Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy share the similarities between themselves and their characters in "Breathe," and have a cute moment that leaves Andrew Garfield blushing.
Thank goodness for Ted-Jan Bloemen. Canada's long track speed skating team had medal hopes coming into the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Bloemen, who moved to Calgary in 2014 and became a Canadian citizen, is the story of these Games for Canadian speed skating, taking home a silver medal in the men's 5,000-metre and gold in the grueling 10,000.
"I really believe that when we listen to the voices of children, that things can change," said Denise Gillard, the project director for the Book in a Day program. The program was developed by the Nova Scotia chapter of the Global Afrikan Congress (GAC). The organization works to combat racism and promote the idea of reparations, which it defines as restitution for political, social and economic damage caused to African people by the Atlantic slave trade, slavery, and colonialism.
The longest-serving member of Quebec's legislature is retiring. Francois Gendron announced on Saturday that he won't be running for re-election this fall. Gendron, 73, was first elected to the legislature in 1976 as a member of Rene Levesque's Parti Quebecois government.
The early 1970s BBC television programme "If You Were Me" took children on cultural exchanges around the world. Now a Scottish man and a Dutch man who met as teens have been reunited for the first time in almost 50 years.
Two plain clothes officers were seen entering and exiting 74 Springdale Street, which has three apartments, early Saturday afternoon. Recently in provincial court in St. John's, it was revealed that a 21-year-old man was lured to a St. John's home through sexual text messages from a teenage girl.
The former leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives has filed a notice of libel against CTV News, claiming it engaged in false and malicious reporting when it broadcast sexual misconduct allegations against him. Patrick Brown abruptly resigned as leader of Ontario's Tories in January, just hours after CTV reported the allegations that he has categorically denied. Brown has since launched a bid to reclaim his job.
Thousands have taken in the live music, maple syrup taffy, snow sculptures and more at this year's Festival du Voyageur, but the celebration of Métis and voyageur culture was particularly noteworthy for one of its committed volunteers this year. Louis Gagné was awarded the "Capot honorifique" (previously known as the "Capot bleu"), a traditional voyageur-style coat made out of a white blanket with blue stripes that's given to people who have volunteered their time to the festival. "It was a great honour," a pointy-moustached Louis Gagné told CBC Weekend Morning Show host Nadia Kidwai on Saturday.
Former B.C. MP Svend Robinson was only 27 when he began his political career. Secretly, he'd always hoped to publicly announce he was gay.
Twelve French heritage and tourist locations on Prince Edward Island are among hundreds across Canada in the newly created Francophone Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor. Gilles Arsenault, a development officer with RDÉE P.E.I., says tourists can now plan their visits to the province, and Canada with the help of the new program. The corridor is a national tourism campaign pinpointing French heritage sites and attractions across the country on its Corridor Canada website.
When the S.S. Florizel ran aground on the rocks near Cappahayden in 1918, 94 people died when icy swells broke the steamship apart. The ship sailed through the Narrows and headed south to Cape Race, as it had done many times — but the Florizel never made it there. "Dit dit dit dah dah dah dit dit dit: S.O.S." The message came in with no pause for confirmation: "S.O.S., S.O.S., S.O.S. Florizel ashore near Cape Race.
Men and women wearing blue, white and black do-si-doed and twirled to a packed room at the Evergreen Home for Special Care in Kentville, N.S., as part of an early birthday present to Esther Chute — who turns 105 in April. "I loved the dancing, I wish I could have been up there myself," Chute said. Chute wore her black and white square dancing dress to watch the the performance by the Fundy Squares.
Mourners gathered at a Val-des-Monts, Que., church Saturday to pay their final respects to a six-year-old girl struck and killed by a truck near her school. Kayla Filteau-Côté was hit Feb. 12 by a truck that had turned onto Migneault Street in Gatineau, Que., not far from École Carle where she attended kindergarten. "This is the last time we will be with her," he said in a French-language interview with Radio-Canada.
A man died after he was found in medical distress by paramedics and police in Stand Off, Alta., late Friday, RCMP said in a Saturday release. Blood Tribe police and EMS responded shortly after 11 p.m. The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. RCMP major crimes unit has taken over the investigation, with the help of Blood Tribe Police Service and the RCMP forensic investigation section.
Herschel Hardin is hatching a plan for Coquitlam's coveted Riverview lands, and he says it's unlike anything ever tried before. Hardin, a mental health activist, wants to create an "intentional community" on the grounds of the old Riverview Hospital, a kind of planned commune where patients with severe mental illnesses would live side by side with non-patients.
The family of Marilyn Rose Munroe issued a plea for anyone with information about her death to come forward Saturday — two years after her body was found. A group of about thirty people with signs and drums walked from the home where Rose Munroe's body was found on Pritchard Street and Charles Avenue taking over a lane on Main Street on their way to Vineyard Church. Rose Munroe's son, John Munroe, said information about who killed her would bring the family closer to justice.
Fans of K-Pop have been hyped since before the Pyeongchang opening ceremony about the closing ceremony. For more than two weeks, devotees of the boy band EXO and singer CL have been tweeting up a storm about some of the most anticipated performances of the Olympics, on or off the field of play. According to the official press release, the theme of the closing ceremony will tell the story of "The Next Wave" and will focus on "the human spirit of perseverance".
On the heels of a two-week wine boycott, B.C. has a chance to bounce back starting Saturday night. The Vancouver International Wine Festival kicks off with the 30th annual Bacchanalia Gala, an aptly-named elite auction to celebrate some of the year's most indulgent bottles. Vintage collections from Napa Valley to Burgundy are expected to sell in the thousands to B.C. collectors, with proceeds going to the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan hope to determine if people who live in the Okanagan have a unique accent. Molly Babel, an associate professor of linguistics and co-lead on the project, says not much research has been done on dialects outside urban areas in the province. "Most of what we know about the varieties of English that are spoken in B.C. are really based around places like Vancouver and Victoria," Babel said.
Following the suspension of the city's pit bull ban, Montrealers weighed in on the future of animal control in the city in a series of public consultations that began Saturday. The city's Projet Montreal administration lifted the pit bull ban in December, following through with an election promise to do away with the most controversial aspects of a 2016 bylaw, and promised to consult with citizens before tabling new legislation in May. City councillor Craig Sauve said a central theme of the discussions has been the need for more education for dog owners.
The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board continue to work together towards making False Creek safe for swimming, but certain areas in water still pose a serious health risk. False Creek is a popular anchoring location for vessels and has been shown to be home to high levels of E. coli. As part of the False Creek revitalization plan and in an effort to make it safe for swimmers, Vancouver City Council has approved the extension of a mobile sewage pump-out program in False Creek for the 2018 boating season.
Canadian ski cross athlete Dave Duncan, and his wife Maja, have each been fined one million South Korean won ($1,176 Cdn) for their roles in a car theft over the weekend in Pyeongchang, CBC News has learned. Willy Raine, the High Performance Director for ski cross within Alpine Canada, was also fined five million won ($5,880 Cdn) for his involvement, which included driving the stolen red Hummer with a blood alcohol level of at least 0.16, well above South Korea's legal limit of 0.05.
Dozens of Indigenous students and professionals are meeting in Calgary this weekend and they're all connected in some way to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Mount Royal University is hosting MAANOMATAPOYAH: First Steps, the first Canadian conference for .caISES, the Canadian Indigenous Science and Engineering Society. Twyla Baker-Demaray was attending from North Dakota.
One man is in hospital and a property owner is in custody after shots were fired during an alleged theft in progress early Saturday, Alberta RCMP said later in the day. It happened near Okotoks at about 5:30 a.m., police said in a release, adding officers were on scene within minutes. During the confrontation with the individuals, there were an unknown number of shots fired from a firearm.
It's become second nature for the first responder to take note of the defibrillators mounted in public spaces. Near the dressing rooms, an automated external defibrillator, or AED, caught his eye before he got on the ice. "We immediately started taking his gear off and doing chest compressions, and we noticed we needed the AED because he was going into cardiac arrest," Duff said.