• Chretien says no pill for stupidity in thinly-veiled shot at Donald Trump

    Asked directly what he thought about the Trump campaign, Chretien responded by referencing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's recent illness and taking a thinly-veiled jab at Trump. "When Hillary had pneumonia, there are pills to help you against pneumonia, but apparently there is no pill against something like stupidity," he said. Chretien downplayed all the protectionist talk from both Trump and Clinton, saying "it's always like that" during American presidential campaigns, but perspectives change once the winner moves into the White House.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bautista-Encarnacion era in Toronto may have come to an end with ALCS loss

    The Toronto Blue Jays' season is over after a five-game loss to Cleveland in the American League Championship Series. The era of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion anchoring the team's offence may have come to an end along with it. The veteran sluggers have been mainstays in the heart of the Blue Jays' lineup for years. Neither Bautista nor Encarnacion wanted to address their future plans after the game.

    The Canadian Press
  • Suncor responds to video of faulty Petro-Canada pump in Laval

    Petro-Canada's parent company, Suncor, has responded to a video that showed clients were being overcharged for gas at a pump in Laval. The widely-shared online video, posted Oct. 6, showed one client's total going up even after they had finished fuelling their car.

  • How 6 brutal rape charges against Colby Messer unravelled in a Denver courtroom

    The Vancouver Island man accused of gang raping a woman in a Denver hotel room last year is returning home a free man. On Monday, Messer  learned the district attorney's office had dismissed the remaining two charges and was closing the case. The four other charges had already been dismissed by the judge at a preliminary hearing in August.

  • Landowner closes most of Mount Seymour's mountain bike trails

    For more than 20 years, mountain bikers in Metro Vancouver have flocked to the North Shore for its legendary trails. Many bikers, including pro rider and co-author of Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides, Wade Simmons, hadn't even realized the CMHC owned land on Mount Seymour. "They were a bit of an absent landowner, and I've never heard any issues in the 20, 25 years I've ridden on the Shore," said Simmons on Wednesday.

  • Calgary cop charged with illegally buying, storing shotgun

    A Calgary police officer has been charged with firearm offences after buying a shotgun without the required licence and improperly storing it, police said at a news conference Wednesday evening. Acting Deputy Chief James Hardy said the 26-year-old officer with two years of service is alleged to have purchased the firearm in August without a possession and acquisition licence and the gun was not stored in his home in a safe manner.

  • Basketball star Steve Nash wants court to order clubs to stop using his name

    Former basketball superstar Steve Nash is seeking a court order banning the use of his name or image on nearly two dozen fitness clubs in British Columbia. A civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court says SNFW fitness has continued operating facilities since October 2014 under the name Steve Nash Fitness World after Nash's relationship with two business partners fell apart. Nash's Arizona-based company, B & L Holdings, agreed in November 2006 to allow unlimited use of his name and image to a firm that was operating two facilities called Steve Nash Fitness Clubs, the court document says.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto bike commuter’s cool pool noodle hack

    The inspiration struck Warren Huska after a particularly nasty run-in with a particularly nasty pick-up driver. A daily bike commuter riding 16 km each way on the mean streets of Toronto for years, he considered packing it in. At that moment, his daughter showed up with a pool noodle, and a life hack was born.

    Daily Brew
  • Celebrities among those long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans

    The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasn't happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years: win a World Series. If you didn't know Chicago was once home to scores of celebrities, you do after tuning into the game. Here, then, are some Cubs fans who are better known for what they do for a living than who they root for.

    The Canadian Press
  • Final cleanup of Alaska automobile junkyard is underway

    The final cleanup is underway in Anchorage after the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake helped turn a sea-side bluff into an auto junkyard. On Good Friday in 1964, the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded devastated parts of southcentral Alaska, including the then-young city of Anchorage. "At the time, in the 1960s, they brought the vehicles out here to an old gravel pit, crushed them, threw them over the side of a 250-foot high bluff," said Joe Meehan, the land and refuge manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

    The Canadian Press
  • NYC mayor: Police shooting of woman, 66, was 'unacceptable'

    New York City's mayor castigated a police sergeant Wednesday for fatally shooting a mentally ill, 66-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat, saying her "tragic" and "unacceptable" death resulted from failure to follow basic policies. It's very hard to see that standard was met," a sombre Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The unusual rebuke came less than 24 hours after Deborah Danner, who is black, was shot to death in her Bronx apartment.

    The Canadian Press
  • California sheriff's deputy shot to death while on the job

    A sheriff's deputy in a Northern California county near the Oregon border was shot to death Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, the Modoc County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were responding to a call on County Road 115, in a rural area about 10 miles south of Alturas, when deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was fatally shot. A video posted late Wednesday to the Modoc County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page showed about two dozen patrol cars with their emergency lights on riding down a town's street.

    The Canadian Press
  • Officials: Loss of Mars Lander Not Critical

    Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that they gathered the data they needed for future missions. (Oct. 20)

    AP Canada
  • Site C worker lodge ready to house 1,600 employees in Fort St. John

    Approximately a year after construction began, BC Hydro's Site C emplolyee accommodation lodge is ready to house 1,600 workers in Fort St. John. There are currently more than 1,800 people working on the Site C Dam project and the minister of Energy and Mines says most of them are locals. Jessica McDonald, the president and CEO of BC Hydro, said the completed building will allow contractors to hire more people for the Site C project.

  • Drone’s eye view - Flying photographers capture Britain from 400 ft

    A new drone photography competition is launching to find the finest snaps of Britain from the air. The ‘400ft Britain’ contest is the brainchild of VisitEngland and the Civil Aviation Authority, and aims to celebrate the beauty of our green and pleasant land from an interesting new angle. All entries must abide by the Dronecode - the CAA’s guidelines for safe drone use. Pictures should be taken from no higher than 400ft and can’t be snapped within 50m of a person or building.  VisitEngland Photography Manager, Jasmine Teer, said: “This is a great opportunity to not only showcase the beautiful and diverse scenery across our countryside from a new perspective but ultimately to inspire more people to get out and explore our nations and regions.”

    Matilda Long
  • Bon Jovi sets rumour straight on buying Tennessee Titans

    Bon Jovi's upcoming album is entitled, "This House is Not For Sale," and apparently neither are the Tennessee Titans. Earlier this week, CBS Sports reported that Bon Jovi and Peyton Manning were "monitoring the Tennessee Titans ownership situation," leading to speculation they were looking to purchase the Nashville-based team. On Wednesday, Jon Bon Jovi sat down with The Associated Press to set the record straight.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mother 'mortified' Catholic school board strike kept her autistic son waiting on a bus

    A mother of a boy with severe autism says her son waited on a school bus for too long before a teacher came to get him on the second day of the strike. "I was mortified that people would behave this way," said Mary Beth Rocheleau, who is Gregory's mother. At St. Thomas of Villanova high school on Monday morning, vehicles were backed up for more than two hours as pickets made teachers wait in their cars before entering school property.

  • Conservative not happy with Trump's debate abortion answer

    Some conservatives are irritated by Donald Trump's failure to explicitly say during the presidential debate that he wants Roe v. Wade overturned. Trump promised to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, saying that its end would occur "automatically." But when pressed by the debate moderator, he did not give a straight answer about whether he personally wants it overturned. One of the first to notice that: independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.

    The Canadian Press
  • P.K. Subban fan presents $250K cheque to Montreal Children's Hospital

    Dr. Charles Kowalski gave the cash to P.K. Subban's Helping Hand fund at the Montreal Children's Hospital. Kowalski said Subban called to thank him for the donation, and invited the doctor and his family to be his guests when the Predators visit Montreal in January. "He was so happy that ... someone was taking an initiative in Montreal," Kowalski said of Subban.

  • Millwoods man sues over Valley Line LRT

    An Edmonton man who said he's desperate to stop his neighbourhood from becoming a construction zone is going to court over the Valley Line LRT. Millwoods resident Chris Christianson filed an injunction against the City of Edmonton, EPCOR, and ATCO Gas on Wednesday. Christianson's property borders the proposed site for new LRT tracks.

  • Toronto parking ticket paralegal suspended

    Wed, Oct 19: A Toronto paralegal who promised to fix parking tickets for a flat fee has been suspended by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Michael Low is the subject of 50 complaints to the regulating body and others reported by Global News. Sean O'Shea has the story.

    Global News
  • Province 'proposing to harvest' trees in former birch reserve

    The Newfoundland and Labrador government says its proposing to cut wood from a former birch reserve near Gander, despite concerns from cabin owners in the region. "We are aware of concerns expressed by cabin owners," the statement said.

  • Preteens need only 2 HPV shots - not 3, CDC says

    It's now easier for preteens to get the cervical cancer vaccine. Health officials hope that will boost the number of girls and boys who get vaccinated. "It will be simpler now for parents to get their kids the HPV vaccine series, and protect their kids from HPV cancers," said Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The Canadian Press
  • Many parents passing up $1,200 B.C. education grant

    Jada Francis, 8, has big plans for a career in law.

  • 'Premature' to speculate about more provincial cash for Hydro, Premier says

    Premier Brian Pallister said Manitoba Hydro needs to dig a little deeper into its own pockets before the province will talk about forking over more cash to the ailing utility. On Wednesday, the Premier told reporters it's "premature" to have discussions about a province-funded equity injection to the Crown corporation. "I think speculation around (equity injections) will be natural given the increasing massive indebtedness of Hydro under the previous administration, but I would say, you know, first look within, that's what we're doing here, that's what Hydro has to do there," Pallister told reporters Wednesday.



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