Saskatchewan Roughriders fans are gearing up to cheer on the green and white during Sunday's CFL West Division final — whether at the game or thousands of kilometres away. The game in Winnipeg will decide which team will travel to Hamilton for the 108th Grey Cup on Dec. 12. Hundreds — if not thousands — of fans in green and white will be making the pilgrimage to Winnipeg. Annamaria Pedulla is one of them. "The Riders have to win because I have to redeem myself around all these Bombers fans," she
If you're a Toronto Raptors fan, you know Nav Bhatia — the upbeat, enthusiastic, diehard supporter known as the Superfan. Soon, a lot more people will know Bhatia, too, as Hollywood is set to tell his life story on the big screen. Deadline reported Thursday that a biopic about Bhatia is in the works and actor Kal Penn — of the Harold & Kumar movie series — is slated to play the sports fan. "His story of perseverance & unity is incredible, & I'm super excited to bring his super fan story to the (
Saturday will see a burst of snow in parts of the Maritimes as temperatures cool off. Daytime highs will get a nice boost come Monday, but at the cost of a potent low that will bring intense wind gusts and wintry precipitation.
A 66-year-old East Clifford man is dead after an ATV crash in Lunenburg County on Saturday morning. Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on East Clifford Road in East Clifford at 8:19 a.m. Saturday. They found a side-by-side ATV upright near the roadway with extensive damage. The driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. East Clifford Road is closed in both directions while police investigate. The road is expected to remain closed until late Sa
There is no denying the past two years have been a challenge for British Columbians, what with wildfires devastating entire communities, floods destroying homes and lives, First Nations taking on the difficult work of searching for the unmarked gravesites of their own people and family members and an ongoing, ever-changing, global pandemic. It's all a little overwhelming to say the least. Now more than ever, it's important to take care of ourselves and each other and find ways to see the good in
A staff shortage forced the reduction of services at the Lachine Hospital last month, and now a group of doctors is calling on the provincial government to reverse that decision. "Our hospital has been closed for over a month to ambulances. We also don't have a functioning intensive care unit," said Dr. Paul Saba, president of the council of physicians at Lachine Hospital, which is located in the southwestern part of the city. "We want this back up and functioning like it was before Nov. 8... We
University of Alberta student Mikaela Yeo thought her native language was dying. She hoped to help save it only to learn it was far from disappearing. Yeo moved to Canada several years ago from Zamboanga City in the Philippines, where Chavacano, a type of Spanish-based Creole is spoken by about one million people. "It sounds like music when people are speaking it," she said. "It's mostly used in everyday conversation and never in an academic way." The Philippines was a Spanish colony from 1565 t
A 20-year-old man faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder, after the death of a man in northeastern Saskatchewan. Carrot River RCMP responded to a report of an altercation at a home in the Red Earth Cree Nation at around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to an earlier news release. Sean McKay, 29, died at the scene, and Daven Head, 20, has now been charged, police said in an update Friday. Head was also charged with one count of aggravated assault involving a second adult man in con
Christelle Ishimwe always wanted to work in a hospital emergency room, but decided last month she'd forge a new path in life. Ishimwe quit her job at The Ottawa Hospital to pursue nursing in northern Ontario full time. In clinics in northern First Nations communities, Ishimwe says she receives time to treat patients and doesn't get abused. "I'm excited, happy for the next chapter, but I really want to say how much guilt this causes, when you're literally saving your skin and leaving your friends
The City of Saskatoon will be draw on a federal affordable housing program to build an estimated 32 new units to support people at greater risk of homelessness because of the pandemic, or those already experiencing homelessness because of it. All of the housing units will be targeted to Indigenous people, officials said Friday. The units will be part of two projects with $7.5 million in funding through the federal government's Rapid Housing Initiative, which aims to expedite the construction of
It is the busiest month of the year for a lot of retailers, but they're not the only ones. After the gifts are bought, they need to be delivered, and shipping services say they expect to be even busier this season than in years past. Canada Post has been preparing for months. Thousands of seasonal staff have been hired across the country, 1,000 vehicles have been added to the fleet and increased parcel sorting capacity has been added at sorting centres in Calgary, Vancouver, Regina, Kitchener, O
A woman is dead following an ATV crash in the Goulds neighbourhood of St. John's early Saturday morning. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers responded to the scene around 3:30 a.m. A 20-year-old woman, the driver of the vehicle, was brought to hospital via ambulance, but was pronounced dead. The RNC's Accident Investigation Services is now investigating the incident. Read more from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador
A modest coating of snow will blanket portions of the southern Prairies on Saturday. The quick-hitting dose of winter precedes a bitter chill that’ll sweep much of the Prairies by Monday.
Prince Edward Island RCMP are warning the public to avoid the area of Brush Wharf Road in Orwell Cove due to a large structure fire. The fire is located at Atlantic Aqua Farms, a shellfish business in the area. The Department of Public Safety says the fire remains active and the fire marshal is at the scene. Atlantic Aqua Farms markets P.E.I. mussels, oysters and clams across North America. Donald McRae, the owner of a trucking and backhoe business, is offering help at the fire scene. "There's a
A search for a missing Middle River, N.S., woman is into its second day Saturday. Susan Bain, 79, was last seen walking her dog Friday at 9 a.m. AT. RCMP say there are no signs of foul play, but note the dog has been found. Middle River is about 20 kilometres northwest of the Cape Breton community of Baddeck. Bain is white and has shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. She may be wearing glasses. She's 5-7 and weighs around 125 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact Baddeck RCMP
Christopher Hermkens has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the April 2019 killing in Lloydminster, Alta., of Raymond Dumont. Hermkens, who is also known by the street name Cage, is automatically sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench Justice Wayne Renke found that Hermkens was a contract killer who had never met his 32-year-old victim. Hermkens was hired by two of Dumont's rival drug dealers in the border city. The judge found
Ontario reported another 1,053 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. That's the highest daily case count in half a year and the second day in a row where Ontario's case count has topped 1,000. Here are some other key pandemic indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health's daily provincial update: Tests completed: 36,268. Provincewide test positivity rate: 3.5 per cent. Active cases: 7,540. Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 160; 98 needed a ventilator to breathe. Deaths: Eight, pushing
A 41-year-old Barrington Passage, N.S, man is dead after he was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Highway 3 in Barrington Passage Friday night. RCMP say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, a 34-year-old man, and his two passengers weren't injured. An RCMP news release makes no mention of possible charges or ticketing. Police continue to investigate. MORE TOP STORIES
A 50 year-old woman was brought to hospital after she was injured in a shooting late last night in Côte Saint-Luc. Montreal police say the incident took place on Macdonald Avenue near the corner of Queen Mary Road just before 11 p.m. When police arrived they say they attended to a woman who had already received help from neighbours. The woman told police she was standing near her window when she was struck by a bullet, according to constable Raphaël Bergeron, a spokesperson for the Service de Po
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — It's been a particularly tough year for the police chief of Alberta's third-largest city But Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh says he was fully aware of the problems before he took the top job in July 2020. "I knew the challenges in this department and in this city, and a lot of these events that are bringing a lot of bad press to this department," Mehdizadeh said in a sit-down interview with The Canadian Press. "I didn't come to this with blind eyes." The police ser
A couple of rounds of snow are on the way for B.C.’s Lower Mainland this weekend. The first batch arrives on Saturday, with a heftier snowfall potential arriving Sunday night into Monday.
Emaciated bears and dwindling salmon stocks have prompted the Mamalilikulla First Nation to push forward with a conservation plan to protect part of its traditional territory. It has declared an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA) in the Gwa̱xdlala/Nala̱xdlala (Lull Bay/Hoeya Sound) area — located up Knight Inlet. The inlet off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island near Campbell River is home to a unique sponge and coral reef, estuaries and salmon bearing streams. Frances Roberts, t
Southern Ontario can expect a buffet-style of weather this weekend: Snow, rain, squalls, blustery winds – and a short-lived surge of warmth top it off – are all on the menu.
A pedestrian was struck and killed on Highway 417 Friday night, after entering the roadway and being hit in the westbound lane. The Ontario Provincial Police responded shortly after 11 p.m. to the collision, located between the Metcalfe and Bronson exits. Preliminary investigations indicate the 45-year-old man had entered the roadway, according to a police press release, although the reasons why remain under investigation. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's name is being withheld unt
Montreal's public health authority sent out a risk of exposure warning Friday night for sushi prepared at the Provigo grocery store at 6600 Saint-Jacques street in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood. Public health says sushi products that were prepared between Nov. 17-20 and Nov. 24-25 may have been contaminated with Hepatitis A and, while the risk of transmission is low, there are certain recommendations to follow if you may have been exposed. Anyone potentially exposed to the contami