• Progressive Conservative leadership race: Blaine Higgs leads after 1st ballot

    Former finance minister Blaine Higgs is leading after the first ballot in the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick leadership race.

  • What the WikiLeaks emails show, and why they haven't sunk Clinton

    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.

  • Calgary mother who broke baby's bones over 12-month period gets 2 years in prison

    For breaking her baby's jaw, elbow and rib, a Calgary mother will almost certainly spend less than two years behind bars. Originally charged with four counts of aggravated assault, the woman pleaded guilty to a single count on Friday afternoon. A joint submission of a two year prison sentence was proposed by Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik and defence lawyer Shamsher Kothari, and accepted by Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf.

  • After the death of her 2-year-old, Mississauga mom urges everyone to get their flu shot

    When Jill Promoli put her son down for a nap last May, she had no idea that he would never wake up again. Two-year-old Jude had a low-grade fever, so Promoli was making sure he and his twin brother Thomas had a quiet day at their home in Mississauga. When Promoli came back to the room, only Thomas jumped up to greet her.

  • 2 students hit crossing Nanaimo highway, both in critical condition

    Two foreign exchange students are in critical condition after they were hit last night crossing a busy, wet and slippery Nanaimo B.C. highway on a red light, police said. Nanaimo RCMP say the 15-year-old female and 17-year-old male were hit in a crosswalk on the Island Highway near Mostar Road. Both are in critical condition in hospital.

  • Joshua Briere stabbed to death in 16th homicide of 2016

    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.

  • Muslim parents demand answers from York board about principal's Facebook posts

    Parents and students are demanding answers from the York Region District School Board about an investigation into Facebook posts by an elementary school principal that they say are offensive to Muslims. In an email to CBC News, York Region District School Board trustee Billy Pang confirmed an investigation has taken place, saying board staff "have investigated and followed up on the matter," but because it is of "a personnel nature" he said he is not in a position to share any details.

  • Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in NYC war on rats

    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 .

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  • Suspended driver owing more than $10K in fines has vehicle seized

    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.

  • Meet wrestling's fur-clad, beer-swilling 'King of the Yukon'

    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.

  • Petition to Parliament calls for end to automatic citizenship to end 'birth tourism'

    The petition was presented in Parliament this week by B.C. Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Alice Wong. Wong said the issue is "significant" in her riding of Richmond Centre, as well as other large cities like Toronto and Calgary.

  • Trudeau predicts Liberals will beat the odds in Alberta byelection

    Justin Trudeau made the bold prediction in his opening address Friday at the federal Liberal Party’s Ontario wing convention in Niagara Falls, Ont. Trudeau’s visit was an effort to boost the chances of Liberal candidate Stan Sakamoto, a local businessman. “After seeing such a warm reception for Stan in the riding, I know that this is one we can win,” Trudeau told Liberal delegates.

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  • Gretzky books contain bogus autographs

    Fri, Oct 21: Global News has discovered that a large quantity of Wayne Gretzky's new book shipped by Chapters Indigo do not contain the authentic autograph promised to customers. As Sean O'Shea reports, the retailer says this has never happened before and it's working with the publisher on finding a solution.

    Global News
  • Daughter of man in The Piano Guys missing in Oregon

    The 21-year-old daughter of one of men in the Utah-based music group The Piano Guys has been reported missing and may have gotten injured or lost on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, authorities say. Anna Schmidt, the daughter of The Piano Guys' Jon Schmidt, was last seen Sunday, Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said. Anna moved to Portland from Salt Lake City in July.

    The Canadian Press
  • Vancouver child soldier survivor creates foundation for change in Sierra Leone

    Fazineh Keita's reality was much different growing up during the civil war in Sierra Leone. "What we want is to not only rehabilitate child soldiers or people who grew up as child soldiers, but we want to give them skills-training and therapy," said Keita. Keita was eight when he was forced to become a child soldier during the decade long civil war that ravaged the country.

  • Universal Helicopters 'not taking sides' in Muskrat Falls protest: CEO

    Universal Helicopters' president and CEO says the company needs to honour its contracts. The helicopter company has been flying workers in and out of the Muskrat Falls site this week, but some have questioned why the company – which is owned primarily by the Nunatsiavut government – would help bypass a protest at the site's gate. "Universal Helicopters is not taking sides in this dispute," Shane Cyr, the company's president and CEO, told CBC.

  • Province uncertain over covered bridge's future as repairs continue

    Work to restore the decking on a 104-year-old covered bridge in Quispamsis was supposed to end this week, but the province is admitting it still doesn't know when the bridge will reopen. Hammond River Bridge #2 was damaged when contractor Gary McKinney drove his 13-tonne excavator onto the 12 tonne limit bridge. The excavator crashed through the floorboards on Oct. 5, and is still on the riverbank.

  • Wally Buono: 'Stupidity' hampering slumping Lions with Eskimos up next

    Wally Buono's explanation for the B.C. Lions' recent failings is simple. Last weekend's defeat to Winnipeg at home was especially tough to swallow. The Lions blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter thanks to their fifth and six turnovers of the evening — an ill-advised interception from quarterback Jonathon Jennings with under three minutes to play and a fumble by kick returner Chris Rainey after the Blue Bombers tied the score that set up the winning field goal.

    The Canadian Press
  • Grand estate auction fills Victoria ballroom

    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.

  • Nintendo Switch hopes to succeed where Wii U sputtered

    The logo for Nintendo's new gaming machine — two joysticks arranged into an image resembling a yin-yang — represents an important shift for the company. The Nintendo Switch, announced Thursday morning, aims to merge the 127-year-old company's dual home and portable platforms into a single, harmonious entity. Miniature remotes with joysticks and buttons, called Joy-Con controllers, attach to either side of the tablet or can be used like two Wii remotes.

  • Acquittal of cross-border beer shopper still stands

    New Brunswick's cross-border beer bust case could be headed for the Supreme Court of Canada. The New Brunswick Court of Appeal has ruled it will not hear the province's appeal of the acquittal of Gerard Comeau of Tracadie. Comeau was charged with exceeding the limit on beer and liquor that can be brought into New Brunswick from another province when he imported 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from Quebec.

  • Why did he show the videos? The mystery still surrounding the Jian Ghomeshi story

    Fri, Oct 21: A new book on the Jian Ghomeshi scandal by Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan looks at the former CBC radio star’s dating history. Alan Carter has more.

    Global News
  • Subsidized homes to be inspected after CO leak sends family of 6 to hospital

    Nearly 130 properties managed by Capital Region Housing are under scrutiny after a broken furnace leaked and sent a family of six to hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. "This occurring is quite rare," said Greg Dewling, executive director of Capital Region Housing.

  • Author of retracted rape story defends relying on 'Jackie'

    The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman so credible, highlighting the emotion and level of detail with which she spoke during their interactions. Rolling Stone is on trial for Sabrina Rubin Erdely's 2014 story "A Rape on Campus," which tells the harrowing story of a woman identified only as "Jackie," who claimed she was brutally gang raped by seven men at the University of Virginia. A police investigation later found no evidence to back up Jackie's claims.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Overwhelmed' Nova Scotia deportee's new battle: health care funding

    A woman facing deportation to Britain will be detained for another 30 days, while advocates work to secure private health care funding they hope will enable her to be free as she fights to stay in the country she has called home since she was eight years old. The 33-year-old mother of four young daughters, who was born in England but left at the age of eight when her parents moved to Ontario, only became aware that she was not a Canadian citizen following a recent drug conviction and incarceration. The Canada Border Services Agency looked into her status while she was in custody, discovering that her parents and several foster care families that took her in at the age of 11 failed to secure her Canadian citizenship.

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