The big dilemma in every child's life: to sleep or to play? This adorable Golden Bengal Tiger cub is clearly sleepy, but that won't keep her from trying to get that annoying stick!
The Trudeau Liberals are wading carefully into a national dialogue on combating racism and discrimination to ensure a national plan focuses on solutions, instead of sparking a contentious debate that could thwart federal efforts. The Liberals will soon launch small-scale consultations on a national anti-racism strategy promised in February's budget. Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, who will oversee the work, said the government wants to "find real solutions to real problems," particularly on fundamental rights and access to justice and jobs.
A man accused of killing a young woman in Toronto's gay village last year has seen his charge upgraded to first-degree murder. Investigators have said that Richey met Schlatter on the street after she and her friend left a bar the night she disappeared. Surveillance video released by police appears to show Schlatter and Richey together near the alley.
A former Somali child refugee has been granted a brief reprieve from a deportation hearing while a judicial review of his case is conducted. The Immigration and Refugee Board in Toronto delayed Abdoul Abdi's hearing until after Federal Court takes up his case this spring. Lawyer Benjamin Perryman called Wednesday's decision significant as it allows Abdi to keep working in Canada while he awaits the review of Ottawa's deportation decision.
A relatively high bond was imposed Wednesday in a case involving a student who brought a knife to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one day after the same judge set a $500,000 bond for the brother of the shooting suspect for trespassing at the school. Broward County Judge Kim Theresa Mollica ordered 18-year-old Jordan Salter held on $12,500 bond after she brought a knife with a 2-inch (5- centimetre ) blade to the school. The SunSentinel reports that Salter attorney Brian Reidy called the high bond "out of control" and "ridiculous" at a hearing and blamed it on fear from last month's school shooting that killed 17 people.
During wildfire season in Alberta, Trevor Grant and his crew can stand on the roof of their fire station near Grande Prairie and pick out columns of smoke on the horizon. "We'll come up on the roof here and just have a look out," said Grant, fire chief for the County of Grande Prairie regional fire services. County firefighters respond to as many as 16 emergency calls in a day, from a region that spans 550 square kilometres.
EDMONTON — Alberta is to table its 2018 budget today, and Premier Rachel Notley's government says it will reflect a commitment to continued spending and getting the books balanced.
By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp wants more people to use its time-saving mobile ordering app that lets customers buy drinks without waiting in line. Interviews with more than two dozen Starbucks customers suggest that the move, aimed at countering robust competition from fast-food chains and other coffee sellers, may face obstacles. Such comments highlight Starbucks' cultural conundrum: How can the company meet the demands of tech-savvy, time-crunched customers as well as growth-hungry investors without turning into a commodity fast-food chain?
A NASA astronaut with ties to Canada has blasted off to the International Space Station where he will stay nearly six months. Andrew "Drew" Feustel, who has dual Canada-U.S. citizenship, headed off Wednesday afternoon with fellow NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev. The trio are aboard a Soyuz rocket that left as scheduled from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan — eight months before Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques leaves for the orbiting space laboratory in November for a six-month stay.
By Allison Lampert STRATFORD, Ontario (Reuters) - A Canadian town known for its annual theater festival is emerging as a hub of "snowtonomous" research, as automakers face demands to produce self-driving cars that can perform in snow and sleet. On Sunday, an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving sport utility vehicle hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona. The Canadian province of Ontario, which allows autonomous vehicles on roads only if there is a human driver behind the wheel, said it is closely following the Arizona investigation and would take "action if warranted." Canada's largest city, Toronto, is one of three places where Uber tests driverless technology - the other cities are Phoenix, Arizona, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
School bus drivers serving several communities east of Toronto are on strike after contract talks between Unifor and First Student Bowmanville broke off Tuesday night. The walkout affects routes in the Durham, Durham Catholic, Kawartha Pine Ridge and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic district school boards.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada needs to be vigilant about protecting the integrity of its electoral systems from foreign interference. In some of his sharpest criticism yet of the Russian leader, Trudeau says Putin needs to start playing a more positive role in the world on a variety of fronts — from Ukraine, to Syria as well as answering for Russia's role in the nerve gas attack in Britain two weeks ago.
Every round of the NFL draft will air on network television next month for the first time as Fox will simulcast the NFL Network's coverage of Days 1 and 2 and ESPN's coverage of Day 3 will be shown on ABC. ESPN's "College GameDay" will air live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 26-27. Analyst Kirk Herbstreit will be part of ESPN's first-round coverage, replacing Jon Gruden.
When Trudy Gallagher's father died earlier this year, there was a scarcity of sympathy cards, bouquets of flowers and the homemade meals dropped off by family friends. "Grief is a beast that moves through you with a timetable of its own," Gallagher said in an interview with Information Morning Fredericton.
"He's there when he's straight," she said of his involvement with the children at her place. The grandmother receives about $1,700 a month from provincial child services to help cover expenses. Like other grandparents in the same situation, she described being caught in a grey area at times — including when one child needed medical care — and not being able to reach either parent for required consent.
The Manitoba Métis Federation is accusing Manitoba's premier of using "race card tactics" over their multimillion-dollar agreement with Manitoba Hydro — and the federation's president is suggesting that perhaps the premier should resign. Manitoba Hydro's entire board, with the exception of a Progressive Conservative MLA, resigned Wednesday citing a lack of meetings with Premier Brian Pallister.
Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Who would agree with us that coffee is the best drink on earth? It’s not just a beverage, it’s a cup of sanity, it’s love it’s a hug! Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee. Well, this is a little bit different story. Behind this woman, there is her dog secretly drinking her coffee behind her back. Henry the beagle's owner knew he was sneaking sips of coffee when she wasn't around, but she still needed to see his nefarious villainy with her own eyes. Check out the hidden camera footage... Guilty! This sneaky little coffee drinker! Guess Henry is not allowed to drink coffee, that’s why he has to do it secretly when no one is watching! We understand why she doesn’t let him drink coffee. If you didn’t know dogs and cats appear to be more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than people. While 1-2 laps of coffee, tea or soda will not contain enough caffeine to cause poisoning. So no coffee for dogs! A strong shot of coffee might be what you need to start your day, but it can wreak havoc on your dog's health if you allow him to join you in a cup. Henry please be a good boy and stop drinking coffee! However, have you ever seen such a sneaky and sweet beagle like Henry? Everybody should believe in something, we believe we will have another cup of coffee!
A SCS is tailored to be a permanent site. Health Canada's website has a list of cities in Canada that have a SCS, as well as cities in the process of getting one. Once that application is completed, Health Canada grants a one year exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which allows staff to operate the site freely with out repercussions from the police.
The Royal Canadian Mint is launching a silver-coin and bronze-medallion set honouring the 100th anniversary of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and its assistance to generations of vision-impaired Canadians. The coin and medallion set was designed by artist Meghan Sims of Kitchener, Ont., who was born with a rare condition called achromatopsia that left her partially sighted and colour-blind. The medallion features some of the design elements found on the reverse of the $30 silver coin, including the number "100" engraved in braille and an abstract eye over a mountain scene to represent the foundation of the CNIB in 1918.
The soundtrack from "The Sound of Music," Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" and the 1984 song "Footloose" were among 25 recordings deemed national treasures on Wednesday and worthy of preserving by the U.S. Library of Congress. Tony Bennett's signature song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets, and the Temptations' 1964 classic "My Girl" were also among the titles selected for their cultural and historical significance and admitted to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
The City of St. John's says the damaged meters have cost about $1.4 million to date — both in lost revenue and to repair meters that have become better cup holders than paid parking spots. Debbie Hanlon says there are 1,067 parking meters in the city, and more than 1,000 have been damaged by vandals at some point over the last several years.
Cannabis is expected to generate $87 million for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. when it becomes legal to sell later this year, but officials with the Crown corporation and provincial government don't expect there to be any profit. "The margins that we're anticipating in the cannabis category are much slimmer than they are in beverage alcohol," NSLC senior vice-president and chief services officer Dave DiPersio said in an interview. Information in the NSLC business plan released Tuesday shows that while net sales will go up when cannabis goes on sale, net income will be dragged down because of the associated costs.
Opening arguments are set for Thursday in the federal government's efforts to block AT&T's efforts to gobble up Time Warner in a case that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to buy Time Warner to compete with the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in the rapidly evolving world of video entertainment.
An Alberta judge is recommending changes to how peace officers deal with mentally unstable people after the death of an officer in 2012. Judge Bruce Fraser oversaw a fatality inquiry into the death of Rod Lazenby, 62, a peace officer for the Municipal District of Foothills who was attacked while responding to a call about dogs on a rural property south of Calgary. An autopsy found Lazenby was strangled and had 56 cuts and bruises to his face, head, neck, body and back.
A plane carrying scores of Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Islamist Boko Haram militants on Wednesday has taken off from Maiduguri for the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness reported. Information Minister Lai Mohammed, speaking in Maiduguri, said 105 people had been rescued so far, two of whom were not students.