The federal government plans to announce a comprehensive ban on asbestos in Canada next week, CBC News has learned. The country currently allows imports of construction products and automotive parts that contain the toxic fibre, even though Canada no longer exports the material.Read More »
When Dr. Allyson Koffman got a frantic Facebook message from the mother of her friend Dr. Elana Fric, she knew something was wrong. It was shortly after 8 p.m. on Dec. 1, and Fric's mother told Koffman she couldn't reach her daughter. It was so weird," Koffman said in an emotional interview with CBC Toronto.
A Saskatoon man is on a mission to make the world a better place, one Kraft Dinner box at a time.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now seriously considering Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the post. Giuliani's prospects to serve as secretary of state had already dimmed, in part because of questions about his overseas business ties.
The complaints included skin irritation from makeup products and overheating of electronic products, such as the Magic Bullets. In a news conference Friday morning, investigators said the counterfeit products were traced back to two other businesses, Beach GLO at 1938 Queen Street East and Jazz Casuals at 5160 Yonge Street.
Dr. Randy Raymond Allan has been disciplined for a third time by Manitoba's physician regulatory body and handed a six-month licence suspension for misleading investigators. In the previous case, the college found Allan allowed a nurse practitioner at the clinic where he worked to use his billing number to bill Manitoba Health for patients Allan did not see himself.
East Side Mario's and Ise's Sports Bar in Charlottetown are set to close at the end of the month. Giant Tiger will be opening up at the University Avenue location in July — after a 10,000 square foot expansion. Ben Murphy, chief operating officer the Murphy Hospitality Group, said it was the right time to vacate.
When Bahador Ayoubzadeh showed up at Ottawa's St. Laurent Shopping Centre with a shiny plastic gift card recently, he thought he had $100 to play with. You forget your card and suddenly everything is gone.," Ayoubzadeh told CBC's Ontario Today on Thursday. Earlier this week, the Ontario legislature unanimously passed Bill 47, Potts' private member's bill to ban expiration dates on points consumers accrue through loyalty plans like Air Miles.
Jack Kramer has been found guilty of break and enter with intent and possession of a weapon — but not guilty of the more serious charges of forcible confinement and sexual assault related to a 1995 attack on a woman in her home. Provincial Court Judge Allan Fradsham cited reasonable doubt in his written ruling. "I wish to be clear, I have grave suspicions that Mr. Kramer carried out these offences against the occupants of the acreage," he wrote.
A Mississauga, Ont., woman injured by a stray bullet during an incident in which a man was fatally shot by police is suing Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans, the police services board and others for damages. Ontario's police watchdog agency says Suzan Zreik was in her home when officers fired multiple shots, killing a 22-year-old man on March 20, 2015, and she was taken to hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. The statement of claim alleges Evans failed to ensure officers were properly trained and that she knowingly withheld the extent of Zreik's injuries from the Special Investigations Unit.
David Kennedy lives next door to the charred remains of the house in southeastern Newfoundland where a five-year-old girl died last April. "It's just a constant reminder for everybody," Kennedy said Friday in an interview. Quinn Butt died while staying with her father, Trent Butt, who now faces charges of first-degree murder and arson.
The gas supplier for the northern Alberta hamlet of Fort Vermilion asked its largest customers Friday to cut back on gas usage during the cold snap because the community could soon run out. "In the history of the gas co-op we have never seen the pressure this low," said John Klassen who speaks for Northern Lights Natural Gas Co-Op. Some customers alerted the gas co-op to the dropping gas pressure Friday morning.
This week more than 800 scientists from across the country are gathered in Winnipeg for ArcticNet 2016, where they're sharing research on environmental, social, economical and political challenges and opportunities that are emerging from climate change and modernization in the Arctic. At Wednesday's gala, a joke was made during a tribute to Martin Fortier, the retiring head of ArcticNet. "Basically, it was a roast of his contributions to the network," said David Barber, a Canada Research Chair in Arctic system science at the University of Manitoba, speaking on behalf of the ArcticNet board.
An Island man says he'll listen to his wife and not leave the keys in his car anymore, even though he lives out in the country, "where we trust anyone and everyone."
Officers were looking for keys, a purse and cellphone belonging to Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji in the Humber River and near a bridge where her body was found, police said. In their statement, relatives of Fric-Shamji, 40, whose neurosurgeon husband is charged in her death, said they were especially grateful for the support shown for her three young children. Steve Ryan alluded last week to a relationship that had been troubled — even though social media posts of the couple and family painted a portrait of a blissful relationship.
Two teenage sisters described as "the life of the party" have died and their mother is in serious condition in hospital after their car and a dump truck collided near the intersection of Mitch Owens and Manotick Station roads. The car was heading west and the dump truck was heading east when one of the vehicles lost control, police say, and collided with the other. Pastor Raymond Grant with Bible Way Ministries said the family had emigrated to Canada from Congo.
A barge that acts as a lifeline for the First Nation that provides Winnipeg with its clean drinking water has broken again, leaving several residents stranded for the second time this year. The ferry serving Shoal Lake 40 broke down Friday afternoon on its way to pick up residents completing a grocery trip on the mainland, says Linda Redsky, a Shoal Lake 40 band member. Redsky told CBC drivers of almost 30 vehicles were waiting to be picked up when issues with the boat's hydraulics prevented it from launching at Shoal Lake 40.
Fri, Dec 9: A close friend of Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji talks about what her family knew about the disappearance. Catherine McDonald has the story
The fight for gender rights is strengthening in Canada as more municipalities incorporate gender neutrality in their communications and offer inclusive public spaces. This week, the City of Winnipeg considered re-writing its websites, signs, programs and other city services to be more gender-neutral. The city’s main library branch is also in the process of changing to gender-neutral washrooms. Last week, the Union of B.C. Municipalities voted to lobby the province to require gender-neutral language across all local governments. "We need to make sure our language is not causing harm and is accurate," Jeremy Loveday, a councillor from Victoria, told the convention, according to the Vancouver Sun. Over the past few years, provinces have changed their human rights codes to accommodate transgender and non-binary individuals. Here is a look at some recent changes across Canada.
A 911 dispatcher brought a violent crime spree to an end while driving home from work early Tuesday morning. The crime spree continued around 2:45 a.m. when the man broke into another home on Church Street about half a block from Bruce Avenue. By 8 a.m., a 911 dispatcher was driving home from work and saw a man that fit the suspect's description on Ouellette Avenue, near Ellis Street, and called police.
Karley Mitchell, a 19-year old single mom living in York region, has turned to local food banks and the neighbourhood charity support centre, 360 Kids, to help feed herself and her baby.
A survey of over 300 Syrian refugee families now living in British Columbia show a population happy to be here, but still striving for self-sufficiency.
To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe. Performers who came to play the electronic dance party last weekend and those looking to be awed by the sounds and scene wanted to be among people who accepted them for who they were. "This party was a cross-section of all those communities, far more than you find in a bar," said Nihar Bhatt, a DJ and promoter who went there to see friends perform.
Photos on social media of dozens of dead caribou on the Transtaiga Highway near Chisasibi, in Northern Quebec, have yet again provoked outrage among Cree leaders, hunters and environmentalists who say whoever hunted these animals took too many and did not obtain proper permission despite new rules designed to protect them. The rules governing the Dec. 1 to Jan. 31 sports hunt — which apply to anyone who is not a beneficiary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, including hunters from the Innu or other First Nations — changed this year in an effort to curb meat wastage, reduce the number of hunters visiting the territory, and protect the Leaf River caribou herd. "We see whole caribou carcasses left on the side of the road, a lot of guts lying along the side of the roads or near camps," said Nadia Saganash, wildlife management administrator with the Cree Nation Government, describing some of the photos she receives every year.
A Calgary police officer is urging drivers to keep calm behind the wheel, after a mother was injured by a man who attacked her with a hockey stick in an alleged road rage incident. "If you're out driving, I guarantee you, somebody is going to make a mistake at some point and cut you off, or somebody's going to drive too close behind you," said Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey. Stacey spoke about the issue of road rage on Alberta@Noon on Friday, a day after police said they are seeking two suspects in connection with the violent attack on Karalie Red Old Man while her child was in the car.
Joe Biden says the world will look to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the "liberal international order" faces challenges. The U.S. vice-president made the comments at an Ottawa dinner held in his honour Thursday night.