Saturday, April 13, 2024

Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist

OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police. (CTV News)

NXIVM leader held woman in bedroom for two years, ex-lieutenant testifies

“Of all the things that I did in this case and all the crimes that I admitted to, this was the worst thing I did," Saltzman said, holding back tears. "What can I say? I kept her in a room for two years and I didn’t go visit her. And when I did, I wasn’t even kind.” (The Daily Beast)
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  • Court shuts down Hells Angels appeal to keep Welland clubhouse

    Try as they might, the owners of a Hells Angels clubhouse in Welland aren't getting their building back. The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a Superior Court ruling from 2017 that ordered the gang's fortress at 855 Darby Rd. to be seized, alongside a swath of Hells Angels paraphernalia. (CBC)

    Florida gun owner who claimed self defence convicted in ‘Stand your ground’ case

    In a case that brought national attention to Florida’s  "Stand Your Ground" gun law, a jury on Friday night convicted a licensed gun owner on manslaughter charges after deliberating for six hours following a weeklong trial. (Fox News)

    No jail for Kelowna killer

    KELOWNA - A Kelowna man who was found guilty of stabbing his friend to death has avoided jail time. (The Province)

    Cliff plunge that killed family of 8 ruled murder-suicide

    Two women drugged themselves and their six adopted children before intentionally killing the entire family by driving off a California cliff last year, a special coroner’s jury has ruled.

    Canadian values need to be protected in justice system

    Last week, the Parole Board of Canada granted a five hour temporary escorted absence to Tooba Yahya, the native Afghanistan woman convicted of participating in the murder of her three daughters and her husband’s first wife in 2012. (True North)

    ‘Spontaneous kiss’: Convicted VPD detective appeals sentence

    VANCOUVER - A lawyer for former Vancouver police Det. Jim Fisher has objected to a judge handing the veteran cop eight months in jail for a single “spontaneous” kiss of a vulnerable crime victim. (The Province)

    Killer of Calgary mom, daughter sentenced to 50 years in prison before parole eligibility

    CALGARY - Double-murderer Edward Downey must serve a minimum 50 years behind bars for the slayings of a Calgary mom and her young daughter, a judge ruled Tuesday. Justice Beth Hughes agreed with Crown prosecutor Carla MacPhail that Downey’s conduct called for consecutive periods of parole ineligibility on two counts of first-degree murder. (Calgary Herald)

    Judge orders man who was unruly on flight to pay Westjet for dumped fuel costs

    CALGARY - A United Kingdom man who was removed from a WestJet flight after becoming disruptive has been ordered to reimburse the airline for the fuel used to bring him back to Calgary. (CP24)

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