James Forcillo will be sentenced to at least five years in prison for the attempted murder of Sammy Yatim, the 18-year-old shot dead aboard a streetcar in July 2013. The decision will effectively reject Forcillo's constitutional challenge of the mandatory five-year minimum 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.
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.
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 said Allen "was cowardly" for evacuating the emergency headquarters in Fort McMurray — relocating to Anzac and Lac La Biche. CBC agreed not to reveal their identities to protect their jobs. The firefighters also said the evacuation was called too late.
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.
With its gameboy-style control panels, circular rooms and intricate glass ceilings, this hundred-year-old power plant could be the set of a retro sci-fi movie. Kelenfold plant in Budapest was built in 1914, merging industrialism with art deco architecture. Most of the building has since fallen into disrepair, although a small part of it is still in use. The splendid interior has attracted the attention of Hollywood - it has been used as a filming location for for films, including Spy and the Chernobyl Diaries. And it also caught the eye of urban photographer Roman Robroek. “I have never seen such industrial architecture in my life and it was amazing to see,” he said. "It is truly a very unique location and I’m very happy to have seen it with my own eyes. "The control room will not be destroyed, nor will it be restored, and you can see that nature is slowly taking it back. "There was a leakage from rain, thus causing decay. "It’s a rare gem among abandoned locations - even though the power plant itself isn’t completely abandoned - and was on my wish-list to visit for a very long time.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An international team of visitors to Newfoundland isn’t there this summer to check out the St. John’s harbourfront or go whale watching. Research done by a team of archaeologists led by Sarah Parcak found evidence of a past Norse Viking settlement at Point Rosee, a narrow peninsula in southern Newfoundland.
The Canadian Dairy Commission is churning out yet another price increase, this time to butter and skim milk powder. Carolyne McIntyre-Jackson, who owns Crave Cupcakes, says each of her six stores buys about 400 pounds of butter every week. "We use real ingredients, we use milk and we use eggs and we use butter," McIntyre-Jackson tells CBC News.
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.
Wed, Jul 27: The last two Martin Mars water bombers are for sale, with one drawing huge crowds to an airshow in the U.S.
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 mayor of a Massachusetts city says he won't remove a Black Lives Matter banner hanging over city hall even as police officers from across the state intend to rally against it. The city police union and other Massachusetts officers plan to rally against the banner Thursday after Curtatone denied an earlier request to replace it with an "All Lives Matter" banner. The Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition says it opposes the "exclusionary message" the current banner sends.
As Pokemon Go brings people out of their homes and into the streets, a Saskatoon man who was bear-sprayed in the face in an attempted robbery on Monday is warning the public to be aware of their surroundings at night.
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.
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, near Bayview Avenue near Bayview Ridge. "I said, 'I can't believe the city would give you a permit to cut down so many trees,'" she told CBC.
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.
A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away. According to Bastille, an Atlanta-based research team, eight wireless keyboards made by companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Radio Shack and Toshiba send keystroke data from the board to the USB dongle that connects to your computer without the encryption needed to mask what someone is typing. Wireless keyboards that connect to your computer with small USB dongles transmit keystrokes over a radio frequency, which Bastille was able to intercept using a radio transponder used for controlling drones that costs about $50 on Amazon, and an antenna that boosts the range to about 75 metres.
A beautiful day on the waters of Trinity Bay turned into a near-death experience for a Whitbourne man after a small boat collided with a humpback whale Monday morning. Tony's son, Roger Morgan, was at the controls, enjoying the first day of his holidays, while son-in-law Terry Rose sat at his side. A whale unexpectedly surfaced in their path, resulting in a violent collision that brought the boat to a crashing halt, sending the 79-year-old Tony Morgan overboard and into the water.