Death doula hopes London opts for green burials

A London woman trained as a death doula is hoping cemeteries in the city will make room for green burials.

Monday, November 12, 2018: John Irving, Lennon Stella and more

Today on q: The World According to Garp author John Irving, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, actor and musician Lennon Stella.

Canada still hopes to secure comprehensive free-trade deal with China

Canada is still hoping to secure a comprehensive trade deal with China despite suggestions last week it was instead aiming for sector-by-sector agreements.

Concerns raised over future of subsidized housing for Indigenous people

A non-profit group in Sudbury is worried about the future of affordable housing for Indigenous residents.

Pit bull bites 4-year-old girl in face

A four-year-old girl in Gatineau, Que., was taken to hospital after she was bitten in the face by a pit bull, police say.

Rogue snow blowing inspired Kingston to create good neighbour guidelines

Kingston residents fed-up with neighbours who rake leaves onto their lawns or hold smoky outdoor fires now have a new way to politely let them know they should knock it off. After a motion passed in council, Kingston city staff plan to write good neighbour guidelines covering classic conflict points like snow and leaves.

Church's surviving bell tolls 100 times to mark armistice centenary

Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta had two bells until the end of the First World War, when excited parishioners clanged one so hard during armistice celebrations that it cracked.

Parrot shelter's future up in the air

The owner of a shelter for parrots in Smiths Falls, Ont., has been given 60 days to decide on the future of the rescue, which violates residential zoning rules.

Police investigating after body found near Porcupine Mall in Timmins

An investigation is underway after a deceased woman was found near the Porcupine Mall in Timmins.

Pick up a book and pedal as more Montreal libraries get bicycle desks

Library visitors across Montreal can now pedal while they read — exercising their bodies and their minds at the same time. A total of 57 bicycle desks, a mix of adult-sized and kid-sized, are being distributed to 45 municipal libraries across the city's boroughs.

Montreal to get 153 new Azur Metro cars in deal with Bombardier-Alstom consortium

The Bombardier-Alstom consortium will supply 153 additional Azur cars for Montreal's Metro for a total of 17 nine-car trains. This news comes just days after Bombardier announced it would be cutting 5,000 jobs, including about 2,500 in Quebec.
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California wildfires could become 'explosive' due to windy conditions

The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires in both Northern and Southern California reached at least 31 on Sunday evening and appeared likely to rise as fierce winds fanned the raging flames.

Woman, 37, charged with stunt driving in Haldimand County: OPP

OPP say they caught a 37-year-old going more than double the posted 50km/h in Cayuga, Ont. Saturday night.

NDP says families waiting for 2,000 new long-term care beds in eastern GTA

Ontario's NDP is calling on the province to add 2,000 long-term beds to Scarborough, Whitby and Oshawa, saying families there are struggling to find care for their loved ones.

Doorbell camera captures car slamming into house

Irvin Quevedo's doorbell camera recorded the moment a car crashed into his home at around 2:15 a.m. on November 11.

NHL's 1st black player, Willie O'Ree, gets Hall of Fame call

Willie O'Ree, the NHL's first black player, will be among tonight's Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. Commissioner Gary Bettman, goalie Martin Brodeur and forwards Martin St. Louis, Jayna Hefford and Alexander Yakushev are the others.

Dozens of celebrities among California wildfire evacuees

Celebrities like Gerard Butler and Lady Gaga whose coastal homes have been damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire or were forced to flee from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less-famous people hurt worse by the state's deadly blazes. They also expressed their gratitude to firefighters who kept them safe.

These families uncovered long-lost relatives, thanks to modern science

From an uncanny resemblance to the neighbour's child, to a father only described as 'tall and French Canadian' families tell CBC Ottawa their increasingly common stories of finding long lost half-siblings through genealogy searches.

Empowering women with some tools of the trade

Meet the Wakefield, Que., contractor known as Wanda Wommin, whose super power is teaching women and girls how to make and fix things on their own.

100 years later, Belgian town celebrates Canadian liberators

Mons, Belgium, was the last town to be recaptured from the Germans before the end of the First World War. The Montreal regiment that was there in 1918 returned Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary.

Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow Florida recount

Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state.

THE MAN WHO BEAT MONSANTO | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

DeWayne “Lee” Johnson has become the first to take Monsanto to court, and win. After he was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, he started looking for answers as to what may have caused it. He felt betrayed when he found studies linking glyphosate--the main ingredient in the Monsanto weed-killer he used at work--to cancer.

Michelle Obama memoir is Oprah's new book club pick

Michelle Obama's Becoming, already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey.

2nd-degree murder charges laid in Port Coquitlam killing

Elwood Poorman is accused of murdering Jonathon Shingoose on Nov. 4.

Vancouver Island project using old bread to make beer

In an effort to reduce landfill waste — and also brew a tasty beverage — a Vancouver Island project is using old bread to make beer. Cowichan brewery creates a pale ale with landfill-destined bread.