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Hamilton to unveil the Pier 8 Promenade Park winning design

The winning design will be announced Friday morning for Promenade Park at Pier 8 on Hamilton's waterfront.

Vancouver paramedic flies to Mexico following deadly earthquake to assist in relief efforts

"He got whatever supplies he could get his hands on and got on the first plane he could find for Mexico."

Fraser Valley homelessness jumps to its highest mark on record amid surging home prices

"You want to help as many people as you can, but you have to be realistic with the division of responsibility and the funding."

Horse rider with MS says Air Canada de-planed her, then misplaced her crutches

"I would rather have flown FedEx with a horse."

Dutch Second World War survivor visits Kingston to give back to Canadians that helped

A Dutch woman visited Kingston this week to bestow a personal piece of history to the Military Communications & Electronics Museum.

Montreal transit authority refuses to show Grand Ballets' poster on transit network

Montreal's transit authority won't show posters of the Grands Ballet Canadiens production of Stabat Mater.

IN PHOTOS: Spitfire plane shot down in 1944 restored and flying once again

A Royal Canadian Air Force Spitfire plane that was shot down during the Second World War is flying once again.

NORAD commander calls for modernization amid North Korea tensions

He said the time has come to evolve for the future as NORAD approaches its 60th anniversary.

Province restores $20M to U of S College of Medicine

The provincial government announced Thursday, they will restore $20 million in funding to the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for 2017-18.

Family of former Calgarian kidnapped, murdered in the Philippines demands answers from federal government

Former Calgarian Robert Hall and fellow Canadian John Ridsdel were kidnapped in the middle of the night by extremists in the Philippines. The pair was held captive for months then ruthlessly murdered.

Saskatchewan farmers and small businesses protest proposed tax changes

On Thursday, more than 150 demonstrators swarmed into downtown Saskatoon protesting proposed tax changes by the federal government.

Body recovered from St. Lawrence River near CFB Kingston identified as missing soldier

On Sept. 13, police divers recovered a man's body from the St. Lawrence River, near the base, and have now confirmed it's that of the married father of two.

'Hunger games of parenting': Parents call for more help for students with autism

While the province injects millions into class caps and pre-primary programming, parents of students with autism say their children are being left behind.

London to light up blue and white for International Day of Peace

Western University's Prachir Pasricha reached out to cities across Canada to light up buildings and monuments in honour of the United Nations endorsed day.

Cuban community bands together to help those affected by hurricane in Cuba

The Cuban community in Kingston has banded together to help those affected by hurricane Irma in their homeland of Cuba.

Judge to rule on former cab driver charged with sexually assaulting passenger

The Crown alleges Houssen Milad kissed a female passenger on top of her head while driving her home to Armdale in June 2016.

Nova Scotia to kick off fall legislative sitting with throne speech

Premier Stephen McNeil is signalling his government will move cautiously on the legislation as it prepares its agenda for the legislative sitting.

Tax reform: It might not be much, but business owners and doctors can get federal mat leave benefits

All self-employed Canadians – including physicians and business owners – can opt into EI benefits to gain access to EI special benefits' if they so choose.

Mayor Tory wants special constable status for Toronto's new traffic wardens

Section 134 of Ontario's Highway Traffic Act only authorizes police officers to direct traffic and close highways.

Update: Police locate missing Burlington man with dementia

Bahadur Sanghera, 74, was last seen on foot in the area of Cumberland Avenue and Fairview Street and has a distinctive long, black and gray beard.

US not expected to budge on labour mobility as NAFTA talks enter next round of negotiations

No progress is expected in the third round of negotiations, which start this weekend in Ottawa.

Canada-EU trade enters new era as CETA comes into force

Known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, the deal clears barriers to trade for Canada's largest trading partner after the United States.

Vancouver cops catch distracted driver twice in 8 minutes, issue $736 in fines

"Cell Phone $0... Rental Car $79... Getting caught by #VPD #distracteddriving TWICE within 8min & 6 blocks=EXPENSIVE"

West Kelowna neighbourhoods warned of bears

Neighbourhoods like Talus Ridge and Shannon Lake may inadvertently be offering the buffet these bruins are looking for.

Hong Kong woman wants her ex out of B.C. home. The problem? His name, on the title: lawsuit

She put the house in his name to avoid the foreign buyers' tax. But now she claims he won't leave.

40 modular housing units. 600 more coming. Still not enough for Vancouver's homeless: critics

"We already have 2,138 homeless people, so it's not enough."

Infrastructure funding should be easier to access, move, provinces and territories say

Provincial and territorial governments are asking the federal Liberals to loosen the strings tied to billions in upcoming infrastructure spending, including more relaxed spending requirements if it means too much of a hit to their budgets.

Air Canada open to ultra-low-cost air fares to compete in changing market

But they won't make concrete plans until other ultra-low-cost airlines get started and are successful.

Jean Fortier challenges Denis Coderre for Montreal mayoralty

Jean Fortier is a former city Executive Committee Chairman, who served under Pierre bourque and will be running with coalition Montreal.

Kingston City council votes to close municipal golf course

After more than 40 years, Kingston's Belle Park Fairways has seen its final round of golf played. Council voted 12-1 to shut down the municipal golf course, after years of failed efforts to boost membership and revenues. “There were different efforts and marketing around the golf ...

Animals reported poisoned in Montreal borough of Verdun in past ten days

Local animal ambulance service Animex tells Global News they have dealt with five animals being poisoned in the past ten days.

Pedestrian collision in Saskatoon's Mount Royal neighbourhood

Emergency crews are on the scene of a pedestrian collision in the Mount Royal neighbourhood.

Volkswagen Canada offices in Ontario searched in ongoing emissions scandal probe

The ministry charged Volkswagen AG with one count under the province's Environmental Protection Act last week.

Montreal police issue arrest warrant for man in connection to Pointe-Saint-Charles homicide

Montreal police have named a suspect in connection to the city's 17th homicide of the year.

Langham vote will decide future policing in the community

Residents of Langham will decide if they want a community police force or continue to use the RCMP.

Lindsay's Ross Memorial Hospital launches campaign in effort to reduce violence in ER

The Ross Memorial Hospital is launching an in-house anti-violence campaign following two altercations in the emergency room this past weekend.

Human remains discovered on Gagetown Island, N.B. by boater

RCMP say there is no indication of foul play in the death at this time.

Man struck by train in Saskatoon

Man suffers leg injury after being struck by a train in Saskatoon.

Construction of new Roseneath emergency services base underway

Construction of a new emergency services base for Roseneath, Ont., officially got underway Tuesday.

Courier ordered to pay damages after stallion sperm shipment loses its potency

The ruling says the claimant tried to use the stallion sperm after it arrived, but "the sperm had lost its potency" and the mare didn't become pregnant.

Ontario plans harsher penalties for careless drivers who hurt or kill

Ontario plans a much harsher approach to careless drivers who kill or hurt people, provincial transport minister Steven Del Duca is set to announce Wednesday in Toronto.

United Way kicks off 2017 campaign with Harvest Lunch at Budweiser Gardens

About 2,500 people usually attend the event that mixes a tasty meal with philanthropy.

Firefighters put out 3-alarm blaze at apartment building in Cabbagetown

Officials said one person had to be rescued by ladder and another resident was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

Body found in burned car in Saint-Laurent

A body was found in a burned car in Saint-Laurent late Tuesday night.

Justin Trudeau accepts global citizenship award from Atlantic Council think tank

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his so-called progressive trade agenda to the United States on Tuesday

Jonathan Drouin makes a hefty donation to Montreal's CHUM hospital

Hockey player Jonathan Drouin is donating $500,000 over 10 years to Montreal's new CHUM hospital.

Psychologist says Leflar killer was 'flat' while recapping murder

More details about the youth who stood by and watched as his friend Skylar Prockner murdered Hannah Leflar were revealed in court on Tuesday.

Moose Jaw seeing a spike in cases of whooping cough

The Five Hills Health Region has reported a spike in cases of whooping cough this year; a highly contagious respiratory infection that primarily affects children.

Infill housing dispute highlights questions needing answers in bylaw review

Atkinson Street resident Angela Ell says a new infill property does not fit with the character of the World War Two era homes that surround it.

Meet the New Brunswick family that got stuck in a Moncton UPS store overnight

Two people, one of whom was a four-year-old boy, spent nearly three hours locked in a UPS store in Moncton, N.B. before a UPS managers, RCMP officers and locksmith were able to get them out.