A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, police said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death. When he was done, Satoshi
A Somali immigrant to Canada died after being hospitalized in critical condition following his arrest by Canadian police, Ontario's police watchdog said on its Twitter account on Monday. Media reports cited witnesses saying the man was beaten by a number of police officers as he tried to run into an apartment building during the incident on Sunday. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the man in an Ottawa neighborhood.
Now the toddlers have been kicked out of a parkette near Kingston Road and Victoria Park in the Beach neighbourhood, the city says, due to resident complaints. "How out of control could they be?" asks Greyson's mother, Meagan Ryder.
Two attackers seized hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen on Tuesday, killing one hostage by slitting their throat before being killed by police, a security official said. The identities of the attackers and motive for the attack are unclear, according to the official, who was not authorized to be publicly named. French President Francois Hollande and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve are en route to the town of Saint-Etienne-en-Rouvray where the hostage-taking took place, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on France-Info radio.
Warren, a favourite among liberals, told the Democratic National Convention that the party must unite around Clinton after a divisive primary with Bernie Sanders. In the convention's keynote address, Warren told an excited crowd: "I'm with Hillary.
Mayor Mike Spence says about 50 employees at the Port of Churchill were handed layoff notices on Monday afternoon, and another 40 or 50 people expecting calls back are learning that there's no work for them. Spence said he's contacting the provincial and federal governments to see if they can intervene. Workers say OmniTrax, the Denver-based company that runs the port, issued two-week layoff notices around 3:30 p.m. CT to a group of employees in the company's lunchroom.
While the theme of Vancouver's Pride Week this year is "better together," some groups are expressing their frustration by remaining separate. In solidarity with Black Lives Matter Vancouver's protest of the Vancouver pride parade for including a police float, queer Muslim group Salaam and queer South Asian group Trikone are also sitting out this year's pride parade. Cicely-Belle Blain, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter, said many queer people of colour feel excluded from the mainstream queer community.
A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, police said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death. When he was done, Satoshi Uematsu, 26, had left dead or injured nearly a third of the almost 150 patients at the facility in a matter of 40 minutes in the early Tuesday attack, the deadliest mass killing in Japan in decades, authorities said. Security camera footage played on TV news programs showed a man driving up in a black car and carrying several knives to the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Sagamihara, 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of Tokyo.
American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world. A bill backed by Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and others promises to ban the sale and possession of shark fins to ensure U.S. fishermen and seafood dealers no longer participate in the global fin trade. "America can become a global leader by shutting down the domestic market for shark fins," Booker said.
Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behaviour or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families. "Historically those symptoms have been written off as a psychiatric issue, or as just part of aging," said Dr. Zahinoor Ismail of the University of Calgary, who presented the checklist at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto.
The parents of Shea Fright, a Winnipeg woman who was killed by an impaired driver on Highway 207 last month, are speaking publicly about the loss of their daughter and urging motorists not to drink and drive. Kelly and Leah Fright fought back tears as they talked on Monday about the day their 29-year-old daughter died. Shea Fright was driving in the early morning hours of June 26 — decompressing after a night working at a Winnipeg bar before going home — when her car was struck by a pickup truck on the highway six kilometres west of Lorette, Man.
Ethan Dean will be living his dream on Tuesday. The six-year-old has a garbage truck bedspread and pillow. Now, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he's going to experience what it's like to be a garbage truck driver.
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The nephew of Rob Ford, the late Toronto mayor who won notoriety for admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in office, has won his uncle's old seat on the city council. The council seat had been vacant since Rob Ford died in March of cancer at age 46. Michael Ford, the son of Rob Ford's sister, won with almost 70 percent of the votes, beating 11 other candidates.
Fires crews are battling to constrain the massive wildfires currently blazing in California. Mountainous areas north of Los Angeles have been ablaze since Saturday, threatening up to 2,000 homes. 1,500 homes in the Santa Clarita area have been evacuated. The flames are currently sweeping through an area of 22,000 acres. A combination of blistering high and low humidity first sparked the fire on Friday in the Sand Canyon area. Strong winds then fanned the flames and spread smoke, blackening the sky over Los Angeles. Hundreds of firefighters are tackling the blaze, along with 30 water-dropping helicopters and flame retardant-dropping planes.
Mon, Jul 25: Study finds a third of Canadian men don't get enough sleep, opening them up to future health problems. Jennifer Palma with some simple steps to help men become more proactive with their health. Today's Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave.
On Monday, Calgary city council agreed to move forward on creating gender-neutral washrooms in civic buildings. "I do know people in Calgary's trans community who are challenged going out in public if they know they'll have trouble accessing washrooms," said Coun. Brian Pincott, who brought forward the motion.
Former Conservative immigration minister Jason Kenney says he has yet to make up his mind about whom, if anyone, he will support in the federal Tory leadership race, but if he does lend his assistance, the candidate will need to be bilingual. "I think it's non-negotiable that the leader of a national party should be able to communicate in both of our official languages," Kenney said after sitting on the democratic reform committee's summer session. Milton MP Lisa Raitt said she is leaning toward a run, and there are the undeclared possibilities of former Tory defence minister Peter MacKay, former Speaker of the House Andrew Scheer and ex-Dragon's Den star Kevin O'Leary.
A Behchoko, N.W.T., man is facing charges after a vehicle was followed and intentionally hit this morning on Highway 3.
A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded late Monday night as gunfire erupted in the Watts section of the city, authorities said. The Southeast Division police station said officers were searching the area for suspects. Police did not provide further details on the injured officer, but the Los Angeles Times reported that the officer was struck in the left arm and was expected to survive.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the U.N. Mine Action Service offices and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven U.N. guards, Somali police officials said.
Thanks to smart conservation from North Battleford businesses and residents, the city says it can keep up with the current demand for water. The city shut down the F.E. Holliday plant at noon on Friday as a large oil slick approached the city on the North Saskatchewan River. Officials said they do not know how long the treatment plant will be shut down but more information will be provided later in the week.
Mon, Jul 25: RCMP confirm two men shot in Surrey over the weekend were likely innocent victims. One man died and as John Hua reports, relatives are calling the pair "good kids with good educations".
The initial shock of losing their fish plant is beginning to wear off in Norman's Cove-Long Cove, and now people in the community are grappling with what the future may hold. About 240 people were thrown out of work when the Dorset Fisheries processing plant at the bottom of Trinity Bay burned to the ground on the evening of July 21. "It was a heartbreak," Charles White, a plant worker, said.
A new Canadian air carrier will make its inaugural flight from Edmonton this week, when a Boeing 737-400 with enough room for 156 passengers takes off for Hamilton on Friday. The flight is offered by NewLeaf Travel, an ultra-low cost carrier that is launching flights to 11 Canadian cities, starting on Monday. The Friday flight to Hamilton is the first NewLeaf flight scheduled for the Edmonton International Airport. In comparison, the same flight is offered by WestJet for $150 more, while Air Canada doesn't offer the option.
Britain's decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate, U.S. Treasury Department experts say. The report issued Monday by Treasury's Office of Financial Research comes a day after global finance officials promised to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain's "Brexit" referendum last month and to boost sluggish growth. The vote, which surprised financial markets and was a "negative shock" to investor confidence, brings in months or years of uncertainty over British finance, trade and investment, the OFR report says.
Fredericton's Westmorland Street Bridge is down to one lane Monday and Tuesday for washing as part of its routine maintenance, says the Department of Transportation. Similar work was completed on the Princess Margaret Bridge last week.