A 13-year-old girl is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Caledon, Ont., that also sent the 14-year-old driver to hospital early today.
An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has overturned a teen's acquittal on a sexual assault charge and delivered a blistering rebuke of a lower court judge she said did not understand the law. "It is long beyond debate that, in Canada, no means no," Topolniski wrote. In April, provincial court judge Michael Savaryn found a 15-year-old boy not guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl.
Bogumila Mroczkowski bought her winning Lotto 6/49 quick pick ticket at Shopper's Drug Mart while out on a milk run in April. It was a snap decision for Mroczkowski, who says she doesn't often buy lottery tickets. Mroczkowski, 58, was given a cheque for $20,997,902.50 in St. Albert on Tuesday morning.
Now the toddlers have been kicked out of a parkette near Kingston Road and Victoria Park in the Beach neighbourhood, the city says, due to resident complaints. "How out of control could they be?" asks Greyson's mother, Meagan Ryder.
The RCMP major crimes unit is investigating after the body of a missing teenage boy was found on Whitefish Lake First Nation, days after he and a young woman were reported missing. Hal Turnbull said RCMP have now confirmed the body discovered Monday evening was that of 17-year-old Dylan Laboucan. The area where his body was found has been sealed off as investigators gather more information from the scene.
North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions, stepping up its rhetoric hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Pyongyang for its nuclear program. Kerry told a regional security conference being hosted by Laos that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons — when the world is trying to rid itself of them — is "very provocative and deeply concerning." He urged the country to follow the lead of Iran, which hammered out a deal to end its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions.
A popular camp and conference centre in Prince George, B.C., is losing support from leading organizations because of its stance on homosexuality. Every year, hundreds of children and youth between the ages of six and 18 attend the camps offered at Ness Lake, which are marketed as a place to learn about God while enjoying outdoor activities from canoeing to ziplining. Julianna Ferguson, 17, attended Ness Lake as a camper for years.
It’s no secret that the struggle to getting all of the ketchup out of a glass bottle is a feeling many can empathize with. At last, ketchup maker Heinz has revealed a long-held secret trick. A spokesperson for Heinz told Mirror the this area is the “sweet spot” of the Heinz bottle.
A Somali immigrant to Canada died after being hospitalized in critical condition following his arrest by Canadian police, Ontario's police watchdog said on its Twitter account on Monday. Media reports cited witnesses saying the man was beaten by a number of police officers as he tried to run into an apartment building during the incident on Sunday. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the man in an Ottawa neighborhood.
Taking her place in history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night will become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican Donald Trump. After the roll call of states formalizing Clinton's nomination, former President Bill Clinton will take the stage for a history-making appearance of his own at the Democratic convention. Much of the convention's second night will be devoted to introducing voters to Clinton anew, including three hours of speakers who will highlight issues she has championed for years, including health care and advocacy for children and families.
A refugee and newcomer field trip to some Island farms last month is paying off — several refugees are now working on farms and they've been spreading the word about the experience. '"The people who went on the tour spread the word out to their friends and to their family and we get more interest as a result," said Dandan Wang, an employment councilor with the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers. The field day was organized by the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, the P.E.I. Agriculture Sector Council, and the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada.
There was delay and disappointment Tuesday as the family and friends of Alyssa Davis were back in court to hear the latest in the case against the 17-year-old girl driving the vehicle that Davis was killed in last December. The matter was set over until Aug. 23 and Alyssa's mother Sherree Davis says she is disappointed no plea was entered to charges of dangerous driving causing death, and street racing causing death. "I should never have allowed her [Alyssa] to get in the car … Shame on you, shame on you.
Two workers are dead after the paving equipment they were operating rolled into a ditch near Beaverlodge. RCMP say the incident happened Monday afternoon on Highway 672. No other vehicles were involved, and the two workers inside the vehicle were declared dead at the scene.
Mon, Jul 25: A Calgary photographer is documenting Alberta's economic downturn through his own lens. Mike Heywood isn't out to gain sympathy, but to give Canadians a better idea of what Alberta is going through. Reid Fiest has the story.
Ross McGhie and his partner were returning home from a run Sunday when they saw what investigators are calling a confrontation between Abdirahman Abdi and police that led to the Ottawa man's death. An officer located and pursued Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man with mental health issues whose family moved to Canada eight years ago. McGhie and Wendy Dunford first saw the officer and Abdi near the corner of Wellington Street West and Garland Street, and said Abdi was holding a piece of foam construction equipment.
On Aug. 6, Justin Altmann, the mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville in Ontario will marry his fiancé Jenny Hillier. The couple, who met in line at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in November 2015, decided against an intimate affair, and instead have invited the town’s 46,000 residents to the wedding ceremony. Altmann swears it’s not a publicity stunt, but simply a way to give back to the community he’s lived in pretty much his whole life.
Mayor Mike Spence says about 50 employees at the Port of Churchill were handed layoff notices on Monday afternoon, and another 40 or 50 people expecting calls back are learning that there's no work for them. Spence said he's contacting the provincial and federal governments to see if they can intervene. Workers say OmniTrax, the Denver-based company that runs the port, issued two-week layoff notices around 3:30 p.m. CT to a group of employees in the company's lunchroom.
The very first round-the-world trip by a solar-powered aircraft has been completed. Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi after a journey around planet Earth that begun in March 2015, fuelled entirely by energy from the sun Pilot Bertrand Piccard safely landed the jet for its final touch-down after travelling from Cairo. He has shared the controls with fellow pilot André Borschberg throughout the pioneering and record-breaking circumnavigation. The final landing brings to an end an epic 17-stage journey, covering 42,000 km and clocking up 558 hours of flight time. Solar Impulse 2 has the wingspan of a Boeing 747, but weighs little more than the average car. It has a cockpit the size of a telephone box, and its wings are covered with 17,000 solar cells, allowing it to fly day and night without fuel. The two Swiss pilots hope their milestone achievement will pave the way for the creation of new energy efficient technologies, and inspire new clean-energy innovations.
Protective Services for the Town of Inuvik seized 21 dogs from the home on July 15, and three more dogs were captured July 18. It is against a bylaw in Inuvik to have more than three dogs living at a residence unless registered as a dog team or kennel. Jim Sawkins, director of Protective Services for the Town of Inuvik, said the dogs were in poor condition and had acted aggressively in the area — injuring at least one dog in the neighbourhood.
Marijuana bars that sell pot rather than alcohol should be licensed to operate in Toronto, a city councillor's forum on marijuana distribution heard Monday. Jim Karygiannis, who represents Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt, called the meeting to give frustrated medical marijuana distributors and their supporters a chance to air their thoughts, after controversial police raids in May led to hundreds of charges against owners and employees at 43 Toronto marijuana dispensaries. A handful of marijuana lounges operate legally in Toronto, but they're only allowed to cater to people who are users of medical marijuana and who get their product through the mail from government-authorized distributors.
Canadians like to think that we stand tall on the world stage. Canadian men, for instance, had an average height of 170.7 centimetres (5-foot-7) in 1914. Average height continued to grow over the next 100 years, topping out at 178.1 centimetres (5-foot-10) in 2014.
Mon, Jul 25: Metro Vancouver police are raising alarm bells over a new so-called "gym" for Pokemon Go players. But as Ted Chernecki reports, it may not be easy to have it moved.
Manitoba Hydro crews near Gillam, Man., are relieved after a black bear that had been wandering around the site for over a month was successfully relocated to a safer spot. Wildlife officers live trapped and sedated the bear at the Keewatinohk Converter Station and airlifted it across the Nelson River on July 19. The bear is believed to be two years old and had been hanging around the site — which is under construction — since June 13, said Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen.
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France — Two attackers slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest celebrating Mass in a French church, killing him and gravely injuring one of the few worshippers present before being shot to death by police. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, the first inside a church in the West. Police rescued three people inside the church — including a second nun — in the small northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, said Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet.
Interim PC leader Ric McIver lashed out Tuesday at the NDP government's decision to go to court in hopes of overturning a clause in contracts with Alberta's biggest power companies that were signed by the PC government sixteen years ago. The NDP is seeking a court order declaring the clause — which it has characterized as secret and illegal — void in law. It would prevent power companies from using clauses in their contracts that allow them to abandon purchase agreements from coal-fired power plants.