Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. Jordan Walker-Pearlman said in a statement that Wilder was diagnosed with the disease three years ago, but kept the condition private so as not to disappoint fans. Wilder started his acting career on the stage, but millions knew him from his work in the movies, especially his collaborations with Mel Brooks on "The Producers," ''Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein." The last film — with Wilder playing a California-born descendant of the mad scientist, insisting that his name is pronounced "Frahn-ken-SHTEEN" — was co-written by Brooks and Wilder.
A television news camera caught him being tossed about between two cows who had had just about enough of his grandstanding - and now the internet is going wild.. As his friend answers the TV interviewers questions, the boy walks into frame and smacks one of the cows on its hind quarters, then begins throwing elbows. Finally, a woman steps in and frees him from his cow cage, while his friend stays stone faced and focused on his interview.
It looks like Devin Dubois is headed back to his family photo albums for the second year in a row to provide evidence for a federal tax review. In 2014, during a tax review, the Canada Revenue Agency asked Dubois for a wide range of information— including proof that he and his wife were Canadian citizens.
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman. Abedin, who as vice chair of Clinton's campaign is destined for big things if the Democrat is elected president, stayed with Weiner after a sexting scandal led him to resign from Congress in 2011 and after a new outbreak of online misbehaviour wrecked his bid for New York mayor in 2013. The New York Post published photos late Sunday that it said Weiner had sent last year to a woman identified only as a "40-something divorcee" who lives in the West and supports Republican Donald Trump.
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.
A mother and her four-year old child are dead following a two-car crash in Markham on Monday morning.
A former RCMP officer who is facing weapons charges is challenging the legality of the search warrant that resulted in 12 weapons charges. Jeffrey Rae Gillis, 43, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Judge Orr is already handling a separate case in which Gillis is charged with assault.
On the long list of what Canadians love, it seems you can add filling out census forms to pastimes such as watching hockey and listening to The Tragically Hip. Statistics Canada is celebrating its "best census ever" after 98.4 per cent of the census population filled out their long-and short-form questionnaires this year. This was the first year for the reinstated mandatory long-form census since the Conservative government cancelled it for the 2011 census, replacing it with a voluntary national household survey.
By Ethan Lou TORONTO (Reuters) - A Chinese talk show host has accused a Canadian government-backed tourism organization of trying to censor discussion of the country's aboriginal issues on his program and caused an episode to be dropped. Gao Xiaosong, also the head of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's music division, made the accusation on his Weibo Chinese microblog on Saturday, two days before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau embarked on his first official visit to China. Gao wrote that he had interviewed a Canadian aboriginal chief for an episode of his show, "Xiaosong Pedia," due to be shown last Friday on the online video site iQIYI.
A 36-year-old man faces several charges after a couple who are new to Canada were robbed at knifepoint in downtown Winnipeg last week. Winnipeg police said the woman and man were approached by a man who tried to sell them stolen goods.
STOCKHOLM — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway.
A woman accused of assaulting a Winnipeg police officer on Halloween in 2014 testified in her own defence on Monday morning. Lana Sinclair is on trial for assaulting a peace officer and resisting a peace officer after police responded to two 911 calls reporting intoxicated people in a home. "I did not strike or head-butt him," said Sinclair, in response to a question from her lawyer, Kristin Jones.
The woman, referred to as N.L. in court documents to protect her identity, filed a lawsuit against J.-P.L. for damages from sexual assaults that began when she was around eight years of age and continued until she was 20. It was 2010 before N.L. was able to reveal the assaults against her. The recent Bathurst Court of Queen's Bench judgment by Justice Larry Landry in the civil lawsuit does not state the outcome of the criminal proceedings, where N.L. lives now, or where she lived when the sexual assaults took place.
The two have kept fans guessing with their on-again-off-again romance but last night's MTV Video Music Awards have reignited Drihanna rumours.
Peter Loewen spent six years building up his bike business, Country Cycle, and in one night it was gone.
Zucchini grows big and fast in Saskatchewan, leaving some gardeners with houses bursting at the seams.
The steps of the Manitoba Legislative Building were full of people supporting mental wellness in Manitoba on Sunday. More than 100 people gathered for Reid's Fight for Life rally and to talk about improvements to mental health treatment in the province. "[People] can't be complacent, they can't hide behind their doors, they have to get involved," Bonnie Bricker said.
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.
A group of people who live or have cottages on Lake Memphremagog are pushing to have federal laws changed so municipalities can have more control over boat activity on Quebec lakes. "When everybody is on the lake, there is a hell of a lot of people," said Robert Benoît, the president of Memphremagog Conservation. The lake has seen an increase in an array of boats, including monster boats, cigar boats and small boats.
Three men have been taken to hospital and several people arrested after a large house party at a rural home near Okotoks, Alta., descended into violence, officials said. Okotoks RCMP were called to the property, southwest of De Winton, at around 3 a.m. on Sunday. One was airlifted by STARS ambulance to Foothills Hospital with "serious and potentially life-threatening head injuries," EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux told CBC News.
The Hay River fire hall may soon be an alcohol-free zone.
Documents from TransCanada and obtained by Radio-Canada's investigative program Enquête reveal the company's pipeline network, including a stretch that would be used to transport oil if the Energy East project goes ahead, comprises more than 1,000 fittings possibly made of substandard material. The National Energy Board (NEB) has known since 2008 that some elbows and steel fittings installed in Canadian pipelines are too thin and therefore less resistant to rupture, but the regulator only issued a safety notice about the problem in February. TransCanada spokesperson Mark Cooper said the fittings the company uses meet required thickness.
Ottawa is offering certain private sponsors of Syrian refugees whose entry to Canada has been delayed to get replacement families.
Changes are coming to some of the abandoned, shells left behind when grocery stores closed in St. John's. It used to be a Dominion but now a different grocery chain is getting ready to move in. The new occupant isn't ready to talk about its plans yet, but numerous sources have told CBC News that Colemans is preparing to open a new grocery store on the site.
If you enjoy natural sweets, the odds are you've heard of the fig, the dry fig, the fig newton, and the fig roll. Figs are everywhere: they're one of humanity's favourite fruit-tree delights, and they're even enjoyed by hundreds of animals, too. "The more you look into figs, how they get pollinated, the sex life of figs — oh, it's just incredible stuff," said David Tracey, author of the Vancouver Tree Book and a noted fig enthusiast.
A Winnipeg-based activist whose sister disappeared eight years ago says while she thinks many good things will come from an inquiry into Canada's murdered and missing Indigenous women, she also worries voices from some First Nations communities won't be heard.