• Canadian parka company giving them the cold shoulder, customers say

    Some customers who ordered winter jackets through a successful Canadian crowd-funding campaign feel they're being left out in the cold, due to delays in getting the merchandise they ordered and because they feel the company has broken the promises it made.

  • Adopted and brought to US, South Korean man to be deported

    "It is heartbreaking news," said Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, who had been in contact with Adam Crapser. Crapser waived an appeal during the hearing Monday because he is desperate to get out of detention, his Seattle attorney, Lori Walls, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. When Crapser was 12, he moved in with Thomas and Dolly Crapser, their biological son, two other adoptees and several foster children.

    The Canadian Press
  • New mayor of Canada's crime capital faces daunting task

    There's more to North Battleford, Sask., than sky-high crime rates, racial tension and an oil spill which has garnered national attention in recent months, says the city's new mayor. In Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw, at least four people are running for mayor.  Bater, who previously served as provincial Liberal leader and North Battleford city councillor, was the only one to seek the job in his home town after incumbent Ian Hamilton announced he would not be running. Bater said the problems can't be ignored.

  • After 4 years in solitary confinement, Adam Capay moves to new cell

    A First Nations man who has spent the last four years in solitary confinement is being moved to a different cell, Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said today. Adam Capay, 23, of Lac Seul First Nation is awaiting trial after being charged with murder in the death of another inmate in 2012. Ontario's Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane raised alarm bells about Capay after she visited him earlier this month during a tour of the Thunder Bay District Jail.

  • Dad's video of school bus driver dropping kids off in ditch prompts change

    A Manitoba father has removed his children from their school bus after he caught bus drivers leaving almost a dozen kids in a ditch to cross the street on their own last week instead of crossing in front of the bus with the safety arm down. "At the beginning of the school day when I let my kids get on the bus, I'm putting my kids in their hands and I'm trusting that they are going to be safe," said Jason Philion. Philion saw about 12 kids get off the bus last Wednesday not far from his home and stand just off the edge of the gravel road in the ditch and wait.

  • Six kids allegedly abducted in Calgary found east of Toronto: police

    A Calgary father accused of abducting his six children has been arrested after police say they spotted the group east of Toronto. Durham regional police say an officer stopped a green SUV with Alberta licence plates in Bowmanville, Ont., on Wednesday afternoon and found it was linked to an alleged parental abduction in Calgary. The children, who are between 18 months and 11 years of age, "seem to be in good health," said Sgt. Bill Calder, adding they did not require medical attention.

    The Canadian Press
  • Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states

    The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory. The strong early-voting turnout by those likely to support Clinton — registered Democrats, minorities, and young people among others — could leave Donald Trump with virtually no path to the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. Clinton is showing strength in Florida and North Carolina, both must-win states for Trump, as well as the battleground states of Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Did she say yes?' Torontonians wonder at massive balcony marriage proposal

    A few hours later, Murphy's question was answered. Breanne McCallion replied online that the proposal was from her boyfriend and that she said, "Yes" and was now engaged. "I have been dropping some hints, so I think he finally picked up on it," said McCallion.

  • Here's how much overtime Gov't of Nunavut employees earn

    The Government of Nunavut paid out nearly $26 million in overtime in the 2015/16 fiscal year — an enormous amount according to the territory's finance minister. My deputy minister and former deputy minister hear constantly from me about the enormous amount of overtime in all the government departments," said Finance Minister Keith Peterson during the fall sitting of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. Or that's a new health centre," said Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak.

  • Indians giving tickets to fan who gave plane seat to Lofton

    A longtime Cleveland Indians fan is being given quite a reward after giving up his seat on a plane to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 1 of the World Series. The Indians are giving Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, tickets to Game 6, and a team spokesman said United is giving Kostal 62,200 airline miles for future use. Lofton had 622 career stolen bases.

    The Canadian Press
  • Police post adorable photo of baby getting pulled over

    Police in Cheshire, England, posted a photo to their Facebook page on Oct. 21 of a tiny person seated in a pink miniature car on a residential street. The child is flanked by a police car and two officers and one of the officers is kneeling down next to the model vehicle.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Barack Obama reveals he was mocked by daughter on Snapchat

    On Monday, the soon-to-be outgoing president shared a story with American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about how he discovered he had been exposed on the popular social media application known as Snapchat by his youngest daughter. Sasha, 15, was the first one to show her father how the app worked, and she did so by taking him through the different filters users can apply to their posts.

    The Daily Buzz
  • NYC principal beaten after asking student to turn down music

    A principal of a New York City public high school who was beaten by a student after asking him to turn down the music in his headphones is recovering. Dr. Matthew Tossman addressed a letter to his students at Manhattan Early College School for Advertising on Tuesday thanking them for their support. Tossman had asked an 18-year-old student on the lower Manhattan campus on Monday to turn down his music-blaring headphones.

    The Canadian Press
  • Student facetiming his girlfriend catches armed robbery on camera

    [A Texas student was brutally assaulted in his room, all while his girlfriend watched helplessly via FaceTime nearly two hundred miles away. Photo: Baylee Luciani via KXAN]

    The Daily Buzz
  • Experts wonder why US official uttered hard N. Korea truth

    America's top intelligence official echoed what many U.S. experts have long argued when he said this week there was little chance North Korea would agree to shut down its nuclear weapons program. The surprise, though, was that National Intelligence Director James Clapper had made the statement publicly, staking out a position contrary to the White House's and wading into policy questions. "To hear the head of the intelligence community say that the North Koreans are not going to give up their nuclear weapons, he's just telling us what everyone already knows," said Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS, a Honolulu-based foreign policy research institute, and a longtime Asia security analyst with the U.S. military.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man suffers serious injuries after shooting in Scarborough

    Thu, Oct 27: An investigation is underway after a man with gunshot wounds was driven to a police station overnight.

    Global News
  • Liberals to introduce incentives to retrofit homes, rules for more net zero new homes

    The federal government wants existing homes to be more energy efficient and for developers to build more net zero homes. Very shortly the Liberal government is expected to introduce changes to the national building code that will require builders to include more net zero homes — buildings that produce as much energy as they use — in housing developments in the next 15 years. It's all part of a list of environment measures that will roll out in the lead-up to the crucial meeting on climate between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers in December.

  • Vancouver real estate: Lawsuit claims $6.7M house deal tied to private school entry

    In a notice of civil claim, Mei Han claims an acquaintance who owned a home opposite York House offered to broker an "alternative arrangement" which would see Han buy the property in order to lend or lease it to the school. As a quid pro quo, Han claims the acquaintance — Lili Song — told her Han's daughter Olivia would get a much-coveted spot in York's Grade 4 class. "Lili never discussed with York House, or its official or representative, with regard to the alternative arrangement, and York House never agreed to same," the notice of claim says.

  • Information from accused nurse led to probe into alleged murders: source

    The investigation into the alleged murders of eight elderly nursing home residents was prompted by information the nurse accused in the case provided to a psychiatric hospital in Toronto, The Canadian Press has learned. Officials from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) alerted the Toronto police that Elizabeth Wettlaufer, of Woodstock, Ont., had shared information with hospital staff that caused them "concern," a police source familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. Wettlaufer, 49, was charged Tuesday with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of elderly residents at two nursing homes in Woodstock and London, Ont.

    The Canadian Press
  • WSIB's 'devastating' compensation policy all about board's bottom line, lawyers charge

    As CBC News reported Tuesday, an injured Lanark County paramedic, Dan O'Connor, says he fears losing his home after the board slashed his benefits by half. "It's ridiculous," said retired lawyer Ron Ellis, who served for 12 years as chair of the board's appeals tribunal. "It's a very large reduction in benefit entitlement with no change in the legislation," Ellis said.

  • Remand centre inmate who died after struggle was a 'friendly giant'

    The family of a father of two who died after a struggle at Winnipeg's remand centre wants answers about the circumstances of his death. Russell Spence, 31, of Winnipeg died Oct. 12 after he was involved in an altercation during processing at the centre. "Russell was a friendly giant," said Kevin Bittern, who is Spence's older brother.

  • Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

    Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right leg and yanked him under the waves. In an instant, Tanner knew he was being attacked by a shark in the chilly waters off the northern Oregon coast and he wondered if he would die, he recalled Wednesday, nearly three weeks after the Oct. 10 attack north of Cannon Beach.

    The Canadian Press
  • Couple pleads guilty to murder in death of Catie Miller of Dartmouth

    In a surprise development this morning in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Jason Johnson, 31, of Halifax and his girlfriend Kelly MacDonald, 35, of Lawrencetown, first elected to be tried alone by judge instead of judge and jury. The pair had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Miller, a 29-year-old mother of one.

  • Canadian weightlifter could get silver after London gold medallists stripped

    Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard appears to be in line for a medal updgrade after three athletes from Kazakhstan were stripped of their golds from the 2012 London Olympics due to failed retests of their doping samples. The Kazakh lifters were among eight athletes sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee on Thursday after their stored samples came back positive for steroids. Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Maiya Maneza and Svetlana Podobedova have been stripped of the gold medals they won in the 53-kilogram, 63kg and 75kg divisions, respectively.

    The Canadian Press
  • City of Vancouver steps up enforcement on illegal short term rentals

    Just three weeks after the city of Vancouver announced its plan to introduce a framework to regulate short term rentals, city inspectors say they're stepping up enforcement against illegal short term suites, including those advertised on sites like Airbnb. City staff members say they've received 55 complaints so far this year related to illegal short term rentals. Andreea Toma, the city of Vancouver's chief licensing inspector, says unsafe buildings are at the top of the list.



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