Nova Scotia police say they are looking for a teenage driver who abruptly sped up at a checkpoint, catching a police officer's shoulder and arm in the process and dragging him about 15 metres. Pictou County District RCMP said in a news release that they were conducting a checkpoint on Highway 4 near Hamilton Road in Alma when the driver stopped at 1:18 a.m. Saturday. The police officer suffered minor injuries.
Winnipeg police are asking the public to help identify a person of interest after a 14-year-old girl found what police believe may have been a bodily fluid on her back while at St. Vital Centre on Sunday. Police released an image obtained from mall security showing a man, 50 years old or older and about five-foot-eight with a heavy build and wrinkled, weathered-looking face.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner this spring.
An eight-year-old boy is dead after a medical emergency at Orleans Wood Elementary School Friday afternoon, according to the school board. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board said emergency responders were called to the school and took the boy to the hospital where he later died. Rose Lessard has lived directly opposite the Décarie Drive school since 1979 and said she can't remember anything like this happening.
A Royal Canadian Air Force Twin Otter crew out for some search-and-rescue training accidentally found — and rescued — two Nunavut hunters on the land. Thom Doelman, a captain with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Yellowknife, said the crew was flying near Hall Beach, Nunavut, during Operation Nunalivut, a sovereignty exercise that happens each year in Canada's North. Thursday afternoon's training exercise was a search mission at an old mine site.
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WestJet says early results of an investigation into an ice chunk that crashed through a Calgary home indicate one of its planes is to blame. Airline spokeswoman Lauren Stewart said in an email that a preliminary investigation has concluded the ice on Friday evening fell from a WestJet plane on approach into Calgary from Regina. Stewart said WestJet is inspecting the aircraft to determine the cause of the incident and is cooperating with local authorities and Nav Canada, the agency that is responsible for Canada’s civilian air navigation service.
As protesters in St. John's rally against a jury's not guilty verdict in RNC Const. Doug Snelgrove's sexual assault trial, a St. John's lawyer says legal consent and moral consent are two very different things.
One fugitive bull led a posse of flustered, arm-waving cops Tuesday on a chase through Queens that was televised live from hovering news helicopters. Police ultimately cornered the bull in someone's backyard, but the animal, hit by multiple tranquilizer darts, died shortly thereafter. Real bull-wrangling experts say the officers can be commended for trying their best, but there's definitely a better way, if you've got someone on hand who knows how to twirl a lariat.
Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight between Malaysia and North Korea, a prime suspect in the Feb. 13 killing of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport.
Kevin Bolusi doesn't remember much from the night 25,000 volts of electricity shot through his body, but he does remember the pain. On August 12, 2015, around 9 p.m., the 18-year-old and his friends were out exploring the West Island. Ahead of him, he spotted an AMT bridge — the one connecting Pierrefonds and Laval.
Police say 12 people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans. One woman at the scene told The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/2miOHGP ) that a silver truck whisked by her just feet away as she was walking through the intersection.
The four-lane section of highway where the barrier will be constructed is divided by a landscaped median between Lions Bay Avenue and Brunswick Beach Road. "Once installed, the concrete median barrier will improve safety on this busy stretch of Highway 99 by preventing head-on collisions and other crossover accidents," said a B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation spokesperson in a release. - Traffic along this segment of the Sea-to-Sky Highway has grown by 24 per cent in five years.
Meal planning and execution can be an energy-intensive household chore, and can be even more challenging if you have mental health problems or a disability. That's where Islander Jesse Macmillan got the idea to start his new Facebook group Cooking Without Spoons.
Doctors describe them as ancient survival skills that once helped us decide if a person was friend or foe. "Unconscious biases are really those snap decisions we make because we have to take mental shortcuts," said Vancouver Coastal Health researcher Dr. Andrea Townson. Townson leads faculty and medical residents through unconscious bias workshops that highlight patterns of thinking that can lead doctors to make mistaken assumptions.
The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane briefly left the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson Airport. Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says the aircraft's landing gear left the runway for a short distance when landing Friday night. Flight 623 from Halifax was carrying 118 people and no injuries were reported, the TSB said Saturday in a statement.
A dog was taken to a local veterinarian to be checked after being rescued from the icy cold St. John River in Fredericton Saturday morning.
A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbour said Saturday. Andy Berthelsen said his neighbour Adam Purinton, who is charged with murder and attempted murder in Wednesday night's attack, was very close to his father, who died of pancreatic cancer. "This is someone who's gone downhill very quickly," Berthelsen told The Associated Press by phone Saturday.
The B.C. Green Party has renewed its calls for the creation of a basic income for British Columbians following the release of the provincial budget, and citing the province's rising costs of living and stagnant welfare rates. "The idea is that you provide a minimum level of income, which is there as a safety net," said Weaver, adding that it would only be provided to residents that need it.
Efforts underway to give asylum to 1,200 primarily Yazidi refugees by year end should help bolster people's confidence in government, says Interim Opposition leader Rona Ambrose. "It was the right thing to do, and it wasn't the government's agenda, but Canadians spoke, the opposition spoke, there was a moral authority issue here as well," Ambrose said. Ambrose made the comments in an interview with The Canadian Press on the sidelines of a conservative conference in Ottawa this weekend grappling with the question of populism and politics.
For one family, it completed a family puzzle that had been missing a piece all those years. "Out of tragedy, comes some good news today," said Sandra Hodder Acorn, who was only two months old when her father, Capt. Tom Hodder, went down with the boat. After the tragedy, Hodder's mother got remarried to a man named Buddy O'Hanley.
The Northwest Territories' biggest diamond find has been enjoying a marquee run at the most popular museum in the United States. The 187.7-carat Foxfire diamond — the largest diamond ever found in North America — is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. "People have been very excited to see the diamond and we've certainly enjoyed showing it to them," said Jeffrey Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the museum.
Toronto police have released a security camera image of a suspect after a man in his 20s was injured in a shooting early Saturday in front of a downtown diner. Craig Brister, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said police received a call at 5:20 a.m. about the shooting near Bathurst Street and Wellington Street West.