Kenny Shields, the brash lead singer of Canadian rock band Streetheart who swaggered across the country's stages for decades, died of heart failure Friday. Guitarist Jeff Neill said Shields died Friday at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg after a number of heart problems.
Fraud and public mischief charges have been laid against a man who said he was severely injured by barbed wire that was strung across a mountain biking trail and then appealed for $8,000 in donations. Stelianos Psaroudakis, 37, said he was clotheslined by barbed wire tied between two trees while he
Quebec's provincial police have arrested a 27-year-old man who is facing charges for mischief and harassment in connection with a group of vigilantes meeting up with people they presume are sexual predators.
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is warning the public after five campers were forced to spend a night in the northern Alberta bush without food and water when a road washed out earlier this week. Andy Chaschin called it the worst experience of his life. Chaschin and the others were retrieving
Members of Montreal's artificial intelligence community were left scrambling this week for a share in a nearly $1-billion federal innovation fund. A number of the city's smaller AI companies only found out about the federal government's $950-million Innovation Superclusters Initiative last
A severe thunderstorm knocked out power to parts of P.E.I. Friday night. Maritime Electric said about 20,000 customers were without power at the height of the storm. By 11 p.m., a representative for Maritime Electric said crews had been able to restore power to the majority of the affected residents
Automotive parts manufacturers are sounding the alarm about the proposed increase to Ontario's minimum wage and other changes to employment and labour rules. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) sent a letter to Labour Minister Kevin Flynn this week
The mayor of Thunder Bay, Ont., was charged with extortion and obstructing justice Friday, almost two months after the northern Ontario city's police chief was arrested in the same case. Ontario Provincial Police said Keith Hobbs, 65, was charged in connection with an investigation into allegations
Storm chasing in Alberta keeps the star of Tornado Hunters, a reality television show, busy. "Once the storms fire up, we get underneath the ones that look 'tornadic' to us and hopefully we bag a tornado later on in the day," Chris Chittick told CBC News Friday. Last year Chittick
Ontario's transit agency has decided not to appeal a court ruling favouring Bombardier but will exclude the Montreal-based company from bidding to continue operating GO Transit trains as it has done for decades. Metrolinx said Friday that it will seek new operators to take over the suburban GO Transit
Officials in Ottawa say they are working to help reunite a Yazidi woman living in Winnipeg with her 12-year-old son, who was recently freed from captivity with Iraqi militants and is recovering from gunshot wounds. Immigration spokeswoman Lisa Filipps tells CTV Winnipeg in a statement that the department
Two young chefs are cooking up a fundraiser in Calgary. Avani Shah, 10, and Evan Robinson, 12, are contestants on MasterChef Junior in the fifth season. The little chefs, both from Chicago, are contributing to the Bridge the Gap gala dinner at Barcelona Tavern Friday evening.
Health authorities are warning people and pets to stay out of Pine Coulee Reservoir south of Calgary due to an algae bloom. Drinking or wading in blue-green algae, also called cyanobacteria, can cause a skin irritation, rash, sore throat, sore red eyes, swollen lips, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
The investigation dubbed "Project Cartella" ended Wednesday with a series of residential and commercial search warrants executed throughout the GTA, police said in a release Friday. The investigation was a partnership between Halton Regional Police, York Regional Police and Ontario Provincial
A Charlottetown lawyer was recently recognized for his work in the community. Ron Profit, a partner at the firm Cox and Palmer, received the Distinguished Community Service Award from the Law Society of Prince Edward Island. Profit has worked with a variety of organizations including the Easter Seals
The City of Edmonton has come up with a green solution to keeping plants along the new bike network in bloom. Two tricycles, each equipped to hold 140 litres of water, are being used to water plants in planter boxes along the downtown network. The trikes have pump systems that operate on solar power
On a warm Friday evening outside the high school where Jeremiah Perry was a student, fellow classmates and teachers joined the 15-year-old's family to remember the boy they say was the "light" of their family. "He was just a child," said his aunt Jocelyn Anderson, who led the
Big, white event tents are pitched next to porta-potties and trailers in front of a Hells Angels clubhouse east of Calgary. More than 500 bikers from across the country are in Calgary this weekend to celebrate 20 years in the city for the Hells Angels. "They're very, very good at public relations
The night before the vote, Alberta's Wildrose Party is racing to include members in a decision on whether or not to merge with the province's Progressive Conservative party. Members need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to vote online or by phone. Wildrose president Jeff Callaway said
Despite multiple psychiatric assessments, an inmate at the Baffin Correctional Centre in Iqaluit has not recieved consistent treatment for his mental illness. During Aaron Akulukjuk's July 21 sentencing hearing for an assault on two correctional guards at the Iqaluit jail, Justice Sue Cooper ordered
A fast-moving wildfire in British Columbia's Okanagan region that quickly engulfed eight homes and damaged 30 other properties is believed to be human-caused, RCMP said Friday. More than 900 properties on the shore of Okanagan Lake in the community of Lake Country were evacuated or placed on alert
A partnership between University of Alberta researchers at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and IBM scientists has broken new ground in the use of artificial intelligence to predict cases of schizophrenia. In a recently published study, the researchers demonstrate that machine learning
Metrolinx has decided against appealing a judge's ruling that blocked the transit agency from its bid to drop a $770-million contract with Bombardier — but will exclude the Montreal-based company from bidding to operate GO Transit trains as it has done for more than 40 years. Metrolinx spokesperson
A woman from Alberta has given birth in a way worthy of a New York City movie scene. "I pulled down my shorts and the head was halfway out," said Chantal McKenna, 35. Chantal and Mark McKenna, who have lived in Calgary and Edmonton, moved to New York City recently.