"We are trying to take those individuals and groups and introduce them to local families who want loved ones sponsored," said Leslie Emory, the organization's executive director. Under a G5, sponsors have to raise enough money to house, feed and care for a refugee family for one year.5 hours agoCBC
Jordan and Evan Caldwell, who were 17, were killed and six other male teens were injured while using a personal sled/toboggan to go down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park and hit a large gate used to separate the luge and bobsled tracks. Life is precious, life is fragile, and we must redeem the time we're given," said Jason, Shauna and Katie Caldwell.
Two storeys below the hall where Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last debated, there's a museum display chronicling the de-industrialization of Derry, N.H. It shows machines from old shoe factories that have disappeared, supporting jobs that have disappeared, held by people now disappearing: well-paid, low-skilled American workers. Gone," Rick Holmes said, gesturing at the street.
Protesters gathered Sunday in front of a $7.4 million home on Adera Street in Vancouver saying its owner plans to demolish the 20-year-old structure to make way for a bigger home. The 6,182 square-foot home at 6088 Adera St. sold three years ago for $6 million according to property records, which also show the home was built in 1996. City Councillor Adriane Carr, who attended the protest, says the home underwent $300,000 worth of renovations in 2013 and that the owner of the home has applied to the city to tear down the structure so that a new house can be built.
A military law expert says fallout from the lurid spectacle of the Jian Ghomeshi trial could make the Canadian military's effort to stamp out sexual misconduct much harder. Retired colonel Michel Drapeau says the grilling that the alleged victims received in the witness box will almost certainly give pause to women thinking about stepping forward to report a crime, particularly those in uniform. One of Ghomeshi's accusers is former actress Lucy DeCoutere, who is also now a training and development officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and based in Halifax.
A Gambo woman says she is worried that her 18 year-old mentally ill son is not getting the help he needs and, because of his age, says she's powerless when it comes to his medical care. Sandra West told the Central Morning Show on Friday that it came to a breaking point Jan. 26 with a call from the James Paton Memorial Hospital.
Montreal Metro passengers had the chance this morning to do something they have never done before: board a subway car that looks different. As a sleek grey train pulled into the Henri-Bourassa station a little after 10 a.m., it marked the first time the public has had a chance to ride the new AZUR trains. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and a number of other dignitaries were among those waiting anxiously for the new train on the Henri-Bourassa platform.
The Seafood Watch program is a research initiative organized by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Cooke Aquaculture, a company that raises salmon in ocean pens in both Atlantic Canada and Maine, doesn't see the ratings it received as negative. Halse said while their Atlantic Canadian Salmon are still in the "avoid" category, the company's farmed salmon in Maine is now considered a good alternative for consumers.
Sun, Feb 7: Two people died in separate shooting incidences at two separate lounges in Mississauga. Police don't believe the shootings were connected. Ashley Carter reports.
When Jean-Paul Néashish was chief of police in Wemotaci, he used his power to scare his victims into silence. Néashish, a former police chief and band councillor in the Attikamekw community northwest of Quebec City, was convicted in December of 10 criminal charges that included rape and sexual abuse. Radio-Canada obtained exclusive interviews with three of the five women hurt by Néashish.
A massive, fleshy crowd of semi-naked people might seem like the Zika-transmitting mosquito's paradise, but Rio Carnival goers Saturday said nothing -- not even an international health emergency -- can stop the party. The peak weekend of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival season got underway with an estimated one million people cramming into the city center for the Cordao da Bola Preta street party.
While regular gardens are sleeping under the earth and snow, Pat Palanuk's is sparkling in the sun in Winnipeg's Crescentwood neighbourhood.
The Gordon Oakes Redbear Student Centre has officially opened at the University of Saskatchewan. It is home to the Aboriginal Students' Centre and a gathering place for anyone on campus. The 1,884 square-metre building was designed by renowned Métis and Blackfoot architect Douglas Cardinal and reflects indigenous teachings and traditions.
The dishes are being cooked up and the oranges are being stacked as people across Saskatchewan celebrate the Chinese New Year. Celebrations have started around the world to welcome the Year of the Monkey. In Regina, Georgina Lee gathered with friends at a local restaurant.
Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught. The United Arab Emirates meanwhile joined Saudi Arabia in saying that it was open to the idea of sending ground troops to Syria to battle the Islamic State group, raising the possibility of even greater foreign involvement in the five-year-old civil war. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told CNN-Turk television that Turkey is now hosting a total of 3 million refugees, including 2.5 million Syrians.
Students from across Manitoba met this weekend to talk about ways they can turn what they call "pervasive rape culture" on campus into cultures that value consent. Nearly 100 students from the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, Brandon University and Université de Saint-Boniface gathered in downtown Winnipeg for the event hosted by the Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba (CFSM). Sexual assault on campuses was top on the agenda.
A proposed bylaw could cost the Georgetown council members a portion of their honorarium if attendance at town council meetings is not above 80 per cent. If passed, the bylaw would see a percentage of the performance portion deducted from the $2,800 honorarium councillors receive if they miss meetings. Georgetown councillor Michael Gallant is chair of the standing committee of finance, he said the new bylaw would be an improvement if it passes.
The Liberal government is expected to finally lay out Canada's contribution to the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has scheduled a news conference for Monday in Ottawa where he'll be joined by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. Trudeau has been under pressure from a number of directions to change course on his plan to pull Canadian CF-18 fighter jets out of the air war against ISIL.
Gros Morne National Park is a pristine winter wonderland this time of year, and snowmobilers on the island's west coast have pledged to do their part to keep it that way. The park, along with the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations and the Newfoundland & Labrador Snowmobile Federation, have declared February the province's National Snowmobiling Environment Month. "A lot of people don't realize here in Newfoundland that Gros Morne is about the only place in the country that you're permitted to snowmobile to the extent it does.
The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went ahead with the launch just two hours after an eight-day window opened early Sunday, and a month after the country's fourth nuclear test. In a reflection of heightened hostilities between the rival Koreas, South Korea's Defence Ministry said a South Korean naval vessel fired five shots into the water as a warning Monday when a North Korean patrol boat briefly moved south of the countries' disputed boundary line in the Yellow Sea.
Sun, Feb 7: A Calgary couple say they are grieving the loss of their twin, 17-year-old sons. Jason and Shauna Caldwell say their boys, Jordan and Evan, "were bright lights to all who knew them." The boys were killed, and six other teens were injured when an after-hours visit to a bobsled track ended in tragedy. Police say the boys hopped on a plastic toboggan and went for a ride on the high speed run, but crashed into a gate on the way down. Lisa MacGregor reports.
Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 67-year-old South Dundas man. Around 10:40 p.m., officers with the Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry detachment were called to a home on Chess Road near the town of Iroquois. Doiron said he couldn't say more about why the death is considered suspicious, who called police or who else may have been living at the home because the investigation is ongoing and in its early stages.
There are a lot of empty pews in the Anglican Diocese of Quebec's churches, but the treasury is fuller than it has been in years. As shrewd investing is replacing weekly parishioner offerings as a main revenue source, the diocese is looking to ethical investment to build its portfolio in a socially responsible way that better reflects its values. In December, the diocese completed the process of selling off its $1.72 million in fossil fuel investments and the $525,000 it had invested in gold and copper mining.
From Haida bentwood boxes to intricate and delicate weavings, the students at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art are learning and preserving traditional First Nations art in its many forms. A student art exhibit is on display for the month of February at the Terrace Art Gallery. One of the works Nole has at the Terrace Art Gallery is called Thank You Father, which depicts a frog riding on the back of a wolf.
When Debbie Siu's son Cameron turned two she knew something about him was different. Now Siu has banded together with two other Metro Vancouver mothers of children with autism — Patricia James and Keri Kennett — to try and to raise $20,000 to help fund the Pacific Autism Family Centre, which is set to open in the summer of 2016. London Drugs says the response to the necklaces has been strong.
Marco Rubio may have exposed a glitch in the Matrix, during Saturday's Republican candidates debate in Manchester, N.H.
The bishop of an Anglican diocese where a priest charged with sex crimes worked since last autumn, says her parishioners are "broken hearted" about his arrest. Father Gordon William Dominey, 63, is accused of sexually assaulting five youths when he worked at a youth incarceration centre in Edmonton in the 1980s. Dominey later transferred to British Columbia — in 1990 — to the Diocese of New Westminster, where he served as an interim priest at several churches.
The Canadian men's foil fencing team of Maximilien Van Haaster, Etienne Lalonde-Turbide, Anthony Prymack and Eli Schenkel won't be heading to Rio. The team missed out on the final qualification spot on a tiebreaker decision to the host nation Brazil by the narrowest of margins at a World Cup event in Bonn, Germany, on Sunday. Canada held a narrow, eight-point lead over Brazil to start the weekend, though the Games' host nation, with a strong performance, could catch Canada.
Torontonians will soon be able to hang out, sip lattes and maybe catch a rendition of Smelly Cat at Central Perk, the coffee shop where Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Chandler spent most of their time on the hit sitcom Friends. A pop-up café inspired by the fictional Manhattan coffee shop will open June 24 on King Street West.
Vancouver chef Tina Fineza died January 7, 2016 after a long battle with breast cancer. Fineza consulted on Vancouver's first food truck and helped build menus for award-winning restaurants like Les Faux Bourgeois, Flying Tiger, and others. Fineza, who grew up in the Philippines, moved to Vancouver to study film, but her love for cooking took over and she ended up going to culinary school instead.
Taking a break from work is serious businesses because it keeps employees happy and even helps with employers' bottom line, says The Early Edition's workplace psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Newman. Some employers may think statutory holidays like Family Day hurt their bottom line, but taking time off from work actually increases employees' productivity and makes long-term business sense. Letting employees spend holidays at home means they will work harder when they are at work, said Newman.
When it comes to passing on indigenous stories, Doug Cuthand and Randy Morin say using stop-motion animation can tap into younger generations. "I think the beauty of animation is you are really not limited by the physical world around you," said Cuthand, who is an independent film producer, writer and journalist. Cuthand added that through animation, bringing in the special effects needed to tell many indigenous stories is much more affordable.
As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature. Hong Kong's respected feng shui masters expect an incendiary mix as the monkey combines with the fire element, but also say the year ahead will be a boom time for clever innovation and women will be in the ascendant. The monkey is seen as belonging to the hard metal element, while fire represents the sun, says Hong Kong-based celebrity feng shui master Alion Yeo.
By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Imagination Technologies, a supplier of graphics technology to Apple, said its chief executive Hossein Yassaie had quit, departing as the British company warned it would make an operating loss this year. Non-executive director Andrew Heath had been appointed interim chief executive, the company said on Monday, adding that it would take steps to cut operating costs, including the sale of its loss-making digital radio business Pure. Shares in Imagination, which licenses its graphics and video processing technology to semiconductor companies, have slumped by more than 80 percent since 2012 as it struggled to ease its reliance on the iPhone and iPad maker.
The head of AIDS Saint John is calling for the widespread distribution of antidote kits to deal with fatal drug overdoses. Accidental drug overdose deaths in New Brunswick jumped from 31 in 2013 to 47 in 2014, the last year for which statistics are available.
The new market is set up at the Farm Centre which is less than a kilometre away from the Charlottetown Farmers Market. Farmers Market & Delights will open every second Saturday and owner Sherri Stewart said there is enough demand for local goods to support more than one farmers market in Charlottetown. Vendors like Ryan Pedersen of Keenan Potatoes said they are happy there is a second market available for them to sell their products.
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During his Coach's Corner segment on Hockey Night In Canada Saturday, Don Cherry took a moment to show off the tribute jersey worn by the St. John's IceCaps this weekend in honour of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
Sun, Feb 7: A snowmobiler was killed Saturday afternoon, after he was struck by an SUV in Saint-Prosper-de-Champlain. The snowmobile was dragged along for several meters before it burst into flames.
A plan to demolish a 19th-century apartment block in the borough of Ville-Marie has been temporarily put on hold following an outcry by residents of the neighbourhood. The apartment block, located on De Lorimier Avenue, was to be razed to make way for a residential tower that is twice as high as the current building. They are worried the taller residential tower will block views of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and hurt property values.
The City of St. John's has added a little pageantry to the start of its weekly council meetings, thanks to a special bell from a vessel that bears its name.
Community volunteers and residents broke ground at Uplands Park in Hammonds Plains on Saturday for the area's new veterans monument.
Macaques in frilly dresses turn backflips and answer maths questions for crowds of screaming children at a Chinese monkey school, where trainers teach them to waltz and play rock drums. Shows featuring performing simians, popular in China and throughout Asia, are expecting a boost in the Lunar New Year of the monkey, which begins on Monday. "It's like a human school, but using monkeys," said Takeshi Soma, the Japanese "headmaster" of the facility, at a zoo in Dongying in the eastern province of Shandong.
Called the "new dissemination model," the project is designed to make it easier for visitors to the Statistics Canada website to organize, read and play with the data statistical agency collects, be it census or jobs data, or anything else the agency measures. It was all supposed to be ready in time for February 2017 when Statistics Canada releases its findings from this year's census. Statistics Canada and Shared Services Canada, the government's central information-technology department that is building the new system, said the project has been delayed, but couldn't say by how long or if it could still be completed on time.
Whistler RCMP say they have found a white Chevrolet pickup truck and its driver, who they believe struck a female pedestrian on Highway 99 and then drove off with her. A 35-year-old Port Douglas, B.C. man is under arrest in relation to the incident.
Cab drivers in Edmonton protested for months at city hall, some of them pulling off their shirts, as councillors debated whether to pass a new bylaw legalizing ride-sharing companies such as Uber. As similar revolts played out across Canada, the Alberta capital sped ahead late last month and became the first jurisdiction to pass regulations for the new industry. By being first to take the leap, Edmonton is showing other cities that it can be done, Pliniussen says.
Alaska musher Brent Sass is the early leader after the first day of racing in the year's Yukon Quest. Dave Dalton currently sits in fourth, while Yukoner Ed Hopkins, who finished third in 2015, is in fifth place.
A hip-hop artist from the Pabineau First Nation has scored his first East Coast Music Award nomination, and he's just 19-years-old. Tristan Grant is nominated for an Aboriginal Artist of the Year award and he comes by his musical precociousness honestly.
A non-profit group is asking French-speaking health professionals to put themselves on a list to improve health care access for francophones in Nova Scotia.
"The High Mountains of Portugal" is divided into three parts — "Homeless," "Homeward" and "Home" — that come together at the end. The third section features a Canadian widower who becomes infatuated with an ape at a chimpanzee sanctuary and brings the animal with him to his new home in Portugal. "I suddenly saw an equivalency between art and religion, that the two ask you to go beyond what you think you know, so I started becoming interested in that," Martel said in an interview at the offices of Penguin Random House Canada.
When 2016 rolled around many people vowed to lose weight.
Carter Soriano was shocked to learn two of his old friends from school were among six survivors of a horrible Saturday morning accident at the Canada Olympic Park bobsled track that took the lives of twin brothers. "It was crushing honestly," Soriano told CBC News Sunday. Soriano graduated from Heritage Christian Academy in 2012, where he met Mark Lyons and Caleb Hettinga.
Alicia Keys was energetic when she performed for a loud and excited audience at a pre-Super Bowl party, but she also got serious at the top of her show. Keys opened her performance Friday night at Levi's The City Stage with words about Mario Woods, the 26-year-old who was shot and killed in December by five San Francisco officers shot after they say he refused commands to drop an 8-inch knife.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing a revolt from among his Conservatives for encouraging lawmakers to ignore their local party's views on an upcoming European Union membership referendum. Cameron has said he will back staying in the EU if a draft deal on Britain's future relationship published this week is agreed by other EU leaders, but many in his party, which is deeply divided over Europe, do not plan to back his position. Earlier this week Cameron told parliament that lawmakers should not decide which side to campaign for based on what their local party group might say, instead telling them to do what they think "is right for Britain".
Two Canadian teams closed out Super Bowl weekend with very different results on Sunday afternoon. Montreal appears to be getting back on track, while Edmonton had a weekend to forget.
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An expert witness in forensics is sworn in. Then, in almost all cases, that expert is good to go, considered qualified to testify about a wide range of forensic evidence — from autopsy results to blood splatter patterns.
As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and killed at least 32 people. The government in Tainan, the worst-hit city, said that more than 170 people had been rescued alive from the 17-story building, which folded like an accordion after the quake struck. Mao Yi-chen, 20, was rescued soon after the magnitude-6.4 quake hit before dawn Saturday, and her older sister Mao Yi-hsuan was pulled out Sunday in serious condition.
Sun, Feb 7: Residents of Burnaby are fighting against potential new development, that they say would threaten part of Metro Vancouver's heritage. Their battle is over 45 hectares of urban forest that contains the only remnants of a rail line dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. John Hua reports.
Movies starring Colin Firth, Kirsten Dunst and Emma Thompson will vie for gold at the 66th Berlin film festival starting Thursday, with Meryl Streep as jury president and a spotlight on Europe's refugee crisis. The 11-day event, Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year, will start with a gala screening of "Hail, Caesar!" with US directors Joel and Ethan Coen and stars George Clooney, Channing Tatum and Tilda Swinton expected on the red carpet in the wintry German capital.
A majority of Spaniards favor a coalition government led by the Socialist party PSOE and market-friendly newcomer Ciudadanos, according to a poll published by El Pais newspaper on Sunday as Spain's political deadlock continues. Spain has yet to form a government seven weeks after an inconclusive Dec. 20 election in which no party won enough votes to govern. Newer parties, particularly the anti-austerity Podemos and the liberal Ciudadanos, grabbed votes from mainstream rivals.
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A man who says he was sexually abused by a priest on Sunday delivered two letters addressed to Pope Francis from Chilean Catholics asking him to remove a Chilean bishop accused of protecting a notorious pedophile. Juan Carlos Cruz delivered the letters with Peter Saunders, a prominent and outspoken British member of a papal advisory commission on sexual abuse by the clergy. Saunders on Saturday refused to step down despite a no-confidence vote, and said only the pope could dismiss him.