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 »
"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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
After experiencing feather-loss, a female Adelie penguin at Orlando's SeaWorld has been given a hand made wet suit by the park's wardrobe designer. (Oct. 26)
Calgary continues to have "strong evidence of problematic conditions" in its real estate market, according to the latest report from the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CHMC). The quarterly Housing Market Assessment, released Wednesday, once again gave an overall red flag to Calgary, one of six cities to receive such a designation. The national housing market was also upgraded to the red status in the latest report, up from the previous report's yellow rating, which indicated "moderate" evidence of problematic conditions.
His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the centre of his political campaign Wednesday. Hillary Clinton agreed, but not the way he meant it. "Donald Trump is the poster boy for everything wrong with our economy," she told several thousand supporters in Tampa, Florida.
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 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]
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.
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.
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.
Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, were retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday after failing retests of their doping samples. The International Olympic Committee announced the decisions in the latest sanctions imposed on athletes whose stored samples came back positive after being retested with improved methods. Four athletes were stripped of silver medals and two of bronze medals in weightlifting, wrestling and women's steeplechase.
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.
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.
As unthinkable as the alleged crimes of Elizabeth Wettlaufer may be, the Woodstock, Ontario nurse is not alone as a health care professional accused of murdering multiple patients. Criminal history includes several high-profile cases of so-called health-care killers — doctors, nurses and other health care workers who were able to commit murder over an extended period of time thanks to their professional power and their patients' vulnerability. American nurse Donald Harvey is believed to have murdered up to 57 hospital patients over 17 years in the 1970s and 80s.
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.
A first of its kind trial has begun in Cranbrook, B.C. where three people are charged with transporting an underaged girl across the U.S. border where she was expected to marry a much older man. James Oler, Brandon Blackmore and Ruth Crossfield were charged over two years ago with unlawful removal of a child from Canada for sexual purposes. Blackmore and Crossfield are alleged to have taken part in shuttling the underaged girl into the U.S. to be married to an older American sect member, while James Oler was a leader of the B.C. sect at the time.
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.
The Gander International Airport Authority now has to pay rent to the federal government for the use of the land the facility sits on, after a 15-year lease deferral clause expired this year. The operation, management and maintenance of the airport was transferred to the airport authority back in 2001, under the terms of a 60-year lease arrangement with the federal government. In this case, that $80,000 just sort of goes out the window," said Reg Wright, the president and CEO of the Gander International Airport Authority.
The Daniels family found their missing dog two days too late. After 10 years with the family, their beloved dog's name had been changed, and his new family refused to give him up, outraging local animal lovers and leaving the Daniels family with few options.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has unveiled the city's plan to deal with its vast infrastructure needs over the next 10 years and Montrealers can expect to see more work on roads, sewers and the water system. Montreal expects to have completed work on about 295 kilometres of roads, aqueducts and sewers by the end of this year, but the city plans to tackle more crumbling infrastructure every year starting in 2017.