CANTON, Texas — Authorities say fatalities have been reported and dozens of people were taken to hospitals after a tornado hit a small city in East Texas.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan offered a full apology to his former comrades-in-arms on Saturday, after claiming to have been the "architect" of Canada's largest battle in Afghanistan. The mea culpa, posted to Facebook, followed what some had seen as a half-hearted apology by Sajjan on Friday for comments he made in a speech earlier this month to a think tank in India. "On my first deployment to Kandahar in 2006, I was kind of thrown in an unforeseen situation and became the architect of an operation called Operation Medusa, where we removed about 1,500 fighters, Taliban fighters, off the battlefield," Sajjan said during his speech in Delhi on April 18.
RCMP in Stony Plain, Alta. are investigating an assault of an eight-year-old girl by an unknown man while playing on a sidewalk near her home. Two girls, eight and nine, were playing on a sidewalk near 51st Street and 54th Avenue Friday at 4 p.m., police said in a news release. Kim Mueller told CBC Saturday.
In his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has produced hundreds of tweets, fired scores of rockets at Syria, signed dozens of executive orders, made one big move on the Supreme Court and signed no major legislation.
"Today's B.C. Liberals will ensure that natural gas remains an energy option for residents, restaurants and businesses in the City of Vancouver," said Liberal candidate Andrew Wilkinson in a media release. Instead, after May 1, developers will have various options to meet the city's new Renewal City Strategy goals, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all new homes and buildings by 2030.
There is no subway service on Line 1 between St George and Downview stations this weekend due to signal upgrades, the Toronto Transit Commission says. All trains on Line 1 will turn back southbound at St George station. Shuttle buses will run between Downsview and Lawrence West stations during the shutdown because several construction projects on the street are affecting traffic, according to the TTC.
Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks paid tribute Friday night to the late director Jonathan Demme, the man who brought them together on his film "Philadelphia," which won each of them Oscars. "God bless Jonathan Demme, we just lost him," Hanks told the crowd attending an event that was part of the Tribeca Film Festival's Storyteller series. Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "Silence of the Lambs," died of cancer on Wednesday.
The New Brunswick Community College offers weeklong programs that give students the opportunity to try out a trade they're interested in. Erin Sweet, NBCC's business development manager for eastern New Brunswick, said the program started about three years ago after staff noticed many students starting college were not aware of all the post-secondary options available to them. As a result, mini-versions of programs were created for students entering into grades 7 to 9.
Parishioners at a New York City chapel that sheltered 9-11 first responders are praying for a miracle to save it from falling victim itself to the prosperity of its resurgent neighbourhood . St. Joseph's Chapel is living on archdiocese subsidies after the rent for the relatively small space tripled in 2014 to $264,000 a year. "If it should disappear and become a Gap or something — nothing against Gap, but it's really not OK," said Justine Cuccia, 55, a leader of the effort to save the tiny Roman Catholic chapel, part of the oldest Catholic parish in the state.
Merchants along Laurier Avenue Ouest are preparing for their first summer of major road work, and some business owners say they are already seeing a drop in sales. Kimio Nguyen, owner of Mikado restaurant, said he's seen a drop in revenue by nearly 20 per cent since the work started in January. The updates to the water and sewer system, between Côte-Sainte-Catherine and Querbes streets, won't be completed until the fall of 2018.
Muslim women dressed as superheroes, princesses, and mighty sword-wielding warriors took part in a hijab cosplay event in Malaysia Saturday, where the role-playing craze continues to grow. Around 20 women showcased their love for anime with elaborate make-up and costumes while still wearing their traditional hijab -- the headscarf worn by many Muslim women in Malaysia -- at the event at a mall on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Many participants took photos with each other, mingled and networked, sharing costume and make-up tips.
The team started the year with no equipment and no idea how they'd ever raise the money to afford a trip out of their First Nation, located 400 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, to experience tournament play. A surprise donation of equipment from a high school student in Markham, Ont., started a flood of goodwill for the team. A $45,000 grant came from the Arthur and Audrey Cutten Foundation, and was facilitated by financial planning service Scotia Wealth Management. About 1,500 people live in Eabametoong and the biggest building is the school.
It's been a busy year for Elise Phillippo and her husband Brandon. Instead, she was among the more than 88,000 Fort McMurray residents caught in bumper-to-bumper traffic as a fierce wildfire forced the entire northeastern Alberta city to empty. Phillippo would never see that dress again.
Philip Ugjuk was reminded why he learned to dance at the Qaggiit drum dance festival in Kugaaruk last week. Moments like these are why he says he likes drum dancing—the opportunities to travel to different communities, participate in Inuit traditions and meet new people. "I am lucky I learned," Ugjuk said via Facebook chat. "Now I can feel the sound and beat of the drum dance through the floor.
As an initiative to change the name of Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site on P.E.I. is being debated, a researcher weighs in on the history of Jeffery Amherst. Mi'kmaq elders and the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. have raised questions about the honouring of Amherst, by naming sites after him — arguing he was not only an enemy of Indigenous people, but worse. To say Amherst was a decorated military man would be an understatement.
By Can Sezer and David Dolan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has blocked online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey's Western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup. "After technical analysis and legal consideration ... an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia. ...
More than 3,000 green bags full of food were collected over three days this week. The annual spring food drive is organized by churches and youth groups. Tristan Newsome, executive director of the Whitehorse Food Bank, says it's a very important time of year for food donations.
"My concerns are exposure, accidental exposure to people, pets, wildlife and also water, because they have some bait in the drainage canal," said Ghikas. According to a report submitted to the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund in 2009, it can take hours or days to kill a gopher. The 2009 report, a review of control methods in Saskatchewan, says public concerns about exposure relate to accidental consumption of poisoned animals.
In a world of photo filters and Facebook, many people put pressure on themselves to be perfect and present a flawless image to the world. A Winnipeg counsellor is part of a workshop called Overcoming Perfection where people can learn the tools to live a more authentic life. "I think perfectionism is a really important topic because we are living in a culture with so much pressure on people to achieve and have success and to get things right the first time and … on social media to present yourself in this perfect way," said Lisa Naylor, a Winnipeg School Division trustee and counsellor with the Women's Health Clinic where the workshop is taking place.
Choi, in jeans and a T-shirt, had no idea when she came out that Dhawan would be waiting there in a suit and tie, ready to ask her to spend the rest of her life with him. Dhawan, who was born in Montreal and moved to Toronto during elementary school, and Choi, who grew up in Ottawa, became close. Some years later, Dhawan found himself sitting at the airport waiting for a flight back to Toronto from Montreal where he'd been for a business trip.
For the past two years, Ashley Lamothe says her family pets have been targeted by complete strangers — with everything from anonymous complaint letters to what she says are attempts to poison her dogs. Since moving into their North Kildonan home, the soon-to-be mother says she's received anonymous complaint letters. The majority of the complaints, she says, revolve around her two dogs barking.
Provincial budget cuts that axed funding for spiritual care in Saskatchewan health facilities loomed large at a national conference held in Saskatoon on Friday. The Canadian Association of Spiritual Care held its national convention in Saskatoon on April 28. It concluded the conference by calling for a moratorium on the Saskatchewan government's decision to end the $1.5-million program in health region facilities.
More pie and tart shells have been added to a national food recall warning issued last week. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Mom's Pantry/Jim & Leonie brand 3" Unsweetened Tart Shells and 9-inch Unbaked Pie Lids are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible E. coli contamination. CFIA says the recall includes all units sold from Dec. 1, 2016, up to and including April 28, 2017, for the Unsweetened Tart Shells, and all units sold from March 15 up to and including April 28 for the Unbaked Pie Lids.
A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.