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MOSUL - Iraqi military leaders have ordered a pause in their push to recapture west Mosul from IS as international outrage mounted over a series of airstrikes that killed at least 150 people in one district of the embattled city alone. Civil defence workers say they have pulled more than 140 bodies from the ruins of 2 buildings and believe that dozens more remain under the rubble of another, a large home with a once cavernous basement in which up to 100 people had hidden last Friday morning. (Guardian UK)
MONTREAL - A Montreal mosque is facing a police complaint and rebukes from the larger Muslim community after a video of an imam delivering a sermon in which he asks for Jews to be killed surfaced online. The sermon took place at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque on Dec 23, 2016. The imam in the video is Jordanian cleric Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr - he was reportedly an invited guest of the mosque. (CBC)
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AUSCHWITZ - A group of naked demonstrators have been arrested after cops found them chained to a gate on the site of former Nazi death camp Auschwitz - after allegedly killing a sheep. (Mirror UK)
TORONTO - Toronto Hydro Corp is spending public
money on consultants, including Bay Street lawyers, to help it keep a
secret - how much public money it has spent on consultants.
HALIFAX - A 14-year-old Nova Scotia boy has
been charged with sharing child pornography on Facebook.
RCMP officers arrested the young teen at home in Kingston, N.S.,
on Thursday after Facebook informed them that the image had been shared.
Jeremy Mardis Stafford Greenhouse
MARKSVILLE - A jury convicted Derrick Stafford, 33, a former Marksville deputy marshal of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter. Stafford had been charged in the shooting, which came after Christopher Few, 26, led deputies on a two-mile chase through the town just after 9pm on Nov. 3, 2015. Stafford and another officer, Norris Greenhouse Jr, fired a total of 18 rounds killing Jeremy Mardis, Few's 6-year-old son, who sat buckled in the front seat. (Baton Rouge Advocate)
MEXICO CITY - The murder of a Chihuahua-based
correspondent marks the 3rd killing of a journalist in Mexico this
month, a wave of targeted violence for which organized crime may be
responsible that also reflects more general trends of rising insecurity.
OTTAWA - Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail pending an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a judgment that clarifies the grounds for granting release to people who challenge a finding of guilt. (CP)
2017 SCC 17
OTTAWA - 2 people who wanted to sue medical personnel and police officers who they say aggravated their injuries after car accidents have been turned away by the Supreme Court of Canada. (PostMedia)
2017 SCC 18
KAMLOOPS - A UBC law professor has filed a complaint with the Canadian Judicial Council about a BC Supreme Court judge's remarks earlier this week at the start of a Kamloops sexual-abuse trial. Benjamin Perrin's complaint alleging Justice Peter Leask's stated 'trifling personal preference' to sleep in his own Lower Mainland bed rather than preside over the two-week hearing undermines the public's confidence in the justice system. For reasons unrelated to the remarks, the charges against the stepfather were stayed by the Crown on Tuesday. (Kamloops This Week)
BEIJING - A fearsome organ of internal discipline, shuanggui has roots in both imperial Chinese practices and Soviet institutions of party control. Local lawyers call it a form of 'family rule' for Communist members. Critics liken it to mob justice, a system with little oversight, prone to abuse, even as it has taken on a central role in a sweeping anti-graft effort that has been a hallmark of Xi Jinping's presidency. Nearly 1.2M people have been punished in the past 4 years, some 410,000 in the last year alone. (Globe & Mail)
KIEV - Pavel Parshov sneaks up behind Denis Voronenkov and his bodyguard as they walked through the centre of Kiev. He pulls out a handgun and shoots the exiled politician and wounds the bodyguard. The bodyguard lying injured on the ground manages to pull out his own gun and fire several times at Parshov, who later died of his injuries in hospital. (Daily Mail)
ROTHSCHILD - The suspect arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of 4 people on Wednesday is Nengmy Vang, 45. The husband had targeted his 41-year-old wife in the shootings, but she escaped unharmed. The 4 victims are Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland, 40, attorney Sara H Quirt Sann, 43, and Marathon Savings Bank employees Dianne M Look, 67, and Karen L Barclay, 62. (Wausau Daily Herald)
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SACRAMENTO - Salvador Vasquez-Oliva, 56, was arrested after a woman, her 2 children, and a niece, were found dead in a house on the 1100-block of 35 Ave of Sacramento, California, on Thursday morning. Hours later, a Vasquez-Oliva - believed to be the woman's husband, and the father of the two children - was found nearly 100 miles away in San Francisco. (Daily Mail)
TULSA - A woman killed after she was hit by a
Tulsa police car can be heard firing off several rounds and pointing her
gun at officers moments before she was fatally struck.
Madison Sueann Dickson was the suspect in a series of gun-related
crimes, including 2 shootings in Oklahoma. Police earlier this month
spotted Dickson riding in a vehicle in South Tulsa when they began to
exchange gunfire. Newly
released dashcam video sees the fatal exchange between the 21-year-old
suspect and law enforcement.
(NY Daily News)
MONTREAL - One of the young Quebecers who left the province to fight in Syria has been arrested in Turkey on terrorism-related charges. Wassim Boughadou, a 25-year-old Montreal man of Algerian ancestry, was taken into custody after boarding an airplane in Adana, Turkey, near the Syrian border on March 10. (CBC)
WASHINGTON - Canada's hotly debated, long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline received its elusive US presidential permit from Donald Trump on Friday, 8 years and 6 months after it first applied to cross the American border. (AP)
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A police officer in Charlottetown is urging people to read The Little Black Book of Scams, a tool for consumers and businesses published by the federal Competition Bureau. (CBC)
Frade Cochran Palmer
LONDON - A massive police operation is under way after a terror attack in Westminster yesterday in which 4 people died. An attacker killed 2 pedestrians (Aysha Frade and Kurt Cochran) and injured around 40 other people as he mowed down members of the public with a car on Westminster Bridge before crashing into the railings in front of Parliament. Bursting through the gate to the Palace of Westminster, he stabbed unarmed Pc Keith Palmer, 48, before being shot dead by armed officers. (Telegraph UK)
OTTAWA - The budget still doesn't include any plans to balance the books. The deficit projection for 2016-17 is $23B, rising to $28.5B by 2017-18 and down to $18.8B by 2021-22. But the budget shows the bottom line is sensitive to economic-growth projections. (Globe & Mail)
REPORT: Federal budget 2017
MONTREAL - Crown lawyers have mysteriously walked away from charges against 35 alleged associates of the Montreal Mafia. The development is a new setback for a once-promising prosecution, but allows federal authorities to sidestep questions about police surveillance gear. (Globe & Mail)
MORE: Crown won't prosecute
OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP the background materials he used for stories on an accused terrorist, Ontario's top court affirmed Wednesday. In a case that pitted freedom of the press against the ability of police and prosecutors to do their work, the Ontario Court of Appeal said it found no errors in an earlier ruling that went against the Canadian media outlet. (CP)
MONTREAL - Almost 7 days after the last snowflake of a huge winter storm, Montrealers are still sorting out what caused a 300-car, 12-hour traffic jam on a freeway, has a truck driver facing mischief charges, put 3 civil servants and 2 provincial ministers in the hot seat and has even rattled the ivory towers of McGill University. (Globe & Mail)
OTTAWA - The Liberal government is delaying promised Access to Information reforms that would bring ministerial offices under the openness law, saying it needs more time to get right what it describes as a complex initiative. News of the postponement comes as experts and proponents gather in Ottawa for the 'Transparency for the 21st century' conference hosted by the office of the information commissioner. (CP)
WASHINGTON - The US government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on non-stop, US-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags. (AP)
VANCOUVER - The victim of the fatal shooting Friday afternoon on Chase Street is Jaskarn Lally, 20, an associate of 2 Abbotsford men previously gunned down in gang-related killings. The shooting took place at about 4:30pm at a home in the 3500-block of Chase St, Abbotsford. Lally was previously named in civil court documents that detailed the fatal shooting of Harwin Baringh, 18, in Oct 2014 on Sparrow Drive. The documents stated that Baringh was a member of the 'Chahil crime group' at the time. Navdeep Sidhu, 24, also faced a violent death more than 2 years after Baringh's killing. (Abbotsford News)
WINNIPEG - Police have made an arrest in the homicide of Canon Franklin Beardy. Beardy was killed Feb 6, 2017 in the 500-block of Magnus Ave. A 16-year-old man has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder. On Feb 16, police arrested a 14-year-old male and charged him with Second Degree Murder. Police are still looking for Joshua Leclerc, a 19-year-old wanted for Second Degree Murder. (My Toba)
MOUNTAIN INSTITUTION - Staff at the federal prison found a nameless
50-year-old man in his cell suffering from serious injuries on Feb 20.
He was transported to hospital in critical condition and died of his
injuries on March 3.
Tristan Storm Fisher, 20, of Selkirk, and Carl Jessie Klyne, 23, of Swan
River, have been charged with second-degree murder. Both men were
inmates at Stony Mountain at the time of the assault.
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - An RCMP officer under
investigation after a suspect was injured during an arrest in Portage la
Prairie last year has been cleared of wrongdoing.
The suspect suffered a broken collar bone after the officer fell
on top of him while making the arrest on Sept. 20, 2016.
RED DEER - The investigation started in 2016, after the non-profit Christian Motorcycle Association reported irregularities in their finances and banking activity. Police said the accused worked as an office administrator for the organization from Sept 2013 to June 2015. It's estimated more than $100,000 was stolen. As a result of the investigation, Kenneth Van Someren, 53, is facing a number of charges. (CTV)
PRINCE ALBERT - Damian Ballantyne, 34 died on Wednesday in a
347 9 St E. Police arrived at the scene at 1:22am to assist
paramedics but Ballantyne succumbed to his injuries on the scene.
Police investigators are looking for evidence to link 2 suspect
to the crime. The suspects
are known to the victim.
(Prince Albert Daily Herald)
MORE: Victim mourned
EDMONTON - Police quietly transferred the Dylan
Koshman file from their missing person unit to their homicide department
several months ago. Koshman
was last seen on Thanksgiving weekend in Oct 2008.
HALIFAX - Police have laid charges in connection with the homicide of Naomi Kidston. The 26-year-old's body was found in an apartment on River Road on June 7, 2005. Donald Murray Peters, 50, was arrested Wednesday in Saint John, NB. (Global)
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HALIFAX - A 16-year-old Dartmouth boy has accepted responsibility for his involvement in the fatal shooting of Joseph Cameron, 20, March 29, 2016. The boy pleaded guilty in Halifax youth court to the lesser offence of second-degree murder. A second young man from Dartmouth, now 18, will still stand trial in youth court at the end of June on a charge of first-degree murder. (Local Xpress)
CHATEAUGUAY - A 40-hour police standoff in Chateauguay has ended with a 61-year-old man's death. The incident began at 9am Wednesday, when a bailiff visited a single-family home on Rossini St. to serve papers and was confronted by the man. At approximately 1:30am on Friday, SQ officers outside the home heard a gunshot. After entering the house, the officers found the body of the 61-year-old man who had taken his life. (CTV)
MORE: Standoff ends in death
VANCOUVER - IIO, BC's police watchdog is taking VPD Chief Adam Palmer and 7 of his officers to court over what it considers a lack of cooperation with an investigation into the fatal shooting by cops of a man outside a Canadian Tire store last year. (Vancouver Sun)
MORE: IIO files against VPD
COMMENT: Competence questioned
GUELPH - The SIU has concluded that an OPP officer was not criminally responsible for the death of a young Arnprior athlete. Grace Glofcheskie, 24, was struck and killed by a vehicle being pursued by police in Guelph Dec 13, 2015. Stolen SUV driver Curtis Henri, 21, ultimately pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 8 years and 10 months. (CTV)
VANCOUVER - A Hells Angels associate who was
convicted in a major cocaine conspiracy has been sentenced to 10 years
in prison. James Howard,
39, was one of 8 men arrested following a reverse sting operation
conducted by undercover RCMP officers between Jan 2011 and Aug 2012.
HALIFAX - Lorne Grabher wants his licence plate
back. A Dartmouth man is
furious that after 25 years the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles
has cancelled his personalized licence plate with his last name
Grabher on it, following a single complaint.
FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's access to information and privacy commissioner is calling on the government to release more public information about child deaths. Anne Bertrand says the government is incorrectly using privacy law to maintain a level of 'secrecy' around the child death review process. She said transparency should trump privacy in cases of public interest, such as this one. (CBC)
VAUGHAN - The victim was travelling in the eastbound lanes of Highway 7 just west of Jane St at around 1:30am when he crashed his vehicle into a pole. The victim was unresponsive at the scene. He has been identified as Laquan Lyew, 26. More than a dozen shell casings were seen at the intersection of Highway 7 and Interchange Way on Thursday morning. Police say they believe this is where the shooting took place. (CP24)
Daphne Boudreault Anthony Pratte
MONTREAL - BEI is looking into how local police handled a complaint by Daphne Boudreault, 19, on Wednesday in Mont-Saint-Hilaire. The teenager was found injured in an apartment later that day with what police said were marks of violence on her body. She died from injuries in hospital later Wednesday. A man (Anthony Pratte, 22) was detained as 'an important witness.' A co-worker said Boudreault was scared and met with 4 officers early on Wednesday, who also spoke with her ex-boyfriend. According to the co-worker, the officers told Boudreault there was nothing they could do under the circumstances. (CBC)
LAVAL - Police have confirmed the identity of the man who was reportedly beaten, kidnapped and found lifeless by the side of Highway 13 in Laval Tuesday morning. SQ says Kellen Seow, 34, was killed in what appears to be a drug-related homicide. (Montreal Gazette)
TORONTO - The SIU said around 3:15pm, 2
officers and a nurse - part of a police Mobile Crisis Intervention Team
- responded to an apartment building on
Sherbourne St. The team
went to a unit on the 30th floor, and at some point, a man fell from the
balcony to the ground below.
The 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
VANCOUVER - A transit police officer who fatally shot Naverone Woods, 23, inside a Surrey grocery store says the man was brandishing knives and lunged at her partner before she pulled the trigger. (CP)
Still no answer
CALGARY - A passenger's bizarre behaviour
created some frantic moments on a Greyhound bus heading to Calgary late
Tuesday afternoon. The
driver of the bus pulled over to the side of the road just east of
Chestermere and called police after a passenger put on a mask and began
to pace in the aisle. The
man's behaviour took a disturbing turn when he began to take people's
photos and scrawled notes on a pad.
Police say that no criminal action was made, so there won't be
any charges. (CTV)
EDMONTON - A well-known member of Edmonton's theatre community who also worked as a substitute teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography. David Belke, 56, was arrested Friday. (Sun Media)
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REGINA - The government of SK is expanding and raising the provincial sales tax, along with a host of other measures, to bring in $900M more in tax revenue this year. (CBC)
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MISSISSAUGA - On Monday morning, officers were called to Westmount Ave and located the woman deceased outside a residence. She has been identified as Cheryl McVarish, 43. On Mar 13, McVarish was reported missing. (Toronto Star)
Melvin Almendarez Jordan Bacchus
TORONTO - Central American detectives believe a Toronto man wanted for the senseless slaying of a beloved athlete on a lonely road is hiding here. Jordan Bacchus, 27, is wanted in Belize for the May 6, 2016 murder of Melvin Almendarez. (Sun Media)
Still no arrest
SASKATOON - Russell Dennis Wolfe, 58, pleaded guilty Monday to 8 counts of sexual assault and 4 counts each of making child pornography and paying for sexual services from someone under 18. (CTV)
Nathan Dumas Justin Kuijer
ST CATHARINES - It was around 10:15am Thursday when Whitney Dumas said she entered her home on Queenston St. She was met at the door by her ex-boyfriend Justin Kuijer, who had his bags packed and was ready to leave. Dumas found her 7-year-old son Nathan Dumas, who is Kuijer's stepson, critically injured. She called 911. Police responded to calls of a stabbing at the RBC at 211 Martindale Rd. Shortly afterwards, police began a manhunt for Kuijer, 43, for attempted murder in connection to the bank stabbing. Nathan was taken to hospital in critical condition. Dumas said her son died Saturday morning. (Sun Media)
MORE: Stepfather arrested
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