• Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

    GoTopless Day is celebrated annually on the Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day, marking the day American women earned the right to vote. A few dozen women, and some men, went topless Sunday afternoon as they walked down Broadway in New York City. The event in New York City was one of several planned for cities across the globe.

    The Canadian Press
  • Elderly man denied access to Saskatoon washroom brings to light public access problem

    Scouting out a public washroom can be tough, especially when you need it most. Last week, Jenneffer Albert witnessed an elderly man with a walker begging employees at a Saskatoon Co-op gas station to use the building's washroom. A few weeks earlier, Jessica Green was also told she was unable to use the washroom at the same gas station.

    CBC
  • Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee

    Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate on down, to defend him or explain some campaign positions. Across the Sunday news shows, a parade of Trump stand-ins, led by vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, couldn't say whether Trump was sticking with or changing a central promise to boot the roughly 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally, with the help of a "deportation force." And they didn't bother defending his initial response Saturday to the killing of a mother as she walked her baby on a Chicago street. It was a striking look at Trump's leadership of a team he had said would help drive him to victory in the Nov. 8 election.

    The Canadian Press
  • Got (tons of) zucchini? Ways to use it all without getting bored

    Zucchini grows big and fast in Saskatchewan, leaving some gardeners with houses bursting at the seams. 

    CBC
  • Don't paint fire hydrants, fire officials warn

    You may notice fire hydrants are painted different colours. The color codes are standards set by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and each municipality is required to maintain hydrants according to those standards.

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  • Canadian competes in Mongol Derby

    Sat, Aug 27: Earlier this year, we told you about the only Canadian to compete in this year's Mongol Derby. That's the world's longest and toughest horse race -- where riders compete in a thousand-kilometre trek across Mongolia. Now she's back and telling our Jill Bennett how she was one of three people to win the race.

    Global News
  • Mother of man killed in donation bin remembers 'quirky, silly and kindhearted' son

    Kristi Langille says her son, Tyler Laplante, was quirky, silly and kindhearted. Laplante was the 20-year-old from Surrey, B.C. who was killed Tuesday when he became trapped in a clothing donation bin near Guildford Town Centre in Surrey. Laplante was always loved by his family, Langille said, but he also struggled with addiction.

    CBC
  • Quebec's undocumented children have right to education, activists say

    With many children heading back to school on Monday, some Montreal advocacy groups are calling on the Quebec government to make changes to ensure undocumented kids also get an education. The Education Across Borders Collective says that despite assurances from the government that the children of illegal immigrants or those awaiting refugee status would be welcome in schools, there has not been movement on the file. As it stands, children without legal papers can attend public schools in the province but must pay up to $6,000 in fees, a cost the collective says is prohibitive.

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  • Edmonton man builds escape room ... in his garage

    In Edmonton, you can discover Mars, but there's a little bit of a hitch — it's in a garage. The garage-based red planet simulator was the brainchild of Tom Robinson, Paul Goebel and Chris Procter. "I tell them I created an art exhibit in my garage based on escape rooms and they should come give it a try.

    CBC
  • Nova Scotia sexual assault victims get service dogs to help with PTSD

    Canine companions are helping to relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in sexual assault survivors.

    CBC
  • Millions of trees on the way for ravaged B.C. forests, according to new climate plan

    The B.C. Climate Leadership Plan was met with lukewarm reviews last week, but the province's reforestation industry sees the potential for a major surge in tree planting operations. To meet carbon reduction goals, the province has called for 300,000 hectares of forests damaged by wildfire and pine beetle be rehabilitated over the next five years in order to turn the forests back into a carbon sink. While the overall Climate Leadership Plan was panned by environmentalists who don't believe it will lead to any meaningful reduction in GHGs, for many members of the province's forestry sector, the commitment stands out.

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  • Calgary police investigate death of woman whose body was found on a driveway in Cranston

    Calgary police are investigating after a woman was found lying dead on a driveway in the southeast community of Cranston on Saturday morning. Emergency crews arrived at the scene in the 100 block of Cranston Green S.E. around 7:15 a.m. after a resident reported a person in medical distress, said EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux. A police spokesman said the medical examiner did not indicate a cause of death, so the case is being treated as suspicious until a post mortem can be conducted next week.

    CBC
  • Street racing charges laid in July's fatal two-vehicle crash near the New Harbour Barrens

    The RCMP have arrested and charged Brian Robert King and Steven Ryan Mercer with street racing causing death. 

    CBC
  • Leaside community rallies to remember, celebrate 7 year old killed by careless driver

    On Saturday her family held the second annual Georgia Walsh memorial baseball game: a charity event combining Georgia's favourite sport and raising awareness for safer community streets. "It's both overwhelming and touching," Georgia's mother, Jillian Walsh, told CBC News. The volunteer-run event included a bouncy castle, face painting and a host of other activities, and was centred around an all-star baseball game featuring young players from around the GTA.

    CBC
  • Sask. First Nation wants Husky Energy to step up oil spill response

    The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation says Husky Energy needs to step up and take responsibility for oil in the river near the community. The James Smith Cree Nation is located about 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert, Sask., and after the Husky Energy oil spill on July 21, the reserve's chief said oil has flowed into the Saskatchewan River to the shores of his community.

    CBC
  • Monthly marijuana cooking class teaches Calgarians to cook with cannabis

    A group of Calgarians took part in a special cooking class Saturday to learn to cook with marijuana. First up, Crystal Gooding explained her recipe for CannaCoconut Oil, which is coconut oil infused with marijuana. "You're going to dump your cannabis in there, your ounce... and you're going to bring it to a good simmer," she told the group of about 15 people who turned up at the 420 Clinic in Inglewood for the cooking class.

    CBC
  • Police trying to determine if grandmother killed in Riverside shooting was targeted

    Toronto police are trying to determine if a 61-year-old woman killed in a Riverside-area shooting Saturday night was targeted. On Sunday police identified the victim as Peggy Ann Smith. David Hopkinson told CBC News.

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  • Taber boy fighting for life after being struck by a car while riding his bike

    A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life at a Calgary hospital after he was struck by a car while riding his bike near the town of Taber in southern Alberta. "He was regrettably in true life-threatening condition," when he was rushed to the Taber Health Centre by local emergency crews, said EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux. The boy was stabilized and flown to the Alberta Children's Hospital by STARS ambulance, where he remains in serious condition, Brideaux said.

    CBC
  • Actress Emma Thompson backs Nunavut community in fight against seismic testing

    British actress Emma Thompson called her visit to the small hamlet a "remarkable journey" as she looked to raise awareness about the community's Supreme Court battle over seismic testing in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. Thompson has been doing interviews, as well as spreading word on social media. Her celebrity friends are also picking up on the cause. While visiting Clyde River, Thompson said she was "enraged" with prices in the grocery store where she was surprised to be recognized for her role in Nanny McPhee, which she says became her Inuktitut name.

    CBC
  • Toronto mother sells house to support son with developmental disabilities

    Vicki McCallum is the mother of 27-year-old Julian McCallum. He is deaf, has an intellectual disability and suffers from a genetic syndrome — a combination that means Julian lives at home and depends on his parents. 

    CBC
  • London-Channel highway reopens day after bridge collapse

    A highway linking London with key cross-Channel routes has reopened after safety officials removed rubble from a collapsed bridge and ensured that the rest of the structure wouldn't fall down as well. The M20 highway running southeast of London had been closed for 30 hours since midday Saturday, when a westbound truck struck and partly destroyed a pedestrian bridge. Highways England agency spokesman Stuart Thompson said safety checks had proven "very complex," particularly on the part of the bridge that still looms over the highway's eastbound lanes.

    The Canadian Press
  • Pattullo Bridge reopens Monday after 4 months of work on busy crossing

    The Pattullo Bridge, the busiest crossing in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, is scheduled to reopen Monday after four months of deck work and other repairs. Work on the bridge began on Apr. 29, focussing on deck repairs and and repaving. Some further deck repairs will continue into the fall, but will not require closures.

    CBC
  • Surrey residents get rid of junk in their trunks at Pop-Up Junk Day

    Pop-Up Junk Day happens six times a year and is an opportunity for residents to save on disposal fees and for the City to cut down on illegal dumping. Costanzo says illegal dumping in Surrey is especially prevalent in the northwestern part of the city. Saturday's was the fourth Pop-Up Junk Day Surrey held in 2016, the first year the City has tried out the idea.

    CBC
  • Mussels disappearing from New England waters, scientists say

    New England is running out of mussels. The Gulf of Maine's once strong population of wild blue mussels is disappearing, scientists say. Once covering as much as two-thirds of the gulf's intertidal zone, mussels now cover less than 15 per cent .

    The Canadian Press
  • Convenience store the big winner in McIvers chase the ace fever

    There are just seven cards left in the deck in the wildly popular chase the ace fundraiser for the McIver's Come Home Year 2017 celebrations. "It's wonderful, bring it on," laughed Tammy Sheppard, who runs the business on the north shore of the Bay of Islands, with her husband Peter Sheppard.

    CBC