Friday, Nov 30


Families show debris, ask search for Malaysia jet to resume


Families of people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared four years ago have presented five pieces of possible plane debris to the government and asked it to resume the search for the missing jet.

French premier to meet with protesters amid anger over taxes


French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will meet with some protesters' representatives on Friday in an effort to calm tensions over rising taxes, a first since the movement started two weeks ago.

Ukraine bars entry to Russian males, upping ante in conflict


Ukrainian officials on Friday barred Russian males between the ages of 16 and 60 from travelling to the country in the latest escalation of tensions between the neighbours.

Admitted to taking down endangered trees: Lake Louise ski resort to be sentenced


A judge is to sentence a world-renowned Alberta ski resort today for cutting down endangered trees five years ago. The Lake Louise resort in Banff National Park pleaded guilty last December to taking down a stand of trees, including some…

'Uber for snow removal:' New app inspired by Winnipeg's winter weather


OnTheStep founder Buhle Mwanza spent months developing an on-demand snow clearing app, which connects homeowners with shovellers -- called steppers -- to get their driveways and walkways cleared.

Harper's approval needed to release some files requested in Norman case


Former prime minister Stephen Harper could be dragged into the criminal case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, as the suspended military officer's lawyers seek access to thousands of secret government documents.

SIU, OPP investigating shooting that sent Niagara officer to hospital

Two separate investigations are underway into an altercation between two Niagara regional police officers that sent one to hospital in critical condition. The Special Investigations Unit says the two officers were investigating a prior…


Ukraine closes border to all Russian males between 16 and 60

Ukrainian officials on Friday barred Russian males between the ages of 16 and 60 from travelling to the country in the latest escalation of tensions between the neighbours.

113 inmates escape from Indonesian prison during prayer time

More than 100 inmates escaped from a prison in western Indonesia after overpowering a guard during prayer time, police said Friday. The break occurred at the Lambaro penitentiary when all 720 inmates were let out of their cells to take…


Police confirm south-end shooting


Ottawa Police have confirmed a shooting in the city’s south end Thursday night

Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science


Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity to fend off a variety of disorders.

Manafort lawyers head to court as Mueller probe picks up

Paul Manafort's attorneys head to court Friday at a time of frenetic activity in the special counsel's Russia investigation as prosecutors obtained a guilty plea from President Donald Trump's longtime fixer and appear to be lining up…


California floods recede after storms in wildfire burn areas

Swift water teams used boats to make rescues at three California homes and officials told people in about 100 vehicles to stay in place. The rain receded late Thursday afternoon, leaving a mess of sticky mud and debris with downed trees…

Trump barrels into G-20 summit after nixing Putin meeting

President Trump kicks off two days of diplomacy at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina on Friday after his abrupt decision to cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin overshadowed the proceedings before they even started.

Warnings grow over unsanitary conditions in Tijuana shelter

Aid workers expressed concerns Thursday about unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and…

Court hearing in New Jersey mansion fire slayings

A New Jersey man charged with killing his brother and the brother's wife and two children will make a court appearance Friday morning.

Measles cases rise 30 percent worldwide: UN


Measles cases worldwide jumped more than 30 percent last year compared to 2016, with increases recorded in wealthy European countries like Germany where vaccination coverage has historically been high, the UN said Thursday.

Ancient Irish sport of hurling wins UNESCO heritage status


The Irish sport of hurling -- often described as "the fastest game on grass" -- was granted UNESCO special status on Thursday, adding it to the register of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity". "I am delighted that hurling has…


Two-vehicle collision on 142 Street


Part of 142 Street was closed Thursday evening after a two-vehicle collision that left several light standards damaged.

'Avengers' director says Evans' Cap days may not be over

Chris Evans suggested his run as Captain America is done. The filmmakers currently controlling the Avengers' fates say he shouldn't shelve the shield just yet.

Asia shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit this weekend.

51 pilot whales die in another mass stranding in New Zealand


Fifty-one pilot whales died Friday in another mass stranding in New Zealand, less than a week after 145 pilot whales and nine pygmy killer whales perished in two other, unrelated strandings.


Arrest made after daylong police investigation


A man was taken into police custody hours after police arrived in a Kitchener neighbourhood.

Province announces revenue-sharing program with Edmonton, Calgary


In a move that has been called more predictable and sustainable, Alberta has reached an agreement to give funding to Edmonton and Calgary in amounts proportional to provincial revenue.

Fire breaks out at southwest home


Members of the Calgary Fire Department are on the scene of a house fire in the southwest neighbourhood of Richmond.

Crews extinguish house fire in southwest community of Richmond


Members of the Calgary Fire Department doused a fire at a home in the southwest neighbourhood of Richmond.

Bernier makes pitch for People’s Party in Saskatoon


Maxime Bernier is making his pitch to voters in Saskatoon for his new People’s Party of Canada.


How a Canadian doctor is fighting HIV-AIDS in one of the hardest-hit countries

A Canadian doctor has made it her life’s mission to help eradicate HIV-AIDS in a small African nation where nearly one-in-four adults have the disease.