A gunman who shot and killed a singer who rose to fame after appearing on "The Voice" travelled to Orlando from another Florida city specifically to attack her and then fatally shot himself, authorities said Saturday. Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a news conference that the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Kevin Loibl of St. Petersburg, Florida, didn't appear to know Christina Grimmie personally. Grimmie was shot to death after giving a concert in Orlando on Friday night.
By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A Canadian judge freed a couple found guilty of planting homemade bombs at a crowded Canada Day holiday party in 2013, saying on Friday the "unsophisticated" pair were entrapped by police who themselves broke the law in their sting operation. The peace bond would make the couple subject to release conditions for up to twelve months, lawyer Mark Jette told Reuters, adding the couple had since been released on bail and would be challenging the order. Earlier on Friday, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce ruled the RCMP manipulated the "unsophisticated" couple into carrying out a plot, saying that they did not have the mental capacity to plan on their own.
A Moncton man has lost 200 pounds over two years by following a daily walking regimen. Kirby Jensen started walking little by little every day in 2014 after his psychologist suggested it as treatment for his anxiety. "It forced me to be around people even though I couldn't talk to them," Jensen said.
A man charged in relation to a violent sexual assault on the UBC campus has died while in custody of the provincial Corrections Service.
It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn, the alligator gar — with a head that resembles an alligator and two rows of needlelike teeth — survived primarily in southern states in the tributaries of Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico after being declared extinct in several states farther north. To many, it was a freak, a "trash fish" that threatened sportfish, something to be exterminated.
A 53-year-old man who fell through the roof of a GoodLife Fitness gym in Windsor, Ont., has died, according to the Ministry of Labour, which is investigating the incident.
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If you've noticed brown patches on your typically green lawn, the culprit could be chinch bugs — tiny insects that feed on grass. Robert Gallant, owner of Atlantic Graduate Lawn Care and Pest Control, said he's noticed more cases of chinch bugs this year than usual. Atlantic Graduate has been applying for permits to spray pesticides at homes in Stratford that are typically not allowed under the town's cosmetic pesticide bylaw.
Donald Trump's flurry of offhand remarks and abrupt zingers on Russia — praising Vladimir Putin, dismissing NATO — have jolted the world, not to mention the U.S. presidential campaign. With Russia's behaviour rattling nerves in the U.S. and abroad, the Republican presidential nominee is accused of cozying up to a "dictator." Of threatening the very underpinnings of America's relationship with Europe.
"It obviously diminishes what someone would offer for the property," said Terry Hall, assistant director of education with the English School District. Penney's company, Metro Environmental Services, specializes in remediation, so he said they would be able to clean up the former school for less than other developers.
Friday morning, Mayor John Tory and representatives of the Toronto Police Force held a celebration at police headquarters: the 25th annual launch party for the police float in the parade. Tory cracked jokes about needing help with his dance moves, and police representatives described the significance of this tradition to the force. Pascale Diverlus, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, is excited about the festival as well. "I think it's an amazing opportunity to draw our culture here, to experience a little bit of home here.
It's just one of the things the Community Support Program has seen over the last six months. The city's Community Support Program is a five person team of beat officers who walk Riversdale, Downtown, and Broadway trying to make the streets safer for everyone. Robin Wintermute is a detective sergeant with the drug street team.
A city park in Windsor, Ont., is overgrown and there's nothing the city can do about it because the park is now home to an endangered species. Fred Francis says the city can't cut the grass at Seven Sisters Park because Butler's gartersnakes call the park home. Being labelled an endangered species in Ontario means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation.
A Quebec provincial police officer was arrested at Montreal's Trudeau airport on Thursday. Landry, a 15-year veteran of the Sûreté du Québec, was charged also in May with assault with a weapon, confinement, mischief, harassment and robbery. Before that, in December 2015, he was charged with impersonating a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.
Banff National Park officials say they've seen a spike in illegal camping this year, with many of the violations coming from people passing through town and others struggling to find an affordable place to live.
A central Indiana couple who were first-time Mega Millions players won the game's $536 million jackpot this month, but they've chosen to remain anonymous, a family spokeswoman said Friday. Hoosier Lottery officials were joined at a news conference with the couple's spokeswoman, Lauren Littlefield, who said the winners have two school-aged children and wanted to shield their names in hopes of keeping their lives as normal as possible. Indiana law allows lottery jackpot winners to remain anonymous, with the money being claimed by a limited liability company or legal trust.
Edmonton cyclists shut down the High Level Bridge Friday afternoon if only for a few minutes. "An individual cyclist is basically lost in the onslaught of traffic," said Peter Adamski. The protest, or critical mass, was also an opportunity to encourage those who plan bike routes to make them more safe and more useful to cyclists, said Victor Dorian.
A series of evening and overnight thunderstorms on Thursday — which brought with them dark clouds, thunder and lightning — dumped more than 20 millimetres of rain in some parts of the province.
A driver trucking a tractor-trailer full of ice cream from Ontario into Manitoba also had illegal cigarettes and $500,000 in cash aboard hidden among the icy treats, RCMP say. A 51-year-old Winnipeg man was transporting a cargo of ice cream from the Greater Toronto Area to B.C. on Monday when RCMP stopped him near the outskirts of Winnipeg. Officers inspected the truck and found cartons of illegal cigarettes and $500,000 in cash hidden among the cargo, RCMP said.
Two Canadian companies have reached a $2.5 million settlement with a Manitoba teen who is disabled for life because he consumed ground beef tainted with E. coli in July 2004. Court documents say the boy was two-and-a-half years old when his mother fed him the meat, which she bought at Superstore on McPhillips Street in Winnipeg. Court documents indicate the boy's lawyers investigated the source of the E. coli and confirmed it was present in the meat the boy ate by identifying a Health Canada Hazard Alert for ground beef at Superstore.
Recreational boaters across Canada will be taking to the water to have some summer fun this long holiday weekend. Current legislation requires recreational boaters to have one life-jacket or personal flotation device (PFD) on board for every person.
The crash happened just after 4 a.m. ET Tuesday on Hurontario Street, also known as Highway 10, north of Highpoint Side Road in Caledon, about 60 kilometres northwest of downtown Toronto. The accused, who cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, appeared in court Friday.
A community group in Sylvan Lake is launching an awareness campaign to get noisy boaters to quiet down. Residents say it's a decades-old discussion, as large speed boats and wakeboard boats with modified mufflers and booming stereo systems often irritate other lake users. "If they don't have any mufflers, they just are earsplitting," he said.
Ducks Unlimited Canada is testing a new type of natural fish ladder at McCarrick's Marsh in P.E.I. that could be a design model going forward. Made with natural all-Island material, such as red sandstone and logs, the fish ladder differs from the other 58 fish ladders Ducks Unlimited co-manages with P.E.I. Fish and Wildlife, most of which are made of steel and concrete built in the 1970s, explained the group's conservation program specialist Jonathan Platts. The natural fish ladder looks like a typical brook, but the rocks and logs were strategically placed, by hand, to be helpful and attractive to fish.
One such worker is Craig Lloy, a casual worker at Corcan Industries, an agency that makes furniture with inmates at the Springhill Institution. Lloy believes he's owed more than $8,000 — funds which are tied up in the Phoenix pay system. Corcan is a "special operating agency" that runs as a business within the Correctional Service Canada, and Lloy began working there in May.