The Federal Standing Committee on Finance will hear from a variety of speakers about economic disparities, including gender inequality, Tuesday in Charlottetown. Jenny Wright, executive director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council, posted a tweet Tuesday highlighting the irony of the fact that she was about to speak in front of an all-male government panel about income inequality for women. About to address the federal standing committee on Finance on economic equality for women.Read More »
Crown lawyer Jill Cameron laid out the prosecution's first-degree murder case against Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., in the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock, whose body has not been found. Cameron walked the jury through some of the evidence the prosecution will call, including text messages between Millard and his girlfriend. The Crown alleges Millard bought an incinerator shortly before Babcock went missing in the summer of 2012 and used it in late July to burn Babcock's remains.
"This is one of a few tent cities in Chilliwack. We've all banded together to survive because there are no beds at shelters," said Dawnette Simons, who has been living at the camp since it started five years ago. Simons says the group isn't planning to dispute the order.
When they wrote a letter to their father in heaven, young Kollin and Keagan Cass never expected to hear back from some guardian angels. "To Daddy in Heaven" was the message written on the front of an envelope that quickly floated up into the sky after being tied to some colourful, helium-filled balloons. Kollin, who was five at the time and Keagan, three, were marking their first Father's Day without their dad, Kyle Cass, who died of brain cancer in February.
Alan Adams, who now lives in Toronto, was working outside at his cottage in Point La Nim in northern New Brunswick, when he and his roofer spotted a silver fox. "All of a sudden there he is standing there, this absolutely gorgeous animal and we just all stopped and gathered around and watched it," Adams said. Adams posted his pictures on Facebook, and he says his friends from around the world reacted immediately.
Canada's Public Safety Minister has told his American counterpart to keep a "wary eye" on the travel visas it issues to the United States. In an interview Sunday with CBC News, Goodale said Canadian officials have identified trends where documents issued from certain U.S. embassies and consulates are being misused. "We have asked them to go back upstream and examine the pattern of these travel documents being issued and how come the people to whom they were issued appear to have had no intention of staying in the United States, but were simply using the documents as vehicles to get into the United States and then make a beeline for the Canadian border," Goodale explained.
A Halifax woman whose trained therapy dog died this month after contracting leptospirosis is warning dog owners to be vigilant about the infectious disease that's on the rise in the municipality. Two weeks ago, Brenda Potter noticed that Pippin, her 11-year-old Siberian husky, wasn't eating.
Balancing on top of a wobbly plastic bucket in his backyard, Joe Nasogaluak wielded an electric chisel with complete ease. Nasogaluak, 59, is a renowned carver who has produced pieces for former prime minister Stephen Harper and hockey legend Bobby Orr. In Nasogaluak's childhood home, there was no running water or flush toilets, but Tuktoyaktuk was home and it was all he knew — until he had the chance to go to Toronto for a two-week student exchange.
Eleven of 19 modular duplex units that were supposed to be delivered to N.W.T. communities this summer haven't been built, and the minister responsible for the project says it's unclear whether the contractor will be able to complete the order. Caroline Cochrane, the minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, gave details about the behind-schedule homes in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday after questions from Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green. Concept Energy Services Ltd., based in Hay River, N.W.T., won the contract to build the modular homes in the summer of 2016.
People in Virginia's coal country still love President Donald Trump, but not his pick to be their next governor. Ed Gillespie is a Washington insider and Trump's choice as Virginians prepare to go to the polls.
Four men are facing charges after they allegedly threatened and harassed someone in Upper Musquodoboit while wearing the patch of an outlaw motorcycle gang. The men were wearing Gate Keepers paraphernalia when they were arrested, according to Nova Scotia RCMP. RCMP said they were called to a disturbance at a home in Upper Musquodoboit, a rural area in the Halifax Regional Municipality, on Oct. 9.
Residents from dozens of homes who had to leave their homes on Sunday after a train carrying crude derailed north of Edmonton were quickly allowed to return. CN Rail says 12 rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Sunday afternoon in Sturgeon County. Two neighbourhoods in Sturgeon County were evacuated as a precaution, affecting about 46 homes, but the county announced several hours later that the evacuation was over.
It was probably one of the most bizarre medical cases a team of Italian doctors had ever seen. The case was highlighted Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Doctors say the patient had a three-year history of bleeding.
A recent immigrant to Victoria has died from injuries sustained Wednesday after he was struck by an SUV while walking on a sidewalk. Khusal Rana, 31, had just moved to the B.C. capital from India with his pregnant wife and their child. Rana died at Victoria General Hospital Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the family.
Former Ontario premier Bob Rae promised no miracles Monday, but rather a sustained effort towards finding a way Canada can be part of a solution to the humanitarian crisis generated by ongoing violence in Myanmar. What he learns will be reported back to the prime minister, and eventually Canadians, but his appointment should also serve to reinforce the fact the world is paying attention to the situation in the southeast Asian country, Rae told a news conference. Mynamar's security forces began a crackdown earlier this year on what it called Muslim insurgents, but their attacks on Rohingya villages have been labelled as ethnic cleansing by the United Nations and roundly denounced by many countries, including Canada.
Andrea Gauthier's house is caught up in New Brunswick's property assessment controversy, but there is no fix coming for her family. Gauthier and her husband failed to challenge their inflated tax bill on time. "We had intended to appeal, it was just a matter of timing," said Gauthier.
The trial for a former City Wide Taxi driver charged with sexual assault has been delayed. Lulzim — or Leon — Jakupaj, 33, was supposed to be at Supreme Court in St. John's for Day 1 of his trial. Crown prosecutor Dana Sullivan says she has been in contact with the RCMP, which handles prisoner transfers.
The Chief Medical Officer in Colorado, where marijuana was legalized in 2014, has some advice for Canada leading up to the legalization of marijuana on July 1. Dr. Larry Wolk told Island Morning host Matt Rainnie Canadians have been interested in hearing his opinions on the subject since it was confirmed marijuana legalization was coming to Canada, and to hear what his state's experience has been. One in four adults and one in five youth use marijuana on a somewhat regular basis," said Wolk, and those numbers haven't changed since legalization.
By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has partnered with data analytics start-up Mosaic Smart Data to help its fixed-income sales and trading business become more profitable. The bank, whose fixed-income trading revenue slumped last quarter, has signed a multi-year deal to use Mosaic Smart Data's technology division globally, the companies said in a joint statement released on Sunday. The London-based start-up has developed technology that aggregates and analyzes vast amounts of data from the fixed-income trading division of investment banks to help them make more informed decisions and gain a competitive edge.
David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center Sunday night for his record run on late-night TV, innovative comedy routines and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring that it was OK to laugh again after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Fellow entertainers gathered to honour Letterman Sunday night where he was receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Among those in attendance were previous recipients Steve Martin and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who recalled a monologue he gave on his show shortly after 9-11 .
When Martina Scholtens was in medical school, she never imagined she would be working one-on-one with some of the most vulnerable people in Vancouver. Scholtens worked from 2005 to 2015 at the Bridge Refugee Clinic and in her new book, Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist, she shares her stories from working on the front lines with newly-arrived refugees. "It was clear to me, after working on the front lines with refugees, that neither of those were the case," Scholtens told North by Northwest host Sheryl MacKay.
By Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) - A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana’s annual theater festival. The first-time collaboration between veteran theater director Nelda Castillo, 64, and street artist Yulier Rodriguez, 27, underscores unease among some Cubans with the recent influx of tourists on the cash-strapped, Communist-run island.
With fewer than 11 minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Thomas Lafford got the chance he's been waiting for. The crowd roared and cowbells echoed from the stands as the 16-year-old player, who was born with autism, stepped onto a Sackville, N.B., football field Saturday. The ball flew into Jeffrey's hands and he passed it off to Thomas, who started making his way to the end zone, cutting right then left.
An undercover FBI agent who helped convict two men of plotting to derail a Via Rail passenger train in Canada did not see the arrests as a triumph, because he feared another extremist had eluded his grasp. In a new book published under his cover name from the operation, Tamer Elnoury reveals how gaining the confidence of the would-be rail saboteurs led to knowledge of an apparent al-Qaeda sleeper terrorist in the United States. Elnoury is among the small number of highly valued, Arabic-speaking Muslim agents doing undercover counterterrorism work for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.