One car bomb explosion was prevented metres from our correspondent in Mosul's narrow streets.
One car bomb explosion was prevented metres from our correspondent in Mosul's narrow streets.
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.
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.
The final day of the NFL draft began with an impromptu rendition of "Fly Eagles Fly" by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins and ended with a player who was far from irrelevant in college being picked last. Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly, a talented player with a history of off-the-field issues and injuries, was the 253rd and final selection Saturday by the Denver Broncos. The final pick gets honoured as Mr. Irrelevant, but Kelly was a player who could have been selected in the first three rounds if not for all his problems.
Scouts Canada has kicked off its Good Turn Week by installing the latest neighbourhood art display case in Roncesvalles Village. Featuring the work of a 16-year-old student at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, the new box on Geoffrey Avenue is the latest in a series from Open Field Collective, which has eight other boxes around Toronto and four in Guelph. The Geoffrey Street box will be used to showcase works of art that explore how communities come together to form the fabric of Canadian society, in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.
A small family-owned winery in southern Alberta is toasting to its growing business — in Japan. On Rachel Notley's recent trade mission to Asia, she raised a glass to the growing partnership between Alberta and Japan. The wine in her glass was Millarville's Spirit Hills honey wine — which will soon appear on liquor store shelves across Japan.
Nearly 50 people were taken to hospitals after a tornado hit a small city in East Texas on Saturday, including one with critical injuries. Powerful storms swept through Canton and nearby areas about 50 miles (80 kilometres ) east of Dallas, leaving behind a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes. ETMC Regional Heathcare Systems hospitals in the area received at least 47 patients following the storm, including one person in critical condition, spokeswoman Rebecca Berkley said.
The European Union will only be able to conclude talks on Britain's exit if it stays united, which means the bloc's unity is in Britain's interest, the chairman of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters before an EU summit to approve EU guidelines for negotiations with Britain, Tusk repeated the 27 countries remaining in the EU wanted a "close and strong future relationship" with London. It is the only possible way to move forward," he said, referring to Britain's financial commitments to the EU budget, made well before the decision to leave.
A biology professor at Bishop's University is asking for the public's help to identify where ticks are crawling around in Quebec. "In Canada, information on ticks is not readily available. It is collected but is often summarised in scientific reports," Savage told CBC's Quebec AM.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his popstar wife Ciara are now parents to a baby girl, Sienna Princess Wilson.
By Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it will challenge amended tax assessments issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), which is trying to claw back billions of dollars from multinational corporations citing unpaid taxes. The ATO has increased scrutiny over how much tax multinationals operating in Australia pay. In December, it said it was pursuing seven global businesses over A$2 billion ($1.50 billion) in unpaid tax.
The Grand Canyon National Park says a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom of the canyon during a family trip. Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was crossing a creek on April 15 when he and his step-grandmother, LouAnn Merrell, lost their footing and were swept away. It was transported by helicopter to the Coconino County Medical Examiner, which will confirm identification.
As she lay in a strange bed that night in a shabby hotel room, feeling those first painful contractions, Monique Brunet wondered what remained of the fire-ravaged city she'd escaped just hours before. The next morning, her family completed their journey to safety, and Brunet gave birth to her daughter, Brielle, in an Edmonton hospital. The little girl is one of several babies born soon after a wildfire last May forced the entire population of Fort McMurray to flee from their homes.
The rustling of chiffon and satin, the shimmer from jewel-encrusted fabric and racks upon racks of bright colours — it usually adds up to a big pricetag when it comes to prom dresses. "So many colours and sizes, it's a dream," said Elaine Balsom, project coordinator at the Single Parent Association of Newfoundland about its program, Prom Dreams.
A Toronto man who had been serving a four-year prison sentence for defrauding more than 100 Canadian investors of nearly $7 million in a gold mine scheme has died in a Kingston, Ont., hospital. Robert Heward, 58, had been serving his sentence at the medium-security Joyceville Institution north of Kingston when he died Thursday, Correctional Service Canada said in a media release. Heward and another man, William Wallace, were convicted in December 2016 of fraud, illegal distribution and unregistered trading under the Ontario Securities Act in connection with selling fraudulent shares in Londoni Gold Corp., which the pair promoted as a gold mine in Tanzania.
Nature photographer Arielle DeMerchant has been playing candid camera cat and mouse with a pretty big cat since last November. After months of observing a lynx on trail cameras she set up near Scotch Lake, about 30 kilometres north of Fredericton, she finally landed her dream shot April 23. New Brunswick-based DeMerchant tries to observe animals in their natural habitat as part of her hobby.
Every day this week, federal Fisheries biologist Rod Bradford and a team from DFO are up at dawn checking a fish trap they've placed in the Shubenacadie River at Enfield near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. "There is a pile of fish in there," Bradford tells his colleagues as they paddle out on a flat-bottom aluminum boat. Now, in addition to counting, measuring and noting fish previously tagged or injuries from angling, the Fisheries Department is expanding monitoring efforts on what is the only healthy population of striped bass in the Bay of Fundy.
Toronto police say a man is in custody after a two-vehicle crash on the Don Valley Parkway south of Don Mills Road early Saturday. Jenifferjit Sidhu, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said police received a call about the crash in the southbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway at about 6:12 a.m. John Farren, deputy commander for Toronto Paramedic Services, said two ambulances were sent to the scene of the crash, but both were cancelled.
This week, the city unveiled an ambitious plan to achieve an 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, following through on a commitment first made by city council in 2007. Gord Perks, former chair of the city's Subcommittee on Climate Change, pulled no punches when describing how dramatic this transformation would be. "Lifestyles will change," he told CBC Toronto.
The St. Francis Xavier University community is celebrating a fundraising milestone a year ahead of their goal after receiving a $20,000 anonymous donation this week. In 2015, students, faculty, alumni and the administration started working together to raise $100,000 to bring Syrian families to Antigonish. On Thursday night, students were gathered to see some of the student leaders donate their long hair when the private donation was announced.
National Capital Commission board member Bob Plamondon will serve as interim chair while the federal government decides who will permanently replace outgoing chair Russ Mills. For the first time ever, the Liberal government put out calls for applicants to chair the agency. The NCC can't be without a chair, who's one of only two people authorized to speak to the media on the NCC's behalf.
The first tall ship in more than 100 years will sail through the Northwest Passage this summer, according to voyage organizers. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry looks like a traditional 19th century sailing ship with three masts and square sails, but its steel hull and twin engines will give it better odds of making the journey than explorers from the 1800s. Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen sailed the Gjoa, a square-sterned fishing vessel, through the passage between 1903 and 1906.
If there was a source for the otherworldly inspiration that seemed to course through Expo 67, the Canada Pavilion was a prime suspect.