• 25 hospitalized after British Airways flight diverted to Vancouver

    A British Airways A380 aircraft on its way from San Francisco to London made an emergency landing in Vancouver late Monday after crew members became unwell, sending 25 to hospital. Flight BA286, carrying about 400 passengers, was surrounded by emergency vehicles shortly after it touched down at Vancouver International Airport around 11:30 p.m. PT. It appears all of those hospitalized were cabin crew.

  • Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offers to Bautista and Encarnacion

    At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.

    The Canadian Press
  • Justin Trudeau gets rough ride from crowd at young workers' summit

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced off with a room of angry protesters today who were venting their frustrations over everything from pipelines to the failed federal payroll system. Some of the participants turned their backs on Trudeau in protest during the "armchair discussion" event at the Canadian Labour Congress National Young Workers Summit in Ottawa.

  • Hospital frustrated by no shows for MRI appointments

    Health officials on P.E.I. are frustrated by the number of people not showing up for their MRI appointments. On average three people a week fail to show up for their MRI appointments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. "It's a limited resource and we don't like to see any appointment times wasted," said Gailyne MacPherson, the provincial director of diagnostic imaging.

  • Ontario nurse charged with murder in deaths of eight nursing home residents

    Members of a southwestern Ontario community that is no stranger to tragedy expressed shock and outrage Tuesday after learning that a local nurse was accused of killing eight seniors in her care by using drugs. Forty-nine-year-old Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer of Woodstock, Ont., was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths, which police said took place between 2007 and 2014. The victims have been identified as 84-year-old James Silcox, 84-year-old Maurice Granat, 87-year-old Gladys Millard, 95-year-old Helen Matheson, 96-year-old Mary Zurawinski, 90-year-old Helen Young, 79-year-old Maureen Pickering and 75-year-old Arpad Horvath.

    The Canadian Press
  • Marijuana wasn't 'cash cow' for Colorado, Alberta's justice minister learns

    Alberta's justice minister says marijuana has not been a "cash cow" for Colorado, but neither has it led to widespread criminal activity. Kathleen Ganley travelled to Colorado late last week to talk to U.S. officials about how they dealt with the legalization of marijuana in their state. The priority for Alberta, Ganley says, is to get a regulatory framework in place to ensure that pot stays out of the hands of children, and that provincial roadways remain safe from impaired drivers.

  • German diplomat's immunity eyed amid wife's assault claim

    New York officials are trying to get a German diplomat's immunity waived to prosecute him on charges of hitting his wife in the face, and the U.S. State Department said Monday it had gotten involved in the matter. In Berlin, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer declined to comment on the allegations and said he wasn't aware of any request to lift Haubrichs' immunity. Germany's Permanent Mission to the U.N. referred questions about the matter to the Foreign Ministry, and no telephone number could immediately be found for Haubrichs' Manhattan apartment.

    The Canadian Press
  • Former Toronto drug dealer wants kids to learn from his mistakes

    A former Toronto gang member and drug dealer who was shot five times this past July while leading a fitness class in Christie Pits park, hopes his life story can inspire kids to avoid a criminal lifestyle. In an interview with CBC Toronto host Dwight Drummond, Jose Vivar recalled the moments after the shooting.

  • 'I just want him to come home,' says wife of man missing for 5 months

    As the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, Stephanie Beardy fears the worst.

  • Landscape photographer of the year - the winners

    These are the spectacular winners of the 2016 Landscape Photographer of the Year awards. Dramatic coastal views, busy city-scapes and glorious countryside vistas were all recognised by the judges, who were looking for photographs that capture the UK’s rich and diverse landscapes. A picture of a frantic storm of swallows on the Brighton seafront, taken by photographer Matthew Cattell, was crowned the overall winner.  Charlie Waite, the founder of the Awards, said: “The sense of movement is palpable in Matthew’s photograph and you really feel what it would have been like to stand beside him.  “The starlings seem to be swirling around the iconic remains of Brighton’s West Pier in a manner reminiscent of the tornado in the Wizard of Oz.” The Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are held in association with VisitBritain.  Winning entries will be displayed on the Balcony of London Waterloo from 21st November 2016 - 5th February 2017.  The Awards book, Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 10 (AA Publishing) is available now.

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  • Jail deemed too dangerous for fentanyl trafficker

    Despite acknowledging that an admitted fentanyl trafficker may well have contributed bodies to Nanaimo's soaring overdose death rate, a provincial court judge has opted to keep the 22-year-old out of prison. Judge Ted Gouge decided the pressure on Aden Lee Aaron Rutter to smuggle drugs into jail might be too great for the recovering addict to keep on the straight and narrow. Instead, Gouge gave Rutter a suspended sentence and three years probation for one count of trafficking in fentanyl and one count of trafficking in cocaine.

  • The fight for Mosul: Edmonton woman gears up for refugee crisis

    As thousands of people flee from embattled Mosul, an Edmonton woman will be waiting to help on the outskirts of the conflict zone. With the military campaign underway to retake the Iraqi city from ISIS, Sue O'Connor is waiting for word so she can travel into the epicentre of the humanitarian crisis. O'Connor lives in northern Iraq, where she works as a communications officer for humanitarian-aid organization MedAir, an agency that is establishing mobile health clinics and shelter distribution centres in a sweeping perimeter around the city.

  • Toronto city councillor gives middle finger in press release photo

    Mon, Oct 24: Toronto City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti attached a photo of himself giving the middle finger in response to a proposed roof tax on Monday. The photo, titled “TAX THIS,” was sent by Mammoliti to the media with a press release that said Toronto taxpayers who own properties with roofs will pay more taxes under a new proposal by Toronto Mayor John Tory.

    Global News
  • Pair of deadly crashes possibly linked to alcohol has police officer fuming

    A Calgary police officer is furious with the despair, panic and sorrow caused when drivers get behind the wheel after drinking, as police deal with a pair of fatal collisions in less than a week that are believed to involve alcohol. One person was killed and several of his family members were seriously injured in the crash at Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail northeast early Sunday morning. A Dodge Journey blew through a red light and hit a Kia Forte. A 19-year-old man, who was the front passenger of the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father, who was behind the wheel, and his mother and sister were left in serious condition, police said.

  • Fewer than 800 workers remain on site as Muskrat Falls shuts down

    A large number of out-of-work Muskrat Falls employees have flown out of Happy Valley-Goose Bay since Saturday when a group of protesters walked onto the main site and began inhabiting some of the project's living quarters. Neither Astaldi nor Nalcor have confirmed the exact amount, but workers have told CBC news at least 1400 people have been sent home. "It's frustrating, I guess," Dean Pittman told CBC's Labrador Morning while waiting for a flight home to the Northern Peninsula.

  • Family of murdered B.C. girl reacts to news of killer's prison pregnancy

    Reena Virk's grandfather Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard. "I hope she tries to get better and tries to be a better mother and live her life," said Pallan from his home in Victoria. "I wish her well. The court heard how Virk was swarmed by several girls after trying to join a group of teenagers who had gathered under a Victoria-area bridge to drink and smoke pot.

    The Canadian Press
  • The $67,000 question: Will Oilers group give prize to 50/50 winner who missed deadline?

    The Oilers Entertainment Group says the man who bought a winning 50/50 ticket at a hockey game last week - then missed the deadline to claim his $67,000 prize - won't have to wait long to learn whether his luck was good that day or very, very bad. Clayton Hinkey bought his ticket during the Oilers game against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, Oct. 16. Hinkey said he hopes the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation will agree to give him the $67,692.50 prize.

  • Civil rights hero from 60s takes criticism as Trump backer

    Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in a sit-in at a segregated North Carolina lunch counter. "Donald Trump is certainly not a politician, and politicians are a dime a dozen, but leaders are priceless," Henderson said in an interview. Jabreel Khazan was one of the first four protesters to sit down at the Woolworth's lunch counter.

    The Canadian Press
  • Grade 8 student tells federal minister he teaches indigenous language course

    A Grade 8 student stunned a gathering of national aboriginal leaders and the federal indigenous affairs minister Monday by saying he volunteered to become his school's indigenous language teacher after one too many berry-picking field trips. Tim Masso, 13, said he asked school officials if he could help teach the indigenous studies course at Ucluelet Secondary School on British Columbia's west coast even though he is still learning the Nuu-chah-nulth language. Masso said he has designed flash cards so he and his class of 23 students in grades 8 to 10 can learn the indigenous language.

    The Canadian Press
  • Waterways residents moved back home long before it was okay

    Waterways has been hard hit by natural disasters in the last few years. May's wildfire levelled over 300 homes in the community. Up until October, it was unclear whether residents would be allowed to return at all because changes to provincial legislation prohibited rebuilding in flood zones. The municipality is aware residents of Waterways and other fire damaged communities have been living in their homes despite the restrictions.

  • RCMP detail findings at scene of Baylee Wylie killing

    Testimony from police officers will continue Tuesday in Devin Morningstar's first-degree murder trial in the Court of Queen's Bench in Moncton. RCMP Const. Erick Bergeron is scheduled to be cross-examined by the defence when the trial resumes. Bergeron was responsible for collecting various exhibits from the triplex unit where Baylee Wylie, 18, died last December.

  • Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash

    Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony. The retired factory worker had spent an evening gambling at a desert casino and was sound asleep when the bus heading to Los Angeles smashed into the rear of a slow-moving tractor-trailer. The crash killed the bus driver and 12 passengers and injured 31 other people.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man convicted of sex crimes back in race for Saskatoon Catholic school board

    A man convicted of sex crimes 35 years ago is back in the race for Saskatoon's Catholic school board. Denis Robert Hall had withdrawn from the campaign last week after reports surfaced about his past. The Roman Catholic Dioceses of Saskatoon has not responded to requests for comment.

    The Canadian Press
  • Canadian Blood Services announces new, stricter iron guidelines for donors

    If you're a regular blood donor in Canada, you might not be able to donate as often. Canadian Blood Services announced today it's changing guidelines for donor iron levels. Iron is an essential element the body requires to produce hemoglobin, the protein found in red blood cells that's responsible for transporting oxygen to tissues in the body.

  • Ship that helped saved 7 in 'The Perfect Storm' to be sunk

    A ship that towed warships to safety during World War II and battled 40-foot waves to help rescue seven people in what was portrayed in the book and film "The Perfect Storm" is poised to be sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. Officials told The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/2eAJT9D ) the 205-foot Coast Guard vessel Tamaroa will help grow a reef near Cape May Point by drawing large game fish and boosting recreational fishing. "It's always sad when you sink a ship, but some good will come of it," said retired Coast Guard Capt. Larry Brudnicki, who commanded the ship during the fateful 1991 storm.

    The Canadian Press


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