Ford has people paying attentionIt's worth remembering that less than a month ago this level of civic alarm was almost unthinkable. The number of people suddenly engaged and/or enraged was never likely to stop Ford's legislation from taking effect, of course. Will a controversial right-wing premier beset by public opposition really help their chances? Giorgio Mammoliti, left, speaks while Mayor Rob Ford, centre, and his brother Doug Ford listen during a council meeting at in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The Ford brothers sparked a similar wave of opposition with suggestions to overhaul Toronto's waterfront and proposed budget cuts.
August 19, 2018 12:56 UTC
Toronto police have made an arrest in an alleged assault on a newspaper photographer in the city's downtown. Toronto Sun photographer Stan Behal says one protester lunged at him and hit him in the head. Behal says he decided to file a police complaint because he believes the alleged attack was motivated by growing anti-media sentiment. In a statement Saturday night, police said they had arrested a 29-year-old man from Toronto earlier in the day. Police said the man has been charged with assault and is due in court Wednesday, Sept. 26,
August 19, 2018 12:11 UTC
A man is dead and two other males are injured after a stabbing near Queensway Avenue and The West Mall on Saturday night, Toronto police say. One of the victims, a man, suffered critical injuries, while the third victim, a teen boy, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. David Dickinson said police were called to the scene near Queensway Avenue and The West Mall at about 9:45 p.m. on Saturday. Police say the stabbing occurred outside, near Queensway Avenue and The West Mall. (James Morrison-Collalto/CBC )Dickinson said police believe there was an altercation that preceded the stabbing, which occurred outside.
August 19, 2018 12:00 UTC
A vintage photo of the Union Electric Building in Port Union. (Submitted )With the buzz still running strong surrounding craft breweries sprinkled throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, another is set to open in Port Union and housed in the old union electric building, by a company fittingly called the Union Electric Brewing Company. She met Tucker while viewing the union building for the first time. Nardia McGrath is opening the Union Electric Brewing Company in Port Union. McGrath hopes to have the Union Electric Brewing Company up and running sometime next year.
August 19, 2018 11:30 UTC
You might not think of Ottawa as a hotbed of hip-hop music, but the team over at Shifter Magazine begs to differ. Shifter, based in Ottawa, has put together a playlist of hip-hop and R&B artists its writers think everyone should be paying more attention to. Variety of artistsThe playlist, called "Capital Essentials," includes some artists you've probably heard of, like A Tribe Called Red. It covers songs that span the hip-hop and R&B spectrum, with sub-genres including Indigenous, Christian and French hip hop. One artist on the list, Vi, could easily break out of the Ottawa music scene, Bourne said.
August 19, 2018 10:52 UTC
A judge in Saint John has ordered Ottawa-based stonemason Bobby Watt to pay $132,000 to a Saint John subcontractor. The legislature hired Watt's company, RJW Stonemasons, in May 2009 to do a $2.9 million refurbishment of the then nearly 130-year-old building. - Bobby Watt, stonemasonThe company was not paid when an out-of-court agreement was finally reached with Watt last October. The company later dropped that suit in exchange for the deal to share proceeds of any future settlement Watt reached with the province. "The Province of New Brunswick raped and pillaged my company," Watt said.
August 19, 2018 10:52 UTC
A man was found dead of a gunshot wound in the hallway of a residential building in downtown Toronto early Sunday, police say. Officers were called to the scene at 501 Adelaide Street East near Parliament Street shortly after 2 a.m. The man was found lying in a pool of blood in the hallway on the fourth floor, according to Staff Sgt. Dan Hoffmeyer of Toronto Police Service's 51 Division. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, James Burgin, deputy commander for Toronto Paramedic Services, said on Sunday.
August 19, 2018 10:30 UTC
Standing and listening is where Judge, whose Indigenous name is Mko'Mosé Indizhnikaz, started the process of creating an Indigenous foods garden. "What we intend on planting here is primarily Indigenous foods or native foods local to the region," he said. "This place, for me, I'm thinking seven generations ahead so that seven generations from now those young people don't necessarily have to build spaces like this, they can just maintain them." Mko'Mosé Indizhnikaz, whose English name is Andrew Judge, describes the project in a video posted to YouTube by The Indigenous Collective. Listen to Andrew Judge tour the garden with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's Adetayo Bero:Conestoga College professor Andrew Judge has started an Indigenous food garden in Cambridge at the RARE community garden property.
August 19, 2018 10:00 UTC
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail. Comparing fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran imposed by President Donald Trump with the 1953 coup that ousted nationalist Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, Zarif said Tehran will not let history repeat itself. Now an 'Action Group' dreams of doing the same through pressure, misinformation & demagoguery. Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the coup was the best historical lesson that Americans cannot be trusted. Decades of hostility eased somewhat with the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and then-U.S. president Barack Obama's administration and five other world powers.
August 19, 2018 09:56 UTC
At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed. WinStar World Casino and Resort says in a statement posted on Twitter Saturday that the resort began an evacuation at about 5 p.m. when lightning was within six kilometres of the casino in Thackerville. <a href="https://t.co/Iq8nTtRUoF">pic.twitter.com/Iq8nTtRUoF</a> —@NikoleJagowThe company says about 150 patrons did not evacuate and when the storm hit with 113-128 km/h winds, it knocked over trusses and the entrance collapsed on them. WinStar later said the concert was postponed to a later date. Band member Kevin Richardson tweeted that the concert had been sold out with about 12,000 fans.
August 19, 2018 09:33 UTC
The interest in hydrogen vehicles is largely because they are considered emission-free, with only water vapour coming out of the tailpipe. Under the hood of one of these hydrogen vehicles, electricity is produced from the chemical reaction when hydrogen combines with oxygen. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)Hydrogen heatingFor years, hydrogen fuel cells were hailed by scientists as a breakthrough technology to cut traffic pollution. Last month, Enbridge began operating what the company calls the first major energy storage facility using hydrogen in North America. "We're getting this sort of disruption in what was really a pretty stable, monotonous electricity system for a long time.
August 19, 2018 08:00 UTC
"Hong Kong used to be special," said a man who only gave the name Yu. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong was asked by both the Chinese and the Hong Kong governments to withdraw an invitation for Chan to speak this past Tuesday, but refused. I believe in the next three decades, there will be a movement even larger than the Umbrella Movement. Or perhaps, they are frightened off by Beijing's threats that it won't put up with much dissent from Hong Kong. "I believe in the next three decades, there will be a movement even larger than the Umbrella Movement.
August 19, 2018 07:52 UTC
Since then, the Canadian Indian Relay Racing Association has been holding weekly events in different western Canadian communities from the spring to the fall. The second annual Canadian Indian relay championships will be held Sept. 1-2 in Enoch Cree Nation, Alta. Singer, who is part of Head's Indian relay team, paints his horse. Everyone is chasing the Indian relay." Racers cross the finish line at the Indian relay event in Saulteaux First Nation.
August 19, 2018 07:52 UTC
For 111 years, generations of Alberta families have celebrated western heritage at the Priddis and Millarville Fair. Priddis and Millarville Fair celebrates 111th year 0:38Patty Webb first entered to show her dad's dairy cows when she was eight-years-old. Now, in her 60th consecutive year of competing at the fair, she's entered in 80 categories. One of the competitions Webb entered was the pie auction, where winning pies can go for as much as $500. Patty Webb has entered dozens of categories at the Priddis and Millarville Fair in southern Alberta.
August 19, 2018 02:26 UTC
MUMBAI (AFP): American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday (Aug 18) announced Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra will be “Mrs Jonas” after the couple performed a traditional ceremony in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood cinema. The brothers hailed from a deeply devout Christian family and presented a wholesome image, including wearing purity rings to promote chastity. In photos shared on social media Saturday, Chopra and Jonas were seen performing a prayer ritual in traditional Indian attires. While Chopra opted for a flowing yellow ensemble, Jonas wore white kurta-pyjama. Jonas’ parents also wore Indian outfits.
August 19, 2018 02:09 UTC