A U.S. national security review has given a green light to the Canadian government's planned purchase of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project, moving the transaction one step closer to completion. A spokesperson for Finance Minister Bill Morneau's office confirmed to CBC News Friday that CFIUS had approved the planned purchase. "The Trans Mountain expansion is in the national interest and it must be built." The Trans Mountain expansion will build a new pipeline roughly parallel to the existing, 1,150-kilometre line that carries refined and unrefined oil products from the Edmonton area to Burnaby, B.C. Trans Mountain is the only pipeline carrying Alberta crude to the West Coast, and the hope is that most of the oil will end up in tankers bound for Asia.

August 17, 2018 21:01 UTC

's East Kootenay region has been placed on evacuation alert as wildfires fed by strong, unpredictable winds become more intense in several areas of the province. West of the city, an evacuation order already in place affects 65 properties in the St. Mary's Valley. The emergency operations centre in Cranbrook, B.C., is putting together a plan in case the Meachan Creek fire gets too close to Kimberley. On Friday, Interior Health said its staff has started evacuating patients from its facilities in Kimberley as a precaution. Further north, Highway 93 South through Kootenay National Park may be impacted by wildfire smoke this weekend.

August 17, 2018 18:19 UTC

Police have charged a 26-year-old Ottawa woman who'd been caring for a pair of young children with assault and failing to provide the necessaries of life. Kaylee Lewis had been working as the nanny to the children when a complaint came in last month, the Ottawa Police Service said in a media release. On Friday, police charged Lewis with two counts of assault and two counts of failing to provide the necessaries of life. Both of the children were under the age of two, police said. Police said there may be other victims as Lewis had been working as a nanny for "many years," and also took part in after-school programs.

August 17, 2018 17:35 UTC

Both survivors were assessed free of injuries by the physician and community health nurse. spokespersonHe said in an email that a male pilot and female passenger were flown to the Fort Simpson Health Centre late Thursday evening. It's in this area that the plane went down on Thursday night. This is the second plane crash in the N.W.T. The incident happened at Little Doctor Lake, west of the community of Fort Simpson, according to the N.W.T.

August 17, 2018 15:44 UTC

Brazilian prosecutors have filed a murder charge against celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado over the death of a patient who was given injections to enlarge her buttocks. Furtado, 45, was widely known in Brazil as "Dr. Bumbum" for his plastic surgery on backsides. Authorities announced late Wednesday that the charge was filed against Furtado, his mother and his girlfriend. Police have said Furtado performed a butt-lift procedure on bank manager Lilian Calixto at his home. They also claim the procedure, performed in his home, was carried out at an "unfit" location.

August 17, 2018 15:22 UTC

Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country's next prime minister, in a step toward the country's third civilian transfer of power. He had to build a coalition to assume the post of prime minister. Khan is to be sworn in as prime minister on Saturday. Sharif is the younger brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a 10-year jail term in a corruption case. The elder Sharif, who served as Pakistan's prime minister three times, was disqualified last year by the Supreme Court for concealing his assets abroad.

August 17, 2018 15:22 UTC

Logger James Stump describes what it's like being near the Shovel Lake wildfire. Firefighter Christian Garcia, from Mexico, deals with hotspots in an area burned by the Shovel Lake wildfire near Endako, B.C., on Aug. 16. The Shovel Lake wildfire, the biggest blaze in B.C., is more than 680 square kilometres in size. <a href="https://t.co/JbooAosaT2">https://t.co/JbooAosaT2</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NASA?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NASA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EPIC?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EPIC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AirQuality?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AirQuality</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wildfires?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wildfires</a> <a href="https://t.co/IcwqdWWIh6">pic.twitter.com/IcwqdWWIh6</a> —@NASAEarthHistoric site threatenedThe Shovel Lake fire is burning west of Prince George, between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has been warned of the risk of extreme fire behaviour from the Shovel Lake wildfire burning west of Prince George.

August 17, 2018 15:04 UTC

The East Vancouver corvid has been named by CBC readers as Metro Vancouver's Unofficial Ambassador after weeks of polling and more than 300,000 votes. Canuck the Crow defeated Michael J. Fox in the finals of Metro Vancouver's Unofficial Ambassador with 81% of the vote. McElroy started the poll innocently enough after tweeting: Does Seth Rogen beat out Ryan Reynolds as Vancouver's unofficial ambassador? Crowing over the competitionCanuck the Crow crushed Michael J.

August 17, 2018 14:56 UTC

A mussel boat that capsized and grounded on a sandbar near Malpeque Harbour Friday morning has been towed away. It wasn't until just after 2 p.m. that crews were able pump out the water, pull the boat off the sandbar and tow it away. A mussel boat has capsized near Malpeque Harbour. 'We haven't seen anything like this, or at least I haven't, at this park,' says Matthew Smith, provincial lifeguard coordinator. (Brittany Spencer/CBC)"We haven't seen anything like this, or at least I haven't, at this park."

August 17, 2018 14:25 UTC

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he's cracking under the stress of his job? But Erik Gordon, a University of Michigan business and law professor, said Tesla's board has a fiduciary duty to shareholders to take action. Shares of Tesla slumped almost nine per cent on Nasdaq on Friday, dropping $29.95 US to close at $305.50 US. The interview and other actions, Gordon said, are signs that Musk no longer can handle the CEO job. In the interview, Musk stood by his Aug. 7 tweet saying he had secured funding to take Tesla private in a deal that could be worth more than $20 billion.

August 17, 2018 14:23 UTC

Publicly traded companies in the United States currently file their earnings reports every three months, or four times a year. Still, as an independent commission-led agency, the SEC cannot be forced by the president to implement any rule changes. Company executives have argued that quarterly reporting leads to an unhealthy focus on short-term profits, while investors typically favor more disclosure. Trump said he urged the SEC to consider the change after talking with various business leaders. Still, the report did not go as far as to suggest scrapping quarterly reporting obligations for companies.

August 17, 2018 13:52 UTC

He declined to delve into specifics, but said he's been taken aback by the level of interest in the trial. Jury lists in the U.S. are presumed to be public unless a judge articulates a reason for keeping them secret. Prosecutors say Manafort hid tens of millions of dollars in foreign income from the IRS, money he made advising politicians in Ukraine. Analysts told CBC News that the public will see the outcome of the trial as a referendum on the investigation. Asked if he would pardon Manafort, Trump said "I don't talk about that."

August 17, 2018 13:51 UTC

's police watchdog has been called in to investigate the death of a man in a Penticton jail cell. Police say Keremeos RCMP arrested a 55-year-old man for outstanding warrants during a traffic stop. The man was transported to a cell block in Penticton, where he was to be taken to court later in the morning. (Simon Charland/CBC)A statement says that during a routine check at 9 a.m. PT Thursday, the man was found unresponsive. Officers started resuscitation efforts until paramedics arrived and the man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

August 17, 2018 13:30 UTC

A New Brunswick judge has lifted a publication ban on previously reported details about the Fredericton shooting a week ago that claimed the lives of two city police officers and two civilians. Media can resume reporting details about the deadly shooting that occurred at an apartment complex on the city's north side, including:The names of officers who responded to the 911 calls. The publication ban was initially ordered by Clendening on Monday at the request of the Crown's office, just hours after some new information about the shooting was reported. The court document reveals details about how the Aug. 10 shooting and police response unfolded. Costello and Burns were shot and killed trying to help two civilians — later identified as Robichaud and his girlfriend Wright.

August 17, 2018 13:25 UTC

With a voice like a force of nature, undeniable swagger onstage and a decades-spanning career that encompassed multiple musical genres, Aretha Franklin indisputably lived up to the honorific she earned as a young artist: the Queen of Soul. Measha Brueggergosman calls Franklin "a feat of nature in terms of her vocal prowess and flexibility.' I think if anything, what I've learned from Aretha is that the gift is just the beginning. "Isn't it just like the queen Aretha to give us time to adjust to losing her?" she said, in reference to news that came out days ago that Franklin was gravely ill, with notable visitors dropping in and celebrities paying tribute online.

August 17, 2018 13:23 UTC