• 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.

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  • 2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin

    Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school, Chicago police announced Sunday. Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, also were charged with attempted murder in Friday's shooting. Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, was pushing her baby in a stroller near the school when two men walked up and fired shots at a third man but hit Aldridge in the head and arm.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Rainfall warning for Uranium City, Camsell Portage, Sask.

    A rainfall warning is in place for Uranium City and Camsell Portage, Sask., where a low pressure system was due to cross in from Alberta on Sunday morning. 

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

    The charges stem from July's fatal highway crash that killed Hannah Thorne of New Harbour. ​Thorne, 18, was in a vehicle driven by her 81-year-old grandmother when it collided head-on with another vehicle on a stretch of highway known as the New Harbour Barrens. Among the street racing causing death charge are: criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle causing death, criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, street racing causing bodily harm and breach of probation.

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  • Criminal probe launched into Calgary police conduct after man seriously injured during arrest

    A criminal investigation has been launched into the conduct of Calgary police officers after a man sustained "several serious injuries" during an arrest in July near Chinook Mall. Two officers have been suspended with pay and two others assigned to desk duty, Calgary Police deputy chief Paul Cook said on Saturday. Up to a dozen officers were involved in the arrest of a man around the 6700 block of Macleod Trail South on July 30, a Saturday night, Cook said.

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  • 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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  • Turkish president vows to 'destroy terrorists'

    Turkey's president vowed on Sunday to "destroy terrorists" after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was responsible for last weekend's explosion that claimed at least 54 lives in the southeast. Speaking at a rally in Gaziantep where the suicide bombing took place at a Kurdish wedding, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the "terrorists" are being "picked up one by one" by Turkey's security forces. Last week, Erdogan said a 12- to 14-year-old child was the suicide bomber, but Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said later that the bomber was still unidentified and investigations continued.

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  • 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. 

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  • Zimbabwe's black market targets women to be sold as wives

    Sat, Aug 27: As Zimbabwe deals with political and economic woes, a dried up riverbed has become an easy route for smugglers. A black market is propping up the needs of everyday life in the country. But in the crosshairs, women are being smuggled and sold as wives. Emily Elias reports.

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  • 2 dead in rollover near Meadow Lake

    Two people died and several others were injured following a rollover in a field north of Meadow Lake, Sask., early Saturday morning, RCMP say. According to RCMP at around 2:40 a.m. CST officers were on Highway 4, about four kilometres north of the community, attending to another call when they noticed a vehicle had rolled in a field about 60 to 70 metres east of the road. Meadow Lake fire and ambulance crews were called and the injured people were taken to the hospital.

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  • Gonzaga School encourages young artists to make collage, kids pass

    Gonzaga Middle School opened its doors to young artists in the community on Saturday to create a collage recognizing the history of residential schools and reconciliation, unfortunately the kids didn't show. Tom Lussier, the school's principal and executive director, said controversy around the school's opening didn't have anything to do with the dismal attendance. Although Gonzaga has won over a few critics, some in the community wondered if it would also encourage students to abandon their cultural roots in favour of Catholicism.

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  • 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.

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  • Thrill of the chase the ace: What are your chances?

    All the fuss and, for some, all the travel for what could be a $300,000 chase the ace jackpot in Bay de Verde might make you wonder: is it worth the trouble? Based on Wednesday night's attendance and sales at Bay de Verde, Fan calculated a person's odds of winning the jackpot at one in 42,000, although buying more tickets improve your odds — while increasing your investment. Fan has no plans to drive to Bay de Verde to try to win next Wednesday's jackpot, but he adds your chances of catching the ace are good when compared to big-jackpot national lotteries.

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  • 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.

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  • Quebecers worry about burkini debate

    France's top administrative court has overturned a controversial ban on burkinis, but some Quebecers are concerned about the bathing suit becoming a source of tension on beaches and public swimming pools. Elsy Fneiche, who lives in Laval, says it's her personal decision to wear a burkini because that is what she feels most comfortable in. The burkini is a full-body swimsuit that is similar to a wetsuit, meant for women who normally wear the hijab.

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  • 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 .

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  • Winnipeg rapper, who was born deaf, raises money for Canadian Hearing Society

    Hip hop spread across Winnipeg on Saturday with the beats and rhymes raising money and awareness for the Canadian Hearing Society.

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  • Few complaints about Ottawa's new extended beach season

    As the City of Ottawa's beach season ends, It's hard to find Ottawans upset with council's decision to keep lifeguards on duty for an extra week in August. In March, councillors voted to move $31,000 from a temporary pool closure over to keep lifeguards on duty until the fourth Sunday in August instead of the third. Staff had been asked to look at different options for a longer season when in 2015, the beach season ended at the beginning of a heat wave.

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  • 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.

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  • No more secrets: How young, gay northerner overcame trauma and addictions

    "Tulita is very small and it wasn't a very open place. The 22-year-old is now celebrating a year of sobriety after a long journey, including coming out as gay, sexual assaults, treatment for addictions and a suicide attempt.

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  • Ratatouille recipe serves up harvest vegetables

    Drawing inspiration from fall harvest vegetables, chef Fraser MacLeod of 529 Wellington prepared and served a roasted squash ratatouille using only the ingredients he could find at the downtown Winnipeg farmers market on Thursday.

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  • Federal government moving forward on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Sat, Aug 27: The federal government is moving forward on its pledge to require plain packaging for cigarettes sold in Canadian markets, a change that would further limit creative labeling and packaging techniques use by tobacco companies to attract customers. Su-ling Goh reports.

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  • Ottawa police search for missing boater Stephen Cozzette

    Ottawa police are searching for a boater who went missing Saturday afternoon. Stephen Cozzette, 57, was last seen around 1 p.m. in the area of Constance Bay on the Ottawa River. Cozzette is a member of the Nepean Sailing Club and friends described him as an experienced sailor.

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