• 'Rounder' from Ontario raped Calgary woman in front of husband in 1995, accused testifies

    A "rounder" from Ontario named Rob repeatedly raped a Calgary woman in her home — including in front of her bound husband — more than two decades ago, Jack Kramer testified in his own defence at his sexual assault trial on Wednesday.

    CBC
  • Trump broke U.S. law with dealings in Cuba, Newsweek report says

    Another bombshell has landed on Donald Trump's presidential run from Newsweek, which in a story released Thursday alleges the billionaire businessman broke U.S. law by doing business with Cuba. Seven Arrows then told Trump executives how to obscure any dealings in Cuba by linking the money to a false charity, the Newsweek report alleges.

    CBC
  • Saskatoon woman bitten by police dog can't sue, court rules

    A Saskatoon woman who was bitten by a police dog and arrested even though she didn’t do anything illegal cannot sue for damages, a judge has ruled. In August 2013, Sheila Tataquason, the complainant, was sitting in the backyard of her Avenue H home with a friend, Joshua Desnomie, when she was attacked by a Saskatoon police dog. Saskatoon police were responding to a robbery call in the area at the time and were looking for two suspects, but neither Tataquason nor Desmonie had anything to do with it.

    CBC
  • Denver marijuana farms make unwelcome neighbours

    EDITOR'S NOTE: With Canada poised to legalize marijuana in 2017, CBC News reporter Solomon Israel went to Denver to see how the fledgling pot industry there has affected where people live, their health concerns and how it shapes public spending. While that's sparked complaints to police and local councillors, it could be worse: Torontonians could be living near an urban marijuana farm. ​That's exactly what's happened to residents from a cluster of neighbourhoods in northeastern Denver, where recreational marijuana sales became legal at the beginning of 2014.

    CBC
  • Suspect in abduction once called a hoax set to plead guilty

    A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney charged with a bizarre kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax planned to plead guilty Thursday to snatching the young woman from her California home last year, federal prosecutors said. Matthew Muller was set to enter the new plea, said Lauren Horwood, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento, but she did not provide further details. Muller previously pleaded not guilty to abducting Denise Huskins in March 2015.

    The Canadian Press
  • University of Alberta researcher says tight collar removed from injured polar bear

    University of Alberta researchers will no longer collar young polar bears, after a tracking collar was finally removed from a bear that gained notoriety a year ago for an image of its bloodied neck. The male bear was collared years ago by U of A researchers studying polar bear movements within the southern Beaufort Sea. The bear was released and there are no ongoing concerns about its well-being, biological sciences professor Andrew Derocher said.

    CBC
  • Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart failure: study

    Commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory painkillers, including ibuprofen, raise the risk of hospital admission for heart failure, a large European study suggests. Several previous studies have linked use of NSAIDs with increased risk of heart failure. More than 92,000 hospital admissions for heart failure in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom were identified and compared with 8.2 million controls of the same age and sex.

    CBC
  • 30-month sentence for hit-and-run driver who killed young Edmonton mom

    Kenneth Didechko, convicted in the 2012 hit-and-run death of a young Edmonton mother and then lying to police about it, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison. Germain sentenced Didechko to two years behind bars for the hit-and-run collision that killed pedestrian Faith Jackson.

    CBC
  • Watch Princess Mary of Denmark dance the night away with Prince Frederik

    On Wednesday night Mary and Frederik donned their finest for the gala at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building in Washington. Frederik gave a speech and after dinner he and his wife of 12 years took to the dance floor. The Danish royal palace posted a video of the couple dancing, arm-in-arm with Frederik taking the lead.

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  • Mayoral candidates share their views on business and their vision for the city

    Wed, Sep 28: A forum sponsored by business groups heard from all four Saskatoon mayoral candidates and what their visions are for the future of the city. Topics ranged from the economy to bike lanes and train tracks. Ryan Kessler reports.

    Global News
  • Canine rescue groups bringing banned pitbulls from Montreal to East Coast

    Animal rescue groups in Atlantic Canada are rallying to find new homes on the East Coast for pitbull-type dogs they say may now face euthanasia in Montreal. The transport of the canines along the Trans-Canada Highway is coming in response to a Montreal city council vote in favour of a new bylaw that bans new pit bull-type dogs and places restrictions on those currently in the city. Anthony Carter, director of the Halifax-based Pawsability Rescue Society, said Thursday he's fearful that in many instances the ban will lead to the dogs being put down by their owners.

    The Canadian Press
  • Edmonton nightclub employee faces 18 new charges

    A 29-year-old Edmonton nightclub employee accused of three sexual assaults is facing 18 new charges after police began looking for other possible victims. On Aug. 10, Matthew McKnight was charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault and unlawful confinement in relation to three alleged victims. McKnight is expected to appear in court on Nov. 7.

    CBC
  • Manitoba logs largest annual population growth rate, province says

    Manitoba broke its own record last year for population growth, the province announced Wednesday. From June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2016, the province's population increased by 22,147 people, or 1.71 per cent, said growth, enterprise and trade minister Cliff Cullen in a release.

    CBC
  • 2nd coach in England loses job after newspaper sting

    A British newspaper investigation led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England on Thursday. Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright. Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope which the Telegraph said contained 5,000 pounds ($6,500) from a fake Asian firm to help place players at the northern club.

    The Canadian Press
  • Work on airstrip for Bruce Willis suspended due to zoning

    Construction of a private airstrip for actor Bruce Willis in Idaho has been suspended because of zoning issues. Work on the 8,500-foot-long and 100-foot-wide airstrip was halted after Ketchum attorney Ben Worst notified the Camas County planning and zoning administrator that the site is zoned for agricultural use and that the airstrip would have negative effects on neighbours and wildlife, The Idaho Mountain Express reported (http://bit.ly/2df2cRb ). Planning and Zoning Administrator Dwight Butlin issued a stop-work notice as a result of the discovery.

    The Canadian Press
  • WHY IT MATTERS: Russia looms as key issue for United States

    THE ISSUE: Russia cannot be ignored. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has never posed such a vexing problem to U.S. policymakers as it does now. From Eastern Europe to the Middle East and increasingly Asia and the Americas, Russia is making its voice heard and its presence felt.

    The Canadian Press
  • Police find vehicle of missing Regina woman Judy Campbell near Swift Current

    Swift Current RCMP found the vehicle of Judy Campbell just outside the city on Tuesday afternoon. The 65-year-old Regina woman is still missing.

    CBC
  • Drug-impaired drivers to face tougher penalties in Ontario starting Oct. 2

    The Ontario government announced Wednesday they are introducing tougher penalties for drivers under the influence of drugs — that match the fines already in place for drunk drivers. 

    CBC
  • City orders vermin-infested, 'unsafe' Halifax apartments shut down

    Kent Mullin is homeless but in a way, he's relieved. The evacuation of the building, in Halifax's Fairview neighbourhood, was ordered by police in a bylaw crackdown by the municipality. "Unsafe living conditions" and fire violations triggered the unusual action taken by the city, said Brendan Elliott, a spokesperson for the Halifax Regional Municipality.

    CBC
  • B.C. families on income assistance get to keep EI maternity benefits

    The B.C. government has decided to stop clawing back some types of Employment Insurance from families also receiving income assistance, after a Sooke family launched a human rights complaint earlier this year. Under the new rules families on income assistance or disability assistance will now be able to keep any maternity and parental benefits they receive, starting Oct. 1. Families collecting EI benefits because of critically ill children will also be exempt from the clawback.

    CBC
  • Evidence Russian missile shot down Flight MH17 unlikely to bring closure to victims' families

    Ajax, Ont., resident Andrei Anghel was travelling to Bali with his girlfriend, Olga Ioppa, when the plane crashed in July 2014. Anghel, 24, was a medical student in Romania. Anghel's sister, Alexandra, who goes by Lexi, says the family knew the report wouldn't lay specific blame, but would help them get some answers.

    CBC
  • Passing couple fights fire, rescues dog from burning Chapel's Cove property

    A Holyrood couple heading to Chapel's Cove for a walk Tuesday had their morning plans upended when they came across a burning home — and staged a dramatic rescue of two pets on the property. 

    CBC
  • Memorial held for couples who vanished at Bras d'Or Lake

    An early-morning ceremony took place in both Big Pond, N.S., and Eskasoni on Wednesday to remember four adults who crossed the Bras d'Or Lake in a boat 80 years ago.

    CBC
  • 'It went flying': Boater grateful to community of Aklavik after terrifying accident

    Vince Sharpe is thanking his lucky stars — and the community of Aklavik, N.W.T. — after surviving a terrifying boating accident this week. The Inuvik businessman was travelling solo to the community when his boat hit a steep bank on the side of the river.

    CBC
  • Judge approves $50 M residential school settlement: 'Everybody is thrilled'

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An emotional, decade-long battle ended quickly Wednesday for hundreds of former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools. After a two-day hearing, a provincial Supreme Court judge gave his expedited approval for a $50 million class-action settlement with the federal government. "Everybody is thrilled," said the plaintiffs' lawyer, Steven Cooper.

    The Canadian Press

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