The mother of Vancouver Chinese pop star Wanting Qu could be sentenced to death on charges of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power according to a report in China's state-controlled press. Wanting Qu is the girlfriend of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Zhang Mingjie, 60, has been under arrest
A 14-year-old driver has been charged in the death of the 13-year-old girl he was carrying as a passenger in Caledon, Ont., after a crash early Tuesday morning.
Rising said the bouncer told her she could not use the women's washroom, but offered to escort her into the men's bathroom — a facility she hasn't used since she was 17. "I told him, 'I would rather pee myself than use a men's washroom.
Bogumila Mroczkowski bought her winning Lotto 6/49 quick pick ticket at a Shoppers Drug Mart while out on a milk run in April. It was a snap decision for Mroczkowski, who says she doesn't often buy lottery tickets. Mroczkowski, 58, was given a cheque for $20,997,902.50 in St. Albert on Tuesday morning.
When the cat returned only a few hours later, Toniello's younger brother was shocked to discover the cat under the deck with her front paw stuck in a gopher trap. Concerned neighbours can set one of these traps on their property as long as they get a permit and as long as the temperature is between 0 and 30 C.
A body was discovered in a rural area near High Prairie late Tuesday afternoon, and RCMP investigators were on the scene gathering evidence. RCMP have not said whether the two bodies are related. Earlier in the day, the RCMP major crimes unit was already investigating another possible crime scene, after the body of a missing teenage boy from Whitefish Lake First Nation was found Monday evening.
A lobster fisherman who offers boat tours on the Charlottetown Harbour got more than he bargained for recently, when he pulled up a trap to find it tangled with a massive anchor. Mark Jenkins of Top Notch Lobster Tours was pulling up a trap he uses to teach tourists about the industry, when the surprise occurred.
The very first round-the-world trip by a solar-powered aircraft has been completed. Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi after a journey around planet Earth that begun in March 2015, fuelled entirely by energy from the sun Pilot Bertrand Piccard safely landed the jet for its final touch-down after travelling from Cairo. He has shared the controls with fellow pilot André Borschberg throughout the pioneering and record-breaking circumnavigation. The final landing brings to an end an epic 17-stage journey, covering 42,000 km and clocking up 558 hours of flight time. Solar Impulse 2 has the wingspan of a Boeing 747, but weighs little more than the average car. It has a cockpit the size of a telephone box, and its wings are covered with 17,000 solar cells, allowing it to fly day and night without fuel. The two Swiss pilots hope their milestone achievement will pave the way for the creation of new energy efficient technologies, and inspire new clean-energy innovations.
A popular camp and conference centre in Prince George, B.C., is losing support from leading organizations because of its stance on homosexuality. Every year, hundreds of children and youth between the ages of six and 18 attend the camps offered at Ness Lake, which are marketed as a place to learn about God while enjoying outdoor activities from canoeing to ziplining. Julianna Ferguson, 17, attended Ness Lake as a camper for years.
The Canadian Coast Guard uncovered a mystery earlier this month while trawling the waters off Nova Scotia. Several large wooden fragments of a ship, believed to date back to the 19th century, were pulled from the ocean floor off the coast south of Yarmouth. According to David Jennings, with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the CCGS Alfred Needler was conducting dragging operations on Georges Bank as part of the annual fish survey conducted for the DFO.
Vancouver police are offering a $10,000 reward to help solve the homicide of a 15-year-old boy who was killed one year ago. Jason Nguyen died in hospital July 26, 2015 after he was attacked near, or at his house in East Vancouver. Tiffany called 911. Police have not disclosed how the teen was killed, and say Jason was too injured to describe to his sister what happened to him.
Tue, Jul 26: A teenaged girl is dead after police say a stolen car driven by a minor crashed in Caledon. The boy was not seriously injured. Christina Stevens has the latest.
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North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions, stepping up its rhetoric hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Pyongyang for its nuclear program. Kerry told a regional security conference being hosted by Laos that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons — when the world is trying to rid itself of them — is "very provocative and deeply concerning." He urged the country to follow the lead of Iran, which hammered out a deal to end its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions.
Vancouver also recently launched a long-delayed $5-million bike share program. LaClaire says the city is trying to make it easier to drive – for those who need to do so. Bordered on three sides by water, all but surrounded by bridges and hemmed in by dense suburbs, Vancouver can’t grow out.
An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has overturned a teen's acquittal on a sexual assault charge and delivered a blistering rebuke of a lower court judge she said did not understand the law. "It is long beyond debate that, in Canada, no means no," Topolniski wrote. In April, provincial court judge Michael Savaryn found a 15-year-old boy not guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl.
Moncton's first mosque is in need of an expansion due to the influx of Syrian refugees. According to Riaz Akhtar, treasurer for the Muslim Association of Moncton, the congregation has doubled in size in the last six months. "On a Friday afternoon, when the congregational prayers are being held, this hall becomes full and we have to use the downstairs basement as a [back up], whereas before the Syrians arrived it was about a third-to-a-half full," he said.
It’s no secret that the struggle to getting all of the ketchup out of a glass bottle is a feeling many can empathize with. At last, ketchup maker Heinz has revealed a long-held secret trick. A spokesperson for Heinz told Mirror the this area is the “sweet spot” of the Heinz bottle.
Bill Clinton will stand on stage tonight at the Democratic National Convention not only as a former president, but potentially as the future "first gentleman" of the United States. Should she win in November, he will move back into the White House with her in a historic role reversal. Clinton's speech at the convention is an opportunity to help get the country used to that idea, said David Kusnet, Clinton's former speech writer, in an interview ahead of this week's convention.
An expert in child safety says the key to keeping young children from wandering outside is to get a second door lock and install it up high. A three-year-old Toronto girl was found at a grocery store near her house at 2:20 a.m. on Monday.
Police have seized roughly $200,000 worth of drugs and two men are facing charges following a two-month investigation. Launched in June after receiving a tip that a man was both manufacturing and selling drugs in the Calgary area, the investigation concluded Friday when police stopped a car and found various amounts of fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and cash inside, along with a fentanyl pill press. A 31-year-old man from Calgary is facing charges ranging from manufacturing cocaine, fentanyl and magic mushrooms, possession of heroin and possession of property obtained by crime.
On Aug. 6, Justin Altmann, the mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville in Ontario will marry his fiancé Jenny Hillier. The couple, who met in line at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in November 2015, decided against an intimate affair, and instead have invited the town’s 46,000 residents to the wedding ceremony. Altmann swears it’s not a publicity stunt, but simply a way to give back to the community he’s lived in pretty much his whole life.
The Quebec government will now allow misshapen fruits and vegetables to be sold in stores and markets, a move officials say will give Quebecers more choice and reduce food waste. Previously, Quebec regulations barred stores from selling produce with abnormal physical characteristics. Minister of Agriculture Pierre Paradis said those rules aren't relevant anymore, adding he thinks this change will better meet customer demand.
Canadians like to think that we stand tall on the world stage. Canadian men, for instance, had an average height of 170.7 centimetres (5-foot-7) in 1914. Average height continued to grow over the next 100 years, topping out at 178.1 centimetres (5-foot-10) in 2014.
A refugee and newcomer field trip to some Island farms last month is paying off — several refugees are now working on farms and they've been spreading the word about the experience. '"The people who went on the tour spread the word out to their friends and to their family and we get more interest as a result," said Dandan Wang, an employment councilor with the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers. The field day was organized by the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, the P.E.I. Agriculture Sector Council, and the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada.
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WestJet is expanding its direct flight service from Gander to Toronto, extending what was a summer seasonal service to a year-round one, although that's not a guarantee the flights are there to stay. "We're extremely pleased with how well the service is being used," WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart told CBC Radio's Central Morning Show. WestJet had already expanded on that route this year, upping its direct flights from two to four times weekly through the summer.
P.E.I. government officials are investigating a fish kill in Clyde River, just west of Charlottetown. The incident was reported at about 5:15 p.m. AT Monday, and was confirmed when government officials visited the site. The investigation involves staff from Environment Canada, the provincial Department of Justice and Public Safety and the provincial Department of Communities, Land and Environment. The affected area extends from Bannockburn Road to Colville Road.