Her name is Jamie-Lee Ball, but for five days last month during severe overcrowding at a Brampton, Ont., hospital, she was 'Hallway Patient No. 1'
Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., 13 minutes after the execution began at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the lethal injection said Williams' body jerked 15 times in quick succession, then the rate slowed for a final five movements.
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.
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.
Memorial University is confident that its new Core Science Facility will stay on budget, after changes were made to the planned design of the building and the tendering process. Ann Browne, the vice-president in charge of facilities at MUN, said several design changes will lower the overall cost of the building, but won't compromise the most important features that the science faculties need.
Canada Post and renowned architect Moshe Safdie have unveiled a stamp depicting the city's famous Habitat 67 housing complex to celebrate the 150th year of Confederation. Safdie presented the commemorative stamp today inside the Habitat building he designed for Montreal's Expo 67, which had its opening ceremony 50 years ago today. The stamp is the first of 10 that Canada Post is unveiling to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the country's founding.
Saturday is setting day for the spring lobster season on P.E.I. — and there will likely be some lobster landed that day, too. The group's executive director, Ian MacPherson, said some fishermen will probably set and pull their traps that day, especially in harbours that aren't far from shore. Close to 1,000 boats will be in the water at 6 a.m. April 29 for setting day.
Experts say Canadian milk is among the most expensive in the advanced world, so when U.S. President Donald Trump set his sights on Canadian dairy, many Canadians saw an opportunity to finally open up their country’s market and get cheaper milk. “I’ve seen estimates — robust, credible estimates — that maybe a third of Canadian farms would basically go out of business,” Daniel Schwanen, vice-president of research at the C.D. Howe Institute, told Yahoo Canada News. Today, Canada has 13,000 dairy farms and a 33 per cent reduction would drop that total below 10,000.
Indigenous people in Manitoba overwhelmingly give the provincial government a failing grade when it comes to the child-welfare system. According to the poll, conducted by Probe Research in March 2017, just one out of 10 Indigenous people surveyed said they agree that the Manitoba government is doing a good job of managing the child welfare system. "The 'man behind the curtain' is the Province of Manitoba when it comes to managing [child and family services], the child apprehension industry in Manitoba," said Grand Chief Derek Nepinak.
The Philippines has completed an 18-day scientific survey in the South China Sea to assess the condition of coral reefs and draw a nautical map of disputed area, a top security official said on Thursday. Two survey ships, including an advanced research vessel acquired from the United States, conducted surveys around Scarborough Shoal and on three islands, including Thitu, in the Spratly group, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon said. "This purely scientific and environmental undertaking was pursued in line with Philippine responsibilities under the U.N. Convention of the Law of the Sea to protect the marine biodiversity and ensure the safety of navigation within the Philippines' EEZ," Esperon said in a statement.
Nearly a third of fish caught in the world's oceans goes unreported, according to new research from UBC's The Sea Around Us project.
Investigators are probing an unusually high number of humpback whale deaths since 2016 off the US Atlantic Coast, where many appear to have been killed by colliding with boats, officials said Thursday. A total of 41 humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) have died in the waters off Maine to North Carolina, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Twenty-six died last year, far higher than the average annual number of humpback whales for the area -- just 14.
Ian Bush's work and home life were strained around the time of the three killings he's alleged to have committed in 2007, his son testified Thursday at his father's trial. Bush is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Alban Garon, a retired chief justice for the Tax Court of Canada, Garon's wife Raymonde, and their friend and neighbour Marie-Claire Beniskos. Bush, now 61, was charged in 2015 and has pleaded not guilty.
The mother of one of four hunters who went missing Sunday in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., says the men are experienced in the bush, but still fears they didn't survive. Through tears, Alice Rigney told CBC that her son, Keith Marten, loved the bush. The men headed out on Sunday for a quick hunting trip on the Rocher River, north of Fort Chipewyan.
"We are the first community doing this pilot project whereby we are encouraging people to put their bottles and cans on the perimeter of the garbage can," said Elllen Parker, spokesperson for the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ). Calgarian Adam Anderson likes the idea, but says better signage explaining how to use the rings would be helpful.
A new survey from the Fraser Institute says the City of Vancouver has the longest building permit approval times in the Lower Mainland, with an average wait of 21 months. According to the report, the City of Vancouver also has the highest level of opposition to new developments from city council and community groups. "Increasing housing supply in Vancouver could help lower prices, but unfortunately there are a lot of confusing and costly regulations on the books that deter new homes from being built," said a statement from co-author of the study Kenneth Green.
A long running P.E.I. tradition, Old Home Week, may be cancelled if the board cannot come to an agreement with its partners.
When you rent an apartment, you don't get a property tax bill the way you would if you were a home owner.
Back in January, Danny Stillwell started to get the feeling the United States would slap big duties on his eastern white cedar shipments to Maine. This week, the U.S. announced its new tariffs on softwood lumber, and rather than pay thousands of dollars per load shipped across the border, Stillwell prepared to close his sawmill, Hainesville Sawmill Ltd., northwest of Fredericton.
Experts say discreetly leaving inheritance money to someone can be tricky. Toronto estate lawyer Edward Olkovich says large amounts of money taken from a bank account could raise suspicion among loved ones.
Philippine socialite-turned-environment minister Regina Lopez caused ire in the mining industry Thursday by announcing a ban on new open-pit mines, a move that threatens over eight billion dollars in investments. Lopez, who has already ordered the closure of 23 mines this year, told reporters she would not allow any new open-pit mines to operate, even those that gained government approval before she assumed office. The Philippines is the world's top supplier of nickel ore and main exporter to China.
Residential elevator reliability will be the focus of potentially groundbreaking research as the Ontario government tries to come to grips with what some have called a worsening crisis. The province, which recently promised legislation to deal with the situation, is hoping to get at the causes of elevator outages or otherwise poor service and, most importantly, to find the best solutions. "The availability of elevators in multi-storey residential buildings is a growing concern," the government said in an email Thursday.
After more than three years of keeping their fists tightly clenched around the purse strings, the Liberal government's latest budget has money for just about every area imaginable.
Organizers have released more details about BridgeFest 150, the three-day P.E.I. event billed as the main Canada 150 celebration in the Maritimes.