Baby animals: unless there's danger, don't touch, says wildlife organization

"We really encourage people to keep their domestic house cats inside, especially during spring and summer, when it's baby season," Lawrence said, adding that's when the baby animals are most vulnerable. Unless there is a threat of immediate danger, such as a nearby predator, baby animals should not be disturbed. If a baby hare is removed, it will not hear its mother's call and could starve to death. Baby birds will be on the ground anywhere from five to eight days before they're able to fly, Lawrence said. Parents will visit every 30 minutes or so, give them food and leave, Lawrence said.

April 23, 2017 16:30 UTC

Hunger striker Richard Gillett taken from protest site in ambulance

Richard Gillett, on a hunger strike in front of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans building in St. John's, has been taken off site in an ambulance. Gillett, a fisherman and vice-president of the Federation of Independent Seafood Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL), is in the 11th day of a hunger strike. His father, John, says "I got my son back." Said he didn't want him to go on hunger strike but "he's got his own conviction." He told CBC he didn't want his son to embark on the hunger strike, but added, "He's got his own conviction."

April 23, 2017 16:14 UTC

Sixteen-year-old Calgary cold case breaks open, but closure eludes victim’s friends and family

Hepher, a freelance music writer and part-time card dealer at a local casino, had always hung around the Calgary music scene. Paul Hepher was one of 14 murders in Calgary in 2001. The killer wasn’t caught, compounding the loss that washed over his family and engulfed his friends. When Hepher didn’t phone, McLeod got worried. From the outset, police indicated that the killer knew Hepher — and his habits, seeding suspicion among his friends.

April 23, 2017 16:07 UTC

A lot has changed since infamous TTC brawl after Leafs game: Keenan

Just over two years ago, video surfaced of two TTC transit enforcement officers engaged in a full-on brawl with a father and son at Union Station after a Leafs game. Why did the officers not seem to be de-escalating the situation despite TTC CEO Andy Byford’s emphasis that de-escalation was the focus of their training? Two years later, it isn’t a heck of a lot clearer who’s to blame for what happened. A police investigation cleared the TTC officers and charged the father and son. Then the father and son filed a $4 million lawsuit, which still hasn’t been resolved.

April 23, 2017 15:56 UTC

Serena Williams, Elon Musk to speak at 2017 TED Talks in Vancouver

It's that time of year again, when wealthy philomaths from around the globe flock to Vancouver for the week-long festival of ideas known as TED Talks. Some of the key speakers include tennis superstar Serena Williams, entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, and chess champion Garry Kasparov. King will be one of dozens of speakers at the 2017 TED Talks in Vancouver. For everyone else, TED is offering special screenings of select talks in cinemas around the world throughout the week. CBC's Lisa Johnson will be attending the conference all week, reporting on some of the key speakers and ideas.

April 23, 2017 15:56 UTC

'Whoever did this has broken a community': Friends remember Hamilton man shot in 'random attack'

Friends of a 33-year-old Hamilton man killed in what police have called a "random attack" in Toronto are mourning their friend, remembering him as a go-getter DJ and father who was loyal and hard-working. Pinnock went by DJ Champ Juve and played a popular Thursday night gig at Sam's Tavern on Parkdale Avenue North in Hamilton. (Toronto Police)He loved his music, he loved his daughter and he was a family guy. Joyce Schertzer, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, told reporters that the shooting on Friday night appears to be a "random attack." "He loved making music, he loved DJing, he loved making people dance and happy," he said.

April 23, 2017 15:33 UTC

Edmonton police arrest two in dead toddler case

Edmonton police have arrested a man and a woman in the case of a toddler whose body was found outside a church on the north side of the city. The statement said investigators were working to determine the exact relationship between the suspects and the little boy, who was estimated to be about 20 months old. Police did not publicly identify the suspects, however, they indicated they would have more to say about the investigation sometime Sunday. Earlier Saturday police released grainy surveillance video pictures of a man and woman they were looking for in connection with the case. The pictures showed the two pushing a stroller as they entered a store.

April 23, 2017 15:33 UTC

Former Calgary man Farah Mohamed Shirdon 1 of 2 Canadians added to U.S. terrorist list

The U.S. Department of State has added two Canadians to its most-wanted global terrorist list. Farah Mohamed Shirdon and Tarek Sakr were named as "Specially Designated Global Terrorists," according to a release from the State Department. Former Calgary resident Shirdon left Canada to fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The State Department said Shirdon is a prominent ISIS fighter and recruiter, who has also been involved in fundraising. According to the U.S. State Department, Sakr has been linked to the foreign terrorist organization al-Nusrah Front, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria.

April 23, 2017 15:33 UTC

Rooney scores on return as United close in on City - Football

BURNLEY, England, - BURNLEY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 2Wayne Rooney scored on his return to the Manchester United starting-line up as Jose Mourinho's side enjoyed a 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday to close in on the top four. The win moved United (63 points) to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester City ahead of the pair’s derby clash on Thursday and extended United’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to 23 matches. After a week in which United lost top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Argentine defender Marcos Rojo to serious knee injuries, the return of Rooney to the side and to scoring form was a much need tonic. Then Rooney was found on the left by Jesse Lingard but his lofted shot sailed just over the bar. The result leaves the Clarets in 15th place, five points above the relegation zone with four games remaining.

April 23, 2017 15:24 UTC

High Park cherry blossoms will hit full bloom this week

The High Park cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, are blooming, with peak flowers expected on Monday or Tuesday. According to the High Park Nature Centre, the trees were only at three to five per cent bloom Saturday. The centre predicted on Thursday that the blossoms would hit peak season on Monday or Tuesday. The blooms usually last about a week after the first blossoms appear, making this last week of April the optimal time to go. Despite a 30 per cent chance of rain on Tuesday, which may disturb the flowers, the weather on Sunday and Monday will generally be warm and sunny, which is ideal for the cherry blossoms.

April 23, 2017 15:22 UTC

Kamalanathan: Teachers under 'extreme stress' need counselling - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Teachers who experience "extreme stress" while performing their duties are encouraged to seek counselling at the education ministry's psychology and counselling division. Deputy Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan (pic) said the move was to prevent any untoward incident involving teachers. "We have 450,000 teachers in Malaysia and most of them are ''exemplary teachers'' and very responsible. "Last year, about 200 teachers underwent counselling, including two per cent who were instructed to do so," he told reporters after launching the Malaysian Education Ministry's 2017 Education Tour here Sunday. On the ministry's 2017 Education Tour, he said the programme was aimed at providing information to the public about the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 and its achievements to date.

April 23, 2017 15:22 UTC

Valverde takes fourth Liege-Bastogne-Liege title - Cycling

ANS, Belgium (Reuters) - Alejandro Valverde lived up to expectations when he timed his final effort to perfection to claim an emotional win in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic for the fourth time on Sunday. The Movistar rider jumped away from a group of top guns with some 250 metres left to catch Dan Martin and easily outsprint the Irishman. Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski took third place in the fourth of five 'Monument' classics as Valverde achieved the Fleche-Liege double for the third time after 2006 and 2015. "My first words are to dedicate this victory to Michele Scarponi, who was a great friend of mine," Spaniard Valverde said as tears rolled down his cheeks. There was a minute of applause before the start of Sunday's 258-km race in memory of Scarponi, with his Astana team mates wearing black armbands.

April 23, 2017 15:11 UTC

OPINION: If you care about climate change, it's time to reject strategic voting

Strategic voting. Strategic voting also breeds cynicism, especially when the incoming leader behaves as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done. election I implore you to reject strategic voting being promoted by parties that want power more than they want real democracy. If you believe, like I do, that we can't wait any longer and must act now to avert climate catastrophe, vote Green. Adriane Carr is co-founder and former leader of the Green Party of B.C., and currently Vancouver's only Green Party city councillor.

April 23, 2017 15:00 UTC

Coachella cellphone thefts lead to multiple arrests

Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert. Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified two separate groups of suspects who had multiple phones on them Saturday. Police believe two women, 35-year-old Angela Trivino of New York City and 38-year-old Viviana Hernandez of Los Angeles, were working together. They identified the other group as 29-year-old Brenda Cansino of Miami, 27-year-old Marco Leon of Los Angeles and 25-year-old Sharon Ruiz of Van Nuys. One man was arrested at Coachella with more than 100 cellphones in his backpack on April 14.

April 23, 2017 15:00 UTC

Driver dies in early morning crash in East Vancouver

A man is dead after crashing his car into a power pole in East Vancouver early Sunday morning. BC Ambulance and Vancouver Fire were called to the crash on Commercial Drive near the Victoria Diversion just after 5 a.m. PT, after a passerby spotted the victim's vehicle and called 911. Firefighters cut the roof off the car in order for paramedics to start performing CPR, but the man died at the scene. Vancouver police said he was in his early 20s. Police have shut down traffic on Commercial Drive between Porter Drive and the Victoria Diversion as they investigate the accident.

April 23, 2017 15:00 UTC

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