Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending. While Rousseff's ouster was widely expected, the decision was a key chapter in a colossal political struggle that is far from over. Rousseff was Brazil's first female president, with a storied career that includes a stint as a Marxist guerrilla jailed and tortured in the 1970s during the country's dictatorship.
Two Flemish YouTubers recently posted their first video and it does not disappoint.
Canadian surgeons are urging people to throw out wire-bristled barbecue brushes, because none of them have figured out a surefire way of removing the wires when they get stuck in people's throats. The thin, sharp wires can come off the brushes, attach to barbecue grills and cling to food without being noticed. If it's swallowed it can cause damage to the throat and epiglottis, which is the flap of cartilage that covers the opening of the windpipe when swallowing.
Among them are measures that crackdown on drivers who use extension cords to plug in their vehicles parked on city streets. Although the winter practice was prohibited under the previous bylaw, the old rules forced the City of Winnipeg to prove who plugged in the car. Now vehicle owners will be held responsible for any wayward extension cords connected to their parked cars, said a city spokesperson, no matter who used the extension cord.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a break from meetings today to tour the Great Wall of China. Before walking along the wall, Trudeau oversaw a quick ceremony to mark an agreement signed today between Parks Canada and its equivalent in China, the National Development and Reform Commission on the establishment, conservation and management of national parks systems. Canada's ambassador to China, Guy Saint-Jacques, said it will help China improve how it manages its parks, like the Great Wall.
Wed, Aug 31: A venomous Copperhead snake was spotted in Ajax, Ont. over the weekend at Greenwood Conservation Area. Ashley Carter brings us the latest on the hunt for the reptile.
Brett Anthony Ryan, 35, was diagnosed with depression when he had psychological counselling during the 15 months he spent in jail and reports said depression over his debt burden was a factor in the robberies. Before he was released on day parole in April 2010, he was termed an apparent model prisoner who was considered at low risk to re-offend, Parole Board of Canada documents show.
A competition run by online photography community ViewBug is celebrating one particularly beautiful facet of architecture – arches. Photographers have been set the challenge to picture archways in monuments and buildings, showing creativity and originality. From stark modern ceilings to rickety and crumbling monuments, the photos show a breathtaking range of scenery and landscapes. Here are some of our favourite entries so far.
Shaun Balint has been forced to make a near impossible decision — either pay for the protein bars and powder that is keeping him alive or pay for his rent.
On the way back to the car, with Loki running ahead through the long grass, McBeth took a step and felt like the ground dissolved from under her. No one knew where she was, except for Loki, peering down nervously from the concrete ledge above.
Monday morning started off like any other work day for Pradeep Guruge, but it ended with the loss of his wife and one of his daughters in a horrific car crash.
All those on board two small planes died in a midair collision Wednesday in western Alaska, state troopers said. Troopers did not say how many people were in the two aircraft, but the Alaska National Guard said earlier that there were a total of five on board the planes. Troopers said the crash occurred northwest of the village of Russian Mission, 603.5 kilometres west of Anchorage.
Calgary's culinary community is mourning the loss of a prominent local chef who died in a highway collision northeast of Calgary. Jonathan Sobol, 33, was killed Tuesday morning when the sedan he was driving collided head-on with a cube van at Highway 9 and Township Road 270, about 10 kilometres south of Irricana. Sobol's passenger, who has not been identified publicly, also died at the scene.
RCMP have found the body of a hiker who went missing on the Canol Trail after he was swept up in a river current. In a news release, RCMP say officers in Norman Wells, N.W.T., were advised by a traveller returning from the trail that two hikers had requested help. A helicopter carrying an RCMP member located the two hikers and they were transported back to Norman Wells.
GwynevereStaddon should be getting ready to start Grade 12 this week, said mourners who gathered Tuesday evening to remember the teenager. Staddon died of a suspected fentanyl overdose three weeks ago in the washroom of a Port Moody, B.C., Starbucks. Instead, Staddon's friends and family filed into a Coquitlam church to attend her funeral.
The University of Winnipeg Students' Association is pushing for the Portage Avenue campus gym to reserve hours for women, members of the LGBT community and people who identify as non-binary — neither male nor female. The initiative comes following a survey that gathered thoughts and experiences from students and members of Winnipeg's community who use the Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre at the university. Jacq Pelland is the LGBT director for the UWSA.
Scientists recently announced they had found an Earth-like planet in the star system next door, and a bold project to send spaceships there is being backed by cosmologist Stephen Hawking, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg and billionaire tech mogul Yuri Milner. Proxima b is the nearest Earth-like planet ever found, located just 4.22 light years from Earth. The rocky planet slightly larger than Earth orbits Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf that's part of a triple-star system called Alpha Centauri, an international team of scientists announced in the journal Nature on Aug. 24.
The growing bilingual divide between young francophone and anglophones across Canada is "dangerous" and more needs to be done to reduce the trend, says the head of Montreal's Chamber of Commerce. Michel Leblanc said if he had to evaluate the Government of Canada's performance on the issue, he would give it a failing grade. Leblanc spoke Tuesday at a consultation on official languages policy that was organized by the federal government and attended by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.
Syrian refugees and underprivileged Muslim youth are getting their first introduction to one of Canada's favourite summer pastimes: camp. It's four days and three nights of team-building, problem-solving and outdoor activity meant to teach the kids survival skills and self-confidence, as well as help them integrate into Canadian culture. Chaabani said he was encouraged to see kids from Syria, Iraq, Sudan and other countries playing together and talking about their difficult past experiences.
After years of efforts to save it by both government and cultural groups in Miramichi, historic Rankin House is going to be demolished. The 1830s home of the founder of Douglastown, Alexander Rankin, has been closed since 2010 after a flood left mould damage throughout the building. Now, after years of consultation, the province, the City of Miramichi, the Miramichi Highland Society and Miramichi Historical Society have put together a partnership that will turn the site into an interpretive park.
The Tri-Church Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Committee has been working for over a year to bring a Syrian family of four to Toronto from Jordan. Over the past year, the group has been working to lay the groundwork for the family's arrival, communicating with them in Jordan and their relatives in Toronto, collecting furniture and housewares, and even buying toys for the family's two young children.
Members of Windsor's Filipino community are anxiously keeping tabs on events in their homeland, as more than 1900 people have been killed since the beginning of July. "We're supposed to go every other January to visit our relatives in the Philippines, but I'm a little scared to go this time so I'll wait until things settle down. Yamana, a retired nurse, would like to see more rehab centres to curb drug use in the Philippines.
Doing laundry is not something most people look forward to, but East Chezzetcook, N.S., resident Marian Renouf is delighted that she can finally wash her clothes at home after being frustrated by a new washer that didn't work. Renouf, who is 84, paid $1,600 for a new Maytag washer from Sears in May but said she experienced continual problems and was only able to do four washes since getting the machine. Renouf estimates she had repairmen to her house nine times, although she didn't keep a record of the visits and says she was not given paperwork by the repairmen.
Winnipeg's police helicopter is getting a new infrared camera for its helicopter, after all. In a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, the Winnipeg Police Board agreed to contribute another $100,000 toward the $560,000 purchase of a new thermal imaging system for Air1, the Winnipeg Police Service's helicopter.
Wed, Aug 31: Toronto Mayor John Tory acknowledged problems with the online registration system for recreational programs and says this fall the situation should improve after a software overhaul. Peter Kim reports.
To say Dennis Oliver has a passion for turtles would be an understatement. The basement of his St. John's apartment has become ground zero for what he and his wife have made their life goal — to save all the unwanted turtles in the city.