Monday July 14, 2014




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Video of rare double whale leap off Newfoundland Some Newfoundland whale watchers were treated Saturday to a rare "double breach" – when two humpbacks leapt from the water simultaneously. Whale guide Joe O'Brien says it's the first he has seen in 30 years in the business.




Business Forecast: Bank of Canada makes rate decision Traders will look to the inflation numbers from June this week as well as the Bank of Canada's latest rate-setting decision. Earnings figures are expected from companies including Google and Canadian Pacific Railway.




Stranded false killer whale calf rescued on Vancouver Island Staff at Vancouver Aquarium are caring for a sick, injured cetacean known as a false killer whale that was found stranded on a beach in Tofino, B.C. Veterinarian Martin Haulena says the mammal's chances of survival are slim.




Rob Ford, Cirque performers kick off Pan Am Games countdown Mayor Rob Ford tried his hand at field hockey and members of Cirque du Soleil performed as a huge countdown clock to the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games was unveiled in Toronto. The opening ceremony is set for July 10, 2015.




Sloth wastes no time picking Germany to win World Cup The Toronto Zoo's two-toed sloth has predicted Germany will win the World Cup. The slow-moving creature dubbed Bob was quick to grab a German flag over an Argentinian one ahead of Sunday's final match.




Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he's a 'spendaphobe' Rob Ford told reporters he's a "spendaphobe" when asked if he's homophobic after voting against an LGBT youth shelter. The Toronto mayor made the comment before meeting with the federal finance minister to renew a gas tax fund.




Mother of missing Calgary boy 'very hopeful' of a happy ending Hundreds of people attended a vigil Thursday for a missing Calgary boy and his grandparents. The mother of five-year-old Nathan O'Brien told the crowd the community's support is keeping her family strong.




Police investigate business angle in missing grandparents case As the search for a missing boy and his grandparents continues, Calgary police say they're looking into business dealings involving the family. Officers are also searching landfills and a property near Airdrie, Alberta.




Foreign worker changes hurt western provinces: Alberta premier Alberta's premier says changes to the federal temporary foreign workers program have been "detrimental" to western provinces, which need workers. Dave Hancock met with other western premiers at a conference in Iqaluit.




Raw Video: Ontario freight train derailment Crews are working to clear a CN Rail freight train that derailed near the eastern Ontario city of Brockville. No one was hurt when the 26-car train derailed.




Raw Video: Celebrating Nunavut Day in Iqaluit People in Iqaluit marked Nunavut Day on Wednesday with foods like whale and caribou, throat singing, and demonstrations of traditional Inuit life.




Former sex worker says she wasn't offended by MP's rape questions A former sex worker says a Tory MP's questions about a rape she experienced were "awkward" but adds she was not offended. Robert Goguen has taken heat for questions he asked Timea Nagy at hearings on a new prostitution bill.




Israel 'not escalating situation' in Gaza: John Baird The Harper government is expressing support for the current Israeli offensive in Gaza, which has killed dozens of people. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he wants to see Hamas rocket attacks on Israel stop.




Think ahead to avoid endangering pets in hot cars: Ontario SPCA The Ontario SPCA and Toronto Police are warning people not to leave their pets unattended in vehicles. An SPCA spokesman urges pet owners to plan their days to avoid a potentially dangerous situation.




Jim Flaherty would be happy with regulator progress: Joe Oliver Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have joined Ontario and British Columbia in an agreement to create a national securities regulator. Finance Minister Joe Oliver says his predecessor Jim Flaherty would be happy about the developments.




Police 'still optimistic' in case of missing boy & grandparents Calgary police say sightings of three missing people have been reported across the country, but a positive sighting has not been confirmed. Five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents have been missing since June 29.




B.C. lawyers walk out to protest lack of legal aid funding Legal aid lawyers donned black robes at a demonstration in Vancouver Monday, to protest the lack of funding for British Columbians who can't afford lawyers. The protesters have withdrawn their legal services for a month.




Calls for prostitution bill to be amended Manitoba's attorney general is asking the Tories to revise their new prostitution bill and remove a section criminalizing some acts of prostitution. Andrew Swan says the Manitoba government otherwise supports Bill C-36.




Peter MacKay defends proposed prostitution law at committee Peter MacKay says prostitution is "inherently dangerous" and the government aims to minimize it with a proposed law. The justice minister spoke at a hearing on a bill to replace the prostitution law struck down by the Supreme Court.




Calgary police bring in dog and boat for missing family search Investigators have shifted their search for five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents to a field and a slough on the outskirts of Airdrie, Alberta. Police brought in a dog and a motorboat to aid in the search.




Harper tours flood-threatened Manitoba to express 'solidarity' Stephen Harper took a helicopter tour Sunday of the southwestern Manitoba region threatened by floodwater pouring in from the west. The prime minister has promised there will be disaster assistance as there always is during an emergency.




Solemn crowds attend Lac-Megantic church service Crowds packed a church in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, to remember the 47 people who died when a train derailed one year ago. Gov.-Gen. David Johnston says he is struck by the "spirit of hope" in the town.




Business Forecast: Traders look to corporate earnings reports This week investors will be looking for reassurance about the strength of the U.S. economy from a series of corporate earnings reports.




Early morning march marks Lac-Megantic anniversary Over 1,000 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec marched alongside the railway tracks to mark the one-year anniversary of the town's train disaster. The walk followed a moment of silence at 1:15 a.m., the exact moment when the train derailed.




Search of Alberta property to continue in missing family case Police are expected to continue searching an acreage northeast of Calgary in connection with the disappearance of five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents. Police say the Amber Alert issued on Monday remains in effect.




Soldiers help prepare to fend off floodwater in Manitoba Hundreds of troops are helping prepare for flooding in southern Manitoba after the province declared a state of emergency. The soldiers are filling hundreds of thousands of sandbags to help fend off floodwater coming from the west.




Lac-Megantic honours victims of rail disaster one year later Commemorations have begun in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, to remember the 47 people who died in last year's train disaster. Townsfolk released butterflies and planted flowers as part of the ceremonies.




Storm knocks down trees and power lines in Maritimes Post-tropical storm Arthur hit the Maritimes with strong winds and torrential rains Saturday, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines. One resident describes the storm as "terrifying."




Pancakes and handshakes from Harper at Stampede breakfast Prime Minister Stephen Harper served up pancakes Saturday at the largest breakfast of this year's Calgary Stampede.




Calgary police: Violent incident in Amber Alert case Calgary police have confirmed a "violent crime" occurred in the disappearance of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents. Police say they remain hopeful of finding Nathan O'Brien and Alvin and Kathy Liknes alive.





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