James Forcillo is in rare company — a police officer headed for jail time. In July 2013, Forcillo shot and killed Sammy Yatim, 18, on an empty Toronto streetcar. Ontario Superior Court justice Edward Then sentenced Forcillo on Thursday to six years in prison for attempted murder.
Some children who haven't yet reached their teens are being recruited for sex work in Edmonton, as child prostitution becomes more prevalent because of the economic downturn, say frontline workers in social service agencies. In the 20 years Mark Cherrington has worked in youth court in this city, he has met and helped child prostitutes as young as 10. "We're having a lot more kids having to find their own resources to meet their basic needs," Cherrington says, adding that finding a place to sleep can be challenging in Edmonton, where housing is chronically short.
Heather Cassels was in disbelief while cycling down Bayview Avenue south of York Mills Road last Thursday when she saw that workers were cutting down a grove of trees near her home. The city said it is investigating after a developer cut down 30 trees, many of which were over 100 years old, on both sides of Bayview Ridge at Bayview Avenue. "I said, 'I can't believe the city would give you a permit to cut down so many trees,'" she told CBC.
Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton's missing emails — but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot news conference Wednesday that doubled as counter-programming to the ongoing Democratic National Convention. Former President Bill Clinton delivered an impassioned speech at the Democratic National Convention praising his wife, Hillary Clinton.
Ontario Provincial Police said the family was travelling westbound in the far-right lane of the 407 in a 1948 Chevrolet when something happened to the right rear tire that caused the driver to lose control. "None of us are ready for that," Christine Sargeson, a friend of the Harpleys for 30 years, told CBC News.
Wed, Jul 27: We're all on alert these days for online scams promising big returns for an investment. But what if it comes from a Facebook friend? Anne Drewa has a horror story.
Fort McMurray fire Chief Darby Allen calls recent criticism of his team's handling of the wildfires in May an unwelcome distraction from the rebuilding that needs to be done. Last month, two firefighters working the day the wildfire tore through the northern Alberta city harshly criticized those in charge for not calling for evacuation sooner. One suggested it "was cowardly" for evacuating the emergency headquarters in Fort McMurray — relocating to Anzac and Lac La Biche. CBC agreed not to reveal identitiesof the firefighters to protect their jobs. The firefighters also said the evacuation was called too late.
An overnight fire destroyed two buildings and numerous cars, and caused several small explosions at an auto recycling depot. Firefighters were called to the business, located in an industrial park at 28th St. and 5th Ave. N.E., around 1 a.m. on Thursday. Because the fire was spreading quickly, a second alarm was called to bring in more firefighters and equipment.
Blazing star clusters, megawatt supernovas and whirling auroras are among the breathtaking celestial phenomena featured in the shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016. Some over the pictures entered into the world’s biggest astrophotography contest use powerful telescopes to capture unfathomably distant parts of of universe. Others are taken of the night sky right above our heads. All are totally mindblowing. So take a break from all the rubbish that’s going down on terra firma and take a look at the sheer beauty of what hangs up above us.
A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults. Anyone 10 or older charged with first-degree attempted homicide is automatically considered an adult under Wisconsin law. The other girl has been diagnosed with a delusional disorder and a condition known as schizotypy, which a psychologist testified made her vulnerable to believing in Slender Man.
Not everyone is toasting the delivery deal struck between Canada Post and the LCBO this week. Canada Post announced it would give the LCBO a flat rate delivery charge of $12 to ship alcohol through the mail to its customers. Some small business owners rely on Canada Post, too, and they don't get the same discounted prices, not by a long shot.
A daycare provider in Bells Corners wonders what kind of person would place a phoney Kijiji ad encouraging people to come take the toys from her front yard. Heaven Stewart was returning from a weekend away when her daughter called to alert her to an ad offering free toys from her address. By the time she returned to her home a half hour later, nearly all of the items had been taken.
When 23-year-old Siwar Jneid came to Moncton in February, he brought with him eight years of experience as a hair stylist and an eagerness to practise his passion in his new country. What he didn't have was a certificate that allowed him to cut and style hair in the province or a command of the language. Since being in Moncton, he's spent the majority of his time learning English, taking language courses at the multicultural association for 15 hours a week.
The 11-centimetre lizard survived with no food and little water since she was placed in the cargo hold of a plane. Bishop said Nom was found in the baggage department, but that WestJet hadn't given her a full explanation for the gecko's disappearance. A WestJet spokesperson said the company will follow up with Bishop in the next few days to ensure Nom is all right.
Cecil Burke, 53, falsified eight purchase and sale agreements between 2009 and 2011, forging buyers' signatures, making up their mortgage approvals and carrying out a "complex and sophisticated scheme," according to court documents. For each fake sale, Burke would create a document package that varied from house to house but typically included the sale agreement, a trade record sheet, a receipt of funds record and proof of financing. In total, Burke swindled $65,331.12.
The Real Estate Council of B.C. has told a Vancouver real estate agent to stop advising clients on how to avoid the proposed 15 per cent foreign buyers' tax announced earlier this week by the provincial government. The council is investigating Century 21 Realtor Mike Stewart after he circulated an email to clients that describes how a foreign buyer of a pre-sale condo can skirt the new transfer tax, chiefly by selling their contract to buy the pre-sale unit to friends or family who are Canadian citizens or residents. "For those of you who do not have that option, we may be able to sell the pre-sale to a third party at a profit to you," the email goes on to say.
Early in the afternoon, Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Edmonton and the surrounding communities of Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Morinvillle, Big Lake and Villeneuve. At its height, the storm dumped heavy rain in the Edmonton area and caused flash floods. Flooding was so severe in certain areas that some commuters had to be rescued from their vehicles by boats.
It was meant to be a simple transaction: a quick drive from Grande Prairie, Alberta to Surrey, B.C. in a deal that would double the buyer's ice cream truck fleet and launch the business into the Fort McMurray summer season. According to Justice Baker, It all began when Curl saw one of Lepine's 30 ice-cream trucks for sale online. Curl agreed to pay $1,500 up front for a 1991 Chevrolet van with three white freezers, a spare tire, a music box, speaker and stop sign.
If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour. Scientists analyzing data from more than 1 million people found that it takes about 60 to 75 minutes of "moderate intensity" exercise to undo the damage of sitting for at least eight hours a day. Not exercising and sitting all day is as dangerous as being obese or smoking, they found.
The driver of an 18-wheeler truck was run over by his own trailer on Burbridge Avenue in the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth Wednesday afternoon. Halifax Regional Police said the call came in around 1:30 p.m. Police and Department of Labour investigators were on the scene for several hours. Police could not say whether the driver of the of the truck was inside the truck or outside the truck when he was hit, referring further comment on the incident to the Department of Labour.
Wed, Jul 27: An unprecedented warning from the CMHC about Vancouver's super-heated housing market. Keith Baldrey explains.
Mac Kerman picked the wrong month to buy a condo. An animator by trade, Kerman has been living and working in Vancouver for two years. Earlier this month, Kerman signed the paperwork for the purchase of a two-bedroom condo in Mount Pleasant and put down a down payment.
Jason Kenney says Alberta's carbon tax regime is nothing to celebrate as a report comparing Canadian jurisdictions calls Alberta's plan the most aggressive system in the next four years. "News that Albertans will be paying the highest carbon taxes in the country is hardly something to celebrate," Kenney said in a statement Wednesday. Kenney hopes to lead the struggling provincial Progressive Conservatives to power by uniting right wing factions ahead of the next election in 2019.
Mayors outside Metro Vancouver are concerned about the impact of a new 15 per cent tax on their communities. The tax only applies to purchases made by foreign nationals on properties in Metro Vancouver. Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden warns the tax could have "unforeseen consequences" in the communities where it is not applied.
K-days organizers have shut down a vendor who was selling super gliders, a small marsupial, on the midway after complaints from the public. Sugar gliders are nocturnal, gliding possums native to Australia. The compact animals have large eyes making them an attractive, impulse buy, said Ciera Kozak, president of Canadian Sugar Gliders Society, who filed a complaint with K-Days.
A St. John's pharmacy that was in the news for all the wrong reasons years ago is again facing complaints after moving to a new location this summer. Officials with City Centre Pharmacy say the complaints are nonsense and the drug store is being harassed by people who don't like seeing methadone patients. One of its pharmacists, Ann Marie Burke, went to prison for drug trafficking.