Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.8 quake on Wednesday was centred about 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of Chauk, a town south of Bagan. At least 185 brick pagodas in Bagan were damaged, the state newspaper reported.
Scott Black was finally leaving work after rising floodwaters had kept him in the pharmacist office for nearly 14 hours. As he was leaving, Black captured a baby deer wrapped up in towels that was rescued from the floods.
A new report suggests the Orphan Basin could hold twice as much oil as the Flemish Pass. The provincial government released a resource assessment by Beicip-Franlab on Thursday that suggests there are potentially 25.5 billion barrels of oil in the West Orphan Basin, compared to the 12.5 billion barrels the Flemish Pass is believed to hold. It's a study the provincial government hopes will attract even more investment than the Flemish Pass, which garnered $1.2 billion in bids last year.
The flight manifest for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Christmas vacation to the Caribbean, released to the Conservatives through an access to information request, was redacted to leave off the names of family members and a nanny who travelled on the government-owned Challenger jet. In January, the Prime Minister's Office refused to answer media questions about who flew with Trudeau to St. Kitts and Nevis, saying only that he enjoyed the holiday with family and with other friends who made their way to the tropical island independently. "As for the friends of the Trudeau family who were also present in Nevis, they did not travel on the Challenger but made their own way there," Andrée-Lyne Hallé, a spokeswoman for the PMO, said in an e-mail to CBC News at the time.
The final resting place of a freight train that derailed more than 100 years ago near Schreiber, Ont., has been discovered. A Minnesota-based underwater recovery expert named Tom Crossmon found CPR 649 on the bottom of Lake Superior on July 22. The train derailed on June 9, 1910, near Mink Harbour, when it hit a boulder on the track, Crossman said. It then dropped 20 meters to Lake Superior, and descended another 60 metres to the bottom of the lake.
Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.
The neighbours to the south are rallying behind an online fundraiser designed to repay the kind southwestern Ontario city and its taxpayers. Joe Wiedenbeck, a pipefitter from Marysville, Mich., joined the online conversation and on a lark created a campaign to raise money to cover Sarnia's rescue costs. "I feel like, since all these people ended up in Canada, and Canada had to incur the cost to haul everybody back, then maybe everybody should step up and cover the cost," he said.
VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent. Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to make herself undesirable. It was in that state, physically disfigured and mentally so scarred that she had falsely thought her former captors were coming for her, that German doctor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan found her in a refugee camp in northern Iraq last year.
The sun is out, the mercury is rising, and Britain is sweltering in a heatwave that looks set to continue throughout the week. Temperatures in the South East have hit 30C, and some parts of the country are hotter than Turkey. It’s good news for the Bank Holiday weekend, temperatures are predicted to remain high and summery.
Another worker has died in Saskatchewan, this time after an incident at a rigging operation near Alameda, Sask., about 60 kilometres east of Estevan.
The child can't be identified because he's a minor in the care of Manitoba's Métis Child and Family Services, which he has been for some time. Winnipeg police won't confirm any of the boy's alleged crimes, but they do say he's been on their radar for years. Kelly Dennison told CBC News.
The Vancouver Police Department is investigating how an "improvised explosive device" got into a storage locker located in a Vancouver neighbourhood close to downtown. In a statement released Wednesday, the VPD says officers were called to a storage facility at West Seventh Avenue and Manitoba Street at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, after someone reported what they suspected were explosives in a locker there. "Certainly the explosive device was of a size that could cause extensive damage to that building or anyone found in that building," he said.
Premier Brad Wall suggested on Tuesday that any offer for SaskTel would need to cover certain criteria, including being able to eliminate the province's operating debt, which is currently $4.1 billion. "If we get an offer and we think it generates a significant amount of money for the province, maybe enough to eliminate our operating debt, if it takes care of the jobs question in Regina, if it provides better coverage, we are at least going to take it to the people and we'll need someone to lead that process," Wall said. Duncan is the new minister responsible for SaskTel.
A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he 'now has hope' for the first time in 15 years. (Aug. 24)
A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of 27-year-old Steven Doyle more than one week ago. Police released security camera footage from the area showing the van's driver. Steve Henkel, the footage showed the moment the driver abandoned the van and fled on foot.
The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age. Zoo officials told The San Diego Union Tribune (http://bit.ly/2bCCohp ) the male elephant suddenly became weak Tuesday and did not respond to emergency treatment. The life expectancy for Asian elephants in captivity is about 42 years.
The Mounties have adopted a new uniform policy to allow female Muslim officers to wear the hijab. "The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a progressive and inclusive police service that values and respects persons of all cultural and religious backgrounds," Bardsley said in an email. Male members of the Sikh faith have been able to wear the turban as part of the RCMP uniform since the early 1990s, he noted.
The wording in Montreal's proposed dangerous dog bylaw has some pit bull owners wondering how safe their dogs actually are from being taken away. The bylaw defines pit bulls as Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, any mix with these breeds or any dog that presents characteristics of one of those breeds.
Everyone knows 911 is only for emergencies, but after a Mississauga teen used the number when her parents forced her to go to a cottage over the weekend, it's become clear the word "emergency" means different things to different people. Police in Peel Region say 30 per cent of the 911 calls they've received so far this year haven't been real emergencies. Of the 180,000 calls they've gotten in 2016, many come from pocket dials or kids playing with cell phones, they say.
As construction of Ottawa's $2.1-billion light rail network chugs along, archaeologists have unearthed a 145-year-old slice of rail history near Bayview station in the city's Hintonburg neighbourhood. The railway turntable, also known as a wheelhouse, was operated by the Ottawa St. Lawrence Railways. It was discovered two weeks ago on the site where Trinity Developments is planning to build several mixed-use condo towers.
Another medical snooping case has arisen in Saskatchewan, this time involving a Regina hospital worker who looked up sensitive records of an ex-spouse and 34 other people. The case, which came to light after a female patient complained, was described in a report by the Saskatchewan privacy and information commissioner posted this week to the Canlii legal database. The commissioner, Ron Kruzeniski, was critical of the way Regina Qu'Appelle handled the case, saying it didn't properly contain the privacy breach in a timely fashion.
Edward Downey's lawyer now knows what evidence police and prosecutors have gathered against the 46-year-old who is accused of killing Sara Baillie and her five-year-old daughter, Taliyah Marsman, in July. Defence lawyer Gavin Wolch appeared on behalf of Downey in court Wednesday, although the case was put over two weeks as he reviews the package of disclosure handed over by the Crown on Tuesday.
Calgary patients who recently found a new family doctor say they were pleasantly surprised by how painless the process has become. "It was a lot easier than I anticipated and I found someone a lot faster than I thought I would," said Kelsey Hipkin, who went looking for a new physician late last winter. According to data released this week by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Alberta's ranks of family doctors have grown by 993 in the past five years — 562 of those in the Calgary health zone.
A new policy from Manitoba Public Insurance means drivers now have little recourse to fight licence suspensions. Late last year, new legislation was introduced that allowed MPI to suspend licences if motorists were charged with a serious driving offence — before they are ever convicted. "Previously, and for other types of suspensions, you can push off the beginning of your suspension on 45-day permits so that you can at least maintain your licence until you have your appeal heard," said defence lawyer Kristofer Advent.
St. Bernard School in Saskatoon has a deal for you! For the second year in a row, the Catholic school is buying all of its students' school supplies for them. Parents are charged a flat fee of $60 ($30 for kindergarten students), and given all the supplies students will need for the year.
Two bombs exploded near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing one employee and wounding 29 people, police and hospital officials said Wednesday. The explosions occurred late Tuesday outside the Southern Hotel in Pattani, one of the biggest towns in a region where Muslim separatists have waged an insurgency since 2004 that has left more than 6,000 people dead. Hospital officials said 29 people were wounded.