Former Winnipegger says his ‘bionic’ leg almost like the real thing

Former Winnipegger, Paul Tolaini, travelled to Australia for a pioneering surgery which implanted a titanium leg into his shin bone. The procedure is reported to have improved the quality of life for amputees. [Read entire story]

Support for Earth Hour dramatically down in British Columbia

If the answer is no, you're not alone. BC Hydro says British Columbians saved just 15 megawatt hours of electricity by turning off their lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. last night. [Read entire story]

Fred Kuhnle

Fred 'Fritz' Kuhnle, 94, of Menominee, MI., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Luther Home. [Read entire story]

Aussie man turns in bag with possible severed penis to cops

A man alledgedly walked into Toukley Poilce Station in New South Wales, Australia, with a severed penis in a bag. He said his neighbor's dog found it in Watagans National Park. [Read entire story]

House price metrics headed to new highs: Barclays

House prices relative to income are close to historic highs in Australia, and it's not just Sydneysiders stretching their finances to get into the property market, according to a report from Barclays. The UK-based bank [Read entire story]

Planning your first trip to Sydney

Australia's largest city is also the jumping-off point for exploring Australia, and the city with the most inbound flights from North America. Here are some essential tips to plan and enjoy your visit. [Read entire story]

6 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers

Some heart attack risk factors are common knowledge. The average person knows, for example, that obesity, diabetes and hypertension can lead to an increased risk. [Read entire story]

Bribery probe launched into Sydney construction firm with links to terrorists

Australia's second ever foreign bribery investigation has been launched into a Sydney-based construction company with links to some of Australia's most notorious terrorists. After a series of raids in Sydney last week, [Read entire story]

Ticket Down Slashes AC/DC …

Ticket Down is a reputable source for cheap http:// AC/DC tickets at Ford Field in Detroit. This legendary band recently announced their 2015 North American tour dates for their long awaited Rock or Bust tour. [Read entire story]

Oz cops `stop imminent terror attack’

Two men were charged in Australia yesterday after police thwarted an "imminent" terror attack, seizing an Islamic State flag, a machete and an Arabic-language video detailing the alleged plot during a raid in Sydney. New [Read entire story]

Study: Australia’s mammals going extinct at alarming rate due to wild cats and foxes

In this undated photo provided by the Department of the Environment, a feral cat catches and eats a crimson rosella bird at an unknown location in Australia. Researchers have found that much of the Australian species' [Read entire story]

Byron Bay surfer whose bum was mauled by shark drove himself to hospital

Jabez Reitman, 35, thought he'd confronted a dolphin but was actually bitten by a 2-to-3-metre shark off the coast of Byron Bay, 500 miles north of Sydney, Australia. 'I just freaked out,' Jabez said. [Read entire story]

Australian Luxury Travel on the Rise in 2015

In anticipation of increasing North American tourists to Australia in 2015, Qantas Vacations has launched tours with some of the finest high end vacations across Australia. North American visitors to Australia increased [Read entire story]

Low-income fringe homeowners still doing it tough

Mortgage delinquencies have dropped across the nation over the past year, but lower-income earners on the fringe suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are still doing it tough, a new report shows. Ratings agency [Read entire story]

What state’s cops can learn from Sydney

UP to 400 Australians are now estimated to be either fighting for Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East or actively supporting their cause here at home. IT became the status quo, but the era of shrinking [Read entire story]

Master craftsman: Beau Hannam makes guitars & ukuleles in Grand Junction

Each piece Beau Hannam makes takes about a month to produce. Hannam inserts many artistic features into his guitars and ukuleles. [Read entire story]

Pentagon’s Top Policy Official Praises U.S.-Australia Alliance

The long history of the U.S.-Australia alliance has been a linchpin of stability around the world, the Defense Department's top policy official said here today. Christine E. Wormuth, under secretary of defense for [Read entire story]

Global Live Earth climate concert to rock Sydney

A Live Earth music event to demand action on climate change will be held in June across seven continents, including Australia and Antarctica, former US vice-president Al Gore says. Seven concerts will be held in cities [Read entire story]

Readers recommend: Going BlueBananas over electric bike tour

A group of BlueBananas riders stand astride their Gocycle electric bikes in front of Walsh Bay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia. A group of BlueBananas riders stand astride their Gocycle electric bikes [Read entire story]

Ronald van Weezel has been appointed General Manager at Hilton Sydney, Australia

Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Ronald van Weezel as general manager of Hilton Sydney. He will be responsible for the entire operation of the 579-room flagship hotel in Sydney and will report to [Read entire story]

Duo pairs up to offer a Vintage experience

The popular eatery the Wild Mushroom may have moved to Fort Worth but Chef Jerrett Joslin hasn't forgotten his foodie fan base. The 44-year-old culinary wizard will be at it again beginning next week when he and partner [Read entire story]

Sydney siege victims should be compensated: NSW a-G

The Federal Government should grant the same compensation to victims of terrorist events on home soil as it does to those caught up in incidents overseas, New South Wales Attorney-General Brad Hazzard says. Mr Hazzard [Read entire story]

Permanent memorial to honour Sydney siege victims and heroes

A permanent memorial to honour the victims and heroes of last month's Martin Place siege will be built in Sydney, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says. Mr Baird said the memorial would honour the victims, hostages, [Read entire story]

Adam Garcia Engaged

The Coyote Ugly star popped the question to his British partner Natalia Chubin during a Christmas break with family in Sydney, Australia. He tells Australia's New Idea magazine that he got down on one knee in a park [Read entire story]

Joey Bada$$ charged with assault

Rapper Joey Bada$$ has been changed with assault after allegedly punching a security guard at the Falls Festival at Byron Bay. The incident happened at around 8:30pm last Friday evening when the rapper was about to go on [Read entire story]

Animal Spirits Stir as Loans at Six-Year High: Australia Credit

Commuters walk past 1 Martin Place in the central business district in Sydney, Australia. [Read entire story]

Sam Smith goes shirtless as he hits the beach for a swim in Sydney

Officers ignore Commissioner Bratton's plea and turn their backs AGAIN on de Blasio at funeral for slain Brooklyn cop Wenjian Liu 'I will miss Stuart Scott': Obama leads the tributes to ESPN anchor, 49, who coined [Read entire story]

Sam Smith and His New Boyfriend are Lovers on Holiday in Boatload of Instagram Pics: PHOTOS

British singer Sam Smith, who was coy about his new relationship in an interview last month in which he confirmed that he was dating an extra from his "Like I Can" music video , spent the holidays with his special guy, a [Read entire story]

It’s the CKCA hour

It's the CKCA hour on Table for Two: Naomi chats with the director Jesse Blonder, as well as Chef Instructor Avrum Wiseman and 2 graduates who have gone on to have successful careers in the food industry. Dini Klein from [Read entire story]

Filtering indoor air with plants

Do you miss the smell of fresh air in your home during these winter days when it's too cold to open the windows? Or do you wish the windows in your office building could be opened from time to time? If you miss the smell [Read entire story]

Victorian drivers in state of confusion

UPDATED 10AM: At least 12 homes have been destroyed and more than 11,500ha burnt by the huge blaze raging in the Adelaide Hills. Easing conditions have given firefighters some relief but the fire is still burning freely [Read entire story]

Antrim brother sobs at Sydney court hearing

An Antrim man who allegedly left his brother in a critical condition after punching him once during an argument in Australia has been remanded in custody. Barry Lyttle , from Belfast, sobbed during a court appearance in [Read entire story]

Thousands flee homes as wildfires rage across southern Australia

Six homes were destroyed by the fires in South Australia and Victoria states, officials said, though no serious injuries have been reported. A family evacuate their suburban Golden Grove home as bushfires spread across [Read entire story]

Australia dumps violent killer in NZ

Julius Graff was jailed for 23 years in 1998 for a string of violent attacks, including the murder of taxi driver Youssef Chmeis in Sydney. His rampage left two other men with permanent brain damage and severely [Read entire story]