• Family of murdered B.C. girl reacts to news of killer's prison pregnancy

    Reena Virk's grandfather Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard. "I hope she tries to get better and tries to be a better mother and live her life," said Pallan from his home in Victoria. "I wish her well. The court heard how Virk was swarmed by several girls after trying to join a group of teenagers who had gathered under a Victoria-area bridge to drink and smoke pot.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'I just want him to come home,' says wife of man missing for 5 months

    As the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, Stephanie Beardy fears the worst.

  • Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offers to Bautista and Encarnacion

    At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.

    The Canadian Press
  • Figure skater Scott Hamilton diagnosed with 3rd brain tumour

    Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour . People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour . In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jail deemed too dangerous for fentanyl trafficker

    Despite acknowledging that an admitted fentanyl trafficker may well have contributed bodies to Nanaimo's soaring overdose death rate, a provincial court judge has opted to keep the 22-year-old out of prison. Judge Ted Gouge decided the pressure on Aden Lee Aaron Rutter to smuggle drugs into jail might be too great for the recovering addict to keep on the straight and narrow. Instead, Gouge gave Rutter a suspended sentence and three years probation for one count of trafficking in fentanyl and one count of trafficking in cocaine.

  • Anesthesia in Alberta dental offices questioned after girl suffers brain damage

    Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. Last month, a four-year-old Edmonton girl was rushed to hospital after receiving general anesthetic at a downtown dental office. The details of what happened are now under investigation by the Alberta Dental Association and College, which has released no information about the incident itself.

  • Judges order 4-year-old boy not to wear girls' clothes in southeastern Alberta city

    Susan Smith says she remembers walking out of the court room in Medicine Hat last December in shock after a judge ordered her four-year-old son not be allowed to wear feminine clothing in public.

  • Spray that blocks photo radar may be legal to buy, but not to use, police say

    Montreal police have a warning for motorists trying to avoid getting photo radar tickets by hiding their licence plates — they're on to you. In an interview on CBC Montreal's Daybreak, Insp. André Durocher of the Montreal police traffic safety division said PhotoBlocker spray, a clear substance that reflects light, has been around for a while.

  • Toronto police receive 911 call from dead phone line

    Anderson explained to the officer that her landline, which she keeps in case of emergencies, was down, knocked out by rain on the previous evening — a problem with her Bell service that she's been dealing with for months. After confirming her story, the officer told Anderson this is a common problem. "It happens all the time when it rains," he said. Bell Canada told CBC News there are intermittent service issues in the Junction area, though it declined an interview about the problems.

  • Ben Johnson scheduled for sentencing Monday

    Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson faces a sentencing hearing Monday morning. Johnson was found guilty last month of sexually assaulting a 16 year-old girl three years ago at a downtown nightclub. "The judge takes into account a number of factors," said Maria Carroccia, the president of the Criminal Lawyers Association of Essex County.

  • The $67,000 question: Will Oilers group give prize to 50/50 winner who missed deadline?

    The Oilers Entertainment Group says the man who bought a winning 50/50 ticket at a hockey game last week - then missed the deadline to claim his $67,000 prize - won't have to wait long to learn whether his luck was good that day or very, very bad. Clayton Hinkey bought his ticket during the Oilers game against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, Oct. 16. Hinkey said he hopes the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation will agree to give him the $67,692.50 prize.

  • Former Toronto drug dealer wants kids to learn from his mistakes

    A former Toronto gang member and drug dealer who was shot five times this past July while leading a fitness class in Christie Pits park, hopes his life story can inspire kids to avoid a criminal lifestyle. In an interview with CBC Toronto host Dwight Drummond, Jose Vivar recalled the moments after the shooting.

  • Toronto city councillor gives middle finger in press release photo

    Mon, Oct 24: Toronto City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti attached a photo of himself giving the middle finger in response to a proposed roof tax on Monday. The photo, titled “TAX THIS,” was sent by Mammoliti to the media with a press release that said Toronto taxpayers who own properties with roofs will pay more taxes under a new proposal by Toronto Mayor John Tory.

    Global News
  • Human remains found near Red River are 'historic,' police say

    Human remains found in East Selkirk, Man., on the weekend are "historic" and not being investigated as a police matter, RCMP said on Monday. "The RCMP's investigation is now concluded and has been turned over to the Historic Resources Branch of the Province of Manitoba," police wrote in a news release. Human remains were found on the riverbank near the junction of Highway 212 (Ferry Road) and Highway 204 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Pair of deadly crashes possibly linked to alcohol has police officer fuming

    A Calgary police officer is furious with the despair, panic and sorrow caused when drivers get behind the wheel after drinking, as police deal with a pair of fatal collisions in less than a week that are believed to involve alcohol. One person was killed and several of his family members were seriously injured in the crash at Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail northeast early Sunday morning. A Dodge Journey blew through a red light and hit a Kia Forte. A 19-year-old man, who was the front passenger of the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father, who was behind the wheel, and his mother and sister were left in serious condition, police said.

  • Olympic bronze medallist MacLean announces retirement from competitive swimming

    Canada's Brittany MacLean, who raced to an Olympic relay bronze at the 2016 Rio Games, announced her retirement from competitive swimming on Monday. MacLean made her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games and swam the third leg in the women's 4x200-metre freestyle race in Rio. After Katerine Savard and Taylor Ruck swam the first two legs, MacLean held the team in third before Penny Oleksiak finished the race in a Canadian record time of seven minutes 45.39 seconds.

    The Canadian Press
  • What do the Muskrat Falls protesters want?

    Growing protests around the potential negative health effects of plans to flood a reservoir for the Muskrat Falls hydro project have pushed the multi-billion-dollar development in central Labrador into the national spotlight.

    Daily Brew
  • Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash

    Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony. The retired factory worker had spent an evening gambling at a desert casino and was sound asleep when the bus heading to Los Angeles smashed into the rear of a slow-moving tractor-trailer. The crash killed the bus driver and 12 passengers and injured 31 other people.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto's police chief says grey police cars 'very identifiable'

    There may be new Toronto police cruisers on the streets, but some residents say they can't see them. 

  • Canadian Blood Services announces new, stricter iron guidelines for donors

    If you're a regular blood donor in Canada, you might not be able to donate as often. Canadian Blood Services announced today it's changing guidelines for donor iron levels. Iron is an essential element the body requires to produce hemoglobin, the protein found in red blood cells that's responsible for transporting oxygen to tissues in the body.

  • West Coast waves a world-class energy resource, researchers say

    University of Victoria researchers say that as a future source of abundant renewable energy, the waves off Vancouver Island's west coast are really swell. The university's West Coast Wave Initiative is launching a fifth monitoring buoy next month to measure the energy potential off the coast of Vancouver Island. ​Brad Buckham, the director of the West Coast Wave Initiative, said the west coast of Vancouver Island is a world-class resource for future wave energy development.

  • Guatemalan workers disappear from Quebec farms as work permits end

    Many are facing the end of the four-year work permits that were first implemented in 2011 as part of changes brought to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program by the previous Conservative government, said Denis Hamel, the head of the organization, which goes by its French acronym, FERME. Hamel said the four-year cap also hurts producers and processors in Quebec's agriculture sector, which suffers from a chronic labour shortage. Many of the Guatemalan workers have been returning to the same farm for a decade or more.

  • Goaltender Shannon Szabados released by SPHL's Rivermen

    Goaltender Shannon Szabados has been released by the Peoria Rivermen after two games with the Southern Professional Hockey League team. The team announced that Szabados, who helped Canada win gold in Olympic women's hockey in 2010 and 2014, was cut along with fellow goaltender Storm Phaneuf following the Rivermen's opening weekend losses to the Huntsville Havoc. Peoria was outscored 11-2 over those games, and Szabados, who played in parts of both games, had a goals-against average of 6.10 and a save percentage of .792.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kathleen Ganley says marijuana wasn't 'cash cow' for Colorado

    Alberta's justice minister says marijuana has not been a "cash cow" for Colorado, but neither has it led to widespread criminal activity. Kathleen Ganley travelled to Colorado late last week to talk to U.S. officials about how they dealt with the legalization of marijuana in their state. The priority for the province, Ganley says, is to get a regulatory framework in place to ensure that pot stays out of the hands of children, and that our roadways remain safe from impaired drivers.

  • Mother attacked with potted plant while accepting package delivery

    A Victoria-area mother was attacked in her home with a potted plant this morning, after opening her front door to receive a package delivery from FedEx. The woman, 40, was home alone with her infant child at about 9 a.m. PT when a FedEx driver delivered a package to her home in the 2800 block of Adelaide Avenue in Saanich, B.C., according to Saanich police. "This incident is very unusual as this residential neighbourhood is a very safe area in our community."  said Sgt. Jereme Leslie of the Saanich police in a release.



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