The military's top brass says progress has been made in the war on sexual misconduct in the ranks, as evidenced by an increase in the number of cases being reported. Chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance released an update Tuesday on efforts to root out what a former Supreme Court justice found last year was an "underlying sexualized culture" within the military. The progress report said during the first six months of the year, military police received 106 complaints of sexual misconduct that warranted a criminal investigation.
There's been a rumour swirling around the fast-food world that Colonel Sanders' fried chicken recipe has been discovered. A reporter from the Chicago Tribune claims he saw the original, handwritten recipe in a scrapbook at the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum in Kentucky. Then he went ahead and published it. Well, Julie Van Rosendaal made it — and they ate it.
A massive mushroom cloud looming over a Siberian town left locals fearing a deadly nuclear explosion had occurred.
The driver of a car that rear-ended a Toronto Transit Commission bus killing a 26-year-old man in Scarborough on Tuesday, was the victim's mother, police say. The man was a passenger in the back seat of the red Nissan driven by his 52-year-old mother, according to Toronto Police Traffic Services.
Canadians are suffering from political correctness fatigue, suggests a new poll. The same aversion to inoffensiveness largely credited with the rise of Donald Trump in the United States is alive and well in Canada, the survey by the Angus Reid Institute found. In fact, Canadians are even more exhausted by the ever-present risk of offending than our southern neighbours, the pollsters found.
Tue, Aug 30: A Toronto woman who was victim of a mail fraud scam has lost her savings. Eighty-two-year-old Leslie Milligan deposited a cheque with TD Bank that was then cleared. But as Sean O'Shea reports, the bank later said the cheque was bogus -- and drained her savings.
Shayke's hand was severely cut when he tried to grab his wife's purse back from a thief in front of 259 Portage Avenue. The attack has left the couple, who just moved to Canada from Israel at the beginning of July, unsure of what to do next. "We cannot move on in our lives because of this situation," said Talia.
Mike Leard was an ad man, a real Don Draper type, loved his drink, loved women and did some stunning advertisements. Leard never had trouble finding work. All that work dried up around the same time Mike Leard transitioned to become Michelle Leard.
The city of Caracas has topped the list of the world’s most violent cities. Based on the number of homicides per 100,000 people the Venezuelan capital fared the worst, with 120 murders, followed by Honduras’ San Pedro Sula, which saw 111 homicides per 100,000 residents. South and Central American cities dominated the list, taking nine out of ten places. The data includes cities with a population of more than 300,000 people and where homicide statistics are made available.
A drug bust at a home in Sylvan Lake turned up several illegal firearms, drugs and stolen property. A 41-year-old man and 31-year-old woman from Sylvan Lake, a 35-year-old Blackfalds man, and a 26-year-old woman from Red Deer are each facing several weapons, stolen property and drug charges.
Canada's advertising industry is taking long-overdue steps to curb misleading posts on blogs and social media that double as paid product endorsements in an effort to keep so-called influencers — celebrities and other individuals who have large followings online — honest. Advertising Standards Canada, the ad industry's governing body, is in the process of revising its rules regarding bloggers, celebrities and other social media influencers who mention companies, products or services in their posts in exchange for payment. The new rules, expected to be implemented by early 2017, will require such individuals to disclose whether they've received payment — either in the form of cash, free products or other considerations — in exchange for the mention.
Only a few hours after the group had set up camp for their week-long adventure, they heard noises outside their tent. When Andrew Stanley went outside to see what was happening, he saw two husky-sized wolves attacking his dog, Charlie. One wolf had the dog by the neck, and the other was biting the dog's legs, back, and belly. When Stanley approached with his rifle, the wolves let go of his dog and fled, but not before Stanley was able to shoot one of the wolves dead.
An Alberta woman is raising alarms about emergency response times in northern British Columbia after her traveling companion suffered a stroke and wasn't able to receive the care she needed for nearly 24 hours. Tammy Kaleta was traveling with her friend, Patricia Capewell, on a "bucket-list" trip along B.C.'s Alaska Highway to Dawson City. On August 21, the pair were stopped for the night at the Double G Service Motel, approximately three hours outside of Fort Nelson.
A long dormant yet fully functional train engine can be yours for $25,000, plus the cost of shipping. Chartier has fielded about five "serious" calls in response to the ad, including one from a business owner who wants to use the engine as an advertisement in front of his business. Another caller wants to put the engine to work, Chartier said.
Three men have been charged with aggravated assault days after a fight broke out at a rural house party near Okotoks early Sunday morning sending two men to hospital.
Several community groups and inner-city social service agencies are criticizing the vague and non-binding nature of the community benefits agreement, or CBA, attached to the Rogers Place master agreement. The agreement was negotiated four years ago by the city and the Katz Group, the company owned by Oilers owner Daryl Katz.
Leeanne and Patrick Wilson are trying to make their last memories with their son count. On Monday, King's Castle Design and Events arranged a play date for three-year-old Tanner with a group of superheroes and Disney princesses. The Lawson Civic Centre and Desiree Martin Photography also helped with the event.
By now you may have caught the new McDonald's TV commercial promoting Chicken McNuggets without artificial preservatives. The ad ends with a father lovingly brushing back his daughter's hair while she dines on preservative-free, processed chicken pieces. Adding that line to a commercial selling McNuggets has some health advocates crying foul.
Two American couples travelling along the northern Labrador coast in their 13.4-metre sailboat had a terrifying yet unforgettable experience with polar bears recently. Nancy Zydler and her husband often take their boat from Georgia, U.S.A. to colder waters off the Canadian coast, and have seen polar bears before during their five trips to Labrador.
A Calgary man accused of attempted murder on New Year's Eve three years ago is wanted on Canada-wide warrants after violating the conditions of his release. Chayce Anthony Krause, 21, was charged in connection with a Dec. 31, 2013 shooting in southeast Calgary and put under house arrest. Police say it's believed Krause left his approved residence on Aug. 26 and has not been seen since.
The long-debated idea of a guaranteed minimum annual income for Canadians moves a small step closer to reality this week. Former Conservative senator Hugh Segal delivers a report this week on how the "basic income pilot" announced in Ontario's February budget might work. The Ontario government earmarked $25 million this fiscal year to establish a pilot project in the province sometime before April 2017, and appointed Segal in late June as an unpaid special adviser.
A beloved waitress at Vito's restaurant on Rothesay Avenue in Saint John is retiring after 41 years of putting smiles on the faces of customers. Marie Mae McLaughlin started working at Vito's restaurant on Aug. 8, 1975. "She is more than an employee, she is family," said Mike Georgoudis, part-owner of the restaurant.
A wolf attack this weekend at Cameco's Cigar Lake mine is once again drawing attention to the dangerous mix of wild animals, people and garbage. On Dec. 31, 2004, Cameco miner Fred Desjarlais was jumped by a wolf outside the Key Lake mine. The two attacks raised the issue of how wild animals and people interact in the north.
With the end of summer approaching, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the little things in life. Things like warm afternoons, new friends made and, of course, all of Drake’s latest antics on tour. The Canadian rapper has spent the last few months embarking on his Summer Sixteen tour and there’s been no shortage of surprise guests, celebrity sightings and the occasional dramatic moment on stage. Lucky fans who were in the right place at the right time have been treated to surprise musical performances from artists like Kanye West, Rihanna, and perhaps most unexpectedly Eminem. The two were rumoured to be feuding with one another, but any animosity seemed to disappear after Eminem made a surprise appearance on stage at a recent Detroit tour stop. And it wouldn’t be a story about Drake without a little bit of drama, which the 6 God has been known to cause on tour. He has not only gone out of his way recently to call out New York City radio DJ Funk Master Flex, but he also made sure to pay extra special attention to his nemesis Meek Mill in Philadelphia. The two rappers have been exchanging a war of words since last year, so Drake took the opportunity of playing in Meek Mill’s hometown to share a few words with the crowd. While performing the diss track “Back To Back,” Drake changed the lyrics to really get the point across about how he feels about the Philly-based rapper. “I did another one, I even did this s*** in Philly, man, I’ll never run,“ he reportedly rapped. Drake then ended the song by stating, “just remember, when you watch that video over and over tonight, it’s not about your city.” With even more concert dates lined up for the fall, this likely won’t be the last we hear about Drake even as the comes to a close.
Tue, Aug 30: Toronto Fire has had 13 calls to rescue people from the Scarborough Bluffs so far in 2016. Crowds are growing larger and larger to take pictures for social media. Mark McAllister reports.
The shirts have a picture of Davis on the front along with the phrase 'Sprinkling Sunshine Everywhere.' On the back, the shirts say 'Sunshine Squad,' a group started by Davis's mother, Sherree Davis, that does good deeds in Davis' memory. "They should have to be here.