B.C. woman donates kidney to a stranger in Winnipeg

British ColumbiaPrince George, B.C., lawyer Carolynne Burkholder-James is one of only a handful of British Columbians willing to donate their kidneys anonymously each year to a stranger waiting for one.Carolynne Burkholder-James’s kidney was removed in December, and immediately shipped to ManitobaWinston Szeto · CBC News · Posted: Jan 29, 2023 11:00 AM EST | Last…Continue Reading

Sask. woman gives birth on floor of a townhouse after being sent away from hospital

A Stockholm, Sask., couple says they will be skeptical about taking their three children to Yorkton Regional Hospital after being turned away shortly before the birth of their now-one-month-old child.Tara Luce, 28, says she started experiencing irregular contractions on Dec. 20 around 8 a.m. CST. It was a very cold day, with the mercury was lingering around –40 C.She and her…Continue Reading

Woman shot dead in Coquitlam, B.C., had a protection order against ex-husband

British ColumbiaWomen’s advocates in B.C. are calling for more police action to support victims of domestic violence after the shooting death of a Coquitlam woman who had a protection order against her ex-husband.Stephanie Forster’s suspected killer, ex-husband Gianluigi Derossi, died of self-inflicted injuriesCBC News · Posted: Dec 16, 2022 8:16 PM PT | Last Updated:…Continue Reading

This woman can’t physically leave her basement. Calgary’s rental market gives her few options

On most days, Terry Goss is trapped inside her basement suite because she can’t make it up the stairs.A car accident 24 years ago, paired with back surgery that went sideways, left her with limited mobility.She has good days, when the handrail is enough to get out. But on bad days, she can’t check the…Continue Reading

The Woman King, Black Ice and Hollywood’s changing depiction of Black history

Viola Davis didn’t approach The Woman King like just another film.The Oscar winner took on the role of Nanisca, a general of the true-to-life all-women Agojie warriors, while also producing the film alongside her husband. But as it followed a little-known story in an African kingdom — fronted by a cast of nearly all-Black actors…Continue Reading

Woman mistakenly declared dead by Service Canada for almost a year demands answers

At first, Teresa Shum and her husband, Mark, thought the situation was funny. The Markham, Ont., couple received a notice in February from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that one of Mark’s tax credits was declined due to his marital status being changed to widower.”We were really taken by surprise,” Shum said. “I was like ‘I’m not…Continue Reading

The Woman King, The Whale, Women Talking: Our top 10 most anticipated TIFF titles

The Toronto International Film Festival opens Thursday — its first fully in-person iteration since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.And while that means TIFF is as close to business-as-usual as it has been in years, there are a number of films and trends that stick out.Here, CBC News has compiled 10 of the buzziest, most…Continue Reading

U.S. sending Sask. woman, accused of faking her own death, back to Canada to face criminal charges

A Saskatoon woman who has said she was the victim of domestic abuse is to be returned to Canada after being arrested in Oregon for allegedly using false identification to cross the border with her seven-year-old son.Judge Stacie F. Beckerman of the U.S. district court in Oregon ordered that Dawn Marie Walker, 48, be returned to…Continue Reading

72-year-old woman got stabbed by 100-pound sailfish in Florida. Check details

SynopsisThe septuagenarian woman informed the officials that she was standing near the center console when she got stabbed in the groin by the sailfish. Sailfish is one of the fastest fish species in water and can swim faster than 50 mph.AgenciesIn a bizarre incident, a sailfish weighed 100-pound leaped out of water and stabbed a…Continue Reading