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Hydro calls in extra crews from outside the Lower Mainland after storm cuts ...

The Province - ‎2 hours ago‎
B.C. Hydro linemen Colin Cadger and Aaron Seaton got the call Saturday night, flew out of Terrace 5:30 a.m. Sunday and were on the job site in Burnaby by 8 a.m.. “This is the gig,” Cadger said Sunday afternoon, about halfway through his 16-hour shift ...
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Ottawa petitions Egypt to deport jailed journalist Mohamed Fahmy

The Globe and Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
Ottawa has petitioned the Egyptian government for the pardon and deportation of jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, according to his brother - the latest development in an 18-month ordeal that has highlighted Cairo's crackdown on free speech, ...
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Ballerina practicing dance moves in her bed after waking from coma

Vancouver Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER - A promising young Argentinian ballerina is practicing dance moves in her bed just two weeks after suffering a severe head injury in British Columbia.
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Build a wall with Canada? US debate about Mexico touches the amigo to the north

Toronto Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Canadian border got dragged into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign on Sunday, with a prominent candidate appearing to entertain the notion of building a giant wall on the 49th parallel.

Motorcyclist dead in Calmar crash

Edmonton Journal - ‎7 hours ago‎
A 52-year-old man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Calmar early Sunday morning. RCMP described the motorcycle crash as a “single-vehicle collision” that occurred around 6:30 a.m.
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Refugee crisis suddenly Merkel's biggest challenge

Reuters - ‎43 minutes ago‎
BERLIN Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe's refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis, which had overshadowed all else in the first half of ...
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Egypt to hold parliamentary election in October, November

Boston Globe - ‎55 minutes ago‎
CAIRO - Egypt on Sunday said that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a potential step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent.

Greece's Syriza to win election but face setback, polls show | Reuters

Firstpost - ‎Aug 28, 2015‎
ATHENS Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party in next month's election but without the majority it was hoping for, the first opinion polls since he resigned last week showed on Friday.
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Pak will continue to respond to India border attacks: minister

Business Standard - ‎Aug 29, 2015‎
Pakistan will respond "with full force" if India continues to target the civilian population, Islamabad's defence minister said today.
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Quebec to launch 'no exemptions' sex ed pilot project in schools

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Education on sexual matters is too important to be optional, according to Quebec's ministry of education. The province is rolling out a new pilot project in which sex education, like French and Mathematics, will soon become mandatory for all students ...
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Toronto teen fatally shot in Jamaica: police

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Police in Kingston, Jamaica say a 14-year-old teen from Toronto has died after being shot early Sunday morning. According to Hunt's Bay Police, residents in St. Andrew, an area just west of downtown Kingston, heard “explosions” around 1:50 a.m ...
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Tories, Liberals open fire on NDP spending plans

Toronto Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Conservatives and Liberals launched nearly identical attacks on the front-running NDP on Sunday, claiming there is a gaping hole amounting to billions of dollars in the party's election platform.
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Christine Elliott quits as Progressive Conservative MPP

Toronto Star - ‎Aug 28, 2015‎
Christine Elliott, runner-up to Patrick Brown in the May 9 Progressive Conservative leadership election, has quit provincial politics.
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7500 or 8500? 5 things that may keep market jittery in Sept - ‎2 hours ago‎
Analysts believe Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen may raise short-term interest rates now. The central bank has held its benchmark short-term interest rate near zero since December 2008 supporting world economy.
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Syncrude says no environmental affect after explosion at Alberta plant

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta . - Syncrude says there was no environmental impact after an explosion and fire at an Alberta processing site near Fort McMurray.

Power outages wreak havoc on Metro Vancouver businesses

Vancouver Sun - ‎5 hours ago‎
METRO VANCOUVER -- A half-day loss of business Saturday at Donald's Market on East Hastings Street because of the power failure may have been its sister store's gain.
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Scotiabank energy-sector bad loans climb; profit tops estimates

Reuters Africa - ‎Aug 28, 2015‎
TORONTO Aug 28 (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia, which reported a quarterly profit that beat market expectations on Friday, said bad loans in the energy sector climbed as the oil price selloff took a toll.
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Hefty traffic fines kick in Tuesday

Toronto Sun - ‎14 hours ago‎
Driving? Biking? You need to know this: Expensive new penalties aimed at keeping motorists and cyclists in line kick in across Ontario on Tuesday.
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Mother grizzly bear attacks two in Alberta

CTV News - ‎10 hours ago‎
COCHRANE, Alta. -- Alberta Fish and Wildlife says a quad rider and another rider on a motocross bike were attacked by a mother grizzly bear northwest of Cochrane.
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Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them dating ones

PCWorld - ‎5 hours ago‎
Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 websites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials, putting hundreds of thousands of users at risk.
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Tow truck operators rally in support of injured driver

CTV News - ‎7 hours ago‎
A small army of tow truck drivers rallied together Sunday to show support for one of their own. About 60 drivers gathered in a Canadian Tire Centre parking lot a few feet away from where an operator was struck Wednesday.
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Wes Craven dies at 76; prolific director behind 'A Nightmare on Elm Street ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wes Craven, the prolific filmmaker behind "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and the "Scream" movies, kicked off his career with a film so violent and gory, censors in Britain banned it from theaters.
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Conventional wisdom gives Jonathan Franzen a sense of Purity

The National - ‎18 hours ago‎
It comes as no surprise that Jonathan Franzen's new novel, Purity, is about the internet. In works such as Freedom (2010) and his National Book Award-winning The Corrections (2001), Franzen showed himself to be a writer dedicated to portraying how we ...
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Cree woman from Alberta crowned Mrs. Universe 2015

Toronto Star - ‎4 hours ago‎
ENOCH, ALTA.—An aboriginal woman from Alberta has won an international pageant for married women. Ashley Burnham, 25, was crowned Mrs. Universe 2015 in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday.
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Sharapova withdraws from US Open

Sport24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
New York - Russian third seed Maria Sharapova withdrew from the US Open on Sunday with a right leg injury, easing the path to a calendar-year Grand Slam for top-ranked Serena Williams.
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Blue Jays pile up home runs to complete three-game sweep of Tigers

Vancouver Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
TORONTO - When Mark Buehrle won a World Series with the Chicago White Sox in 2005, he constantly felt like no matter the deficit they'd win the game.
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Ocean Networks Canada High-Tech Exploration Vessels

TechMalak - ‎2 hours ago‎
Scientists from all over the world can join the University of Victoria's Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) as they use two high-tech exploration and research vessels to explore the deepest parts of our oceans to gain a better understanding of what's below ...
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Smoke prompts air quality statements for half of Saskatchewan - ‎Aug 29, 2015‎
Lingering smoke from wildfires in Washington and British Columbia has prompted air quality statements from Environment Canada for the entire southern half of Saskatchewan.
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Eels likely killed by warm temperatures, anoxic conditions

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
FORTUNE COVE - A combination of warm temperatures and anoxic water conditions was the likely cause of the discovery of more than two dozen dead eels here Saturday, says a veteran eel fisherman.
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Wooden 'Big Shigir Idol' statue believed to be twice as old as Egyptian pyramids

Firstpost - ‎19 hours ago‎
London: Ever heard of anything almost twice as old as the great Egyptian pyramid? Well, a wooden statue is, according to a new analysis of the ancient artefact first found over a century ago, a media report said.
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Cold weather may increase heart attack risk: Winnipeg study

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A new study is giving Canadians another reason to fly south when the temperatures dip below 0 C. According to research from the University of Winnipeg, Canada's frigid winters may raise the risk of severe heart attacks by seven per cent for every 10 ...
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AHS gives green light to Hawrelak Park lake clean-up

CTV News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Officials with the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton can breathe a sigh of relief after Alberta Health Services (AHS) declared the lake in Hawrelak Park safe for swimmers.
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Alberta air tests reveal concentrated plumes of toxic chemicals

CTV News - ‎15 hours ago‎
EDMONTON -- New air-quality tests in one of Canada's largest petrochemical processing regions have revealed more evidence of short-lived but concentrated plumes of toxic chemicals.