• Dougald Miller, man beaten into vegetative state 16 years ago, dies

    Dougald Miller, the man beaten into a vegetative state 16 years ago by Leo Teskey, died in the arms of his loving wife Saturday. 'Today, I don't know if I'm coming or going," said Lesley Miller. "It's been a long battle, almost 16 years, Dougald was ready to go.

    CBC
  • Actor found dead in Los Angeles remembered by former Montreal classmate

    An actor found dead at the Los Angeles home rented by television personality George Stroumboulopoulos is being remembered by friends and family as a free spirit who loved the outdoors and always had a smile on his face. Struthers said Hong grew up in Montreal before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

    The Canadian Press
  • Canada's GM on Europe: 'Shame on us if we don't take them serious' in World Cup final

    If there's one aspect that's struck Canadian head coach Mike Babcock and the team's brass in studying the rise of Team Europe, it's their tremendous growth after a messy start. Europe is Canada's surprise opponent in the best-of-three World Cup of Hockey final that begins Tuesday night. Europe was thumped in its first two pre-tournament play games by North America, losing by an 11-4 margin.

    The Canadian Press
  • Renault, Nissan partner with Microsoft for connected car technology

    (Reuters) - Renault SA's carmaking alliance with Nissan Motor Co is partnering with Microsoft Corp to develop cloud-based services for cars, a step toward the group's plans to build self-driving automobiles by 2020. The services, based on Microsoft's Azure cloud service, will include advanced navigation, predictive maintenance and over-the-air software updates. Renault and Nissan plan to launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology by 2020.

    Reuters
  • Financially struggling Alexander First Nation residents disturbed by controversial audit

    Life is not easy for Dorothy Powder and her husband on the Alexander First Nation reserve, where they have been waiting for power poles for six years. On Aug 4, Dorothy attended a band membership meeting where accountants presented a scathing report identifying $2.1 million in "unexplained payments" between 2013 and 2015 to a former band chief Herbert Arcand and seven administrative staff. "It's very bad," said Brent Burnstick, adding he is concerned about the health of his six children.

    CBC
  • Calgary man charged with second-degree murder in death of Stampeders player

    Police have charged a 19-year-old Calgary man with second-degree murder following the shooting death of a Calgary Stampeders player. Police say Mylan Hicks, who was 23, was shot outside a nightclub following an altercation early Sunday morning. The team has said several players were at the Marquee Beer Market and Stage after their win Saturday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man whose truck fell off Change Islands ferry still seeking compensation

    Dean Snow was driving his dump truck full of sand off the MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor when he noticed the ship's ramp started to drift away from the wharf. The dump truck fell into the icy water. "Obviously our position is that liability is quite clearly against the operators of the ferry," said Steve Marshall, Snow's lawyer.

    CBC
  • Firefighters and paramedics free injured worker from hot tar truck in Toronto

    A worker covered in hot tar suffered serious burns following an industrial accident in the Toronto area of Logan Avenue and Danforth Avenue, police say. 

    CBC
  • Man's unknowing use of fentanyl changes his life forever

    Sun, Sep 25: A young Calgary man's life was changed forever when he unknowingly took fentanyl while he was a crystal meth addict. He's now paralyzed and using his story to try and warn others. He and the mothers of 2 young men who lost their lives hope their stories will help save the lives of countless others. Jill Croteau reports.

    Global News
  • Brandon police arrest 2 men after break in, home shot at 30 times

    One suspect armed with an assault rifle and another one with a handgun managed to break in through the back of the house, according to Brandon police Staff Sgt. Larry Yanick. Police discovered a home in the 200 block of Lorne Avenue East had been shot at about 30 times, Yanick said.

    CBC
  • Canadian diplomat's son in deadly Florida shooting deported home

    A Canadian diplomat’s teenage son has been deported from the United States following his involvement in a fatal drug-related shooting, effectively nullifying the house arrest and probation he had been sentenced to serve, a national news agency reported on Sunday. Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15 at the time of the Miami shooting, was deported on Sept. 6, according to the Canadian Press. The news agency did not clearly cite its source, but quoted the teen's mother, Roxanne Dube, Canadian consul general in Miami at the time of the incident, as saying: "It's done.

    Reuters
  • Deaths of 2 men at Canoe Lake were homicide-suicide, RCMP say

    Two men, aged 27 and 30, are dead following what RCMP are calling a homicide and a suicide at the Canoe Lake Cree First Nation Saturday. According to RCMP, officers were alerted to a report of gunfire at a home on the reserve, which is in Saskatchewan's northwest, at 2:43 p.m. CST. RCMP said autopsies will take place in Saskatoon next week.

    CBC
  • Home Depot pulling Scary Peeper Creeper from stores

    Home Depot says it will pull the Scary Peeper Creeper from its shelves after a woman who saw the Halloween window decoration in a Markham, Ont., store complained it makes light of predatory behaviour against women. Equipped with suction cups for mounting outside a window, the decoration costs $29 and features the full-sized head, face and hands of a creepy-looking, hooded man peering into a window.

    CBC
  • Mall victims include teen, probation officer, Boeing worker

    Five people died in the shooting at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Born in Mount Vernon just south of Burlington, Lara was described by her mother Evangelina as bright, all smiles and her mother's "right hand" at home for the family. The teen survived cancer and was told by her doctor that she was doing well, Evangelina Lara told The Seattle Times (https://goo.gl/YMQvxk) through a translator.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man injured by runaway Air Canada trolley frustrated with airline's response

    A passenger who says he was hurt by a runaway trolley onboard an Ottawa-bound Air Canada flight Thursday wants the airline to rethink the way it handles customer complaints about injuries, comparing the current process to reporting lost baggage. Matt Hearn said he was hit in the thigh by a loose trolley on flight AC124, which was described as "a rocket shooting down the aisle" by another passenger. Air Canada confirmed that five passengers were hit by the trolley, including a woman who was treated for a foot injury.

    CBC
  • Parents relieved as toddler OK after ingesting Valium at Kensington playground

    A 15-month-old is safe at home thanks to the actions of his quick-thinking mother after he nearly ingested a number of prescription pills left at the top of a playground slide near Toronto's Kensington Market on Sunday. Lindsay Lorusso and her husband Andrew Nisker stopped at Bellevue Square Park around noon to let their children have some play time after doing some shopping nearby. Lorusso was waiting for her youngest, Apollo, to come down the slide.

    CBC
  • Canadian-Iranian professor Homa Hoodfar freed from prison in Iran: Trudeau

    A retired Canadian-Iranian professor has been released from a Tehran prison and will soon be reunited with her family, friends and colleagues, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. Homa Hoodfar, 65, was first arrested in March, shortly before she was to return to Canada, but was released on bail. Hoodfar until recently taught anthropology and sociology at Montreal's Concordia University, where colleagues told a news conference they were overjoyed with her release.

    The Canadian Press
  • Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

    Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out. The charismatic Miami Marlins ace was killed in a boating accident at age 24. Fernandez and two other people died when their 32-foot vessel slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach, authorities said.

    The Canadian Press
  • 3 held, including teen, in triple killings in California

    Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus would not say if the arrested teen was Katlynn Goodwill Yost, whom they had identified earlier as the missing daughter of two of the victims. "That said, a 17 year old female juvenile has also been detained in connection with the murders and is in the custody of the Orange County Juvenile Hall," he said. Radus identified the victims — Christopher Yost and Jennifer Goodwill Yost — as the girls' parents and described the third victim, Arthur William Boucher, 28, as a family friend.

    The Canadian Press
  • Distracted driving message isn't getting through, police say

    Fredericton drivers are not getting the message about the dangers of distracted driving, as police say the number of tickets is not dropping. Patrick Small said most people have a cellphone and they're attached to that cellphone even when it should be safely out of reach. In 2015, between June 1 and Sept. 1, police handed out 105 tickets to drivers for using handheld electronic devices.

    CBC
  • Exclusive: Thailand considering tougher tax collection rules for internet, tech firms

    By Manunphattr Dhanananphorn and Eveline Danubrata BANGKOK/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thailand is studying plans to toughen tax collection rules for internet and technology firms like Alphabet Inc's Google, the head of the Revenue Department told Reuters, as the tax affairs of these firms comes under growing scrutiny in Southeast Asia. The plans would also cover the mobile transfers and internet payment sector, Prasong Poontaneat, director general of Thailand's Revenue Department, told Reuters.

    Reuters
  • Indigenous woman protests poor housing conditions on First Nations

    The 53-year-old lives with physical pain, muscle cramps and vision problems associated with diabetes, and yet she is determined to go hungry and live in chilly outdoor conditions on Sagkeeng First Nation to prove a point. This isn't tolerable," her close friend Robert Peters said. In that time, she has lived "without water, without a toilet" in part of a trailer that was blown from its foundation by a tornado a few years ago and was never repaired, Peters said.

    CBC
  • 'I was wrong': Negativity abounds following Margaret Wente's apology to N.L.

    More than a decade after hostile remarks about Newfoundland and Labrador, Margaret Wente's apology did not fall on deaf ears this weekend. While Wente's name was being disparaged across social media in Newfoundland and Labrador over the weekend, Joan Penney went about her business at her saltbox house in Little Seldom. Penney, who hosted Wente, her husband and friends during their stay on Fogo Island, had no indication her guest was a columnist, or intended to write about their conversations over dinner.

    CBC
  • Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

    Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, speaking to Mayadeen TV from New York, also said the government is prepared to take part in a unity government incorporating elements from the opposition, an offer that has been rejected in the past. Opposition activists say more than 200 civilians have been killed in the past week under a sustained aerial campaign that U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura called one of the worst of the 5 1/2-year war.

    The Canadian Press
  • Edmonton costume designer finds niche at comic Expo

    Just like Christmas. That's how Nikki Ewing describes Edmonton's annual Comic and Entertainment Expo.

    CBC

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