A Toronto woman says she feels she was taken for a ride after being billed for an Uber trip ordered on her account that she didn't take — 7,000 kilometres away in Krakow, Poland. Laura Hesp was at home in her apartment in Toronto on Monday when she says she received a text saying an Uber driver would be there in five minutes to pick her up. Hesp says she thought it was it was a glitch and posted about the ride to the Weird Toronto Facebook group.
OTTAWA — An Ottawa police officer is facing charges under the police act in connection with online comments about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook, remarks the city police chief has said were inappropriate and had "racial undertones."
First lady Michelle Obama has emerged as perhaps the most effective Donald Trump critic in the Democrats' lineup, and she's done it without ever uttering two key words: Donald Trump. In her six campaign trail speeches for Hillary Clinton, the first lady has never said the Republican nominee's name. Mrs. Obama didn't depart from her rhetorical dismissal of Trump in Phoenix Thursday.
A Calgary family is struggling to pay medical bills for their son who was hit by a car earlier this month in Taiwan. John Kelly, who has been teaching English in Taichung for the last three years, was walking home from his job when a car plowed into him on the street. "Threw him over 30 feet," his father, Jack Kelly, told the Calgary Eyeopener.
A Syrian refugee family who came to Corner Brook last December has moved on to be closer to family in Ontario. The al Homsi family was the first of two Syrian families who came to western Newfoundland, under the sponsorship of the Refugee Support Group – Corner Brook Region. Group member Ivan Emke said that saying goodbye was hard, but it's important to remember that people in Corner Brook succeeded in giving a Syrian family a chance to start over.
Veronica Panarello throttled her son Loris Stival to death with electrical cables and abandoned his body in a remote gully in Santa Croce, Sicily. When Panarello confessed that her son had been killed, she blamed her husband’s father Andrea Stival. Panarello was found guilty of the boy’s murder and of concealing a body and jailed for 30 years.
An Edmonton judge says more changes are needed to protect children in swimming pools following the death of a seven-year-old boy. The judge also wants the province to fund a swimming survival program for Grade 4 students and to require all foster and group homes to have swimming policies.
Kourtney Kardashian has opened up about the traumatizing armed robbery that her sister Kim Kardashian was subjected to in Paris. Speaking during an interview with Australia's TODAY Extra, Kourtney said they were helping Kim to get over the traumatic events as a family. "She's not doing great," Kourtney said about Kim's progress.
Daredevil extreme skier Jeremie Heitz has no such reservations however, throwing himself down the near-vertical drop at terrifying speeds. The 27-year-old’s amazing skiing was being filmed for a video by Red Bull - and they certainly captured some unforgettable footage.
A Winnipeg mother says her 23-year-old daughter died from drinking too much water after she used the illicit drug MDMA.
For breaking her baby's jaw, elbow and rib, a Calgary mother will almost certainly spend less than two years behind bars. Originally charged with four counts of aggravated assault, the woman pleaded guilty to a single count on Friday afternoon. A joint submission of a two year prison sentence was proposed by Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik and defence lawyer Shamsher Kothari, and accepted by Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf.
The SUV was northbound on Highway 881 at 1:30 p.m. when it proceeded from a stop sign at an intersection with Highway 45, RCMP said in a news release. The 37-year-old female driver, from Niagara Falls, Ont., and a 32-year-old female passenger, from Victoria, B.C., died at the scene. An eight-year-old boy from Niagara Falls was taken to hospital in Two Hills by ground ambulance and later transferred by STARS to the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton.
Tiny Homes are taking off in popularity with people across the country joining the miniature movement but homebuilders in Manitoba say municipal bylaws haven't caught up with the craze. Darrell Manuliak, who owns Mini Homes of Manitoba with his wife Anita Munn, said they have sold five of the tiny dwellings in their first year of business in the province. The largest home they've build is only 320-square-feet but the little buildings can be connected to water and electrical outlets the same as a camper. Unlike seasonal vehicles, the tiny homes are made to withstand Canadian winters.
We all know that one person who goes in on Halloween, year after year. Their costumes are always the most original, funny, or downright terrifying at any party, and — let’s be honest — they can make you feel totally low-effort in comparison (yes, even though you went out and purchased Eggo waffles to go with your El from Stranger Things costume). Heidi Klum is obviously that person, only it’s impossible to resent her, because, well, you’ll never find yourself at the same party as her. Klum loves Halloween so much, she’s hosted an annual Halloween bash every year since 2000 (in 2011, she blessed us with two). She’s managed to consistently top her costumes year after year, and it’s an amazing thing to behold. To celebrate the endless font of Heidi’s Halloween inspiration, we put together every look she’s worn over the last 15 years. Read on to see the evolution of Heidi’s Halloween style. See more Halloween style, tricks, and treats!
A puppy has survived a terrifying ordeal after a heartless young man picked it up and threw it into a creek on the NSW Central Coast that was captured on video. Security cameras captured the man trespassing on the Bensville property, before luring a 14-week-old French bulldog to him. The dog was rescued by its owner.
Reading, writing and arithmetic might not be enough to compete in Canada's future job market, say technology experts. By 2020 there will be 200,000 communications and information technology jobs that need filling in Canada — and there won't be enough people to fill them, according to a report from the Information and Communications Technology Council. According to Kirsten Sutton, Managing Director of SAP Labs Canada — a technology development centre — the opportunities to dive into the tech center have never been greater.
[Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony. The rapprochement between the two Asia nations could widen a political rift between the United States and the Philippines, whose recently elected leader has made no secret of its antipathy for America and ordered an end to joint manoeuvrs between their militaries. "Your honours , in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military and economics also," Duterte said.
BARRINGTON, R.I. — Women clad in yoga pants are preparing to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town, right past the house of a man who derided the attire as tacky and ridiculous .
A woman slated for deportation from Nova Scotia to the United Kingdom is pleading with Canadians to show compassion. Fliss Cramman, who was victimized by horrific abuse as a child, admits she's made mistakes. But, as Ross Lord explains, she and her supporters say it's the federal government that's in the wrong, this time.
Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller still has hard feelings over how he has been portrayed in the debate over the size of goaltending equipment. Last season, TSN’s Ray Ferraro pointed out how Miller and Carey Price wear the same size pant even though Price is much heavier than the 168-pound Miller.
Three cheers for WE Day Toronto! Singer-actress Zendaya, Jacob Tremblay and Paula Abdul were among the stars who walked the blue carpet outside Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for the annual event. Every year WE Day attracts an impressive list of famous faces (past guests include Katie Couric, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas) who perform and speak to the stadium crowd about making a positive impact on the world. “I would totally fan girl over Emma Stone and Elizabeth Banks,” Good Witch actress Bailee Madison told Hello!.
This three-year-old girl was told she could choose her own outfit for her school photo - and she chose brilliantly. Kaylieann Steinbach could have picked from a whole range of options that her mum and dad picked out for her for the shoot.
When Jill Promoli put her son down for a nap last May, she had no idea that he would never wake up again. Two-year-old Jude had a low-grade fever, so Promoli was making sure he and his twin brother Thomas had a quiet day at their home in Mississauga. When Promoli came back to the room, only Thomas jumped up to greet her.