• Brutal baboon battle erupts for throne at Toronto Zoo after matriarch dies

    After the matriarch died last year, a vicious battle erupted among the female baboons at the Toronto Zoo for her throne that endured for months, prompting a brief closure of the exhibit and providing a fascinating glimpse into the animals' behaviour. Medical records show numerous injuries among five of the six female olive baboons, from deep lacerations near their eyes to hair ripped out and tail injuries. The exhibit was closed for several days because "there were some injuries that we thought best to keep them at the back because our visiting public don't know baboon behaviour," said Maria Franke, the curator of mammals at the zoo.

    The Canadian Press
  • Pierre Trudeau's desk retrieved from storage for his son to use

    Canada's new prime minister has made a lot of changes in his first month in office, but CBC News has learned Justin Trudeau has also brought a bit of history back to Parliament Hill. It revealed that former prime minister Stephen Harper's desk had been dismantled and moved to a warehouse. Sources told CBC News that Trudeau found it too big and asked for a replacement — and received one with no small measure of significance for his family.

  • Tim Hortons drive-thru road rage leads to fine

    As the dirty old Integra tried to nudge its way into the drive-thru lineup in front of him, Christopher Smith did what any Tim Hortons customer might: Lowered his window to tell the driver he was in line first. "This case is somewhat unusual in that Ms. David is charged as the registered owner of the vehicle involved in two related road rage incidents," Judicial Justice Brenda Edwards noted in her decision.

  • Man set to recant oath to the Queen right after citizenship ceremony

    In a letter sent to the citizenship court judge earlier this month, Dror Bar-Natan states his opposition to the oath, which he calls "repulsive," and his plan to renege on the pledge following his citizenship ceremony on Monday. The Queen is a symbol of entrenched and outdated privilege and the pledge is tantamount to a "hazing" ritual, Bar-Natan said in an interview.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • Police warn about increase in one-punch attacks with deadly consequences

    Thu, Nov 26: Vancouver police are issuing a warning today about a disturbing increase in "one punch" attacks - when an unsuspecting victim is knocked down - often with a single punch. As Grace Ke reports, that single punch can cause life-altering injuries and even kill a person.

    Global News
  • Kitchen in Winnipeg home named best in the world

    The best contemporary kitchen in the world is right here in Winnipeg's River Heights, according to an international design contest. Architect Dov Secter is the winner, and the kitchen he designed is his own, which also serves as his office as he brings clients in to show them his work. "My wife is a great cook, and it's really a functional kitchen where the family all works together so we want to be able to hide things away quickly, have things quickly accessible, and if a client comes through, have places where everything can kind of disappear," he said.

  • Michelle Obama Welcomed the White House Christmas Tree in a Wool Blazer (29 photos)

    Being the first lady comes with a lot of responsibility. And while being a trendsetter certainly pales in comparison to the weight of attempting to curb the childhood obesity problem in the United States or getting kids moving, dressing fashionably is part of the job. A few years into her husband’s presidency, Michelle Obama has already set herself apart from her predecessors, bringing a modern edge — and even J. Crew — to the White House. She’s also a political dresser, conscientiously picking labels to fit with occasions, from wearing a custom Vera Wang gown for a state dinner hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Tadashi Shoji when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe came to Washington to Missoni in Italy and Preen in England.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

    Lauren Tuck
  • Report: Team plane incident was final straw for Quinton Coples with Jets

    A first-round pick four years ago, Coples was abruptly released this week.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Police charge Windsor trucking company owner with fraud

    Two people from Lakeshore are facing fraud related charges for their role in a scam that involved them selling dump trucks and then reporting them stolen. The owner is believed to have sold at least six dump trucks to other trucking companies before reporting them stolen. The investigation began when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a stolen dump truck being imported into the U.S by a Windsor truck driver. Investigators eventually found more vehicles involved in the scam dating back to November 2014.

  • Teenage Boy Praised For Taking Care Of Blind Parents Since He Was FOUR

    A teenager has been praised for his bravery and kindness after taking care of his blind parents for nearly a decade. Feng Molin, 13, has been looking after his mum and dad since he was just four-years-old after his dad was blinded by acute meningitis. The teen is currently studying in Yanmen Primary School in Yanmen, China, and unlike other boys his age, spends virtually no time playing with his friends after school.

    Yahoo News
  • Toronto woman who was 'swatted' profiled in the New York Times

    One morning last winter, police officers decked out in riot gear, guns drawn, showed up at a house in Toronto. The family living there had no idea they were coming, and had done nothing to provoke that kind of visit.

  • Deer population is 'catastrophically low,' biologist says

    The Department of Natural Resources may consider making changes to the 2016 deer harvest.

  • Carers Accused Of Having Sex Outside McDonald’s - With Disabled Charge In Car

    Nikki Hollingworth, 26, and Daniel German, 32, are accused of doing the deed outside the fast food chain in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, while their charge sat in the back of the car in her wheelchair. “Shocked” customer Kasia Stepien was heading to her car with her meal when she spotted German with his trousers down to his knees, pressed against Hollingworth. Prosecutor Francis Lloyd added: “Initially Miss Stepien thought they were having a cuddle but when she drove past saw they were having sexual intercourse.

    Yahoo News
  • ‘Fearless’ goat meant for lunch forces tiger into friendship

    It can be hard sometimes to make friends. When you’re alone and fenced off from the world 99 per cent of the time, that feat is all that much harder.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Turing reneges on cutting $750-a-pill drug's price, rival's new 99-cent version selling well

    After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price. Instead, the small biotech company is reducing what it charges hospitals, by up to 50 per cent, for its parasitic infection treatment, Daraprim. Daraprim is a 62-year-old pill whose patent expired decades ago.

    The Canadian Press
  • TTC fires 5 employees for allegedly claiming fraudulent benefits

    The "better way" is making an effort to be better with public funds after dismissing five employees following an internal Toronto Transit Commission investigation into an alleged benefits scam. Toronto police are also investigating. "It is only right that we take a very tough line on dealing with this matter," TTC chief executive officer Andy Byford said Wednesday in a message to employees.

  • Mike Hessman, the minor-league home run king, has retired

    Mike Hessman broke the minor league record in August and retires with 433.

    Big League Stew
  • Little Winnipeg girl named Isis won't be bullied, gets apology from soldier

    A nine-year-old Winnipeg girl whose parents named her after an Egyptian goddess says she's feeling a lot better after a Canadian Forces soldier apologized for getting upset at her during a Grey Cup event for children. Isis Fernandes was on a school trip Thursday and was supposed to get a certificate for completing an obstacle course, but when she told the soldier filling out the certificates her name, he didn't believe her. Major Cindy Pettitt with 17 Wing didn't witness the exchange but said the member approached her following the incident.

    The Canadian Press
  • Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver

    If Jon Crouse wants ​​to taste his 125-year-old ale, he'd better do it soon. The Nova Scotia government hopes to analyze the beer bottle, which could be deemed a heritage object. Crouse was scuba diving in Halifax this week when he discovered the beer bottle.