• Young boy's violent behaviour leaves Winnipeg police at their wits' end

    The child can't be identified because he's a minor in the care of Manitoba's Métis Child and Family Services, which he has been for some time. Winnipeg police won't confirm any of the boy's alleged crimes, but they do say he's been on their radar for years. Kelly Dennison told CBC News.

    CBC
  • ​Winnipeg man uses Google Maps to successfully fight photo radar ticket

    Danial Mercer used Google Street View pictures of the area where he got slapped with a photo radar ticket to have his traffic violation thrown out of court. Mercer was driving through the school zone on Harrow Street just north of Warsaw Avenue on April 6, 2015 when a photo enforcement vehicle snapped a photo of him travelling 49km/h in the 30km/h school zone in front of St. Ignatius School. Mercer said he's driven that stretch of Harrow Street often and is aware of the school zone.

    CBC
  • Archaeologists make 'thrilling' Ottawa rail history discovery near LRT line

    As construction of Ottawa's $2.1-billion light rail network chugs along, archaeologists have unearthed a 145-year-old slice of rail history near Bayview station in the city's Hintonburg neighbourhood. The railway turntable, also known as a wheelhouse, was operated by the Ottawa St. Lawrence Railways. It was discovered two weeks ago on the site where Trinity Developments is planning to build several mixed-use condo towers.

    CBC
  • Woman upset about cable rate just one of thousands who make bogus 911 calls, say Peel police

    Everyone knows 911 is only for emergencies, but after a Mississauga teen used the number when her parents forced her to go to a cottage over the weekend, it's become clear the word "emergency" means different things to different people. Police in Peel Region say 30 per cent of the 911 calls they've received so far this year haven't been real emergencies. Of the 180,000 calls they've gotten in 2016, many come from pocket dials or kids playing with cell phones, they say.

    CBC
  • New Canadians, mostly Filipinos, snapping up homes in St. John's region

    The housing market may be slowing in the St. John's region, but there's a refreshing spike in the number of new Canadians who are snapping up homes. Veteran real estate agent and mortgage broker Debbie Hanlon has sold 22 homes to immigrant families in the past 12 months, mostly to newcomers from the Southeast Asian nation of the Philippines. It's a refreshing trend for a province that manages to retain, on average, just 25 per cent of the immigrants and refugees that come to Newfoundland and Labrador.

    CBC
  • Britain Bakes In Sweltering Temperatures As Heatwave Hits

    The sun is out, the mercury is rising, and Britain is sweltering in a heatwave that looks set to continue throughout the week. Temperatures in the South East have hit 30C, and some parts of the country are hotter than Turkey. It’s good news for the Bank Holiday weekend, temperatures are predicted to remain high and summery.

    Matilda Long
  • Sheriff: Man killed 5 with axe and gun in middle of the night

    Derrick Dearman entered the house in Citronelle before dawn Saturday, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran told The Associated Press. An axe and a gun were used in the killings of each of the five adult victims, police allege in criminal complaints filed Tuesday in Mobile County District Court. On Monday, as Dearman was led to jail in shackles, he professed his love for the estranged girlfriend whose family and friends were massacred and blamed the killings on drugs.

    The Canadian Press
  • Parents' behaviours key to kids' healthy living, Ontario survey suggests

    Parents who sit on the playground bench eating chips and texting really aren't encouraging healthy behaviours in their children. Researchers at Public Health Ontario set out to look at the relationship between parental support for their children's physical activity, healthy eating and screen time behaviours and the likelihood that their child was meeting Canadian guidelines for healthy living. "In Canada, more than 30 per cent of children are overweight or obese," Dr. Heather Manson, the agency's chief of health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention, said in a news release.

    CBC
  • No charges against Windsor police officer involved in motorcycle chase, SIU rules

    Ontario's Special Investigations Unit says there will be no charges against a Windsor police officer, who chased speeding motorcyclists who eventually crashed on Riverside Drive. The investigation determined three motorcyclists were caught speeding on Ouellette Avenue around midnight Sept. 23, 2015. After two Windsor police officers tried to pull them over, they sped away.

    CBC
  • Cost of rescuing 'over-refreshed' floating Americans frustrates Sarnia mayor

    Sarnia, Ont., Mayor Mike Bradley is frustrated with the cost of Sunday's massive St. Clair River rescue, when high winds forced 1,500 American partiers and their trash onto the shores of his southwestern Ontario city. Unexpected wind pushed the Americans off course during the planned — but unsanctioned — Port Huron Float Down, an annual event that requires rescue assistance almost every year, authorities say. "Don't land in Canada," the site proclaims.

    CBC
  • Wind turbine collapse investigated in Nova Scotia

    An 80-metre wind turbine has collapsed in Nova Scotia, prompting an investigation by Enercon, the device's manufacturer. According to company officials, no one was injured when the turbine fell Aug. 17 at the Point Tupper Wind Farm. Nova Scotia's Department of Energy confirms they are aware of the collapse.

    CBC
  • Off South Africa's coast, great white sharks are threatened

    On the edge of a boat off this coastal village, Michael Rutzen stubs his cigarette into a soda can and stares pensively out to sea. Extensive research by Rutzen and his marine biologist partner, Sara Andreotti, has found that great whites off the South African coast are rapidly heading for extinction. Rutzen phones one of his spotters, who has been searching for hours.

    The Canadian Press
  • NASA gets back in touch with spacecraft after almost 2-year silence

    Scientists are back in touch with a NASA spacecraft that has been silent since October 2014. After 22 months of unanswered calls, the U.S. space agency managed to get in touch using the Deep Space Network, which tracks and communicates with its space missions. Communications with STEREO-B were lost on Oct. 1, 2014, during a test of a system that's triggered when the spacecraft can't communicate with Earth for 72 hours — something that was about to happen at that time due to the relative positions of the sun, the Earth and the satellite.

    CBC
  • Chemical tasting blueberries in C.B.S. worry berry picker

    A casual evening picking berries in Conception Bay South turned into a worrying experience for one man and his family, and now he's spreading the word in the hopes that others can avoid such an encounter. Stephen Lee, his wife and daughter were walking behind their house on Aug. 18, in a wooded area off Garden Road in Seal Cove, when they stumbled upon an abundance of ripe blueberries. "My daughter came over to me around the same time that I had a funny taste in my mouth, my daughter came over and asked me to smell her hand," Lee told CBC Radio's On The Go.

    CBC
  • Fellow Republicans still waiting for Trump's promised cash

    Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans up and down the ballot. "Typically you see the nominee lift everyone up," said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of Trump's defeated primary rivals. The state features a critical Senate race this year, but Trump has all but ignored the Ohio state party.

    The Canadian Press
  • A Quebec mother's fight to give baby her dead spouse's last name

    Renaud waited for her parents to come look after their then-two-year-old son, then left to join him. Renaud never would have suspected then that she wouldn't be allowed to give her daughter her father's name because the couple was not married. As is normal procedure, Renaud sent the declaration of birth to the government.

    CBC
  • Dangerous Toronto gang member granted leave from prison

    Tue, Aug 23: Notorious convicted murderer Tyshan Riley was granted a temporary leave from his maximum security prison in Quebec to attend his father’s funeral in Toronto last week. Ashley Carter explains why this permission was granted and how area residents near the funeral home are feeling today.

    Global News
  • Overtime pay behind short-lived firing, says Dawson City fire chief

    Dawson City, Yukon, fire chief Jim Regimbal, fired in March and then re-instated in June, says his overtime billings were behind his dismissal. He said a town bylaw stipulates that managers are not entitled to claim overtime, but his position, the protective services manager, is the exception. Andre Larabie, the town manager, is leaving his job after one year in the position.

    CBC
  • Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbour

    Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbour — a culmination of what authorities said was the man's violent feud with the family that spanned several years and included a regular barrage of racial insults and personal confrontations. Stanley Majors, 61, was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and threatening a violent act in the Aug. 12 fatal shooting of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara. The hate crime charge is a misdemeanour under Oklahoma law and accuses Majors of intimidating and harassing Jabara and his mother, Haifa Jabara, "because of race, colour , religion, ancestry and national origin," according to court papers filed Tuesday by prosecutors.

    The Canadian Press
  • Retiree ticketed for clearing trails in Kootenay National Park

    A retired road engineer from Radium Hot Springs is in trouble for using his saw and wheelbarrow to maintain local national park trails without permission. David Pacey, 69, lives near Kootenay National Park and he is passionate about trails. "There are a number of places where I would literally say it's dangerous," Pacey told CBC.

    CBC
  • Driver barely avoids collision, wrecks truck in new St. John's roundabout

    When Frank Swantee entered the new roundabout in front of Paul Reynolds Community Centre in Wedgewood Park in St. John's recently, he wasn't prepared for what happened. You don't drive backwards around a roundabout.

    CBC
  • Green water off southern B.C. triggering questions, concerns

    [A screen shot of NASA satelite imagery shows green waters off Vancouver Island on Aug. 22, 2016. NASA WORLDVIEW]

    Daily Brew
  • Montreal looks to 'change culture' to attract more businesses

    "There's a change that needs to be done, and yes, we're committed to making it happen," Desrochers told Daybreak on Tuesday. - compensating merchants who lose business because of construction work on city streets. - making Montreal's bureaucracy easier to navigate.

    CBC
  • Man outraged after convicted murderer who shot him granted release to attend funeral

    When Leonard Bell spotted a heavy police presence accompanying a funeral procession on his way to the hardware store last week, he could never have guessed the officers were guarding the man who nearly killed him 12 years ago. In 2004, Bell was shot nine times by the one-time leader of one of Toronto's most notorious street gangs, the Galloway Boys, and watched his friend, 31-year-old Brenton Charlton, die before his very eyes. Last Thursday, Tyshan Riley was back in Toronto to attend a visitation for his father, something Bell only learned a day after he drove by the funeral procession.

    CBC
  • Labrador retriever attacks, kills smaller dog in Linden Woods

    The owner of a small dog killed by another family's pet wants her neighbours to know there's a dog in the area that's capable of unprovoked attacks — but the owner of that dog said she's taking steps to improve his behaviour and she doesn't want him deemed dangerous. Carolina Fridman said she was walking Snoopy, her five-year-old Bichon Frise-Shih Tzu cross, in Linden Woods when a Labrador retriever ran up from behind them and grabbed the 12-pound dog in its jaws. "I grabbed that dog by the collar.

    CBC