If the New England Patriots win on Sunday, how many questions do you think quarterback Tom Brady will get about President Donald Trump during Super Bowl week? It’s pretty clear how many of those questions Brady will actually answer, and it’s a nice fat zero. Brady and Trump are friends.
A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived, authorities said. The shooter, a 17-year-old senior, used a shotgun and intended to harm more than the student who was hit, Champaign County Sheriff Matthew Melvin said. Authorities identified the victim as 16-year-old junior Logan Cole, who was hospitalized in Columbus in critical condition.
Some Parkdale residents are concerned that their neighbourhood grocery store could fall victim to gentrification and be redeveloped into condos, which would create food insecurity in the low income area. Richard Krasnewych, a resident who has been shopping at the No Frills location for years, said the repairs were a long time coming. Signs on the padlocked doors say Loblaws, the parent company to the No Frills brand, was told by its landlord that the store had to close because of the urgent need for roof repairs.
An Ontario veteran who confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his missing benefits has finally heard from Veterans Affairs, and said the answer left him in tears. Joseph Angelini, 33, served two tours in Afghanistan and was injured in a roadside bomb attack. Angelini got an answer earlier this week and said he hasn't been able to sleep since.
A man is in custody after he allegedly sexually assaulted a bus driver while she was driving east along Lougheed Highway last week. Doug LePard, chief of the transit police, said the driver deserves credit for her presence of mind in an extremely difficult situation.
For years, the Green Bay Packers would gladly share their suspicions that the Minnesota Vikings were pumping noise into the Metrodome. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a dry sense of humor at times, and he got off a pretty good joke on Friday. “It’s really loud in there,” Rodgers said, according to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Twenty-one per cent of those surveyed were estimated to be "knowing victims" of such an attack themselves. "There are all these techniques that the security community has developed to deal with the external threat," said Ivan Beschastnikh, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia, referring to efforts that companies such as Facebook put into preventing strangers from accessing your account from afar — via phishing, for example. Such threats have become an increasing concern to lawmakers and privacy advocates in recent years, with software used to stalk the smartphones of victims of domestic abuse drawing particular ire.
Dr Yates says, in an essay for The Conversation, ‘We perceive a period of time as the proportion of time we have already lived through. ‘On the logarithmic scale, for a 20-year-old to experience the same proportional increase in age that a two-year-old experiences between birthdays, they would have to wait until they turned 30.
Alberta Health Services has seen a spike in severe respiratory infections this flu season and is reminding the public to take precautions. Health officials have been contending in recent months with an unusually high number of cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). "We have already seen more RSV outbreaks and positive lab specimens across the province at this point in the season than in the 2015/16 season in full," Dr. Gerry Predy, senior medical officer of health, said in a statement issued Thursday.
For yet another year, Vancouver has the dubious honour of being one of the top 10 cities in the world when it comes to unaffordable housing. Vancouver ranks 3rd in the 2017 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, down one spot from 2016 when it was second. Vancouver's median multiple is 11.8.
The Japanese government has announced measures to prohibit the amount of overtime an employee can do – to prevent them from working themselves to death. According to a government survey, a fifth of Japan’s workforce are at risk of death by overworking, or Karoshi as it is known, as they work more than 80 hours of overtime a week. Several high profile suicide cases have also prompted the government to take action, including the death of a prolific advertising executive who took her life after working 100 extra hours a month.
There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained in North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development. North Korea announced last Jan. 22 it had detained Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, earlier that month for alleged anti-state crime. Warmbier, who had visited North Korea with a tour group, was sentenced in March to 15 years in prison at hard labour after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner.
It was a wild week in game shows. One contestant cried, one contestant suffered through an odd joke from Alex Trebek, and one contestant got a little too personal.
Before handing over the White House to President Donald Trump, the Obama administration has taken one more shot at pigskin politics, urging the Trudeau government to overturn a regulation allowing Canadians to see U.S. Super Bowl ads. The U.S. trade representative wants Canada to reverse a decision by Canada's telecom regulator banning the so-called "simultaneous substitution" of Canadian commercials over American spots during the big — and big money — game. U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman made the request in a Jan. 13 letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.
An 18-year-old who was kidnapped as an infant discovered months ago that she had been raised by her abductor under an assumed name, court documents show. An arrest warrant affidavit filed in the case Wednesday says the girl, living under the name Alexis Manigo in South Carolina, knew a year and a half ago that she'd been kidnapped as a baby from a Florida hospital and was listed as a missing person. The girl's real name was Kamiyah Mobley.
Sun, Jan 22: Starting tomorrow a new law goes into effect - allowing a range of BC businesses to apply for a liquor licence. But that's angered pub owners who say barber shops and bookstores will soon be cutting into their bottom line. Tanya Beja has the story.
It might be Yukon's most famous basement. Bruce Bennett's herbarium — essentially, a collection of preserved plant specimens — has become internationally renowned for having one of the most extensive known collections of Arctic plants. It's been a decades-long labour of love for Bennett, who's amassed the collection as a hobbyist — "not working for government or anything, just out collecting plants," he says.
The couple is sitting on a scooter bundled up on a fall day on a street that could only be in Montreal, exchanging a look of such love. It is very rare that Afghans get together with other people than Afghans," Carolyne said as she looked at the photos.
People in a Russian apartment building use a hammer, a cane and a spray can to show their displeasure with a neighbour’s surveillance camera. Residents in a Russian apartment building were not pleased when a neighbour installed a surveillance camera in the hallway.
The family and friends of former B.C. Lion Rick Klassen gathered in Surrey on Saturday to remember the fun-loving, hard-hitting family man who they say died too soon.
Drug traffickers driving long distances to transport their illegal wares are putting the public at risk with their non-stop driving, say the RCMP. "You'll see people going from Montreal to Cape Breton and they're barely stopping to eat or sleep or do anything," said Const. For the first six months of 2016, Nova Scotia RCMP made 199 drug seizures on the province's highways.
In 1956, a young Fred Romkey turned the key on his second-hand Chevrolet to start his first day as a taxi driver. The early years were fuelled by the vibrant fisheries and a good deal running taxis for the National Seafood Company.
Sam Souryavong and his sister Sandy are closing up shop Sunday at their Hintonburg convenience store and southeast Asian lunch counter.