• Police: Woman rams squad car while taking topless selfie

    Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie. Miranda Kay Rader posted $200 bond after she was charged with drunken driving and possessing alcohol as a minor.

    The Canadian Press
  • Michael Bublé's new house in Burnaby is getting a lot of attention

    Superstar Michael Bublé is building a giant mansion across the street from his old elementary school and it's going to have a wall that is double the size typically allowed in the city. 

  • Toronto police recover woman's body, car after plunge into Lake Ontario

    Toronto police recovered a woman's body and her car on Friday, a day after the vehicle slammed through a guardrail and plunged off a bridge into Lake Ontario. Police divers went into the water early Friday to bring up the body. Then, more than an hour later, a tow truck and crane pulled out the car, which was on the bottom of a shipping channel.

  • China goes from red-alert pollution to green energy

    The city of Foshan is in the middle of China's manufacturing heartland. The bus runs on hydrogen fuel cells, unique Canadian technology made in Vancouver by Ballard Power Systems, now installed in engines produced locally by a Chinese partner and investor. "People do see very serious air quality issues in Beijing and probably 50 other cities in China, particularly last year when you had the red alerts.

  • Filipino mayor among 10 dead in clash with anti-drug police

    Philippine anti-narcotics officers gunned down a town mayor and nine of his men in a clash Friday in one of the bloodiest operations since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a crackdown on illegal drugs. Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom of Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, who was killed with the nine others, has been publicly named by Duterte among many politicians he accused of involvement in illegal drugs as part of a shame campaign. In August, Duterte read out the names of more than 150 officials allegedly linked to illegal drugs.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'It's been horrible': Brandon woman in hospital waiting for surgery hasn't eaten for a month

    It seems like waiting two weeks at a time just for one doctor to get back [to me]," Sharon Ellerington said from her bed at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ellerington, 43, was admitted to hospital on Sept. 26 after experiencing severe abdominal pain.

  • A P.E.I. driver is suing the city after he struck and paralyzed a cyclist. And it might work.

    A bizarre case involving a driver who is suing the city of Charlottetown, P.E.I. after he stuck and paralyzed a cyclist, has merit, according to one municipal lawyer.

    Daily Brew
  • EU trade deal 'unbalanced' against Canadian meat, industry says

    Protesting farmers urged Wallonia's legislators to vote against Canada's trade deal with Europe. "Safeguards" would be provided, it said, if an as yet undefined "market imbalance" emerged as a result of Canadian imports. "There's absolutely no way I think that we could ever affect either the price or the quantity over there," said Ron Davidson, the director for international trade, government and media relations at the Canadian Meat Council.

  • “Alien” life lay be hiding inside Ontario mineshaft

    The age of the waters was first identified by scientists in 2013, reports the National Post, when researchers ran tests in a mine near Timmins, Ont. and discovered that the water had been isolated from the earth’s surface for up to 2.7 billion years. This discovery suggests that the waters may contain organisms that, although not technically alien to Earth, could be similar to what scientists hope to one day find on Mars. The research team, made up of scientists from University of Alberta and McGill University, found that the waters contained far less of the element sulphur than was expected.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Tim Horton's old bungalow for sale in Scarborough

    Thu, Oct 27: A house once owned by Toronto Maple Leafs legend Tim Horton is on the market in Scarborough. Melanie Zettler reports.

    Global News
  • 911 caller helps police solve case of missing backup dancer

    After days of police work revealed no leads in the case of the missing backup dancer, it was a 911 caller who helped locate the New Jersey woman who performed with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna. The caller told police that a woman was wandering in and out of traffic in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/2eKmPEz). The woman, 32-year-old Shirlene Quigley, was picked up by authorities and admitted to a hospital in New York under a false name she had given.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Double standards' for cats and dogs have Sherwood Park woman fuming

    Tracy Irwin set the cat among the pigeons this week when she posted a rant about animal bylaws on several local community Facebook pages. "What kind of insane double standards are pet and home owners going to continue to tolerate?" the Sherwood Park woman asked Wednesday on the social media site, complaining about the different bylaws for cats and dogs.

  • Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Trailing with time running out, Donald Trump denounced both Hillary and Bill Clinton Thursday as creatures of a corrupt political system who would use another pass at the Oval Office to enrich themselves at the expense of American families. Clinton turned to popular first lady Michelle Obama to rally voters in North Carolina, a state that could deliver a knockout blow to Trump. Trump seized on newly public emails in which longtime Bill Clinton aide Doug Band describes overlapping relationships of the Clintons' global philanthropy and the family's private enrichment.

    The Canadian Press
  • Couple pleads guilty in Halifax woman's horrific murder, dismemberment

    A Nova Scotia couple has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing and horrific dismemberment of a young Halifax mother who pleaded with them to spare her life. Jason James Johnson and Kelly Amanda MacDonald, who are both in their 30s, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder and interfering with human remains in the death of Catie Miller, 29. Johnson had previously been in a relationship with Miller, according to prosecutor Robert Kennedy.

    The Canadian Press
  • Crater crusader fills 'swimming pool' hole in Winnipeg back lane

    On Tuesday Mike Touchette dumped a truckload of gravel into the gorge in his back lane. "I don't know if it's the worst back lane, but it's sure not the best," Touchette said. The repair job cost about $200 but Touchette said it was worth it to stop the "mud bogging hole" behind his house.

  • Parole considered for Charles Manson's 'right-hand man'

    California parole officials were considering Thursday whether Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should be released from prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people. The next night, he helped kill grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary. Watson was initially sentenced to death in the stabbing and shooting rampage, but the sentence was later commuted to life when the California Supreme Court ruled in 1972 that the death penalty was unconstitutional.

    The Canadian Press
  • Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

    Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research adds to decades of conflicting evidence on whether cranberries in any form can prevent extremely common bacterial infections, especially in women. Many studies suggesting a benefit were based on weak science, but that hasn't stopped marketers and even some health care providers from recommending cranberry juice or capsules as an inexpensive way to avoid these uncomfortable and potentially risky infections.

    The Canadian Press
  • With the world on track to lose two-thirds of global wildlife in one lifetime, Canada has a huge responsibility

    The world has lost nearly 60 per cent of the global wildlife population since 1970 due to human activity and is on track to lose more than two-thirds by 2020, says the World Wildlife Fund in a shocking report. Canada is faring better than many countries but it has an enormous share of the world's biodiversity and it's falling short of protecting it, says the report by the conservation group. James Snider, vice-president of science at WWF Canada, says the global trends are very drastic. "In Canada the reductions may be not quite as severe and I think that is evidence of the unique role that Canada can play on a global stage, given the vast natural resources and wildlife that we do have," Snider told Yahoo Canada News. "But that is not to say there are not individual concerns here in Canada." This country has about 20 per cent of the world's freshwater supply and one quarter of the world's remaining wetlands. Globally, freshwater wildlife populations have declined 81 per cent over the past four decades. In Canada, seven of eight species of freshwater turtle are at risk, along with freshwater mussels in southern Ontario, Snider points out, along with several species of fish. Yet there is not a consistent monitoring program for freshwater species, he said. This country protects about 1.05 million square kilometres of land and freshwater habitat - covering about 10.6 per cent of the total, according to Environment Canada. It's a big number but falls far short of the 17 per cent target laid out in the international Convention on Biological Diversity, says WWF Canada. Canada is home to 10 per cent of the world's remaining forests, a "global responsibility," Snider said. It also has the longest coastline of any nation on Earth. Around the world, there has been a 36 per cent decline in ocean species since 1970, due mainly to overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. ALSO READ: Researchers say the near total destruction of a massive starfish is changing the ocean off the B.C. coast This country is not immune. Cod stocks off of Newfoundland collapsed three decades ago and today the WWF warns that forage stocks such as capelin, herring and mackerel are in trouble and are not being properly monitored. "Canada has not done a very good job in terms of protecting our oceans," Snider said. About 0.9 per cent of Canadian ocean territory is protected - far short of the 10 per cent target in the international Convention on Biological Diversity. Species such as beluga and North Atlantic right whales ply Canadian waters, Snider points out. "These populations, really kind of majestic species, would benefit from increased levels of marine protection," he said. This country is home to about 70,000 species, 739 of which are deemed at risk by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. The report says habitat loss is the biggest threat, citing the decline in caribou. Once found in 80 per cent of the country, some herds have declined more than 95 per cent. In the Arctic, Canada is already experiencing some of the most dramatic effects of climate change. Even if the nations of the world manage to hold the global temperature increase to between 1.5C and 2C, that will mean between 3.5C and 5C warming in the Arctic. David Miller, president of WWF Canada, said the report is a reminder that people are pushing the planet into dangerous new territory. "We know that here in Canada, our wildlife and their habitats are under increasing pressure from climate change and other human activities," he said in a statement. "We have a unique responsibility to help protect the world's biodiversity."

    Yahoo Canada News
  • Firearms trafficking ring targeted in west Edmonton, 5 men charged

    Five Edmonton men are facing a series of charges after a black market firearms trafficking ring was targeted by ALERT. Eight firearms were seized Sept. 23 as four search warrants were executed on homes across west Edmonton. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams' gang unit recovered three rifles, five handguns, body armour, silencers, and a crate containing various rounds of ammunition.

  • Residents crave calm after noisy food truck parks next door

    A week ago the Flying Noodle House set up shop right next door to Scott McKenzie's home in the Richmond West area. Correction : An earlier version of this story identified the neighbourhood as Waverley Heights.

  • First Nations chief insults premier and BC Hydro CEO over Site C

    West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson has lashed out at Premier Christy Clark and BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald in a Facebook post calling them "evil bitches". The West Moberly are one of two First Nations fighting Hydro's Site C dam project in federal court. The post is a photo of a yellow stake planted on the property of Ken and Arlene Boon, two landowners who will have to leave their family home to make way for the megaproject.

  • Carole Thomas sentenced to 15 months under house arrest, curfew for lying about sexual assault

    Carole Thomas pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges of mischief and forgery. The charges date back to February 2015, when Thomas went public with claims she had been sexually assaulted on a bike path in Longueuil just two days before 23-year-old Jenique Dalcourt was fatally attacked in the same area. Thomas, who now lives in New Brunswick, had also conducted a televised interview where she criticized Longueuil police for refusing to take her case seriously and singled out Sgt.-Det.

  • TTC suspects adult riders using student Metropasses to scam system

    Senior officials at the Toronto Transit Commission suspect that an increase in the sale of student Metropasses, plus a corresponding drop in the sale of adult passes, may add up to fraud. At Thursday's TTC board meeting, general secretary Vince Rodo reported that sales of the regular full-price adult monthly pass are down by about five per cent, but that's been more than offset by growth in post-secondary pass sales. TTC Board Chair Josh Colle said the numbers suggest something is amiss.

  • Parents on hook for school earthquake supplies, PAC member says

    When the Big One hits, will your local school be stocked with the emergency supplies that children will need to stay safe and warm in the aftermath? According to Marketa Lund, It depends on how successful the parents are at fundraising.

  • In defence of those weird molasses Halloween candies

    It's not the scent of men's cologne or the nose on a robust glass of red wine — but the taste that fills your mouth when you pop a Kerr's Molasses Kiss in your mouth. Trick-or-treaters either love or loathe the Halloween candies in the orange and black wrappers. - Do those molasses Halloween candies make you salivate or run screaming in the other direction? Leave your comments below.



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