A Crown prosecutor says an Edmonton man accused of murdering two co-workers and wounding others during a "stabbing spree" at a grocery warehouse in 2014 planned to kill anyone he could find. Jayme Pasieka, 32, faces 10 charges including first-degree murder and attempted murder. Prosecutor Kim Goddard told the jury that the Crown intends to prove that Pasieka, dressed all in black with a knife in each hand, randomly slashed and stabbed workers as he walked through a huge Loblaws complex on Feb. 28, 2014.
The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents' expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens. By 16, she was a skinhead spouting white supremacist rhetoric, giving stiff-armed Nazi salutes and tagging public property with swastikas.
Steve Bayers, his son Ben and his friend Adam Inch were building a snow fort in Lawrencetown on Saturday when the roof suddenly caved in, pinning the man's arms and legs underneath him. Bayers said the two boys were just feet away from him, screaming in the pitch black, but he couldn't move under the weight of the snow to help them. He told the two 13-year-old boys not to panic and to keep breathing. Bayers said it seemed impossible to get out until his five-year-old golden retriever, Zoose, began digging him out of the snow.
The woman who was viciously beaten while working at a youth home northeast of Edmonton has had hours of surgery and faces a long road to recovery. Heather Vanderzee, 63, was working alone at the Elk Island Child and Youth Ranch facility on Feb. 4 when she was attacked. In an exclusive interview with CTV Edmonton, Vanderzee says she can't remember the attack, or being taken to hospital, or the names of the boys who attacked her.
Residents of a community just north of Calgary attended a candlelight vigil Monday evening to show their support for the family of a six-year-old boy who died in hospital after he and his brother fell through the ice on a canal earlier that day. “Our lives aren’t that important that we can’t take the time and pay our respects and show the family that we care,” said neighbourhood resident Vanessa Clarke at the candlelight vigil. “The area where this happened is a residential area and they live in the area so it wasn’t as if the boys had strayed far from home by any stretch,” said RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters.
Four American tourists were pursuing their passion for golf during a weekslong trip to Australia when they were killed Tuesday after a light plane carrying them on an offshore excursion crashed into a suburban Melbourne shopping mall and burst into flames, said Australian officials and a family member of one victim. The twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air crashed about 45 minutes before the Direct Factory Outlet mall in Essendon was due to open, Police Minister Lisa Neville said. The U.S. Embassy in Canberra confirmed that the four victims besides the pilot were U.S. citizens.
An Ontario science teacher accused of telling his high school students they could die as a result of vaccination had a history of pushing anti-vaccine theories, a disciplinary hearing heard Tuesday. A public health nurse who went to the school in Waterford, Ont., to administer vaccines nearly two years ago told the Ontario College of Teachers that she felt threatened by Timothy C. Sullivan, a teacher who confronted her repeatedly that day. Angela Swick said Sullivan accused her of withholding information from students about the shots they were receiving and tried to interfere with her work.
Ontario's Progressive Conservative Leader will support an anti-Islamophobia motion from a Liberal member and is encouraging his caucus to do the same. Patrick Brown's support means the Ontario motion is unlikely to garner the kind of political debate seen over a similar motion in the House of Commons. The Ontario motion, from Liberal backbencher Nathalie Des Rosiers, is to be debated Thursday.
The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition. Most of the dead and injured were college students on the way to a camping trip on Monday when the brakes on their chartered bus apparently failed on a steep downhill road. The students, mostly taking computer courses, were less than 30 minutes from their destination when the crash occurred, he said.
At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous but increasingly popular trafficking route to Europe. The bodies were found near the western Libyan city of Zawiya on Monday, Red Crescent spokesman Mohammed al-Misrati told The Associated Press, adding that he feared more might surface. The Red Crescent's branch in Zawiya said there are bodies still floating out at sea but it has no means to retrieve them.
A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. Whittier Officer Keith Lane Boyer died and Officer Patrick Hazell was wounded when they answered a report of a traffic accident in the eastern Los Angeles County suburb. "When they get him out of the car, they go to pat him down for weapons, they can see he's got tattoos all over his face and all over his neck," county sheriff's Lt. John Corina said.
Ontario's attorney general is calling on the federal government to help speed up the justice system by appointing more judges and making specific changes to the country's Criminal Code. Yasir Naqvi made the requests Tuesday, saying they came in light of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on the constitutionally guaranteed right to be tried within a reasonable time. The top court's ruling last year, known as "the Jordan decision," set out new deadlines for completing trials: up to 30 months in superior courts and 18 months for cases at the provincial level.
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance. The debacle topped Le Pen's three-day visit to Lebanon, where she held her first campaign meeting with a head of state. "I consider the headscarf a symbol of a woman's submission," Le Pen told reporters at the end of her visit.
The National Zoo in Washington has said its final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao. The zoo packed up the American-born panda Tuesday for a one-way flight to Chengdu, China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program. Bao Bao left the zoo Tuesday morning in a special crate and began her 16-hour flight to China on Tuesday afternoon from Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
Canadian special forces have shifted their operations in northern Iraq to put pressure on ISIL in places outside the strategic city of Mosul — including along the border with Syria. The objective: To figure out the good guys from the bad so Iraqi military forces and coalition aircraft can attack. High atop a rocky hilltop Monday, two Canadian soldiers sat in a makeshift bunker located more than a kilometre behind the frontline between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
On a stop in Sherbrooke, Que., during his January cross-country tour, Trudeau insisted on speaking only in French, even in response to questions asked in English from the province's anglophone minority. A Montreal-based anglophone ad vocacy group, which sent a critical letter to the prime minister about the town hall, received a formal apology from Trudeau on Feb. 14 and published his letter on its website Monday. "As for the Sherbrooke town hall, I would like to express my sincere regrets," read the letter, written in English and signed by Trudeau.
In a story Feb. 20 about same-sex marriage laws and teen suicides, The Associated Press, relying on figures published in a JAMA Pediatrics study, reported erroneously the number of surveyed students who said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual. Johns Hopkins researcher Julia Raifman said Tuesday that the number was 26,252, not about 230,000. Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.
Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died. Vitaly Churkin, who died Monday at a hospital at age 64, had been Russia's envoy at the U.N. since 2006. City medical examiners concluded Churkin's death needed further study, which usually includes toxicology and other screenings.
A campaign to exclude police from Vancouver's Pride Parade is experiencing pushback from a group that says not allowing officers to take part risks undermining the positive relationship between the LGBTQ community and law enforcement. Sandy Leo Laframboise, a longtime transgender activist in the city, said more than 2,600 people have signed a counter-petition opposing demands from a local chapter of Black Lives Matter that the Vancouver police be banned from this year's parade. How do the oppressor and oppressee work together if they're not involved together, if we don't have those open discussions?" Laframboise asked Monday.
By Sankalp Phartiyal and Devidutta Tripathy MUMBAI (Reuters) - Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit will charge a tariff for its services from April, but will offer sharp discounts for a year to those who sign up by the end of March, billionaire Indian owner Mukesh Ambani said on Tuesday. In a speech broadcast live on Reliance Industries' social media accounts, Ambani - India's richest man - said the Jio unit already had 100 million subscribers and that the network was expected to cover most of the country's population by end 2017. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, launched in September 2016, has roiled India's telecoms market by offering free voice and cut-price data plans that are slated to run through March 2017, forcing rivals such as Bharti Airtel to respond with price cuts of their own.
Seniors who have a hard time getting nutritional food are taking part in a Meals on Wheels pilot project in the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor.
Joachim da Fonseca is passionate about the trowel trades, and now the P.E.I. stonemason is being recognized with a City of Charlottetown Heritage Award for his work.
HERstory in Black is a digital photo series spearheaded by Mills, a senior communications officer at the CBC as well as the founder of How She Hustles, a network of 5,000 diverse women. Over the course of the week, CBC will profile several women who took part in the photo shoot online, on CBC Radio as well as on CBC News Network.