• Toronto woman wrongly billed for Uber ride in Poland says she feels 'violated'

    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.

  • Trump's 'nasty woman' remark adds to woes with female voters

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Corner Brook's 1st Syrian refugee family leaves province

    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' popularity surging while municipal bylaws lag

    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.

  • Police name 23-year-old who died in Mississauga shooting

    Peel police have identified the man shot and killed in Mississauga Saturday as 23-year-old Deshawn Brandon Nicholson. 

  • Tour bus slams into truck on slowed-down highway, killing 13

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Officer charged after racist comments over death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook

    Ottawa Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar has been charged with two counts of discreditable conduct after making racist comments online about the death of a prominent Inuk artist. The charges fall under the Police Services Act and will be heard November 1. Annie Pootoogook was found dead in the Rideau River on Sept. 19 in what police are investigating as a suspicious death.

  • Toronto FC misses out on playoff bye, will face Philadelphia in knockout game

    Toronto FC ended the regular-season on a winning note Sunday, missing out on a first-round playoff bye but not short on confidence as it prepares to face the Philadelphia Union in a midweek MLS knockout game. Led by Sebastian Giovinco's goal and assist, Toronto defeated the lowly Chicago Fire 3-2 to up its single-season franchise record to 53 points. Toronto, which started the day in third place, had needed to beat Chicago and have New York City FC tie or lose to Columbus to vault past NYCFC into second in the Eastern Conference and get the first-round bye.

    The Canadian Press
  • Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, 5 aboard killed

    A light plane crashed Monday after takeoff from Malta International Airport en route to Libya, killing all five crew members on board, airport authorities said. The twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner tipped to the right and slammed into the ground soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. (0520 GMT), bursting into flames, eyewitnesses said. Part of the burning wreckage ended up on a road outside the perimeter of the airport.

    The Canadian Press
  • How one drug cartel banked its cash in New York City

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Room left to grow': Canada's first aboriginal justice minister one year in

    There is a gripping photograph of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taken when newly elected Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould was sworn in as justice minister. The two politicians stare into each other's eyes, smiling, both their faces lending themselves easily to projections about the promise of naming the first indigenous person — and the third woman — to head a department that has, throughout Canadian history, played a crucial role in designing legislation that has been so often harmful to First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. "I know that for both the prime minister and myself, the reaction to the appointment was not so much about me, but rather a response to how far we have come as country," Wilson-Raybould wrote in a statement issued in place of making herself available for an interview for this profile.

    The Canadian Press
  • Police release identity of 23-year-old killed in Streetsville shooting

    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.

    Global News
  • Windsor Police officers band together to buy a new puppy for boy with autism

    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.

    Good News
  • A look at the abortion drug Mifegymiso

    TORONTO — The abortion drug Mifegymiso is expected to hit the Canadian market next month. A look:

    The Canadian Press
  • Evicted East Vancouver families call for restrictions on 'renovictions'

    "I was pretty shocked and upset," said Tracey Rossi, a single mother now forced to move. "It's stressful, really stressful," said Jacqui Charlebois, another one of the evicted residents, who has a daughter attending college nearby. Vancouver is super hard to find a decent suite that a family can afford.

  • Former Habs coach and Senator Jacques Demers released from hospital

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • 5 fast, easy and fun DIY Halloween costumes

    You might actually have almost everything you need — just add some imagination, and get inspired by this list of easy costume ideas. Like many female-themed costumes, this idea could be extra-humorous in my opinion if worn by a man.

  • 'Arctic has to be heard:' Inuit to make first address to world shipping group

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • The storm that wasn't (and the earthquake that will be)

    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.

  • Flood victims warned of scavengers in Sydney

    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.

  • 700 workers escorted from Muskrat Falls site

    In a statement released Sunday afternoon by Nalcor Energy, the company said about 700 workers were "peacefully and safely escorted" from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric site following protesters entering the site. Nalcor said contractors began releasing non-essential workers, as well as those workers scheduled to finish a regular work rotation, early Sunday.

  • Remembering the Kootenay explosion, nearly five decades later

    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.

  • 'People are growing desperate' Paul Davis tells PC party

    In his outgoing speech to the PC Party, Paul Davis focused on criticizing the new Liberal government, instead of his own legacy of the just over a year he spent as premier, and almost another year as opposition leader. "I really believe that the Liberals really have no idea what to do next, they have no idea what to do next," Davis told the packed ballroom in Gander Saturday night. In his speech, Davis mentioned the projected decrease in jobs in the province, outlined in the spring budget, blaming it on the current Liberals, even though the Labour Market Outlook unveiled by his government in its last few months in office showed shrinking number of skilled jobs because of the end of major mega-projects like Hebron and Muskrat Falls.

  • Stolen head from statue of Christ is returned, orange replacement removed

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • B.C. woman turns 'second grade' fruit into drinking vinegar

    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.



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