Final score 45-41
A Toronto-area mother is searching for answers after she says her son was taken to a hospital alone in the back of a police car, placed in restraints and injected with a sedative because he was acting out on the first day of school. Debbie Kiroff says her eight-year-old, who loves cooking, Lego and swimming, has behavioural issues and a severe learning disability. "They know he's a runner," she told CBC Toronto.
Mathieu Gagne, 31, said he was nabbed Friday in his Jeep for driving 101 kilometres in a 100-kilometre zone just north of Edmonton. The father of two boys said he was pulled over after passing the Sturgeon County officer, who was driving below the speed limit. The officer wrote out the ticket after accusing Gagne of disrespecting him by passing his vehicle, he said.
A woman says her four-year-old therapy dog has been shot and killed by a hunter who mistook the animal for a wolf near Whistler, B.C. Valé Calderoni said she and another handler were finishing a hike with 10 dogs on Monday when she heard a loud bang and instinctively crouched down. When she got back up, Calderoni saw her beloved dog Kaoru had been hit by a bullet about three metres away and was bleeding profusely.
Did you hear about the "suspicious male" who "presented himself" as a police officer to two teenagers in Beaumont last week? Turns out he was a member of the RCMP and didn't do anything wrong. On Friday, Beaumont RCMP issued a news release about an incident that happened Wednesday morning.
The last of several thousand people forced out by a wildfire in northern Manitoba last month are returning home. The Canadian Red Cross says there were more than 6,300 registered evacuees from three Indigenous communities threatened by the fire. The agency, which managed the evacuation effort, says more than 100 members of the Garden Hill and Wasagamack First Nations are flying home Tuesday.
Arnold Chan's final speech to the House of Commons, delivered posthumously Tuesday by fellow Liberal MP Mark Holland, offered an optimistic vision that goodwill, openness and courage can prevail against the challenges and perils of the world. "In the face of climate change, accelerating technological advancements and the disruptions that they are causing, the tendency of people and communities is to 'circle the wagons' and, even worse, to 'fear the other," Chan wrote. "We must remember that our greatest strengths lie in our civility with each other, our humility in the face of our own limitations and our willingness to serve," Holland quoted his friend as saying.
Anglers on the Kettle River system have reported a handful of invasive smallmouth bass since Aug 25 when fishing opened on the river, according to provincial biologists. The presence of the predatory fish has not yet been confirmed but scientists have been sampling the river trying to find any sign of either smallmouth or largemouth bass, which threaten rainbow trout. "[Bass] eat everything and anything including rainbow trout eggs and fry," said Tara White, the province's senior fish biologist in the Okanagan region.
A psychologist says a youth who is now being sentenced for second-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Hannah Leflar showed signs of depression, ADHD and trauma during their first meeting. Leflar was ambushed and stabbed to death at her home by Skylar Prockner in January 2015 after she broke up with him.
Changes to a controversial Halloween bylaw that banned trick-or-treating for older teenagers and set an early curfew on the pursuit of sugary loot don't go far enough, the deputy mayor of a northern New Brunswick community says. "I wanted to demolish it altogether but I got outvoted," Kim Chamberlain said in an interview Tuesday of the Bathurst city bylaw that made it illegal for teens over the age of 14 to parade door-to-door dressed as ghosts and goblins, and set a 7 p.m. cut off. The new rules — expected to pass third reading in early October — forbid anyone older than 16 from trick-or-treating and extends the curfew to 8 p.m.
The filmmakers behind a comedic web series in British Columbia are facing fierce backlash after they tried to tackle economic disparity with ticket prices. Sid Mohammed, a spokesman for the production, says organizers wanted to address the fact that white males tend to have more purchasing power than other demographics. Organizers have responded by lowering the admission price for white males to $15 and announcing that any profits from the door will be donated to the Native Friendship Centre of Victoria and the Victoria Pride Society.
Donald Trump's first speech at the United Nations trashed the leaders of Iran, Cuba, Syria and Venezuela but reserved special opprobrium for North Korea, dubbing its leader "Rocket Man" and threatening to "totally destroy" the country. Tuesday's speech was notable more for Trump's high-level trash-talking than for the identity of his targets, given that all have been condemned by previous U.S. presidents. Few others, however, would have used the world's premier international stage to bestow a nickname like the one Trump levelled at Kim Jong Un.
The Trudeau Liberals' promised national strategy to tackle the nation's housing challenges may have as one of its pillars a right to housing for every Canadian, with federal officials signalling such a bold political statement could also be enshrined in legislation. Sources with knowledge of the government's thinking said there aren't any specifics tied to the promise at the moment, unlike the detailed benchmarks to measure progress on other parts of the plan, suggesting it is, for the moment, largely aspirational in nature. Federal officials have told housing advocates the government is considering enshrining the right in legislation to make it difficult for a future government to ignore or reverse.
A pet parrot managed to place an online shopping order by mimicking its owner on a voice-controlled smart speaker, a British newspaper reported Wednesday. Buddy the parrot ordered a �10 ($13.50, 11.50 euro) set of gift boxes via Amazon's Alexa voice-controlled system, The Sun reported. The mystery order triggered an inquest in Corienne Pretorius's house in southeast London, but after ruling out her husband and son, she figured out Buddy was to blame after hearing him interact with the speaker.
It's a bit of New Brunswick history known far and wide — the story of the Bricklin, the sports car with gull-winged doors that was built in Saint John and Minto and failed after only a year in production. Bricklin produced fewer than 3,000 of the cars before the company failed, costing New Brunswick taxpayers more than $23 million. The car with a fibreglass body was championed by the premier of the day, Richard Hatfield, and was loved by many who bought it, whether at the time or later for restoration.
(Reuters) - Taiwan's Gogoro said it raised $300 million from investors including Singapore's Temasek and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, helping it further expand the market of its electric scooters with battery swapping technology in Europe. Gogoro, which sold more than 34,000 electric scooters since its launch in 2015, also added investors - Al Gore's Generation Investment Management and France's Engie SA. The fund-raising would help the company expand its business in Europe, including its recently launched scooter-sharing service that has a network of 1,600 scooters across Berlin and Paris, the company said.
The union representing Bombardier's production workers says employees at the company's aerospace plant in Toronto will walk out Wednesday — a move meant to pressure Boeing to drop a trade complaint against Bombardier. Unifor national president Jerry Dias said in a statement that the rally is intended to give workers a voice during the ongoing dispute between the two companies.
It's been nearly two weeks since the credit monitoring company Equifax admitted it had suffered one of the largest data breaches in recent memory — exposing the personal information of a whopping 143 million U.S. consumers. In a statement released Tuesday, the company finally confirmed approximately 100,000 Canadians were affected too, with names, addresses, social insurance numbers (SIN) and, in limited cases, credit card numbers among the personal information potentially accessed. Equifax has said that the breach occurred in mid-May, but that it only discovered intruders had compromised its systems on July 29 — nearly two months later.
Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math. Of the states that opted in after the standards were introduced in 2010 — 45 plus the District of Columbia — only eight have moved to repeal the standards, largely due to political pressure from those who saw Common Core as infringing on local control, according to Abt Associates, a research and consulting firm. In April, North Dakota approved new guidelines "written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans," but some educators said they were quite similar to Common Core.
Jesmyn Ward's ghostly "Sing, Unburied, Sing" and Mohsin Hamid's acclaimed novel about refugees "Exit West" were among the finalists Tuesday for the fourth annual Kirkus Prize. Presented by the trade publication Kirkus Reviews, the prize includes six nominees each in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and young people's literature.
A piping plover banding project that began in 2013 is uncovering important new information about the tiny endangered shorebirds — including where they're stopping in southern locales. "We are uniquely tagging piping plovers with these filed-readable bands, so people on beaches can actually read the bands with binoculars or with spotting scopes or with a digital camera," said Becky Whittam, the head of the Terrestrial and Marine Unit for the Canadian Wildlife Service in the Atlantic region in Sackville, N.B. About half of these banded birds have been spotted in the Caribbean during the winter, especially in the Bahamas, and some have returned to the Maritimes to breed again, she said.
The city is crawling with an influx of bedbug infestations, says one Edmonton-based exterminator who is "knee-deep" in the creepy crawlies. Derek Chester, owner of Responders Pest Control, said he can barely keep up with the volume of calls to his office. Periodic surges like this are common with bedbug infestations, said Chester, who wants to warn Edmontonians to keep watch for signs of the blood-suckers.
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit brought by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article describing an alleged gang rape at their fraternity. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced its decision two days after Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner put his majority stake in the New York-based magazine up for sale.
Jerry Cromwell said it was painful to see the middle school student get rejected by the cashier when he pulled out a Tupperware container, which his mother had helped him stock with three loonies, two quarters and $7 in dimes.