• 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.

  • After Tim Hortons threatens closure, mayor says 'no quick fix' to boil orders

    After growing frustrated with the number of boil orders in the western Newfoundland community of Steady Brook, the owner of a local Tim Hortons says the restaurant may be forced to close. Tim Hortons says it is losing business because frequent boil water orders are forcing the shop to close for hours — and sometimes even days — at a time.

  • 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
  • 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 The Queen is a symbol of entrenched and outdated privilege and the pledge is tantamount to a "hazing" ritual, Bar-Natan said in an interview.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
  • 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
  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms

    A pensioner who didn’t trust his local bank to look after his life savings chose to bury the money in the ground - only for most of it to be eaten by worms. Poor Wu Chen, 67, stashed the cash in a carrier bag five years ago, feeling sure it would be safe. Mr Chen didn’t tell anyone when he squirreled away the 35,000 RMB (£3,627) in a plastic bag, placing it in a hole in Deyang, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province.

    Yahoo News
  • Halifax firm says dentists defrauded more than other businesses

    Prosperident has been investigating dental office fraud for 25 years. David Harris, CEO of Prosperident, has worked on hundreds of cases in Canada, the United States and as far away as Australia. "There's about a 60 per cent chance that eventually a dentist will be embezzled in his or her career," said Harris.

  • 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
  • Down chainsaws. Ottawa Redblacks denied their TD celebration at 103rd Grey Cup

    The Ottawa Redblacks were denied their touchdown celebrations for the 103rd Grey Cup. The Algonquin Loggersports Team traditionally slices a "wood cookie" off a log in the west endzone at Ottawa's TD Place to mark a Redblacks touchdown. "The league supports and encourages the presence and participation of the Algonquin Loggersports Team on the field at the Grey Cup game," the CFL said in a pre-game statement.

    The Canadian Press 40 mins ago
  • How Canadians can help child refugees arriving in Canada

    The nine-year-old boy had travelled to Canada from war-torn Vietnam. The boy described arriving in Canada and "feeling so unwelcome and ostracized by his peers when he first began attending school," says Woolger. The day after she met him, Woolger looked up the word "refugee" in the phone book.

  • 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.

  • Town Comes Under Fire For Being Politically Incorrect And Proud

    A town sheriff has been criticised for a sign outside his office, which welcomes visitors and boasts about being politically incorrect. It’s in Harris County, Georgia, where the message was added to the original town sign on Tuesday. The sign reads: “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect.

    Yahoo News
  • ‘Modified’ Nissan Micra Found By Police - With Driver’s Seat Replaced By Plastic Garden Chair

    It’s a far cry from the comfy interior that you might need for a long arduous journey on the motorway - but this is an ACTUAL Nissan Micra recovered by police, with the driver’s seat replaced by a garden chair. The unusual discovery was made by police in County Durham, after they responded to reports of a car being used in an anti-social way, and found that the strangely modified vehicle had been abandoned in mud. Posting on Facebook, Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit wrote: ‘We have been called to a report of a vehicle being used anti-socially off road at Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough this morning.

    Yahoo News
  • 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
  • 'Oblivious' driver chased, arrested in Kelowna drive-thru

    A Kelowna woman apparently on a drunken burger run is facing charges after she was arrested by RCMP in the drive-thru — metres from the order window. The unidentified 25-year-old woman is facing impaired driving charges after the arrest in the 2100 block of Harvey Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning. The chase began when a Kelowna RCMP officer on patrol noticed a black Ford F150 pickup truck driving dangerously along Clement Avenue around 2:40 a.m. PT, police said.