• Family in fatal crash was moving back to Fort McMurray, friends say

    A woman killed with her sister in a horrific highway crash near Myrnam was in the midst of moving back to Fort McMurray with her two sons and their dog, grieving friends say. Alana Yeo Wenger, 37, of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Amy Wenger, 32, of Victoria, B.C., died Wednesday when their northbound SUV was broadsided by a westbound semi-truck at the intersection of Highway 881 and Highway 45, 170 kilometres east of Edmonton. Alana Yeo Wenger was driving the SUV.

  • DIVIDED AMERICA: Seeing options shrinking, white men ask why

    Donald Trump is presidential and successful. By the time the 16th caller reaches the air, Rick Roberts' show has reached an impassioned crescendo of anger and lamentation. Roberts, WBAP's bearded, rodeo-roping, husky-voiced host, has heard enough.

    The Canadian Press
  • Accused killer makes another confession

    Debbie Doonanco confessed to killing her ex-husband during a hushed conversation in a hospital bathroom, her former friend testified at Doonanco's murder trial in St. Paul, Alta., Thursday. Koreen Doonanco, the wife of Debbie's first cousin, told the jury she questioned the 54-year-old retired school teacher when she visited her at the hospital in Bonnyville, Alta. "Did you do something bad?" Koreen Doonanco recalled asking.

  • Mother cries seeing her autistic son bond with service dog

    For one mother of a child with autism, the arrival of her son’s new service dog brought profound joy and relief. In a post published on Oct. 18 on the show’s Facebook page, the mother in question can be seen crying with her hand to her face as her son leans casually against the sleeping dog named Tornado.

    Good News
  • IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight

    Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul. At least 13 workers, including four Iranians, were killed when IS militants stormed a power plant north of Kirkuk and then blew themselves up. A local TV reporter was killed by a sniper while covering the clashes in Kirkuk city, which were still raging after sundown.

    The Canadian Press
  • Pictures of the week: Sculptures, storms and sunsets

    Our pick of the best images from the last seven days.

    Matilda Long
  • Alberta restaurant rewards woman for not drinking and driving

    Paula Grzelak-Schultz didn’t expect to be recognized for walking home from the pub after a few drinks, but when she went to pick up her car the next morning, she found that her responsible decision had been noticed. It all started when Grzelak-Schultz had spent some time at Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar in Sherwood Park, Alta. After consuming wine, the woman decided it would be best to walk home instead of driving. “Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight.

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  • Edmonton lawyer who smuggled meth into remand centre off to prison after appeal fails

    In September, Justin Sidhu was sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling six grams of methamphetamine into the remand centre. Sidhu's lawyer, Peter Royal, argued before the Court of Appeal that the trial judge misapplied the concept of reasonable doubt. This is a very sad situation where a young lawyer destroyed his career for no good reason.

  • Dog stuck at bottom of well for 27 days has 'a real zest for life'

    A dog trapped for nearly a month in an old well is recovering after the amazing ordeal. "This dog, Bruno, had a real zest for life and will to live," John Billesberger said a few days after his dog, a Labrador retriever, was found at the muddy bottom of a long-forgotten well which was about three metres deep. John and Cindy Billesberger, who live on a farm in the Estevan, Sask., area, have three retrievers.

  • Peel Police say videos show street racing caused fatal Brampton crash

    Thu, Oct 20: Police are looking to speak to a person of interest they believe was engaged in a race along Bovaird Drive with Callisto Mendonca on Thanksgiving night before the crash. Mark Carcasole reports.

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  • Philippine president announces separation from US

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony. The rapprochement between the two Asia nations could widen a political rift between the United States and the Philippines, whose recently elected leader has made no secret of its antipathy for America and ordered an end to joint manoeuvrs between their militaries. "Your honours , in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military and economics also," Duterte said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Sheen's 'Wild Thing' will not make pitch in World Series

    Wild Thing will have to stay in the bullpen during the World Series. While actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie "Major League" offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games, Major League Baseball said the choices have already been made. A spokesman told the AP on Friday that MLB has worked with the Indians to identify "former franchise greats" to throw out the first pitch for the games in Cleveland.

    The Canadian Press
  • Woman facing deportation issues plea to stay in country she considers home

    A young mother facing deportation to the U.K. after spending much of her life in Canada issued a plea Thursday to be allowed to stay in the country she considers home, a day before her strange saga goes before a hearing that may determine her fate. Propped up in a hospital bed and groggy from pain medication, Fliss Cramman said she is terrified of being forced to return to England, where she was born but left at the age of eight when her parents moved to Ontario. The 33-year-old mother of four young daughters, who were all born in Ontario, only became aware that she was not a Canadian citizen following a recent drug conviction and incarceration.

    The Canadian Press
  • Windsor resident denied haircut at barbershop because of gender

    A person in Windsor, Ont. is considering filing a complaint to The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario because her gender prevented her from getting a haircut. Debby Nunes has been going to barbershops for more than two years. Nunes booked an appointment with The Barber's Chair in the Devonshire Mall, but when she showed up along with her partner, they denied her service.

  • Milwaukee cop who fatally shot man charged with sex assault

    A Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August, sparking several nights of unrest, has been charged with sexually assaulting a man the night after the shooting, after they watched coverage of the riots on television at a bar, authorities said Thursday. Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, was arrested Wednesday. The alleged victim, unidentified in a criminal complaint, told police on Aug. 15 that Heaggan-Brown had sexually assaulted him while off duty.

    The Canadian Press
  • Going to Cuba? Leave your drone at home, one Canadian man advises after 13-day lock up

    Chris Hughes loves to travel, but a nearly two-week stay in a Cuban detention centre was not what he planned on when he began his most recent vacation. “I am a successful businessman from Toronto with two locations, and all of my travels are for the thrill and adventure of visiting new places,” Hughes told Yahoo Canada News. Hughes, 38, a Toronto-based photographer and media entrepreneur, was visiting Cuba in September as part of a trip through the Americas, excited to visit and photograph.

    Daily Brew
  • EU leaders lash Russia over Syria but split on sanctions

    European Union leaders pledged early Friday to keep all options open to respond to any atrocities committed by President Bashar Assad's regime and his Russian backers in Syria but stopped short of threatening Moscow with sanctions. Despite strong rhetoric against Russia's military actions in Syria, notably in aiding regime attacks on the besieged city of Aleppo, the leaders failed to agree on a tough joint statement sending a clear message to Moscow that it could face punitive measures. As they debated ways to take a unified approach toward President Vladimir Putin, Russian warships steamed toward the English Channel on their way to the Mediterranean, bound for the waters off Syria, watched by NATO navies.

    The Canadian Press
  • Andre De Grasse trades spikes for books, fulfilling promise to mom

    TORONTO — Andre De Grasse is on a break between classes at the University of Southern California, and for once he has nowhere to be.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jehovah's Witness who died giving birth understood risk of refusing blood, Quebec health minister says

    Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says he has proof a 26-year-old Jehovah's Witness woman who died during childbirth at a hospital near Quebec City understood the risks of refusing a blood transfusion, but insisted one not be performed. Éloïse Dupuis died of a hemorrhage on Oct. 12 at Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis Hospital after giving birth by caesarean section. Barrette said he has "documentation" that shows the patient was "perfectly informed" about the procedure and the risks of refusing blood transfusions, which the Jehovah's Witness faith forbids.

  • Laneway homes remain a rarity in Calgary but this family finds value in theirs

    "So far it's better than we imagined it," Paul said of the extended family's new living arrangement. This style of housing is more common in other cities like Vancouver, which broadly allows and actively encourages the construction of laneway homes, but remains relatively rare in Calgary.

  • No sign teen was on downward spiral before suicide, social worker says

    Kyleigh Crier seemed to be making strides and appeared excited about the future before her suicide, a social worker who had formed a bond with her, told a fatality inquiry Thursday. Rejena Miles wiped away tears as she shared details of her time working with Crier in the six months before her death in an Edmonton group home. At the time, Miles was a social worker with the non-profit agency iHuman, which takes an arts-based approach to helping at-risk youth.

  • Toronto-area duo nabbed in switch of diamond for fake, police probe wider spree

    Police in Saint John, N.B., said Grigori Zaharov, 70, and Natalia Feldman, 44, of Vaughan, Ont., were arrested overnight Thursday outside a condo tower in Vaughan. The pair was sought in an Oct. 7 theft at W. Smith and Co. Fine Jewellers in Saint John. Store owner Wayne Smith said the thieves presented themselves as a couple arguing over how many carats to buy, and then switched a $10,000 diamond with a fake while the salesperson was distracted.

    The Canadian Press
  • Timeline in capsizing of whale-watching boat off Tofino, B.C.

    Oct. 25, 2015: Leviathan II left Tofino at 1:30 p.m. on a whale watching tour, with 24 passengers and three crew members on board. Oct. 27, 2015: Marc Andre Poisson of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said the initial on site investigation finds most of the passengers and crew were on one side of the top deck when wave approached the vessel from the opposite side.

    The Canadian Press
  • Cold Case Files: 44 years later, Ontario police on the hunt for Yvonne Leroux’s killer

    Thu, Oct 20: It’s been a lifetime of questions for the Leroux family after their daughter died in 1972. More than 40 years later, York Regional Police are still on the hunt for the person responsible. Erica Vella has the story.

    Global News
  • Excremental crisis: Who sent UBC philosopher package of poo?

    "It was alarming," says Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, whose wife and fellow UBC philosophy professor Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins received one of the packages this summer. The post didn't mention Leiter, but he apparently saw his name between the lines.



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