Canada is among three Western nations that will accept hundreds of volunteer emergency workers that Israeli forces plucked from Syria under the cover of darkness in a dramatic international rescue, CBC News has learned. Several hundred people — volunteers and their families — belonging to the rescue organization known as the White Helmets were extracted late Saturday from the…
Fish jerky is an acquired taste. Think of it as a piece of leather that's been left to soak in a bait bucket.  "We're going to refine the recipe a little bit more," says Mike Mitchell, the man behind El Diablito fish jerky. Mitchell, 30, is hoping to turn devil fish, an environmental plague in Mexico, into a tasty snack…
The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighbouring countries' residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone and transport links and the end to one of Africa's most bitter feuds. But the fledgling peace is raising new questions for Eritrea's diaspora, tens of thousands who…
Ryan Straschnitzki was back on the ice Friday, for the first time since the tragic bus crash that changed his life. Straschnitzki and his father Tom both played sledge hockey for the first time Friday in Okotoks, Alta., where they were given a tutorial by Team Canada's Chris Cederstrand. For Ryan — who wore his Humboldt Broncos gear — the day was…
French tightrope artist Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga impressed hundreds of Parisians on Saturday with a performance that featured a walk on a rope 35 metres above the ground in the city's hilly Montmartre district. Bongonga, 34, walked on a wire suspended by a crane at the base of the hill's steps towards the Sacré Coeur basilica, accompanied by a chamber orchestra and…
Police believe a man involved in an ongoing standoff with officers at a Los Angeles supermarket shot his grandmother and girlfriend before firing at officers during a pursuit, then crashing outside the supermarket and running inside the store. Officer Mike Lopez, a police spokesperson, said the man had fled from the scene after the Saturday afternoon shooting…
A picture of a smiling Prince George was released by the Royal Family on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth's great grandson, who is third in line to the throne, prepares to celebrate his fifth birthday. George, the oldest of Prince William and Kate's three children, was photographed in the garden of his home in Clarence House, downtown London, after the christening of…
Aeroplan wants to be more than your rewards program; it also aims to serve as your travel agent. The program announced its ambitious plans this week, which include offering charter flights to sun destinations, opportunities to book travel with cash while earning points, and the ability to transfer miles to other loyalty programs. Most of the changes won't…
A well-known, outspoken veterans advocate is suing a federal cabinet minister for defamation, CBC News has learned. Sean Bruyea of Ottawa filed the action against Veterans Minister Seamus O'Regan in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on May 11, copies of which were recently released. The suit, which asks for $25,000 in damages, stems from a…
Opinions varied on what Doug Ford might do when he gathered with other premiers at this week's Council of the Federation in Saint Andrew's, N.B. Would the new Ontario premier want to make a big splash? Or hang back at his first summer premiers' meeting, listening and strategizing? Ontario premiers have traditionally played a consensus-building, conciliatory role on…
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