Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used a Goldilocks defence Wednesday in an effort to position the federal Liberals in the sweet spot of a boiling debate over energy development and environmental protection. Less than 24 hours after the government gave conditional approval to a massive liquefied natural gas project in northern British Columbia, Trudeau was in the House of Commons defending the decision, which clears a path for the production of millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and billions of dollars in foreign investment.
Amid his ongoing divorce from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has confirmed that he will not be attending the premiere of his latest film, Voyage of Time. Though the star was scheduled to make an appearance at the screening on Wednesday (Sept. 28), he revealed in a new statement that his priority is to remain "focused on my family."
A "rounder" from Ontario named Rob repeatedly raped a Calgary woman in her home — including in front of her bound husband — more than two decades ago, Jack Kramer testified in his own defence at his sexual assault trial on Wednesday.
Back in the nineties, Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts were one of Hollywood's biggest power couples - but all that changed when the actress abruptly called off their wedding just two days before it was set to take place. Media speculation ran rampant over the cause, but 25 years later Kiefer has opened up about his relationship with Julia and even praised his former fiancée for calling off the wedding. At the time of their split, Julia caused controversy by quickly starting a new romance with Kiefer's good friend, actor Jason Patric.
A Saskatoon woman who was bitten by a police dog and arrested even though she didn’t do anything illegal cannot sue for damages, a judge has ruled. In August 2013, Sheila Tataquason, the complainant, was sitting in the backyard of her Avenue H home with a friend, Joshua Desnomie, when she was attacked by a Saskatoon police dog. Saskatoon police were responding to a robbery call in the area at the time and were looking for two suspects, but neither Tataquason nor Desmonie had anything to do with it.
A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks. The day after his first general election debate, Trump blamed the moderator and a bad microphone and said he was holding back to avoid embarrassing Clinton. Next time, he threatened, he might get more personal and make a bigger political issue of former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities.
On Friday, Sept. 23, Mark Burnett, 32, and his wife Megan, 33, went to the hospital in Nipawin, Sask., about 267 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. "From there they worked on Megan and they were able to give birth to the baby. Megan unfortunately did not make it," said Daniel Kasun, a close friend of the family. "It was surreal to get news like that, and it immediately goes to 'okay, what type of supports can we give to both Mark and Mark and Megan's families and move forward from there', is really where my mind went," Kasun told CBC News.
NDP housing critic David Eby is once again calling for changes to the tax system after compiling new data on land titles in Vancouver.
Gwyneth Paltrow has celebrated her 44th birthday by posting a makeup-free selfie that's floored fans. Comments immediately began pouring in from her fans, who praised the star for embracing her natural beauty, alongside birthday wishes and compliments. It's not the first time that Gwyneth has inspired her followers to embrace the ageing process.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and RCMP raided two known biker clubhouses in Newfoundland and made two arrests Wednesday afternoon, just a day after a known member of the Vikings Motorcycle Club was arrested for a 2014 killing. RCMP and RNC officers converged on Sports Bar on Boncloddy Street in St. John's around noon, while police cruisers blocked off the downtown street. According to neighbours, police also searched a service station in Cupids on Wednesday. RCMP officers were seen searching the saddle bags on a Harley Davidson motorcycle parked outside the St. John's bar.
Passengers who accompanied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his first two international trips were apparently well fed. The government has revealed, in response to a written question by the Conservatives, that the cost of food and beverages supplied aboard a government Airbus used for the trips amounted to just over $1,300 per person.
A Yellowknife woman with multiple sclerosis suffered a "humiliating experience" and was discriminated against by the N.W.T. legislative assembly when she raised concerns about the building's lack of automatic door openers, only to become trapped in a bathroom two years later partly because an opener still hadn't been installed. The assembly has widened doors, added companion seating for people in wheelchairs, and made sure some seats in the public gallery remain open for those with crutches.
A former exotic dancer in St. John's says she doesn't accept the defence of Joel North — a private radio host who left his job after he told a woman she'd do better by stripping online. "He can't say, 'oh no, I was really being the white-knight of the strippers, and I was actually the one being so kind and so good-hearted here," Michelle Keep, who is also a volunteer with the St. John's Status of Women Council, said. North, a DJ on Coast 101.1, tweeted a message to a woman broadcasting herself playing video games last week, telling her she'd get more viewers if she was stripping.
The Canadians edged Team Europe with a 3-1 win in Game 1 of the best-of-three World Cup of Hockey final. This was probably Canada's worst performance of the World Cup, an error-prone effort with little of the speed, precision or all-out control that defined earlier victories. Shots were 32-31 for Canada at even-strength, a slight advantage over a vastly inferior opponent.
Wed, Sep 28: Stephen Beatty, Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Toyota Canada, talks to Global's Mike Drolet about the nature of distraction while driving - and the impact automated driving may have on our distracted driving habits.
A teenager killed his father at their home Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. One of the students was shot in the leg and the other in the foot, Capt. Garland Major with the Anderson County sheriff's office said. Both students were male.
Camp Century was excavated in 1959 by the U.S. army, 200 kilometres away from Greenland’s coast. While scientists at Camp Century were able to study the world’s climate by drilling the first ice core samples, the camp became a cover for testing the possibility of a nuclear missile launch site under ice to be potentially used against the Soviet Union. By 1964, Camp Century was only used sporadically, and it was completely abandoned before the end of the decade with the assumption that everything would be buried under ice for eternity — including all of its the toxic waste.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's baby girl Luna seems to be living the adage 'like mother, like daughter'! Judging by the model's latest Instagram post, the little one is following in mom's culinary footsteps. The five-month-old made the cutest culinary protégé as she wore a chef's hat to join Chrissy in the kitchen on Tuesday. Chrissy couldn't resist sharing a photo of the sweet moment with her 8.4 million Instagram followers, showing her smiling at her daughter who looks adorable in the oversized hat and a pretty pink dress.
A 29-year-old Edmonton nightclub employee accused of three sexual assaults is facing 18 new charges after police began looking for other possible victims. On Aug. 10, Matthew McKnight was charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault and unlawful confinement in relation to three alleged victims. McKnight is expected to appear in court on Nov. 7.
By Alastair Sharp and Allison Martell TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd will outsource the development and design of its smartphones, a product category it helped pioneer and popularize, as the Canadian company bets on software and managing rival devices, it said on Wednesday. The company's shares rose about 4 percent as investors welcomed a further shift away the money-losing handset business, where BlackBerry went from being a market leader to trailing far behind rivals like Apple Inc . BlackBerry said it was also in late-stage discussions for a similar deal in China and working on several India initiatives.
A grizzly bear looking for an easy meal was spotted on a lawn in Sechelt, B.C., sampling some goods from a fruit tree. Video uploaded to the Elk House Farm Facebook page shows the grizzly munching away on some apples of a nearby tree, completely unfazed by Yate’s barking dog, who was attempting to scare the large animal off merely a few feet away. As you can see, not concerned with myself or Andy,” Yates wrote on Facebook.
Kent Mullin is homeless but in a way, he's relieved. The evacuation of the building, in Halifax's Fairview neighbourhood, was ordered by police in a bylaw crackdown by the municipality. "Unsafe living conditions" and fire violations triggered the unusual action taken by the city, said Brendan Elliott, a spokesperson for the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The Duchess of Cambridge, neé Kate Middleton, put on another striking sartorial display as she kicked off day five of the royal tour. The royal was resplendent in a red, pleated coat by Venezuelan-American designer Carolina Herrera. And the day before that, Kate dazzled at a glitzy bash in a red Preen gown with an asymmetrical neckline.
The Surrey Fire Service is demanding answers after firefighters were left to care for victims of a car crash for nearly four hours on Monday before paramedics arrived. If you put yourself in the patients' position, it would've been very uncomfortable," says Surrey Fire Service assistant chief Chris Keon. Two people had possible back injuries, and firefighters stabilized them while waiting for ambulance crews to arrive.
Copper thefts continue to keep Saskatchewan police busy and now another four people have been charged. A 43-year-old man from Young, Sask., and a woman, 39, from Saskatoon were recently charged with breaking, entering and theft, as well as possession of stolen property. Meanwhile, there was another copper theft and at the same compound in the Colonsay area on Sept. 24 and two other people have been charged.
As a public memorial service was set Wednesday for Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is seeking a safety probe into the rock jetty where a boat crash claimed the lives of the baseball star and two friends. The team said in a news release that fans can gather Wednesday along the west side of Marlins Park for the departure of a funeral motorcade at 2:16 p.m. The 24-year-old Fernandez wore No. 16 on his jersey. A public viewing will be held at St. Brendan's Catholic Church from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. A private funeral Mass will be held Thursday with family and Marlins players and personnel.