• Dougald Miller, man beaten into vegetative state 16 years ago, dies

    Dougald Miller, the man beaten into a vegetative state 16 years ago by Leo Teskey, died in the arms of his loving wife Saturday. 'Today, I don't know if I'm coming or going," said Lesley Miller. "It's been a long battle, almost 16 years, Dougald was ready to go.

    CBC
  • Young Prince George shuns high-five, low-five from Canada's Trudeau

    Blame it on jet lag or maybe a precocious knowledge that his great-grandmother is Canada's head of state but Britain's 3-year-old Prince George just wasn't going to be charmed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Landing in Canada on Saturday on a weeklong official visit with parents Prince William and Kate Middleton, George, holding his father's hand, ignored Trudeau when he squatted down to the toddler's level to offer a high-five variation, the low-five. Trudeau then switched his palm for a high-five and subsequently offered a handshake, both of which were seemingly rebuffed, creating an awkward moment on the airport tarmac in the western province of British Columbia.

    Reuters
  • Canadian diplomat's son in deadly Florida shooting deported home

    A Canadian diplomat’s teenage son has been deported from the United States following his involvement in a fatal drug-related shooting, effectively nullifying the house arrest and probation he had been sentenced to serve, a national news agency reported on Sunday. Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15 at the time of the Miami shooting, was deported on Sept. 6, according to the Canadian Press. The news agency did not clearly cite its source, but quoted the teen's mother, Roxanne Dube, Canadian consul general in Miami at the time of the incident, as saying: "It's done.

    Reuters
  • Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks dead after nightclub shooting

    A shooting outside of a southwest Calgary nightclub early Sunday has left Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks dead, the team has confirmed. "The loss of this 23-year-old young man at this stage of his life and his career is an unfathomable tragedy," said Ken King, president and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation. Fellow player Joshua Bell called Hicks family.

    CBC
  • Heli error: Mistake will cost picturesque Alberta town its landmark water tower

    An iconic water tower overlooking a scenic town in west-central Alberta is headed for the scrap heap because of a mistake made during the construction of a new hospital helipad. Alberta Health Services said it asked its consultants whether the massive blue and white tower jutting high into the sky next door would be an issue. It turns out, under Transport Canada regulations, the tower would have to be painted in an orange-and-white checkerboard pattern to make it more visible for air ambulance pilots.

    The Canadian Press
  • N. Korean defectors sold as brides in China want kids back

    After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with a rural Chinese farmer because she had nowhere to go. "There are South Korean laws, Chinese laws and North Korean laws, but none of them can help us," said Kim Jungah, 40, a North Korean defector living in the South who was separated from her child in China.

    The Canadian Press
  • Parents relieved as toddler OK after ingesting Valium at Kensington playground

    A 15-month-old is safe at home thanks to the actions of his quick-thinking mother after he nearly ingested a number of prescription pills left at the top of a playground slide near Toronto's Kensington Market on Sunday. Lindsay Lorusso and her husband Andrew Nisker stopped at Bellevue Square Park around noon to let their children have some play time after doing some shopping nearby. Lorusso was waiting for her youngest, Apollo, to come down the slide.

    CBC
  • 1st mosque in Manitoba celebrates 40th anniversary

    Dozens of people gathered in St. Vital Sunday night to celebrate the anniversary of Manitoba's first mosque, and the spirit of community it continues to inspire in its members after 40 years. The St. Vital mosque, commonly known as the "Hazelwood Mosque" over the years, opened its doors on Sept. 25, 1976. The City of Winnipeg has also shared its respects by giving the street the honorary name of Pioneer Mosque Way.

    CBC
  • Kate shows off her maternal side on a visit with moms and infants at Sheway

    The Duchess of Cambridge found time while at a pregnancy outreach program with Prince William to share a tender moment with a young girl. The Sunday (Sept. 25) visit will have been especially poignant for mother-of-two Kate, and as she interacted with babies - many of whom were the same age as her own daughter, Princess Charlotte - her maternal instinct was clearly evident! With William by her side Kate, 34, also spent time speaking with new mothers about their experiences of overcoming addiction, expressing interest as each of the ladies shared their stories.

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  • Actor found dead in Los Angeles remembered by former Montreal classmate

    An actor found dead at the Los Angeles home rented by television personality George Stroumboulopoulos is being remembered by friends and family as a free spirit who loved the outdoors and always had a smile on his face. Struthers said Hong grew up in Montreal before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

    The Canadian Press
  • Deaths of 2 men at Canoe Lake were homicide-suicide, RCMP say

    Two men, aged 27 and 30, are dead following what RCMP are calling a homicide and a suicide at the Canoe Lake Cree First Nation Saturday. According to RCMP, officers were alerted to a report of gunfire at a home on the reserve, which is in Saskatchewan's northwest, at 2:43 p.m. CST. RCMP said autopsies will take place in Saskatoon next week.

    CBC
  • Canadians, expats gather to watch 'entertaining' U.S. presidential debate

    Sparks are expected to fly when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off in the first presidential debate of the U.S. election, and viewers north of the border are planning to watch with anticipation usually reserved for prize fights or championship sports games. Canadians and American expats alike are gearing up for the debate that could make or break the campaign, gathering in homes and bars to catch an exchange they expect will be as entertaining as it is informative. While the political impact of the debate is not to be minimized, part of the appeal lies in waiting for Trump "to say something crazy," said Omar Lujan, 36, a researcher at Ryerson University in Toronto.

    The Canadian Press
  • Senators say forward Clarke MacArthur diagnosed with concussion

    Ottawa Senators forward Clarke MacArthur was diagnosed with a concussion Sunday after taking a hit from defenceman Patrick Sieloff during a training camp scrimmage. General manager Pierre Dorion said MacArthur will be evaluated daily. "We don't know much, this just happened an hour ago," Dorion said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man's unknowing use of fentanyl changes his life forever

    Sun, Sep 25: A young Calgary man's life was changed forever when he unknowingly took fentanyl while he was a crystal meth addict. He's now paralyzed and using his story to try and warn others. He and the mothers of 2 young men who lost their lives hope their stories will help save the lives of countless others. Jill Croteau reports.

    Global News
  • PHOTOS: Kate and Will tour B.C., Yukon

    The Royal Couple is making their first trip to Canada since their marriage in 2011. This time around they’ve brought their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte with them. Check out the best photos from their visit. 

    The Daily Buzz
  • 26-year-old Abdi Jama dead after being shot multiple times in Carlington

    A known gang member has died after being shot multiple times behind a strip mall on Merivale Road in the Carlington area on Sunday morning, Ottawa police confirm. Emergency crews responded to reports of multiple shots fired behind a strip mall on Shillington Avenue and Merivale Road just after 6 a.m. but did not find anyone upon arrival. Minutes later, police were called to the nearby Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre where a man had been dropped off with gunshot wounds, McDade said.

    CBC
  • Man injured by Air Canada trolley frustrated with airline's response

    A passenger who says he was hurt by a runaway trolley onboard an Ottawa-bound Air Canada flight Thursday wants the airline to rethink the way it handles customer complaints about injuries, comparing the current process to reporting lost baggage. Matt Hearn said he was hit in the thigh by a loose trolley on flight AC124, which was described as "a rocket shooting down the aisle" by another passenger. Air Canada confirmed that five passengers were hit by the trolley, including a woman who was treated for a foot injury.

    CBC
  • Former WWE wrestling executive becoming GOP mega donor

    Linda McMahon, the former wrestling executive who shook up Connecticut with two expensive and contentious, yet unsuccessful U.S. Senate races, has jumped into a larger political ring, becoming a sought-after Republican mega donor who's involved in campaigns across the country, including the battle for president. During this year's campaign cycle, McMahon has attended the Republican National Convention and been a frequent guest at fundraisers for federal candidates, rubbing elbows with top GOP leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan. McMahon also hosted an event for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, her admitted top choice in the Republican primary.

    The Canadian Press
  • Decline in northern bird populations 'serious', say bird experts

    A new report shows the results of the latest continental bird count are alarming, and birdwatchers say it's a dire situation even in the North. "It is serious," said Cameron Eckert, director of the Yukon Bird Club. "Birds are indicators of our ecosystem health. Eckert says a number of northern species are considered threatened.

    CBC
  • Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

    Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. Alastair Johnston, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems. Johnston said Palmer was admitted to the UPMC Hospital on Thursday for some cardiovascular work and weakened over the last few days.

    The Canadian Press
  • Baltimore Police: 3 gunmen shoot, wound 8 in attack

    Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and the victims were all expected to survive. The shooting erupted outside some rowhouses about 8:30 p.m. after the three armed men converged on the group from different points, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference.

    The Canadian Press
  • Turks protest assault of young nurse who wore shorts on bus

    Turks donned shorts and gathered in central Istanbul on Sunday to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a bus for wearing shorts. With chants of "Don't interfere with my shorts!" the protest aimed to show solidarity with Aysegul Terzi, who was kicked in the face by a man, Abdullah Cakiroglu, on Sept. 12. Cakiroglu confessed to attacking Terzi for what he called her "inappropriate" clothing, yet was released from custody despite expressing no remorse, according to Turkish news reports.

    The Canadian Press
  • Prime Minister Trudeau, wife Sophie join Royal couple for hovercraft ride

    The Prime Minister and his wife joined Prince William and his wife Kate for a ride aboard a Canadian coast guard hovercraft at the conclusion of their tour of Kitsilano Coast Guard Station Sunday.

    Global News
  • Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

    Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out. The charismatic Miami Marlins ace was killed in a boating accident at age 24. Fernandez and two other people died when their 32-foot vessel slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach, authorities said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Gordie Howe's dying wish comes true today with special ceremony at SaskTel Centre

    Sixty-one members of Gordie Howe's family made the trip to Saskatoon this weekend to bear witness as the ashes of Gordie and his wife Colleen are interred at Howe's statue at SaskTel Centre. Raised in Saskatoon, Howe, also known as Mr. Hockey, died on June 10 at the age of 88. It was Howe's first public appearance since a series of strokes threatened his life a few months before and his family said it would likely be his last trip back to the city where he grew up.

    CBC

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