Thursday, October 22, 2020

Wilful blindness situation normal for RCMP Leadership

Former RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson has denied allegations made that he protected Cameron Ortis, the civilian Director General of the RCMP’s National Intelligence Coordination Centre (NICC), their special intelligence unit.  (True North)

Massive fire at California library leaves one firefighter dead, one missing

One firefighter is dead and another missing after a massive blaze at a California city's public library. The fire broke out at around 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library in Porterville, a city of around 60,000 in California's Central Valley, about 70 miles southeast of Fresno, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office said. (NBC News)

Illegal gambling ring raked in $131 million over five years: OPP

Three alleged Hells Angels members, including a Londoner, controlled an illegal multi-million gambling operation, police said Thursday as they detailed a provincewide bust that led to the arrests of 28 people on 228 charges. (Toronto Sun)

What an embarrassing week for Trudeau and Canada

If you actually think overpaid bureaucrats do anything of value, you need to take a look at True North Fellow Andrew Lawton’s piece at It was a remarkable tale about a poem about Jack and Jill and how bureaucrats exchanged a vast amount of emails discussing whether it was “inclusive” enough. (True North)

Quadruple stabbing in Vancouver’s Yaletown

Four men have been sent to hospital with stab wounds following a messy fight in downtown Vancouver’s Yaletown district on Sunday morning.(The Province)

Three American mothers and at least six children slaughtered in Mexican cartel ambush

Nine of the LeBaron family members, who have ties to Utah, were slaughtered in the massacre and one child was still missing, Mexican authorities said. Six children were wounded in the attack and five have since been transferred to hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona. (Daily Mail)
  • Nine Americans killed, child missing after Mexican ambush
  • Filmmaker posts disturbing photo of Everest climbers stepping over a dead body as they queue for the summit

    A Canadian filmmaker has posted a haunting photo of Everest climbers stepping over a dead body as they queue for the summit. The eerie image shows a long line of adventurers stepping over a rope attached to a frozen corpse which hangs over the mountain almost 9,000 metres above sea level. (Daily Mail)
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  • 1 dead, 8 injured in Colorado school shooting

    Two students opened fire inside a school in an affluent suburban Denver community not far from Columbine High School, killing a teenager and wounding eight other people before they were taken into custody with no injuries. (CBC)

    Searches resume after tornado kills 23 in Alabama

    Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including children. (CBC)

    2 dead after car crashes into Mardi Gras crowd

    NEW ORLEANS - A car plowed into bicyclists and pedestrians on a street in New Orleans, killing two people and injuring six others as the city celebrates Mardi Gras festivities. (CNN)
  • NOPD officer's son accused in crash