• Brad Pitt cancels premiere appearance and issues new statement on divorce

    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."

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  • 'Rounder' from Ontario raped Calgary woman in front of husband in 1995, accused testifies

    A "rounder" from Ontario named Rob repeatedly raped a Calgary woman in her home — including in front of her bound husband — more than two decades ago, Jack Kramer testified in his own defence at his sexual assault trial on Wednesday.

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  • Kate wraps up in one of Sophie Trudeau's favourite Canadian brands

    The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up in style while in the Great White North, stepping out in one of Sophie Trudeau's favourite labels! The grey coat she donned was from Canadian fashion brand Sentaler. During her visit to Carcross on Wednesday, the 34-year-old royal ditched her striking red Carolina Herrera overcoat for a designer brand which is often worn by the Canadian Prime Minister's wife.

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  • Friends rally behind Sask. man after wife dies during childbirth

    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.

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  • As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

    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.

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  • Kiefer Sutherland thinks Julia Roberts calling of their 1991 wedding was 'brave'

    Back in the nineties, Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts were one of Hollywood's biggest power couples - but all that changed when the actress abruptly called off their wedding just two days before it was set to take place. Media speculation ran rampant over the cause, but 25 years later Kiefer has opened up about his relationship with Julia and even praised his former fiancée for calling off the wedding. At the time of their split, Julia caused controversy by quickly starting a new romance with Kiefer's good friend, actor Jason Patric.

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  • Saskatoon woman bitten by police dog can't sue, court rules

    A Saskatoon woman who was bitten by a police dog and arrested even though she didn’t do anything illegal cannot sue for damages, a judge has ruled. In August 2013, Sheila Tataquason, the complainant, was sitting in the backyard of her Avenue H home with a friend, Joshua Desnomie, when she was attacked by a Saskatoon police dog. Saskatoon police were responding to a robbery call in the area at the time and were looking for two suspects, but neither Tataquason nor Desmonie had anything to do with it.

    CBC
  • Tebow homers in 1st at-bat for Mets in instructional debut

    Tim Tebow made a powerful first impression for the New York Mets instructional league. The former NFL quarterback homered on the first pitch he saw Wednesday in his instructional league debut, against the St. Louis Cardinals. "It was fun," said Tebow, who went 1 for 6 and put the ball in play in each plate appearance.

    The Canadian Press
  • A Yellowknife woman's torturous bathroom trip, and ensuing legal battle

    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.

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  • Tory MP says $1,300 per person for food, drink on PM's plane is 'outrageous'

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Gwyneth Paltrow toasts her 44th birthday with a makeup-free selfie

    Gwyneth Paltrow has celebrated her 44th birthday by posting a makeup-free selfie that's floored fans. Comments immediately began pouring in from her fans, who praised the star for embracing her natural beauty, alongside birthday wishes and compliments. It's not the first time that Gwyneth has inspired her followers to embrace the ageing process.

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  • Blackberry exits handheld device business

    Wed, Sep 28: Waterloo-based Blackberry will no longer design and engineer handheld devices. The decision announced Wednesday is the end of an era. Sean O'Shea reports.

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  • Teacher who lost sight after school shooting says she's getting little help

    Charlene Klyne lost her sight after a deadly school shooting in northern Saskatchewan and still has shotgun pellets lodged in her jaw and chest. Klyne was among seven people hurt in the shooting at the high school in La Loche in January. A teacher and a teacher's aide were fatally shot at the school and two brothers were also killed at a nearby home.

    The Canadian Press
  • Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart failure: study

    Commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory painkillers, including ibuprofen, raise the risk of hospital admission for heart failure, a large European study suggests. Several previous studies have linked use of NSAIDs with increased risk of heart failure. More than 92,000 hospital admissions for heart failure in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom were identified and compared with 8.2 million controls of the same age and sex.

    CBC
  • Former exotic dancer not buying Joel North's 'white knight' defence of stripper tweet

    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.

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  • Team Europe head coach Krueger says his squad will play Canada without any fear

    Canada struggled at times in Tuesday's 3-1 victory at Air Canada Centre. Team Europe, anchored by blue-liner Zdeno Chara and forwards Marian Hossa and Anze Kopitar, put some early pressure on Canada and had plenty of opportunities. "We've picked a couple of simple areas that we think we can improve on that I'm not going to mention here today for obvious reasons," Krueger said.

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  • Opaskwayak Cree Nation parents in shock after son contracts pneumonia, dies

    The parents of an 11-year-old boy from Opaskwayak Cree Nation never expected to return home from Winnipeg without him, after he died of complications from pneumonia five days after arriving at the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg.Terrel Kitchekeesik passed away early Sunday morning, after many of his organs had failed and doctors told the family no more could be done."When I get home it's gonna hit me, it's gonna hit me yet, I know that I'm not bringing my baby home no more," said his mother, Sheena Castel, through tears."I don't know what I'm going to do when I don't see my boy at home. ...

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  • Edmonton nightclub employee faces 18 new charges

    A 29-year-old Edmonton nightclub employee accused of three sexual assaults is facing 18 new charges after police began looking for other possible victims. On Aug. 10, Matthew McKnight was charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault and unlawful confinement in relation to three alleged victims. McKnight is expected to appear in court on Nov. 7.

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  • It's breeding time for giant salmon as they swim upstream to breeding grounds

    Giant salmon are swimming through rivers, leaping over rapids and jumping over man-made weirs to head upstream so they can breed. "You see these massive fish swimming through very shallow portions of rapids, so you hear splashing and their tails flailing about," said Cameron Richardson, a project manager with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). "These fish have natal homing, which is still a bit of a scientific mystery, where they return to the exact same streams they hatched in as young fish," Richardson said Wednesday on Metro Morning.

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  • You've never seen a cuter sous chef than Chrissy Teigen's baby Luna

    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's baby girl Luna seems to be living the adage 'like mother, like daughter'! Judging by the model's latest Instagram post, the little one is following in mom's culinary footsteps. The five-month-old made the cutest culinary protégé as she wore a chef's hat to join Chrissy in the kitchen on Tuesday. Chrissy couldn't resist sharing a photo of the sweet moment with her 8.4 million Instagram followers, showing her smiling at her daughter who looks adorable in the oversized hat and a pretty pink dress.

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  • University of Alberta researcher says tight collar removed from injured polar bear

    University of Alberta researchers will no longer collar young polar bears, after a tracking collar was finally removed from a bear that gained notoriety a year ago for an image of its bloodied neck. The male bear was collared years ago by U of A researchers studying polar bear movements within the southern Beaufort Sea. The bear was released and there are no ongoing concerns about its well-being, biological sciences professor Andrew Derocher said.

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  • Law should be enforced at marijuana dispensaries, says Ottawa mayor

    Ottawa's mayor says until the federal government comes out with new legislation to legalize marijuana, Ottawa police should be cracking down on illegal dispensaries. Mathieu Fleury asked staff to look into what the city's by-law and planning departments are doing to shut down illegal marijuana dispensaries, and to consider what other cities are doing about it. Residents are concerned about the growing number of shops in Ottawa, Fleury said.

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  • Ponzi schemer Rashida Samji sentenced to 6 years in prison

    Rashida Samji was found guilty on 14 counts of fraud relating to 284 named investors and companies who were led to believe their money was being invested in a winery's planned expansion to South Africa and South America. Rideout also said Samji used her victims' money to live the kind of comfortable lifestyle she could no longer afford. Samji hooked investors by promising steady, secure returns of up to 12 per cent. In reality, money from new investors was used to pay dividends to old ones.

    CBC
  • Paramedics take 4 hours to respond to accident in Surrey

    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.

    CBC
  • Drug-impaired drivers to face tougher penalties in Ontario starting Oct. 2

    The Ontario government announced Wednesday they are introducing tougher penalties for drivers under the influence of drugs — that match the fines already in place for drunk drivers. 

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