance but last night's MTV Video Music Awards have reignited Drihanna rumours.
Changes are coming to some of the abandoned, shells left behind when grocery stores closed in St. John's. It used to be a Dominion but now a different grocery chain is getting ready to move in. The new occupant isn't ready to talk about its plans yet, but numerous sources have told CBC News that Colemans is preparing to open a new grocery store on the site.
Peter Loewen spent six years building up his bike business, Country Cycle, and in one night it was gone.