• Judges order 4-year-old boy not to wear girls' clothes in southeastern Alberta city

    Susan Smith says she remembers walking out of the court room in Medicine Hat last December in shock after a judge ordered her four-year-old son not be allowed to wear feminine clothing in public.

  • Toronto police receive 911 call from dead phone line

    Anderson explained to the officer that her landline, which she keeps in case of emergencies, was down, knocked out by rain on the previous evening — a problem with her Bell service that she's been dealing with for months. After confirming her story, the officer told Anderson this is a common problem. "It happens all the time when it rains," he said. Bell Canada told CBC News there are intermittent service issues in the Junction area, though it declined an interview about the problems.

  • Anesthesia in Alberta dental offices questioned after girl suffers brain damage

    Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. Last month, a four-year-old Edmonton girl was rushed to hospital after receiving general anesthetic at a downtown dental office. The details of what happened are now under investigation by the Alberta Dental Association and College, which has released no information about the incident itself.

  • Figure skater Scott Hamilton diagnosed with 3rd brain tumour

    Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour . People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour . In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.

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  • Millennials restoring their faith at Toronto's C3 Church

    With an avant-garde rock band, an Australian pastor in skinny jeans at the mic and Drake-inspired graphics behind him, C3 might seem more like Coachella than what it really is — church. "I think if Jesus were alive today, he would've had an Instagram account," said C3 Toronto's lead pastor Sam Picken in an interview Sunday. Picken, 32, started the Toronto chapter with his wife and a handful of friends in 2012.

  • Human remains found near Red River are 'historic,' police say

    Human remains found in East Selkirk, Man., on the weekend are "historic" and not being investigated as a police matter, RCMP said on Monday. "The RCMP's investigation is now concluded and has been turned over to the Historic Resources Branch of the Province of Manitoba," police wrote in a news release. Human remains were found on the riverbank near the junction of Highway 212 (Ferry Road) and Highway 204 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Utah man gets 30 years up to life in basement kidnap case

    A Utah man who pleaded guilty to tying up five people in a basement was sentenced Monday to serve at least 30 years up to life in prison, clearing the way for him to face murder charges in Wyoming. Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, 23, is charged with killing a Salt Lake City train worker on the way to a remote Wyoming hideout with his father. The chain of events in May started when Harrison and his father invited a woman and her four daughters ages 13 to 18 to a barbeque outside Salt Lake City but then tied them up in the basement, police said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto's police chief says grey police cars 'very identifiable'

    There may be new Toronto police cruisers on the streets, but some residents say they can't see them. 

  • Leafs waive veteran Michalek, claim Ben Smith off waivers from Colorado

    The Toronto Maple Leafs placed Milan Michalek on waivers Monday and picked up veteran centre Ben Smith. Michalek was acquired by Toronto last February in the trade which sent Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators. Leafs coach Mike Babcock said Michalek would join the Toronto Marlies (AHL) if he cleared waivers.

    The Canadian Press
  • Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats

    Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping Democrats seize the Senate and chip away at the Republican-controlled House. The shifting political map has freed Clinton and her well-funded campaign to spend time and money helping other Democrats in competitive races. "We're running a co-ordinated campaign, working hard with gubernatorial, Senate and House candidates," said Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager.

    The Canadian Press
  • How one drug cartel banked its cash in New York City

    Over two hours, federal agents snapped pictures as the pair visited seven banks, stopping at each one to make cash deposits of just under $10,000 — all from piles of drug money stashed in their bags. The trick is keeping deposits small, because banks are required to report cash deposits of $10,000 or more to the government. Before they went to prison late last month, the Salgados were paid to launder up to $1 million a month collected from drug wholesalers doing business with the notorious Sinaloa cartel, prosecutors said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Ottawa officer charged under police act after Pootoogook postings

    OTTAWA — An Ottawa police officer is facing charges under the police act in connection with online comments about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook, remarks the city police chief has said were inappropriate and had "racial undertones."

    The Canadian Press
  • Olympic bronze medallist MacLean announces retirement from competitive swimming

    Canada's Brittany MacLean, who raced to an Olympic relay bronze at the 2016 Rio Games, announced her retirement from competitive swimming on Monday. MacLean made her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games and swam the third leg in the women's 4x200-metre freestyle race in Rio. After Katerine Savard and Taylor Ruck swam the first two legs, MacLean held the team in third before Penny Oleksiak finished the race in a Canadian record time of seven minutes 45.39 seconds.

    The Canadian Press
  • Health minister announces revision of Canada’s Food Guide

    Mon, Oct 24: At the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Montreal on Monday morning, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced that the government was seeking input from Canadians about particular dietary concerns.

    Global News
  • Fans 'distraught' as Prince George liquor stores run out of Canterbury beer bottles

    German tourists and local beer enthusiasts alike in Prince George, B.C., say they're disappointed by the absence of locally-brewed Canterbury Dark Mild bottles from liquor store shelves. The beer is manufactured by Pacific Western Brewing and is difficult to find outside of Prince George. Hayward said she's had to deal with a lot of customers upset at the lack of bottled Canterbury over the summer, including German tourists who stock up on it before heading further north.

  • Former Spitfire Ben Johnson to be sentenced Tuesday

    Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson will be sentenced on Tuesday. Johnson was found guilty in September of sexually assaulting a 16 year-old girl at a downtown nightclub in 2013. CBC Windsor's Aadel Haleem is live-blogging the action from the courthouse.

  • Tour bus slams into truck on slowed-down highway, killing 13

    A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said. A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on Interstate 10 before the vehicles crashed just north of the desert resort town of Palm Springs, California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele said. It was not known if alcohol, drugs or fatigue played a role in the crash about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, but the bus was inspected in April and had no mechanical issues, Abele said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Welfare Food Challenge highlights hardships of those in need

    While politicians and minor celebrities have played at getting by on only $18 for food this week as part of the Welfare Food Challenge, Georgina Starr has been doing it for real on the streets of Vancouver.

  • Evicted East Vancouver families call for restrictions on 'renovictions'

    "I was pretty shocked and upset," said Tracey Rossi, a single mother now forced to move. "It's stressful, really stressful," said Jacqui Charlebois, another one of the evicted residents, who has a daughter attending college nearby. Vancouver is super hard to find a decent suite that a family can afford.

  • Police save 5 people from Alberta Avenue fire

    Quick-thinking police officers helped five people escape without injury when fire tore through an Alberta Avenue home Sunday evening. Gwin said she and her colleagues are grateful for the police officers' quick actions. Kudos to the Edmonton police," she said.

  • B.C. woman turns 'second grade' fruit into drinking vinegar

    The end game is simple: justice for second grade produce that doesn't make it onto grocery store shelves. Fruit fanatic Heidi Kuhn saw the horror firsthand when she visited a fruit farm in the Okanagan. Kuhn is one of many people who have taken advantage of the second grade produce.

  • Remembering the Kootenay explosion, nearly five decades later

    Nearly five decades have passed since the deadly explosion aboard HMCS Kootenay — Canada's worst peacetime navy accident — but the memory lives on. This year, the province has declared it HMCS Kootenay Day, a proclamation made during a memorial ceremony on Friday. Harry Bryan has played his bugle every year to mark the anniversary, including at the funerals of those killed.

  • Central Alberta heart attack patients up to 70% more likely to die, doctors warn

    Red Deer doctors are pleading for help, saying people in central Alberta are dying needlessly because they don't have timely access to life-saving procedures. An Alberta Health Services (AHS) document written in December 2014 — and recently obtained by CBC News — examined the need for more cardiac services in central Alberta. It reveals people in that part of the province had a 70 per cent higher death rate after a heart attack than people in Calgary between 2007 and 2010.

  • Charges laid after Regina police track down stolen vehicle suspected in hit and run

    Regina police have charged a man with a number of offences after tracking down a stolen vehicle believed to be involved in a hit and run Sunday morning. 

  • Blocked from medical appointment, McGill student with disabilities speaks out against construction

    One McGill University student with disabilities is speaking out against ongoing construction around campus which has now caused her to miss a medical appointment and an important event for doctoral students. Doctoral candidate Stephanie Chipeur is quadriplegic and uses a wheelchair. Chipeur says that in the past two weeks, she missed a medical appointment at the Brown Building's student centre, because the building's access ramp was blocked due to construction.



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