Glance at the highlight reel of Justin Trudeau’s first year as Prime Minister and much differentiates him from his predecessor: Trudeau’s “sunny ways,” social media selfies with Canadians, and, perhaps the most memorable, the Syrian refugee resettlement program.>> Read More »
A Toronto woman says she feels she was taken for a ride after being billed for an Uber trip ordered on her account that she didn't take — 7,000 kilometres away in Krakow, Poland. Laura Hesp was at home in her apartment in Toronto on Monday when she says she received a text saying an Uber driver would be there in five minutes to pick her up. Hesp says she thought it was it was a glitch and posted about the ride to the Weird Toronto Facebook group.
A Syrian refugee family who came to Corner Brook last December has moved on to be closer to family in Ontario. The al Homsi family was the first of two Syrian families who came to western Newfoundland, under the sponsorship of the Refugee Support Group – Corner Brook Region. Group member Ivan Emke said that saying goodbye was hard, but it's important to remember that people in Corner Brook succeeded in giving a Syrian family a chance to start over.
Like many people, 23-year-old Emily DiVito was multitasking while watching last week's presidential debate, with a little studying and a little Twitter-surfing. What's more, the moment gave DiVito, a former avid supporter of Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders, a feeling of solidarity with Clinton — a "moment of connectivity," as she put it. The candidate who so badly needed to close the gender gap instead saw his "nasty woman" remark — accompanied by a wagging index finger — become a feminist battle cry, a galvanizing moment for Clinton and an exclamation point to a campaign dominated by gender.
Tiny Homes are taking off in popularity with people across the country joining the miniature movement but homebuilders in Manitoba say municipal bylaws haven't caught up with the craze. Darrell Manuliak, who owns Mini Homes of Manitoba with his wife Anita Munn, said they have sold five of the tiny dwellings in their first year of business in the province. The largest home they've build is only 320-square-feet but the little buildings can be connected to water and electrical outlets the same as a camper. Unlike seasonal vehicles, the tiny homes are made to withstand Canadian winters.
Over two hours, federal agents snapped pictures as the pair visited seven banks, stopping at each one to make cash deposits of just under $10,000 — all from piles of drug money stashed in their bags. The trick is keeping deposits small, because banks are required to report cash deposits of $10,000 or more to the government. Before they went to prison late last month, the Salgados were paid to launder up to $1 million a month collected from drug wholesalers doing business with the notorious Sinaloa cartel, prosecutors said.
BARRINGTON, R.I. — Women clad in yoga pants are preparing to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town, right past the house of a man who derided the attire as tacky and ridiculous .
A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said. A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on Interstate 10 before the vehicles crashed just north of the desert resort town of Palm Springs, California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele said. It was not known if alcohol, drugs or fatigue played a role in the crash about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, but the bus was inspected in April and had no mechanical issues, Abele said.
Faced with an opponent that gave everything he had to offer, David Lemieux used the plan trainer Marc Ramsay set out for him on Saturday night by defeating Cristian Fabian Rios by unanimous decision. Lemieux, from Montreal, improved his record to 36-3 with 32 knockouts. "I'm not 100 per cent satisfied," said Lemieux.
"I was pretty shocked and upset," said Tracey Rossi, a single mother now forced to move. "It's stressful, really stressful," said Jacqui Charlebois, another one of the evicted residents, who has a daughter attending college nearby. Vancouver is super hard to find a decent suite that a family can afford.
Peel police have identified the man shot and killed in Mississauga Saturday as 23-year-old Deshawn Brandon Nicholson.
Some people on Newfoundland's southwest coast are overjoyed that the province is replacing two bridges on old woods roads linking Buchans Junction to the Burgeo highway, reopening an old shortcut. Peter Fenwick chairs the South West Coast Joint Council. People had used the shortcut for years, travelling down either the eastern side of Red Indian Lake through Millertown or the western side through Buchans, before travelling on to the Burgeo highway.
Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia's most impoverished counties, including one in Kentucky that is struggling to pay the debt on a new rec centre and has turned the lights off in its parks and reduced hot meals for senior citizens, according to tax records and government officials. Many of these counties have been devastated by the collapse of the coal industry over the past few years, and their financial struggles are not all Justice's fault. "It's just absurd that a billionaire wouldn't pay his taxes," fellow Democrat Zach Weinberg, the top elected official in Kentucky's Knott County, said as he thumbed through a folder of Justice's debts.
When Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meet in their second Manchester derby on Wednesday they'll now have something in common. After Guardiola's Champions League embarrassment at Barcelona with Manchester City on Wednesday, Mourinho saw his Manchester United side brutally taken apart by Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
Local off-roaders have once again teamed up to clean up McLean Creek. More than 20 volunteers spent Saturday at the popular camping and off-roading area west of the city near Bragg Creek. JJ Marshall has helped organize the cleanup and said it's about leading by example.
Ottawa Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar has been charged with two counts of discreditable conduct after making racist comments online about the death of a prominent Inuk artist. The charges fall under the Police Services Act and will be heard November 1. Annie Pootoogook was found dead in the Rideau River on Sept. 19 in what police are investigating as a suspicious death.
A mysterious pair of pigs spotted in Burnaby, B.C., Saturday remained elusive overnight. The pigs were seen cavorting around a residential neighbourhood not zoned for swine. Burnaby SPCA manager Ryan Voutilainen said they did several patrols, but there was no sign of the pigs.
Sun, Oct 23: Heavy fog lingered in Saskatoon with near-zero visibility on Sunday morning. Here's sped-up footage of it dissipating over the city.
You might actually have almost everything you need — just add some imagination, and get inspired by this list of easy costume ideas. Like many female-themed costumes, this idea could be extra-humorous in my opinion if worn by a man.
Fifty years after Chanie Wenjack's tragic death while running away from residential school, his sister says it's time every First Nation had its own school. The story of the 12-year-old boy who froze to death beside the railway tracks while trying to walk 600 kilometres home is getting a very public retelling through Gord Downie's multi-media project, Secret Path. For his sister, Pearl (Wenjack) Achneepineskum, it's a new opportunity to fulfil a promise she made the day her little brother's body arrived home from residential school in a coffin.
At least one veterans' group takes issue with Stoffer's position. "No bureaucrat is entitled to get between a patient and a doctor," said Michael Blais of Canadian Veterans Advocacy. "If that physician has written out a script for whatever, it is Veterans Affairs Canada's obligation to fulfil that script if it relates to the wound. Blais said he takes six grams of marijuana a day to help with complex neurological pain.
In his outgoing speech to the PC Party, Paul Davis focused on criticizing the new Liberal government, instead of his own legacy of the just over a year he spent as premier, and almost another year as opposition leader. "I really believe that the Liberals really have no idea what to do next, they have no idea what to do next," Davis told the packed ballroom in Gander Saturday night. In his speech, Davis mentioned the projected decrease in jobs in the province, outlined in the spring budget, blaming it on the current Liberals, even though the Labour Market Outlook unveiled by his government in its last few months in office showed shrinking number of skilled jobs because of the end of major mega-projects like Hebron and Muskrat Falls.
Phalen said the municipality is trying to discourage "treasure finders," from the practice, which can be common on regular large garbage pick-up days. He said picking through the trash of flood victims can be unsafe. "A lot of these places have had sewage and oil contamination, so there is a health hazard there as well.
Sun, Oct 23: Police are investigating a shooting at the Kinsmen Senior Citizens Centre that killed a 23-year-old Toronto man. Erica Vella reports.
Power outages on the Halifax peninsula are stalling traffic and affecting popular weekend hang-outs.
Sean Patterson first heard about 13-year-old Alex Brown’s missing dog, he couldn’t help but take notice. The autistic boy’s three-year-old golden retriever, named Sasha, had suddenly run off while his family was near the town of Harrow, Ont., over the Thanksgiving weekend. As the Windsor Star reports, word soon got out the dog had gone missing, and local volunteers began searching the surrounding area.