Winnipeg police are asking the public to help identify a person of interest after a 14-year-old girl found what police believe may have been a bodily fluid on her back while at St. Vital Centre on Sunday. Police released an image obtained from mall security showing a man, 50 years old or older and about five-foot-eight with a heavy build and wrinkled, weathered-looking face.
An eight-year-old boy is dead after a medical emergency at Orleans Wood Elementary School Friday afternoon, according to the school board. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board said emergency responders were called to the school and took the boy to the hospital where he later died. Rose Lessard has lived directly opposite the Décarie Drive school since 1979 and said she can't remember anything like this happening.
A Jeep buried in sand in Massachusetts 40 years ago has finally been dug out. Work crews early Friday pulled out the rusted remnants of what John Munsnuff says was once his family's "beach buggy" at the home they've long owned near Ballston Beach in Cape Cod. The Jeep had once been painted white with a green interior.
French prosecutors have issued preliminary charges against a contractor for the far-right National Front party who's close to its presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, in an investigation into financing political campaigns in 2014 and 2015. The Paris' prosecutor's office confirmed Saturday that Frederic Chatillon was charged with "misuse of company assets" on Feb. 15. Chatillon heads a company that works for Le Pen's National Front party.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A jury has acquitted a Newfoundland police officer of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he drove home from a bar while on duty. Carl Douglas Snelgrove of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary broke down in tears after being found not guilty of the allegation early Friday evening. Snelgrove, who goes by Doug, hugged his lawyer, and then family members, sobbing audibly.
Mary Louise Murphy, 56, was brought to the hospital the night of Jan. 30, said friend Andrew Grimeau. It's the second time this month that a patient has died not long after they were sent home from Abbotsford Regional. Both the Fraser Health Authority and the B.C. Coroners Service are also investigating last week's death of a three-year-old who died a day after being sent home from the same hospital's emergency room.
A Royal Canadian Air Force Twin Otter crew out for some search-and-rescue training accidentally found — and rescued — two Nunavut hunters on the land. Thom Doelman, a captain with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Yellowknife, said the crew was flying near Hall Beach, Nunavut, during Operation Nunalivut, a sovereignty exercise that happens each year in Canada's North. Thursday afternoon's training exercise was a search mission at an old mine site.
The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane briefly left the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson Airport. Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says the aircraft's landing gear left the runway for a short distance when landing Friday night. Flight 623 from Halifax was carrying 118 people and no injuries were reported, the TSB said Saturday in a statement.
Police in Peel Region have ordered a review of an incident last September in which officers handcuffed a six-year-old girl at her elementary school. Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans made the announcement at a meeting of the board on Friday, adding that the review will be conducted by 12 Division Superintendent Rob Ryan and Insp. "I'm happy to hear that, but is that the broad statement that's made every time they're caught with their pants down?" the girl's mother said to CBC Toronto following the announcement of the review.
Kevin Bolusi doesn't remember much from the night 25,000 volts of electricity shot through his body, but he does remember the pain. On August 12, 2015, around 9 p.m., the 18-year-old and his friends were out exploring the West Island. Ahead of him, he spotted an AMT bridge — the one connecting Pierrefonds and Laval.
The eldest son of a Victoria-area man slain in Mexico found support but no clear answers on a trip to the place where his father died three months ago. Local authorities say Roger Corbett died from blood loss after he was stabbed in a residence in the beachside town of Chicxulub Puerto. Brian Slater, a Victoria man known as a friend and sometimes employee of Corbett, is charged in the death.
Just a few months into their official takeover of Whistler Blackhomb, Vail Resorts is already plotting out the resort's next six decades of operations. The 60 year-long Whistler Masters Development Agreement has been officially approved by the B.C. government. The document outlines the resort's expansion plans, which includes a partnership with the Squamish and Líl̓wat First Nations.
Meal planning and execution can be an energy-intensive household chore, and can be even more challenging if you have mental health problems or a disability. That's where Islander Jesse Macmillan got the idea to start his new Facebook group Cooking Without Spoons.
The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents. President Donald Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, argued Priebus had little choice but to seek Comey's assistance in rebutting what Spicer said were inaccurate reports about contacts during last year's presidential campaign.
Peruvian police have arrested Christopher Franz, the common-law husband of Kimberlee Kasatkin, who has been missing in Peru since November. Franz, a Peruvian citizen, was initially detained for 72 hours in connection to Kasatkin's disappearance. Kasatkin, originally from Abbotsford, had been living in Lima with Franz and their two children — a three-year-old daughter and six-year-old son — for more than three years.
Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight between Malaysia and North Korea, a prime suspect in the Feb. 13 killing of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. Friday's revelation by Malaysian police that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim raised the stakes significantly in a case that has broad geopolitical implications.
Doctors describe them as ancient survival skills that once helped us decide if a person was friend or foe. "Unconscious biases are really those snap decisions we make because we have to take mental shortcuts," said Vancouver Coastal Health researcher Dr. Andrea Townson. Townson leads faculty and medical residents through unconscious bias workshops that highlight patterns of thinking that can lead doctors to make mistaken assumptions.
The Northwest Territories' biggest diamond find has been enjoying a marquee run at the most popular museum in the United States. The 187.7-carat Foxfire diamond — the largest diamond ever found in North America — is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. "People have been very excited to see the diamond and we've certainly enjoyed showing it to them," said Jeffrey Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the museum.
One fugitive bull led a posse of flustered, arm-waving cops Tuesday on a chase through Queens that was televised live from hovering news helicopters. Police ultimately cornered the bull in someone's backyard, but the animal, hit by multiple tranquilizer darts, died shortly thereafter. Real bull-wrangling experts say the officers can be commended for trying their best, but there's definitely a better way, if you've got someone on hand who knows how to twirl a lariat.
A man drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. The man, who was driving a rental car, hit three people outside a bakery on Saturday afternoon. A short time later, he was intercepted by a police patrol and shot by an officer following a short standoff.
Britain on Saturday finalized a $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt, where Boris Johnson was on his first visit to the country as Foreign Secretary and as a human rights organization urged him to speak about what they described as "appalling" abuses. In a statement, the Foreign Office said Johnson and President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi discussed British support for Egypt's economy including joint work on aviation security, anti-terrorism efforts, and work to resolve regional conflicts especially in Libya and Syria, adding that human rights and the benefits of a free society to promote stability and economic growth were mentioned. "The UK and Egypt have many shared interests, we are Egypt's top economic partner and strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas," Johnson said in the statement.
Fri, Feb 24: Vancouver’s design and digital community has released an open letter calling Vancouver’s new official logo an “insult” to Vancovuerites and all who love the city.
Manitoba Hydro's Bipole II line was knocked out of service this week after a farmer drove into one of its towers with a tractor, a Hydro spokesperson confirmed Friday. The incident took place Wednesday afternoon just south of Lundar, Man., about 100 kilometres north of Winnipeg, said Hydro's Bruce Owen. Owen said the farmer accidentally backed into the tower while collecting hay bales and knocked it off its base.
The fire chief who offered regular updates to Canadians during last May’s enormous wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., has officially retired. Allen tells CTV News he his wife are moving to Vancouver to enjoy the ocean and milder winters, and he plans to spend some time on the speech circuit. Mayor Melissa Blake says Allen will be missed, adding that he was not just a heroic firefighter but also a soccer coach and philanthropist in the community.