• 'Rounder' from Ontario raped Calgary woman in front of husband in 1995, accused testifies

    A "rounder" from Ontario named Rob repeatedly raped a Calgary woman in her home — including in front of her bound husband — more than two decades ago, Jack Kramer testified in his own defence at his sexual assault trial on Wednesday.

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  • Brad Pitt cancels premiere appearance and issues new statement on divorce

    Amid his ongoing divorce from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has confirmed that he will not be attending the premiere of his latest film, Voyage of Time. Though the star was scheduled to make an appearance at the screening on Wednesday (Sept. 28), he revealed in a new statement that his priority is to remain "focused on my family."

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  • Kate wraps up in one of Sophie Trudeau's favourite Canadian brands

    The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up in style while in the Great White North, stepping out in one of Sophie Trudeau's favourite labels! The grey coat she donned was from Canadian fashion brand Sentaler. During her visit to Carcross on Wednesday, the 34-year-old royal ditched her striking red Carolina Herrera overcoat for a designer brand which is often worn by the Canadian Prime Minister's wife.

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  • Friends rally behind Sask. man after wife dies during childbirth

    On Friday, Sept. 23, Mark Burnett, 32, and his wife Megan, 33, went to the hospital in Nipawin, Sask., about 267 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. "From there they worked on Megan and they were able to give birth to the baby. Megan unfortunately did not make it," said Daniel Kasun, a close friend of the family. "It was surreal to get news like that, and it immediately goes to 'okay, what type of supports can we give to both Mark and Mark and Megan's families and move forward from there', is really where my mind went," Kasun told CBC News.

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  • Blackberry exits handheld device business

    Wed, Sep 28: Waterloo-based Blackberry will no longer design and engineer handheld devices. The decision announced Wednesday is the end of an era. Sean O'Shea reports.

    Global News
  • Probe of jetty sought as service held for Marlins' Fernandez

    Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team's ballpark Wednesday as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio sought a safety probe into the rock jetty where a boat crash claimed the lives of the baseball star and two friends. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, manager Don Mattingly, hitting coach Barry Bonds and the team's players including Marcel Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton wore white T-shirts emblazoned with Fernandez's image and the letters "RIP" as they slowly walked the hearse away from Marlins Park in Miami's Little Havana neighbourhood .

    The Canadian Press
  • As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

    A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks. The day after his first general election debate, Trump blamed the moderator and a bad microphone and said he was holding back to avoid embarrassing Clinton. Next time, he threatened, he might get more personal and make a bigger political issue of former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kiefer Sutherland thinks Julia Roberts calling of their 1991 wedding was 'brave'

    Back in the nineties, Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts were one of Hollywood's biggest power couples - but all that changed when the actress abruptly called off their wedding just two days before it was set to take place. Media speculation ran rampant over the cause, but 25 years later Kiefer has opened up about his relationship with Julia and even praised his former fiancée for calling off the wedding. At the time of their split, Julia caused controversy by quickly starting a new romance with Kiefer's good friend, actor Jason Patric.

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  • A Yellowknife woman's torturous bathroom trip, and ensuing legal battle

    A Yellowknife woman with multiple sclerosis suffered a "humiliating experience" and was discriminated against by the N.W.T. legislative assembly when she raised concerns about the building's lack of automatic door openers, only to become trapped in a bathroom two years later partly because an opener still hadn't been installed. The assembly has widened doors, added companion seating for people in wheelchairs, and made sure some seats in the public gallery remain open for those with crutches.

    CBC
  • Saskatoon woman bitten by police dog can't sue, court rules

    A Saskatoon woman who was bitten by a police dog and arrested even though she didn’t do anything illegal cannot sue for damages, a judge has ruled. In August 2013, Sheila Tataquason, the complainant, was sitting in the backyard of her Avenue H home with a friend, Joshua Desnomie, when she was attacked by a Saskatoon police dog. Saskatoon police were responding to a robbery call in the area at the time and were looking for two suspects, but neither Tataquason nor Desmonie had anything to do with it.

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  • Former exotic dancer not buying Joel North's 'white knight' defence of stripper tweet

    A former exotic dancer in St. John's says she doesn't accept the defence of Joel North — a private radio host who left his job after he told a woman she'd do better by stripping online. "He can't say, 'oh no, I was really being the white-knight of the strippers, and I was actually the one being so kind and so good-hearted here," Michelle Keep, who is also a volunteer with the St. John's Status of Women Council, said. North, a DJ on Coast 101.1, tweeted a message to a woman broadcasting herself playing video games last week, telling her she'd get more viewers if she was stripping.

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  • Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart failure: study

    Commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory painkillers, including ibuprofen, raise the risk of hospital admission for heart failure, a large European study suggests. Several previous studies have linked use of NSAIDs with increased risk of heart failure. More than 92,000 hospital admissions for heart failure in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom were identified and compared with 8.2 million controls of the same age and sex.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow toasts her 44th birthday with a makeup-free selfie

    Gwyneth Paltrow has celebrated her 44th birthday by posting a makeup-free selfie that's floored fans. Comments immediately began pouring in from her fans, who praised the star for embracing her natural beauty, alongside birthday wishes and compliments. It's not the first time that Gwyneth has inspired her followers to embrace the ageing process.

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  • Edmonton nightclub employee faces 18 new charges

    A 29-year-old Edmonton nightclub employee accused of three sexual assaults is facing 18 new charges after police began looking for other possible victims. On Aug. 10, Matthew McKnight was charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault and unlawful confinement in relation to three alleged victims. McKnight is expected to appear in court on Nov. 7.

    CBC
  • Opaskwayak Cree Nation parents in shock after son contracts pneumonia, dies

    The parents of an 11-year-old boy from Opaskwayak Cree Nation never expected to return home from Winnipeg without him, after he died of complications from pneumonia five days after arriving at the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg.Terrel Kitchekeesik passed away early Sunday morning, after many of his organs had failed and doctors told the family no more could be done."When I get home it's gonna hit me, it's gonna hit me yet, I know that I'm not bringing my baby home no more," said his mother, Sheena Castel, through tears."I don't know what I'm going to do when I don't see my boy at home. ...

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  • Canada unhappy in victory; Crosby still surging; Price delivers best game of World Cup

    The Canadians edged Team Europe with a 3-1 win in Game 1 of the best-of-three World Cup of Hockey final. This was probably Canada's worst performance of the World Cup, an error-prone effort with little of the speed, precision or all-out control that defined earlier victories. Shots were 32-31 for Canada at even-strength, a slight advantage over a vastly inferior opponent.

    The Canadian Press
  • Family, police seek help in 'suspicious' disappearance of New Brunswick woman

    Tears ran down Gillian Fletcher's cheeks and her voice cracked as the New Brunswick woman pleaded publicly for any information that might solve the mysterious disappearance of her daughter nearly a month ago. Jami Springer was last confirmed to have been seen in the late afternoon of Aug. 31 on McLaughlin Drive in Moncton, and police call the 27-year-old woman's disappearance suspicious. Fletcher said members of her family have been searching, and flooding social media with pictures of Springer in the hopes someone will recognize her and have information to help find her.

    The Canadian Press
  • University of Alberta researcher says tight collar removed from injured polar bear

    University of Alberta researchers will no longer collar young polar bears, after a tracking collar was finally removed from a bear that gained notoriety a year ago for an image of its bloodied neck. The male bear was collared years ago by U of A researchers studying polar bear movements within the southern Beaufort Sea. The bear was released and there are no ongoing concerns about its well-being, biological sciences professor Andrew Derocher said.

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  • Alberta government reviewing eligibility and make-up of executive fleet

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said she is awaiting a report on whether the government's executive vehicles fleet meets environmental and eligibility requirements. Questions are being raised about why the government continues to provide vehicles to members of cabinet, deputy ministers and independent officers of the legislative assembly. The government wants to balance safety with cost-effectiveness and will also look at vehicle emissions, the premier said.

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  • Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

    A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. One student was shot in the leg and the other in the foot, Capt. Garland Major with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said. Both students were male.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Significant increase' noted in syphilis cases, Toronto Public Health says

    Toronto Public Health says it is aware of a "significant increase" in the number of infectious syphilis cases reported in the city last year and in the first six months of this year. Dr. Rita Shahin, associate medical officer of health, said 394 cases were reported in Toronto up until the end of June 2016. A total of 690 cases were reported to public health officials last year, as compared to 590 cases in 2014.

    CBC
  • You've never seen a cuter sous chef than Chrissy Teigen's baby Luna

    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's baby girl Luna seems to be living the adage 'like mother, like daughter'! Judging by the model's latest Instagram post, the little one is following in mom's culinary footsteps. The five-month-old made the cutest culinary protégé as she wore a chef's hat to join Chrissy in the kitchen on Tuesday. Chrissy couldn't resist sharing a photo of the sweet moment with her 8.4 million Instagram followers, showing her smiling at her daughter who looks adorable in the oversized hat and a pretty pink dress.

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  • Teacher who lost sight after school shooting says she's getting little help

    Charlene Klyne lost her sight after a deadly school shooting in northern Saskatchewan and still has shotgun pellets lodged in her jaw and chest. Klyne was among seven people hurt in the shooting at the high school in La Loche in January. A teacher and a teacher's aide were fatally shot at the school and two brothers were also killed at a nearby home.

    The Canadian Press
  • Tory MP says $1,300 per person for food, drink on PM's plane is 'outrageous'

    Passengers who accompanied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his first two international trips were apparently well fed. The government has revealed, in response to a written question by the Conservatives, that the cost of food and beverages supplied aboard a government Airbus used for the trips amounted to just over $1,300 per person.

    The Canadian Press
  • Student surprises teacher with a pair of Air Jordans to say thanks

    Video of a Texas teenager’s thoughtful present for his teacher is making a shiny red apple on the first day of school look pretty tame in comparison. “Coach” Thomas Walser is a teacher at Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas who works in the AVID school program, which helps students traditionally underrepresented in higher education prepare for college and careers. In a since viral video posted to Twitter, Hector can be seen presenting Coach Walser with a pair of his very own pair of Air Jordan sneakers.

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