• $60M lotto winner is Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask.

    "I was shocked," Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask., said when she learned she was the winner of a recent $60-million lottery draw. Neville is a village of about 80 residents, about 50 kilometres south of Swift Current. Wernicke bought a $5 quick pick ticket from a Swift Current drug store.

    CBC
  • Psychiatrist diagnosed local optician without meeting him

    A Burlington optician is outraged after discovering a psychiatrist he'd never met wrote a critical two-page psychiatric evaluation about him without ever seeing or talking to him. The optician, Jay Hakim, filed a complaint with the provincial medical regulator, which concluded the psychiatrist's conduct was appropriate. It also parallels issues raised in the United States over whether psychiatrists can ethically provide opinions on the mental health of presidential candidates they've never met.

    CBC
  • After 60 fake calls to 911, police arrest 2 girls for mischief

    Police say they've tracked down the phone and two girls they believe are responsible for making 60 fake calls to 911 over four weeks this summer.

    CBC
  • Brandon, Man. waitress saves choking customers with the Heimlich manoeuver

    If Tarriyanna Saunders happens to be your waitress you can feel comfortable chewing away. The Brandon, Man. waitress has built a reputation for her life-saving service after doing the Heimlich manoeuvre. "There was a senior that was choking at the front there," Saunders said, adding the restaurant staff knew she had helped choking customers before.

    CBC
  • 'This is the saddest photo I have ever taken,' B.C. woman says of grandparents forced to live apart

    “I just want to see them together,” said the couple’s granddaughter Ashley Bartyik. Wolf, 83, and Anita, 81, are in separate care facilities in Surrey, B.C., and even though the regional health authority says it’s working to reunite the couple, their families fear time is running out. Wolf has dementia and has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

    CBC
  • Baby's brain damage blamed on hospital delivery

    A family is suing the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority after they say their baby experienced a traumatic birth resulting in lifelong effects. In a statement of claim filed at Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench last week, the family said the health region didn't have experienced staff or necessary equipment when the baby was born. The family alleges that left the newborn with inadequate oxygen and a spinal cord injury, which caused brain damage, a developmental delay and paralysis.

    CBC
  • Police say crossbow deaths in Scarborough linked to suspicious package downtown

    Toronto police confirm there is a link between the three deaths involving a crossbow in east Toronto and a suspicious package found in the downtown area of the city. Earlier Thursday, police revealed that three people are dead, all of whom were found with apparent crossbow injuries, in the Scarborough area of Toronto on Thursday afternoon.

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  • Worried parents search for daughter, 21, missing in Winnipeg

    The parents of 21-year-old Christine Wood are worried sick after not hearing from their daughter for almost a week. "I'm really worried," said Melinda Wood, Christine's mother. George and Melinda Wood last saw their daughter on Aug. 19 around 9:30 p.m. The couple left their hotel room near Sargent Avenue and Berry Street to run to the store, but when they returned Christine was gone.

    CBC
  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the February attack on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk said the evidence was overwhelming and that Blackwell had behaved in a soulless and malicious way. "You had so many outs where the voice of reason could have taken over," the judge told Blackwell, who had faced up to 80 years in prison.

    The Canadian Press
  • ATV-riding teen survives close call with cable on west Quebec trail

    A teenager from Arnprior, Ont., suffered painful neck injuries after accidentally driving her all-terrain vehicle into a steel cable strung across a private road that she had been using for almost a decade. Taylor Yach, 16, was thrown from her ATV and knocked unconscious after running into the three-metre cable on Saturday near her family's cottage in Ladysmith, Que. She was taken to hospital and her family called police. Yach admitted she was operating her ATV on private property at the time of the collision, but said she had been using the narrow dirt road near Highway 303 since she was a small child to tap maple trees and splash through puddles.

    CBC
  • Quebec maple syrup rebel takes case to Supreme Court

    After losing her case in Quebec's highest court, the province's most infamous maple syrup producer is taking her fight to sell her product freely to the Supreme Court of Canada. Angèle Grenier imagined retiring on the profits of her maple farm, but she's ended up paying more than $100,000 in legal fees after Quebec's Maple Syrup Producers Federation took her to court for selling her syrup to New Brunswick. The federation exists to enforce a supply management system — including regulating quotas and prices — of maple syrup production in Quebec.

    CBC
  • Transgender woman files human rights complaint alleging discrimination at salon

    A transgender woman in Charlottetown has filed a complaint with the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission alleging she was refused service at a local salon because of her transgender status. Kristen McKay says she went into Carrie's Esthetic Salon in downtown Charlottetown on Tuesday afternoon to get her nails and makeup done and for makeup lessons. McKay said a woman at the salon informed her that she didn't do services for men, and when McKay replied that she's not a man but a transgender woman, McKay was still refused service.

    CBC
  • Dog mauling sends Edmonton woman to hospital

    A 51-year old Edmonton woman is in hospital for non-life threatening injuries after being mauled by two dogs in north Edmonton. Sam Fyith was sitting in his living room when he heard the woman's screams.

    CBC
  • My London - Homeless Photographers Capture The Capital

    A thought-provoking photography competition has seen homeless Londoners capture their unique perspectives of the city. MyLondon Photography Competition 2016 is run by the charity Cafe Art, which uses art to connect homeless people to their communities. The charity gave a disposable camera to 200 homeless people, who were given the task of picturing the city as they experience it – the results were a joyful depiction of the capital’s people, buildings and quirks.

    Matilda Long
  • Northlands could be facing its final weeks, says CEO Tim Reid

    The future of Northlands as an organization is in peril after council released a scathing report on the viability of the not-for-profit's plans for the Coliseum and the surrounding area, says CEO Tim Reid. Reid said he disputes the city's findings, but the decision is ultimately up to city council. "If this is the time and place when the City of Edmonton and the community of Edmonton don't believe that Northlands offers the value that it should, then we really need to consider our future as an organization," Reid said Thursday.

    CBC
  • ‘Degrassi High’ actor, 3 women charged with child exploitation

    Thu, Aug 25: Former Degrassi High actor Jason aka Byrd Dickens and 3 women charged with child exploitation.

    Global News
  • What you need to know about the Rona affair

    Hearings are underway at the National Assembly today to unravel the controversy surrounding the sale of the Quebec hardware company Rona to its American competitor, Lowe's. The fallout from the deal ultimately forced Jacques Daoust to step down as Quebec's transport minister and give up his seat in the National Assembly. Last February, the U.S. home hardware chain Lowe's announced it was buying Rona in a friendly takeover valued at $3.2 billion Cdn.

    CBC
  • Man, 81, injured in collision with Gatineau police cruiser

    The collision happened at around 3:10 p.m. at Des Allumettières Boulevard and Chemin Vanier, said Gatineau police in a French-language statement. Shortly before the collision, Gatineau police had received a report about a man who allegedly had a gun in his vehicle. During the interception, however, an officer heading northbound on Chemin Vanier collided with the 81-year-old man's vehicle.

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  • 80 fines issued in 2 days, says Queens District RCMP

    A new initiative by Queens District RCMP has lead to more than 80 speeding fines in the last two days. The RCMP partnered with Provincial Highway Safety Enforcement members to increase patrols Wednesday and Thursday. "We found that there has been a lot of excessive speeding," said Sgt. Leanne Butler.

    CBC
  • Dog that killed shih tzu leaped fence to charge toddler months earlier, neighbour says

    The Labrador retriever mix that killed a smaller dog last week in Linden Woods has also jumped a fence to charge a toddler and another shih tzu, says a neighbour who wants the dog removed from the area. CoCo, the two-year-old dog that killed a shih tzu out for a walk with its owner on Aug. 13, has prompted neighbourhood complaints to Winnipeg's animal services agency before. April Harrison's family had just moved into their home across the back fence from CoCo's owner when the dog came into their yard on June 4, she said.

    CBC
  • Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

    Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election. "I am going to fight to give every Hispanic citizen a much better future, a much better life," Trump told a crowd in Tampa as polls show him trailing in the critical state. Trump dominated presidential campaign coverage for the day as Clinton was fundraising in California.

    The Canadian Press
  • Ottawa surrogate delivers 5th baby to foreign parents

    [Amy Cameron, right, who acted as a surrogate mother, shares the moment of new motherhood with Hilde Reva. Photo: Genevieve Georget via CBC]

    CBC
  • Man who lost house to fire shocked person he knows charged with arson

    John Neville breaks down when he's asked if he can forgive the man charged with setting fire to his house. John Henoche, 30, has been charged with arson, breaking and entering, and breaches of probation.

    CBC
  • Dozens of Vancouver overdoses, as 24-hour supervised site opens

    Tom Gordon is not one of the dozens of people who have overdosed in Vancouver over the past 24 hours, but he's no stranger to the experience. Gordon said he survived a three-day coma after a cocaine and Fentanyl overdose last April. The addict — who joked about having cocaine for breakfast — is convinced opening the supervised injection site 24 hours a day when social assistance cheques are delivered will save lives.

    CBC
  • Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys

    Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. Students and faculty at the Austin campus fiercely opposed allowing license holders to carry their concealed handguns to class. Several faculty members attended the rally.

    The Canadian Press