A senior claims the City of Edmonton has told her she is responsible for cleaning up the mess after a truck caught fire on the street outside her home. "I ran to the living room and there was nothing but grey smoke and fire flying to my bay window," Mason said. Mason's son-in-law, Rob Beck, said the city has said the soot is toxic and it's embedded in the sidewalk.
The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing. Bill Owens told The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2lTYhPB ) in a story published Sunday that he refused to meet with President Donald Trump when both came to Dover Air Force Base to receive the casket carrying his son, Chief Special Warfare Officer William "Ryan" Owens. "I want an investigation," said Owens, a retired Fort Lauderdale police detective and veteran.
Nova Scotia police say they are looking for a teenage driver who abruptly sped up at a checkpoint, catching a police officer's shoulder and arm in the process and dragging him about 15 metres. Pictou County District RCMP said in a news release that they were conducting a checkpoint on Highway 4 near Hamilton Road in Alma when the driver stopped at 1:18 a.m. Saturday. The police officer suffered minor injuries.
Nikodimos Gezahegn says it's often a quiet ride, but eventually the questions come. The questions are asked by asylum seekers who have just made their way into Canada near Emerson, Man., by foot from the United States. Gezahegn is a driver for Welcome Place, a Winnipeg newcomer settlement agency, which lately has been picking up refugee claimants at the border, about 100 kilometres south of Manitoba's capital.
Kim Jong Nam died Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur's airport in what Malaysian police say was a well-planned hit by two women who wiped a liquid on Kim's face. Police revealed Friday that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim, raising the stakes in the case.
As protesters in St. John's rally against a jury's not guilty verdict in RNC Const. Doug Snelgrove's sexual assault trial, a St. John's lawyer says legal consent and moral consent are two very different things.
To police and health officials, it's known as "2C-B." It's a potent — and illegal — psychedelic that police say is behind six drug overdoses in Prince Albert, Sask., on Feb. 20. A Prince Albert man is charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, trafficking 2C-B and possessing the proceeds of crime. Police say they seized unknown substances at the location, but that there was nothing to suggest the drug was being made in Prince Albert.
WestJet says early results of an investigation into an ice chunk that crashed through a Calgary home indicate one of its planes is to blame. Airline spokeswoman Lauren Stewart said in an email that a preliminary investigation has concluded the ice on Friday evening fell from a WestJet plane on approach into Calgary from Regina. Stewart said WestJet is inspecting the aircraft to determine the cause of the incident and is cooperating with local authorities and Nav Canada, the agency that is responsible for Canada’s civilian air navigation service.
The B.C. Green Party has renewed its calls for the creation of a basic income for British Columbians following the release of the provincial budget, and citing the province's rising costs of living and stagnant welfare rates. "The idea is that you provide a minimum level of income, which is there as a safety net," said Weaver, adding that it would only be provided to residents that need it.
Britian's new terrorism watchdog says the U.K. is facing a level of terror threat not seen since the IRA bombings of the 1970s. Max Hill made the comment in his first major interview since taking up the role last Monday. Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, he warned ISIS was planning "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians" and expressed "enormous concern" at the imminent return of hundreds of British jihadists who have been fighting in Iraq and Syria.
Daisy Daphne During hopes a meeting she organized between police and the African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes will clarify questions around a controversial Halifax Regional Police practice. A police street check is the practice of recording information police believe holds some value to a future investigation. The driving force behind a street check is suspicious activity and the information is recorded and kept in a database. The details include age, gender, location, reason and ethnicity. About 40 people attended the forum with Halifax Regional Police at St. Andrew's Community Centre in Halifax Saturday afternoon.
For one family, it completed a family puzzle that had been missing a piece all those years. "Out of tragedy, comes some good news today," said Sandra Hodder Acorn, who was only two months old when her father, Capt. Tom Hodder, went down with the boat. After the tragedy, Hodder's mother got remarried to a man named Buddy O'Hanley.
A second degree murder charge was laid Saturday following a fire at an Ontario group home last week that left one person dead. Ontario Provincial Police say the suspect, who can't be identified under youth criminal justice laws, was being held in custody until a court appearance. The group home is located near the village of Oakwood northeast of Toronto in the Kawartha Lakes region.
Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State group militants fled the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day on Sunday, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds packing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. Over 100 families from the town of el-Arish and nearby have come to the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of Cairo, since Friday, Nabil Shukrallah of the city's Evangelical Church said. Northern Sinai has for years been the epicenter of an insurgency by Islamic militants, and the area's few Christians have slowly been trickling out.
The four-lane section of highway where the barrier will be constructed is divided by a landscaped median between Lions Bay Avenue and Brunswick Beach Road. "Once installed, the concrete median barrier will improve safety on this busy stretch of Highway 99 by preventing head-on collisions and other crossover accidents," said a B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation spokesperson in a release. - Traffic along this segment of the Sea-to-Sky Highway has grown by 24 per cent in five years.
Sledding, snowshoeing, sitting around a bonfire — a handful of staple winter activities were rolled out on Saturday evening for around 100 newcomer and inner-city kids in a chilly celebration at FortWhyte Alive. The Cold City, Warm Hearts Winter Party kicked off shortly after 5 p.m. at the nature site, bringing together kids from Rossbrook House — a downtown Winnipeg drop-in centre — with kids who are new to the country through the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM). "Today's event was kind of inspired by some of the stuff going on in the world right now, and just feeling, locally, like we wanted to send a message of how connected we all are," said Brenda Hasiuk, who sits on the board at Rossbrook house and organized the event.
A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbour said Saturday. Andy Berthelsen said his neighbour Adam Purinton, who is charged with murder and attempted murder in Wednesday night's attack, was very close to his father, who died of pancreatic cancer. "This is someone who's gone downhill very quickly," Berthelsen told The Associated Press by phone Saturday.
This comes after the government presented what it considered its final offer to the association representing lawyers and notaries on Thursday, which reportedly included a wage increase. Moreau said that meeting never happened and the association tried to push it back to another date. Approximately 1,100 lawyers and notaries have been on strike since late October and have been without a collective agreement since March 2015.
Pressure is building in Congress to take grey wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming off the endangered list, which would allow farmers to kill the animals if they threaten livestock. Representatives from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming have asked House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin for a fast floor vote before the season during which most cows and sheep will give birth begins in earnest.
When Sean Wilson needed to make his first life-or-death decision as a doctor, it wasn't his medical school training he called upon. Originally from northern Ontario, Wilson had just moved his family to Montreal to start work as a resident family doctor, a junior physician learning the ins and outs of a specific medical discipline.
A multi-agency investigation is underway after one man died in a Regina house fire Saturday night. The fire on the 1700 block of Connaught Street was reported to police at about 11:30 p.m. CST. Regina firefighters extinguished the fire and found a man with burns at the residence.
The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane briefly left the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson Airport. Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says the aircraft's landing gear left the runway for a short distance when landing Friday night. Flight 623 from Halifax was carrying 118 people and no injuries were reported, the TSB said Saturday in a statement.