After casting his line into the Old Man River for about 60 hours over several days with barely a nibble, Blair Murphy was starting to think he was cursed. "It was quite a battle," said Murphy, talking by phone, back at the river where he landed his sturgeon. Swim in from SaskatchewanMurphy caught his sturgeon, which he released back into the river, at the western edge of the fish's habitat, and he says you can see them in the Old Man River for only about a month each year. Murphy, an avid fisher, has caught a bigger sturgeon, but that was in the Fraser River in B.C. An avid fishermanHe fishes in the river not far from his Lethbridge home and in the pond up the hill that's even closer.
June 04, 2020 19:23 UTC
This week, responding to an assertion that Nenshi's 2017 win represented Calgarians' endorsement of the Green Line project, Wilson tweeted: "No. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi called the tweet by W. Brett Wilson regarding his last election win was a cheap insult. "I posted a thoughtless and inflammatory tweet about the 2017 Calgary municipal election that upset Mayor Nenshi and many others," Wilson wrote. Speaking Thursday during a news conference, Nenshi brought up Wilson's comments when referencing the challenges of handling casual racism in the community. Wilson says he has many concerns about the Green Line, including rising cost-per-kilometre since it was proposed, its alignment and its ridership forecasts.
June 04, 2020 19:06 UTC
Nunavut RCMP say they will conduct a review of an attack against an Inuk man from Kinngait, Nunavut, who was allegedly assaulted while in police custody by another inmate following his violent arrest captured on video earlier this week. It shows a police officer using the door of an RCMP truck to knock the man over before he was arrested by five police officers. 'Viciously attacked'A court document obtained by CBC News reveals that after his arrest he was put in cells where he ended up being "viciously attacked" by another inmate. When the man in the video accidentally made contact with him, he was repeatedly punched and kicked. WATCH | RCMP officer uses pickup truck to take down manA video shared on social media appears to show the door of an RCMP pickup truck in Kinngait, Nunavut, strike a man before making an arrest.
June 04, 2020 18:48 UTC
“It’s really the worst thing they can do from the pandemic standpoint, because people are coming from disparate areas, crowding together, screaming,” Dr. John Swartzberg, a clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases and vaccinology at the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, told LiveScience. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, too, said several days and nights of demonstrations could accelerate the spread, and urged protesters to get tested. 1/4 When it comes to peaceful protest during #COVID19, virtual protest is the safest bet. Swartzberg told LiveScience this also applies to police officers; he said he noticed officers who weren’t wearing masks at protests, either. Since COVID-19 symptoms don’t appear right away, protesters are advised to monitor their temperature and watch for symptoms.
June 04, 2020 18:43 UTC
she told CBC's Ottawa Morning on Thursday. On Wednesday, an 81-year-old woman was chased and nipped while out for an early morning stroll on a residential street. Most of the attacks happened at night or in the early morning hours. Newspaper carrier George Bayne needed stitches and shots after a coyote attacked him in Riverside South last Saturday morning. On Wednesday, the City of Ottawa released data on coyote sightings over the past six years.
June 04, 2020 18:33 UTC
The United States is prepared to reassess its intelligence-sharing arrangement with Canada if Huawei is given the green light to take part in building Canada's 5G networks, a State Department spokesperson said today. Bell and Telus announced yesterday that they would not be working with Huawei as they pursue their 5G plans. "Huawei has operated in Canada for more than a decade without a single security incident related to our equipment. "We look forward to the Government of Canada making an evidence-based decision on Huawei's role in Canada's 5G rollout. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)That damage started ramping up in December of 2018, when Canada arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. extradition request.
June 04, 2020 18:31 UTC
Lower Mainland residents who want one final shop at an Army & Navy can do so Thursday at the New Westminster location. Army & Navy CEO and president Jacqui Cohen, pictured last May at the store's annual shoe sale, announced in May she would be closing the department store chain. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)According to the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, the Army & Navy location in the city was the oldest retailer in the Gastown neighbourhood. Customers flood an Army & Navy store during one of its famous spring shoe sales. (Army & Navy)Known for its discount goods and spring shoe sale, the company also employed hundreds of locals.
June 04, 2020 18:00 UTC
The Ottawa Senators Foundation is cutting ties with Capital Sports & Entertainment, the owner of the Senators hockey team, the charitable foundation said in a news release Thursday. Founded in 1998, the foundation raises money to support local charities and community programs that help children and youth across Ottawa. "For 22 years, the foundation has benefited immensely from its relationship with the Ottawa Senators," the statement said. "In the meantime, we thank the Ottawa Senators for 22 years of partnership and the generosity of people and business throughout the region for supporting the work of the foundation resulting in thousands of game-changing opportunities for kids." A 2018 analysis by Charity Intelligence Canada found that only 46 cents of every dollar donated to the Senators Foundation actually makes it to the recipients the organization supports.
June 04, 2020 17:48 UTC
The United States has 1,827,425 cases of the novel coronavirus and 106,202 related deaths, Redfield said in the testimony. "This is the greatest public health challenge we have faced in more than 100 years," he said. Redfield has been less visible in public than Anthony Fauci and the White House's coronavirus task force co-ordinator Deborah Birx. "I have states that are still collecting data on pen and pencil," the CDC director said. Redfield said that to date, WHO continues to be a close partner in public health efforts.
June 04, 2020 16:54 UTC
Nova Scotia RCMP have confirmed that all the firearms used by the gunman believed to have killed 22 people in the province in April were obtained illegally. The new information was shared during a news briefing on Thursday, the first update from Nova Scotia RCMP on its investigation into the mass killing in more than a month. Only one of the guns used in the attack was mentioned in a 2011 police bulletin about the gunman. Gunman Gabriel Wortman, 51, was dressed like an RCMP officer and was driving a replica RCMP vehicle for some of his rampage. He did not use the replica vehicle to pull over any of his victims who were in their cars at the time they were killed, Campbell said.
June 04, 2020 16:52 UTC
They are among a cluster of 15 active cases now in the Campbellton region, also known as Zone 5. Daniel Ouellette, 84, was one of 15 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the Campbellton region. She added most of the people self-isolating are in the Campbellton region, with "only a handful" elsewhere in the province. Starting Friday, indoor gatherings of up to 10 people in private homes will be permitted across the province, except for the Campbellton region. Higgs said he understands remaining in the orange phase of recovery is "frustrating" to those who live and work in the Campbellton region.
June 04, 2020 16:31 UTC
language school has been forced to shut down permanently because it simply doesn't have any students to teach. International travel restrictions due to COVID-19 means Inlingua Vancouver, which usually enrolls about 200 foreign students, no longer has enough paying pupils to stay afloat. Almost all of the students at Inlingua Vancouver were foreign nationals learning English as a second language (ESL), many of whom wished to return to their home countries while they still could. Global Village Vancouver, another ESL school in the city's downtown core, is also closing in June. Paula Jamieson, president and CEO of Global Village Victoria, which remains open, told CBC's On The Island she estimates up to 90 per cent of language schools could close because they can't make rent.
June 04, 2020 16:30 UTC
Isabelle Charest, the minister responsible for sports, is expected to announce a plan for the gradual resumption of team sports today. So far, the province has allowed non-contact sports, such as golf and singles tennis, to resume but team sports are still banned. Charest has been consulting with provincial umbrella sports organizations to prepare her plan, according to Radio-Canada. Some individual organizations, such as Baseball Québec and Hockey Québec, have already unveiled their plans for a return to play while respecting physical-distancing and other hygiene protocols. Activities such as swimming in open water, jogging, cycling, hiking, kayaking and canoeing are already permitted.
June 04, 2020 16:07 UTC
Could a secret society’s long-hidden diary hold the key to finding a treasure trove hidden by leading Nazi Heinrich Himmler? The gold and other treasures are reportedly concealed some 60 metres beneath surface level at the Hochberg Palace in Roztoka, in Poland’s south-east. The palace was once owned by the famed Hochberg family, and the treasure is speculated to lie at the bottom of an old well. The palace, The First News reports, had previously been referred to as a Nazi hiding site on the so-called Grundmann List. Now in Polish hands, the diary is said to outline a plan, made by the notorious Himmler, to conceal Nazi treasure as Germany lost the conflict.
June 04, 2020 16:07 UTC
Seniors facing higher costs for groceries, transportation and prescriptions due to COVID-19 can expect emergency aid payments of up to $500 in early July. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during his daily news conference in Ottawa Thursday that the payments would be distributed starting the week of July 6. The payments are to offset increases in the cost of living due to COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says seniors facing higher costs for groceries, transportation and prescriptions due to the pandemic can expect emergency aid payments of up to $500 in early July. "Even as we start to reopen parts of the economy, many seniors will have to stay home for longer to protect their health.
June 04, 2020 15:46 UTC