A popular beach along the West Coast of Vancouver Island has been closed as a wolf prowls in the area of the national park. Parks Canada says its staff are trying to restore a balance between wild animals and people at Wickaninnish Beach, following recent wolf attacks earlier this week in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve near Ucluelet, B.C.
Advance voting began Friday in five federal byelections and the prime minister was back on the stump, appearing at an event for the Liberal candidate in an Ottawa-area riding. Justin Trudeau's late afternoon visit to Ottawa-Vanier followed an event Thursday night in a Toronto riding with the Liberal candidate there, the former director of appointments in his office. The Liberals say he has campaigned in every federal byelection since he became party leader in 2013, but the opposition argue that the rules should be different now that he's prime minister.
The man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there, the Persian Gulf country's embassy said. Khalid Masood taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 and again from April 2008 to April 2009, a Saudi Embassy statement released late Friday said. Masood had a work visa during those times, and then he returned for six days in March 2015 on a trip booked through an approved travel agent, the embassy said.
Fri, Mar 24: Travel companies that sold a vacation package, which included a Cuba hotel with little or no running water for more than a week and a half, may be legally liable for doing so. The Travel Industry Council of Ontario, which regulates licenced agencies and tour operators, showed Global News legislation that provides protection for consumers in this kind of situation. Sean O’Shea reports.
A judge says DNA evidence will be allowed at the retrial of a man accused of killing a teenage girl more than three decades ago. Mark Grant is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Candace Derksen. Justice Karen Simonsen, who is hearing the case without a jury, also dismissed a defence request for a stay of proceedings.
A report on mental health and addictions that was two years in the making was finally released to the Newfoundland and Labrador public Friday. The report, called Towards Recovery: A Vision for a Renewed Mental Health Addictions System for Newfoundland and Labrador, was compiled by an all-party committee. It includes 54 recommendations that the committee determined could improve mental health and addictions services across the province.
Arkansas' governor signed a measure Friday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, reinstating a voter ID law that was struck down by the state's highest court more than two years ago. The bill signed by Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson closely mirrors the law enacted by the Legislature in 2013 that was found unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court the following year. The latest law is aimed at addressing the argument by some justices that the 2013 law didn't receive enough votes in the Legislature to be enacted.
A mother and her teenage daughter have been identified as the victims of a murder-suicide in northeastern B.C. last week. Linda Watson, 47, and her daughter Krystina Haggard, 15, were found dead in their home on Saulteau First Nation lands in Moberly Lake, B.C. "I don't think there's words in the English language to describe the impact this has had, the shock," said Saulteau Chief Nathan Parenteau.
Lakeshore town council has had enough of seagulls making their messy mark at the Belle River Marina, where they cover the deck in droppings. "You really can't be sitting around on a boat and have that high level of seagull droppings happening," said Coun.
Kendrick Lamar called out rappers by name in his infamous "Control" verse released in 2013, but the internet is playing the guessing game about his target in a new song. On the track, Lamar called himself "the king of New York" and "the king of the coast." He also called out 11 rappers, including Drake, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, Meek Mill, Mac Miller, Wale, Big K.R.I.T., Tyler, the Creator as well as his "Control" co-stars.
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball's approval rating is steady at 20 per cent, the second-lowest approval rating in Canada, according to the latest results from Angus Reid. Ball is in second last place, ahead of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne who hit a record-low approval rating of 12 per cent. The poll, released Friday by the Angus Reid Institute, shows Ball's approval rating essentially unchanged from a previous poll in September 2016.
In a story March 22 about dinosaur evolution, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the college of one expert. It is Macalester College, not Macalaster. Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.
Nova Scotia Justice Minister Diana Whalen will not run again in the next provincial election, leaving the Liberals without one of their most dependable and popular candidates. Whalen, who also serves as deputy premier and is MLA for Clayton Park West, made the announcement on Friday. Whalen had a heart attack in December and took a leave of absence.
The Blood Tribe, near Lethbridge, Alta., declared a fentanyl crisis a year and a half ago after a number of fatal overdoses. It is to minimize the impact of the fentanyl and other drug-related activities on the Blood reserve and to ensure the safety of our Blood Tribe members," said band council member Dorothy First Rider. The bylaw gives Blood Tribe police the authority to stop any people they suspect are not members of the Blood Tribe and request to see an entry permit.
A charitable organization that works to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture groups is expanding one of its programs to P.EI. Business for the Arts says its artsVest program gives small- and mid-sized arts and culture organizations the expertise and tools they need to pair with local businesses.
The campaign is a B.C.-wide initiative created by the Coquitlam based Children of the Street Society, an organization that warns youth how one sexual photo can be used to extort more photos or favours. The youth are concealed by boxes with terms of service warnings of the dangers of image sharing, which they wouldn't normally receive before posting in real life. Children of the Street Society executive director, Diane Sowden says feedback from parents, double digit increases in reports of online sexual exploitation, and high profile cases such as the cyberbullying of B.C. teen Amanda Todd motivated the society to begin this preventative campaign.
Firefighters and police are coming face to face for an important cause. Members of the Codiac Regional RCMP and fire departments from Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe will hit the ice Friday night for a charity hockey game in support of the #BeccaToldMeTo campaign. The famous hashtag was launched by Becca Schofield, 17, of Riverview, who has terminal brain cancer.
Bicycling through Boston's twisting, traffic-clogged streets may seem more about self-preservation than spiritual enlightenment. For the Rev. Laura Everett, her daily 6-mile commute is a way of connecting to her adopted city, its residents, and her sense of community and vulnerability. Instead of hopping on the subway and popping up in another part of town, Everett said, bicycling has exposed her to the warp and weft of Boston's neighbourhoods and the people who animate them.
German chipmaker Infineon raised its outlook for the second quarter and for its 2017 financial year, citing better-than-expected orders for the chips it makes for cars. Infineon said it expected 2017 revenue to rise by between 8 and 11 percent, with an operating margin of around 17 percent. It said in February it expected revenue to rise around 6 percent, with an operating margin of around 16 percent.
- Calgary litigator Michele Hollins will serve in Calgary. - Provincial Court judge Marilyn Slawinsky has been elevated to the higher court in Red Deer. Alberta has been struggling to deal with a backlog of cases, which was made worse after the Supreme Court decision in the Barrett Jordan case that declared the courts must set deadlines for when matters should go to trial.
Thousands of Israelis and foreigners got filthy and battled through miles of obstacles on Friday to take part in the country's first "Mud Day" race. Around 5,000 people took part in the event, organisers said, held in the main park of Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv. Visitors from France, America, Poland, Ukraine and other countries joined thousands of Israelis in pushing their way through a course of up to 13 kilometres (eight miles).
A vigil in honour of Mont-Saint-Hilaire woman Daphné Huard-Boudreault, who was stabbed to death Wednesday in her apartment, will take place next week at a local high school in the community southeast of Montreal. A client of Dépanneur Beau-Soir in Otterburn Park where she worked posted that his thoughts were with Huard-Boudreault's family.
Quiet on the set! Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza Strip is growing, depicting the history-rich, volatile alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City. The set is the latest effort by the al-Aqsa channel, run by Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers, to kick-start its drama production in the territory and release another series slated to air in the month of Ramadan. In Gaza, filming footage of Jerusalem and other central locations from the conflict is a challenge.
The British High Commissioner to Canada is urging Canadians to keep travelling to London, and reassuring them England's capital is safe in the wake of Wednesday's deadly attack that killed four people. "People are going to stand firm against this," Howard Drake told host Hallie Cotnam on CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning. "London was the same yesterday.