The Federal Standing Committee on Finance will hear from a variety of speakers about economic disparities, including gender inequality, Tuesday in Charlottetown. Jenny Wright, executive director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council, posted a tweet Tuesday highlighting the irony of the fact that she was about to speak in front of an all-male government panel about income inequality for women. About to address the federal standing committee on Finance on economic equality for women.Read More »
A Toronto woman who vanished five years ago was murdered — and her remains burned — for being the odd woman out in a love triangle, court heard Monday. Crown attorney Jill Cameron laid out the prosecution's first-degree murder case against Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., in the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock, whose body has not been found. Cameron walked the jury through some of the evidence the prosecution will call, including text messages between Millard and his girlfriend.
A team of doctors says the case of a baby girl who went into multiple organ failure after being born underwater in a hot tub highlights the risks of such births. The report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says the eight-day-old infant was admitted to a London, Ont., hospital with fever, poor feeding and fussiness. Tests found the baby was infected with legionella bacteria typically found in pools and hot springs because they thrive in temperatures between 20 C and 42 C.
Justin Mathews had a lifelong nut allergy and was always careful, so his family is stunned that he died after visiting a work site where walnut shells were used to blast paint off walls. The 33-year-old was doing air quality tests at the old Rossdale fire station in Edmonton on Oct. 2, when he started having trouble breathing and went into anaphylactic shock. "This whole story's just insane," his sister, Joyce Mathews-Goossen, said Monday.
"I was freaking out, it was a weird experience to touch a wild animal like that," Marc Thibodeau said in an interview Monday. Thibodeau said the moose wasn't frightened during the picture-taking, and the animal even started walking toward him. "I decided to put the video on," Thibodeau said.
Jason Klaus, who is 41, is charged with first-degree murder and arson in the deaths of his parents, Gordon and Sandra Klaus, and his sister Monica Klaus. Police believe all three died in a house fire in Castor, Alta., in December 2013.
Alan Adams, who now lives in Toronto, was working outside at his cottage in Point La Nim in northern New Brunswick, when he and his roofer spotted a silver fox. "All of a sudden there he is standing there, this absolutely gorgeous animal and we just all stopped and gathered around and watched it," Adams said. Adams posted his pictures on Facebook, and he says his friends from around the world reacted immediately.
"This is one of a few tent cities in Chilliwack. We've all banded together to survive because there are no beds at shelters," said Dawnette Simons, who has been living at the camp since it started five years ago. Simons says the group isn't planning to dispute the order.
When they wrote a letter to their father in heaven, young Kollin and Keagan Cass never expected to hear back from some guardian angels. "To Daddy in Heaven" was the message written on the front of an envelope that quickly floated up into the sky after being tied to some colourful, helium-filled balloons. Kollin, who was five at the time and Keagan, three, were marking their first Father's Day without their dad, Kyle Cass, who died of brain cancer in February.
A woman is dead after a multi-vehicle collision near 184th Street and Anthony Henday Drive Monday morning. Police say the Mazda was heading north on 184th Street when it allegedly rear-ended a Ford van that was stopped at a traffic light. The van was pushed into oncoming southbound traffic on 184th Street, where it struck a Dodge Caravan that was turning northbound.
After stabbing a fellow partygoer in the neck with a chisel, a 17-year-old boy told police he hoped Levi Marance would die, according to the facts read aloud after the teen pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a Calgary courtroom on Monday. The young man's identity is protected by a publication ban under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. "Hopefully that person died, s**t," TT said to police.
Students at Harbour View High School in Saint John are trying to avoid a new cafeteria service arrangement that would see Chartwells return to the school. "The food is not tasty" Jenna Dixon, Harbour View's student council president, said Monday in an interview with Information Morning Saint John.
"I would like to thank the government of the United Kingdom for their intent to gift the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to Canada, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said in a release. Britain announced Monday that ownership of the ships will be transferred to Parks Canada.
President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul. A GOP aide familiar with the conversation said Trump told the lawmakers again and again that the party would have a steep price to pay in next year's midterm elections if they failed to pass his plan. It would slash the corporate tax rate to 20 per cent and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans.
The Ontario government plans to reopen parts of two shuttered health-care sites in Toronto in a bid to tackle the province's significant shortage of hospital beds, a situation that could get worse as flu season descends on the city. Eric Hoskins, minister of health and long-term care, said Monday that the government will spend some $100 million to make 1,200 more hospital beds available in communities throughout the province. CBC Toronto first reported on the province's plan when it was still being negotiated in September.
A Canadian woman who is searching for her missing son in Peru says that authorities in the country are considering the possibility that her son was abducted. Alisa Clamen, a Montreal resident, said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left for a backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia last month. Clamen flew to Peru last week after deciding that something was seriously wrong.
Eleven of 19 modular duplex units that were supposed to be delivered to N.W.T. communities this summer haven't been built, and the minister responsible for the project says it's unclear whether the contractor will be able to complete the order. Caroline Cochrane, the minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, gave details about the behind-schedule homes in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday after questions from Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green. Concept Energy Services Ltd., based in Hay River, N.W.T., won the contract to build the modular homes in the summer of 2016.
Eight months after the audacious assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother, a Malaysian court is trying to unweave a complicated web of deception, political intrigue and cold-blooded brutality — a scheme allegedly cooked up by a network of North Koreans who have never, and almost certainly never will, set foot in the courthouse. After Kim Jong Nam was killed in a crowded Kuala Lumpur airport budget terminal, the Internet broadcast the attack to millions of people around the world.
The 45-year-old driver who was killed in a highway accident in eastern P.E.I. Sunday night ran through a stop sign, say RCMP. RCMP Sgt. Chris Gunn said the Stratford-area man was driving a Toyota Solara east on the Cumberland Road towards the intersection of Route 4 and did not stop. A car driven by a 17-year-old girl struck the Toyota on the driver's side.
Embattled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Monday it now expects to slide to a net loss of nearly $1 billion this business year after calculating taxes related to the sale of its prized chip unit. Toshiba, which separated out the unit in April as a prelude to a sale, said it was being taxed on the basis of assets and liabilities of the transferred business at the time of the split. The latest forecasts, however, do not reflect expected gains from the 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) sale as the deal has yet to receive regulatory approval.
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union will lose credibility if it lets Madrid impose direct rule on Catalonia, and only the Catalan people have the right to change the regional institutions, Catalonia's foreign affairs spokesman said on Monday. "How can the European Union live with that situation if it appears?" Raul Romeva told BBC radio, when asked how the Catalan regional government would prevent the Spanish government from re-imposing direct rule. ...
Like many of Canada's elite winter athletes, Spencer O'Brien has suffered a concussion. Stories like O'Brien's are common among winter Olympians. Like their counterparts in some big-time professional leagues, the ever-increasing speed, contact and fury of their chosen sport puts them at risk of sustaining a brain injury.
By Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA (Reuters) - Six police were wounded and one killed in shootings that police alleged on Monday were carried out by a separatist group that aims to disrupt operations at the Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesia's eastern-most province of Papua. The armed group police say is behind the shootings has up to 30 "separatist" members led by a man named Sabinus Waker. The group has carried out earlier shootings in the mine area as well, Papua Police spokesman Suryadi Diaz told Reuters.