A Winnipeg man setting out on a cross-country trek to raise money for cancer is hopeful fraud charges he's facing here in the city won't raise concerns for possible donors to his cause. Andrysiak, 23, has been attending various Winnipeg events since 2011 in his primate getup, including various cancer-awareness related events, he says. Kyle Andrysiak, 23, set out on a fundraising trek on the Trans-Canada Highway in a pink gorilla suit Saturday. He says he isn't concerned fraud charges he's facing in Winnipeg will deter donors. Andrysiak told CBC News he is innocent and isn't concerned the charges will affect his fundraising.
August 18, 2018 22:52 UTC
At 16, Kailynn Bursic-Panchuk is facing the biggest fight of her young life, after she sustained serious injuries in a collision with a train. Currently, she is receiving care at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital, where her condition is listed as critical but stable. Family friend Taryn Luterbach described Bursic-Panchuk as a thoughtful and mature young woman, and not one to get into trouble. Kailynn Bursic-Panchuk is currently in critical condition, while she receives care at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. "She's a tough girl," she said, adding she has every hope that Bursic-Panchuk will pull through and recover.
August 18, 2018 22:52 UTC
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met outside Berlin on Saturday for talks ranging from the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, to Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire. Standing beside Putin, Merkel said both countries — but especially Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council — have a responsibility to tackle these problems. Diplomatic dialoguePutin arrived in Germany on Saturday evening after a stop at an Austrian vineyard to attend Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl's wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. "We want to create new momentum in the Minsk [peace] process," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview to be published by Die Welt am Sonntag on Sunday. Maas said he had spoken with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin this week, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to visit Berlin again on Sept. 14 after a meeting with Merkel in the German capital last month.
August 18, 2018 22:41 UTC
Nancy Glendenning and her three boys stood on a Fredericton sidewalk in the pouring rain for more than an hour. State troopers from Maine drove five hours from Bangor to Fredericton to attend the parade and funeral. We had to come up to see them and support them," said Toral Nelson, State trooper from Maine. "It hits close to home because we are the bordering state and we just recently lost an officer," said Lauren Roddy, State trooper from Maine. "A lady came by and she said, 'God must have known we needed a sweet little soul here today.'"
August 18, 2018 21:56 UTC
This year's Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer has been cancelled due to poor air quality in Alberta. Nearly 1,900 riders started the two-day event Saturday morning, however deteriorating air quality due to smoke from wildfires in B.C. Riders arrive at a rest stop along the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer route on Saturday. Riders wait for transport back to Calgary after the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer was cancelled due to poor air quality. Olivier Bonne made it to the second rest area along the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer route on Saturday when he was stopped.
August 18, 2018 21:11 UTC
Kimberley, B.C., remains under an evacuation alert for a second day as the Meachen Creek wildfire burns to the west. Kimberley, B.C., is under evacuation alert due to nearby wildfires, and nearby St. Mary Lake is under an evacuation order. An evacuation alert sign is posted at the Kimberley Riverside Campground. "An evacuation alert doesn't mean we're in imminent danger, what it means is that you need to pack your emergency kit and pack for the next stage, should we get to that stage," he said. Resident Blaisse Shaw said she has her bags packed and ready to go in the case the evacuation alert becomes an order.
August 18, 2018 21:01 UTC
Directed by Scott Wentworth. Tickets at stratfordfestival.caThere’s a famous Alfred Hitchcock quote that advises, “Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders.” It came to mind during that pivotal moment in Shakespeare’s historical tragedy Julius Caesar, which opened at the Stratford Festival Thursday night. As Seana McKenna’s wreathed tyrant meets his fate surrounded by conspirators with daggers at the ready, director Scott Wentworth places Caesar’s final moments under a dramatic spotlight (lighting design by Louise Guinand), with red rose petals falling gently from above. This moment stands out in Wentworth’s production for several reasons. First, the whole play is enraptured with the tension between love and violence.
August 18, 2018 21:00 UTC
Sudanese-born British national Salih Khater was charged with two counts of attempted murder on Saturday and will appear in court on Monday after a car careened into people and a barrier at Britain's Houses of Parliament earlier this week, police said. Khater will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with the attempted murders of members of the public and of police officers, London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement. "Due to the methodology, iconic location and the alleged targeting of civilians and police officers, the CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] are treating this case as terrorism," it said.
August 18, 2018 20:48 UTC
Officials have identified a 12-year-old Canadian girl as the victim of a deadly boat accident in California. A report from the examiner's office says the boat was conducting "recreational manoeuvres" while dragging a tube carrying a passenger. Initial search for girl unsuccessfulThe San Diego Fire Department says the incident occurred around 6 p.m. on August 11 at the San Vicente Reservoir northeast of the city. Several media outlets report that Barakett was about to enter Grade 8 at a Catholic school in Waterloo, Ont. The medical examiner's report said that Barakett lived with her mother.
August 18, 2018 20:37 UTC
SaskPower says a faulty wire attached to a power meter box sparked a house fire in Regina on Friday. The fire started just before 5 p.m. CST at a house on Lloyd Crescent. SaskPower spokesperson Jordan Jackle said the preliminary investigation has shown that the fire was caused by a wire malfunction, but the fire didn't originate in the power meter, itself. In 2017, dry conditions caused ground shifting which contributed to copper wires being torn out of power boxes. Jackle said Friday's wire malfunction was not caused by ground shifting.
August 18, 2018 20:26 UTC
Josephine Kelly-Janes said she thinks the animal is about 12 or 13 metres long. (Submitted by Josephine Kelly-Janes)A dead whale has washed up on the rocks near in Greenspond, close to the small island's causeway. Josephine Kelly-Janes, who has a summer home on the island in Bonavista Bay, said she heard about the whale on Saturday morning and drove down to have a look. Josephine Kelly-Janes said she thinks it'd take a 'mighty wind' to free the whale carcass from the rocks. (Submitted by Josephine Kelly-Janes)Arthur Jarrett, a former fishermen who lives in Greenspond, said a whale carcass was spotted drifting in the water on Friday, about 1.5 kilometres offshore.
August 18, 2018 20:26 UTC
Rain did little to deter Fredericton residents from paying respects to the slain officers. According to the city of Fredericton 1,500 first responders from jurisdictions all over the country marched behind the hearses of the two officers. (Kayla Hounsell/CBC)Sandy Adshade, the manager of Mary Brown's, a restaurant located on the procession route, said she and her employees lined up to pay their respects. Signs written with messages of thanks and the slogan "Fredericton Strong" were common along the procession route. (Mike Heenan/CBC)According to the city of Fredericton 1,500 first responders from Newfoundland to British Columbia marched behind the hearses carrying the slain officers.
August 18, 2018 20:15 UTC
Nigel Farage, the right-winger who helped lead the successful ‘leave’ campaign in 2016, wrote in the Daily Telegraph that he would join a cross-country bus tour by the group Leave Means Leave to oppose May’s plan. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage announced Saturday that he was returning to political campaigning in a bid to derail British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for future ties with the EU. Opponents of Brexit say that, even if the EU accepts May’s plan — which appears unlikely — it would still erect barriers between Britain and the EU, its biggest trading partner. This week Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics put the chances of getting a Brexit deal at 50-50, a figure echoed by other EU leaders. “But if they can’t and we end up in this position, then we have to reopen the question of whether we go forward with Brexit at all.
August 18, 2018 20:02 UTC
Five people were in a Cessna 206 that went down at Little Doctor Lake at 6:35 p.m. MT. PREVIOUS STORY | 3 dead after plane crash near Fort Simpson, N.W.T., 2 survivors treatedThe territory's Health and Social Services department told CBC News on Friday that the women were taken to the Fort Simpson Health Centre on Thursday evening, but weren't hurt. The plane that crashed at Little Doctor Lake in the N.W.T. The plane took off from Fort Simpson and had been on the adventure for four to five hours before the plane went down. The cause of the plane crash remains unclear.
August 18, 2018 19:41 UTC
Officers received the call around 12:10 p.m. in the area of Ellesmere Rd. N.Toronto police say they are searching for a suspect allegedly responsible for a Scarborough carjacking that unfolded in broad daylight on Saturday. They say a woman in her 30s was standing near her car when she was approached by a man who demanded she give him her keys. The suspect is described as an 18-year-old black man with a short Afro. At the time of the incident, police said he was wearing a white baseball cap with black lettering.
August 18, 2018 19:41 UTC