A man who ran across Canada to raise funds for children's charities after suffering from a severe childhood illness has returned home.
A British adventurer attacked and robbed on New Year's Eve while attempting a charity run across Canada has got his belongings back.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford enjoyed a respite from recent controversies as he danced to Bob Marley's One Love.
"Pursue any dream you have and make a difference in the world," is the inspirational message from charity runner Jamie McDonald in a new video obtained by Channel 5 News.
The 27-year-old Briton completed a cross-Canada journey dressed as a superhero.
A man who ran across Canada to raise funds for children's health charities has spoken to Daybreak about his experiences.
Former tennis teacher Jamie McDonald has "sacrificed my foot", which has been left mis-shapen after the repeated runs, to complete the mission but admitted he still had "a fun run" to do before reaching his goal.
A British man who completed a run across Canada said this was "the finish, but certainly not the end".
Jamie McDonald tweeted a picture of his hand in the Pacific Ocean to show he had completed the run.
Mr McDonald took up the challenge after suffering from a debilitating immune deficiency and potentially fatal spinal condition syringomyelia as a child, and spent the first nine years of his life in and out of children's hospitals.
Jamie has permanently injured and distorted his foot. He will be having a homecoming celebration on 13 February in his home town of Gloucester.
A British man who completed a 5,000 mile run across Canada said he had "a real mix of emotions" about completing his epic fundraising quest.
Jamie McDonald ran the equivalent of more than 200 marathons in 275 days but could not believe he had finished:
– Jamie McDonald
I just can't believe it's over.
I have worked for so long and given this run everything I have, physically and mentally, that to finally dip my hand into the Pacific Ocean eleven months and more than 200 marathons after doing the same thing in the Atlantic Ocean is just incredible.
I feel a real mix of emotions. I'm ecstatic that I have finished.
And, of course, I'm sad that it's over as it's been such a big part of my life and I'm uncertain about what happens next.
Even though I had no support team, I felt like Canada was right behind me, every step of the way.
A man from Gloucester who ran across Canada to raise £150,000 for charity said it was "hard to imagine" a friendlier country.
Jamie McDonald, 27, became the first person to complete the 5,000 mile journey without a support team as he crossed the finish line in Vancover.
However, he had been forced to sleep by the side of the road, and rely on strangers' generosity during the gruelling challenge.
A difficult point in the mammoth challenge had been when he had been assaulted and robbed of his "man bag" in the ski resort of Banff in Alberta on New Year's Eve.
However, he put out an appeal of social media and had his bag, "priceless" footage of his run and wallet returned the next day.
He told reporters: "Thinking about all the people that have helped me along the way, whether it was offering a bed, or handing me a coffee, it brings a tear to my eye. It's hard to imagine running in a more friendlier, supportive and hospitable country."
Smoking in cars that are carrying children has already been banned in some states of Canada, Australia and the US and the whole of South Africa.
Canada's Cancer Advisory Coalition claims the states' bans on smoking in cars have reduced children's exposure to second-hand smoke by 33%.
Police say 32 people died or are presumed dead following a fire at a retirement home in Quebec. The fire at Residence du Havre in L'Isle Verte happened on Thursday. du Havre
In a letter to the Canadian newspaper, a spokesman for A.G. Barr said the Canada-specific drink, which doesn't contain banned colouring Ponceau 4R, comes in a specially labelled bottle that the company has been exporting to the country for more than 15 years.
That was of little consolation to Newcastle native Nigel Westwick, who was unable to buy the Scottish favourite from a British food shop in Saskatoon, central Canada, after owner Tony Badger found a selection of the products he buys from the UK unexpectedly seized by customs.
"I couldn't understand the insanity of stopping it coming into Canada, to be honest," Westwick said. "For a country that allows one to buy firearms, guns, bullets, stopping a soft drink suitable for all ages seems a little ludicrous."
Canada has reportedly banned the importing of British foods including Marmite and Irn Bru because of the additives they contain.
Tony Badger, who owns a British foods shop in Saskatoon in central Canada, said he had lost $20,000 (Canadian) - over £10,000 - when his shipments from the UK were seized.
“My understanding was we were importing legally," he told the local CKOM news outlet. "We’ve been declaring it through a customs broker and we’ve never had an issue until now.”
Irn Bru contains the Ponceau 4R food colouring, while Marmite, Lucozade, Penguin Bars and Bovril are all "enriched with vitamins and minerals" unacceptable to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, according to a letter from the body to Mr Badger.