Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used a Goldilocks defence Wednesday in an effort to position the federal Liberals in the sweet spot of a boiling debate over energy development and environmental protection. Less than 24 hours after the government gave conditional approval to a massive liquefied natural gas project in northern British Columbia, Trudeau was in the House of Commons defending the decision, which clears a path for the production of millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and billions of dollars in foreign investment.
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."
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.
Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of making any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton, pressing ahead with a strategy focused on speaking directly to his white working-class loyalists across the Midwest. Democrat Clinton, meanwhile, pushed to improve her standing among younger voters with the help of the president, Sen. Bernie Sanders and other key allies, 48 hours after her debate performance that seemed to spark badly needed enthusiasm. Unlike Clinton, Trump is not planning to participate in any mock debates, although he is likely to incorporate what one person described as "tweaks" to his strategy.
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.
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.
Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon shot and killed a black man a minute after arriving near a strip mall to investigate a report of a mentally unstable person walking in and out of traffic, an official said Wednesday. El Cajon Police Department spokesman Lt. Rob Ransweiler said two officers arrived at the scene at about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday. Ransweiler says the shooting happened at 2:11 p.m.
Duchess Kate and Prince William's arrived in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, for a well-deserved night off on Tuesday (Sept. 27) - the only night away from children Prince George and Princess Charlotte on their entire Canadian tour. The British royals were greeted off their plane by a gang of Canadian Rangers and Junior Rangers, who met them at Whitehorse airport before they travelled to a Yukon Arts event at Kwanlin Dunn for a cultural performance. Earlier in the day, whilst still in British Columbia, the gung-ho couple took a mouthful of a local (yet somewhat visually challenging) delicacy – the geoduck clam.
NDP housing critic David Eby is once again calling for changes to the tax system after compiling new data on land titles in Vancouver.
Banff accommodations were nearly fully booked this summer as visitor numbers surged again, prompting Parks Canada to advise people planning trips for 2017 — when admission will be free — to book early and consider less popular times and places to visit. "We know that accommodations are pretty much at their max now," said Greg Danchuk, visitor experience manager for the Banff field unit. "We've already seen a good increase in [visitation].
If you think all a realtor does is put a sign on your lawn and wait for buyers to show up, there's probably a lot you don't know about the home-selling process. RE/MAX's Mike Zuccato sets the record straight.
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.
Catholic school trustee Fulvio Valentinis wants all secondary school students to have equal access to buses.
The Surrey Fire Service is demanding answers after firefighters were left to care for victims of a car crash for nearly four hours on Monday before paramedics arrived. If you put yourself in the patients' position, it would've been very uncomfortable," says Surrey Fire Service assistant chief Chris Keon. Two people had possible back injuries, and firefighters stabilized them while waiting for ambulance crews to arrive.
Catholic priest Ron Léger, who's serving time for sexually assaulting teen boys he met a drop-in centre, will not be granted full parole. A federal parole board determined he is an "undue risk." Instead, the board voted to grant him day parole for six months. Léger, 78, is serving a two-year sentence for sexually assaulting three male victims.
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.
Giant salmon are swimming through rivers, leaping over rapids and jumping over man-made weirs to head upstream so they can breed. "You see these massive fish swimming through very shallow portions of rapids, so you hear splashing and their tails flailing about," said Cameron Richardson, a project manager with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). "These fish have natal homing, which is still a bit of a scientific mystery, where they return to the exact same streams they hatched in as young fish," Richardson said Wednesday on Metro Morning.
Doug Romanik has owned the hotel on Fort Street near Portage Avenue for more than two decades. Romanik received a letter from Winnipeg's standing policy committee on property and development, heritage and downtown development in February stating that his building would be assessed for its heritage value. "They showed up, did their walk through," said Romanik.
The Manitoba Human Rights Commission is investigating a complaint about a woman with Alzheimer's being told by her condominium board that she can no longer keep her specially trained dog. Donna Davidson's son Murray says he trained the Sheltie named Kaos to lead his mother to and from her husband's care home. Murray Davidson says the dog has been registered with Service Dogs of Canada along with a doctor's note stating the necessity of his mother having the animal.
The manager of the Suya Spot in Ottawa is upset at the Ottawa Police Service for painting his establishment as a "magnet" of criminal gang activity. From the very first day we opened … we never got support from the whole community. This week, Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau publicly stated he wants to see the restaurant closed down because of alleged illegal gang activity that goes on inside and around the restaurant.
While the Alberta government struggles with a record deficit, taxpayers are still footing the bill to provide vehicles to every member of cabinet and 16 of 26 deputy ministers at a cost of $1.47 million. "I don't think it makes financial sense," said Calgary Elbow MLA and Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark, who drives his own vehicle. The government vehicles, mainly SUVs, crossover SUVs and trucks, are assigned from the government fleet.
Direct Energy is sending customer service representatives to Fort McMurray to meet with residents who were hit with pricey utility bills months after fleeing May's wildfire. Direct Energy did apply credits to offset charges during the month-long evacuation, but many residents were shocked by the final tally and say the numbers don't make sense. The company will be hosting full-day sessions in Fort McMurray on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to answer questions face to face.
A study suggests hungry grizzly bears drawn to bountiful berry crops in southeastern British Columbia are dying in disturbing numbers. The fruit the grizzlies want to eat is in the same Elk Valley area where lots of people live and work, so bears end up being hit by vehicles and trains or being killed by hunters and poachers. Clayton Lamb, a University of Alberta researcher, said the combination of great habitat and human activity has captured the grizzlies in what amounts to an ecological trap.
Derm Molloy is fighting a battle over a swath of birch trees near his cabin in central Newfoundland that he thought he won nineteen years ago. Molloy's cabin sits near Home Pond, about 35 kilometres north of Gander. In 1997 Molloy asked the company to spare the birch trees — and it agreed, setting up a birch reserve.
The scoop, as it is called, refers to the era from the 1960s to the 1980s, when child welfare authorities scooped up Indigenous children and adopted them out to non-Indigenous families. Carla Williams, also from Manitoba, was adopted by a family in Holland for $6,400. Manitoba twins Diane and Debra ended up in Pennsylvania.
As the Liberal government announced on Tuesday that it plans to introduce legislation later this fall to regulate vaping, some within the industry are applauding the move. Beju Lakhani, former president of the Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) and current CEO of Vape Brands International, a Canadian manufacturer and distributor of vaping products, said federal regulations are long overdue. "The CVA, and myself as a business owner, I think we're quite pleased to see the federal government moving to regulate the industry," Lakhani said, adding that industry stakeholders like himself have been advocating for such a move.