By Joern Poltz and Karin Strohecker MUNICH (Reuters) - A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. Seven of his victims were themselves teenagers, who police
A male motorcyclist is dead and a female motorcyclist is dealing with injuries after a crash on Highway 401 early Saturday morning, provincial police say. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the crash involved at least three motorcycles and a transport truck at around 3:30 a.m. on the eastbound express lanes of Highway 401 near Keele Street. Sgt. Colin Style of the OPP Highway Safety Division told CBC News that a group of motorcyclists was riding on Highway 401 when the collision with the truck occurred, adding police have not yet determined the sequence of events that led to the fatal crash and some motorcyclists have returned to the scene to give eyewitness accounts.
Declaring "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," white supremacist David Duke registered Friday for Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, saying he was partially spurred by the recent shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers by a black man. Duke's candidacy comes one day after Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president, and Duke said he's espoused principles for years that are similar to the themes Republicans are now supporting in Trump's campaign, on issues such as immigration and trade. Duke, 66, is registered with the GOP, but Republicans at the state and federal level quickly denounced his Senate bid.
A big evergreen tree with shiny lights is probably the last thing you'd expect to see in a store at this time of year, which is why some shoppers were surprised to see Costco has started selling Christmas trees and decorations this week in the barbeque aisle. It's not the first time Costco has pulled out the tinsel and decorations in the summer, but it seems this year the shopping warehouse is trying to ring in the holidays extra early. At the Costco store in Moncton, many wondered just how early is too early.
A two-year-old boy who was in a car stolen in Brampton Friday night has been found in a parking lot after his parents left him in the running vehicle, Peel police say.
The man killed in an industrial accident at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site has been identified as a passionate, young actor. A friend has identified Eric Ndayishimiye as the 21-year-old who was pronounced dead at the site Thursday afternoon. Just a few hours before Paula Collins had been messaging Ndayishimiye about a possible project.
When Valerie Taylor spotted a family of newcomers looking lost in the hustle and bustle of rush hour at Toronto's main Union Station on Wednesday, she offered to help them find their train. Taylor, a psychiatrist at Toronto's Women's College Hospital, said she was heading home on Wednesday after what had been a hectic few days. The heat was blazing, she was tired and looking forward to getting home, when she spotted a family of seven with two baby strollers and several heavy bags.
An Ottawa teen is sharing his experience of incessant bullying at a local school after his family successfully sued the public school board for failing to take his complaints seriously enough. Winston Karam suffered constant bullying at Broadview Public School during the 2011-12 academic school year — bullying so severe that his parents decided to homeschool the then Grade 7 student and enrol him in self-defence lessons. Karam told CBC News that two other students he'd befriended at the school eventually turned on him, stuffing him into lockers, pushing him into water fountains and hurling racial slurs against him.
A company based in New York City that specializes in a trend known as "quiet clubbing" is now making noise in Ottawa. "It's kind of a cool concept, right, because Ottawa ... they're a little stringent with the rules," said Tyler Monette, who came out for the party at the Baja Burger Shack. "I mean, it's huge in the United States and crazy in Europe as well, so it's just time to come here to Canada," said Liz Van Den Akerboom of Quiet Events Canada.
A Bay Bulls man who beat his son and burned his daughter more than 50 years ago has been sentenced to 16 months house arrest for what the judge hearing the case called "egregious" offences. Walter Welyhorski, 81, was convicted of three assaults after a trial in March 2016, and sentencing was handed down Friday in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. According to the facts presented during sentencing, Welyhorski assaulted his son three times between October 1964 and July 1971.
When the cadaver dogs were called in, they needed just 15 minutes. One of the volunteers called in to help search for the body was Kim Cooper, a founding member of the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association, and the owner of two of the three cadaver dogs on the scene that July day in 1999. Piper was the second dog to indicate in this spot.
Despite the news, many posting to the Facebook page insist they will still be visiting Stanley Park to hunt Pokémon this afternoon. "It was awesome, but everyone was looking at their phone," said Stephen Lecky.
The money James Irvine gets from drivers helps him survive each day and thanks to a homeless agency he has a place to stay at night. The native Calgarian says he now panhandles at intersections around Calgary. "I find a lot of people are more helpful in Calgary," Irvine said.
Toronto public health has issued an extended heat warning for the city as hot, humid weather continues with temperatures forecast to be in the low thirties this afternoon.
When Sébastien Cyr took a group of birdwatchers by zodiac to his beloved Brion Island in May, he discovered the dock that once welcomed boaters was gone. "[There was] lots of garbage all around the harbour," Cyr said of the island located in the Magdalen Islands archipelago. Cyr says the unique natural environment of the island, which has been a protected nature reserve under provincial law since 1988, is being trashed and its facilities are deteriorating badly.
Scientists from New Zealand are warning in a new study that suggests alcohol “directly causes” seven forms of cancer.
Crime in Canada has been falling for more than 20 years. From 1962 to 1991, the crime rate increased steadily but then started to go down. In 2013, the police-reported crime rate was at its lowest point since 1969.
People in Prince Albert, Sask., are being told to stockpile as much water as they can in anticipation of the closure of the city's water treatment plant. Officials say oil on the North Saskatchewan River could reach their plant's intake system on Sunday. "The City of Prince Albert is advising residents to stock up a water supply in their homes over the next 24 hours by filling bathtubs, water jugs, etc.," the city said in a statement Friday.
Two young families from Vancouver found an extreme way to get their kids to unplug this summer — paddling 1,800 kilometres down the Mackenzie River. Kevin Vallely, his wife, and their two young daughters left their lives and iPads behind to paddle from Hay River to Inuvik, N.W.T., this summer. In an interview from their tent in the tiny community of Wrigley this week, Vallely set the scene: his daughters, 10-year-old Arianna and 12-year-old Caitlin, were playing cards, and his wife Nicky was looking at a map.
Lulu Island winery is downplaying reports its award-winning owner has been arrested in Shanghai for smuggling — but the Richmond-based company does confirm John Chang, 61, has been "fully cooperating" with a customs investigation in China. In a news release, the winery states "recent media articles regarding Lulu Island and its founder Mr. John Chang contain many speculative information that are inaccurate.
Emergency departments in three Nova Scotia communities are facing unexpected closures Saturday because they don't have enough nurses to cover the shift. The emergency room at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton closed its doors at 10:00 a.m., but is expected to reopen at 7:00 p.m. The Glace Bay Hospital had to shut down its emergency department early Saturday morning after it was discovered during shift change that a number of nurses had called in sick and replacements couldn't be found.
The Whitehorse teen who killed Brandy Vittrekwa in 2014 has been sentenced for assault and damaging property — offences committed while he was waiting to be sentenced for manslaughter. The sentencing judge agreed with the prosecutor and defence lawyer, that a 90-day sentence served concurrently with his manslaughter sentence was appropriate.
The Vancouver Park Board is promising a new "pop-up" outdoor swimming pool by spring 2017 — and is looking for community input as to where it should go. Park board commissioner Sarah Kirby-Yung says the city's three existing outdoor pools are all located on or near beaches, making access challenging for many residents who don't live close to the ocean. Dave Hutch, manager of park planning, says the term "pop-up pool" refers to a non-standard pool design that is cheaper and quicker to build than a traditional pool, but generally has a shorter lifespan.
The fire broke out near the intersection of Bramalea Road and Drew Road just before 5 p.m. Friday when reams of paper stored in a lot behind the Norampac paper mill caught fire. The flames were about 15-20 metres high when firefighters arrived, Platoon Chief Daniel Ennamorato of Mississagua Fire and Emergency Services told CBC News. Ennamorato expects firefighters to continue battling the fire through the night and into Saturday.
Prolonged negotiations between Canadian provincial and territorial leaders in Whitehorse have resulted in a new deal on interprovincial trade. The agreement in principle reached by the 13 premiers this week at the annual summer Council of the Federation talks replaces the 23-year old agreement on internal trade. "The old agreement covered only specific sectors of the economy," said Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski at the closing news conference, speaking as the chair and spokesperson for the group this year.
The Alberta Energy Regulator is investigating a pipeline spill early Friday morning at a Suncor oilsands facility north of Fort McMurray. Suncor spokesperson Erin Rees said the company's leak detection system sent out a notification about 3 a.m. Friday about a pipeline at the oilsands base camp. Suncor told the AER that 20 cubic metres of diluent — equivalent to 20,000 litres — leaked from the pipeline, Fitzgerald said. The site is about 26 km north of Fort McMurray.