A paddle boarder gets a little too close to a herd of manatees and ends up paying the price!
A paddle boarder gets a little too close to a herd of manatees and ends up paying the price!
A young woman stranded for hours after scaling a construction crane in the middle of the night is a thrill seeker, a friend said Thursday. Marisa Lazo, 23, appeared in court Thursday to face six counts of mischief by interfering with property. "When I saw it, I knew that it was maybe not the best decision, obviously, maybe some logic was not playing into place," Burton said outside court.
First, Donald Trump threatened to rip up NAFTA. "A negotiating ploy," said Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute, a top U.S. expert on the North American Free Trade Agreement. It's basic negotiation theory. It involves the concept that negotiating clout stems from the power to walk away. That power belongs to parties who don't fear the WATNA — the acronym for Worst Alternative To A Negotiated Agreement.
A woman who spent hours suspended high above a construction site after scaling a crane in downtown Toronto was rescued by being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground as dozens watched in suspense from below. Cheers erupted from onlookers as the pair's feet hit the ground at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the dramatic, hours-long rescue operation to a safe conclusion. The woman, who police identified as 23-year-old Marisa Lazo, was then handcuffed and handed over to paramedics.
Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbours . Apparently seeking to interrupt weapons transfers to the Hezbollah group in Lebanon, Israel has struck inside Syria with increasing frequency in recent weeks, making the war-torn country a proxy theatre for Israel's wider war with Iran. The increasing tempo of attacks risks inflaming a highly combustible situation drawing in Israel, Syria and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, a staunch ally of President Bashar Assad's government with thousands of fighters in Syria.
O'Leary's stunning news — he's throwing his support behind Quebec rival Maxime Bernier — appeared to catch even some members of his campaign team off-guard as they gathered to prepare for Wednesday's final leadership debate. Behind the scenes, however, O'Leary has been mulling the idea for about a week, say sources, ever more convinced that as leader, he might never be able to rally enough support in Quebec to deliver a majority Conservative mandate in 2019. The tipping point, he said, came when he saw Conservative membership numbers overall that were even higher than he expected, which meant he didn't have as large a share of the support as he thought he did.
A French tourist survived a rare shark attack in New Zealand on Thursday, suffering only moderate injuries, rescuers and locals said. The woman, aged in her 20s, was bodyboarding in the afternoon at Curio Bay in the South Island when the shark attacked her leg, St John Ambulance said. Nick Smart, who runs the Caitlin Surf School, said the woman was in the water with friends when the shark attacked "out of nowhere".
By Anastasia Lyrchikova and Anton Zverev MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea(Reuters) - Russia's $1.3 billion plan to build two new power plants in Crimea aimed to show that Moscow could complete high-tech projects on the annexed peninsula despite Western technology sanctions. The plants were designed to house gas turbines made by a unit of Siemens.
By My Pham HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's government said Facebook has committed to work with it to prevent content that violates the country's laws from appearing on its platform. In February, communist Vietnam complained about "toxic" anti-government and offensive content on Facebook and Google Inc.'s YouTube and pressured local companies to withdraw advertising until the social media firms found a solution. Facebook's commitment came during a meeting between its Head of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert and Vietnamese information and communication minister Truong Minh Tuan in Hanoi on Wednesday, a statement on the government's website said.
By Hyunjoo Jin and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday flagged stronger earnings and announced a cancellation of treasury shares after posting a solid first-quarter profit boosted by the memory chip business, sending its shares to a new high. Samsung rejected a call from U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott to split itself in two but accepted part of the fund's proposals on Thursday, revealing plans to cancel its existing treasury shares worth over $35 billion by 2018. While the first quarter was a torrid time for Samsung as chief Jay Y. Lee was swept up in a political corruption scandal, the world's top maker of memory chips, smartphones and televisions still managed to book a profit that supports expectations for record earnings in 2017.
Rickie Murley's grandmother was one of the women who sent 62,000 pairs of socks to troops fighting oversees between 1914 and 1916. "If my grandmother did it, then I can do it as well," said Murley. During a presentation ceremony in Corner Brook on Wednesday, several soldiers received socks from the 66 pairs knitted since the fall.
Expo 67 may have opened a half century ago today, but it's 2017 that seems kind of old by comparison. The art and architectural legacy of Montreal's 1967 international and universal exposition — few, but impressive — litter Canada's landscape like the ruins of a fantastical future to which we somehow, somewhere lost the thread. Found as far away as Newfoundland, Expo 67's remnants continue to exude some of the weird, wondrous magic of that Summer of Love in Montreal, when anything and everything seemed possible.
"Coming into Fort McMurray I was nervous, I didn't know what it was going to be like," said Jesso, who is originally from Montague, P.E.I. She and her daughter Jamie Dawn and son Brandon moved to Alberta four years ago, while husband Eddie has been working out west for a decade. The family returned to Fort McMurray a month after they were evacuated. "It was emotional because they had these great big signs saying, 'We're here, we're strong,'" said Jesso.
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo starts Thursday, with organizers looking for over 80,000 fans to stream through the doors of the four-day annual celebration of pop culture at the Stampede grounds. "We like to think it's a big deal," expo spokesperson Lindsay Thomas told CBC News. One of the highlights every year is the Parade of Wonders (POW), which includes expo guests but also any fans who want to march in cosplay (a merging of "costume" and "play," referring to costumes based on or inspired by characters in movies, TV shows, books, graphic novels or video games).
A used car dealership in Lower Sackville, N.S., and its salesman are facing more legal troubles after a bank and finance company launched civil actions against them and another used car dealer in the area. Great Buys salesman Darren Blumenthal is facing civil action by RBC. Alan Jewell and Justin Cormier, who work for Carsville, are also named as defendants in the case, first reported by AllNovaScotia.com.
A Broadway producer admitted on Wednesday that he scammed his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star Kathleen Battle supposedly starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. Roland Scahill pleaded guilty in state Supreme Court to grand larceny and fraud charges. Scahill said in court he pretended he had secured the rights to Battle's life story and had signed a contract with Nyong'o to star in the play.
It was almost three decades ago that Linda Cruickshank first took a seat behind the wheel of a Metro Transit bus. Cruickshank says she'll miss working with and helping the public. "It's the people visiting the city and hearing how much they love it," Cruickshank says.
Red River College's presence in Winnipeg's Exchange District is about to grow once again, thanks to the construction of a $95-million Innovation Centre. The former Metro Motors garage will be torn down for the new construction while the Scott Fruit Company warehouse, a city-designated historic site, will be renovated. Paul Vogt, president and CEO of Red River College, said the facility will bring together science, research and development, entrepreneurship, and student learning.
King's-Edgehill School in Windsor, N.S., is withdrawing a $1-million financial commitment for construction of a new hockey rink and heritage museum in the town amid dissension over competing plans for the project. First announced in early 2014, the $12-million Long Pond Hockey Heritage Centre would include an NHL-sized ice surface, museum and indoor walking track located just steps from where the game was supposedly first played. Eight million dollars in funding for the project was to come from the three levels of government. Another $1 million was to come from King's-Edgehill School, while fundraising would provide the remaining $3 million.
A southwestern Manitoba farmer is leading a $160-million lawsuit against the federal government and the company that acquired the Canadian Wheat Board, claiming money is owed to thousands of farmers for grain that was sold to the wheat board in its final years. The claim was initially filed in federal court four years ago, according to Anders Bruun, one of the lawyers working on the case.
In her job as a substitute teacher, Kayleigh Spencer of Mistissini, Quebec, spends her time trying to get young people to see their potential. "They [young people] have special talents, they have something they are amazing at," said Spencer in an interview with CBC's Maamuitaau after being crowned Miss Mistissini. After winning Mistissini's local pageant in December, Spencer was crowned the inaugural Miss Eenou/Eeyou Nation in February.
It was five decades ago that Montreal welcomed the world to Expo 67, an international exhibition and iconic event that saw millions of visitors flock to the city over six months. The event would put Montreal on the map and is remembered fondly by those who attended as drawing them into a futuristic fantasy world and opening their eyes to people and places they'd never experienced before. Yves Jasmin, the event's director of advertising, information and public relations, said he believes Expo, which coincided with the country's centennial, also had a positive national impact.
The Saskatchewan government says dropping preliminary hearings for all but the most serious crimes could help address court delays. A Ministry of Justice email to media says the province supports limiting hearings to alleged offences for which a sentence of 14 years or more could be imposed. "There's been some concern expressed around the country that they've resulted in delays," Justice Minister Gord Wyant said Wednesday.
Toronto Public Health (TPH) officials are helping to inspect products at a meat packaging plant on Thursday to ensure they are safe for human consumption after smoke from a rooftop fire entered the building. District Chief Stephan Powell, spokesperson for Toronto Fire Services, said the fire department received a call about the blaze at St. Helen's Meat Packers Ltd., 1-3 Glen Scarlett Road, just before 4 a.m. on Thursday.
In his final week as chief justice of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Neil Wittmann is being celebrated by colleagues as a fierce advocate, a "brilliant legal mind" and a man whose love of animals is so great he signed-off on a plan to house the Calgary Zoo's lions in the basement cells of the courthouse if needed during the 2013 flood. Wittman, who has been dogged in lobbying Ottawa for more appointments to this province's superior court, will have his last day as leader of Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench on Friday. "He cared about everyone's right to justice," said Justice William Tilleman.