Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said "look what's happening last night in Sweden" as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. It wasn't clear what he was referring to and there were no high-profile situations reported in Sweden on Friday night.
A 25-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in Markham on Saturday night. Staff Sgt. David Mitchell, spokesman for York Regional Police, said police received a call about a pedestrian at the intersection of Steeles Avenue East and McCowan Road at 11:30 p.m. Mitchell said the woman, believed to be from Markham, was crossing McCowan Road when she was hit by a vehicle making what police believe was a left turn.
A man sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of a Calgary couple and their grandson has been assaulted in jail, according to his lawyer. Kim Ross said his client Douglas Garland was attacked Friday night in the Calgary Remand Centre where he is awaiting transfer to a federal institution. Calgary police said a 57-year-old inmate at the jail was seriously injured after being assaulted by several other inmates, but would not identify the man.
Police are investigating whether an anti-Islam rally held on the doorstep of a mosque in the heart of downtown Toronto Friday had any criminal element and whether it could be considered a hate crime. With signs of love and support plastered to its exterior, Masjid Toronto bore little sign on Saturday of the rally held there just a day before, during which more than a dozen people — with banners and loudspeakers in hand — called for a ban on Islam as Muslims prayed inside. Toronto police say they have received multiple complaints about the demonstration, some from those who were present at the mosque and others from those who weren't, Const.
A number of Chilliwack, B.C. residents have returned home after a landslide prompted firefighters to evacuate their residences.
Alberta doctors are learning about why some people are hesitant to get vaccinated. A pediatric infectious disease conference was held in Banff this week, with a Saturday session devoted to vaccination hesitancy, led by Dr. Robert Bednarczyk, an assistant professor at the Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta. Bednarczyk would like to see that change.
HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month-old offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city. The battle for western Mosul promises to be the most daunting yet, as the half of the city west of the Tigris River has older, narrower streets and is still home to hundreds of thousands of civilians, who have been told to shelter in place. Iraq declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" last month, but IS has continued to launch attacks there.
Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday. Malaysian police have so far arrested four people carrying IDs from North Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Patricia Carpenter, a young mother, was found dead at a Toronto construction site in 1992. Sonya Cywink's death is a similar mystery — an unsolved homicide. The installation celebrates the memories of Carpenter and Cywink through soundscapes, documentary pieces, and artifacts from their lives — be it Cywink's poetry or Carpenter's beloved Cabbage Patch dolls — either on display or woven through short films.
Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. McCorvey died at an assisted living centre in Katy, Texas, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. McCorvey was 22, unmarried, unemployed and pregnant for the third time in 1969 when she sought to have an abortion in Texas, where the procedure was illegal except to save a woman's life.
The United States says it is disturbed by Russia's decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine. The recognition, in an order signed by President Vladimir Putin that was announced Saturday, "is alarming and contradicts the agreed-upon goals of the Minsk Agreement," the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine said Sunday on Twitter, referring to a two-year-old agreement on ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Russia was a signatory of the agreement.
Twelve-year-old Ellen Carragher hosted a different kind of birthday party this weekend. Instead of asking for presents, the Charlottetown girl hosted a public skate at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown Saturday as a fundraiser for mental health. "Since I get so many presents for Christmas and my birthday, I thought I don't really need anymore, so why don't we just cancel that and do something kind?" she said.
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI offices, highway tunnels and other New York-area landmarks in a single day of terror. Stewart, the defence attorney who argued that Abdel-Rahman was a spiritual leader prosecuted for his speech, was later convicted of helping the sheik communicate with his followers. One of Abdel-Rahman's co-conspirators, Nosair was not only sentenced for his role in the bomb plot but for assassinating militant Rabbi Meir Kahane in a New York hotel in 1990.
Iran's foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is "unmoved by threats" but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers, under which Tehran agreed to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions, but hasn't said what he plans to do about it. "Iran doesn't respond well to threats," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of top diplomats and defence officials.
As part of the celebration, former NHL tough guy Marty McSorley stopped by Evraz Place in Regina to talk about hockey. "I grew up in a large family where the rink was the centre of the community," McSorley said, adding he relished in the opportunity to reacquaint himself with the culture of hockey. McSorley grew up on a farm with nine siblings.
When Blue Rodeo takes the stage at Mile One Centre in St. John's on Wednesday, it will be a special performance for the band. "We certainly know a lot about regionalism in this country because we've travelled so much, but why certain areas are more musical than others I've never really been able to understand," he told CBC Radio's Weekend AM while on the road in Hamilton, O.N. Cuddy said the band pours more energy into a performance when an audience is more receptive.
Lisa Marie Presley describes herself as deeply in debt and just out of a treatment facility in court papers that accuse her estranged fourth husband of having hundreds of inappropriate photographs of children on his computer. Lockwood has not been charged with anything and his lawyer said the accusations are inaccurate. The court papers tell a tale of profligacy and alleged fraud that has made things messy for Presley, the 49-year-old only child of Elvis Presley and ex-wife of both Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.
With avalanche warnings in place in several national parks this weekend, safety instructors are reminding backcountry users that proper equipment doesn't have to be overly expensive. Parks Canada issued warnings for Jasper, Banff, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks, where the danger is rated "considerable" below the treeline. The avalanche risk is also rated "considerable" in Kananaskis Country at treeline and alpine elevations and in Glacier National Park both below the treeline and at the alpine elevation.
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) - At the 18th-century Spode pottery works in Stoke-on-Trent, start-up artisans like 22-year-old Emma Price are moving into abandoned buildings and breathing new life into a once-mighty industry. Iconic Stoke brands such as Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Spode are renowned across the globe for their fine chinaware. On a rich seam of clay in England's West Midlands, Stoke became the world centre of pottery production by 1800.
Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with. The tidal power underwater turbines that were completed last month are only the latest green energy project for an archipelago that has been reliant for decades on the North Sea offshore industry. "We're not 100 percent self sufficient but we're quite a long way towards it," Jim Dickson, 69, told AFP at his home in the windswept village of Brae, referring to electricity generation for his own house.
Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart, who died while scuba diving off the coast of Florida, was remembered Saturday as a lovable scamp who channelled his passion for the environment into a global movement. Others who spoke at the funeral focused on the work Stewart did.
A six-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder in Nanaimo, B.C., has more macaroni and cheese than he could ever have imagined — and more is on the way. Much to his parent's surprise, the grade one student recently discovered a food he actually enjoys: Kraft Dinner Star Wars Mac and Cheese.
One bold step London needs to make: I think London needs to hire more visible minorities. A recent experience that left you thinking London has work to do: I recently made a statement that I might run for mayor and somebody said, London won't elect a visible minority for mayor.
After a lack of funds threatened to cancel the festivities altogether, Louis Riel Day is back on the calendar at the St. Boniface Museum. Museum director Vania Gagnon said a month ago, it looked like the special programming on the holiday Monday would have to be cancelled to cut costs. The museum put out a call for help, which was answered by the Manitoba Metis Federation.