Size of money laundering problem in BC not clear, estimates in billions

VANCOUVER - In July 2018, an international agency that sets anti-money laundering standards quietly released an explanatory report on professional money laundering. In the 53-page report, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force made a stunning claim: A “massive” underground bank in B.C. had laundered more than $1 billion a year. (The Province)

Butts resigns as Trudeau’s scandal-plagued troubles worsen

In a major shakeup to the highest ranks of the Prime Minister's Office, Gerald Butts resigned Monday as Justin Trudeau's principal secretary. The bombshell departure — Butts, along with chief of staff Katie Telford, are the two most senior staffers in Trudeau's inner circle — comes amid allegations that senior members of the PMO pressured former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to help Quebec-based multinational engineering firm SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution on bribery and fraud charges in relation to contracts in Libya. (CBC)

Man wanted after 22-year-old woman shot in downtown Edmonton

EDMONTON - Police are searching for a 26-year-old man after a 22-year-old woman suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound in a Saturday morning downtown shooting. (Edmonton Journal)

Man arrested after Danforth bar shooting

TORONTO - Police say a man faces numerous charges after a shooting at a bar in the city’s Greektown neighbourhood early Sunday. Police say a fight between two men led to one of the men allegedly firing several shots into the bar. (Toronto Sun)

Without territory or new recruits, Islamic State is in its death throes

The last fighters are holding out, just. The leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is still alive but hiding somewhere in the desert. We have already had one “final defeat” of Islamic State. This came 18 months ago when the organisation’s capital, Raqqa, fell. Once, it held territory the size of the UK; now, it holds a square kilometre of the remote town of Baghouz in eastern Syria. Soon, it will no longer hold even that. (The Guardian)
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Gunman storm bar in Cancun, kill 5, wound 5 more

Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday.Quintana Roo state prosecutors said in a statement that the attack took place in a club called La Kuka, which is located on a main avenue in central Cancun about 4 miles (6 kilometres) away from the seaside tourist hotel zone. (CTV)

Employee being fired kills five co-workers, wounds five police officers

AURORA, Ill. - A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said. (National Post)

Vatican defrocks Cardinal over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. (CBC)

Iceberg CEO scratching his head over water theft

ST. JOHN'S - The remarkable theft of about 30,000 litres of iceberg water from a vodka company warehouse in Newfoundland has bewildered the firm's owners. Iceberg Vodka CEO David Meyers said he and his staff were shocked on Monday morning to discover one of 10 tanks of water in the company's Port Union, N.L., warehouse had been drained of its precious contents. (CTV)

Police investigate death of 11-yr.-old girl in Amber Alert

TORONTO - A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday is in police custody after her body was found in his basement apartment, and he'll soon be facing charges, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday. (CBC)