News: Canada

Jury finds Millard and Smich guilty of 1st-degree murder in death of Laura Babcock

Saturday  20:37,   16 december 2017
cbc.ca

Jury finds Millard and Smich guilty of 1st-degree murder in death of Laura Babcock A jury has found Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Toronto woman Laura Babcock. The Ontario Superior Court jury began[...]

While you were sleeping: Police using Star Wars to catch alleged bank robber

Saturday  16:51,   16 december 2017
The Gazette

Also: Nathalie Normandeau's lawyer invokes the Jordan ruling Former deputy premier of Quebec, Nathalie Normandeau, is invoking the Jordan ruling as she tries to avoid going to trial. In a motion submitted Friday in Quebec Court, her lawyer asks[...]

'I have no country': After more than 60 years in Canada, B.C. woman discovers she doesn't have citizenship

Saturday  16:51,   16 december 2017
cbc.ca

Irene Gyselinck's discovery that she never became Canadian has sent her life into a tailspin, leaving her unable to acquire valid ID and at risk of losing her health insurance. "I always felt like I was part of the system," she said. "Now, I[...]

Three ways politics touched us this week

Saturday  16:50,   16 december 2017
MSN

OTTAWA - Parliament Hill's busiest social week of the year started with Liberals basking in byelection victories and culminated in a celebration of the Supreme Court's chief justice, who is retiring after almost three decades at the high[...]

REAL SCOOP: Sophon Sek denied bail, facing deportation

Saturday  16:50,   16 december 2017
Vancouver Sun

REAL SCOOP: Sophon Sek denied bail, facing deportationHe was convicted of helping the Surrey Six killers access their victims and got a year on jail on top of a five year term for drug[...]

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are 'gold nuggets': researcher

Saturday  07:36,   16 december 2017
Vancouver Sun

After months of bottle-feedings and curfews, a pair of moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are thriving and giving hope for other orphaned wildlife in the region. Roy Rea, an instructor at the University of Northern B.C., says the male and female[...]

Black Liberal MP speaks out against ‘draining’ discriminatory acts on Parliament Hill

Saturday  07:36,   16 december 2017
Toronto Star

A Black Liberal MP took to Facebook this week to share details of the discrimination she says she confronts on Parliament Hill. A Black Liberal MP took to Facebook this week to share details of the discrimination she says she[...]

Labrador mayor shot while hunting dies

Saturday  07:35,   16 december 2017
MSN

Labrador's largest community is in mourning for mayor John Hickey, who struggled by snowshoe and snowmobile to get help after being shot in the face while hunting alone. He died late Thursday in a St. John's hospital surrounded by[...]

1 death from E. coli after lettuce warning, health officials won't say where

Saturday  07:35,   16 december 2017
cbc.ca

The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that one person has died from E. coli infection but says privacy laws prevent it from saying where. According to an update posted to the agency's website on Friday, 30 cases have been reported, and[...]

Court of Appeal reserves decision in Nicholson and Vey appeal

Saturday  07:35,   16 december 2017
Leader Post

The Appeal Court was asked to order a new trial for Angela Nicholson and Curtis Vey, found guilty of conspiring to kill their spouses. pa trial web 2/5 SLIDES © Michael Bell Curtis Vey enters the Court of Queen’s Bench.[...]

Billionaire couple found dead; Police call it 'suspicious'

Saturday  06:20,   16 december 2017
MSN

Billionaire couple found dead; Police call it 'suspicious'Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as[...]

Billionaire couple found dead; Police call it 'suspicious'

Saturday  05:20,   16 december 2017
MSN

Billionaire couple found dead; Police call it 'suspicious'Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as[...]

Hydro One helicopter was attempting to land at time of fatal crash

Saturday  01:42,   16 december 2017
cbc.ca

Hydro One helicopter was attempting to land at time of fatal crash The one pilot and three crew members were killed while performing routine maintenance work on a hydro line and at a transmission tower on a property in the municipality of Tweed,[...]

Hydro One grounds helicopter crews after crash

Friday  22:37,   15 december 2017
MSN

Hydro One grounds helicopter crews after crashVideo provided by CBC[...]

Church comes to the rescue for Almonte's freezing bats

Friday  22:36,   15 december 2017
Ottawa Citizen

Church comes to the rescue for Almonte's freezing batsThese are big brown bats, not the little brown bats that are in danger from a new disease. But the Almonte colony of 46 was in[...]