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.
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 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's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Ten weeks before the election, however, buffeted by conflicting advice from aides and advisers, Trump has seemed to be in full indecision mode. It also underscores how little his Republican campaign has invested in the nitty gritty of outlining what he would do as president, especially when compared with the more detailed plans of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
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.
A mother and her four-year old child are dead following a two-car crash in Markham on Monday morning.
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 sudden closure of a Vancouver language school has left 600 students out of class, and almost 100 school staff out of a job. Teachers at Vancouver English Centre (VEC), an English as a second language (ESL) school in downtown Vancouver, have been on strike for the last four weeks, seeking their first collective contract. Union representatives say they showed up to the school at 9 a.m. Friday morning for a private mediation session, but instead found a group of confused students and staff gathered outside.
A 26-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a wolf while on shift at a northern Saskatchewan mine. Cameco spokesperson, Rob Gereghty told CBC News that a contractor at the mine was mauled by an unprovoked wolf while taking his lunch break outside. According to Gereghty, this is the first time anything like this has happened at the Cigar Lake mine. He said conservation officers are currently at the mine dealing with the situation.
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.
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.
Two years ago, when she was 14, Chloe White struggled with anxiety, depression and addiction.
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.
Key employees of Green Diamond Equipment will be meeting this week to work out how to re-open its operation in Summerside, P.E.I., after its building was destroyed by fire Saturday. Tracey Suley, the Moncton-based manager of marketing and communications for Green Diamond, said staff have the day off Monday, but company CEO Tina Sears is starting to look ahead. "She is going to meet with some of the key staff in Summerside to figure out what is the plan to re-open and where we go next.
At age 23, Carol Kane was fresh off a Best Actress Oscar nomination with no prospects on the horizon. Then Gene Wilder called. "Out of the blue I got a call from Gene saying that he'd like to meet me about 'The World's Greatest Lover,'" Kane said Monday.
Family and friends of 18-year old Hannah Thorne were at the courthouse in Harbour Grace on Monday, carrying photographs of the deceased teen, as two men were formally charged with street racing causing death. Gail Thorne, Hannah's mother, told CBC News that she wanted to see the men charged with the accident that killed her daughter.
STOCKHOLM — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway.
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.
Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans has rejected advice to list the Atlantic bluefin tuna as an endangered species. The long-awaited recommendation should preserve the region's $10-million bluefin tuna fishery, industry representatives say. The department says western Atlantic bluefin tuna stocks have been rebuilding since 2011, when the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada said tuna should be listed as an endangered species under federal species-at-risk legislation.
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.
The annual report of the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, released today, gives a window into the long and multi-level disciplinary process police officers face when accused of wrongdoing. Today's report provides summaries of all substantiated allegations against police officers — within the OPCC's jurisdiction — that ended between between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016.
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.
An Austrian museum team has recovered two giant tusks and other remnants of what experts say are apparently the remains of a rare mammoth breed, after construction crews unearthed them while working on an Austrian freeway. Also found at the site 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Vienna were parts of the animal's vertebrae. This story has been corrected to show that the museum's name is Museum of Natural History, not Museum of National History.
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.
A bumper crop is in the forecast for Saskatchewan, but farmers are not high-fiving each other quite yet. Troy Wheppler, who grows lentils at his farm near Morse in the province's southwest, says there have been quality issues in the area and the wet weather that came at the end of July is to blame. Jeff Prosko, who's growing oats and soybeans close to that community, said the harvest has been delayed, but he hopes to keep the combines rolling now that drier weather has arrived.
Mon, Aug 29: We’re too quick to be insulted says a new survey of Canadians. But maybe we have thicker skins than we think. Alan Carter reports.