• Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action over Canada 150 post

    A Dalhousie University student is facing disciplinary action over a post she made to Facebook in the summer about Canada 150 celebrations. Masuma Khan said she was given the option to undergo counselling and write a reflective essay after the Halifax-based school conducted an investigation into a complaint about her online comments, but she says she refused. "It was really offensive, to be honest, for the university to tell me that they're going to teach me how to talk about racism in a more collaborative way, when racism is very harsh … there's no nice way to talk about it," the 22-year-old Muslim woman said.

  • 'Get out of my way': Nurse recounts frantic efforts in Edmonton dental office to revive little girl

    Alerted to a medical emergency at the dental office next door, registered nurse Chelsea Moriartey grabbed a crash cart and ran to help. Dr. William Mather was holding a mask over the girl's mouth. The final witness called by tribunal counsel at the dental college hearing into Mather's alleged professional misconduct, Moriartey, who is also a CPR instructor, said she instantly realized the other nurse was using the wrong technique.

  • Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

    A witness to the deadly rampage inside a Maryland granite company said Thursday that the suspect, Radee Prince, had gathered a small group of his co-workers together by saying "come with me, I want to say something to everybody." Without another word, he opened fire. The witness, a man who worked at the countertop making company for a year and a half, said when Prince arrived on Wednesday morning he responded to a polite greeting with harsh language describing Advanced Granite Solutions and its workers. The employee said Prince had approached him a month ago and angrily accused him of gossiping.

  • B.C. woman plagued by bedbugs on airplane not surprising, says expert

    A British Columbia woman plagued by bedbugs on a nine-hour flight to London is a victim of the explosive growth in the critters globally, but travellers shouldn't worry they'll become a common feature on planes, says an entomologist. Heather Szilagyi was on a British Airways flight with her seven-year-old daughter and fiancee Eric Neilson on Oct. 10 when she said they noticed what appeared to be bedbugs crawling out of the seat in front of them. After landing, Szilagyi discovered they were covered in bites.

  • Alabama inmate defiant before execution for killing officer

    The convicted killer of a police officer used his final moments before being put to death to curse at the state of Alabama, raising his middle fingers in defiance at the start of a lethal injection his lawyers described as inhumanely painful. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, was executed Thursday for the 1997 slaying of Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon. McNabb shot Gordon five times as the officer sat in his patrol car after arriving at a traffic accident McNabb caused while fleeing a bail bondsman.

  • What kind of engagement ring will Prince Harry give to Meghan Markle?

    Engagement rumours surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reached fever pitch this week, following reports that the Suits actress has been introduced to the Queen. The couple are expected to make the big announcement by the end of the year, which has led many excited royal watchers to ask, what will Meghan's ring look like? "I wouldn't put money on it but my prediction would be more of a single solitaire ring with one larger stone.

  • Bear Cubs 'Invade' Connecticut Yard to Play on Swing Set

    A group of bear cubs “invaded” a backyard in East Granby, Connecticut, not for the residents’ money but their swing set. This video shows four cubs playing with swings, while a young girl can be heard saying “hey that’s my swing!” Credit: Tim Conklin via Storyful