• Nurse accused of killing eight seniors went to rehab twice: friend

    Just a few weeks ago, Elizabeth Wettlaufer gave away her beloved dog, Nashville, a spry Jack Russell terrier. On Tuesday, Wettlaufer was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of seniors in her care — seven of them at a nursing home just a 15-minute walk from her apartment in Woodstock, Ont. Wettlaufer would often join their tight little group as they sat on the grass outside the apartment when the weather was nice, chatting the night away, Gilbert said.

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  • Former Spitfire Ben Johnson sentenced to 3 years in prison

    Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson has been sentenced to three years in prison for a sexual assault conviction. Johnson will be listed with the sex offender registry for 20 years. Johnson's lawyer Patrick Ducharme said an appeal of the conviction will most likely be filed on Wednesday.

  • Hospital frustrated by no shows for MRI appointments

    Health officials on P.E.I. are frustrated by the number of people not showing up for their MRI appointments. On average three people a week fail to show up for their MRI appointments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. "It's a limited resource and we don't like to see any appointment times wasted," said Gailyne MacPherson, the provincial director of diagnostic imaging.

  • Judge finds Kellie Johnson not criminally responsible for killing son, 5

    Johnson, 38, was charged with the first-degree murder of Jonathan Vetter, who was stabbed to death in his sleep at her home. On Tuesday, Court of Queen's Bench Judge Neil Gabrielson told the court Johnson suffered from schizophrenia and she was hallucinating when she slashed the boy's throat.

  • British Airways flight diverted to Vancouver after cabin crew becomes ill

    A British Airways A380 aircraft on its way from San Francisco to London made an emergency landing in Vancouver late Monday after crew members became unwell, sending 25 to hospital. Flight BA286, carrying about 400 passengers, was surrounded by emergency vehicles shortly after it touched down at Vancouver International Airport around 11:30 p.m. PT. It appears all of those hospitalized were cabin crew.

  • Mother heartbroken after no criminal charges recommended in B.C. party-bus death

    The grieving mother of a 23-year-old woman who died after falling out of a party bus says she's heartbroken that criminal charges won't be laid in the case. Vancouver police said Tuesday that a malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of Chelsea James. The owner and driver have been fined under the Motor Vehicle Act, but there is no offence in the Criminal Code to charge them with, police said.

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  • Calgary man, 47, killed in workplace incident near Fox Creek

    A 47-year-old Calgary man died Sunday after he was injured on a Shell worksite near Fox Creek. Occupational Health and Safety says the incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. when workers were pumping water to another site. "The pump started revving and when workers went to investigate, a hose on the pump let go and hit one of the workers," said Lauren Welsh, a spokeswoman for Alberta Labour.

  • Quebec school board must pay boy who had chemical substance poured over his head

    A Montreal-area school board has been ordered to pay $15,000 to a student who had a corrosive substance poured over his head in a chemistry class. The boy was 15 years old in February 2015 when a friend of his sprinkled some sodium hydroxide into his hair as a joke. The judge's ruling said the chemical product reached his brain.

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  • 'Another sad day in the neighbourhood' as Ontario nurse charged with 8 murders

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. — Members of a southwestern Ontario community that is no stranger to tragedy expressed shock and outrage Tuesday after learning that a local nurse was accused of killing eight seniors in her care by using drugs.

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  • Trudeau's patience tested as protests interrupt youth labour event

    Protesters turned their backs and some people fired angry questions towards Justin Trudeau at a youth labour forum Tuesday in Ottawa. The prime minister voiced some frustration, but thanked the crowd for "challenging" him.

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  • At alleged Woodstock killer's home, neighbours in shock

    Friends and neighbours of Elizabeth Wettlaufer are in in disbelief as they learn the Woodstock, Ont., woman has been charged with killing eight elderly people at the nursing homes where she worked as a registered nurse. People who know Wettlaufer describe a friendly, unassuming woman. Known as "Beth" around the apartment complex, neighbours say Wettlaufer lived alone with her small dog, Nashville.

  • Trump, GOP look to 'Obamacare' report as comeback lifeline

    Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum. The Republican presidential nominee, trekking across must-win Florida, insisted "Obamacare is just blowing up" after the government projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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  • Drogba makes brief appearance, but not expected to play for Impact against DC

    Didier Drogba made a brief appearance at the Montreal Impact's practice on Tuesday but is unlikely to play in a playoff game this week against D.C. United. Coach Mauro Biello does not expect the former Chelsea star to play when the Impact travel to D.C. United for an MLS single-game knockout match on Thursday night, which will end the club's season if they lose. "I don't think the chances will be good," said Biello.

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  • Landscape photographer of the year - the winners

    These are the spectacular winners of the 2016 Landscape Photographer of the Year awards. Dramatic coastal views, busy city-scapes and glorious countryside vistas were all recognised by the judges, who were looking for photographs that capture the UK’s rich and diverse landscapes. A picture of a frantic storm of swallows on the Brighton seafront, taken by photographer Matthew Cattell, was crowned the overall winner.  Charlie Waite, the founder of the Awards, said: “The sense of movement is palpable in Matthew’s photograph and you really feel what it would have been like to stand beside him.  “The starlings seem to be swirling around the iconic remains of Brighton’s West Pier in a manner reminiscent of the tornado in the Wizard of Oz.” The Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are held in association with VisitBritain.  Winning entries will be displayed on the Balcony of London Waterloo from 21st November 2016 - 5th February 2017.  The Awards book, Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 10 (AA Publishing) is available now.

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  • Life sentence appeal dismissed for man guilty of Hay River homicides

    The The N.W.T. Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal made by an N.W.T. man facing life in prison for murder. Last year, Benedict Corrigal pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend, Carol Buggins, and her new partner, Garfield McPherson, in a Hay River apartment in 2012. Corrigal was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for 17 years.

  • RCMP seek public's help to find missing Yellowknife man

    RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye out for Wilbert Andre and his vehicle after he was reported missing Sunday night and there is concern for his wellbeing. Andre, 29, drove away from his home in Yellowknife at around 5:40 p.m. Oct. 23. Police canvassed the area around his home and expanded the search to areas around Yellowknife and roads leading out of Yellowknife.

  • Remand Centre inmate dies in hospital

    A man in the custody of the Winnipeg Remand Centre has died in hospital, the province confirmed. The inmate was transported to hospital in serious condition earlier in the day, a Manitoba Corrections spokesperson wrote in an email. "We are not able to provide any additional medical information or discuss his condition due to personal health and privacy laws," the spokesperson wrote.

  • Sask. government closing cafeteria that lost $100K

    A cafeteria run by the Saskatchewan government that lost more than $100,000 last year is being shut down. Nov. 4 will be the last day for the Prairie View cafeteria at the T.C. Douglas Building in Wascana Centre. "The cafeteria had been operating at a loss," Troy Smith, the executive director of corporate services with the central services ministry, said in an interview.

  • Toronto renters blast remote security system after homeless men found asleep in shared spaces

    In two Toronto apartment buildings, the security situation has deteriorated to the point where homeless people have been able to take up residence in basement bathrooms and laundry rooms. Residents at the Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue-area apartment towers say the problems began when management, Starlight Investments, got rid of their human security guards in favour of a video camera-based security system around two years ago. Since then, the residents say, their buildings have become such easy marks that people can infiltrate shared spaces like laundry rooms.

  • Case of nursing home deaths should change provincial regulations, criminologist says

    A criminology professor at Western University says the case of a nursing home worker accused of killing eight elderly residents should lead to changes in they way nursing homes are monitored in Ontario. Mike Arntfield, a former police officer who also hosts the television show To Catch a Killer, spoke Tuesday with CBC News, not long after Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, 49, was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder. Wettlaufer was charged in connection with the deaths of residents in the southwestern Ontario nursing homes where she worked.

  • New ways to recycle tires in Nova Scotia considered

    "In some markets they make crumb that's used in sports fields," said Jeff MacCallum, the CEO of Divert Nova Scotia. The company has had a contract with Divert Nova Scotia for the past seven years, but that could change. The Lafarge Cement Plant in Brookfield is considering using tires as a fuel source.

  • Fewer than 800 workers remain on site as Muskrat Falls shuts down

    A large number of out-of-work Muskrat Falls employees have flown out of Happy Valley-Goose Bay since Saturday when a group of protesters walked onto the main site and began inhabiting some of the project's living quarters. Neither Astaldi nor Nalcor have confirmed the exact amount, but workers have told CBC news at least 1400 people have been sent home. "It's frustrating, I guess," Dean Pittman told CBC's Labrador Morning while waiting for a flight home to the Northern Peninsula.

  • These are the most lawless countries in the world

    These are the world’s most lawless countries, according to the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law index.  The index judges how the rule of law is experienced by members of the public in everyday situations in 113 countries and jurisdictions.  It measures a number of indicators, including constraints on government power, levels of corruption, security, open government and criminal justice, to consider how laws are used and enforced.  The WJP uses the testimonies of local residents and legal experts to compile their data - the aim being to accurately collate the experiences of the general population, including marginalised groups.  Denmark was found to be the most lawful country, demonstrating the strongest adherence to the rule of law, and the UK was tenth.  In the most lawless countries, the report found that criminal activity goes unchecked, laws are not applied equally, corruption is apparent, and foreign investment does not reach the people who needed it.  These are the ten countries where the rule of law was applied the least effectively.

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  • Saskatchewan couple warns Manitoba inmates, families about high phone bills under new system

    By the time her husband's five-month sentence in the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre (RPCC) was up, the couple faced almost $4,000 in phone bills. Pre-paid long distance calls through Synergy cost $1.00 to connect plus 30 cents per minute up to 20 minutes.

  • Blast in Turkish Mediterranean resort causes slight injuries

    An explosion inside a car left in the parking lot of the local chamber of trade in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya on Tuesday slightly injured about a dozen people, an official said. Mayor Menderes Turel said the cause of the explosion at the Antalya Trade and Industry Chamber was not immediately known. The blast damaged at least four cars in the parking area and shattered glass panels inside the building located some on the outskirts of Antalya.

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