• Pair of deadly crashes possibly linked to alcohol has police officer fuming

    A Calgary police officer is furious with the despair, panic and sorrow caused when drivers get behind the wheel after drinking, as police deal with a pair of fatal collisions in less than a week that are believed to involve alcohol. One person was killed and several of his family members were seriously injured in the crash at Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail northeast early Sunday morning. A Dodge Journey blew through a red light and hit a Kia Forte. A 19-year-old man, who was the front passenger of the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father, who was behind the wheel, and his mother and sister were left in serious condition, police said.

  • Family of murdered B.C. girl reacts to news of killer's prison pregnancy

    Reena Virk's grandfather Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard. "I hope she tries to get better and tries to be a better mother and live her life," said Pallan from his home in Victoria. "I wish her well. The court heard how Virk was swarmed by several girls after trying to join a group of teenagers who had gathered under a Victoria-area bridge to drink and smoke pot.

    The Canadian Press
  • Poll: Clinton gaining ground with young voters

    Hillary Clinton is not a choice the 30-year-old Republican would have predicted, nor one that excites her. Like Golightly, many young voters are coming over to Clinton in the closing stretch of the 2016 campaign, according to a new GenForward poll of Americans 18 to 30. Driving the shift are white voters, who were divided between the two candidates just a month ago and were more likely to support GOP nominee Mitt Romney than President Barack Obama in 2012.

    The Canadian Press
  • Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offers to Bautista and Encarnacion

    At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.

    The Canadian Press
  • Former Toronto drug dealer wants kids to learn from his mistakes

    A former Toronto gang member and drug dealer who was shot five times this past July while leading a fitness class in Christie Pits park, hopes his life story can inspire kids to avoid a criminal lifestyle. In an interview with CBC Toronto host Dwight Drummond, Jose Vivar recalled the moments after the shooting.

  • Toronto's police chief says grey police cars 'very identifiable'

    There may be new Toronto police cruisers on the streets, but some residents say they can't see them. 

  • Jail deemed too dangerous for fentanyl trafficker

    Despite acknowledging that an admitted fentanyl trafficker may well have contributed bodies to Nanaimo's soaring overdose death rate, a provincial court judge has opted to keep the 22-year-old out of prison. Judge Ted Gouge decided the pressure on Aden Lee Aaron Rutter to smuggle drugs into jail might be too great for the recovering addict to keep on the straight and narrow. Instead, Gouge gave Rutter a suspended sentence and three years probation for one count of trafficking in fentanyl and one count of trafficking in cocaine.

  • Spray that blocks photo radar may be legal to buy, but not to use, police say

    Montreal police have a warning for motorists trying to avoid getting photo radar tickets by hiding their licence plates — they're on to you. In an interview on CBC Montreal's Daybreak, Insp. André Durocher of the Montreal police traffic safety division said PhotoBlocker spray, a clear substance that reflects light, has been around for a while.

  • 'I just want him to come home,' says wife of man missing for 5 months

    As the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, Stephanie Beardy fears the worst.

  • Human remains found near Red River are 'historic,' police say

    Human remains found in East Selkirk, Man., on the weekend are "historic" and not being investigated as a police matter, RCMP said on Monday. "The RCMP's investigation is now concluded and has been turned over to the Historic Resources Branch of the Province of Manitoba," police wrote in a news release. Human remains were found on the riverbank near the junction of Highway 212 (Ferry Road) and Highway 204 on Saturday afternoon.

  • How autism in girls may help reveal the disorder's secrets

    Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges, but the way autism strikes girls — or doesn't — may help reveal some of the developmental disorder's frustrating secrets. Autism is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. "Autism may not be the same thing in boys and girls," said Kevin Pelphrey, an autism researcher at George Washington University.

    The Canadian Press
  • Guatemalan workers disappear from Quebec farms as work permits end

    Many are facing the end of the four-year work permits that were first implemented in 2011 as part of changes brought to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program by the previous Conservative government, said Denis Hamel, the head of the organization, which goes by its French acronym, FERME. Hamel said the four-year cap also hurts producers and processors in Quebec's agriculture sector, which suffers from a chronic labour shortage. Many of the Guatemalan workers have been returning to the same farm for a decade or more.

  • Leafs waive veteran Michalek, claim Ben Smith off waivers from Colorado

    The Toronto Maple Leafs placed Milan Michalek on waivers Monday and picked up veteran centre Ben Smith. Michalek was acquired by Toronto last February in the trade which sent Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators. Leafs coach Mike Babcock said Michalek would join the Toronto Marlies (AHL) if he cleared waivers.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mississauga mom urging Ontarians to learn from tragedy and get flu shots

    Mon, Oct 24: A mother from Mississauga is sharing her story of loss, in hopes of saving lives. Her son was just two when he died of the flu -- a death his mother says was preventable. Christina Stevens reports.

    Global News
  • Figure skater Scott Hamilton diagnosed with 3rd brain tumour

    Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour . People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour . In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

    Matilda Long
  • Federal Conservatives win reliable stronghold in Alberta byelection

    Conservative Glen Motz, a retired Medicine Hat police officer, cruised to an easy victory as votes were counted Monday night. With more two-thirds of the polls reporting and Motz with more 68 per cent of the votes at around 10 p.m., Liberal candidate Stan Sakamoto offered his congratulations in person at Motz's campaign headquarters. The byelection was called after MP Jim Hillyer died of a heart attack earlier this year in his Parliament Hill office.

    The Canadian Press
  • Car evidence in fatal Saskatchewan farm shooting out of police custody: lawyer

    Chris Murphy represents the family of Colten Boushie, who was killed Aug. 9 after the SUV he was riding in with four other people drove onto the rural property west of Saskatoon. "I notified the Crown and the RCMP on Monday, the 12th of September, that this vehicle was not in police custody and that police had to do whatever they could immediately to get that vehicle back," Murphy said from Toronto.

    The Canadian Press
  • Steven Blaney kicks off Conservative leadership campaign with proposed niqab ban

    Quebec MP Steven Blaney is running for leadership of the Conservative Party, and his first major policy position is a ban on the niqab and a promise to invoke the notwithstanding clause if courts strike down his new measures. The former minister in the cabinet of Stephen Harper said he will introduce legislation that would forbid the Islamic face-covering while voting and taking the oath of citizenship. The measures are necessary, Blaney said, to "ensure the sustainability of our integration model" and to protect women's rights.

  • Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash

    Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony. The retired factory worker had spent an evening gambling at a desert casino and was sound asleep when the bus heading to Los Angeles smashed into the rear of a slow-moving tractor-trailer. The crash killed the bus driver and 12 passengers and injured 31 other people.

    The Canadian Press
  • Waterways residents moved back home long before it was okay

    Waterways has been hard hit by natural disasters in the last few years. May's wildfire levelled over 300 homes in the community. Up until October, it was unclear whether residents would be allowed to return at all because changes to provincial legislation prohibited rebuilding in flood zones. The municipality is aware residents of Waterways and other fire damaged communities have been living in their homes despite the restrictions.

  • Liberals promise to bring Yazidi refugees to Canada within 4 months

    The federal government is committing to take urgent steps to bring Yazidi refugees to Canada within four months. During question period today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum announced today that Liberals will support a wide-ranging motion from the Opposition Conservatives to help survivors of ISIS genocide. The vote is set to take place in the House of Commons tomorrow, and McCallum said he hopes it will pass unanimously given the "gravity" of the situation.

  • Victoria Stafford's killer's appeal swiftly dismissed by Ontario's top court

    Ontario's highest court swiftly dismissed an appeal Monday by the man convicted of killing eight-year-old Victoria Stafford. Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 with no chance of parole for 25 years for kidnapping, sexual assault causing bodily harm and first-degree murder in the 2009 death of the Woodstock, Ont., girl. Rafferty's accomplice, Terri-Lynne McClintic, pleaded guilty in 2010 to first-degree murder.

    The Canadian Press
  • The $67,000 question: Will Oilers group give prize to 50/50 winner who missed deadline?

    The Oilers Entertainment Group says the man who bought a winning 50/50 ticket at a hockey game last week - then missed the deadline to claim his $67,000 prize - won't have to wait long to learn whether his luck was good that day or very, very bad. Clayton Hinkey bought his ticket during the Oilers game against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, Oct. 16. Hinkey said he hopes the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation will agree to give him the $67,692.50 prize.

  • Kathleen Ganley says marijuana wasn't 'cash cow' for Colorado

    Alberta's justice minister says marijuana has not been a "cash cow" for Colorado, but neither has it led to widespread criminal activity. Kathleen Ganley travelled to Colorado late last week to talk to U.S. officials about how they dealt with the legalization of marijuana in their state. The priority for the province, Ganley says, is to get a regulatory framework in place to ensure that pot stays out of the hands of children, and that our roadways remain safe from impaired drivers.



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