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GAZA - Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far. At least 100 Palestinians were killed Tuesday. That pushed the overall death toll since the conflict began on July 8 to at least 1,156. Israel has reported 53 soldiers and 3 civilians killed. (AP)
TRIPOLI - At least 30 people were killed overnight and Tuesday morning in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi during heavy clashes involving war planes and rockets between government special forces and Islamist fighters. (Reuters)
XINJIANG - A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday. (AP)
PREVIOUS: Xinjiang conflict
China citizens fighting for IS
-Islamist militants in Iraq celebrated Eid by releasing a video showing scenes of them carrying out genocide. The slickly produced footage shows prisoners being rounded up and summarily executed, suicide bombers boasting before blowing up buildings and Iraqis being gunned down in drive-by shootings. (Daily Mail)
MORE: IS weapons
OTTAWA - The federal government's National Research Council was forced to shut down its computers to stop cyberattacks from China. Sources told CTV that Chinese hackers had been trying to get into NRC computers for the past month. (CTV)
BEIJING - China regulators opened an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp., seizing computers and documents from offices in four cities amid escalating tensions with US technology companies. China stepped up the pressure on US companies after American prosecutors indicted 5 Chinese military officers in May for allegedly stealing corporate secrets. Microsoft, Google Inc. and Apple Inc. have since been criticized by state media for allegedly cooperating with a US spying program. (Bloomberg)
BEIJING - There was little doubt that the top echelons of Chinese leadership were after Zhou Yongkang, once one of the country's most powerful men. On Tuesday night, the investigation against him was made formal by Chinese state media in a brief but high-profile update that said he is being placed 'under investigation for suspected serious disciplinary violation,' a routinely-used term of art for corruption. (Globe & Mail)
OTTAWA - The Conservative government is launching more flexible options for aboriginal treaty talks after setbacks to its ambitious resource development plans. The announcement signals Ottawa's desire to give its stagnant BC treaty process a boost by negotiating smaller, incremental treaties where possible and signing deals with aboriginal groups outside the formal treaty process. (Globe & Mail)
OTTAWA - Under the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, First Nations leaders have 120 days after the first quarter to make public their audited financial statements for the last fiscal year, including the salaries and expenses of their chiefs and councillors. As of Monday night, on the eve of the deadline, the government confirmed that 20 First Nations out of more than 600 had their financial statements posted on the government's web site. (CBC)
$10 design .pdf
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada
had claimed that its new plastic $10 bank notes included an image of
majestic Mount Edith Cavell, a prominent peak in the Canadian Rockies south
of Jasper, AB. Hitesh Doshi
contacted the Bank of Canada by email last November, shortly after the new
$10 notes were released, to say something was amiss. He kept getting the
runaround until last week.
That's when the central bank quietly changed its website, removing Mount
Edith Cavell and several other peaks from its official description of the
back of the $10 bank note, replacing them with some other peaks.
NAPLES - Mariano Bottari, 75, was shot dead as he was returning home after doing his grocery shopping in the small town of Portici, 8 miles from Naples. He is the 30th innocent victim to have been killed by mistake by Naples' notoriously violent Camorra in the past 25 years and his murder has provoked fresh debate about the power of the mafia and need for greater security on the streets. (Telegraph UK)
SASEBO - The Japanese high school girl who was arrested on Sunday has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media. National news agency Kyodo quoted police sources as saying the girl had admitted she 'wanted to kill someone' and dismember a body. The body of Aiwa Matsuo, 15, was found in the suspect's home early on Sunday morning, after she failed to return home and her parents called the police. (BBC)
KIEV - A Ukrainian security spokesman says data from the recovered flight data recorders shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed due to a massive, explosive loss of pressure after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel. (AP)
HAGUE - An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay more than $50B to the former majority shareholders of now defunct oil company Yukos, ruling that the state engaged in a ruthless campaign to destroy what was once the country's biggest oil producer. (CP)
JOLO - About 50 Abu Sayyaf gunmen opened fire on two vehicles in the remote town of Talipao on Jolo island, killing 21 people and wounding 11 others. Jolo is one of the Abu Sayyaf's main strongholds, where militants are able to hide with relatives in the remote jungles of the mainly Muslim populated island. (AFP)
MORE: Death toll rises to 23
GUJRANWALA - A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and 2 of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. The dead, including a 7-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis. (Rakyat Post)
TARIMBARO - More than
30 police officers have been arrested in Mexico for alleged organized crime
ties and possible involvement in the killing of fellow cops.
Those detained include a former top public safety chief from the town
of Tarimbaro, an ex-commander of the same unit and 18 more active duty
agents. A second operation
netted 12 municipal police officers in
TAMPA - Alex Gonzalez-Arango, 39, of Buenaventura, Colombia, was sentenced to 19 years and 7 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute. Gonzalez-Arango was a manager/supervisor of a drug trafficking organization operating out of Colombia and Venezuela. In that role, during July and September 2011, he helped to organize and execute multi-ton shipments of cocaine via two different self-propelled semi-submersible vessels. (LAHT)
MONROVIA - The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation's border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region. (Reuters)
NEW YORK - Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia have been accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US. The plaintiff alleges the banks, which set the price of silver each day, abused their position in the market. The lawsuit follows similar filings in the gold price-fixing market. (BBC)
RELATED: Bailout fund rigging
WASHINGTON - The average major Pentagon acquisition comes in at 40% over budget, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office. (Bloomberg)
REPORT: Acquisitions testimony .pdf
OTTAWA - Spending on
Information Services staff among the core federal departments is projected
to reach almost $263M this year - and that doesn't include communications
gatekeepers within the RCMP, Canada Revenue Agency or independent tribunals.
The number of communications staffers has declined since its height
of 3,824 (at a cost of $281M) in 2010.
'When you compare the payroll of unelected federal spin doctors at
$262M to payroll at the House of Commons - all our elected MPs and all their
staff - at $329M, the costs are seriously out of line,' Greg Thomas, federal
director of the
Taxpayers Federation said. (QMI)
OTTAWA - The Conservatives'
latest budget, tabled in February, pledged up to $8.1M over 5 years starting
in 2016-2017 to create a DNA-based national missing persons index (MPI).
(Globe & Mail)
ASUBPEESCHOSEEWAGONG - Water around the Grassy Narrows First Nation near Kenora, ON, has been contaminated with mercury since a local paper mill dumped an estimated 10 tonnes of neurotoxins into the system between 1962 and 1970. Grassy Narrows says it has now obtained a report commissioned by the Mercury Disability Board in 2009, but never publicly released, that found the government played down the scope of mercury poisoning and failed to provide adequate treatment for those affected. (CP)
MORE: ON pledges better help
PHILADELPHIA - Police say 2 suspects are still on the loose after a carjacking crash killed 3 children. Police have identified the victims as Keiearra Williams, 15, Thomas Reed, 10, and Terrence Moore, 7. The children's mother, Keisha Williams, 34, remains in critical condition at Temple Hospital. (CBS)
SAN PAULO - At least 5
people were shot and killed Saturday and another was wounded by gunmen at a
bar in the Brazilian city of Carapicuiba, in the Sao Paulo metropolitan
area. The shooting occurred
around 3:30am at a bar in the Parque Ariston neighborhood, where the masked
killers broke in and opened fire indiscriminately.
WINDSOR - The cost of beef is up 17%. A US drought last year and a shortage of pork today have increased the demand for - and cost of - beef. The average price of beef is 17% higher than last year but some cuts, such as brisket, have risen by 65%. (CBC)
CALGARY - The
National Energy Board has ordered
Enbridge Inc. to stop
work along its
Line 3 oil pipeline in Manitoba after an inspection earlier this month
revealed numerous environmental and safety concerns.
OTTAWA - CRA says a special political-activities audit of charities was designed to be balanced across the political spectrum rather than focus on groups with particular leanings. The tax collector is responding to public allegations that it's being used by the Harper government to target charities that are outspoken critics of the Conservative Party. (Globe & Mail)
LONDON - An investigation has begun into the use of taxpayer-funded grants by the charity set up to lead David Cameron's Big Society initiative. The Charity Commission was examining whether funding for a childhood obesity project was used to pay the debts of a linked company, the Independent reported on Saturday. News of the investigation comes days after a public spending watchdog issued a critical report about how National Lottery and government funds were handed over to and used by the BSN. (Guardian UK)
MORE: Misuse allegations
RELATED: Help for Heroes faces jail
MONTREAL - Who can say for certain what triggers a person to choose a life of crime? In some the seed may be poverty; in others, psychological distress. For others still, a taste of the good life - carefree wealth and influence - is the high that feeds an addiction to breaking laws. In the case of Jimmy Cournoyer, the 34-year-old Montreal man nicknamed the King of Pot, it may have been all of these things and more. (Toronto Star)
GOSSI - French soldiers have secured a black box from the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that went down in a desolate region of restive northern Mali. At least 116 people - including 5 Canadians - were killed. (AP)
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WASHINGTON - Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing". Edits from computers using the IP address belonging to the House of Representatives have been banned before, following similar acts of vandalism. (BBC)
PREVIOUS: Tracking anonymous Wiki edits
FLORENCE STATE PRISON - Arizona has halted executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer on Wednesday. Joseph Wood's execution came as US death penalty states have increasing trouble obtaining the drugs used in capital punishment, amid a European export ban. (BBC)
of Joseph Wood
LONDON - The majority of
music competitions are corrupt, Julian Lloyd Webber has said, as he warned
that judges often collude to ensure victory for their preferred candidates.
The internationally renowned cellist said it was an open secret among
professional musicians that talent is not the deciding factor in most
OTTAWA - Canada's prison population is now at its highest level ever, even though the crime rate has been decreasing over the past 2 decades. 10 years ago, the number of inmates in federal prisons was close to 12,000. It's now more than 15,000. These are just some of the statistics expected to be examined, when the annual report of Correctional Investigator of Canada Howard Sapers is tabled in Parliament. (CBC)
TORONTO - A report by Frank Iacobucci, a former Supreme Court of Canada justice, into the use of lethal force by Toronto police has made 84 sweeping recommendations which, if implemented, would mean far more training and support for officers dealing with those in crisis. (CP)
REPORT: Police encounters with people in crisis .pdf
BRAMPTON - Mohamed Hersi, the first Canadian convicted of attempting to fight with a terrorist group abroad, was given the maximum sentence of 10 years Thursday morning in a Brampton courtroom. (Toronto Star)
MORE: 'Terror tourist' gets 10 years Stopping 'terror tourism
MONTREAL - Since the Charbonneau Commission began its state-mandated inquiry
into the construction industry in 2012, complaints brought to the
Quebec Order of
Engineers have increased by 500%.
Toward the end of 2013 the Order hired
GJB, a firm staffed
with former RCMP and SQ detectives who specialize in financial crimes.
NEW YORK - Cops have identified suspects in the mysterious flag-swapping infiltration at the Brooklyn Bridge in which trespassers slipped past anti-terror patrols and planted white banners at the top of the towers. Elite investigators were yanked from homicide, counterterrorism, intel and transit to hunt down the infiltrators, who went unnoticed as they climbed atop the bridge's 276-foot towers on Tuesday. (NY Post)
- Police officers are on the scene of what has been termed 'a suspicious death'.
Police detectives and forensics investigators
have been at the scene of an urgent medical call that was dispatched earlier on
Monday evening in an older neighbourhood, south of Commercial Ave and West of
CALGARY - A 16-year-old boy is facing second-degree murder charges in connection to the death of a woman at a home in the Radisson Heights/Albert Park area on Saturday. Police were called to a home in the 2800-block of 14 Ave SE by a neighbour for a check on welfare. A woman in her 40s was found dead in the home and police determined her death to be suspicious. Police say the victim and accused are known to each other and that the homicide was not random. The name of the victim is also being withheld to ensure the identity of the accused is not compromised. (CTV)
EDMONTON - Police report a man has turned himself in to police and has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Kerry McGill, 41, July 8 in the area of 105th St and 99th Ave. Aaron Mullins, 28, turned himself in to EPS Homicide Unit detectives on Monday. (Beacon)
CHERRYVILLE - The man killed in a cow attack on a BC farm on Canada Day has been identified by the BC Coroners Service as Allen Donald Powder, 49. He was working on a farm in Cherryville, BC, the morning of July 1. According to a statement released by the coroner, Powder and another farm worker were moving cattle from one corral to another when the cow attacked. (CBC)
PREVIOUS: Man killed by horned cow
German killed by herd of cows
RED DEER - Police say they have hampered efforts by a BC drug trafficking gang known as the Red Scorpions to expand into central and southern Alberta. Search warrants were executed last week in Airdrie, Red Deer and Calgary, leading to the arrest of one gang member and 3 associate members. (CBC)
VANCOUVER - A gang associate wounded in a SE
Vancouver shooting on Sunday night was out on bail in a manslaughter case when
he was targeted.
The man hurt near East 63rd Ave and Knight St
just before 9pm Sunday is Chien Khac (Tim) Le, 28.
Le was charged in October for the Aug. 16,
2013, stabbing death of teenager The Vinh Nguyen outside a sushi restaurant on
Kingsway near Slocan.
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's acting ombudsman has identified several shortcomings in the way the province dealt with the case of a child who died after authorities were alerted to concerns about their well-being. Christine Delisle-Brennan issued a report Tuesday that says there were problems with vague standards and poor communications. (CTV)
REPORT: CDR final report July 2014 .pdf
EDMONTON - Without fanfare, the province approved a 7% pay hike for deputy ministers and other political appointees, including those in the premier's office, a year and a half early. (CTV)
VANCOUVER - Former GO Transit CEO Gary McNeil has been called in to evaluate SkyTrain's service after the transit system ground to a halt twice in just four days earlier this month. His final report and recommendations are slated for release in late October. TransLink has confirmed that McNeil will earn about $1,200 a day while he conducts his investigation. (CTV)
WINNIPEG - A man is reportedly dead following a suspicious fire in a downtown apartment tower that police are said to be investigating as a homicide. Police maintained a visible presence Sunday at the Holiday Tower, 160 Hargrave St. (Winnipeg Free Press)
- An 11-year-old boy is dead after he was struck by a vehicle early Saturday
night while riding a bicycle on Highway 3 near the Muskoday Bridge.
The boy was with a group of children who were
riding their bikes on the side of the highway when the vehicle hit him around
He was seriously injured and was rushed to Victoria
Hospital in Prince Albert. The boy later died in hospital. RCMP arrested a
51-year-old man at the scene of the crash for impaired driving causing death and
dangerous driving causing death.
LONDON, ON - Police
examine whether the car that reversed Friday into a Costco store, killing a
6-year-old girl and injuring others, was mechanically sound.
Addison Hall died, and her pregnant mother
and young sister were injured when the car crashed through the store's entryway.
NANAIMO - Michael Weir and Gerald Thom had been friends for 28 years. Both loved to fly and last year built an amphibious plane together on Salt Spring Island. They were in that plane on Saturday night when it crashed shortly after takeoff at the Cottonwood Golf Course in Nanaimo. Both men died in the crash. (Global)
OSHAWA - Alan Smith has been acquitted of murder in the 1974 killing of Beverly Smith. Last month, Justice Bruce Glass threw out all the evidence gathered in an elaborate, nearly year-long undercover operation by Durham Regional Police that elicited two widely varying confessions by Smith, who was a neighbour of Beverly Smith (no relation) at the time of her death. The Crown conceded in Oshawa court Monday that there was not sufficient evidence to proceed with a reasonable chance of conviction. (Toronto Star)
ALEXIS CREEK - Police are on the hunt for several suspects who fired shots at RCMP officers in Alexis Creek early Sunday morning. No officers were harmed, but more Mounties have been sent into the remote community. (Vancouver Province)
MORE: Mounties fired upon
MONTREAL - A war of words has broken out over a fired cocaine-using locomotive engineer. Canadian Pacific chief executive Hunter Harrison lashed out when CP was ordered this month to reinstate the engineer even though an arbitrator confirmed the employee had 'consumed cocaine at a time and of a quantity which could impact his work performance.' (Montreal Gazette)
TORONTO - A Toronto man has been charged after police say an online post urged people to throw food at Mayor Rob Ford during a party in a city park. It's alleged the author of the post offered free beer to anyone who threw eggs or tomatoes at Ford. (CP)
VANCOUVER - A lot of time and money goes into producing an effective police dog. What money can't buy is the bond that develops between the police officer and the canine member. Typically after a work day, the dog goes home with the handler - and the animal becomes a part of the family right through retirement. (Vancouver Province)
CALGARY - Police now believe the 18-year-old pulled from a retention pond in the NE was murdered. Colton Crowshoe was last seen leaving a party in Abbeydale with friends in the early morning hours of July 4th. His family reported him missing when he didn't come home. Initially, police did not believe there was any foul play. On Thursday afternoon, Crowshoe's body was found in a pond just off Stoney Trail and 16 Ave NE. (CTV)
MORE: Family speaks out
SASKATOON - When police officers set up an elaborate undercover sting targeting a Calgary murder suspect, they ended up ensnaring a cold-blooded killer who carried out his first murder in Saskatoon. After two juries in two cities delivered guilty verdicts this year, Neil Lee Yakimchuk is serving two life sentences for first-degree murder. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)
Part 2: Confession
HALIFAX - After a four-month review, Quebec police have confirmed the death of a blind woman in Halifax was accidental. However, they are also criticizing Halifax police for the way the investigation was handled. Holly Bartlett was discovered unconscious under the McKay Bridge in Halifax early on March 27, 2010, and died in hospital the following day. (CTV)
MONTREAL - The dispute over Quebec's proposed pension reform legislation took a new twist overnight Friday when more than 100 Montreal officers simultaneously called in sick. (CBC)
VANCOUVER - About 200 people showed up on East
Hastings Street for the start of Saturday's citywide housing march to Vancouver
Organized by the Vancouver Area Network of
Drug Users, the protest began across the street from Insite, Canada's only legal
Long-time housing activist Jean Swanson told
the crowd that they needed to send a message to the city to stop the
of the Downtown Eastside.
Dennis Leonard Cardinal
COLD LAKE - A 28-year-old man from Cold Lake has been charged with second-degree murder and indignity to a body. Tyler Lionel John Arsenault is accused of killing Dennis Leonard Cardinalk 44. Cardinal went missing from his hometown of Cold Lake back on Feb. 1, 2011. (CHED)
VANCOUVER - A senior was stabbed to death near the Front Room Drop In Centre Friday. At about 6:30am, Donald Williams Deweyn, 63, was fatally stabbed outside the building in the 10600-block of 135A St. (Surrey Leader)
- One person is dead and another is in critical condition after the vehicle they
were in was struck by a pickup truck being chased by police near Mont Laurier.
The incident happened at around 8:30pm
Police say the driver of the truck refused to
stop for police, who then gave chase.
The speeding truck struck an oncoming vehicle
near the intersection of Highways 17 and 309.
The 3 people in the truck are in police
SAINT JEAN SUR RICHELIEU - Christian Fontaine, 20,
fled in his car after police attempted to pull him over for speeding and driving
with his lights off at around midnight.
St. Jean police followed in hot pursuit but
the young man eventually lost control and crashed into a tree in front of a
church in St. Blaise sur Richelieu.
Fortin's car exploded and was totally
destroyed. He was declared dead in hospital soon after.
Doreen Chaikowsky Adam Langan
WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man is promising to 'learn from my mistakes and become a better person' after a drunken high-speed collision that killed a 71-year-old grandmother. Adam Langan previously pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving causing death for a Aug. 24, 2013, pile-up that claimed the life of Doreen Chaikowsky. Langan was drunk and high on cocaine, racing in the curb lane during rush hour when his pick-up truck t-boned Chaikowsky's vehicle. (QMI)
TORONTO - A Toronto-area businessman who runs a payday loan and foreign exchange business - and is the son of a man named as a powerful Mafia boss in Ontario - has been arrested in what police call an ongoing fraud investigation. Carlo DeMaria, 39, faces 10 charges, including fabricating evidence, identity theft, laundering the proceeds of crime and possession of property obtained by crime. Mr. DeMaria is the owner of the Cash House and is the son of Vincenzo 'Jimmy' DeMaria, who is currently imprisoned for an alleged breach of lifetime parole after a murder conviction in 1981. (National Post)
TORONTO- A 25-year-old Canadian man has been charged after he allegedly made 'direct threats' to the safety of a flight to Panama City this morning, resulting in the plane returning to Toronto for an emergency landing. Flight 772 turned around after 45 minutes in the air for the emergency landing at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. It was escorted by two US F-16 military jets. Ali Shahi, a Canadian citizen, has been charged. (CBC)
VICTORIA - The provincial Ministry of Justice announced Friday that it had lowered the minimum price for servings of beer and cider over 50 ounces, dropping the price of a standard 60-ounce pitcher from $15 to $12. The ministry says the move is 'to better meet the expectations of British Columbians,' and comes on the heels of consumer and industry complaints that the province's new happy hour rules actually made it more expensive. (CTV)
Lorie Maureen Bearbull
WINNIPEG - Police have arrested and charged a suspect in the case of Lorie Maureen Bearbull who was fatally stabbed July 18. On July 24, Naomi Ross, 20, was arrested and charged with second degree murder due to her alleged involvement. Police identified the victim as Lorie Maureen Bearbull, 37. (CTV)
MORE: Woman charged
SEDONA - A teenager from Germany and a teenager from
Canada were among 4 people who died in a N Arizona plane crash.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
identified them Thursday as Johanna Naber, 18, of Shellbrook, SK, and Sabrina
Giebelen, 19, of Krefeld, Germany.
Also killed were Jonathan McGeary, 22, and
Levi Wallace, 23, both of the US.
SUDBURY - A drunk driver who killed a passenger and injured a cop when he crashed into a police cruiser was sentenced Thursday to 4 years in prison. Lance Solomon pleaded guilty in March to impaired driving causing death. Solomon, who has never had a driver's licence, borrowed his grandmother's car without her permission on May 2, 2012. Wesley Bob, 65, a passenger in the car Solomon was driving, was killed. (QMI)
VANCOUVER - A civilian contractor for the RCMP who struck and killed a pedestrian last year will not be charged, despite the fact he didn't stop after the accident. RCMP said an 8-month investigation could not find any evidence of criminal behaviour on the part of the driver. Andrew Leduc, 37, died after being struck by a semi-truck while he was crossing the Langley Bypass around 3am on Aug. 7, 2013. (CTV)
VANCOUVER - The man accused in a tragic hit-and-run that killed Port Coquitlam teenager Annie Leung last year says he remembers what happened in detail. CTV News tracked down 73-year-old Irwin Richard Franz Thursday afternoon, shortly after the RCMP announced he's been charged with failing to stop at the scene of a fatal accident. (CTV)
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EDMONTON - Police have laid charges against a man
who was driving the car that is believed to have struck and injured an elderly
woman, who died later in hospital.
Police said Bradley Nordell, 42, is facing
charges of careless driving, and failing to yield to a pedestrian in a marked
MONTREAL - Hells Angels biker Sylvain Tetreault, 48,
one of a handful of suspects on the lam since a massive bust in 2009, has been
arrested in Bois des Filion as part of the SharQc Operation.
MONTREAL - Quebec's police ethics committee has
sanctioned 3 Montreal police officers in connection to their behaviour in a 2005
sister of media-mogul-turned-politician
Pierre Karl Peladeau.
Nearly 9 years after the fact, the tribunal
deemed the behavior of officers Roberto Sforza, Mike Mezzacappa and Lo Dico
'derogatory' in reference to the violent arrest of Peladeau and Eric Kennedy.
CALGARY - The bill to repair Calgary's crumbling
City Hall and municipal building continues to rise - it now tops $144M.
A council committee today directed
administration to prioritize the repairs so it can discuss this fall where to
start on a growing problem.
MKO - Manitoba Keeewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief David Harper is about to face a non-confidence vote on his leadership after rejecting a request from his organization's member chiefs that he step aside until the completion of a forensic audit. Harper, who is facing serious allegations of financial mismanagement, said he paid back the money he used from MKO on personal expenses and was confident a review of the books would absolve him of an improprieties. (APTN)
Anyone who vomits in a taxicab in BC could now be charged a $75 clean up fee,
along with the cost of the trip. (CBC)
STEINBACH - A dry community in southern Manitoba has discovered it's actually wet. Officials with the Rural Municipality of Hanover have never allowed liquor to be sold and were preparing to hold a referendum this fall on whether to allow booze. Researchers were surprised to find out liquor was never officially banned in the first place. (CP)
Rachel & Sophie
TORONTO - Sarah Augustine allegedly stabbed her daughters, Rachel, 5, and Sophie, 2-and-a-half months, dozens of times each on September 16, 2010. Immediately following the alleged crimes, the distraught mother tried unsuccessfully to end her own life. Augustine was charged with 2 counts of murder, but was never tried. Despite the gravity of her alleged crimes, her trial in Dominica was discontinued after the government said it didn't have the expertise to deal with her psychiatric issues. She was handed over to her brother in Canada. Dennis says in early 2012 his sister returned to Canada with no monitoring and no record here of the alleged crime in Dominica. (CityNews)
2 children murdered
- The death of a little girl from the Peguis First Nation is being investigated
as a homicide.
RCMP said they were contacted by Percy E.
Moore Hospital in Hodgson after a 21-month-old girl was transported to hospital
via ambulance in medical distress around 3pm on July 17, 2014.
The girl died from injuries later that day in
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