Revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood's top entertainers, Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a serious director and remained deferential to his longtime collaborator, Mel Brooks. "But I make my wife laugh once or twice in the house, but nothing special.
It looks like Devin Dubois is headed back to his family photo albums for the second year in a row to provide evidence for a federal tax review. In 2014, during a tax review, the Canada Revenue Agency asked Dubois for a wide range of information— including proof that he and his wife were Canadian citizens.
A Montreal borough school has infuriated some parents after handing out construction paper headdresses on the first day of classes. Two teachers at Lajoie elementary school in Outremont were wearing First Nations headdresses and giving paper ones to the children to wear, according to parent Jennifer Dorner.
It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Ten weeks before the election, however, buffeted by conflicting advice from aides and advisers, Trump has seemed to be in full indecision mode. It also underscores how little his Republican campaign has invested in the nitty gritty of outlining what he would do as president, especially when compared with the more detailed plans of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
The chief of the Bridgewater Police Service is being investigated after an allegation of sexual assault, the force confirmed Monday. Collyer is on an administrative leave pending the results of an investigation by the Serious Incident Response Team — Nova Scotia's independent police watchdog — deputy chief Scott Feener said in an email to CBC News. Feener said he will be taking over chief of police duties while Collyer is on leave.
Almost 20,000 free tickets for an open house at Rogers Place were scooped up in 80 minutes on Monday by those wanting an inside look at the new arena in downtown Edmonton. "(People) want to see what it's like on the inside, they've seen what it's like on the outside and I'm expecting a lot of people wanting to have a look," said Rick Daviss, executive director of the downtown arena project for the City of Edmonton.
The sudden closure of a Vancouver language school has left 600 students out of class, and almost 100 school staff out of a job. Teachers at Vancouver English Centre (VEC), an English as a second language (ESL) school in downtown Vancouver, have been on strike for the last four weeks, seeking their first collective contract. Union representatives say they showed up to the school at 9 a.m. Friday morning for a private mediation session, but instead found a group of confused students and staff gathered outside.
Two years ago, when she was 14, Chloe White struggled with anxiety, depression and addiction.
A mother and her four-year old child are dead following a two-car crash in Markham on Monday morning.
New Brunswickers who have waited seven months and longer to welcome and support Syrian refugees are bracing for a difficult choice. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will soon present sponsors with the option of cancelling their original commitments to Syrian parents and children who have been delayed by medical and security screening. Instead, sponsors will be offered a "replacement" family already cleared for travel by the federal government.
The two have kept fans guessing with their on-again-off-again romance but last night's MTV Video Music Awards have reignited Drihanna rumours.
A 26-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a wolf while on shift at a northern Saskatchewan mine. Cameco spokesperson, Rob Gereghty told CBC News that a contractor at the mine was mauled by an unprovoked wolf while taking his lunch break outside. According to Gereghty, this is the first time anything like this has happened at the Cigar Lake mine. He said conservation officers are currently at the mine dealing with the situation.
At age 23, Carol Kane was fresh off a Best Actress Oscar nomination with no prospects on the horizon. Then Gene Wilder called. "Out of the blue I got a call from Gene saying that he'd like to meet me about 'The World's Greatest Lover,'" Kane said Monday.
Toronto police have revealed that a woman killed in a triple homicide last Thursday died of strangulation, while two men died of crossbow bolt and arrow injuries to the neck. - The woman found in the garage died of ligature strangulation. - The man found in the garage died of a crossbow bolt stab wound to the neck.
On the long list of what Canadians love, it seems you can add filling out census forms to pastimes such as watching hockey and listening to The Tragically Hip. Statistics Canada is celebrating its "best census ever" after 98.4 per cent of the census population filled out their long-and short-form questionnaires this year. This was the first year for the reinstated mandatory long-form census since the Conservative government cancelled it for the 2011 census, replacing it with a voluntary national household survey.
A Prince George man says his loyal golden labrador, Charlie, saved him after he crossed paths with a black bear in the woods outside Prince George on Saturday afternoon. Tony Manuge, 52, was walking his dogs, Charlie and Jake, a four-month-old black lab puppy, on a trail near the University of Northern British Columbia when a black bear "burst out of the underbrush" and charged him.
Justin Trudeau's government is gearing up for its first big battle against for-profit health care and it's armed with some dire warnings. The report, which was obtained by CBC News, lists many potential negative consequences if there were to be more access to private health care in Canada, including greater income inequality, more people in dire financial straits, and even doctors encouraging longer wait times in the public system in order to nudge patients into the private system. At the centre of the case is Vancouver's Cambie Surgery Centre, which describes itself as the only free-standing private hospital in Canada.
Saskatchewan Mounties have found the ATM that was stolen from a credit union on the weekend — with the money gone. The ATM was reported stolen from the credit union in St. Louis, Sask., early Sunday morning. Witnesses said they saw the white truck back up, hook up to the ATM and drag it out of the credit union. The suspects tried to load it onto the truck, but it was too heavy and they ended up driving out of town towing the ATM on the ground.
After a fire destroyed a farm equipment dealership in Summerside, P.E.I., a priority for investigators was digging through the debris and making sure hundreds of firearms were safely removed and taken to a secure location. "We don't like firearms lying around," said Provincial Fire Marshal Dave Rossiter on Monday. On Saturday at around 11 a.m., a fire broke out at Green Diamond Equipment Ltd. The fire was extinguished in about three hours, but the building was destroyed.
After being challenged on Twitter, Toronto Mayor John Tory has agreed to take a ride in one of the city's subway cars with air conditioning that isn't functioning.. Bianca Spence first issued the challenge in July after enduring sweltering subway rides on her regular commute. A representative for Tory said that he is now in touch with Spence, looking for the right time for the pair to take a ride together from Kipling station to Kennedy station on Line 2, which is where the subway cars without air conditioning have been in service.
The annual report of the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, released today, gives a window into the long and multi-level disciplinary process police officers face when accused of wrongdoing. Today's report provides summaries of all substantiated allegations against police officers — within the OPCC's jurisdiction — that ended between between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016.
STOCKHOLM — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway.
A Regina man says he's got a "duck pond" in front of his house because the city refuses to fix the crumbling street. In a letter to the city, Doug Kozack says he has waited more than a decade for the city to repair his road — which, fittingly enough, is named Lake Street. "We have been dealing with a pond at the end of our driveway for more than 10 years," he said in his submission, which is on the agenda for tonight's city council meeting.
Mon, Aug 29: The Riverdale community gathered Monday night to remember 61-year-old Peggy Ann Smith who was shot and killed Saturday evening. Ashley Carter reports.
Bylaw officers in White Rock, B.C. are investigating after an elderly woman and her dog were attacked by another dog. A release from the City of White Rock describes the attacking dog as a pit bull, and says bylaw officers have deemed the dog to be aggressive. According to a statement issued by the city, the attacking dog "suddenly appeared from a nearby property" and attacked the woman's dog — a significantly smaller animal than the attacking dog.
Family and friends of 18-year old Hannah Thorne were at the courthouse in Harbour Grace on Monday, carrying photographs of the deceased teen, as two men were formally charged with street racing causing death. Gail Thorne, Hannah's mother, told CBC News that she wanted to see the men charged with the accident that killed her daughter.