Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will name nine, new, non-partisan senators Thursday, bringing him within reach of his goal to transform the discredited Senate into a more reputable, independent chamber of sober second thought.Read More »
A Calgary father accused of abducting his six children has been arrested after police say they spotted the group east of Toronto. Durham regional police say an officer stopped a green SUV with Alberta licence plates in Bowmanville, Ont., on Wednesday afternoon and found it was linked to an alleged parental abduction in Calgary. The children, who are between 18 months and 11 years of age, "seem to be in good health," said Sgt. Bill Calder, adding they did not require medical attention.
Some customers who ordered winter jackets through a successful Canadian crowd-funding campaign feel they're being left out in the cold, due to delays in getting the merchandise they ordered and because they feel the company has broken the promises it made.
"It is heartbreaking news," said Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, who had been in contact with Adam Crapser. Crapser waived an appeal during the hearing Monday because he is desperate to get out of detention, his Seattle attorney, Lori Walls, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. When Crapser was 12, he moved in with Thomas and Dolly Crapser, their biological son, two other adoptees and several foster children.
There's more to North Battleford, Sask., than sky-high crime rates, racial tension and an oil spill which has garnered national attention in recent months, says the city's new mayor. In Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw, at least four people are running for mayor. Bater, who previously served as provincial Liberal leader and North Battleford city councillor, was the only one to seek the job in his home town after incumbent Ian Hamilton announced he would not be running. Bater said the problems can't be ignored.
A First Nations man who has spent the last four years in solitary confinement is being moved to a different cell, Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said today. Adam Capay, 23, of Lac Seul First Nation is awaiting trial after being charged with murder in the death of another inmate in 2012. Ontario's Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane raised alarm bells about Capay after she visited him earlier this month during a tour of the Thunder Bay District Jail.
A Manitoba father has removed his children from their school bus after he caught bus drivers leaving almost a dozen kids in a ditch to cross the street on their own last week instead of crossing in front of the bus with the safety arm down. "At the beginning of the school day when I let my kids get on the bus, I'm putting my kids in their hands and I'm trusting that they are going to be safe," said Jason Philion. Philion saw about 12 kids get off the bus last Wednesday not far from his home and stand just off the edge of the gravel road in the ditch and wait.
Elections Yukon says it's looking into the case of a proxy vote solicited by a Whitehorse Liberal candidate to see if it might be a breach of election rules. Downtown resident Bruce Dent says he was asked by Liberal candidate Tamara Goeppel (Whitehorse Centre) to cast a proxy ballot for someone he did not know. According to Dent, Goeppel and her campaign manager came to his door last Sunday and asked him to cast the proxy ballot.
A few hours later, Murphy's question was answered. Breanne McCallion replied online that the proposal was from her boyfriend and that she said, "Yes" and was now engaged. "I have been dropping some hints, so I think he finally picked up on it," said McCallion.
Police in Cheshire, England, posted a photo to their Facebook page on Oct. 21 of a tiny person seated in a pink miniature car on a residential street. The child is flanked by a police car and two officers and one of the officers is kneeling down next to the model vehicle.
The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory. The strong early-voting turnout by those likely to support Clinton — registered Democrats, minorities, and young people among others — could leave Donald Trump with virtually no path to the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. Clinton is showing strength in Florida and North Carolina, both must-win states for Trump, as well as the battleground states of Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.
A longtime Cleveland Indians fan is being given quite a reward after giving up his seat on a plane to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 1 of the World Series. The Indians are giving Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, tickets to Game 6, and a team spokesman said United is giving Kostal 62,200 airline miles for future use. Lofton had 622 career stolen bases.
The Government of Nunavut paid out nearly $26 million in overtime in the 2015/16 fiscal year — an enormous amount according to the territory's finance minister. My deputy minister and former deputy minister hear constantly from me about the enormous amount of overtime in all the government departments," said Finance Minister Keith Peterson during the fall sitting of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. Or that's a new health centre," said Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak.
On Monday, the soon-to-be outgoing president shared a story with American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about how he discovered he had been exposed on the popular social media application known as Snapchat by his youngest daughter. Sasha, 15, was the first one to show her father how the app worked, and she did so by taking him through the different filters users can apply to their posts.
A principal of a New York City public high school who was beaten by a student after asking him to turn down the music in his headphones is recovering. Dr. Matthew Tossman addressed a letter to his students at Manhattan Early College School for Advertising on Tuesday thanking them for their support. Tossman had asked an 18-year-old student on the lower Manhattan campus on Monday to turn down his music-blaring headphones.
[A Texas student was brutally assaulted in his room, all while his girlfriend watched helplessly via FaceTime nearly two hundred miles away. Photo: Baylee Luciani via KXAN]
A man has been charged after officers found 13 grenades, a handgun and ammunition during a search of a Scarborough home Wednesday night, Toronto police say. The live grenades, found inside a house on Canlish Road near Birchmount Road and Lawrence Avenue East, have been turned over to the Canadian Armed Forces. The CAF will get rid of the grenades safely, police said.
In a notice of civil claim, Mei Han claims an acquaintance who owned a home opposite York House offered to broker an "alternative arrangement" which would see Han buy the property in order to lend or lease it to the school. As a quid pro quo, Han claims the acquaintance — Lili Song — told her Han's daughter Olivia would get a much-coveted spot in York's Grade 4 class. "Lili never discussed with York House, or its official or representative, with regard to the alternative arrangement, and York House never agreed to same," the notice of claim says.
Wed, Oct 26: Do you cut stems out first and then scoop out the guts before carving your pumpkin? Minna Rhee gets a step-by-step stencilling lesson from a professional pumpkin carver.
The federal government wants existing homes to be more energy efficient and for developers to build more net zero homes. Very shortly the Liberal government is expected to introduce changes to the national building code that will require builders to include more net zero homes — buildings that produce as much energy as they use — in housing developments in the next 15 years. It's all part of a list of environment measures that will roll out in the lead-up to the crucial meeting on climate between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers in December.
America's top intelligence official echoed what many U.S. experts have long argued when he said this week there was little chance North Korea would agree to shut down its nuclear weapons program. The surprise, though, was that National Intelligence Director James Clapper had made the statement publicly, staking out a position contrary to the White House's and wading into policy questions. "To hear the head of the intelligence community say that the North Koreans are not going to give up their nuclear weapons, he's just telling us what everyone already knows," said Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS, a Honolulu-based foreign policy research institute, and a longtime Asia security analyst with the U.S. military.
The family of a father of two who died after a struggle at Winnipeg's remand centre wants answers about the circumstances of his death. Russell Spence, 31, of Winnipeg died Oct. 12 after he was involved in an altercation during processing at the centre. "Russell was a friendly giant," said Kevin Bittern, who is Spence's older brother.
Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right leg and yanked him under the waves. In an instant, Tanner knew he was being attacked by a shark in the chilly waters off the northern Oregon coast and he wondered if he would die, he recalled Wednesday, nearly three weeks after the Oct. 10 attack north of Cannon Beach.
On the first day of the inquest looking into the shooting death of Daniel Clause, his sister and friends painted a picture of a man who had a lifetime of ups and downs before he was killed by police on New Year's Eve 2014. Clause's younger sister Mary told the inquest by age seven, he was protecting her and her sister Jennifer from the beatings administered by their mother and her boyfriends, and stealing for them when they had nothing to eat. Two officers drove to 682 Warden Ave., the apartment building where Clause lived.
As CBC News reported Tuesday, an injured Lanark County paramedic, Dan O'Connor, says he fears losing his home after the board slashed his benefits by half. "It's ridiculous," said retired lawyer Ron Ellis, who served for 12 years as chair of the board's appeals tribunal. "It's a very large reduction in benefit entitlement with no change in the legislation," Ellis said.
Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders will chase CFL history this weekend. Calgary (15-1-1) visits the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday afternoon to conclude its regular season. A win would give the Stampeders the best regular-season record in CFL history, slightly better than the 16-2 mark the Edmonton Eskimos established in 1989.