Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city's former public works director shows. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has acknowledged instructing4 minutes agoThe Canadian Press
Two of Jian Ghomeshi's accusers discussed their allegations of sexual assault against the former broadcaster in thousands of messages they exchanged before and after they went to police, with one of them acknowledging in court that she deliberately misled investigators by withholding information.
As a move to foil thieves, Saskatchewan Government Insurance is taking people's addresses off vehicle registrations. Meanwhile, SGI is also introducing another change that it says will make getting registrations more convenient. Now, anybody who's signed up for a free MySGI account can print off a vehicle registration at home.
Calgarians have suffered tens of thousands of layoffs over the past year yet there are still cranes towering over the downtown skyline. Todd Throndson of Avison Young Calgary, a real estate services firm, explained the trend to the Calgary Eyeopener's David Gray. Throndson said Calgary's downtown office space will grow by four million square feet by the first quarter of 2018.
Australia is notorious for its scary variety of local wildlife, but wait till you get a look at the coconut crabs that roam around its Christmas Island territory. A photo of Mark Pierrot holding one of the deadly creatures has gone viral. In a feat that would likely scare most people, he uses both hands to display the huge the crab’s huge pincers, according to the Huffington Post.
A Syrian refugee family living in a central Halifax apartment say they're suffering from something that plagues a lot of buildings: bedbugs. Ten-month-old Rayan Zeina grimaces as his mother, Wafaa Al Safadi, lifts his shirt to show his chest and back covered in itchy bites and large scabs. The Zeinas, a family of six, moved into the 10th floor of Harbour View Apartments on Gerrish Street less than two weeks ago and the problem is getting worse.
Sixty-six sick and suffering dogs were seized from a Langley, B.C., breeder on Feb. 4 in what the SPCA has described as one of the largest puppy mill seizures in the province. The dogs were found to be living in deplorable conditions, suffering from serious medical issues such as broken limbs, missing ears and eyes, infections, abscesses, malnourishment and dental disease, the SPCA said. According to the SPCA, 34 puppies and 32 adult dogs were living in small crates and cages stacked in dark, unheated buildings with dangerous ammonia levels resulting from accumulated urine.
Gas prices have plunged again in Calgary, but they're still not as low as what people are paying at the pumps in the provincial capital. At least three stations were charging 62.9 cents per litre in Calgary on Tuesday, while at least 10 in Edmonton had sub-60-cent prices, with the lowest ringing in at one Fas Gas outlet charging 56.9 cents.
A young Calgary man allegedly victimized more than 50 people across the country in a vehicle repair scam, police say.
Seven years ago, Artie the dog was roaming along the edge of an acreage in rural Lamont when he was brutally attacked by a pack of coyotes. After a bloody fight, two of the coyotes were dead, but Artie survived. "Some of Artie's teeth had been found in the skulls of the coyotes, which is why he's missing a few, " said Infinite Woofs Animal Rescue Society volunteer Cynthia-Jean Smith during a Tuesday morning interview on Edmonton AM.
Jian Ghomeshi appeared back at a Toronto court Tuesday to continue his defence against accusations of alleged sexual assaults involving multiple women.
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) says it is investigating after allegations were made by Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak that security staff at the Ottawa International Airport mishandled sacred objects in his carry-on luggage. Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said his experience on Monday at the Ottawa International Airport left him feeling deeply uncomfortable. A female security guard was instructed to open a sacred bundle of ceremonial tobacco and a pipe during the carry-on screening process, Nepinak said.
Toronto police have charged a 35-year-old man with second-degree murder and attempted murder and are searching for one more suspect after a deadly stabbing outside a Jane Street bar. Police said the accused was arrested after officers pulled over a taxi in the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West area, where the stabbing took place at around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Two men were stabbed, including 20-year-old Kiowa Wind McComb who died of his injuries after suffering stab wounds to the neck and chest.
A Florida man is in custody after he threw an alligator through the drive through window at a Wendy’s in Royal Palm Beach. According to WPTV Newschannel 5, the man in question pulled up to the window in his truck and placed his order. The attendant handed him a drink, and when she turned her back, he grabbed a 3.5 foot alligator from the back seat and threw it through the window.
Kelowna mayor Colin Basran maintains the city is in good economic shape, contrary to a report that says Kelowna is second-to-last in Canada when it comes to finding a job. Kelowna plummeted from the second-best city in the country to find a job last year, to the second-worst place, this year, according to a Bank of Montreal report released last week.
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Sheila Dunwoodie, a part-time teacher and mother of four, has started using flyers and tracking down specials at various stores. Anneliesse Papaurelis and her fiancé have a blended family, and together they're raising three daughters. The program is open to everyone and provides a different mix of fresh food that members can pick up every two weeks.
Chinese-owned mining company Selwyn Chihong has shelved plans to develop a lead-zinc deposit at the Yukon/N.W.T. border for at least a year.
The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, admitted after her capture last May that she and her husband kept Mueller captive along with several other young female hostages, according to an FBI affidavit filed in the case. The criminal complaint, filed by federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia, charges Umm Sayyaf with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terror organization, resulting in death.
A group that calls itself a non-partisan political watchdog is calling for an independent inquiry into allegations of shadow flipping in Vancouver's booming real estate market. On Monday the Real Estate Council of B.C. said it would appoint an independent advisory group to examine the technique known as shadow flipping, under which sales contracts are reassigned, in some instances multiple times, before the sale of a home is closed. One real estate board agreed, arguing the council regulates its members through licensing.
A pair of protest candidates riding a message of rage against the political and economic machine are on the cusp of an until-recently-unthinkable triumph: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are favoured to win today's New Hampshire primary. A movement," Trump said, before exiting to the Beatles tune. Should the polls prove accurate analysts will be poring over the results, examining two details: On the Democratic side, by how much did Sanders win?
As weird as a “wearable chair” sounds, if you’ve ever worked a retail or service job that requires you to be on your feet for hours at a time, it could be heaven on earth. A company in Japan has created a wearable chair called the Archelis.
Two lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada have been handed a judicial spanking for trying to collect tens of thousands of dollars for their efforts. In a sharply worded decision released Tuesday, the Federal Court of Appeal denounced the claims put forward by Rocco Galati and Paul Slansky as misguided and excessive. The judges were especially scornful of Galati's assertion that denying him full legal costs would effectively mean the court was "in bed" with the government.
As Metrolinx tries to figure our how to get more people to ride the Union Pearson Express, it should consider using it as a downtown relief line, Premier Kathleen Wynne said. "I think it's self-evident that it needs to happen," Wynne added. UPX averages less than 20 passengers per trip, according to the report.
A former Canadian Coast Guard employee in Halifax and former Department of National Defence employee in Greenwood, N.S., are facing additional charges related to an investigation into international drug trafficking, RCMP say.
Saskatchewan wants the federal government to bankroll a program that would see oil and gas workers who have lost their jobs clean up abandoned and dormant wells. Premier Brad Wall says it would help stimulate employment in the oil-and-gas sector and accelerate environmental cleanup of wells that are no longer capable of production. Wall says he has pitched the proposal, which would cost Ottawa $156 million, to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
After living in a tent and bouncing between relatives, Alison Nakoolak and her family of six have moved into a home of their own. "I couldn't stop crying and yelling," Nakoolak said after her common-law spouse Norman Roger Laisa told her they would be moving into a five-bedroom house, just down the street from where the couple spent three months living in a tent in Iqaluit.
A long-time scrap dealer says low metal prices are contributing to the number of abandoned and derelict vessels being left in harbours along Nova Scotia's coastline. Mike Parsons of Duncans Cove has managed and dismantled vessels for nearly 50 years and has watched the price for scrap metal drop drastically. A recent CBC Nova Scotia Investigation found one scrap metal dealer, Tracy Dodds, is currently embroiled in three Federal Court cases where wharf owners in Nova Scotia say they are owed tens of thousands of dollars in berthing fees.
An “ethical” porn production and distribution company is about to launch in Winnipeg. Ciné Sinclaire is a local adult film company, created by Winnipegger Kate Sinclaire. Global's Talia Ricci reports.
Emergency crews were called to the 1800 block of Centre Street North and found the 66-year-old woman with multiple traumatic injuries, including head trauma, according to paramedics. Police said the driver was travelling southbound along Centre Street in a 1989 Ford Crown Victoria at about 6:40 p.m. on Monday when he struck the woman as she attempted to cross the road. Police determined the crossing lights were working properly and the victim was crossing in the crosswalk.
A little-known breed of hairy Hungarian pigs could be the next obsession for Edmonton meat eaters and food aficionados, if Malorie Aubé has her way. "They're actually one of the old world's best kept secrets," said Aubé, owner of Country Accent Farm in Bawlf, Alta, and one of only handful of Mangalitsa producers in the entire province. Covered in a dense coat of coarse and curly fur, the Mangalitsa could easily be mistaken for a pig in sheep's clothing.
Mike Ellis, PC MLA for Calgary West, was one of the invited guests along with broadcaster Dave Rutherford, a spokesperson for a political action committee called the Alberta Prosperity Fund,. Rutherford has called on the PCs and Wildrose to field only one candidate in the upcoming Calgary-Greenway byelection, a seat that became vacant after the death of PC MLA Manmeet Bhullar.
People living in and around Brokenhead Ojibway Nation are celebrating the grand opening of a full-service grocery store in the community. Hundreds of people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Brokenhead Grocery Store on Bear Road, directly across from South Beach Casino and Resort, on Tuesday morning. The grocery store allows people in the area to do their weekly shopping without driving 20-30 minutes to Selkirk, Man., said manager Kyle Tanner.
Autism Yukon had booked Grandin to give two talks at the Yukon Arts Centre, on Feb. 29 and Mar. 1. "We weren't expecting it at all," said Leslie Peters, executive director of Autism Yukon. Grandin is known worldwide for designing more humane cattle slaughterhouses, as well as for advocating for people on the autism spectrum.
Quebec's treasury board president, Sam Hamad, says the Liberal government has no intention of sweetening any deals with the province's public sector unions. Quebec's government reached agreements-in-principle with many of the province's public sector unions toward the end of 2015.
The City of Saint John has declared an overnight parking ban Tuesday for the north, east and west areas of the city to allow for snow removal. "The City of Saint John apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. To find out whether a temporary overnight parking ban has been declared, residents are asked to call the city's snow parking ban recorded information line after 4 p.m., at 658-4040, or to visit the city's website.
More guns were seized at the Ambassador Bridge than any other crossing in southern Ontario in the second half of 2015, according to the Canadian Border Service Agency. Another 12 firearms and 40 prohibited weapons were seized at the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. The number of weapons found at border crossings in Windsor contributed to the overall figures for southern Ontario, which had the most firearm seizures in Canada for that time period.
RCMP in Kings County are urging motorists not to leave keys inside their vehicles after several recent thefts in the area. RCMP say the keys had been left inside the vehicle. Staff Sgt. Kevin Baillie said there have been four similar vehicle thefts in the Kings County area since Jan. 1.
Piatto Pizzeria, which is known for its wood-fire pizza and wine, is set to open at 60 Elizabeth Avenue, in the former Canadian Tire building. Art Puddister said there were no objections to the project. The Baine Johnston Corporation, which owns Leon's, purchased the former Canadian Tire building in July.
Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite. College principal G. Bhaskar said he heard a loud thud from his office, where several window panes shattered when the object hit the ground. College officials said window panes of the building shattered with the impact of the loud explosion.
Disturbing allegations about the sexual assault and murder of a Winnipeg grandmother have emerged. Crown prosecutors say Elizabeth Lafantaisie, 73, was sexually assaulted and strangled by a random attacker. Global's Talia Ricci reports.
CALGARY - We've all got one — a story from our teenage years about a risky decision that we look back on with a mixture of pride and dread at the thought of what could have happened had something gone wrong.
The Glasgow SPCA’s search for a forever home for one of its rabbits has gone viral, thanks to the massive size of the animal. Atlas is a continental giant rabbit, a breed of bunny that’s known for its big size, which is generally bred for its meat. The seven-month-old butterscotch-coloured bunny is already the size of a Westie and is expected to grow even more.
Yukon's tourism operators are poised to cash in on the slumping Canadian dollar, according to the head of the local Tourism Industry Association (TIA). "There's a good chance that 2016 and 2017 are going to be very good years" for Yukon tourism, he said. The low dollar has caused a bit of trouble for TIA Yukon, however.
The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in spots where water collects inside houses and yards, insect experts noted Monday at the opening of the American Mosquito Control Association's annual conference. Experts noted that while the Zika virus that has spread rapidly in Latin America may be new to the U.S, the two mosquito species known to carry it are not. Another carrier is the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, which has a more northerly range that includes cities such as Chicago and New York.
Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack. In testimony before congressional committees, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and other officials described the Islamic State as the "pre-eminent terrorist threat." The militant group can "direct and inspire attacks against a wide range of targets around the world," Clapper said.
If you're headed for a holiday somewhere that's less developed than Canada, why not bring an extra suitcase full of medical supplies? "I noticed how desperate they were down there for all sorts of humanitarian need and that. Just about any kind of medical equipment or supplies - other than prescription medication - can be sent with travellers in an extra suitcase.
An Indian-American actor and designer who wasn't allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said Tuesday that he is satisfied with an apology from the airline. Waris Ahluwalia said he is now waiting for Aeromexico to implement special training on how to treat Sikh passengers, for whom the headgear carries deep religious significance. "We're just a few steps away from a lot of hugs," Ahluwalia told The Associated Press.
A car in Russia was nearly torn in half in what may go down as the worst towing job in history. Fiat owner Vladislav Rybin was driving along in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, minding his business, when the front of his vehicle pitched forward, reports the website Truckyeah.jalopnik.com. Rybin found himself stuck in a sinkhole that had suddenly appeared thanks to a busted sewer line below.
Embattled Sen. Mike Duffy could be considering a return to the Red Chamber, as indicated by his filing of an ethics declaration.
Police officers testifying at the trial of two men accused of killing Tim Bosma described a frantic search of a trailer found north of Toronto as they looked for the missing Hamilton man. Cory Weick told court Tuesday he and another officer responded to a call in Kleinburg, Ont., about a "suspicious trailer" that might be related to Bosma, who had disappeared a week earlier after taking two men for a test drive in the truck he was trying to sell. Weick, a York Regional Police officer, said he had to call the force's tactical team to break into a large trailer that was parked at the home of Madeleine Burns, Dellen Millard's mother.
The organization has always had a form of cash-flow crisis. Nakamura said she is currently working without pay to ensure displaced employees get the severance they're entitled to, a liability that's worth an estimated $4 million.
A woman knocked unconscious by an avalanche that buried her in nearly five feet of snow north of Pemberton, B.C., on Sunday survived — dug out within minutes by well-prepared backcountry skiers. The woman was part of a group of 10 people who were ski-and-snowboard touring in the backcountry near Wendy Thompson Hut, off the Duffy Lake Highway, said RCMP.
A cat has done such a great job been guarding the railway at a station in Huddersfield, England that she’s been given a new title and a jacket to show for it. Felix has been patrolling the station’s platform, watching for rats, pigeons and other critters ever since she was just nine weeks old, according to the Huffington Post. The station even installed a kitty-door for her when new safety barriers were installed, allowing Felix easy access to the platform, the Huffington Post reports.
Ever wondered what it would be like to walk on the Red Planet? A new clip released by NASA this week shows something along those lines. The video, produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows a 360-degree perspective from the camera of its Curiosity rover.
Federal interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is questioning the New Brunswick government's decision to raise the HST to 15 per cent. Ambrose said on Monday during a visit to Prince Edward Island that high tax rates are not a recipe for growth. New Brunswick Finance Minister Roger Melanson released the Liberal government's second budget last week, which included a mix of spending cuts and tax increases.
By Mari Saito and Brenda Goh SAN FRANCISCO/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is aggressively expanding its logistics operations in China as part of a broader effort to control the rising cost of shipping billions of packages. Its plans in China, outlined in filings there, include handling cargo and customs for goods headed to ports in Japan, Europe and the United States. Some analysts say the move could help position Amazon to offer shipping services to other companies, eventually competing with the likes of United Parcel Service Inc and DHL Worldwide Express BV[DHL.UL].
Dump truck driver Dean Snow narrowly escaped Monday night as his vehicle fell into the frigid Atlantic from a poorly docked ferry in northeastern Newfoundland. The truck slid between the MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor ferry and the Change Islands wharf at about 6 p.m., seconds after Snow, 48, went out the window. It was an International dump truck with 14 tonnes of sand aboard.
Consent is sexy. That's the message organizers of a series of events hope to share with students this week at Brandon University.
At least eight churches have cancelled or postponed their suppers to another day, according to CBC Nova Scotia's Storm Centre. It's a bit awkward, says minister Kevin Little, given the Shrove Tuesday meal is supposed to be the last feast before Lent. Many Christians give up some kind of luxury during Lent, which runs until Easter Sunday.
Edmonton's unseasonably warm, dry winter is putting a spring in people's step and extra change in the city's pockets.
A 13-year-old who has been the victim of cyberbullying is speaking out about the issue with a powerful video. Luke Culhane from Limerick, Ireland, created a short campaign video titled ’Cyber Bullying: Create No Hate,’ to show how virtual bullying still has a physical impact on the victim. In the video, Culhane is seen getting cyberbullied through various social media platforms by an anonymous person and each time the hurtful comment results in a physical injury.