Kevin O’Leary, a Conservative Party of Canada leadership hopeful, allegedly made some startling remarks to his billionaire friend regarding his quest for power. While appearing on the U.S. television news network CNBC last weekend in Miami, the Canadian television personality was challenged by his Shark Tank co-host Mark Cuban to admit something on-air that he had confessed to him in private. The two businessmen were debating their opposing views on U.S. President Donald Trump when the Dallas Maverick’s owner interrupted O’Leary.
A Jeep buried in sand in Massachusetts 40 years ago has finally been dug out. Work crews early Friday pulled out the rusted remnants of what John Munsnuff says was once his family's "beach buggy" at the home they've long owned near Ballston Beach in Cape Cod. The Jeep had once been painted white with a green interior.
Police in Peel Region have ordered a review of an incident last September in which officers handcuffed a six-year-old girl at her elementary school. Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans made the announcement at a meeting of the board on Friday, adding that the review will be conducted by 12 Division Superintendent Rob Ryan and Insp. "I'm happy to hear that, but is that the broad statement that's made every time they're caught with their pants down?" the girl's mother said to CBC Toronto following the announcement of the review.
Mary Louise Murphy, 56, was brought to the hospital the night of Jan. 30, said friend Andrew Grimeau. It's the second time this month that a patient has died not long after they were sent home from Abbotsford Regional. Both the Fraser Health Authority and the B.C. Coroners Service are also investigating last week's death of a three-year-old who died a day after being sent home from the same hospital's emergency room.
The Lancaster community, steeped in centuries of religious tolerance, runs an "international school" on its main high school campus to help the waves of new arrivals sponsored by local resettlement agencies learn English and adjust to American schools. The school, with uniforms and metal detectors, stresses attendance and behaviour over homework, but gives students who are years behind in school the chance to make up credits quickly and get degrees.
President Donald Trump unloaded on the news media Friday for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed. Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference that while not all reporters are bad, the "fake news" crowd "doesn't represent the people. Trump didn't expand on what he had in mind or which news organizations he was talking about.
Peruvian police have arrested Christopher Franz, the common-law husband of Kimberlee Kasatkin, who has been missing in Peru since November. Franz, a Peruvian citizen, was initially detained for 72 hours in connection to Kasatkin's disappearance. Kasatkin, originally from Abbotsford, had been living in Lima with Franz and their two children — a three-year-old daughter and six-year-old son — for more than three years.
Health Canada tests have confirmed the presence of dangerous substances laced into other illicit drugs in two B.C. communities. The RCMP say pebble heroin seized in Surrey last December has come back positive for the chemical W-18, a drug developed as a potential painkiller. The Mounties say cocaine seized by the West Shore detachment on Vancouver Island last May has also tested positive for the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
The painful death of a diabetic boy who was so emaciated he appeared mummified could have been avoided if his parents had not isolated and neglected him for years, a judge said Friday in finding the couple guilty of first-degree murder. Justice Karen Horner said Emil Radita, 60, and Rodica Radita, 54, were equally guilty of murdering 15-year-old Alexandru. "Mr. and Mrs. Radita intended to and did isolate Alex from anyone who could intervene or monitor his insulin treatment aside from themselves," said Horner.
Police in southwestern Ontario are looking for thieves who made off with a lot of cheese. Ontario Provincial Police say the Village Cheese Mill in South West Oxford Township, east of London, Ont., was broken into earlier this week and "a large quantity of cheese" was taken from a walk-in cooler. Police released a long list of the stolen cheeses that includes two 3.2 kilogram blocks of havarti, five wheels of gouda, 18 kilograms of cheese curds, more than 30 kilograms of cheddar, and 10 kilograms of sizzling hot jalapeno.
TORONTO — A Canadian admiral mysteriously suspended last month responded Thursday by denying any wrongdoing, with his newly hired lawyer suggesting he's the victim of a "bureaucratic crossfire."
NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket, designed to eventually send crews to Mars. The space agency's human exploration chief said Friday that his boss and the Trump administration asked for the feasibility study. The Space Launch System, known as SLS, will be the most powerful rocket when it flies.
Rose Burke's mother was one of 10 Dutch war brides who crossed the ocean on the same ship to a new life in Canada in 1946. Two settled in the Maritimes — Burke's mother, Selma Smith, in Upper Mills, N.B., and Sonja Birt in Charlottetown. Burke has the letters Sonja wrote to her mother, and would like to include them in a biography she is writing.
A series of small earthquakes off Vancouver Island in recent days likely aren't a precursor of bigger shake ups to come, but are a reminder of the complex geological zones along coastal British Columbia, says a federal seismolgist. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.9 quake occurred Friday morning off Vancouver Island, while a 4.2 quake was recorded on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state on Thursday. Wednesday, there was a 4.4 temblor off western Vancouver Island and a 4.2 quake in Washington State, southwest of Seattle.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A jury has acquitted a Newfoundland police officer of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he drove home from a bar while on duty. Carl Douglas Snelgrove of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary broke down in tears after being found not guilty of the allegation early Friday evening. Snelgrove, who goes by Doug, hugged his lawyer, and then family members, sobbing audibly.
Fri, Feb 24: CN rail had a major power failure Friday morning that brought down the traffic control system for freight and passenger trains in southwestern ontario. GO Transit was majorly impacted by the outage. Ashley Carter reports.
Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon Friday as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned the violence but said his country's migrant burden is bigger than Europe's. A petition the protesters handed to the foreign ministry, seen by The Associated Press, suggested that the government teach foreigners to speak properly. Resentment against foreigners has sometimes turned deadly in South Africa amid accusations that they take jobs from locals in a country where unemployment is above 25 per cent .
Sometime in the hours after poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader, one of his two attackers began to vomit, Malaysian police said Friday. It was apparently an early indication of the immensely powerful toxin that was used in the killing: the chemical warfare agent VX. North Korea, a prime suspect in the case, never signed that treaty, and has spent decades developing a complex chemical weapons program that has long worried the international community.
The one-day workshop drew about 70 people to the Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre on Friday to talk about how they can better support children and families in their communities. Jim Mustard, an Inverness County councillor, organized the workshop.
A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs said she won't be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer" after police arrested her on drug charges. Leila de Lima said the accusations against her were part of an attempt by Duterte to muzzle critics of the clampdown that has left more than 7,000 suspected dealers and small-time users dead. A police convoy, trailed by media vans, took de Lima to the main police camp, where officers took her mugshot and fingerprints before they locked her up in a detention centre .
Manitoba Hydro's Bipole II line was knocked out of service this week after a farmer drove into one of its towers with a tractor, a Hydro spokesperson confirmed Friday. The incident took place Wednesday afternoon just south of Lundar, Man., about 100 kilometres north of Winnipeg, said Hydro's Bruce Owen. Owen said the farmer accidentally backed into the tower while collecting hay bales and knocked it off its base.
The fire chief who offered regular updates to Canadians during last May’s enormous wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., has officially retired. Allen tells CTV News he his wife are moving to Vancouver to enjoy the ocean and milder winters, and he plans to spend some time on the speech circuit. Mayor Melissa Blake says Allen will be missed, adding that he was not just a heroic firefighter but also a soccer coach and philanthropist in the community.
Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws. Bob Ferguson, attorney general in Washington state, which joined Colorado in 2012 as the first states to legalize recreational use of the drug, said he requested a meeting last week with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his approach to legal, regulated marijuana. "We will resist any efforts to thwart the will of the voters in Washington," Ferguson said Thursday.
Three federal public service unions are calling on the Liberal government to include a $75-million contingency fund in the coming budget to help address the Phoenix pay system fiasco. The Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and the Canadian Association of Professional Employees said Thursday the fund would help ensure workers are paid correctly and on time. Since the government launched its new electronic pay system, more than 82,000 workers have complained of being underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all.
The defence lawyer for the man accused of killing Candace Derksen has asked that the retrial be stayed, given that the DNA evidence used to link Mark Edward Grant to the murder was flawed and cannot be independently verified because it no longer exists. Lawyer Saul Simmonds filed the Charter motion Friday, arguing at best his client should be released and failing that he asked the judge exclude the nuclear DNA evidence presented in the trial. "The complaint is twofold," Simmonds told the judge.