The California city famous for challenging the status quo is taking on the cellphone industry with signs warning against the dangers of cellphones, and now they're headed to court over the controversial signs
He was first detected July 30 in the cold, dark waters off Shelburne, near Nova Scotia's southwest tip. Hilton — a 600-kilogram shark tagged by the research group Ocearch in March in South Carolina — announces his movements on a Twitter feed that is part science, part mischief and followed by thousands of people. Hilton has pinged seven times in August from a tracker on his dorsal fin, which only sends signals when it breaks the surface, says Ocearch founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer.
An adult Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species responsible for the majority of human Zika virus cases, has been found in Canada for the first time. Staff from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit recently found the insect in a trap, a discovery health officials believe signals the species is becoming established in southern Ontario. "It was just in such good shape, we are absolutely 100 per cent sure of what species it is," said Fiona Hunter, from Brock University, who heads up the lab that tested Windsor's mosquitoes.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following a white supremacist rally in Virginia, but said Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very fine people" among those marching to protect Confederate statues. Ryan made the comments during a town hall Monday night organized by CNN in his Wisconsin congressional district, after being asked whether he would back the resolution that comes following Trump's comments about the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The question came from Rabbi Dena Feingold, the sister of former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, who grew up in the same city as Ryan.
An Ontario family was so moved by the story of a Newfoundland woman who had a stroke at the age of 27, they decided to do something to help her out. Jill Bowen and her three children were in the Atlantic Provinces on vacation when they heard the story of Carly White on CBC news. White, who's from Carmanville, N.L., went to hospital in early August because of what she thought was a bad migraine headache.
The plan to legalize marijuana should recognize that the black community has been overly criminalized for using the drug, says a Liberal MP who is calling on the government to consider that perspective. "We do know that black Canadians have been disproportionately charged with and are imprisoned for possession of small amounts of cannabis," Greg Fergus, a Quebec MP who chairs the Liberal black caucus, said Tuesday. "I don't think that's because there is a greater propensity in the black community to consume marijuana," he said.
U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he is confident that U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will finish off the Islamic State militants clinging to strongholds that are shrinking in size and number. "ISIS is on the run," Mattis told reporters after meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other Iraqi government leaders. Mattis spoke alongside Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, who is due to finish his tour of duty here in early September.
Tue, Aug 22: Toronto police are investigating after a parking enforcement vehicle was struck by a bullet in Etobicoke.
People from all over the world converged Monday on St. Joseph, Mo., a town nestled along the Missouri River just north of Kansas City, to watch an event that many said comes once in a lifetime: a total solar eclipse.
Reverence for Stalin — one of the most despised and notorious figures of the 20th century — is on the rise in Russia. Under Stalin's totalitarian leadership, between 1929 and 1953, as many as 10 million Soviet citizens were killed via executions, forced labour or famine, making him one of history's worst tyrants. As Americans weigh the appropriateness of tearing down statues of Confederate leaders who espoused racist thinking, the trend appears to be going the other way in Russia.
University students in Ottawa are being warned to watch out for off-campus housing scams when looking for their next apartment. Carleton University and University of Ottawa off-campus housing websites warn that students are losing hundreds of dollars after they put down payments on houses that look nothing like the advertisement or apartments that don't exist at all. Emily Minor is a student at Carleton University.
Relatively cheap college tuition and a reasonable cost of living are attracting Brazilians north of the border, a spokesperson for the community on the East Coast says. About 10 families have arrived to Moncton in recent weeks, said Karen Fernandez-Pearce, president of the Brazilian Association of Atlantic Canada. Fernandez-Pearce said about 100 Brazilians live in Moncton, and about 70 of them arrived in the last two years.
A program that offers a non-contact version of boxing to people living with Parkinson's disease is coming to Cape Breton. Rock Steady Boxing was founded in 2006 in Indianapolis by Scott C. Newman, who suffers from Parkinson's. Glace Bay resident Kyle Cameron recently travelled to Indianapolis to get his certification as a Rock Steady Boxing instructor.
Demolition work on a Victorian house owned by Halifax Hospice yielded some surprising finds, including almost century-old Christmas cards. "It was quite a fun and exciting find," said Wendy Fraser, CEO of Hospice Halifax. Halifax Hospice had hoped two Victorian homes on Francklyn Street by the Atlantic School of Theology could be renovated for use as a hospice, but it came to light the buildings were not structurally sound for the hospice's uses.
The rate at which refugee claims are accepted by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board varies widely depending on who hears the case, according to a professor who obtained data from the federal government. Sean Rehaag is an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, who specializes in immigration and refugee law and human rights. Through an access to information request, he was able to obtain IRB decisions for refugee claims filed in 2016.
ATV tours across Newfoundland have been popular for decades, but tour operators say they're still dealing with many of the same challenges, including places where they simply can't ride. One of those is the area from just west of Corner Brook to Pasadena, where the old railway bed was removed to make way for twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway back in the early 1990s. ATV tour operator Roger Cormier said it's time for government to follow through.
Nimble after years of practice, Trinley Norbu is used to hoisting himself three stories up the side of a stone house and through the window for a one-night stand in his southwest China community. The Zhaba eschew monogamous relationships for traditional "walking marriages" -- so-called since men typically walk to their rendezvous before slipping through their lover's window. The arrival of the internet, smartphones, livestreaming and popular Korean TV shows, along with improved transportation and education opportunities beyond the valley, have exposed the once isolated Zhaba to other lifestyles.
An 18-year-old Winnipegger with cerebral palsy fulfilled a dream Tuesday as she rappelled down the side of a skyscraper in a wheelchair decked out with hula skirts, flower leis and a few pool noodles. Allie Onslow was one of the participants in this year's Easter Seals Drop Zone fundraiser in Winnipeg. Allie did an amazing job.
Some veterans advocates aren't pleased with the results of the first phase of a federal study intended to assess the effectiveness and safety of psychiatric service dogs used by people who live with post-traumatic stress disorder. "Those two items don't come into play if you're hiding in a wood shed or living in your basement or cut off from society," said Medric Cousineau, a Royal Canadian Air Force veteran and co-founder of Paws Fur Thought, an organization that pairs service dogs with veterans and first responders. Cousineau placed 10 of the service dogs used in the study.
From his office in the shadowy "House of Leaves", Nesti Vako would listen to the private conversations of his fellow Albanians, spying for the state during the country's communist era. "I had a table, a strong coffee and some equipment," the 74-year-old said, as he escorted AFP around the feared former secret service headquarters in Tirana, which opened in May as a museum. Named after the ivy that once crept up its walls, the House of Leaves shows the methods and tools of the all-pervading secret surveillance conducted under communist rule, which lasted for nearly half a century until the early 1990s.
When Syrian Reham Abazid and her young family arrived in Canada as refugees in January 2016, they "didn't know anything," she said. Now, Abazid, 30, who lives in the Crescent Valley neighbourhood of the city's north end, and others in the Syrian community want to return the favour. On Sunday, Aug. 27, Abazid and six other women will prepare a free community supper of Syrian cuisine — tabbouleh, rice with peas, potatoes and grape leaves — for Saint Johners who are homeless.
A Port Credit woman wants to sic fellow dog owners on Metrolinx, in an attempt to change the rules around bringing pets on GO trains and buses. Kimberly Fleming has started an online petition to allow leashed dogs on the regional transit service. "It's not fair," Fleming said in an interview with CBC Toronto.
"It's so popular because it's easy to customise," she said while preparing take-away boxes at the jollof fair, staged at a former railway yard complete with disused train tracks, blaring Nigerian music and a giant version of Scrabble. Every party has to have jollof rice and every Sunday people will have it, having looked forward to it all week," she added, her plastic gloves caked in rice.
OTTAWA — The chief actuary's latest report on the future costs for the federal government's largest seniors benefit program, old age security, is painting a new picture of spending on the program between now and 2060. Here are a few numbers to keep in mind:
An ocean scientist says climate change is making it increasingly harder for governments to manage their fisheries. Brett Favaro, a research scientist at Memorial University's of Newfoundland's Fisheries and Marine Institute, has written a new book called The Carbon Code. It's been described as a how-to guide to help the average person do their part to lessen the effects of climate change.