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A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday. The dog, a terrier mixed breed, also died in the fire that broke out at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, said the spokesman, Brian Schaeffer. Three other children and two adults escaped the blaze in Spokane's Hillyard neighbourhood , he said.
WikiLeaks has brought shades of Cold War subterfuge to the U.S. presidential campaign, publishing documents that in any other election might have tarnished Hillary Clinton. Not while the Democratic candidate's Republican opponent, Donald Trump, continues to dominate the news cycle.
Montreal Police are searching for two suspects after a brazen attack on an armoured truck in Pointe-Claire.
Hospital visits by Jehovah's Witness elders, aimed at defending the right of members to refuse blood transfusions, are under scrutiny following the death of a 27-year-old Quebec woman who hemorrhaged earlier this month.
When you hear the word "library," you probably don't think of a DJ booth. Whether it's the recording studio, the café, or the 3D printer, Vaughan's newest public library was designed to flip the typical library on its head. "People who come in this facility, one of the first comments is usually, 'this is nothing like the library that I grew up in,'" said Margie Singleton, CEO of Vaughan Public Libraries, during a tour of the facility this week for CBC's Our Toronto.
Canmore RCMP are hoping the public can assist in locating a suspect in a home invasion where a weapon was used and the man took off in a stolen car, police said in a release Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Canmore RCMP at 403-678-5516 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb the city's rat population. A group of volunteers trained by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative traps wild cat colonies that have become a nuisance or been threatened by construction, then spays or neuters and vaccinates them. "We used to hire exterminators, but nature has a better solution," said Rebecca Marshall, the sustainability manager at the 1.8-million-square-foot centre .
Sat, Oct 22: The head of the European Parliament is making a last-ditch effort to save the massive free-trade deal between Canada and the EU. Martin Schulz met separately today with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland. Vassy Kapelos reports,
A man owing more than $10,000 in outstanding fines had his vehicle impounded Friday night. Police said the driver was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended licence and failing to transfer ownership under the Highway Traffic Act. Also on Friday night, the RNC conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the east end of St. John's.
A deal to buy Quebec's cheaper and cleaner hydroelectric power will save Ontario millions of dollars, but there's little relief in the agreement for citizens in this province who are struggling to pay their hydro bills. "I think somebody's going to save money, but I doubt very much that it's going to be the people," said Natalie Hundt, a low-income mother of two who also goes to school. "The bill is high and it's incrementally going up," said Hundt, who is also a volunteer with the low-income advocacy group, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
B.C.'s Conservation Officer Service (CSO) says it has convicted and fined a Vancouver Island man accused of flying a drone near an eagle's nest in Nanaimo, B.C. In a Facebook post, the service says the incident happened in the city's Maffeo Sutton Park in May 2015, when a nature photopgrapher reported the drone flying in close proximity to a nest occupied by adult and baby bald eagles. "The eagles were extremely agitated by the drone and at one point a flightless baby climbed out the nest and sat on the edge where it was at risk of falling," said the CSO's post.
LONDON, Ont. — Marc Liegghio's rouge point with 5:30 left to play in the fourth quarter lifted the Western Mustangs over the rival McMaster Marauders 19-18 on Saturday in Canadian university football action.
Everyone in Behchoko knew Jojo Washie. Joseph Jean Washie was born on September 2, 1956, the youngest in his large, prominent family. "You might say the community took the responsibility to raise Jojo as well," said James.
A 26-year-old man died of his injuries after being stabbed several times on Clyde Avenue overnight in what Ottawa police are calling a targeted attack. Police confirmed the man who died is Joshua Briere. Police were called to 1098 Clyde Ave., near Castle Hill Crescent, around 2:30 a.m., where a man was found critically injured outside the house.
The petition was presented in Parliament this week by B.C. Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Alice Wong. Wong said the issue is "significant" in her riding of Richmond Centre, as well as other large cities like Toronto and Calgary.
Melika Popp was surprised to see her birth mother's last name on a poster on Facebook for the 80th birthday party for Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Senator Luke Nanaquetung.
Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers has been hospitalized, but his office said Saturday it was too early to provide any details. Demers led the Canadiens to their last Stanley Cup in 1993. Demers was appointed to the Senate in 2009 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but later left the Conservative caucus last December to sit as an Independent.
You know, if you're lonely or whatever, you're always welcome here," said Harley Klippensteine, one of the tent city's inhabitants. Klippensteine said he and the others in the makeshift camp do what they can, taking odd jobs here and there. According to Klippensteine, the first person to set up in the lot did so in May. There are currently five of them staying in tents on the lot.
Bishop's University is working to bolster enrolment with an appeal to instant gratification through a plan called Accelerated Admissions. The admissions strategy is a fixture at the university's open house events and serves as a part of Bishop's budget recovery plan which was presented in 2009.
Indigenous leaders are hopeful that progress may finally be made on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action regarding Indigenous health. A spotlight has been put on Indigenous health care — especially mental health supports — following the suicides of four girls in northern Saskatchewan. "Yes, that's our trigger," said Ted Quewezance, former chief of the Keeseekoose First Nation, of the push to have the calls to action addressed.
Rick Wanless had been riding horses for most of his life when one of his steeds knocked him over in an incident that taught him a lesson he's now using to help those who helped him.
A woman was hit by a car and killed on busy stretch of West Hunt Club Road on Friday night. The 26-year-old woman had no vital signs when paramedics responded to the intersection of West Hunt Club Road and Sunderland Street just after 9 p.m. One of the people working at a nearby car dealership Friday night said it was dark and misty at the time of the crash.
At a time when blacks were not allowed in many Toronto hotels and restaurants, William Peyton Hubbard, the Canadian-born son of escaped American slaves, became one of the most influential politicians in the city. Hubbard was first elected as a City Alderman in 1894 and served in various roles, including as acting mayor, until his retirement in 1914. On Saturday, a park near Broadview on Gerrard Street East was officially named in his honour to recognized the contributions of Hubbard —the first ever non-white politician to be elected in a Canadian city.
The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was "startled" when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. The writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, continued her testimony Saturday in a court case over the article. University administrator Nicole Eramo has sued the magazine for $7.8 million, claiming the article made her its "chief villain" and was defamatory.
A trio of pet goats attacked with a sharp object are the third "sick" attack on farm animals near Yarrow, a rural area near Chilliwack, B.C. Sandra Battilana believes somebody got to her goats through the back part of her property between Oct. 12 and 13 and jumped a barbed wire fence.