Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all co-operation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. Kerry's warning came in a telephone call Wednesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the State Department said, describing the latest U.S. ultimatum in Syria's 5 1/2 -year conflict. Many have gone unfulfilled, including President Barack Obama's declaration that the U.S. would take military action if Syrian President Bashar Assad crossed the "red line" of using chemical weapons.
Amid his ongoing divorce from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has confirmed that he will not be attending the premiere of his latest film, Voyage of Time. Though the star was scheduled to make an appearance at the screening on Wednesday (Sept. 28), he revealed in a new statement that his priority is to remain "focused on my family."
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday. American Social Bar & Kitchen spokeswoman Dana Rhoden said in an email that Fernandez was there before the accident. The statement did not say whether Fernandez had been drinking or what time he left.
When Ashley Hague stopped receiving text messages from her boyfriend Saturday night, she knew something was wrong. On Saturday just before midnight police in Winkler, Man., were called to Valley Bowling Lanes where they found a man unconscious. The man was Zachary Straughan, 25, from Saskatoon.
The mother of three children killed by a drunk driver in Vaughan, Ont., has penned a heartbreaking Facebook post to mark the one-year anniversary of their deaths in which she suggests that she has been the victim of extortion attempts from people who picked up items from the crash site. Jennifer Neville-Lake lost children Daniel, 9, Harrison, 5, and Milly, 2, as well as her father, Gary Neville, 65, on Sept. 27, 2015, when an SUV driven by Marco Muzzo blew through a stop sign and collided with a minivan carrying the members of the Neville-Lake family. Two other family members, the children's grandmother and her mother, suffered serious injuries in the crash.
A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks. The day after his first general election debate, Trump blamed the moderator and a bad microphone and said he was holding back to avoid embarrassing Clinton. Next time, he threatened, he might get more personal and make a bigger political issue of former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities.
On Friday, Sept. 23, Mark Burnett, 32, and his wife Megan, 33, went to the hospital in Nipawin, Sask., about 267 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. "From there they worked on Megan and they were able to give birth to the baby. Megan unfortunately did not make it," said Daniel Kasun, a close friend of the family. "It was surreal to get news like that, and it immediately goes to 'okay, what type of supports can we give to both Mark and Mark and Megan's families and move forward from there', is really where my mind went," Kasun told CBC News.
NDP housing critic David Eby is once again calling for changes to the tax system after compiling new data on land titles in Vancouver.
If you think all a realtor does is put a sign on your lawn and wait for buyers to show up, there's probably a lot you don't know about the home-selling process. RE/MAX's Mike Zuccato sets the record straight.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, brought one of her favourite coats along on the royal tour of Canada, changing into the recycled, emerald-green trench coat for her arrival in Yukon. The royal dressed warmly to combat the chilly weather, waving to the crowds as she and Prince William stepped off the aeroplane. The royal looked effortlessly stylish in the Hobbs 'Persephone' trench coat, which she first wore to a St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot back in 2014.
A former exotic dancer in St. John's says she doesn't accept the defence of Joel North — a private radio host who left his job after he told a woman she'd do better by stripping online. "He can't say, 'oh no, I was really being the white-knight of the strippers, and I was actually the one being so kind and so good-hearted here," Michelle Keep, who is also a volunteer with the St. John's Status of Women Council, said. North, a DJ on Coast 101.1, tweeted a message to a woman broadcasting herself playing video games last week, telling her she'd get more viewers if she was stripping.
The Canadians edged Team Europe with a 3-1 win in Game 1 of the best-of-three World Cup of Hockey final. This was probably Canada's worst performance of the World Cup, an error-prone effort with little of the speed, precision or all-out control that defined earlier victories. Shots were 32-31 for Canada at even-strength, a slight advantage over a vastly inferior opponent.
The Surrey Fire Service is demanding answers after firefighters were left to care for victims of a car crash for nearly four hours on Monday before paramedics arrived. If you put yourself in the patients' position, it would've been very uncomfortable," says Surrey Fire Service assistant chief Chris Keon. Two people had possible back injuries, and firefighters stabilized them while waiting for ambulance crews to arrive.
A Yellowknife woman with multiple sclerosis suffered a "humiliating experience" and was discriminated against by the N.W.T. legislative assembly when she raised concerns about the building's lack of automatic door openers, only to become trapped in a bathroom two years later partly because an opener still hadn't been installed. The assembly has widened doors, added companion seating for people in wheelchairs, and made sure some seats in the public gallery remain open for those with crutches.
Passengers who accompanied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his first two international trips were apparently well fed. The government has revealed, in response to a written question by the Conservatives, that the cost of food and beverages supplied aboard a government Airbus used for the trips amounted to just over $1,300 per person.
There were some tense moments at the Walmart parking lot in Cochrane Tuesday as a stroller was struck in a hit-and-run incident, police said in a release. Police say a mother had parked her vehicle and was unloading her child and stroller at about 12:50 p.m.
Doug Romanik has owned the hotel on Fort Street near Portage Avenue for more than two decades. Romanik received a letter from Winnipeg's standing policy committee on property and development, heritage and downtown development in February stating that his building would be assessed for its heritage value. "They showed up, did their walk through," said Romanik.
A study suggests hungry grizzly bears drawn to bountiful berry crops in southeastern British Columbia are dying in disturbing numbers. The fruit the grizzlies want to eat is in the same Elk Valley area where lots of people live and work, so bears end up being hit by vehicles and trains or being killed by hunters and poachers. Clayton Lamb, a University of Alberta researcher, said the combination of great habitat and human activity has captured the grizzlies in what amounts to an ecological trap.
The Manitoba Human Rights Commission is investigating a complaint about a woman with Alzheimer's being told by her condominium board that she can no longer keep her specially trained dog. Donna Davidson's son Murray says he trained the Sheltie named Kaos to lead his mother to and from her husband's care home. Murray Davidson says the dog has been registered with Service Dogs of Canada along with a doctor's note stating the necessity of his mother having the animal.
In a report released Sept. 22, the department's office of foreign assets control says it has designated the Vancouver-based company PacNet Group "a significant trans-national criminal organization" involved in processing, and profiting from, payments linked to mail scams. Boivin is the director of Accu-Rate, an Ottawa-based foreign exchange company and an affiliate of PacNet. Accu-Rate lists its corporate office at 2573 Carling Ave. It also has a currency exchange booth at the World Exchange Plaza in downtown Ottawa.
Catholic school trustee Fulvio Valentinis wants all secondary school students to have equal access to buses.
Duchess Kate and Price William are spending their only night of the tour away from Prince George and Princess Charlotte on Tuesday (Sept. 27), and they're definitely getting the royal - or rather presidential - treatment. The British royals will enjoy the Coast High Country Inn's presidential suite and the dining experience that comes along with it. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to the Yukon territory onTuesday marks the only night of their eight-day royal tour of Canada that they will spend apart from their young children.
Aquaculture company Marine Harvest Canada has filed a lawsuit against activist and independent biologist Alexandra Morton for allegedly trespassing on three of their salmon farms on the B.C. coast last month. Morton spent the summer visiting salmon farms — uninvited — aboard the R/V Martin Sheen owned by the group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, looking for a controversial virus prevalent in salmon farms. In the lawsuit, Marine Harvest alleges she and others trespassed on their Glacier Falls, Midsummer Island and Sonora Island operations without permission and intentionally tampered with the equipment.
The black man killed by Charlotte police had a restraining order filed against him a year ago when he threatened to kill his wife and her son with a gun, according to court documents obtained Tuesday. Keith Scott's wife filed the order on Oct. 5, saying that law enforcement officers who encounter him should be aware that he "carries a 9mm black" gun.
The call to British military security forces came early in the morning, shortly after 1 a.m., and could not be ignored. The source didn't know the details of the plan, but warned that Gen. Evelyn Barker would be attacked on the brief journey between his home in Jerusalem and his office at British headquarters. The assailants were militant Jews from the Stern Gang, determined to drive the British from the land in their bid for Jewish sovereignty.
Derm Molloy is fighting a battle over a swath of birch trees near his cabin in central Newfoundland that he thought he won nineteen years ago. Molloy's cabin sits near Home Pond, about 35 kilometres north of Gander. In 1997 Molloy asked the company to spare the birch trees — and it agreed, setting up a birch reserve.