By Noemie Olive SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) - Assailants loyal to Islamic State forced an elderly priest to his knees before slitting his throat and took several worshippers hostage in a French church on Tuesday before police shot the attackers dead. It was the latest in a wave of attacks
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.
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.
Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signalling it was time for them, too, to rally behind her in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump. "Any objective observer will conclude that — based on her ideas and her leadership — Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States," he declared in a headlining address on the opening night of the Democratic convention. Sanders joined a high-wattage lineup of speakers, including first lady Michelle Obama who made a forceful, impassioned case for the Democratic nominee.
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.
P.E.I. government officials are investigating a fish kill in Clyde River, just west of Charlottetown.
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.
While the theme of Vancouver's Pride Week this year is "better together," some groups are expressing their frustration by remaining separate. In solidarity with Black Lives Matter Vancouver's protest of the Vancouver pride parade for including a police float, queer Muslim group Salaam and queer South Asian group Trikone are also sitting out this year's pride parade. Cicely-Belle Blain, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter, said many queer people of colour feel excluded from the mainstream queer community.
The Quebec government will now allow misshapen fruits and vegetables to be sold in stores and markets, a move officials say will give Quebecers more choice and reduce food waste. Previously, Quebec regulations barred stores from selling produce with abnormal physical characteristics. Minister of Agriculture Pierre Paradis said those rules aren't relevant anymore, adding he thinks this change will better meet customer demand.
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.
A Nova Scotia man serving a six-year prison sentence for killing two teenage boys in Antigonish County while driving impaired has been granted parole. On Nov. 24, 2011, William Lionel Edmund Byron Fogarty was driving a car on Highway 4 in Tracadie, N.S., when it crossed over the centre line and collided with another vehicle. A drug test revealed Fogarty had methadone, several prescription drugs and Valium in his system at the time of the crash.
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.
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.
A man in Inuvik was particularly excited about meeting the minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs when she was in town last week, but it had nothing to do with land claims or food subsidies: Carolyn Bennett delivered him. Prior to her election, Bennett was a family physician and worked at Women's College Hospital in Toronto. Gould is a sign painter and muralist by trade and recently moved to Inuvik to take in the summer solstice and the Great Northern Arts Festival.
A 47-year-old man from Kensington is dead after a boating accident in P.E.I.'s Indian River.
The nephew of Rob Ford, the late Toronto mayor who won notoriety for admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in office, has won his uncle's old seat on the city council. The council seat had been vacant since Rob Ford died in March of cancer at age 46. Michael Ford, the son of Rob Ford's sister, won with almost 70 percent of the votes, beating 11 other candidates.
U.S. home prices extended their steady upward march in May, spurred by rising sales and a dwindling supply of available houses. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.2 per cent in May compared with a year ago. Solid job growth and near-record low mortgage rates are spurring more Americans to buy homes.
A court near Berlin on Tuesday convicted a 33-year-old German security guard of kidnapping, abusing and murdering two small boys — including a child refugee — and sentenced the man to life in prison. The Potsdam regional court said Silvio S., whose surname wasn't given due to German privacy rules, won't automatically be up for release after 15 years because of the seriousness of his crime. The disappearance of a 6-year-old German child named Elias from near his home in Potsdam last July prompted a massive police search.
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.
Parents of children at a Saint-Laurent school are worried about Two large propane tanks that are stored beside nearby railway tracks. The parents say they recently found out Canadian National Railway has been storing the tanks about 100 meters behind Alex Manoogian School.
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.
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.
Ethan Dean will be living his dream on Tuesday. The six-year-old has a garbage truck bedspread and pillow. Now, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he's going to experience what it's like to be a garbage truck driver.
The parents of Shea Fright, a Winnipeg woman who was killed by an impaired driver on Highway 207 last month, are speaking publicly about the loss of their daughter and urging motorists not to drink and drive. Kelly and Leah Fright fought back tears as they talked on Monday about the day their 29-year-old daughter died. Shea Fright was driving in the early morning hours of June 26 — decompressing after a night working at Royal Manitoba Yacht Club in West St. Paul before going home — when her car was struck by a pickup truck on the highway six kilometres west of Lorette, Man.
Post-Secondary Education Minister Donald Arseneault has come out swinging against former attorney general Mike Murphy over the government's controversial program that offers free tuition to low-income students who attend public institutions. "I have better things to do in my day than to pay attention to Mike Murphy. Arseneault was reacting to Murphy's announcement that he and Kelly Lamrock, a former education minister and attorney general in the Graham Liberal government and a defeated NDP candidate, believe the program is unconstitutional and may take the government to court.
Researchers at the University of Calgary believe there are early detection signs for dementia that have little to do with memory and a lot to do with behaviour. Dr. Zahinoor Ismail is the lead researcher and said he and his team have developed a checklist for doctors and family members that ask questions about mood, anxiety and social behaviour. The project started four years ago, and led to the creation of a rating scale that was easy enough for family members to use.