• Elderly man denied access to Saskatoon washroom brings to light public access problem

    Scouting out a public washroom can be tough, especially when you need it most. Last week, Jenneffer Albert witnessed an elderly man with a walker begging employees at a Saskatoon Co-op gas station to use the building's washroom. A few weeks earlier, Jessica Green was also told she was unable to use the washroom at the same gas station.

    CBC
  • Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Clinton invokes father's memory to hit Trump on business

    Hillary Clinton has landed on a very personal counterpunch to what she says is Donald Trump's checkered business past: her dad. As the Democratic presidential nominee works to undercut Trump's economic record and promote her plans for small businesses, she is invoking memories of her late father's Chicago drapery business. Recalling Hugh Rodham hard at work making and printing curtains for hotels and office buildings, Clinton argues that he would have been "stiffed" in a deal with the celebrity businessman.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mother of man killed in donation bin remembers 'quirky, silly and kindhearted' son

    Kristi Langille says her son, Tyler Laplante, was quirky, silly and kindhearted. Laplante was the 20-year-old from Surrey, B.C. who was killed Tuesday when he became trapped in a clothing donation bin near Guildford Town Centre in Surrey. Laplante was always loved by his family, Langille said, but he also struggled with addiction.

    CBC
  • Don't paint fire hydrants, fire officials warn

    You may notice fire hydrants are painted different colours. The color codes are standards set by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and each municipality is required to maintain hydrants according to those standards.

    CBC
  • Zimbabwe's black market targets women to be sold as wives

    Sat, Aug 27: As Zimbabwe deals with political and economic woes, a dried up riverbed has become an easy route for smugglers. A black market is propping up the needs of everyday life in the country. But in the crosshairs, women are being smuggled and sold as wives. Emily Elias reports.

    Global News
  • Edmonton man builds escape room ... in his garage

    In Edmonton, you can discover Mars, but there's a little bit of a hitch — it's in a garage. The garage-based red planet simulator was the brainchild of Tom Robinson, Paul Goebel and Chris Procter. "I tell them I created an art exhibit in my garage based on escape rooms and they should come give it a try.

    CBC
  • Thieves rip ATM out of bank in St. Louis, Sask.

    Wakaw RCMP are looking for the thieves behind a missing Credit Union ATM in St. Louis, Sask., a village about 125 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. Police said several witnesses watched as the suspects backed up a white Dodge truck to the bank and hooked it up to the ATM. According to officers, the thieves dragged the ATM out of the bank and down the street, where they attempted to load it into the back of the truck.

    CBC
  • Police trying to determine if grandmother killed in Riverside shooting was targeted

    Toronto police are trying to determine if a 61-year-old woman killed in a Riverside-area shooting Saturday night was targeted. On Sunday police identified the victim as Peggy Ann Smith. David Hopkinson told CBC News.

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  • Millions of trees on the way for ravaged B.C. forests, according to new climate plan

    The B.C. Climate Leadership Plan was met with lukewarm reviews last week, but the province's reforestation industry sees the potential for a major surge in tree planting operations. To meet carbon reduction goals, the province has called for 300,000 hectares of forests damaged by wildfire and pine beetle be rehabilitated over the next five years in order to turn the forests back into a carbon sink. While the overall Climate Leadership Plan was panned by environmentalists who don't believe it will lead to any meaningful reduction in GHGs, for many members of the province's forestry sector, the commitment stands out.

    CBC
  • Criminal probe launched into Calgary police conduct after man seriously injured during arrest

    A criminal investigation has been launched into the conduct of Calgary police officers after a man sustained "several serious injuries" during an arrest in July near Chinook Mall. Two officers have been suspended with pay and two others assigned to desk duty, Calgary Police deputy chief Paul Cook said on Saturday. Up to a dozen officers were involved in the arrest of a man around the 6700 block of Macleod Trail South on July 30, a Saturday night, Cook said.

    CBC
  • Quinn's Place playground opens outside Paradise Elementary

    Quinn's Place, a playground in honour of 5-year-old Quinn Butt, opened Sunday outside Paradise Elementary. Quinn, who died in April, would have started kindergarten at the school this fall. Quinn would've loved it," Andrea Gosse, Quinn's mother, said.

    CBC
  • Sask. First Nation wants Husky Energy to step up oil spill response

    The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation says Husky Energy needs to step up and take responsibility for oil in the river near the community. The James Smith Cree Nation is located about 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert, Sask., and after the Husky Energy oil spill on July 21, the reserve's chief said oil has flowed into the Saskatchewan River to the shores of his community.

    CBC
  • Monthly marijuana cooking class teaches Calgarians to cook with cannabis

    A group of Calgarians took part in a special cooking class Saturday to learn to cook with marijuana. First up, Crystal Gooding explained her recipe for CannaCoconut Oil, which is coconut oil infused with marijuana. "You're going to dump your cannabis in there, your ounce... and you're going to bring it to a good simmer," she told the group of about 15 people who turned up at the 420 Clinic in Inglewood for the cooking class.

    CBC
  • Taber boy fighting for life after being struck by a car while riding his bike

    A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life at a Calgary hospital after he was struck by a car while riding his bike near the town of Taber in southern Alberta. "He was regrettably in true life-threatening condition," when he was rushed to the Taber Health Centre by local emergency crews, said EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux. The boy was stabilized and flown to the Alberta Children's Hospital by STARS ambulance, where he remains in serious condition, Brideaux said.

    CBC
  • Street racing charges laid in July's fatal two-vehicle crash near the New Harbour Barrens

    The RCMP have arrested and charged Brian Robert King and Steven Ryan Mercer with street racing causing death. 

    CBC
  • Toronto mother sells house to support son with developmental disabilities

    Vicki McCallum is the mother of 27-year-old Julian McCallum. He is deaf, has an intellectual disability and suffers from a genetic syndrome — a combination that means Julian lives at home and depends on his parents. 

    CBC
  • Ratatouille recipe serves up harvest vegetables

    Drawing inspiration from fall harvest vegetables, chef Fraser MacLeod of 529 Wellington prepared and served a roasted squash ratatouille using only the ingredients he could find at the downtown Winnipeg farmers market on Thursday.

    CBC
  • Jiffy Cabs owner dead in Burin Peninsula motorcycle crash

    A notable business owner is dead and a woman is in hospital following a motorcycle crash Saturday in the community of Harbour Mille on the Burin Peninsula. Tom Hollett was the owner of Jiffy Cabs in St. John's but lived in Burin and is well known in the area for his efforts to boost tourism. Marystown RCMP say crews arrived on the scene of the crash shortly after noon where it was confirmed the male driver of the motorcycle had died.

    CBC
  • Gonzaga School encourages young artists to make collage, kids pass

    Gonzaga Middle School opened its doors to young artists in the community on Saturday to create a collage recognizing the history of residential schools and reconciliation, unfortunately the kids didn't show. Tom Lussier, the school's principal and executive director, said controversy around the school's opening didn't have anything to do with the dismal attendance. Although Gonzaga has won over a few critics, some in the community wondered if it would also encourage students to abandon their cultural roots in favour of Catholicism.

    CBC
  • Shoal Harbour man back on two feet after paralyzing fall

    A former Shoal Harbour man is enjoying life on his own two feet again, less than four years after being paralysed in a freak accident.

    CBC
  • Few complaints about Ottawa's new extended beach season

    As the City of Ottawa's beach season ends, It's hard to find Ottawans upset with council's decision to keep lifeguards on duty for an extra week in August. In March, councillors voted to move $31,000 from a temporary pool closure over to keep lifeguards on duty until the fourth Sunday in August instead of the third. Staff had been asked to look at different options for a longer season when in 2015, the beach season ended at the beginning of a heat wave.

    CBC
  • Surrey residents get rid of junk in their trunks at Pop-Up Junk Day

    Pop-Up Junk Day happens six times a year and is an opportunity for residents to save on disposal fees and for the City to cut down on illegal dumping. Costanzo says illegal dumping in Surrey is especially prevalent in the northwestern part of the city. Saturday's was the fourth Pop-Up Junk Day Surrey held in 2016, the first year the City has tried out the idea.

    CBC
  • Canadian competes in Mongol Derby

    Sat, Aug 27: Earlier this year, we told you about the only Canadian to compete in this year's Mongol Derby. That's the world's longest and toughest horse race -- where riders compete in a thousand-kilometre trek across Mongolia. Now she's back and telling our Jill Bennett how she was one of three people to win the race.

    Global News
  • In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope

    In 23 years of coaching football, Dru Nettles never had to deliver a pep talk like this. Most of his players and coaches on Denham Springs High School's football team lost homes when floodwaters ravaged their city in suburban Baton Rouge. The promise of Friday night football is tonic for a city at the epicenter of the catastrophe.

    The Canadian Press