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A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday. The dog, a terrier mixed breed, also died in the fire that broke out at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, said the spokesman, Brian Schaeffer. Three other children and two adults escaped the blaze in Spokane's Hillyard neighbourhood , he said.
WikiLeaks has brought shades of Cold War subterfuge to the U.S. presidential campaign, publishing documents that in any other election might have tarnished Hillary Clinton. Not while the Democratic candidate's Republican opponent, Donald Trump, continues to dominate the news cycle.
A 26-year-old man died of his injuries after being stabbed several times on Clyde Avenue overnight in what Ottawa police are calling a targeted attack. Police confirmed the man who died is Joshua Briere. Police were called to 1098 Clyde Ave., near Castle Hill Crescent, around 2:30 a.m., where a man was found critically injured outside the house.
Hospital visits by Jehovah's Witness elders, aimed at defending the right of members to refuse blood transfusions, are under scrutiny following the death of a 27-year-old Quebec woman who hemorrhaged earlier this month.
You know, if you're lonely or whatever, you're always welcome here," said Harley Klippensteine, one of the tent city's inhabitants. Klippensteine said he and the others in the makeshift camp do what they can, taking odd jobs here and there. According to Klippensteine, the first person to set up in the lot did so in May. There are currently five of them staying in tents on the lot.
Canmore RCMP are hoping the public can assist in locating a suspect in a home invasion where a weapon was used and the man took off in a stolen car, police said in a release Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Canmore RCMP at 403-678-5516 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb the city's rat population. A group of volunteers trained by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative traps wild cat colonies that have become a nuisance or been threatened by construction, then spays or neuters and vaccinates them. "We used to hire exterminators, but nature has a better solution," said Rebecca Marshall, the sustainability manager at the 1.8-million-square-foot centre .
Blaine Higgs, the plain-spoken former finance minister, won the Progressive Conservative leadership on Saturday, defeating six other candidates in a three-ballot race. Higgs won 1,563 votes on the final ballot, beating former Saint John mayor Mel Norton. The former finance minister led on every ballot, while Norton finished in second in the three rounds of voting.
Montreal Police are searching for two suspects after a brazen attack on an armoured truck in Pointe-Claire.
A man owing more than $10,000 in outstanding fines had his vehicle impounded Friday night. Police said the driver was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended licence and failing to transfer ownership under the Highway Traffic Act. Also on Friday night, the RNC conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the east end of St. John's.
When you hear the word "library," you probably don't think of a DJ booth. Whether it's the recording studio, the café, or the 3D printer, Vaughan's newest public library was designed to flip the typical library on its head. "People who come in this facility, one of the first comments is usually, 'this is nothing like the library that I grew up in,'" said Margie Singleton, CEO of Vaughan Public Libraries, during a tour of the facility this week for CBC's Our Toronto.
The grand Crystal Ballroom of Victoria's Empress Hotel is the venue for a grand auction Saturday. The 733 items in the Ross Estate auction are the personal treasures of Anne-Lee Ross, who died in 2007. Peter Boyle, the president of Lunds Auctioneer & Appraisers Ltd. told All Points West guest host David Lennam the preview has attracted many curious inquirers.
The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was "startled" when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. The writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, continued her testimony Saturday in a court case over the article. University administrator Nicole Eramo has sued the magazine for $7.8 million, claiming the article made her its "chief villain" and was defamatory.
Melika Popp was surprised to see her birth mother's last name on a poster on Facebook for the 80th birthday party for Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Senator Luke Nanaquetung.
The guest list for Ryan Merritt's upcoming wedding could be growing. Cleveland's rookie pitcher has made a lot of new friends. A most improbable October hero for the Indians, Merritt has been overwhelmed by the generous outpouring from some Cleveland fans for sending wedding gifts to him and his fiancee, Sarah, after the 24-year-old pitched so well in the AL pennant-clinching victory over Toronto on Wednesday.
A woman was hit by a car and killed on busy stretch of West Hunt Club Road on Friday night. The 26-year-old woman had no vital signs when paramedics responded to the intersection of West Hunt Club Road and Sunderland Street just after 9 p.m. One of the people working at a nearby car dealership Friday night said it was dark and misty at the time of the crash.
Six months ago 57-year-old Simeonie Kunnuk was a different man.
Sat, Oct 22: One man is dead after an early morning shooting in Streetsville. As Erica Vella reports, a secondary scene could be connected to the fatal shooting.
Originally, the renovations to the former post office on Central Street were only going to involve the first two floors, but raising the fundraising goal from $1.5 million up to $2.5 million means the third floor will also be converted into usable space. - MORE P.E.I. NEWS | Take it outside: 6 fun things to do this week on P.E.I.
Rick Wanless had been riding horses for most of his life when one of his steeds knocked him over in an incident that taught him a lesson he's now using to help those who helped him.
Classic rock blasts from the speakers as Davey Elmhurst enters the ring, wearing a fur vest with fringe. He's got long hair and a mustache. Elmhurst is a Nanaimo, B.C.-based wrestler with Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW). Elmhurst has played at least four different wrestling characters over the years, and the "King of the Yukon" is just the latest. He has no personal connection to Yukon, but says it makes a good story.
A young man is recovering in hospital after a stabbing on Granville Street early Saturday morning.
A difference of opinion between a Harvard University professor and the Newfoundland and Labrador government is being pushed to the top ranks of the Ivy league university. Minister of Environment Perry Trimper on Friday released a copy of a letter he sent to the president of Harvard, asking Drew Faust to clear up the confusion. At issue is whether a professor of environmental science and engineering, Elsie Sunderland, has agreed to participate in future research involving soil sampling to measure methylmercury levels in the Muskrat Falls reservoir.
Protesters have broken through a gate at the Muskrat Falls work site in central Labrador, marching with flags and occupying the area Saturday afternoon. Protesters have been calling for the clearing of all vegetation at the Muskrat Falls reservoir prior to initial flooding which Nalcor, the crown company behind the megaproject, has said to expect by the end of this month. At around 2:30 p.m. AT, a group of about 60 protesters broke through the gate, with about 200 more remaining at the gate.
A man is dead and two locations are being probed after a pair of shootings in Mississauga Saturday morning. Peel Police say that just before 4 a.m. they received numerous 9-1-1 calls about a disturbance at Queen Street South and Thomas Street. About 30 minutes later, police and paramedics were called to the scene of a shooting 2.5 kilometres away at a gas station.