• Crash involving 14-year-old driver kills girl, 13, in Caledon, Ont.

    A 13-year-old girl is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Caledon, Ont., that also sent the 14-year-old driver to hospital early today. 

  • Alberta judge delivers blistering rebuke of lower court sex-assault decision

    An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has overturned a teen's acquittal on a sexual assault charge and delivered a blistering rebuke of a lower court judge she said did not understand the law. "It is long beyond debate that, in Canada, no means no," Topolniski wrote. In April, provincial court judge Michael Savaryn found a 15-year-old boy not guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl.

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  • Edmonton woman wins $21M Lotto 6/49

    Bogumila Mroczkowski bought her winning Lotto 6/49 quick pick ticket at Shopper's Drug Mart while out on a milk run in April. It was a snap decision for Mroczkowski, who says she doesn't often buy lottery tickets. ​Mroczkowski, 58, was given a cheque for $20,997,902.50 in St. Albert on Tuesday morning.

  • 82-year-old Sechelt woman living in car

    An 82-year-old Sechelt, B.C., woman who has been living in her car for six months says all she wants is a clean, safe and affordable place to live. Anthonysz, who is estranged from her four children, says she's first moved to Sechelt in 1974, and used to work in the Sechelt Hospital laundry. Sechelt resident Linda Harris learned about Anthonysz from a Facebook post, and has talked to the elderly woman a couple of times.

  • Solar Impulse II Completes First Solar-Powered Circumnavigation Of Earth

    The very first round-the-world trip by a solar-powered aircraft has been completed. Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi after a journey around planet Earth that begun in March 2015, fuelled entirely by energy from the sun Pilot Bertrand Piccard safely landed the jet for its final touch-down after travelling from Cairo. He has shared the controls with fellow pilot André Borschberg throughout the pioneering and record-breaking circumnavigation.  The final landing brings to an end an epic 17-stage journey, covering 42,000 km and clocking up 558 hours of flight time.  Solar Impulse 2 has the wingspan of a Boeing 747, but weighs little more than the average car.  It has a cockpit the size of a telephone box, and its wings are covered with 17,000 solar cells, allowing it to fly day and night without fuel. The two Swiss pilots hope their milestone achievement will pave the way for the creation of new energy efficient technologies, and inspire new clean-energy innovations. 

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  • German officials vow tighter security and migrant controls

    German officials vowed tighter security and called for tougher controls of asylum-seekers Tuesday in the aftermath of four attacks in the country in the span of a week, two of which were claimed by the Islamic State extremist group. The attacks left ten victims dead and dozens wounded and have rekindled concerns about Germany's ability to cope with the estimated 1 million migrants registered entering the country last year. "The Islamic State is waging a brutal war of aggression ... against our way of life," said Joachim Herrmann, the top security official in Bavaria, where three of the attacks took place.

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  • Toddler soccer players kicked out of local parkette due to neighbours' complaints

    Now the toddlers have been kicked out of a parkette near Kingston Road and Victoria Park in the Beach neighbourhood, the city says, due to resident complaints. "How out of control could they be?" asks Greyson's mother, Meagan Ryder.

  • Ness Lake Bible camp in Prince George under fire for stance on homosexuality

    A popular camp and conference centre in Prince George, B.C., is losing support from leading organizations because of its stance on homosexuality. Every year, hundreds of children and youth between the ages of six and 18 attend the camps offered at Ness Lake, which are marketed as a place to learn about God while enjoying outdoor activities from canoeing to ziplining. Julianna Ferguson, 17, attended Ness Lake as a camper for years.

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  • N. Korea warns US of 'terrifying price' over nuke tensions

    North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions, stepping up its rhetoric hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Pyongyang for its nuclear program. Kerry told a regional security conference being hosted by Laos that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons — when the world is trying to rid itself of them — is "very provocative and deeply concerning." He urged the country to follow the lead of Iran, which hammered out a deal to end its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions.

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  • Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study

    Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. The latest study focuses on trisomy 13 and trisomy 18 — genetic conditions that typically cause mental impairment, facial and organ abnormalities, breathing problems, heart defects and other medical problems. Two decades of data from Ontario, Canada, illustrates how rare the conditions are and how most babies still die.

    The Canadian Press
  • Canadian Coast Guard discovers shipwreck off Nova Scotia coast

    The Canadian Coast Guard uncovered a mystery earlier this month while trawling the waters off Nova Scotia. Several large wooden fragments of a ship, believed to date back to the 19th century, were pulled from the ocean floor off the coast south of Yarmouth. According to David Jennings, with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the CCGS Alfred Needler was conducting dragging operations on Georges Bank as part of the annual fish survey conducted for the DFO.

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  • Immigrant dies in hospital following police arrest in Canada

    A Somali immigrant to Canada died after being hospitalized in critical condition following his arrest by Canadian police, Ontario's police watchdog said on its Twitter account on Monday. Media reports cited witnesses saying the man was beaten by a number of police officers as he tried to run into an apartment building during the incident on Sunday. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the man in an Ottawa neighborhood.

  • Revealed: The secret to getting every last drop out of a ketchup bottle

    It’s no secret that the struggle to getting all of the ketchup out of a glass bottle is a feeling many can empathize with. At last, ketchup maker Heinz has revealed a long-held secret trick. A spokesperson for Heinz told Mirror the this area is the “sweet spot” of the Heinz bottle.

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  • Think Trump and Clinton fall flat? Vote for Cat in the Hat

    Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat. The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, outside the childhood home of Dr. Seuss. The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/2aeKMUy ) reports the Cat said through a spokeswoman that he would be willing to release his tax returns.

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    Mon, Jul 25: Metro Vancouver police are raising alarm bells over a new so-called "gym" for Pokemon Go players. But as Ted Chernecki reports, it may not be easy to have it moved.

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  • Mounties find 9 stolen guns in stolen SUV from Saskatoon

    Nine guns, seven of them loaded, were found earlier this week inside an SUV that had been stolen in Saskatoon, the RCMP said. It was just one incident of several on a day members of the RCMP were scrambling around east-central Saskatchewan in pursuit of two suspects. The Saskatoon SUV was stolen a week earlier.

  • Two workers killed in rollover in northwest Alberta

    Two workers are dead after the paving equipment they were operating rolled into a ditch near Beaverlodge. RCMP say the incident happened Monday afternoon on Highway 672. No other vehicles were involved, and the two workers inside the vehicle were declared dead at the scene.

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  • Port of Churchill layoffs 'came out of nowhere,' says town's mayor

    Mayor Mike Spence says about 50 employees at the Port of Churchill were handed layoff notices on Monday afternoon, and another 40 or 50 people expecting calls back are learning that there's no work for them. Spence said he's contacting the provincial and federal governments to see if they can intervene. Workers say OmniTrax, the Denver-based company that runs the port, issued two-week layoff notices around 3:30 p.m. CT to a group of employees in the company's lunchroom.

  • 'They didn't do their homework': McIver blasts NDP power lawsuit

    Interim PC leader Ric McIver lashed out Tuesday at the NDP government's decision to go to court in hopes of overturning a clause in contracts with Alberta's biggest power companies that were signed by the PC government sixteen years ago. The NDP is seeking a court order declaring the clause — which it has characterized as secret and illegal — void in law. It would prevent power companies from using clauses in their contracts that allow them to abandon purchase agreements from coal-fired power plants.

  • Trinity Western University wins legal battle with N.S. Barristers' Society

    Nova Scotia's highest court has upheld a decision to allow future graduates of a conservative and controversial law school to practise in the province. The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decision released Tuesday rules in favour of the proposed law school at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. The private, Christian university had been turned down by the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in 2014 because it requires students and staff to abide by a community covenant.

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  • Key to keeping childen inside at night is second lock, expert says

    An expert in child safety says the key to keeping young children from wandering outside is to get a second door lock and install it up high. A three-year-old Toronto girl was found at a grocery store near her house at 2:20 a.m. on Monday.

  • 'Shame on you': Mother of Alyssa Davis has harsh words for accused in street racing case

    There was delay and disappointment Tuesday as the family and friends of Alyssa Davis were back in court to hear the latest in the case against the 17-year-old girl driving the vehicle that Davis was killed in last December. The matter was set over until Aug. 23 and Alyssa's mother Sherree Davis says she is disappointed no plea was entered to charges of dangerous driving causing death, and street racing causing death. "I should never have allowed her [Alyssa] to get in the car … Shame on you, shame on you.

  • Syrian refugee tour to P.E.I. farms translates into new workers

    A refugee and newcomer field trip to some Island farms last month is paying off — several refugees are now working on farms and they've been spreading the word about the experience. '"The people who went on the tour spread the word out to their friends and to their family and we get more interest as a result," said Dandan Wang, an employment councilor with the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers. The field day was organized by the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, the P.E.I. Agriculture Sector Council, and the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada.

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  • Use it or lose it on WestJet's Gander-Toronto expansion

    WestJet is expanding its direct flight service from Gander to Toronto, extending what was a summer seasonal service to a year-round one, although that's not a guarantee the flights are there to stay. "We're extremely pleased with how well the service is being used," WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart told CBC Radio's Central Morning Show. WestJet had already expanded on that route this year, upping its direct flights from two to four times weekly through the summer.

  • De Beers unlikely to find buyer for Snap Lake mine, says analyst

    Groundwater problems, weakened diamond prices and a thinning crowd of diamond producers mean De Beers is "very unlikely" to find a buyer for the Snap Lake mine before the company floods it later this year, says one diamond industry analyst. If a junior mining company does agree to purchase Snap Lake, it will likely do so under a "call out option" — acquiring and sitting on a mine for the express purpose of reselling it once prices improve. It's better if the property stays with De Beers, says Ugo Lapointe, the Canada program co-ordinator for Mining Watch.



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