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OTTAWA - The government hasn't done enough to protect the privacy of 'law-abiding Canadians' from new information-sharing powers in the omnibus security legislation known as C-51, says a federal watchdog. Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien says he was surprised that many federal agencies did not examine the effect the powers in the controversial Conservative bill would have on people's personal information. (CP)
Big Brother surveillance
TORONTO - Ontario's energy ministry is
cancelling plans to sign contracts for up to 1,000 megawatts of power
from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to help keep rates
down for consumers. Energy
Minister Glenn Thibeault says the decision is expected to save the
province up to $3.8B in costs from its 2013 long-term plan, and will
keep about $2.45 a month from being added to hydro bills.
VANCOUVER - An ambitious plan by the city and a
private developer to create a low-carbon power plant for the downtown
peninsula has received a definitive rejection from the BC Utilities
Commission, which said it couldn't support the idea of requiring
customers to buy power from a monopoly.
(Globe & Mail)
STOCKHOLM - Each year about 6.5M deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution, a number that could grow in coming decades unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned Monday. (AP)
REPORT: Energy and air pollution
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HOUSTON - A lawyer who opened fire on commuters for no apparent reason during the morning predawn rush hour in a Houston neighborhood Monday, wounding 9 people, was wearing a vintage military uniform and had Nazi emblems on him. The rampage on a quiet street near West University Place began in the predawn darkness and lasted 20 minutes before the gunman, who police identified as Nathan DeSai, 46, was shot and killed by officers. (Houston Chronicle)
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- Police in California are looking for 3 murderers who right now are
nameless and faceless. The trio is wanted in connection with the deadly
motorcycle-on-motorcycle shooting of Jeffrey Sterling Duke, 57, Saturday
afternoon on I-80 in Truckee.
Police say 3 bikers surrounded the victim and shot him all while
traveling 70 miles an hour down the highway.
One of the many questions right now is what prompted the
shooting. The investigation
team believes there is a high likelihood the shooting is gang-related.
Police do not think the victim was in a biker gang himself, despite him
wearing Vagos colors in Facebook pictures.
NEW YORK - A city cop was indicted Monday on second-degree murder charges in the road-rage shooting death of driver Delrawn Small, who was killed in a July 4 confrontation with the off-duty officer. The cop, Wayne Isaacs, will be charged Tuesday, a day after a grand jury handed up the indictment to state Attorney General - under a new law - acts as a special prosecutor in matters involving police shootings. (NY Daily News)
PREVIOUS: Road-rage shooting
Nicolas Labre Pereira de Jesus
RIO DE JANEIRO - Every shop and business along
a 5-kilometer (3-mile) stretch in the
neighborhood pulled down their protective metal shutters at mid-day,
heeding the orders of
Vermelho, an outfit with an estimated 50,000 members nationwide.
Comando Vermelho decreed the curfew shortly after police
announced that officers had killed Nicolas Labre Pereira de Jesus, aka
Fat Family, 28, who controlled the drug trade in a hillside slum
adjacent to Catete. (EFE)
WASHINGTON - The original intention was for the
to enable the victims' families to sue countries like Saudi Arabia.
But fears the legislation could allow hostile states to take
legal action against the US and allies have prompted US President Barack
Obama to issue a last-minute veto to block the legislation. Critics of
the legislation argue it undermines the long-established principle in
international law concerning state
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THE HAGUE - War crimes judges Tuesday sentenced a Malian jihadist to 9 years in jail for destroying Timbuktu's fabled shrines. A three-judge bench began handing down its judgements against Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, the first jihadist to stand trial at the tribunal in The Hague. Mahdi 'oversaw the attacks on all 10' shrines and mosques in the UNESCO world heritage site, presiding judge Raul Pangalangan told the tribunal. (AFP)
JUDGMENT: Prosecutor v Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi
ISLAMABAD - Police in Pakistan may be illegally executing hundreds of people each year in fake 'encounter killings', human rights investigators have warned. Police accounts often say that criminal or terrorist suspects were shot after they resisted arrest or tried to ambush officers. In reality many are killed in police custody, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. (Guardian UK)
REPORT: Crooked system
enforcement in Pakistan
- 2 men and a 17-year-old girl were taken into custody Sunday in
connection with 3 people found murdered in a Fullerton home.
Police identified the victims
as Christopher Yost, 34; Jennifer Goodwill Yost, 39; and Arthur William
Boucher, 28. The three were
discovered dead in their home.
Officers arrested 2 males in connection with the 3 murders: Josh
Acosta, 21, and Frank Felix, 25. On Sunday investigators also located
unharmed the teen who was missing Saturday, Kaitlynn Goodwill Yost, 17.
A 17-year-old girl was also detained, but state law prevents officers
from disclosing the identity of juveniles placed into police custody.
The teen also faces murder charges.
UNITED NATIONS - Hacked emails, bogus Twitter accounts, smear allegations and backroom deals. Welcome to the race for the international community's top diplomatic job - UN secretary general. On Monday, the UN Security Council will hold the fifth of a series of straw polls aimed at picking a winner from the remaining 9 contenders in the race, in which the 15 council members will cast secret ballots. (Guardian UK)
Montreal's Olympic Stadium may be among Canada's most iconic buildings, but that doesn't mean it can be put on a T-shirt, a Montreal designer has been told. The notice, sent out by SODRAC, demanded he stop producing the T-shirts. It also asked him for compensation for having reproduced the works without authorization. (CBC)
CCTV Suspect Arcan Cetin
BURLINGTON - Arcan Cetin, the 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared 'zombie-like' when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt. The first 911 call came in just before 7pm on a busy Friday at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy's department store. By the time police arrived moments later, the carnage at the Macy's makeup counter was complete. 4 people were dead, and the shooter was gone, last seen walking toward Interstate 5. The fifth victim, a man, died in the early morning hours Saturday. (AP)
PREVIOUS: Mall shooting
AMMAN - A prominent Jordanian writer, who was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, has been shot dead outside a court in Amman where he was due to appear. Nahed Hattar, 56, was charged with inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islam after posting the cartoon on Facebook this year. On Sunday, he was shot in the head 3 times as he arrived for a hearing. 2 witnesses said the gunman, bearded and in his 50s, was wearing a traditional long robe. (Guardian UK)
POZA RICA - In this eastern Mexican oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week sank many residents only deeper into despair. When Alejo Nabor Jimenez and Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz were found bound and shot to death outside Poza Rica on Monday, it brought to 14 the number of priests slain in Mexico since Pena Nieto took office in late 2012. At least 30 have been killed since 2006. And on Thursday church officials made a public plea for the life of yet another priest, who was reportedly kidnapped from his parish residence in the western state of Michoacan and has not been heard from since. (AP)
Keith Lamont Scott
MIAMI - A teenager caught up in a double shooting in Florida that left his older brother dead has been quietly deported to Canada. American immigration agents escorted Marc Wabafiyebazu from Miami to Montreal earlier this month where he was reunited with his mother, Roxanne Dube, a senior Canadian diplomat. In a plea deal Wabafiyebazu pleaded no contest in Feb to reduced charges of felony third-degree murder. (CP)
TORONTO - A CBSA officer was found dead in Terminal 3 of Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday night. Peel Regional Police said they received a call for medical assistance at about 8:20pm. Peel Regional Police, said Friday night that a man shot himself inside the airport but not in a public area. (CBC)
At least 23 people were killed when a minibus plunged from a mountain
road into a river
in a remote area of Azad Jammu and Kashmir late on Friday.
The accident took place at Nausehri, some 45km north of
Muzaffarabad, when the minibus driver lost control.
The vehicle veered off the road, falling 100 metres into the
gushing river. (AFP)
Kevin Dugar & Karl Smith
CHICAGO - It was the first time in years that
the 38-year-old identical twin brothers had seen each other.
Karl Smith was on the witness stand making an admission seemingly
ripped from a made-for-TV movie.
Smith confessed to a murder that his brother, Kevin Dugar, has
been in custody for since 2003.
But prosecutors questioned the admission, telling a judge that
Smith came forward only after an appeals court upheld his own conviction
for attempted murder. He is serving a 99-year prison sentence for taking
part in a home invasion and armed robbery in which a 6-year-old boy was
shot in the head in 2008.
ROSETTA - The
estimated death toll in this week's latest shipwreck rose to about 300
on Friday. Egyptian
officials have rescued about 160 survivors from
Wednesday's shipwreck off the country's north coast, leaving about
150 people still unaccounted for, according to the
IOM. The estimated
number of migrants to die in the Mediterranean so far this year is
3,500. (Guardian UK)
ALEPPO - Warplanes launched some of the heaviest air strikes yet on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offensive to fully capture Syria's biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire. (AFP)
VANCOUVER - US Attorney General Loretta Lynch named PacNet, a company with offices in a building in downtown Vancouver, as a financial linchpin in global money laundering. PacNet was the payment processor that allowed global criminals to deposit cheques scammed from mostly elderly victims, Lynch alleged. (Vancouver Sun)
OTTAWA - More than a year after the CRTC ruled the big telecommunications companies must share their fibre optic networks with smaller competitors, it still isn't happening. (CBC)
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MONTREAL - Provincial police seized Journal de
Montreal reporter Michael Nguyen's computer at the behest of Quebec's
judicial council on Wednesday at the offices of the tabloid newspaper.
Nguyen reported in the newspaper last June that judge Suzanne
Vadboncoeur allegedly hurled insults and acted abusively towards
constables after a Christmas party in Dec at the Montreal courthouse.
The reporter received a copy of a surveillance video allegedly
showing the incident as well as a report detailing a complaint against
the judge. The judicial
council suspects Nguyen 'hacked' into its website to collect the
and the newspaper deny the claim.
PREVIOUS: Media to court
SUNNYVALE - A 'state-sponsored' hacker managed to steal access to half a billion Yahoo email accounts in 2014, the company admitted Thursday. Yahoo said it only recently discovered the hack as part of an internal investigation. (CBC)
MORE: Hack attack
OTTAWA - Federal officials have quietly warned
operators of electrical grids, transportation hubs and other key
infrastructure of the cyberthreat from insiders who could unleash
devastating viruses and cripple systems, internal government notes
reveal. Crucial networks
that Canadians rely on for everyday needs face a 'substantial threat'
from rogue employees out to wreak digital havoc, warn the Public Safety
Canada briefing notes.
ALEXANDER FN - A 'forensic investigation' has identified $2.1M in 'unexplained payments' to a former chief of the Alexander First Nation and 7 administrative staff, according to a leaked internal document. The document says about half of the unexplained amounts, totaling more than $1M, were paid to former chief Herbert Arcand and current tribal chief administrator Alphonse Arcand. (CBC)
Terence Crutcher Betty Jo Shelby
TULSA - Officer Betty Jo Shelby turned herself in to authorities in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher early Friday and was released on bond. A warrant was issued for Shelby's arrest after the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office filed a first-degree manslaughter - heat of passion charge against her Thursday. (Tulsa World)
Records on tens of thousands of largely secrecy-clad companies registered in the Bahamas, including thousands with ties to Canada, have been divulged en masse as one of the world's premier tax havens becomes the first to suffer a mass data leak since the Panama Papers. (CBC)
RELATED: Government gift to OC
Canada regularly detains hundreds of children who have run afoul of the country's immigration laws - including some who are held in correctional facilities and even in solitary confinement, according to a new report calling for sweeping reforms to the practice. (Guardian UK)
No life for a child
VANCOUVER - Despite ongoing efforts to combat
BC's overdose crisis, another 49 people died from illicit drugs in
August. That brings the
province's death toll up to
488 for the year (.pdf). By
comparison, there were 505 people killed by illegal drugs in all of
2015, and 368 the year before.
Canada's justice system scores high on being slow, expensive and inefficient in a report card issued by a public policy think tank. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute grades provinces and territories in 5 categories: public safety, victims support, efficiency, fairness and access to justice, and costs and resources. With Canada's justice system costing roughly $11B a year, it was time to look at the numbers. (CBC)
GHAT - An
unidentified group abducted 3 foreigners from Ghat International Airport
in southern Libya Monday.
The 2 Italian nationals were working for Italian Kancos company that is
doing maintenance in the airport and one Canadian who was working as an
engineer for Libya's Aviation Company.
EDMONTON - Police said just after midnight
Sunday, Sept 25, officers with Downtown Division were called to the area
of 107 Ave and 110 St. A
46-year-old man was found with trauma to his chest, he was treated by
paramedics and taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
A Saskatoon man who was assaulted with a pool cue at a bowling alley in
Winkler, MB, over the weekend has died.
Police confirmed Zachary Straughan, 25, died of his injuries at
on Monday afternoon.
Straughan had been on life support since he was taken to hospital
following the attack, which happened late Saturday night at the Valley
Bowling Lanes. A
29-year-old man, also from Saskatoon, was arrested shortly after the
attack. Police said the men
knew each other and were in Winkler as part of a work crew. The assault
appears to have stemmed from a dispute over money.
Mylan Hicks Nelson Lugela
CALGARY - Nelson Lugela, 19, detained in the shooting of Calgary Stampeders player Mylan Hicks at a nightclub on the weekend has been charged with second-degree murder. Hicks, 23, died in hospital after the shooting at the Marquee Beer Market nightclub early Sunday morning. Investigators believe a fight inside the nightclub between two groups eventually moved outside, where the shooting took place. (CBC)
MONTREAL - Police are seeking the driver of a
stolen pick-up truck after an elderly woman was killed in a hit-and-run
incident Sunday. The
79-year-old victim was crossing the street at Mont-Royal Ave. and St.
Urbain Blvd. at 12:50pm when she was struck by a pick-up truck. The
driver of the vehicle then took off.
The woman was transported to hospital where she later died.
David Brenner Anthony Brake
TORONTO - David Brenner, 47, was found dead by
police at a home in the
Davenport Road and Old Weston Road area at around 2:30pm on Sept 22.
Police said Brenner was severely beaten.
Anthony Brake, 46, of Toronto has been charged with second-degree
VANCOUVER - A precedent-setting judgment from the BC Supreme Court has given the francophone school board and parents a chance to improve education for their children. The francophone school board (CSF) and the Francophone Parents of BC went to court to get more funding for infrastructure and transportation in BC. (Global)
JUDGMENT: 2016 BSCS 1764
CANOE LAKE - 2 men, aged 27 and 30, are dead following what RCMP are calling a homicide and a suicide at the Canoe Lake Cree First Nation Saturday. According to RCMP, officers were alerted to a report of gunfire at a home on the reserve at 2:43pm. They said the 27 year old was found inside the home and pronounced dead at the scene. RCMP said that at 4:49pm, the 30 year old was found with an apparent gunshot wound in a treed area. (CBC)
2 men dead
EDMONTON - Dougald Miller, the man beaten into
a vegetative state 16 years ago by Leo Teskey, died in the arms of his
wife Saturday. In 2000,
Dougald Miller found Teskey sleeping in the hallway of an apartment
building and tried to get him to leave. In response, Teskey assaulted
Miller to the point he was left brain-damaged and permanently paralyzed
from the neck down. In 2010
Teskey was designated a violent offender. (CBC)
3 Cape Breton Regional
Police officers have been suspended, but the police force isn't
saying why. Greg
Livingston, Jerome Kelly and Roberta Kelly have been suspended with pay.
A source tells CTV News that the suspensions have to do with the
ongoing criminal matters involving another regional police officer,
Const. Wade Lavin. Jerome
Kelly, is the president of the NSGEU local representing Cape Breton
Regional Police officers.
Greg Livingston a union vice-president.
EDMONTON - The Alberta government's nearly 300 agencies, boards and commissions have grown 'out of control,' the province's Finance Minister admits. With little public oversight, the agencies spend more than $22B a year, a combined budget larger than the amount the rest of the provincial government spends. The 15 highest-paid civil servants in Alberta work for the arm's-length agencies, known collectively as the ABCs, and were not required to disclose their salaries publicly until new rules came into effect in June. (Globe & Mail)
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OTTAWA - Emergency crews responded to reports
of multiple shots fired behind
behind a strip mall on Shillington Ave just after 6am but did not
find anyone upon arrival. Minutes later, police were called to the
nearby Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre where a man had been dropped
off with gunshot wounds.
The 26-year-old man had to be transferred to the Ottawa Hospital's Civic
campus because there is no emergency room at the Royal.
Police confirmed he later died.
WABASCA - Police were called to a home in Wabasca On Sept 23 and discovered 2 people dead at the residence. The RCMP are not releasing the identities at this time. (CBC)
2 bodies found
OTTAWA - Jacob Thompson, 40, was found suffering from a gunshot wound on the 2100 block of Elmira Drive at around 2am Saturday. (CBC)
VANCOUVER - A man acquitted of murder in 2002 is dead after being gunned down on his doorstep in a targeted shooting early Saturday morning. Maple Ridge RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in the 24300-block of 102 Ave just after 2am. A 32-year-old man with gunshot wounds was rushed to hospital, but later died. Neighbours identified him as Jonathen Patko. (CTV)
TORONTO - Officers were called to the Scarborough Centre Station at about 9:20pm Friday. They found Kareem Deerr, 15, suffering from a stab wound. The boy was rushed to a trauma centre, where he succumbed to his injuries. (CBC)
Jason Leigh Zellmer
VANCOUVER - Jason Leigh Zellmer, 39, of Surrey was found dead in the 4000-block of Quarry Road early Friday morning. IHIT says the death does not appear to be random. (CTV)
LOS ANGELES - Police have identified a man found dead early Friday inside a Hollywood Hills home as Richard Hong. Hong, 41, was apparently staying in the residence, which was rented to Canadian TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos. The coroner's office described the cause of death as head trauma. Police had received a call about 2:15am about a burglary in progress in the 6700-block of Milner Road. (LA Times)
ALFRED - OPP officers were called to Concession Road 5 at about 2:15pm Thursday, where a gunshot was heard. When officers arrived they discovered the body of Jacqueline Rouleau, 41. Daniel Lalonde, 61 was arrested Thursday night. Court records show that Rouleau was expected to appear in court on drug-related charges from Feb and Aug of 2016. (CBC)
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LEAMINGTON - Jon-Paul Fuller, The president of Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers was forced out of his position this week, after police charged him in connection with a large marijuana grow-operation. Police said they found more than 2,900 marijuana plants with an estimated value of $2.9M, along with 41 kilograms of harvested marijuana worth about $180K, after OPP raided greenhouses in Leamington, ON. (CTV)
TORONTO - Developer Ivanhoe Cambridge is
getting a handout from Toronto's cash-strapped municipal government in
the form of property-tax breaks worth $142M spread over 10 years after
the project is finished. Some
of the biggest developers operating in the city had been approved for
$290M in potential tax breaks on 28 projects. And the
multimillion-dollar handouts keep coming, even as city departments
struggle to slash spending to balance next year's budget and the city
considers selling off some assets.
(Globe & Mail)
TORONTO - The government's secretive discipline system for Crown attorneys is again being called into question following recent criticism from the Court of Appeal of 2 Crown attorneys' courtroom conduct. In one case, Brampton Crown attorney David D'Iorio introduced hearsay evidence and improperly cross-examined the accused, which ultimately led to Ontario's top court ordering a new trial. In the other matter, Toronto Crown attorney Sunita Malik was found to have made as many as 5 errors in her closing address to the jury at a murder trial. (Toronto Star)
YORKTON - Police were called to Wellington Park Road in Yorkton on Sept 13. An unresponsive man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Lawrence Skoretz, 67, of Yorkton. Police arrested 2 boys from Yorkton in relation to the death. The boys have now been charged with first-degree murder, and robbery. (CTV)
CALGARY - Police have identified a mother and her common-law partner who were fatally shot in a car as Cuc Lung, 34, and Quang Chi Tran, 38. Police were called to 22 Redstone Manor NE about 8pm on Tuesday. (CBC)
DORCHESTER - Correctional Service Canada has fired one staff member and disciplined 3 others after an inmate was beaten and repeatedly pepper-sprayed at a NB prison before his death. The top correctional official in Atlantic Canada admits there was 'staff misconduct' and 'excessive force' in the case of Matthew Hines, who died in hospital on May 27, 2015 - less than two hours after his struggle with guards at Dorchester Penitentiary began. (CBC)
TORONTO - SIU says there will be no charges
after a man was shot 3 times and struck with a stun gun in Toronto in
Dec 2015. The SIU says
police were acting in self-defence in the incident, which sent him to
hospital where he underwent surgery and survived.
KINGSTON, NS - Jeffrey Roy Casey, 28, is facing
a slew of charges as the RCMP investigate what they are calling
'multiple historical sexual assaults' reported at an unlicensed
residential daycare in Kingston, N.S.
MONTREAL - The head of internal investigations at the Montreal police force has been cleared of wrongdoing following an investigation by the SQ. Inspector Carlos Labos was accused of lying to a judge while investigating another officer, namely Roger Lariviere. The charges against Lariviere were dropped. In essence, a police officer who was investigated and cleared filed a complaint against another officer, who was also investigated and cleared. In what appears so far to be a coincidence, last week a restaurant owned by Labos' brother was attacked by arsonists. (CTV)
VAUGHAN - York Regional Police are investigating after a young man was fatally shot in Vaughan Wednesday night. The incident happened on Andrea Lane, Woodbridge shortly before 10pm. Police said that Silverio Feola, 23, of Woodbridge was declared dead at the scene. 3 black males were seen fleeing the scene in a vehicle, police said. (CTV)
Regula Schule Jonathan Henoche
VALLEY-GOOSE BAY - A Labrador man has been charged with
second-degree murder in the death of Regula Schule, 88.
Schule, who was a celebrated volunteer in Happy Valley-Goose Bay,
died after she was found unresponsive in her home during a fire on July
24. Jonathan Henoche, 30,
has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Schule's
LONGUEUIL - The Hells Angels scored another
judicial victory Wednesday as a Superior Court judge tossed out a slew
of charges against high-ranking club member Salvatore Cazzetta.
Cazzetta was facing five counts of gangsterism and conspiracy to
commit fraud among other alleged crimes stemming from a 2009 arrest.
However, Judge James Brunton had to dismiss the charges because of a
series of delays in Cazzetta's trial. (PostMedia)
EDMONTON - For the first time in Canada, a man claiming to be a Freeman on the Land has been charged with what police call 'paper terrorism.' Allen Boisjoli, 45, has been charged with intimidation of a peace officer. Police allege that Boisjoli used the courts to conduct a 3-month harassment campaign against the peace officer. (CBC)
VANCOUVER - 3 men have been arrested in relation to a grisly double murder at a Dieppe Place home and the abduction of a third person Saturday. The homicide victims were identified as Samantha Le, 29, and Xuan Vanvy Bacao, 24. Police announced the arrests at a news conference Tuesday, a day after a dramatic takedown on East 8th Ave near Blair Ave in New Westminster that ended with the rescue of the kidnap victim and the arrest of 3 men, all in their 20s. The investigation remains ongoing and police are still hunting for other suspects. (PostMedia)
TORONTO - A Toronto criminal lawyer was shot in the leg by (Grayson Delong, 51) in the driveway of his Annex office Tuesday afternoon. Sources in the legal community confirmed he was Randall Barrs, 66. His assailant, seated in a silver Honda Civic, was then himself shot by a Halton Regional Police plainclothes officer doing surveillance in the area, according to SIU. It's not clear why the surveillance was being done. (Toronto Star)
TORONTO - Tash Baiati, a Toronto officer since 2009, is guilty of insubordination in connection a Sept. 16, 2015 incident, in which he opened fire into the hood of a stolen silver sedan near Parliament St. and Mill St. Firing a gun at a car solely to disable it is contrary to TPS firearms procedure. (Toronto star)
RAWDON - A 56-year-old man was killed by police Monday afternoon in Rawdon. Police say the man barricaded himself inside his home and was wielding an axe at officers. The SQ was called to the home on Ponderosa St., just before 2:30pm for a person in crisis. 2 officers were faced with the axe-wielding man, and they shot him twice in the chest. The man died from the gunshot wounds. (CTV)
TERREBONNE - A Ste Julienne man has been charged with hit and run causing the death of Catherine Lapointe. Patrice Tanguay was arrested at his home last Friday. He is accused of running down Lapointe at 12:30am, then fleeing the scene. Witnesses saw the collision, and saw the car allegedly driven by Tanguay run into a pole that knocked off the car's bumper and license plate. (CTV)
CONKLIN - Police arrested Codie Deranger, 23, of Edmonton and charged him with second-degree murder in connection to the Aug 11, 2015, death of Tyler David McDermid, 20. Trevor Powder, 21, of Conklin was arrested on July 16, 2016 and charged him with first-degree murder. (Sun Media)
Goforth Bear Eichler
REGINA - Clayton Eichler, the Regina man about to go on trial for first-degree murder in the deaths of 2 Indigenous women, on Monday instead pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on both counts. The 35-year-old has accepted responsibility for killing Kelly Goforth, 21, and Richele Bear, 23. (CBC)
TORONTO - More than two decades after Melonie Biddersingh, 17, was abused, murdered and abandoned in a parking lot, her killers are both serving life sentences. Her stepmother, Elaine Biddersingh, convicted of second-degree murder by a jury, will not be eligible for parole for 16 years. Her father, Everton Biddersingh, convicted at a separate trial of first-degree murder, was automatically sentenced in January to a parole ineligibility period of 25 years. (Toronto Star)
NEWMARKET - Convicted drunk driver Marco Muzzo and his family's drywall business are being sued by the relatives of the 3 children and grandfather he killed in a Sept 2015 car crash. Daniel, 9, Harrison, 5 and Milly Neville-Lake, 2, along with their 65-year-old grandfather, Gary Neville, died when an impaired Muzzo, then 29, drove through a stop sign in Vaughan and struck the family's minivan. The case attracted national attention because of the number of victims in the same family and the Muzzo family's wealth, estimated to be $1.8B. (Toronto Star)
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VANCOUVER - The body of Deanna Desjarlais who went missing nearly 5 months ago, was found this week in a wooded are in Surrey, BC. Desjarlais, 27, was originally from Saskatoon. She had travelled to Vernon, BC, in late April, and that's the last time her family heard from her. (CBC)
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