Anderson explained to the officer that her landline, which she keeps in case of emergencies, was down, knocked out by rain on the previous evening — a problem with her Bell service that she's been dealing with for months. After confirming her story, the officer told Anderson this is a common problem. "It happens all the time when it rains," he said. Bell Canada told CBC News there are intermittent service issues in the Junction area, though it declined an interview about the problems.
Like many people, 23-year-old Emily DiVito was multitasking while watching last week's presidential debate, with a little studying and a little Twitter-surfing. What's more, the moment gave DiVito, a former avid supporter of Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders, a feeling of solidarity with Clinton — a "moment of connectivity," as she put it. The candidate who so badly needed to close the gender gap instead saw his "nasty woman" remark — accompanied by a wagging index finger — become a feminist battle cry, a galvanizing moment for Clinton and an exclamation point to a campaign dominated by gender.
A Toronto woman says she feels she was taken for a ride after being billed for an Uber trip ordered on her account that she didn't take — 7,000 kilometres away in Krakow, Poland. Laura Hesp was at home in her apartment in Toronto on Monday when she says she received a text saying an Uber driver would be there in five minutes to pick her up. Hesp says she thought it was it was a glitch and posted about the ride to the Weird Toronto Facebook group.
Over two hours, federal agents snapped pictures as the pair visited seven banks, stopping at each one to make cash deposits of just under $10,000 — all from piles of drug money stashed in their bags. The trick is keeping deposits small, because banks are required to report cash deposits of $10,000 or more to the government. Before they went to prison late last month, the Salgados were paid to launder up to $1 million a month collected from drug wholesalers doing business with the notorious Sinaloa cartel, prosecutors said.
Sean Patterson first heard about 13-year-old Alex Brown’s missing dog, he couldn’t help but take notice. The autistic boy’s three-year-old golden retriever, named Sasha, had suddenly run off while his family was near the town of Harrow, Ont., over the Thanksgiving weekend. As the Windsor Star reports, word soon got out the dog had gone missing, and local volunteers began searching the surrounding area.
A Syrian refugee family who came to Corner Brook last December has moved on to be closer to family in Ontario. The al Homsi family was the first of two Syrian families who came to western Newfoundland, under the sponsorship of the Refugee Support Group – Corner Brook Region. Group member Ivan Emke said that saying goodbye was hard, but it's important to remember that people in Corner Brook succeeded in giving a Syrian family a chance to start over.
Tiny Homes are taking off in popularity with people across the country joining the miniature movement but homebuilders in Manitoba say municipal bylaws haven't caught up with the craze. Darrell Manuliak, who owns Mini Homes of Manitoba with his wife Anita Munn, said they have sold five of the tiny dwellings in their first year of business in the province. The largest home they've build is only 320-square-feet but the little buildings can be connected to water and electrical outlets the same as a camper. Unlike seasonal vehicles, the tiny homes are made to withstand Canadian winters.
On Saturday, a 26-year-old was charged with arson causing damage to property, two counts of arson with disregard for human life and possession of an incendiary device. Early in the morning on July 16, four occupants were inside a home on the 500 block of Young Street when several suspects allegedly targeted their home, throwing "multiple incendiary devices through different windows, causing a serious fire," said police. In September, a 20-year-old was also charged in connection with the incident and faces charges of arson causing damage to property and arson with disregard for human life.
While politicians and minor celebrities have played at getting by on only $18 for food this week as part of the Welfare Food Challenge, Georgina Starr has been doing it for real on the streets of Vancouver.
A small plane heading toward Libya's coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government crashed soon after takeoff from Malta's airport Monday, killing all five French crew members, authorities said. The twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner banked to the right and slammed into the ground in a huge fireball soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. (0520 GMT), according to video of the moment captured by a dashboard videocam and posted on Facebook. The French defence ministry said the victims — three defence ministry officials and two private contractors — had been conducting a surveillance operation.
A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said. A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on Interstate 10 before the vehicles crashed just north of the desert resort town of Palm Springs, California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele said. It was not known if alcohol, drugs or fatigue played a role in the crash about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, but the bus was inspected in April and had no mechanical issues, Abele said.
Peel police have identified the man shot and killed in Mississauga Saturday as 23-year-old Deshawn Brandon Nicholson.
One McGill University student with disabilities is speaking out against ongoing construction around campus which has now caused her to miss a medical appointment and an important event for doctoral students. Doctoral candidate Stephanie Chipeur is paraplegic and uses a wheelchair. Chipeur says that in the past two weeks, she missed a medical appointment at the Brown Building's student centre, because the building's access ramp was blocked due to construction.
OTTAWA — An Ottawa police officer is facing charges under the police act in connection with online comments about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook, remarks the city police chief has said were inappropriate and had "racial undertones."
Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. Hayden, once denounced as a traitor by his detractors, overcame his past and won election to the California Assembly and Senate where he served for almost two decades as a progressive force on such issues as the environment and education. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti praised Hayden.
Sun, Oct 23: It's now 16 days out from election day in the US and a new poll suggests that Hillary Clinton is still ahead of Donald Trump. Clinton has also said that she will turn her attention to the issues and not Trump himself as more women come out with allegations of sexual misconduct. Mike Armstrong reports.
When Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meet in their second Manchester derby on Wednesday they'll now have something in common. After Guardiola's Champions League embarrassment at Barcelona with Manchester City on Wednesday, Mourinho saw his Manchester United side brutally taken apart by Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
The end game is simple: justice for second grade produce that doesn't make it onto grocery store shelves. Fruit fanatic Heidi Kuhn saw the horror firsthand when she visited a fruit farm in the Okanagan. Kuhn is one of many people who have taken advantage of the second grade produce.
Nearly five decades have passed since the deadly explosion aboard HMCS Kootenay — Canada's worst peacetime navy accident — but the memory lives on. This year, the province has declared it HMCS Kootenay Day, a proclamation made during a memorial ceremony on Friday. Harry Bryan has played his bugle every year to mark the anniversary, including at the funerals of those killed.
The missing head of a statue of baby Jesus has been returned, and the bright orange clay head that replaced it has been removed. The statue had recently been fitted with the temporary clay head — topped with a spiky orange crown — crafted by a local artist, which garnered international attention and was compared online to a character on “The Simpsons” or to the infamously botched restoration of a fresco of Jesus in Spain.
Sun, Oct 23: Police are investigating a shooting at the Kinsmen Senior Citizens Centre that killed a 23-year-old Toronto man. Erica Vella reports.
The frustrating news spread quickly among Vancouver Island parents at last weekend's B.C. Taekwando Master's Cup in Burnaby: the ferries were cancelled and we would all have to spend the night on the mainland.
Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers is back at home after going to hospital Saturday. Demers had suffered a stroke in April, but he was at the Canadiens' home opener Tuesday night, smiling in a wheelchair while handing a torch to Captain Max Pacioretty to close out a pre-game ceremony. Demers led the Canadiens to their last Stanley Cup in 1993.
A delegation of Arctic aboriginals that includes Canadian Inuit will use its first appearance before the group that regulates global shipping to argue that it shouldn't be its last. The delegation is to make a lunch-time presentation to the organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee in London on Wednesday. Maritime traffic through Arctic waters is still low.
Phalen said the municipality is trying to discourage "treasure finders," from the practice, which can be common on regular large garbage pick-up days. He said picking through the trash of flood victims can be unsafe. "A lot of these places have had sewage and oil contamination, so there is a health hazard there as well.