Millie Bobby Brown talks about how effortless it is to play Eleven in "Stranger Things."
A cabinet shuffle that moved an Edmonton MP into the role of federal Natural Resources minister has put the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion into the lap of an Alberta politician. Early Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his pre-election cabinet in a shuffle designed to showcase new faces and address increasingly troublesome files. Among the moves, Edmonton's Amarjeet Sohi takes over natural resources from Jim Carr, who was moved into the international trade portfolio.
Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair's promotion to cabinet gives the Trudeau Liberals a political firefighter on the thorny issues of irregular migrants, gun violence and criminal syndicates. Blair's move to the front benches in the newly created cabinet post of minister of border security and organized crime reduction also gives Justin Trudeau a new ally in a much broader ideological battle — combating what the prime minister calls the "politics of fear" practised by conservatives at home and abroad.
Comic-Con fans know one thing to be true: Where there is fun, there's usually a line that precedes it. Over 130,000 pop culture devotees will come to San Diego's Gaslamp District for the annual four-day comic book convention Comic-Con, the big, bright and very heavily branded confab of costumed superfans and the corporate sponsors vying for their attention — and dollars. Or witness a mock court-martial of Star Wars' Poe Dameron for leading a mutiny in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"?
Independent MLA Derek Fildebrandt is launching the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta, saying he wants to provide another choice for conservative-minded voters. "We are conservatives but we are not a traditional, big business establishment Tory party," he told CBC News. "We are a coalition of unapologetic conservatives, libertarians and Alberta patriots.
Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. The risks posed by the volcano came into sharp focus this week when lava flowing into the ocean triggered an explosion that sent a hot rock the size of a basketball crashing through the roof of a tour boat. Diane Ley, Hawaii County's director of research and development, said she's been working on setting up a lava viewing site for nearly two months, consulting with federal scientists and the county's civil defence administrator.
By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks on major world markets climbed to a one-month high on Wednesday after a raft of strong corporate earnings, while the U.S. dollar hit a three-week high against major currencies. Stock markets were also supported by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell reiterating that the U.S. economy was healthy, even though he warned that rising world protectionism would over time pose a risk to the global economic expansion.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford joined forces with his Saskatchewan counterpart Thursday, saying his province will intervene in the western province's court case against Ottawa's carbon pricing policy. Ford and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe both voiced their opposition to the contentious federal plan, prior to the start of two days of formal talks between Canada's premiers at the Council of the Federation meeting in St. Andrews, N.B.
Retired Winnipeg police officer turned pot advocate Bill Van der Graaf says adding to the price of legal pot is more likely to encourage users to find cheaper product on the black market. Van der Graaf says adding tax to alcohol would be a better method of reducing crime.
A young girl was airlifted to Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary on Tuesday afternoon after falling over Troll Falls in Kananaskis Country. STARS Air Ambulance transported the child to Calgary in stable condition. Police say she and her brother are from Sherwood Park, and their uncle is from Calgary.
By Salvador Rodriguez SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In the elevator industry, breakdowns are bad for business. A 2014 meeting between the leadership of the North American operations of Germany's Thyssenkrupp AG and newly installed Microsoft CEO Nadella led to MAX, a predictive maintenance service built on Azure, Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, which has since been used to connect the elevators of 41,000 Thyssenkrupp customers to the cloud.
An insurance company refused to pay $300,000 in a head-on crash that killed a Michigan man and his mother after a doctor came up with a key conclusion: Robert Krugman likely drifted out of his lane because of a heart attack. A federal appeals court this week called the 2014 crash "tragic." But it ruled in favour of Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. because Krugman's insurance policy through his employer said no money would be paid in an accidental death if a heart attack contributed to the death. Krugman, 66, of Berrien County and his mother, Helen, were in a Honda Fit, travelling eastbound on Red Arrow Highway in Van Buren County.
There will be no major music festivals in Charlottetown this summer. Events development officer Wayne Long says PMD told the city two or three weeks ago that the business plan no longer made sense. "The rationale at the end of the day that was given to us was the business plan just no longer made sense and that the elevated risk was just too risky to take on," Long said.
Whether you're one of those people who helped the coat Meghan Markle wore for her engagement photos sell out within minutes (Line the Label, btw), or you just kind of like how she dresses, you may have noticed her new favourite style: the bateau neckline. The new Duchess of Sussex seems to be a big fan of the trend: her Givenchy wedding dress had a bateau neckline, and she's worn a similar style at many of her public appearances since then. Many people credit Chanel with the invention of the neckline, but according to Jonathan Walford, director and curator at the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ont., the credit actually goes to another early 20th-century French female designer.
Parks Canada says it has reached an agreement to acquire a privately owned parcel of land in Ontario's Georgian Bay area to expand the Bruce Peninsula National Park. The 1,324-hectare property called Driftwood Cove includes 6.5 kilometres of uninterrupted shoreline and is home to at least 10 federally listed species at risk and dozens of ecologically, geologically and culturally significant cave systems, the agency said. Canada has international commitments to conserve at least 17 per cent of its land and freshwater by 2020.
For decades, Winnipeg residents have debated the idea of allowing pedestrians to once again cross a downtown intersection many consider iconic. Mayor Brian Bowman announced Wednesday he supports a fellow councillor's motion to include a referendum question in the upcoming municipal election on whether to remove the concrete barriers that prevent people from crossing the road at Portage Ave. and Main St. "I've been listening, and certainly respect that Winnipeggers have passionate and polarizing views on the intersection's future," he wrote on Twitter.
When the daily partying, boozing and cocaine binges following high school left him homeless and living in a tent on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Josh McDearmid believed his life would end there. What surprised McDearmid, now 25, was that no one providing the many social services he accessed on the street offered any information about recovery programs as he repeatedly ended up in hospital and suffered withdrawal from alcohol, cocaine and marijuana. McDearmid is now on staff at the facility as he continues treatment and tries to get his mother into care for alcohol and heroin addiction, despite her resistance.
Two people are facing charges after RCMP chased down a stolen vehicle with armed occupants in Steinbach, Man., on Sunday, with three officers getting injured in the process. Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, an RCMP officer tried to stop the SUV because it was being driven "erratically and dangerously" on Highway 12 near Loewen Boulevard, police said in a news release Wednesday. When the driver saw the police vehicle, he changed direction and drove into the wrong lane of traffic, forcing oncoming vehicles off the road, and drove off, the release says.
A Charlottetown man has lost his court appeal over the termination of his Workers Compensation benefits. The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) granted him benefits but was working on a plan to gradually see him return to work full-time. The WCB cut off his benefits in July 2016, after deciding he wasn't co-operating with a plan to ease back to work, which had been approved by a physiotherapist and the board's medical advisor.
The Calgary Fire Department says a four-alarm fire at an Inglewood condo that forced more than 200 people from their homes in May was caused by a careless smoker. "Residents who accidently start fires in an outdoor flower pot often report they thought it was just dirt.
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an evacuation alert for a rural area outside Vanderhoof, B.C. The Dog Creek Trail wildfire is about 60 hectares in size, burning 25 kilometres northwest of Vanderhoof and visible from communities in the area, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. The evacuation alert covers the area east of Dog Creek Forest Service Road to Geernaert Road, and south of Barlow Forest Service Road to the Nechako River, Westwood Road and Braeside Road.
The Minnesota State Fair announced dozens of new attractions Wednesday for the 2018 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. For animal lovers, there will be an expanded equestrian program with more draft and miniature horse competitions.
An airport runway is not a racetrack, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the Burin Peninsula want to make sure the public is clear on that. On Wednesday, the RCMP released a statement that they believe an unknown individual cut a hole in a security fence surrounding the Winterland Airport — west of Marystown — sometime between June 21-25. Police believe a vehicle was later driven onto the property and used the runway as a racetrack.
Some people in Nunavut have not been able to watch CBC North television on cable for the past week. CBC has asked Arctic Co-operatives — which helps local co-operatives run cable systems in communities across Nunavut — several times for an interview, but was given a statement instead.
The proponents behind the High Level Line have a singular, lofty goal: transform the upper deck of the High Level bridge into an urban park connecting north and south Edmonton. A collective of volunteer designers and architects believe the bridge, spanning the North Saskatchewan River, could serve as the backbone for improved commuter routes and a new tram line. The proposed corridor would be made up of new pedestrian and cycling paths, gardens, public art and an expanded streetcar connecting downtown to Whyte Avenue.