The Federal Standing Committee on Finance will hear from a variety of speakers about economic disparities, including gender inequality, Tuesday in Charlottetown. Jenny Wright, executive director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council, posted a tweet Tuesday highlighting the irony of the fact that she was about to speak in front of an all-male government panel about income inequality for women. About to address the federal standing committee on Finance on economic equality for women.Read More »
An RCMP officer who was reprimanded last week for voicing displeasure about senior management has now been assigned administrative duties because he's refusing to shave off his goatee. Pat Bouchard first got into hot water after speaking to CBC News outside the Moncton, N.B. courthouse on Sept. 29, when the RCMP was found guilty of breaking the Canada Labour Code in connection with the deaths of three Mounties who were victims of shooting rampage on June 4, 2014. Last week, Bouchard received an internal document reprimanding him for going against RCMP policy by speaking to the media without authorization.
An American woman who was rescued with her family last week after five years held by a Taliban-linked group has been hospitalized, her Canadian husband said. Joshua Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife Caitlan was admitted to a Canadian hospital on Monday and remained there on Wednesday. The children were born while the family was being held by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.
Aiken County Sheriff's Sgt. Stephen Shunn said witnesses told deputies that 24-year-old Timothy Johnson was shot in the chest Tuesday afternoon after the gun fired while the child was carrying it outside a home in Warrenville. Shunn said in a statement that 31-year-old Albert Davis is charged with murder, possession of a stolen handgun and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Armando Berriz, 76, held his wife of 55 years, Carmen Caldentey Berriz, afloat in a swimming pool as walls of fire burned around them. "This situation has been so tragic on so many levels," said Caroline Cicero, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. If a spouse survived, it will be an extremely painful road to recovery, especially for older people who may never heal, said Cicero, who has worked as a geriatric social worker.
Wed, Oct 18: It’s only been a year and a half, but Marco Muzzo is already eligible to apply for a temporary absence from prison. As Caryn Lieberman reports, he’s serving a lengthy sentence for a horrific impaired driving crash, and this is the first step in his path to parole.
In his only public recounting of the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and wounded more than 500, guard Jesus Campos told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show that he was heading down the hall after calling for a maintenance worker when he heard "rapid fire" gunshots through the nearby doors of Stephen Paddock's suite in the Mandalay Bay. The hotel engineer, Stephen Schuck, who was sent to check a fire exit door that Campos found bolted shut, told DeGeneres that he didn't hear gunfire when he reached the opposite end of the 32nd floor hallway. Schuck said Campos leaned out from a door entrance and yelled for him to take cover.
Calgary police have released new photos from last year's attack that nearly killed real estate mogul Riaz Mamdani, while the millionaire businessman's friends are offering a $250,000 reward for information in the case. Mamdani was shot through the window of his Rolls Royce as he was leaving his mansion in one of Calgary's wealthiest neighbourhoods in December 2016.
Angry words continue to fly as the possibility of repairing Manitoba's northernmost rail line before winter fades. Leaders from several northern First Nations took aim at the federal government at a news conference on Wednesday, saying Ottawa is getting in the way of a solution. Last week federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Ottawa would sue Denver-based railroad owner Omnitrax unless the line to Churchill was repaired in 30 days.
A recent high school football game in Moncton took an ugly turn when Syrian students became the targets of racial slurs and aggressive behaviour in the stands. The game on Friday, Sept. 29, at Rocky Stone Field between Moncton and Riverview high schools got off on the wrong foot for fans, according to Grade 12 student Mhairi Agnew.
A German doctor says he's frustrated by Nova Scotia regulations that prevent him from moving to this province to practise. Erik Steffen, 38, is an anesthesiologist. The Steffens want to move to Nova Scotia to raise their two sons, aged four and two, but Steffen says he cannot get a licence from the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
A woman in Norman Wells, N.W.T., is calling on the health department to change the way it handles medical travel for pregnant women. Chelsey Bjornson, 24, is a month from her due date. Ideally, the soon-to-be single mom would prefer to give birth in Norman Wells, where her mom, grandmother and extended family also live.
Bill Wilson was driving down a rural road near McCord, Sask., when a grasshopper flew into his vehicle and landed on his chest. A few minutes later, he realized his wedding ring was gone. Wilson, now 80, farmed near the small community, a little more than 100 kilometres northeast of the Monche crossing at the American border. At the time, he didn't always wear his ring, as it was a safety hazard during farm work.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had protected the Democratic presidential nominee by prematurely "exonerating" her before the 2016 election. "Comey stated under oath that he didn't do this — obviously a fix?" Trump wrote. Trump's latest online burst came in response to the FBI's release of heavily blacked out draft statements from May 2016 by Comey in preparation for closing the Clinton investigation without criminal charges.
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is suing the Government of Manitoba for almost $1 billion, alleging the decision to approve the Shark Club Gaming Centre while refusing to open a First Nations-owned casino in Winnipeg cost First Nations millions of dollars in lost revenue. The suit seeks almost $870 million in combined general, aggravated and punitive damages, along with additional court orders designed to increase the gaming market possibilities for First Nations.
On July 29, 1944, a crew of seven men were flying a night raid in a Lancaster bomber when their plane was hit by enemy fire, crashing in German-occupied France. While the other crew members were either killed on impact or returned to their homes after the war, Sherman Peabody from Sherbrooke, Que., and James Harrington (Harry) Doe from Victoria, B.C., were never heard from again. After a two-year search, Peabody's distant cousin, Robert Peck, has discovered what happened to the two men, and how they died at the end of the war.
The older Noskiye siblings were sprawled across three worn couches in their tiny living room. Elaine Noskiye had been in the hospital in Edmonton for weeks, due to complications with her 14th pregnancy. On Oct. 19, 1984, Elaine was finally allowed to return home to Whitefish Lake First Nation, a remote reserve about 400 kilometres north of Edmonton.
Conservation officials are reminding rural homeowners to take down hammocks and volleyball nets on their properties after a large mule deer had to be removed with the help of a tranquilizer. The four-point mule buck got himself tangled in a backyard hammock on Monday near Kimberley in the East Kootenay. Two officers attended and sedated the buck with a tranquilizer in order to cut the hammock from the animal's antlers.
Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. Before the fires, the rental vacancy rate was a mere 1 per cent in Santa Rosa and 3 per cent in surrounding Sonoma County. Then the city lost an estimated 5 per cent of its housing stock to the flames.
In question period on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his finance minister's decision not to put tens of millions of dollars' worth of shares in his company into a blind trust before joining the federal cabinet. Trudeau took every question, as has become convention in the House of Commons on Wednesdays, and all but a few were about the conflict of interest controversy involving Finance Minister Bill Morneau. "When the finance minister was first elected, he clearly said that he was going to put his vast fortune into a blind trust.
Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed. Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. "We have to be much more offensive," manager Joe Maddon said.
A part of a 328-year-old aboiteau discovered on farmland in Grand-Pré, N.S., is now on display at the University of Moncton. The aboiteau piece dates back to 1689, when Acadian farmers were using the dike technology to turn salt marshes into fertile agricultural land. "We are very happy to have this piece at the faculty of engineering," said Gilles Roy, dean of the faculty of engineering.
Breaded chicken products sold under the Janes brand name are being recalled due to possible contamination from salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the uncooked products include Pub Style Chicken Burgers and Pub Style Snacks Popcorn Chicken. The burgers carry a code of 2018 MA 12 on the package and the code on the popcorn chicken packages is 2018 MA 15.
India's famed monument of love, the white marble Taj Mahal, is finding itself at the heart of a political storm, with some members of the country's ruling Hindu right-wing party claiming that the mausoleum built by a Muslim emperor does not reflect Indian culture. Last month, Yogi Adityanath, the controversial head monk of a famed Hindu temple who is now the top elected official of Uttar Pradesh state, where the Taj Mahal is located, said foreign dignitaries visiting his state should be gifted a copy of the Hindu religious book "Bhagvad Gita" instead of replicas of the Taj Mahal.
Wed, Oct 18: As Catherine McDonald reports, 39-year-old David Delos Santos was riding home after dropping his daughter off at school as he did every day when he was killed by an out of control pickup truck.