A woman in western Newfoundland believes online thieves have taken most of her savings, after the money started to disappear from her account earlier this year. Bernetta Serrick checked her account balance on a mobile banking app on a Friday in mid-August. She says she was baffled to see her money had been going missing in large sums. "I seen all these transactions, $5,000 here, $4,000-something here, going different places," she said. She waited until her local Bank of Montreal branch opened th
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — In a dusty neighborhood on the outskirts of Qatar's capital, guards stand duty at a gated compound ringed with razor wire, carefully checking passports and permits before allowing anyone inside. But this isn't a prison or a high-security area associated with the ongoing World Cup. It's the liquor store. Rigid limits on alcohol are a fact of life in this conservative Muslim nation on the Arabian Peninsula, which follows the same strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islam as its nei
Mounties across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley will be at checkpoints on roadways Saturday evening as part of a month-long campaign aimed at impaired drivers. The B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police (BCACP) has partnered with ICBC for what they are calling CounterAttack. "This initiative has been developed to help prevent the destruction of deadly, preventable crashes by stepping up enforcement of impaired driving across the province," said a release from B.C. RCMP. On Saturday, there wil
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. Since Nov. 20, after six people died in an Istanbul bombing a week before that Turkey blamed, without evidence, on the U.S. and its Kurdish allies in Syria, Turkey has launched cross-border airstrikes, rockets and s
A serious collision between a vehicle and a train took place on Sunday around 1.6 kilometres west of Elstow, Sask., on Highway 16, according to RCMP. Saskatoon RCMP officers are currently at the crash location along with crew members of the local fire department who are assisting with a traffic detour, police said in a news release on Sunday. In an email to CBC, RCMP confirmed that only one vehicle was involved in the accident, saying officers received the call for assistance around 8 a.m. Sunda
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American success in the men's World Cup remains a dream. The U.S. team looked better this year, but the results were the same as in 2010 and 2014. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 following a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday. “We’ve shown that we can compete with top-tier teams and we just want to change the narrative because we think, obviously, over the past years we haven’t gotten enough respect for U.S. soccer and for the way that we play,” midfiel
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least nine people died and eight others were missing in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg, rescue officials said Sunday. The dead and missing were all part of the congregation, which was conducting religious rituals along the river on Saturday, officials said. Rescue workers reported finding the bodies of two victims that day and another seven bodies when the search and recovery mission resu
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Welcome back, Neymar, at just the right time at the World Cup. Neymar seemed healthy in training before Monday's game against South Korea in the round of 16. The forward missed the final two matches of the group stage after injuring his right ankle in the opening game win over Serbia. Brazil easily moved into the next round without Neymar. No longer bothered by his ankle, Neymar was expected to start — and not come off the bench as a precautionary measure — if he plays against
Samson the Newfoundland is the sweetest most gentle giant, but when he’s hungry for dinner, he tends to use his giant bark to his advantage. His sweet and polite little Cavalier King Charles brother doesn’t know what to do and tries to quiet Samson down so they can both eat! Very chaotic, but so worth it!
Excitement was in the air in downtown St. John's on Sunday for the annual Christmas parade. Kids and parents lined the streets, some eagerly camped out in collapsible chairs hours ahead of time, reusable bags filled with donations for the food drive close at hand. "We're going to wait for the Santa parade," said Quinn Graham, one of the many children who arrived on the parade route early. "It's going to happen." A shopkeeper peeked out of his store and smiled at the gathering crowds, his ceramic
The 2022 inductees speak about what it's like being recognized.
The U.S. plans to work closely with Israel's new government, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a left-leaning Jewish group in Washington on Sunday, and continues to support a two-state solution to end the decades-long conflict with Palestinians. The U.S. administration expects "the new Israeli Government to continue to work with us to advance our shared values, just as we have previous governments," Blinken told the nonprofit J Street liberal advocacy group. "Security assistance to Israel is sacrosanct," Blinken said, noting the more than $3 billion the U.S. provides to Israel in foreign military funding.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar was back training on Saturday, doing drills with the ball and taking shots on goal only two days before Brazil's match against South Korea in the round of 16 of the World Cup. The good news for the five-time champions came the same day left back Alex Telles and forward Gabriel Jesus were ruled out of the tournament because of injuries sustained in the 1-0 loss to Cameroon on Friday. Neymar hadn't been back to the team's training center since he damaged ligaments in his
The 2022 inductees speak about what it's like being recognized.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Sean Penn called U2 “four scrappy Dublin punks.” Ballet dancers performed for conductor and composer Tania León. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow delivered a heartfelt rendition of “Baby Baby” to Amy Grant during Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors. Knight, Clooney, Grant, León and U2 were all celebrated at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which an
A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by an impaired driver in Montreal's Ville-Marie tunnel early Saturday morning, police say. Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Nicolas Scholtus says the collision occurred around 4:15 a.m., when the man apparently pulled over on the Ville-Marie Expressway and got out of his car to check on a mechanical issue. The man was struck by another car driving east. He was taken to hospital with injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. Sc
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In a high-ceilinged workshop, junior high students pivot a plywood bed frame through the doors of a gutted school bus. Inside, there's new flooring and near the back, the beginnings of a composting toilet. Eventually, the bus will have a deck, solar panels and even a wood burning stove. "Most shop classes just make a birdhouse or toolbox, and we're making a tiny home," said Grade 9 student Olivia Saruk. As students drill and hammer, teacher Robert Tymofichuk — also known as Mr. T — gives advice
Hydro-Québec teams are working to restore power after bad weather left thousands of Quebecers without electricity Saturday. At their peak, strong winds had caused 281 outages across the province. The Crown corporation reported that 60,300 customers were without power by the end of Saturday afternoon. The situation seemed to get worse every half hour, with the hardest-hit regions being Montérégie and the Laurentians. Hydro-Québec recorded 93 outages affecting 24,008 customers in Montérégie and 51
Thousands of solar panels are set to reach their two-decade lifespan in the coming years, but one Alberta group is aiming to keep some of those panels out of the landfill. Canada could pile up 800,000 tonnes of expired solar panels by 2050, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) is preparing for the wave of expired panels and has launched a pilot project to try to keep them in use. ARMA has already recovered close to 700 over the