Mathieu Gagne, 31, said he was nabbed Friday in his Jeep for driving 101 kilometres in a 100-kilometre zone just north of Edmonton. The father of two boys said he was pulled over after passing the Sturgeon County officer, who was driving below the speed limit. The officer wrote out the ticket after accusing Gagne of disrespecting him by passing his vehicle, he said.
A Toronto-area mother is searching for answers after she says her son was taken to a hospital alone in the back of a police car, placed in restraints and injected with a sedative because he was acting out on the first day of school. Debbie Kiroff says her eight-year-old, who loves cooking, Lego and swimming, has behavioural issues and a severe learning disability. "They know he's a runner," she told CBC Toronto.
A woman says her four-year-old therapy dog has been shot and killed by a hunter who mistook the animal for a wolf near Whistler, B.C. Valé Calderoni said she and another handler were finishing a hike with 10 dogs on Monday when she heard a loud bang and instinctively crouched down. When she got back up, Calderoni saw her beloved dog Kaoru had been hit by a bullet about three metres away and was bleeding profusely.
Did you hear about the "suspicious male" who "presented himself" as a police officer to two teenagers in Beaumont last week? Turns out he was a member of the RCMP and didn't do anything wrong. On Friday, Beaumont RCMP issued a news release about an incident that happened Wednesday morning.
The last of several thousand people forced out by a wildfire in northern Manitoba last month are returning home. The Canadian Red Cross says there were more than 6,300 registered evacuees from three Indigenous communities threatened by the fire. The agency, which managed the evacuation effort, says more than 100 members of the Garden Hill and Wasagamack First Nations are flying home Tuesday.
Arnold Chan's final speech to the House of Commons, delivered posthumously Tuesday by fellow Liberal MP Mark Holland, offered an optimistic vision that goodwill, openness and courage can prevail against the challenges and perils of the world. "In the face of climate change, accelerating technological advancements and the disruptions that they are causing, the tendency of people and communities is to 'circle the wagons' and, even worse, to 'fear the other," Chan wrote. "We must remember that our greatest strengths lie in our civility with each other, our humility in the face of our own limitations and our willingness to serve," Holland quoted his friend as saying.
Anglers on the Kettle River system have reported a handful of invasive smallmouth bass since Aug 25 when fishing opened on the river, according to provincial biologists. The presence of the predatory fish has not yet been confirmed but scientists have been sampling the river trying to find any sign of either smallmouth or largemouth bass, which threaten rainbow trout. "[Bass] eat everything and anything including rainbow trout eggs and fry," said Tara White, the province's senior fish biologist in the Okanagan region.
Changes to a controversial Halloween bylaw that banned trick-or-treating for older teenagers and set an early curfew on the pursuit of sugary loot don't go far enough, the deputy mayor of a northern New Brunswick community says. "I wanted to demolish it altogether but I got outvoted," Kim Chamberlain said in an interview Tuesday of the Bathurst city bylaw that made it illegal for teens over the age of 14 to parade door-to-door dressed as ghosts and goblins, and set a 7 p.m. cut off. The new rules — expected to pass third reading in early October — forbid anyone older than 16 from trick-or-treating and extends the curfew to 8 p.m.
A psychologist says a youth who is now being sentenced for second-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Hannah Leflar showed signs of depression, ADHD and trauma during their first meeting. Leflar was ambushed and stabbed to death at her home by Skylar Prockner in January 2015 after she broke up with him.
The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar. The new money for food, medical care, water, sanitation and shelter comes as the U.S. joins a growing chorus of international condemnation over the minority group's plight. In less than a month, some 421,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, as the United Nations and others raise allegations of ethnic cleansing.
English-language words such as hashtag, grilled-cheese, and parking are now acceptable in everyday French-language conversation in Quebec society, according to guidelines recently updated by the province's language watchdog. OQLF spokesman Jean-Pierre Le Blanc said Tuesday it's the first time the watchdog's guidelines have been changed since 2007. Quebec's language office is infamous across Canada for its strict application of the province's language laws.
A pet parrot managed to place an online shopping order by mimicking its owner on a voice-controlled smart speaker, a British newspaper reported Wednesday. Buddy the parrot ordered a �10 ($13.50, 11.50 euro) set of gift boxes via Amazon's Alexa voice-controlled system, The Sun reported. The mystery order triggered an inquest in Corienne Pretorius's house in southeast London, but after ruling out her husband and son, she figured out Buddy was to blame after hearing him interact with the speaker.
The Trudeau Liberals' promised national strategy to tackle the nation's housing challenges may have as one of its pillars a right to housing for every Canadian, with federal officials signalling such a bold political statement could also be enshrined in legislation. Sources with knowledge of the government's thinking said there aren't any specifics tied to the promise at the moment, unlike the detailed benchmarks to measure progress on other parts of the plan, suggesting it is, for the moment, largely aspirational in nature. Federal officials have told housing advocates the government is considering enshrining the right in legislation to make it difficult for a future government to ignore or reverse.
Credit scoring company Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that the personal details of around 100,000 Canadians were exposed in the massive breach it disclosed earlier this month. The company said criminals got access to files containing personal information of some Canadian consumers - including names, addresses, social insurance numbers and in some cases credit card information - via a consumer website application intended for use by U.S. consumers. Lisa Nelson, the president and general manager of Equifax Canada, apologized to those who may have been affected and acknowledged frustration about a lack of clarity, saying the company would write to them with steps they should take.
Autumn sure is coming in fast in B.C., and if you want to start drinking the "ultimate" Autumn wine, try wines from Gamay grapes. Beaujolais is the most famous wine from the grape but other light-style reds are also popular right now, according to On The Coast Master of Wine Barbara Philip. "Beaujolais and other wines made from the Gamay grape are the ultimate autumn wines," she told host Stephen Quinn.
(Reuters) - Taiwan's Gogoro said it raised $300 million from investors including Singapore's Temasek and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, helping it further expand the market of its electric scooters with battery swapping technology in Europe. Gogoro, which sold more than 34,000 electric scooters since its launch in 2015, also added investors - Al Gore's Generation Investment Management and France's Engie SA. The fund-raising would help the company expand its business in Europe, including its recently launched scooter-sharing service that has a network of 1,600 scooters across Berlin and Paris, the company said.
When someone told Taylor Balfour they were sorry to hear about her friend on Tuesday, she had to wonder, "which one?"
One of Surrey's most notorious eyesores is finally being torn down. Over the weekend, demolition crews arrived at the Surrey Public Market — which has sat vacant at the corner of 64 Avenue and King George Boulevard for nearly two decades — and began to rip down what's left of the old building. "It's been 19 years that we've been looking at this place just decay and crumble," said Jude Hannah, who lives nearby.
Fashion week roars into Milan on Wednesday with hotly anticipated shows from fresh talent as well as from luxury titans including Moschino and Armani, who are battling for their share of a rebounding market. Gucci kicks off the six days of catwalk strutting with mighty momentum at its Italy-based house, which is booming under mastermind Alessandro Michele and the geek chic aesthetic he has established since taking the reins in 2015. The Spring/Summer 2018 collection starring in its Wednesday show is also Gucci's first since French parent company Kering announced a pledge earlier this month to ban ultra-thin models from their brands' advertising and runways.
Nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Nomination announcements had been scheduled for Wednesday. The Latin Grammy Awards ceremony is still scheduled for Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with a live telecast on Univision.
Tue, Sep 19: In the video released by investigators, two men are seen running towards the foyer of the Scarborough building before opening fire on Anthony Soares. Catherine McDonald reports.
People attending the Ward 5 residents' meeting say they want to take advantage of the increased Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program and they're opting for the fast-track option.
C�rdenas (Cuba) (AFP) - The humble bicycle is gradually shedding its grim association with Cuba's economic crisis that followed the fall of the Soviet Union, and making a comeback buoyed by demand from tourists and Cubans frustrated by poor public transportation. Bicycles rattle by everywhere on the flat cobblestone streets of Cardenas, an industrial city on the north coast where a giant iron bicycle monument greets visitors. Bikes have long been the favored mode of transport here, but in Havana and other cities, the bike is coming back into vogue.