• Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

    GoTopless Day is celebrated annually on the Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day, marking the day American women earned the right to vote. A few dozen women, and some men, went topless Sunday afternoon as they walked down Broadway in New York City. The event in New York City was one of several planned for cities across the globe.

    The Canadian Press
  • Elderly man denied access to Saskatoon washroom brings to light public access problem

    Scouting out a public washroom can be tough, especially when you need it most. Last week, Jenneffer Albert witnessed an elderly man with a walker begging employees at a Saskatoon Co-op gas station to use the building's washroom. A few weeks earlier, Jessica Green was also told she was unable to use the washroom at the same gas station.

    CBC
  • Clinton invokes father's memory to hit Trump on business

    Hillary Clinton has landed on a very personal counterpunch to what she says is Donald Trump's checkered business past: her dad. As the Democratic presidential nominee works to undercut Trump's economic record and promote her plans for small businesses, she is invoking memories of her late father's Chicago drapery business. Recalling Hugh Rodham hard at work making and printing curtains for hotels and office buildings, Clinton argues that he would have been "stiffed" in a deal with the celebrity businessman.

    The Canadian Press
  • Boy, 6, dies after being hit by vehicle while riding bike near Taber

    A six-year-old boy who was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike near Taber yesterday has died. 

    CBC
  • Don't paint fire hydrants, fire officials warn

    You may notice fire hydrants are painted different colours. The color codes are standards set by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and each municipality is required to maintain hydrants according to those standards.

    CBC
  • Police investigating 2 sudden deaths in Delisle, Sask.

    RCMP are investigating the sudden deaths of a man and a woman, both aged 26, who police say were found dead inside a home in Delisle, Sask., on Saturday. 

    CBC
  • Edmonton man builds escape room ... in his garage

    In Edmonton, you can discover Mars, but there's a little bit of a hitch — it's in a garage. The garage-based red planet simulator was the brainchild of Tom Robinson, Paul Goebel and Chris Procter. "I tell them I created an art exhibit in my garage based on escape rooms and they should come give it a try.

    CBC
  • Canada Post union to start overtime ban for workers in N.W.T., Alberta

    The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it will ban overtime for its workers in the Northwest Territories and Alberta starting Monday morning if the union and Canada Post can't come to an agreement. The union issued a 72-hour strike action notice Thursday, but the action announced Sunday will be limited to an overtime ban. The union said it wants to assure Canadians the overtime ban won't affect mail delivery.

    CBC
  • Calgary police investigate death of woman whose body was found on a driveway in Cranston

    Calgary police are investigating after a woman was found lying dead on a driveway in the southeast community of Cranston on Saturday morning. Emergency crews arrived at the scene in the 100 block of Cranston Green S.E. around 7:15 a.m. after a resident reported a person in medical distress, said EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux. A police spokesman said the medical examiner did not indicate a cause of death, so the case is being treated as suspicious until a post mortem can be conducted next week.

    CBC
  • Mother of man killed in donation bin remembers 'quirky, silly and kindhearted' son

    Kristi Langille says her son, Tyler Laplante, was quirky, silly and kindhearted. Laplante was the 20-year-old from Surrey, B.C. who was killed Tuesday when he became trapped in a clothing donation bin near Guildford Town Centre in Surrey. Laplante was always loved by his family, Langille said, but he also struggled with addiction.

    CBC
  • Millions of trees on the way for ravaged B.C. forests, according to new climate plan

    The B.C. Climate Leadership Plan was met with lukewarm reviews last week, but the province's reforestation industry sees the potential for a major surge in tree planting operations. To meet carbon reduction goals, the province has called for 300,000 hectares of forests damaged by wildfire and pine beetle be rehabilitated over the next five years in order to turn the forests back into a carbon sink. While the overall Climate Leadership Plan was panned by environmentalists who don't believe it will lead to any meaningful reduction in GHGs, for many members of the province's forestry sector, the commitment stands out.

    CBC
  • Toronto mother sells house to support son with developmental disabilities

    Vicki McCallum is the mother of 27-year-old Julian McCallum. He is deaf, has an intellectual disability and suffers from a genetic syndrome — a combination that means Julian lives at home and depends on his parents. 

    CBC
  • Taber boy fighting for life after being struck by a car while riding his bike

    A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life at a Calgary hospital after he was struck by a car while riding his bike near the town of Taber in southern Alberta. "He was regrettably in true life-threatening condition," when he was rushed to the Taber Health Centre by local emergency crews, said EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux. The boy was stabilized and flown to the Alberta Children's Hospital by STARS ambulance, where he remains in serious condition, Brideaux said.

    CBC
  • Jiffy Cabs owner dead in Burin Peninsula motorcycle crash

    A notable business owner is dead and a woman is in hospital following a motorcycle crash Saturday in the community of Harbour Mille on the Burin Peninsula. Tom Hollett was the owner of Jiffy Cabs in St. John's but lived in Burin and is well known in the area for his efforts to boost tourism. Marystown RCMP say crews arrived on the scene of the crash shortly after noon where it was confirmed the male driver of the motorcycle had died.

    CBC
  • Street racing charges laid in July's fatal two-vehicle crash near the New Harbour Barrens

    The RCMP have arrested and charged Brian Robert King and Steven Ryan Mercer with street racing causing death. 

    CBC
  • Cars stranded in flooded underpass

    Dozens of motorists are stranded when heavy rain flooded an underpass in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

    BBC News
  • Nova Scotia sexual assault victims get service dogs to help with PTSD

    Canine companions are helping to relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in sexual assault survivors.

    CBC
  • Actress Emma Thompson backs Nunavut community in fight against seismic testing

    British actress Emma Thompson called her visit to the small hamlet a "remarkable journey" as she looked to raise awareness about the community's Supreme Court battle over seismic testing in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. Thompson has been doing interviews, as well as spreading word on social media. Her celebrity friends are also picking up on the cause. While visiting Clyde River, Thompson said she was "enraged" with prices in the grocery store where she was surprised to be recognized for her role in Nanny McPhee, which she says became her Inuktitut name.

    CBC
  • 'The Thingery' aims to bring new kind of library to Vancouver neighbourhoods

    The Thingery is a new sharing project that set up shop in East Vancouver Saturday for one day to gauge the public's interest in a permanent library that would offer books, tools, sports equipment and more. Founder Chris Diplock hopes it's here to stay. "We've got some types of lending libraries currently in Vancouver," Diplock told The Early Edition guest host Stephen Quinn.

    CBC
  • Shoal Harbour man back on two feet after paralyzing fall

    A former Shoal Harbour man is enjoying life on his own two feet again, less than four years after being paralysed in a freak accident.

    CBC
  • Pattullo Bridge reopens Monday after 4 months of work on busy crossing

    The Pattullo Bridge, the busiest crossing in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, is scheduled to reopen Monday after four months of deck work and other repairs. Work on the bridge began on Apr. 29, focussing on deck repairs and and repaving. Some further deck repairs will continue into the fall, but will not require closures.

    CBC
  • Surrey residents get rid of junk in their trunks at Pop-Up Junk Day

    Pop-Up Junk Day happens six times a year and is an opportunity for residents to save on disposal fees and for the City to cut down on illegal dumping. Costanzo says illegal dumping in Surrey is especially prevalent in the northwestern part of the city. Saturday's was the fourth Pop-Up Junk Day Surrey held in 2016, the first year the City has tried out the idea.

    CBC
  • Leaside community rallies to remember, celebrate 7 year old killed by careless driver

    On Saturday her family held the second annual Georgia Walsh memorial baseball game: a charity event combining Georgia's favourite sport and raising awareness for safer community streets. "It's both overwhelming and touching," Georgia's mother, Jillian Walsh, told CBC News. The volunteer-run event included a bouncy castle, face painting and a host of other activities, and was centred around an all-star baseball game featuring young players from around the GTA.

    CBC
  • Mussels disappearing from New England waters, scientists say

    New England is running out of mussels. The Gulf of Maine's once strong population of wild blue mussels is disappearing, scientists say. Once covering as much as two-thirds of the gulf's intertidal zone, mussels now cover less than 15 per cent .

    The Canadian Press
  • Burkinis, economy top items in French presidential campaign

    The national identity crisis exposed by France's burkini controversy is threatening to set the tone for the country's presidential campaign. Along with the economy, the relationship between France's Muslims and non-Muslims has been a recurring theme as presidential hopefuls kick off campaigning for the April-May election. A top French court ruling Friday against banning the burkini didn't put an end to the debate.

    The Canadian Press