France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims. The ruling by the Council of State specifically concerns a ban on the Muslim garment in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet, but the binding decision is expected to impact all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees. The bans grew increasingly controversial as images circulated online of some Muslim women being ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches.
A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother of two from Lakewood, Colorado, jumped in to rescue her son. Officials with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which encompasses the 186-mile-long lake along the Utah-Arizona border, said the boy was in stable condition and flown to a hospital about 200 miles away in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a precaution.
It was an heirloom painting that hung in her family home and was on its way as a wedding gift to her nephew, but now Judith Putter says UPS has thrown it in the garbage. The painting by the late Alicia Popoff, a well-known abstract painter from Saskatchewan, was purchased by Putter's parents about 28 years ago. When Putter's nephew, Jeremy, got engaged about five years ago it was promised as his wedding present.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Former Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who served in office from 2006 to 2015, announced on Friday he was leaving Parliament, and he appears set for a career in the private sector. Harper, 57, quit as Conservative leader after losing an election last October to the Liberals of Justin Trudeau. Although Harper did not say what he would be doing next, he and two close aides established a consulting business in late 2015. In May, a source told Reuters that several companies had asked Harper to sit on their boards. ...
Up until a few days ago, business was "absolutely terrible" at John McMillan's little fish and chips shop in Lethbridge, Alta. "I had a few drinks the night before and I was feeling like some grease," Colin Ross told the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.
Why are McDonald's fries so addictive and what makes KFC's chicken finger lickin' good?
A police officer who knocked on the door of a suspected drunk driver six years ago violated the man's charter rights, so he must be found "not guilty," Saskatchewan's highest court says. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently ruled on the case of John Scott Rogers, who was acquitted of impaired driving at provincial court but was later ordered to stand trial again. A provincial court judge initially said knocking on someone's door while looking for evidence can be considered an unconstitutional search, violating charter-protected privacy rights, so the evidence had to be thrown out.
A Vancouver couple is suing BC Women's Hospital, saying they were robbed during the birth of their child. The lawsuit states that Erin Gilmore and her partner showed up at women's hospital — ready for their baby to be born. The claim states a nurse told her partner, Nelson Borges, to put all their belongings in a locker.
Three Ottawa men who conspired to commit terrorism have pleaded guilty and have been sentenced in Ontario Superior Court, with the alleged ringleader, Ashton Larmond, facing the stiffest penalty. Twins Ashton and Carlos Larmond conspired over a five-month period from Aug. 1, 2014 to Jan. 9, 2015, in both Ottawa and Gatineau, Que. Suliman Mohamed was arrested just days after the twins, and conspired to participate in terrorist activity with them.
Most people won't think of the SkyTrain as the most romantic spot in Vancouver, but for some, Cupid's arrow hits them where they least expect it.
To say it's been a full house at Ciera Kozak's place this week would be an understatement. On Wednesday, she took possession of eleven sugar gliders she says were abandoned by their owner at Edmonton International Airport, because they didn't have the proper paperwork to be put on a flight. Since then, the owner has contacted the airline, Kozak and Alberta SPCA, saying he wants the animals back.
A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighbouring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days. Adrienne Williams, 37, was found guilty of third-degree murder, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse in the death of Adrionna Williams. Prosecutors contend the Wilkinsburg woman asphyxiated Adrionna before leaving the girl's body in a wooded area of Swissvale in June 2015.
Finding affordable housing has always been a challenge for university students.
Since it's National Dog Day, here's a look at some facts and pups from Calgary.
If you're under 15 years old and you live in the town of Bruderheim, you'll have to be home by 11 p.m. — or your parents could get in trouble. According to a new curfew bylaw that came into effect on July 6, parents can be fined up to $100 if their children are out in public late at night without supervision. Derrick Koller said to date there have been no infractions.
Bob Stamp is fed up with early morning banging and clanging by his house, and it finally led to a confrontation. The Mount Pearl man says waste management company GFL makes a racket emptying a garbage bin near his house as early as four in the morning — three hours earlier than the city's noise bylaw allows — a few days a week. It's been happening for three years, he said, and he's not getting any help from Mount Pearl's municipal enforcement officers.
Almost five minutes of screaming broke the usually quiet Scarborough neighbourhood Thursday afternoon before a deathly silence settled over the Lawndale Road home where three people were pronounced dead from crossbow injuries once paramedics arrived. A source with knowledge of the investigation said it's believed all three victims — two men and a woman — are related, but police haven't yet revealed their identities. Brett Ryan, 35, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and was scheduled to appear in court this morning.
An Island man says he had an unnerving experience after an object broke the outer pane of glass on his flight from Charlottetown to Montreal.
In the advertisement, a parade of tattooed motorcyclists rumbles onto the driveway of a freshly sold home to hand the horrified new owner his leather vest. Welcome to the Satan's Undertakers!
Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. Gidwitz is hosting fundraisers for Donald Trump. Webb wrote a big check for Hillary Clinton.
Enough of that highfalutin Kentucky bluegrass or common fescues — the City of Edmonton is exploring ways to encourage homeowners to go natural when it comes to their lawns. Michael Walters asked city staff to look into the benefits of native vegetation, including how lawns can be converted and how homeowners can be encouraged to transform their lawns into a naturalized wonderland.
Saskatoon's police chief doesn't think using a cellphone while driving needs to be a criminal offence in Canada. Chief Clive Weighill spoke with CBC Radio's Afternoon Edition Friday about the call Quebec made to the federal government this week. "I'm thinking it might be more useful to find alternatives similar to the way the new provincial impaired driving penalties are," Weighill said.
Loncar died when shots were fired outside the club in the early morning hours of Aug. 26, 2014. Loncar was shot once in the chest and died in hospital. Loncar's younger sister Lana Loncar was also at the news conference and said even though "there is no happy ending to this story" her family still wants justice for Jelena. "My sister will never get to celebrate another birthday, or get married, or have kids, or do anything at all," said Lana Loncar.
Parks Canada is warning anyone on the trails in Banff to carry bear spray after a number of tourists were followed up the popular Johnston Canyon trail Tuesday night by a grizzly. "It's unusual to have a bear use that trail [because] it's very, very busy," Parks Canada conservation manager Bill Hunt told CBC News. Hunt says about 20 people had to scramble to get out of the animal's way, and not one was carrying bear spray.
A new report concludes the widespread destruction of homes in the Fort McMurray wildfire was largely preventable. "The total number of homes lost at Fort McMurray would have been far fewer if there had been more widespread adoption of FireSmart risk-reduction practices by homeowners," according to the report by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. FireSmart Canada is a national program that promotes measures to reduce wildfire risk.
Cabin owners in Yellowknife are questioning why water levels on and around Walsh Lake have dropped so drastically this summer. Mike Dove bought a cabin on Walsh Lake, about 16 kilometres outside Yellowknife, seven years ago.