Veteran Liberal MP Mauril Belanger's funeral has ended with mourners singing a rousing, gender-neutral rendition of O Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former governor general Michaelle Jean were among those who spoke during the funeral service at Ottawa's magnificent Notre-Dame Basilica. Trudeau said generations of Canadians to come won't necessarily know Belanger's name, but they'll be honouring his commitment to inclusion and equality every time they sing O Canada.
It was an heirloom painting that hung in her family home and was on its way as a wedding gift to her nephew, but now Judith Putter says UPS has thrown it in the garbage. The painting by the late Alicia Popoff, a well-known abstract painter from Saskatchewan, was purchased by Putter's parents about 28 years ago. When Putter's nephew, Jeremy, got engaged about five years ago it was promised as his wedding present.
Up until a few days ago, business was "absolutely terrible" at John McMillan's little fish and chips shop in Lethbridge, Alta. "I had a few drinks the night before and I was feeling like some grease," Colin Ross told the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.
A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother of two from Lakewood, Colorado, jumped in to rescue her son. Officials with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which encompasses the 186-mile-long lake along the Utah-Arizona border, said the boy was in stable condition and flown to a hospital about 200 miles away in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a precaution.
A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighbouring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days. Adrienne Williams, 37, was found guilty of third-degree murder, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse in the death of Adrionna Williams. Prosecutors contend the Wilkinsburg woman asphyxiated Adrionna before leaving the girl's body in a wooded area of Swissvale in June 2015.
To say it's been a full house at Ciera Kozak's place this week would be an understatement. On Wednesday, she took possession of eleven sugar gliders she says were abandoned by their owner at Edmonton International Airport, because they didn't have the proper paperwork to be put on a flight. Since then, the owner has contacted the airline, Kozak and Alberta SPCA, saying he wants the animals back.
Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November. In an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," the Democratic presidential nominee kept up her verbal assault on Trump's campaign, asserting it is built on "prejudice and paranoia" and caters to a radical fringe of the Republican Party. Clinton is looking to counter Trump's attempts to win over moderate voters who have been unsettled by some of his remarks and policy proposals.
A pair of Vancouver businesses say steep rental prices have wiped out their pool of potential employees. Patrick Mercer has worked in the service industry for nearly two decades. In the last six months, Mercer has experienced the worst labour shortage he's ever seen.
A police officer who knocked on the door of a suspected drunk driver six years ago violated the man's charter rights, so he must be found "not guilty," Saskatchewan's highest court says. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently ruled on the case of John Scott Rogers, who was acquitted of impaired driving at provincial court but was later ordered to stand trial again. A provincial court judge initially said knocking on someone's door while looking for evidence can be considered an unconstitutional search, violating charter-protected privacy rights, so the evidence had to be thrown out.
Bob Stamp is fed up with early morning banging and clanging by his house, and it finally led to a confrontation. The Mount Pearl man says waste management company GFL makes a racket emptying a garbage bin near his house as early as four in the morning — three hours earlier than the city's noise bylaw allows — a few days a week. It's been happening for three years, he said, and he's not getting any help from Mount Pearl's municipal enforcement officers.
Residents of two North Vancouver neighbourhoods are puzzled about bags of brown 'goo' that have been strewn across their streets. "It's pretty gross," said Brian Gardiner, who kept one of the bags to examine. Gardiner says he's seen as many as 15 bags of the mysterious substance in his neighbourhood.
If you're under 15 years old and you live in the town of Bruderheim, you'll have to be home by 11 p.m. — or your parents could get in trouble. According to a new curfew bylaw that came into effect on July 6, parents can be fined up to $100 if their children are out in public late at night without supervision. Derrick Koller said to date there have been no infractions.
When 22-year-old Matthew Sharp was swept 90-metres down the middle of a fast-flowing Alaskan river Wednesday, the ensuing rush of adrenaline at first kept the underlying pain at bay.
By Ethan Lou TORONTO (Reuters) - A Toronto bank robber known as the "fake beard bandit" was charged with three counts of first-degree murder after three people were killed in a crossbow attack in the city's east end, police in Canada's largest city said on Friday. Brett Ryan, 35, who appeared in court briefly on Friday, was arrested in 2008 for committing robberies in disguise, police said. Property records showed that the house where the three were killed was in the name of Susan and William Ryan, 66 and 65 years old, respectively.
Parks Canada is warning anyone on the trails in Banff to carry bear spray after a number of tourists were followed up the popular Johnston Canyon trail Tuesday night by a grizzly. "It's unusual to have a bear use that trail [because] it's very, very busy," Parks Canada conservation manager Bill Hunt told CBC News. Hunt says about 20 people had to scramble to get out of the animal's way, and not one was carrying bear spray.
Community Forest International is taking the winning plans from its sustainable cabin competition and building an affordable, off the grid tiny home in the woods of South Branch. Shamus Griffith is the group's green builder in residence and he's responsible for putting the plans into action.
Fri, Aug 26: Sarah Bolt of Whitby, Ont. says she got a surprise when her bank froze her account without warning. As Sean O'Shea reports, the decision tied up her child support.
When the woman asked the man what he was doing, police say he pointed the replica handgun at her. RCMP subsequently arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him with assault with a weapon and using a firearm in the commission of an offence. Replica handguns are prohibited in Canada and they cannot be sold or given to an individual.
A northern Alberta municipality is in emergency mode after a suspected computer hack. The Municipal District of the Opportunity No. 17 is concerned all its files were accessed, including personal and financial information, according to a public notice released by the municipality. "We just unplugged everything and cut ourselves off from the outside world," said Deborah Juch, the municipality's manager of legislative services.
An Island man says he had an unnerving experience after an object broke the outer pane of glass on his flight from Charlottetown to Montreal.
If you've ever driven on highways in the Northwest Territories, you'll know that bumps and dips are a way of life — but the territorial government says they may have found a solution. Over the past four years, the Government of the Northwest Territories has been testing sections of road on Highway 3 between Behchoko and Yellowknife, using numerous methods in an attempt to combat abnormalities on highways caused each year by melting permafrost. "All of them are performing as our scientists predicted," said Kevin McLeod, the director of highway and marine services for the territory, "and there's one that's performing better than we wanted.
Since it's National Dog Day, here's a look at some facts and pups from Calgary.
Most people won't think of the SkyTrain as the most romantic spot in Vancouver, but for some, Cupid's arrow hits them where they least expect it. Jeff and Nathaly Nairn met on a train as they rode the Canada Line three years ago.
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.
Fri, Aug 26: A 35-year-old Toronto man made a brief court appearance in connection with the deaths of three people in a suspected crossbow attack. Brett Ryan has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Christina Stevens reports.
There will be no more pub crawls or tours allowed by student organizations according to an email sent by the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus administration on Thursday. Pub crawls on the UNB campus generally consisted of groups of people going to different bars and clubs on a timeline, starting at one bar and then leaving as a group to go to another. The email was written by Shirley Cleave, the associate VP Academic, and states the reasons behind the banning of pub crawls has to do with lack of insurance coverage, the risk involved, and the liability of other universities not permitting pub crawls either.