• Man, 26, dead after car driven by mother rear-ends TTC bus in Scarborough

    The driver of a car that rear-ended a Toronto Transit Commission bus killing a 26-year-old man in Scarborough on Tuesday, was the victim's mother, police say. The man was a passenger in the back seat of the red Nissan driven by his 52-year-old mother, according to Toronto Police Traffic Services.

    CBC
  • Frustration over political correctness growing in Canada: poll

    Canadians are suffering from political correctness fatigue, suggests a new poll. The same aversion to inoffensiveness largely credited with the rise of Donald Trump in the United States is alive and well in Canada, the survey by the Angus Reid Institute found. In fact, Canadians are even more exhausted by the ever-present risk of offending than our southern neighbours, the pollsters found.

    Daily Brew
  • Russians fear nuclear explosion after spotting mysterious mushroom cloud

    A massive mushroom cloud looming over a Siberian town left locals fearing a deadly nuclear explosion had occurred.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Hunters fend off wolves after dog attacked at wilderness camp

    Only a few hours after the group had set up camp for their week-long adventure, they heard noises outside their tent. When Andrew Stanley went outside to see what was happening, he saw two husky-sized wolves attacking his dog, Charlie. One wolf had the dog by the neck, and the other was biting the dog's legs, back, and belly. When Stanley approached with his rifle, the wolves let go of his dog and fled, but not before Stanley was able to shoot one of the wolves dead.

    CBC
  • Canada's ad industry cracking down on paid endorsements on social media

    Canada's advertising industry is taking long-overdue steps to curb misleading posts on blogs and social media that double as paid product endorsements in an effort to keep so-called influencers — celebrities and other individuals who have large followings online — honest. Advertising Standards Canada, the ad industry's governing body, is in the process of revising its rules regarding bloggers, celebrities and other social media influencers who mention companies, products or services in their posts in exchange for payment. The new rules, expected to be implemented by early 2017, will require such individuals to disclose whether they've received payment — either in the form of cash, free products or other considerations — in exchange for the mention.

    CBC
  • Katherine Kitts sentenced to 14 months in jail for sexually exploiting student

    A former educational assistant who was working at Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for sexually exploiting a student over a two-year period. Katherine Kitts, 46, was arrested in October 2014 after a mother found sexually explicit texts on her son's phone and contacted police with concerns about Kitts's relationship with him. The offences happened between April 2012 and April 2014 while Kitts was working at Sir Robert Borden High School.

    CBC
  • Abandoned train engine listed on Kijiji for $25,000

    A long dormant yet fully functional train engine can be yours for $25,000, plus the cost of shipping. Chartier has fielded about five "serious" calls in response to the ad, including one from a business owner who wants to use the engine as an advertisement in front of his business. Another caller wants to put the engine to work, Chartier said.

    CBC
  • Ontario to test guaranteed-income program amid warnings about costs, effectiveness

    The long-debated idea of a guaranteed minimum annual income for Canadians moves a small step closer to reality this week. Former Conservative senator Hugh Segal delivers a report this week on how the "basic income pilot" announced in Ontario's February budget might work. The Ontario government earmarked $25 million this fiscal year to establish a pilot project in the province sometime before April 2017, and appointed Segal in late June as an unpaid special adviser.

    CBC
  • The 10 Most Violent Cities In The World

    The city of Caracas has topped the list of the world’s most violent cities. Based on the number of homicides per 100,000 people the Venezuelan capital fared the worst, with 120 murders, followed by Honduras’ San Pedro Sula, which saw 111 homicides per 100,000 residents. South and Central American cities dominated the list, taking nine out of ten places. The data includes cities with a population of more than 300,000 people and where homicide statistics are made available.

    Matilda Long
  • Riverdale community mourns murder victim

    Mon, Aug 29: The Riverdale community gathered Monday night to remember 61-year-old Peggy Ann Smith who was shot and killed Saturday evening. Ashley Carter reports.

    Global News
  • Teen says sending her to U.S. for mental health care saved her life

    Two years ago, when she was 14, Chloe White struggled with anxiety, depression and addiction.

    CBC
  • Police investigate report that female inmates were assaulted

    Nearly two dozen female inmates have been removed from a Missouri jail after two women said they were sexually assaulted by male inmates who somehow got into their cells. One of the victims told police that three men she initially thought were guards came into her cell at the Jackson County Regional Correctional Center and took turns raping her on Friday, Kansas City police said. Former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves, who conducted an independent investigation in 2011 into how the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese handled sex-crime allegations, has been hired to investigate the jail attacks.

    The Canadian Press
  • Carol Kane says Gene Wilder gave her a second chance

    At age 23, Carol Kane was fresh off a Best Actress Oscar nomination with no prospects on the horizon. Then Gene Wilder called. "Out of the blue I got a call from Gene saying that he'd like to meet me about 'The World's Greatest Lover,'" Kane said Monday.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Laughable': Critics slam McDonald's ad for preservative-free McNuggets

    By now you may have caught the new McDonald's TV commercial promoting Chicken McNuggets without artificial preservatives. The ad ends with a father lovingly brushing back his daughter's hair while she dines on preservative-free, processed chicken pieces. Adding that line to a commercial selling McNuggets has some health advocates crying foul.

    CBC
  • Saskatoon food truck gets huge props from Ludacris

    When Jesse Boldt helped open the Yumm Truck in Saskatoon two years ago, he never thought he'd be making supper for international superstar Ludacris and his crew. "We were laughing about it because we listened to Ludacris back in the day, he had an album with fried chicken on the cover," Boldt told CBC News. Boldt was busy cooking away in the Yumm Truck serving his signature chicken and waffles to concert-goers, until he heard a frantic knock on his door.

    CBC
  • Bluenose East caribou quota would 'undermine traditional Dene conservation,' board rules

    It marked the first time a community presented its own plan alongside one put forward by territorial government biologists. The N.W.T. department of Environment and Natural Resources had proposed a total allowable harvest of 950 animals per year — 163 of those for the Sahtu region.

    CBC
  • Two private schools won't comply with Alberta LGBTQ policy, says pastor

    A Spruce Grove pastor who oversees two Christian private schools has accused Alberta's education minister of wielding "dictatorial power" on the issue of LGBTQ rights, and says his board has no intention of complying with the government's new policy. "I have a duty as a pastor to protect the flock of God," said pastor Brian Coldwell, chair of the Independent Baptist Christian Education Society, which runs two schools in rural Parkland County with a total of 200 students. Earlier this year, Education Minister David Eggen instructed boards to submit LGBTQ draft policies by the end of March.

    CBC
  • Dozens of laid-off workers in Churchill have no EI benefits: union

    The union representing workers at the Port of Churchill is calling on the federal government to ensure all laid-off workers receive Employment Insurance. Most of the laid-off port employees — who number between 65 and 70 people — are seasonal workers and therefore not entitled to EI benefits, says the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE), part of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). Some of them are looking to leave the community whether it's to go down to the mines in Gillam or wherever they can to find work," said Marianne Hladun, regional executive vice president for the PSAC.

    CBC
  • Vito's waitress retires after 41 years of kindness, comebacks

    A beloved waitress at Vito's restaurant on Rothesay Avenue in Saint John is retiring after 41 years of putting smiles on the faces of customers. Marie Mae McLaughlin started working at Vito's restaurant on Aug. 8, 1975. "She is more than an employee, she is family," said Mike Georgoudis, part-owner of the restaurant.

    CBC
  • Sask. man recovering in hospital after wolf attack at Cameco mine

    A 26-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a wolf while on shift at a northern Saskatchewan mine. Cameco spokesperson, Rob Gereghty told CBC News that a contractor at the mine was mauled by an unprovoked wolf while taking his lunch break outside. According to Gereghty, this is the first time anything like this has happened at the Cigar Lake mine. He said conservation officers are currently at the mine dealing with the situation.

    CBC
  • Sylvan Lake drug bust nets stolen trucks, guns, meth

    A drug bust at a home in Sylvan Lake turned up several illegal firearms, drugs and stolen property. A 41-year-old man and 31-year-old woman from Sylvan Lake, a 35-year-old Blackfalds man, and a 26-year-old woman from Red Deer are each facing several weapons, stolen property and drug charges.

    CBC
  • Speed a factor in fatal crash in downtown Vancouver

    Police have released more details about a crash yesterday in downtown Vancouver that left two people dead and three others injured. Brian Montague said the 68-year-old male driver and his 70-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

    CBC
  • Welcome centre becomes rescue centre for cross-country cat

    A Michigan Welcome Center doubled as an animal rescue centre , as employees sought and saved a cat that escaped from its cross-country bound family. Milkie, a 14-year-old tabby, was travelling in a moving truck with Graham Skelly and his 10-year-old son, Simon, from Seattle to Arlington, Virginia. Graham Skelly drove from Virginia to reclaim the pet Sunday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Judge bans family, friends from wearing T-shirts for accident victim Alyssa Davis

    The shirts have a picture of Davis on the front along with the phrase 'Sprinkling Sunshine Everywhere.' On the back, the shirts say 'Sunshine Squad,' a group started by Davis's mother, Sherree Davis, that does good deeds in Davis' memory. "They should have to be here.

    CBC
  • Cold Feet return 'like a school reunion'

    Cold Feet is set to return to our screens, 13 years after fans thought it had ended forever. Colin Paterson went to meet the cast.

    BBC News