• Frustration over political correctness growing in Canada: poll

    Canadians are suffering from political correctness fatigue, suggests a new poll. The same aversion to inoffensiveness largely credited with the rise of Donald Trump in the United States is alive and well in Canada, the survey by the Angus Reid Institute found. In fact, Canadians are even more exhausted by the ever-present risk of offending than our southern neighbours, the pollsters found.

    Daily Brew
  • Hunters fend off wolves after dog attacked at wilderness camp

    Only a few hours after the group had set up camp for their week-long adventure, they heard noises outside their tent. When Andrew Stanley went outside to see what was happening, he saw two husky-sized wolves attacking his dog, Charlie. One wolf had the dog by the neck, and the other was biting the dog's legs, back, and belly. When Stanley approached with his rifle, the wolves let go of his dog and fled, but not before Stanley was able to shoot one of the wolves dead.

    CBC
  • Parents angry Montreal teachers wore headdresses on 1st day of school

    A Montreal borough school has infuriated some parents after handing out construction paper headdresses on the first day of classes. Two teachers at Lajoie elementary school in Outremont were wearing First Nations headdresses and giving paper ones to the children to wear, according to parent Jennifer Dorner.

    CBC
  • Katherine Kitts sentenced to 14 months in jail for sexually exploiting student

    A former educational assistant who was working at Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for sexually exploiting a student over a two-year period. Katherine Kitts, 46, was arrested in October 2014 after a mother found sexually explicit texts on her son's phone and contacted police with concerns about Kitts's relationship with him. The offences happened between April 2012 and April 2014 while Kitts was working at Sir Robert Borden High School.

    CBC
  • Canada's ad industry cracking down on paid endorsements on social media

    Canada's advertising industry is taking long-overdue steps to curb misleading posts on blogs and social media that double as paid product endorsements in an effort to keep so-called influencers — celebrities and other individuals who have large followings online — honest. Advertising Standards Canada, the ad industry's governing body, is in the process of revising its rules regarding bloggers, celebrities and other social media influencers who mention companies, products or services in their posts in exchange for payment. The new rules, expected to be implemented by early 2017, will require such individuals to disclose whether they've received payment — either in the form of cash, free products or other considerations — in exchange for the mention.

    CBC
  • 'Laughable': Critics slam McDonald's ad for preservative-free McNuggets

    By now you may have caught the new McDonald's TV commercial promoting Chicken McNuggets without artificial preservatives. The ad ends with a father lovingly brushing back his daughter's hair while she dines on preservative-free, processed chicken pieces. Adding that line to a commercial selling McNuggets has some health advocates crying foul.

    CBC
  • The 10 Most Violent Cities In The World

    The city of Caracas has topped the list of the world’s most violent cities. Based on the number of homicides per 100,000 people the Venezuelan capital fared the worst, with 120 murders, followed by Honduras’ San Pedro Sula, which saw 111 homicides per 100,000 residents. South and Central American cities dominated the list, taking nine out of ten places. The data includes cities with a population of more than 300,000 people and where homicide statistics are made available.

    Matilda Long
  • Abandoned train engine listed on Kijiji for $25,000

    A long dormant yet fully functional train engine can be yours for $25,000, plus the cost of shipping. Chartier has fielded about five "serious" calls in response to the ad, including one from a business owner who wants to use the engine as an advertisement in front of his business. Another caller wants to put the engine to work, Chartier said.

    CBC
  • 7 of the strangest problems B.C. police officers were punished for last year

    The annual report of the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, released today, gives a window into the long and multi-level disciplinary process police officers face when accused of wrongdoing. Today's report provides summaries of all substantiated allegations against police officers — within the OPCC's jurisdiction — that ended between between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016.

    CBC
  • Sask. man recovering in hospital after wolf attack at Cameco mine

    A 26-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a wolf while on shift at a northern Saskatchewan mine. Cameco spokesperson, Rob Gereghty told CBC News that a contractor at the mine was mauled by an unprovoked wolf while taking his lunch break outside. According to Gereghty, this is the first time anything like this has happened at the Cigar Lake mine. He said conservation officers are currently at the mine dealing with the situation.

    CBC
  • Carol Kane says Gene Wilder gave her a second chance

    At age 23, Carol Kane was fresh off a Best Actress Oscar nomination with no prospects on the horizon. Then Gene Wilder called. "Out of the blue I got a call from Gene saying that he'd like to meet me about 'The World's Greatest Lover,'" Kane said Monday.

    The Canadian Press
  • 19,000 tickets gone in 80 minutes for Rogers Place open house

    Almost 20,000 free tickets for an open house at Rogers Place were scooped up in 80 minutes on Monday by those wanting an inside look at the new arena in downtown Edmonton. "(People) want to see what it's like on the inside, they've seen what it's like on the outside and I'm expecting a lot of people wanting to have a look," said Rick Daviss, executive director of the downtown arena project for the City of Edmonton.

    CBC
  • Riverdale community mourns murder victim

    Mon, Aug 29: The Riverdale community gathered Monday night to remember 61-year-old Peggy Ann Smith who was shot and killed Saturday evening. Ashley Carter reports.

    Global News
  • Syrian refugee sponsors face difficult choice

    New Brunswickers who have waited seven months and longer to welcome and support Syrian refugees are bracing for a difficult choice. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will soon present sponsors with the option of cancelling their original commitments to Syrian parents and children who have been delayed by medical and security screening. Instead, sponsors will be offered a "replacement" family already cleared for travel by the federal government.

    CBC
  • Saskatoon food truck gets huge props from Ludacris

    When Jesse Boldt helped open the Yumm Truck in Saskatoon two years ago, he never thought he'd be making supper for international superstar Ludacris and his crew. "We were laughing about it because we listened to Ludacris back in the day, he had an album with fried chicken on the cover," Boldt told CBC News. Boldt was busy cooking away in the Yumm Truck serving his signature chicken and waffles to concert-goers, until he heard a frantic knock on his door.

    CBC
  • Mayor John Tory accepts Twitter challenge to ride in hot subway car

    After being challenged on Twitter, Toronto Mayor John Tory has agreed to take a ride in one of the city's subway cars with air conditioning that isn't functioning.. Bianca Spence first issued the challenge in July after enduring sweltering subway rides on her regular commute. A representative for Tory said that he is now in touch with Spence, looking for the right time for the pair to take a ride together from Kipling station to Kennedy station on Line 2, which is where the subway cars without air conditioning have been in service.

    CBC
  • Teen says sending her to U.S. for mental health care saved her life

    Two years ago, when she was 14, Chloe White struggled with anxiety, depression and addiction.

    CBC
  • Two private schools won't comply with Alberta LGBTQ policy, says pastor

    A Spruce Grove pastor who oversees two Christian private schools has accused Alberta's education minister of wielding "dictatorial power" on the issue of LGBTQ rights, and says his board has no intention of complying with the government's new policy. "I have a duty as a pastor to protect the flock of God," said pastor Brian Coldwell, chair of the Independent Baptist Christian Education Society, which runs two schools in rural Parkland County with a total of 200 students. Earlier this year, Education Minister David Eggen instructed boards to submit LGBTQ draft policies by the end of March.

    CBC
  • 'Duck pond' on my driveway is city's fault, Regina homeowner says

    A Regina man says he's got a "duck pond" in front of his house because the city refuses to fix the crumbling street. In a letter to the city, Doug Kozak says he has waited more than a decade for the city to repair his road — which, fittingly enough, is named Lake Street. "We have been dealing with a pond at the end of our driveway for more than 10 years," he said in his submission, which is on the agenda for tonight's city council meeting.

    CBC
  • Police investigate report that female inmates were assaulted

    Nearly two dozen female inmates have been removed from a Missouri jail after two women said they were sexually assaulted by male inmates who somehow got into their cells. One of the victims told police that three men she initially thought were guards came into her cell at the Jackson County Regional Correctional Center and took turns raping her on Friday, Kansas City police said. Former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves, who conducted an independent investigation in 2011 into how the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese handled sex-crime allegations, has been hired to investigate the jail attacks.

    The Canadian Press
  • Ontario guaranteed-income pilot moves ahead with new report

    The long-debated idea of a guaranteed minimum annual income for Canadians moves a small step closer to reality this week. Former Conservative senator Hugh Segal delivers a report this week on how the "basic income pilot" announced in Ontario's February budget might work. The Ontario government earmarked $25 million this fiscal year to establish a pilot project in the province sometime before April 2017, and appointed Segal in late June as an unpaid special adviser.

    CBC
  • Prince George man says dog saved him during frightening bear attack

    A Prince George man says his loyal golden labrador, Charlie, saved him after he crossed paths with a black bear in the woods outside Prince George on Saturday afternoon. Tony Manuge, 52, was walking his dogs, Charlie and Jake, a four-month-old black lab puppy, on a trail near the University of Northern British Columbia when a black bear "burst out of the underbrush" and charged him.

    CBC
  • Honduran teen held by ICE: 'I learned a lot' in detention

    Wildin Acosta had grabbed his book bag and left the house, and was just about to get in his car to drive to school in January when two men approached him. The native Honduran who had fled his country to escape a gang member's death threat ended up being confined for more than half a year in an immigration detention centre 500 miles away from his North Carolina home.

    The Canadian Press
  • Vancouver ESL school closes suddenly, 600 students out of class

    The sudden closure of a Vancouver language school has left 600 students out of class, and almost 100 school staff out of a job. Teachers at Vancouver English Centre (VEC), an English as a second language (ESL) school in downtown Vancouver, have been on strike for the last four weeks, seeking their first collective contract. Union representatives say they showed up to the school at 9 a.m. Friday morning for a private mediation session, but instead found a group of confused students and staff gathered outside.

    CBC
  • Toronto Kindergarten students moved to library after classroom not ready

    Mon, Aug 29: The start of the school year will involve a few more books for Kindergarten students at Bruce Public School in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. Construction of a new bathroom for their classroom has taken longer than expected because of contractor delays during the busy summer season. Peter Kim reports.

    Global News