TORONTO — A woman believed to be in her 60s has died after a stabbing at an apartment building in Toronto early today. Police say that one person was arrested on scene northeast of the downtown area and will face charges in connection with the homicide. Police have not commented on the relationship between the suspect and the victim but have indicated they are not a married couple. Paramedics say the woman was found without vital signs, suffering from multiple stab wounds, and was pronounced dead at the scene. No names have been released.
October 20, 2017 09:56 UTC
With the end of roadwork season approaching quickly, Kenmount Road drivers in St. John's are finding themselves increasingly stuck in traffic as crews — for the city and the province — rush to complete work before the snow flies. St. John's Mayor Danny Breen told CBC's On the Go Thursday that the city has been trying to avoid "grind 'n' patch" work on major arteries like Kenmount Road during rush hour, at least in the direction of heavy traffic flow. "We try to avoid it on the eastbound in the morning rush hour, westbound on the evening rush hour, and we did that again [Wednesday]," he said. "However, because of the roadwork that was being undertaken on the Outer Ring Road, and the bridge on O'Leary Avenue … we saw very high traffic volumes pushed onto Kenmount Road." Breen says he's asked city staff to revisit the directional restriction on roadwork so it doesn't happen at all during rush hour.
October 20, 2017 09:50 UTC
"One of the ways bedbugs travel is in hand luggage and personal luggage," said Isman, who also works with a company that develops bedbug repellents. Changes in local insecticide use and climate change are other factors contributing to the spread of bedbugs, he said. Szilagyi took to Twitter to share photos of her daughter's bites after she said her calls to British Airways failed to guarantee they would not be on the same plane. In a statement, British Airways spokesperson Caroline Niven said the airline has been in touch with the customer to apologize and will investigate the incident further. Bedbugs onboard 'extremely rare'"British Airways operates more than 280,000 flights every year, and reports of bedbugs onboard are extremely rare.
October 20, 2017 09:45 UTC
Six months ago, Paul Benson inhaled a piece of food into his lungs and was found unresponsive at his long-term care home in Burlington. He's on wait lists for two long-term care homes in Hamilton and Toronto that can care for someone who uses a ventilator to breathe. - Paul BensonWhile he's thankful for it, he doesn't need quite the level of care he's receiving in the ICU. When there's no room at long-term care homes, patients end up staying in hospital wards longer than is necessary. But internet access is expensive for long-term care patients – cutting them off from even just Facebook, email, or chances to video chat with their family members.
October 20, 2017 09:45 UTC
NYON, Switzerland — Roma faces punishment from UEFA over racist chants by fans at a Champions League game at Chelsea this week. UEFA said on Friday it opened a disciplinary case over “racist behaviour (monkey chants)” during the 3-3 draw in London on Wednesday. The Germany international joined Chelsea from Roma in the off-season after two seasons in Italy. In cases of racist abuse, UEFA has ordered a section of a club’s stadium to be closed for a Champions League game. Repeated offences have seen games ordered to be played in an empty stadium.
October 20, 2017 09:33 UTC
I’m a man, 36, who’s recently been dating two women more or less at the same time. But she’d just started her dream job and felt she had to focus on work. She wasn’t ready for the idea and time required for a committed relationship, which I wanted with her. I feel sick about it and guilty because I’m responsible for her feeling trust, but I don’t want what she wants. I’m very drawn to my former girlfriend and feel hopeful that she now wants an exclusive relationship.
October 20, 2017 09:11 UTC
The revelation prompted an IT manager from the Supreme Court to request help from the Communications Security Establishment, according to emails released to CBC News through the Access to Information Act. Questions about BlackBerry MessengerIn a statement to CBC News, a spokesperson for the Supreme Court said the court wanted "to better understand any possible implications of this technology for the court." CSE met with officials from the Supreme Court to explain how the technology worked, Remi Samson said. IMSI catchers pretend to be a cellphone tower to attract nearby cell signals. The locations in black are where CBC/Radio-Canada detected IMSI catchers in Ottawa.
The soothing power of touch eases both physical pain and the sting of hurt feelings, say researchers — a finding that may be increasingly important in our social-media-driven world. Now psychologists in England say their work shows, for the first time, that a gentle touch can be a buffer against social rejection, too. The study builds on previous ones showing that receiving touch from loved ones after a physical injury is supportive. A trained experimenter stroked the participants' skin for just over a minute with a soft brush. Strengthens social bondsFotopoulou said what she likes about expanding touch to make people feel better is just how simple it is.
The entire nine months," Castonguay said. Hundreds of NAS babiesEmma is one of hundreds of Canadian infants hospitalized last year with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). They are the small, innocent victims of an opioid crisis policy makers and health-care officials are struggling to contain. Looking for solutionsOntario Health Minister Eric Hoskins says the government is addressing the opioid crisis but that "there's always more work to be done." Castonguay is grateful to have received the support she needed and hopes others will get it, as the opioid crisis worsens and more babies are born with NAS.
With Sears shutting down in Canada and beginning the liquidation process, the company has said it won't honour extended warranties unless they were purchased within the past 30 days. The markup on extended warranties can be as much as 300 per cent. Sears Canada is in the process of closing all of its remaining 131 stores in Canada, and all of the retailer's extended warranties are now null and void. "This hurt drives consumers to buy extended warranties." Which means the few people who buy warranties are subsidizing prices for the rest of us.
A new Quebec law purported to deal with secularism and the accommodation of minorities is being called a "dog's breakfast" of contradictions by one of the authors of a landmark study of the issue. The other author of the study says it would be "problematic" in its application by health-care and transit workers. Bouchard pointed out that the law does not address the crucifix still hanging at the National Assembly. Bill 62 bans people with a covered face from using public transit. "People misunderstood it as a question of authority and wanted to extend it to teachers and even daycare workers," Taylor said at the time.
It's a tough move for those leaving the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Grande Cache, Alta. Grande Cache is adjacent the Willmore Wilderness Park, an area of stunning natural beauty. (Alberta Parks)Now he's back in Grande Cache, where his family remained while he chased paycheques in Alberta's moribund oil and gas industry. (Grande Cache Mountaineer)The company had won a lucrative contract to supply metallurgical coal to Japan's then-booming steel industry. It's a solution that would also keep Grande Cache under the influence of global markets and foreign owners.
Coconut water, quinoa and chia have three things in common: they're popular, they're expensive and they're often marketed as ultra-healthy "superfoods." TAP WATERSales of coconut water have skyrocketed in the past two years, and anecdotally, several fitness buffs interviewed by Marketplace said they believe it hydrates better than tap water. So Marketplace decided to conduct an experiment comparing the popular drink to Ontario tap water to determine which one provides better hydration during exercise. The bottom line, Cheung said, is consider good-old Canadian tap water to stay hydrated when exercising — it's cheaper, calorie-free and as effective as coconut water. For vegetarians or others who prefer seeds, Sygo suggests switching to a Canadian alternative to the imported chia: flax seeds.
Final Fantasy Dissidia NT is a brawler featuring characters from the series' previous instalments. Stormblood, a major update for Final Fantasy XIV that launched this past summer, may make 2017 a banner one for the game. Stormblood is the latest update in the massive online multiplayer game Final Fantasy XIV. Revenue from that division reached 83.3 billion yen in 2017, up from 22.6 billion yen in 2013. Mobile games like Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius feature a simplified take on classic role-playing games.
CAIRO — Egypt released early on Friday an Irish-Egyptian man detained for over four years on charges related to a 2013 Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo, his lawyer said. Ibrahim Halawa’s release, announced by Irish lawyer Darragh Mackin, came about a month after an Egyptian court acquitted him of charges including murder, arson and illegal possession of weapons. Also, Maya Foa, director of the U.K.-based rights organization Reprieve, said Halawa’s release was “long overdue” and urged the Egyptian government to halt mass trials. Since Morsi’s ouster, Egypt has launched a crackdown on the country’s Islamists that saw hundreds killed and thousands jailed. Hijazi and others faced charges of abusing children, which were widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups and U.S. officials.
October 20, 2017 08:56 UTC