Turkey signalled Tuesday it would step up its engagement in the Syrian war, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels massed along the border to assault one of the last Syrian frontier towns held by Islamic State militants. Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusolgu pledged "every kind" of support for operations against IS along a 100-kilometre (62-mile) stretch of Syrian frontier, putting the NATO member on track for a confrontation with U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have been the most effective force against IS and who are eyeing the same territory. Cavusolgu said Turkey would support twin operations stretching from the Syrian town of Afrin in the northwest, which is already controlled by Kurdish forces, to Jarablus, in the central north, which is held by the Islamic State group.
Last week, Sadie Elledge waited on a woman and her boyfriend at Jess’ Lunch in downtown Harrisonburg. After Elledge rang up their order, the couple signed the receipt and left the restaurant. Elledge was born in the Untied States and is of Honduran and Mexican descent.
Sarnia, Ont., Mayor Mike Bradley is frustrated with the cost of Sunday's massive rescue from the St. Clair River of 1,500 American partiers who were washed ashore in his southwestern Ontario city by high winds Sunday. This year, strong winds almost immediately blew the Americans across the river to Canada. "Don't land in Canada," the site proclaims.
The Wilson family is spending each day as if it's the last for three-year-old Tanner. Tanner's mother, Leeanne, still doesn't fully understand the diagnosis her son received just a few weeks ago, but she knows Leigh syndrome is breaking down her son's central nervous system. Leeanne said Tanner had always been a healthy boy, but when he was two, he started going downhill.
A group of African Nova Scotia churches is calling for a boycott of Sobeys after the grocer appealed a human rights decision that found one of its employees used racial profiling to target a black customer. The racial profiling incident at the grocery store chain's Tantallon store in 2009 wasn't isolated, said Rev. Lennett Anderson, moderator of the African United Baptist Association of Nova Scotia. "This isn't just a Tantallon reality," Anderson said following a weekend meeting where the boycott motion was passed by representatives of 19 churches, whose members number in the tens of thousands.
Jillian O'Connor coos and laughs as she cuddles 18-month-old Declan in her arms. "He's an amazing baby," says O'Connor, whose son was born in 2015 while she was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for terminal breast cancer that had spread to her bones and liver. The cancer has spread to her brain, requiring a round of radiation treatment that may or may not stop its progress.
It's also difficult because the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which includes Fort McMurray, will be closing a temporary trailer park at Abraham's Landing in the north end of the city that for months has been home to displaced fire evacuees. It also amended a bylaw to accommodate more RVs in town.
Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans up and down the ballot. "Typically you see the nominee lift everyone up," said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of Trump's defeated primary rivals. The state features a critical Senate race this year, but Trump has all but ignored the Ohio state party.
The body of 18-year-old Valérie Leblanc was found by students in the woods behind Cégep de l'Outaouais on Aug. 23, 2011, a few days after she disappeared on her first day of school. Leblanc's homicide has remain unsolved, despite the hundreds of tips that have been called in to police over the years. Gatineau police issued a sketch of a male witness in the months following Leblanc's death, and investigators said they still want to speak with that person.
Mon, Aug 22: Filming of Stephen King’s big-budget horror classic “It” has been extended another week, and now Mayor John Tory has gotten involved. Peter Kim reports.
Officials in Banff National Park say deterring wildlife from becoming conditioned to human food is top of mind, after nine bears had to be killed in the Revelstoke area in a one-week period. A bumper crop of berries has kept bears fed and away from the town of Banff, but park officials say it won't be long before that food source is spent. Town manager Robert Earl estimates Banff issues fewer than six warnings a year to people leaving waste around, but says there is the odd charge.
With the party over in Rio, Calgary will begin in earnest this month to explore the possibility of bidding to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. “We’re hoping that will be underway within the next 10 days,” says Doug Mitchell, chairman of the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority. A final report to Calgary city council with a recommendation is expected in about 14 months.
Alberta's already record deficit is projected to grow by more than $500 million, due mainly to the financial impact of the May wildfires in Fort McMurray, according to the province's latest quarterly update.
Federal prosecutors have determined that they won't file charges against a police officer who fatally shot a man who defied orders by stepping out of a car during a traffic stop with his hands raised. The December 2014 shooting of Jerame Reid in Bridgeton was captured on a patrol car's dashboard camera. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced Monday that an investigation by his office determined there was insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges.
The owner of a small dog killed by another family's pet wants her neighbours to know there's a dog in the area that's capable of unprovoked attacks — but the owner of that dog said she's taking steps to improve his behaviour and she doesn't want him deemed dangerous. Carolina Fridman said she was walking Snoopy, her five-year-old Bichon Frise-Shih Tzu cross, in Linden Woods when a Labrador retriever ran up from behind them and grabbed the 12-pound dog in its jaws. "I grabbed that dog by the collar.
Two brothers from Dollard-des-Ormeaux charged with immigration fraud, Rajinder and Resham Singh, appeared briefly in a Montreal courtroom Tuesday morning.The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) arrested the two men in May.They're each facing three charges:
When CBC P.E.I. reported on a man who walked across a slackline at Basin Head wharf, the story drew one question — what is Superman doing in the background? The man in the superhero suit is Nathan Burke, a friend of Matthew DesRoches — the man who walked the slackline. "He's the one that kind of pushed me to do crazy ideas," said DesRoches.
On the edge of a boat off this coastal village, Michael Rutzen stubs his cigarette into a soda can and stares pensively out to sea. Extensive research by Rutzen and his marine biologist partner, Sara Andreotti, has found that great whites off the South African coast are rapidly heading for extinction. Rutzen phones one of his spotters, who has been searching for hours.
The criminal complaints filed in Mobile County District Court do not allege in what order Derrick Dearman used the weapons or elaborate on the nature of the slayings in the rural home Saturday. On Monday, as he was led to jail in shackles, Dearman professed his love for the estranged girlfriend whose family and friends were massacred and blamed the killings on drugs. Speaking with reporters as he was escorted to jail by deputies in Mobile, Alabama, Derrick Dearman said Monday that he was on methamphetamine when he went to the house, located at the end of a dead-end dirt road.
Two trains are travelling in opposite directions, one headed eastbound at 48 kilometres per hour and another westbound at 80 kilometres per hour, before sideswiping each other at a railway crossover in midtown Toronto. Why did the westbound train operator see the stop signal so late? It's a key point in the investigation into a Canadian Pacific train derailment that spilled 1,100 litres of diesel fuel near the residential Annex neighbourhood early Sunday morning.
Dawson City, Yukon, fire chief Jim Regimbal, fired in March and then re-instated in June, says his overtime billings were behind his dismissal. He said a town bylaw stipulates that managers are not entitled to claim overtime, but his position, the protective services manager, is the exception. Andre Larabie, the town manager, is leaving his job after one year in the position.
For three years now, Dustin Main has been hoping to build a tiny house — a small, secondary home — on a lot that his family already owns a house on in Saskatoon. Neither Saskatoon nor Regina allows tiny houses. "What we're hoping is that stuff will change because these tiny houses on wheels, when it comes down to it, aren't very RV-like anyway," Main insisted.
Mon, Aug 22: Toronto police say the fatal shooting of a man in a downtown Toronto condominium garage was targeted. John Ignagni, 33, was found with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene Sunday night. Ashley Carter has the story.
More than 100 Surrey residents are anxiously waiting to learn when they will be able to return home after a four-alarm fire tore through an apartment complex late Saturday night. Speaking with host Stephen Quinn on The Early Edition, Surrey City Councillor Bruce Hayne said many of the displaced residents are currently living out of hotel rooms around the city. An emergency meeting was held Sunday afternoon for residents displaced by the fire to connect them with social services.
The RCMP are on the lookout for loud vehicles across P.E.I., looking for vehicles with non-regulation exhaust pipes, particularly motorcycles. RCMP announced in the spring that they would be targeting excessive motorcycle noise this year. Sgt. Leanne Butler, operations supervisor at Queen's detachment, said there will be a day later this week when officers will be specifically on the lookout for loud vehicles.
The first web page was created by Tim-Berners Lee, a British scientist at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, located on the French-Swiss border near Geneva. Some time later, Aug. 23, 1991, was named "Internaut Day," which is now celebrated annually to recognize the launch of the World Wide Web ... although Berners-Lee is not sure why that date was chosen. Berners-Lee later developed a working prototype web server and browser on a powerful computer made by NeXT inc., a company started by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.