Man charged with first degree murder after fatal hammer attack in Scarborough

A 30-year-old man has been charged after a woman was fatally struck with a hammer in Scarborough Friday evening. Emergency crews were called to the area of Sheppard Avenue East and Havenview Road, west of Markham Road, just after 7 p.m. for a possible medical complaint. (CP24)

Trudeau alienates all sides in blockade battle

How on earth did we get to this point that our country is shutting down when it comes to moving people and vital supplies on the nation’s railways? (Toronto Sun)

Woman shot dead on Scarborough sidewalk

TORONTO - A woman was gunned down on a Scarborough sidewalk and two men were hospitalized in separate incidents of violence in the GTA overnight. (Toronto Sun)

Quebec rail blockade abandoned after riot police showed up to enforce injunction

ST-LAMBERT, Que. - A blockade south of Montreal that halted rail traffic and frayed nerves since Wednesday was abandoned late Friday after riot police arrived to enforce a court injunction. (National Post)

Man crashes stolen float plane in Vancouver harbour

Officers responded to reports around 3:30 a.m. that a man stole a Harbour Air float plane from Coal Harbour in the 1100-block of West Cordova Street and then crashed it into another plane in the harbour. (Vancouver Sun)

Guns, knives and masks: Youngest arrested for Markham bank robbery barely old enough to be charged

You must be aged at least 35 to be President of the United States, 21 to buy liquor in America, 18 to vote, 16 to drive a car and consent to sex in Canada, and 14 to fly a drone. Legally, 13-year-olds can barely do anything risky.(National Post)

Idaho ‘cult’ mom arrested and charged, kids still missing

The Kaua’i Police Department, working with a warrant issued by authorities in Idaho, placed “cult” mom Lori Vallow under arrest in Hawaii on Thursday night. (The Province)

Nine killed in shooting at two Shisha bars in Germany

BERLIN - A gunman suspected of shooting nine people dead at two shisha bars in Germany is believed to have a far-right background, prosecutors said Thursday. The attack took place on Wednesday night at multiple locations in Hanau, a city around 25 kilometers (16 miles) east of Frankfurt. Federal prosecutors are treating the mass shooting -- one of the deadliest in Germany in years -- as an act of terrorism. (CNN)

Local residents dismantle Edmonton rail blockade

A small group of counter-protesters dismantled a railway blockade in Edmonton a few hours after it was set up. The blockade began around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning by a group protesting the Coastal GasLink pipeline in BC. (True North)
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2 dead, dozens injured after nearly 200 vehicle crash near Montreal

Two people are dead and at least 40 others are injured after a major crash on Highway 15 in La Prairie outside of Montreal on Wednesday. The crash involved about 200 vehicles, including 15 trucks. (Global News)