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Members of a Regina family say their dream vacation in Cuba “turned into a nightmare”. “Everything was great for the first few days,” Kelly Morrison said in a news release. Morrison said security staff at the resort then went to their hotel room to search the family’s belongings.
A lack of affordable housing and desires to be settled close to other refugees and mosques are complicating the search for permanent homes for incoming families, according to Carl Nicholson, executive director of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants. Only half of the more than 600 government sponsored refugees who have arrived in Ottawa since Dec. 31 have found homes.
Police have issued a new warning about a high-risk offender following his appearance in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Shelburne today. Jamie Alan Goreham, 42, will go to trial in July on charges including sexual assault and sexual interference. Goreham was released last month from jail in Calgary, where he was serving time for sexual assaults and other offences.
The reporters were waiting outside the Old City Hall courthouse, to be let in for the fourth day of former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial, when police were called just before 7:30 a.m. ET for unknown trouble. Police said once the reporters saw the weapon, they grabbed the man and held him down.
A German shepherd who was living as a stray in Kentucky with a rare condition called short spine syndrome has taken the Internet by storm.
A Winnipeg shopping mall has issued an apology to a decorated Manitoba war veteran and aboriginal elder who was told to get out last weekend. Joseph Meconse, 74, said he and a friend sat down to tea in Portage Place’s food court on Saturday when a security guard approached him and told him he had half an hour before he would have to leave.
A watercolour sketch drawn by Justin Trudeau months before he became prime minister is up for auction. Trudeau drew the image of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights after visiting the Winnipeg building last spring. Postcard prints of the image were given recently to Liberal party donors, and museum officials approached Trudeau about getting the original for a museum fundraiser.
Thu, Feb 4: There's simmering anger over the number of multi-million dollar homes in Metro Vancouver that are just sitting empty. Some of them are even slowly rotting. Nadia Stewart looks at the consequences of this growing reality.
A 27-year-old man from Fort McMurray, Alta., has been arrested following an incident in western Manitoba in which a stolen sport-utility vehicle led RCMP on a high-speed chase, collided with one of the cruisers, then dragged an officer who was trying to make the arrest. RCMP say it started at around 11 a.m. Friday, when officers received a call about a possibly impaired male driver allegedly stealing gas from a station in Gladstone, Man. The white SUV was seen heading west on Highway 16 toward Neepawa, which is 37 kilometres away from Gladstone.
This week a U.S. Senate committee took a closer look at Canada's plan to fast-track Syrian refugees, and whether it comes at a cost to American security. "We have a pretty unsecure border with Canada, it's just never really represented much of a threat," said Republican Senator Ron Johnson, speaking earlier this week at a Senate committee in Washington. It comes in the wake of Donald Trump's call for a ban on all Muslims entering the U.S., and a move by American governors to ban Syrian refugees from entering their states.
Luck may have run out for the winner of a California Lottery jackpot: The person has apparently let $63 million slip away. Nobody showed up at a state lottery office by 5 p.m. Thursday with the ticket or submitted a verified claim for the prize, lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles seeks to have a judge declare a winner.
Winnipeg's taxi industry says it hopes to meet with indigenous leaders to discuss accusations that some local cabbies are rude, racist, sexist — and mistreating aboriginal passengers. Representatives are also considering more training for cabbies, including a specific indigenous component, said Luc Lewandoski, spokesman for the Winnipeg Taxi Alliance. Drivers tell CBC News they're embarrassed when they hear aboriginal women tell stories about mistreatment by cabbies.
The lawyer of former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault tried to persuade the Quebec Court of Appeal today to let his client serve her 18-month sentence at home, while the Crown sought to stiffen her sentence to four years. Thibault, 76, was sentenced last fall after she pleaded guilty to fraud and breach of trust charges in connection with expenses she claimed while in office. After spending six nights at the Quebec Detention Centre, Thibault's request for an appeal was accepted, and she was released on $5,000 bail.
Calgary's former police chief is condemning Montreal mayor Denis Coderre for his abrasive comments about constructing new oil pipelines in the country. Among several remarks, Coderre told Radio Canada: "First of all, you have to allow me a moment to laugh at a guy like Brian Jean, when he says he relies on science. Jean, the leader of the Wildrose party, fired back accusing Coderre of gutter politics.
The head of northern Manitoba chiefs supports an RCMP plan to collect DNA samples from every man and boy between the ages of 15 and 66 in Garden Hill First Nation, as part of the police investigation into the death last May of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson. Sheila North Wilson, grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), met with RCMP in Winnipeg to discuss the DNA collection, among other issues on Thursday. "We talked about how unusual this step is by the RCMP for this investigation.
Before the Syrian civil war forced them from their home in Aleppo, Viken Majarian and Alin Arekelian had a comfortable life, by any standard.
This piece is part of On The Coast's Black History Month series, "Race, Roots and Relocation: Delving into B.C.'s Black History." Check back at cbc.ca/bc every day this week for more stories from B.C.'s black community. An immigrant from Sierra Leone, Handel Wright is part of a small but growing population of people from all over Africa settling in the Lower Mainland.
Alberta is literally and figuratively built on a mountain of coal. For the past 100 years, coal from mines peppered across the province have kept the lights on here. A cheap and reliable source of power that gave the province's industries an edge and kept power bills low.
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A 18-year-old Canadian in her last year of high school who passed away from acute myeloid leukemia received a moving tribute befitting a high school senior. Laura Hillier had been battling the disease for years when she finally died on January 20, before she could graduate from high school, reports Mashable.
United Steelworkers union members aired their concerns in an emergency meeting Wednesday night, after North Atlantic Refining sent some workers warning letters following the January oil spill at the company's Come by Chance oil refinery. The oil spill on Jan. 4 resulted in about 10 barrels of light crude leaking out of a pipe into Placentia Bay. Boyd Bussey, a staff representative with the union, told CBC the workers feel they weren't to blame for the spill.
Gideon Robinson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last year and has been receiving treatments at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California, according to his GoFundMe page. Sarah Richardson aka 'Tall Sarah’ captured the little boy’s heart.
Jian Ghomeshi's defence lawyer hinted at ‘new information’ on Friday as the cross-examination of Lucy DeCoutere resumes on the fourth day of the trial.
The next time you bite into a Big Mac or fill your face with that Quarter-Pounder, it could be coming from an animal that was raised right here in Manitoba. McDonald's Canada is in the final months of a pilot project to verify cattle farms that supply beef to the restaurant chain across Canada as sustainable. Canada is the first country in the world the pilot project is being tested in.
Health Canada says all lots of an authorized natural health product promoted for sexual enhancement are being recalled. The agency says one lot of Forta for Men was found to contain an undeclared prescription drug called tadalafil which should only be used under the supervision of a health-care practitioner. Forta for Men, which is also sold as "Doctor's First for Men" and "Dr. First for Men," is manufactured by Natural Performance Products Ltd., and the distributor, Vivo Brand Management Inc. of Cornwall, Ont., is recalling all lots as a precautionary measure.
Hotels in Calgary are reacting to the slump in oil prices and drop in business travel by offering discounted rates on rooms — which is welcome news for some visitors from south of the border.
Partners Darrell Carey and Rod Adams bought three blocks of claims near the Dome Road in 2013, but now say they can no longer work together and want the court to determine how to split the 25 claims. Carey is well-known in Dawson City because of another controversial mining project, also along the Dome Road. The two men have been in dispute over the Dome mining project since at least 2014.
RCMP are investigating a string of ATM thefts across northern and central Alberta over the last two months. Thefts have occurred in Warburg, Alberta Beach, Grande Prairie, Slave Lake, Onoway, and Leduc. In almost every case, two or three men drove a pickup truck through the window of a business, and then dragged the ATM with a rope or strap attached to the vehicle.
A new P.E.I. Humane Society initiative is almost like a work placement program — except it matches cats that need a job with humans who have a position available. The working cat program helps felines that were "kind of falling through the cracks," according to Jennifer Harkness, the Humane Society's development co-ordinator. "So they weren't house cats but they're not feral cats either," she said.
Much like the past when pioneer families travelled west for farmland to call their own, two groups of Amish families from Ontario are heading east to till the fertile, red soil of Prince Edward Island and establish a new home. According to realtor Brad Oliver, it has simply gotten too expensive in Ontario for the Amish communities to expand, and young people to own their own farms. "They are sitting on farmland in Ontario that's worth in excess of $20,000 an acre.
Vancouver city staff are researching possible methods to cut down on the number of coffee cups, plastic bags and polystyrene food packaging that often end up in the city's litter. Albert Shamess, the city's director of waste management and resource recovery, said these single-use items are increasingly ending up in the city's public garbage bins. "When we do a survey, a lot of it comes down to things like fast food packaging, coffee cups and plastic bags," Shamess told B.C. Almanac host Michelle Eliot.
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Even in the city that never sleeps, there's at least one place New Yorkers value a little shuteye. On late-night and early-morning subway rides, it's common to see passengers dozing off (or passing out) on the way home. More than half of all subway crime in the past year involved a sleeping victim.
Guinness World Records, the internationally renowned record-listing franchise, said it is not investigating a claim that a Montreal-area woman is the oldest living person. The family of Cecilia Laurent says she turned 120 years old on Jan. 31, and had said Guinness was looking into that claim. Laurent moved to Quebec from Haiti in 2010 after an earthquake devastated the Caribbean country.
One of Japan's most active volcanos erupted spectacularly Friday evening with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope. Japan's Meteorological Agency said Sakurajima on the southern island of Kyushu erupted at around 7 p.m. (1000 GMT). Japanese television showed an orange burst out of the side of the volcano, near the summit, accompanied by lightning-like flashes.
A handful of teenage students in California have swapped closets in protest of what they deem to be their school’s discriminatory dress code. Some boys at Buchanan High School, in Clovis, Cal., swapped their regular clothes for the “banned” items that young female students aren’t allowed to sport at school. Male students, however, are prohibited from wearing earrings or having their hair too long.
A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig's lengthy boom fell, officials said. The mobile crane's boom landed across an intersection, smashed several car roofs and stretched much of a block after the accident around 8:25 a.m. at a historic building about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. Robert Harold heard a crashing sound as the rig fell right outside his office window at the Legal Aid Society.
Two people are dead and two others are in hospital in life-threatening condition after a fire at a seniors' apartment building in the east end of Toronto. Toronto Fire Services were called to the building at 1315 Neilson Rd. shortly after 3 p.m. Friday and found fire and thick smoke on the fifth floor.
Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady has rejected a call by former premier Roger Grimes to shelve the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. Coady said Thursday the project is too far along for that, and a review underway for the Liberal government will instead focus on other things like reducing costs. "It is not been our intent to do what Mr. Grimes is saying, because it doesn't make sense at this point to do so," Coady said.
A Charlottetown walk-in clinic is taking part in an innovative pilot project that could dramatically shorten the time Canadians spend in doctors' waiting rooms. The app, called Skip the Waiting Room, allows patients to book their own appointments, but it also sends a text message or phone call to let users know when they should come in. P.E.I. software developer Mark Richardson came up with the idea in 2013 after he spent more than four hours waiting for medical attention at an Island walk-in clinic when the doctor was late.
A beekeeper is fighting the municipal government in Gatineau, Que., for the right to keep bees in his urban backyard. Daniel Hamelin has illegally been keeping hives at the back of his property in Gatineau's Hull neighbourhood for five years. The city's bee bylaw, which prohibits bees in an urban context, dates back to the 1940s, he told CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning on Friday.
The Katie Belle has been in Parrsboro since November, undergoing final adjustments before the five-year project is finally complete. "We put a lot of work in to it, so now it's time to reap some of the rewards," said Evan Densmore. Densmore and his cousin, Nick, built the 24-metre ship in Stewiacke using the company name Cameron Shipyards.
Thu, Feb 4: He’s probably used up a few of his nine lives, but now an adventurous cat is settling into a new life in Calgary.Gil Tucker has the surprising story of “Gulliver” and his travels.
A classic childhood game gets a whole new perspective from a little boy as he searches for his parents while wearing a GoPro camera.
Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of America's political establishment. The two Democrats embraced a markedly more contentious tone than when they last debated before the year's presidential voting began in Iowa, and it signalled how the race for the nomination has tightened five days ahead of the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire next Tuesday. It was Clinton who was the main aggressor, saying Sanders could never achieve his ambitious and costly proposals.
In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present. U.N. officials also called on many Catholic-majority countries in Latin America to loosen their abortion laws to allow women to terminate pregnancies if they fear the fetus may be at risk for a rare birth defect that causes brain damage and an abnormally small head, which may be linked to the virus. The flurry of recommendations began in Brazil, where a top health official warned pregnant women to be cautious with their kisses.
OTTAWA - The national unemployment rate was 7.2 per cent in January. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities but cautions the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. (Previous month in brackets.)
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. Mitchell died Thursday night at a West Palm Beach hospice after a short illness, his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said. Mitchell's passing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission from Jan. 31-Feb. 9, 1971.
The Senate's ethics officer has resumed an investigation into allegations that Sen. Don Meredith had a sexual relationship with a teenager. Lyse Ricard suspended her probe in October so as not to interfere with a police investigation. Ricard was asked to look into Meredith's conduct last June by Leo Housakos, then Speaker of the Senate, who believed the alleged relationship with a teen, if true, would constitute "conduct unbecoming of a senator" and would require disciplinary sanctions.
A survey of the George River caribou herd in Labrador and Quebec shows the number of animals dropped by half from 2015 to 2013. There are 10,200 caribou left in Labrador and Quebec as of fall 2015, said the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation in a news release Friday. "A grave concern," said Minister of Environment and Conservation Perry Trimper, who added survival rates are up in young caribou, but overall numbers continue to decline.
A not-for-profit group is helping pet owners who live below the poverty line keep their pets in face of expensive veterinary bills. "As long as I have my babies I can keep smiling because I have everything I need right here," says Jill Duncan, who is supported financially through Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped. Fortunately she found help from Alberta Helping Animals Society, which covered the bill.
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Debbie Robbins was amongst the group of Jamie Oliver stamp-collecting shoppers, as the Sobeys store on Kelsey Drive put out a new shipment of knives. Once they collect enough, they can earn free knives. "There seems to be more stamps than knives," she said.
The warden of the County of Renfrew is calling on the Township of Head, Clara and Maria to restore funding for life-saving machinery used to free people trapped in badly damaged vehicles. Rescues in the small township requiring equipment referred to as the Jaws of Life used to be provided under agreements with neighbouring towns because it has no fire department of its own. Head, Clara and Maria Mayor Jim Gibson said the municipality simply can't afford to bring its own fire service back, and that new volunteers weren't stepping forward anyway.
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says he's committed to developing a national food policy that includes input from aboriginal groups, but some experts say real investment is needed for food security to be achieved. "Our Minister's mandate letter includes many important commitments, including the development of a national food policy," Minister Lawrence MacAulay's office stated in an email.
Canada's chef de mission for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Jean-Luc Brassard, says he considered resigning — and may still — over the way the Canadian Olympic Committee has handled the scandal surrounding its former president, Marcel Aubut. The Olympic moguls champion told CBC's French-language service, Radio-Canada, Friday that his resignation remains a possibility if he's not satisfied with the COC's efforts to repair the damage stemming from allegations of sexual harassment facing Aubut. The COC released a report into the sexual harassment scandal in January, which made a series of recommendations.
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More criminal charges, including manslaughter, have been laid against a 37-year-old man whose common-law wife was allegedly pushed from a cargo truck and run over at a Winnipeg intersection. Keith Ryan Thompson was previously charged with criminal negligence, driving while impaired causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident, following the incident at 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 27, 2014. Jennie Lynda Lee Graves, 35, was rushed in critical condition to hospital, where she died shortly afterwards.
Three companies have lost contracts to distribute Molson Coors products on the island, as the beer giant consolidates its operations in Newfoundland and Labrador. "It certainly throws a curveball into your life," Tom O'Brien, owner of Group Six in Stephenville, told CBC News. O'Brien, who is also the mayor of Stephenville, said he and his nine employees will be out of work as of Feb. 27 with little clue as to what to do next, as a Corner Brook company takes over his distribution area.
"The situation in Syria is as close to hell as we are likely to find on this Earth," said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was no more upbeat. "After almost five years of fighting, it's pretty incredible that as we come here in London in 2016, the situation on the ground is actually worse," he said.
An 80-year-old tree at a public park in LaSalle must come down after vandals sliced it with a chainsaw, the Town of LaSalle says. Two poplar trees with trunks nearly a metre wide and standing almost 30 metres high had cuts between five and 13 cm deep.
Winnipeg homeowners could soon be shelling out for a new fee that would go towards organic waste collection, if the city approves the rollout. Global's Talia Ricci reports.
One person was killed and three others were injured — two of them seriously — when a crane collapsed Friday morning in Lower Manhattan, smashing the roofs of parked cars, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says. "It was a crashing sound.