A judge has allowed evidence that Arvin Golic, convicted of killing Burnaby teen Luka Gordic, violated the conditions of his bail by threatening his ex-girfriend who testified at his trial. In June Arvin Golic was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Luka Gordic, two years after the 19-year-old was killed in Whistler, B.C. According to court documents, the evidence consisted of a recording of a phone call Golic's ex-girlfriend made to police in June 2016, and a screenshot of a text message allegedly sent to her by Golic that same day.
The principal of Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton is defending his decision not to allow a memorial to a dead classmate of next year's graduating class in the yearbook. Benjamin Dodding was riding his bicycle in October 2015 when he was struck and killed by a car. Some students have pushed to remember Dodding in the high school yearbook because this would have been his graduating class.
Montreal police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for posting a woman's personal information in three online ads for an escort in late August. CBC News first reported the story of Melissa, a Montreal woman whose personal information was posted in three escort ads without her consent or knowledge.
Lebanese-born Ali Dbouk first opened Ghadir Meat Market in 1992, shortly after arriving in Canada. Dbouk and his family, like most immigrants from the Levant, first settled in Scarborough. With a family background in the meat industry, Dbouk found a location on Lawrence Avenue East to open his shop, which was tucked at the end of a strip mall next to an auto mechanic shop.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the brightest stage in international politics to shine a light on the darkest corners of Canada's story on Thursday, devoting a speech at the United Nations General Assembly to the plight of Canada's Indigenous peoples. "For Indigenous peoples in Canada, the experience was mostly one of humiliation, neglect and abuse," he said. "There are, today, children living on reserve in Canada who cannot safely drink, or bathe in, or even play in the water that comes out of their taps.
The McGill University Health Centre has been authorized to perform blood transfusions to treat a 14-year-old girl with cancer, despite her refusal because it goes against her beliefs as a Jehovah's Witness. In a ruling issued earlier this month, Superior Court Justice Lukasz Granosik concluded that it is lawful to protect a child, sometimes even against their own wishes, when their decision can be fatal or irreversibly alter their lives. It can, however, require blood transfusions, which are forbidden under Jehovah's Witness doctrine.
Calvin Kenny knows he likely won't get much sympathy for what he calls mistreatment at Newfoundland and Labrador's largest men's jail. Kenny, 26, of Fermeuse, on Newfoundland's Southern Shore, will soon be sentenced to federal prison time for killing a man in Conception Bay South last year. "Most of the people won't want to hear a word that comes out of my mouth and I understand that," Kenny said in an interview with CBC News this month.
A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has written a letter of apology to a trans woman for twice calling her "sir" as she was arguing her discrimination case. The judge's apology comes after two groups — the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and the Canadian Bar Association's Nova Scotia branch — recently produced guides for lawyers on how to respectfully interact with trans individuals. The bar association's equity committee consulted with the province's chief justices during the development of its document, and the justices agreed it would be a useful resource to help judges, according to a Nova Scotia judiciary spokesperson.
Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, his talent agent Erin Connor said. Born in West Virginia in 1939 and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Casey excelled in track and field and football and attended Bowling Green State University on an athletic scholarship.
A stern Russian warning Thursday against targeting its special forces in eastern Syria heightened concerns over direct clashes between rival Moscow- and Washington-backed forces fighting for the energy wealth to be found among the Islamic State group's shrinking domain. The warning was followed by an acknowledgement from the Pentagon of an unprecedented, face-to-face meeting between Russian and American military leaders inside or near Syria to address the rising tensions. With both Russian-supported Syrian government forces and rival, U.S.-supported Syrian Democratic Forces determined to follow the bends of the Euphrates River all the way to the Iraqi border, Russia's warning underscored the delicacy of the arrangements that have so far kept the two sides from entering into open conflict.
It was a double tragedy for Mirna Chehab. A 48-year-old man has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death. A lawyer appeared on his behalf before a Fort McMurray judge Wednesday morning. The matter was adjourned until Oct 18th.
Although a number of U.S. states have legalized recreational marijuana, pot remains illegal under federal law, which applies at the border. As a result, Canadians have been turned away by U.S. border officials — sometimes for simply admitting they've used it. Canada is moving to legalize recreational pot use by July 1.
In an area that frequently grabs headlines for violence and crime, residents gathered to tell a different story about their Winnipeg neighbourhood Wednesday evening. The annual walk sees two marches wind their way through downtown neighbourhoods to meet at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre on Langside Street for a free barbecue dinner and concert. "We rally together to stand for safe communities for all," said march organizer Mareike Brunelli.
Former England captain Adam Hollioake says he would return to Kabul "in a heartbeat" despite feeling the blast when a suicide bomber blew himself up just yards from a Twenty20 tournament in the Afghan capital. Hollioake, who is coaching one of six teams in Afghanistan's domestic Shpageeza Cricket League, heard a "loud bang" three overs into the second innings of the match between his Bost Defenders and rivals Mis-e-Ainak Knights on September 13. "I thought it was a big firecracker or something," the Australian-born Hollioake told AFP this week as his players warmed up for their semi-final match.
Jones, in an interview with The Homestretch, called Calgary "film friendly" and said he's been exploring all the area has to offer from the Stampede, to hiking in the Rockies, a Stampeders game and more. Season Three of The Detour got the green light in April and the plot will be based in Alaska for the most part.
Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday. The new arbitration requests, filed in the International Court of Arbitration that oversees the companies' agreement, seeks to stop Toshiba from investing in the so-called Fab 6 facility in Yokkaichi, Japan, unless Western Digital's subsidiary Sandisk is also allowed to invest.
By Julia Love MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - When a devastating earthquake rocked Mexico City on Tuesday, 32 years to the day after another deadly temblor, the city's traumatized inhabitants struggled to understand why disaster had struck twice on the same date. Just two hours after a city-wide seismic drill to mark the earlier tragedy, Mexico City was shaken by a magnitude 7.1 quake, its second major tremor in less than two weeks, which killed at least 100 people in the capital and 230 nationwide. The annual drill is a legacy of the 1985 quake, a harrowing disaster imprinted on the national psyche after claiming over 5,000 lives in Mexico City.
Along southern China's snaking rivers, an ancient fishing community that once lived and worked exclusively on the water has been finding its way to land. Wooden fishing boats, wispy nets and bamboo steering poles are typical of the traditions of the "Tanka" -- the term for generations of rural Chinese who have eked out an aquatic existence. In Guangdong province's Datang town, home to the country's largest surviving Tanka population, this way of life risks evaporating as younger Tanka seek more prosperous opportunities on dry land.
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The hackers who broke into widely used computer utility software in August also tried to infect machines at Microsoft, Intel and other top technology companies, according to research by Cisco Systems released late on Wednesday. Piriform and more recently Avast said in blog posts this week that no damage had been detected, although more than 2 million people had installed tainted versions of CCleaner.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted on the SEC's website , Chairman Jay Clayton said a review of the agency's cybersecurity risk profile determined that the previously detected "incident" was caused by "a software vulnerability" in its EDGAR filing system. The statement said the software was patched quickly after the hack was uncovered in 2016, although the possibility that some may have used it to make illegal profits was only discovered last month.
They should have vanished a century ago after Russia's October Revolution, melted down with the rest of a solid silver tableware set by Faberge, Imperial Russia's legendary jeweller. After the 1917 revolution deposed Tsar Nicolas II, the Bolshevik-ruled Russia that emerged needed money to wage war and consolidate its power. To this end, the valuable possessions of pre-revolutionary elites, including the tsar, aristocratic and bourgeois families as well as the Russian Orthodox Church, were nationalised.
Every time Mohammed al-Ghoraifi visits Najaf he returns with another precious stone on his finger. Like for many pilgrims visiting the Iraqi Shiite holy city, buying a gemstone ring is part and parcel of the experience. Ghoraifi's passion for gemstone rings from Najaf, set with agate stones, rubies or turquoise, is shared by most of the pilgrims, primarily from Iran, who visit the city to pray at Imam Ali's shrine.
As a B.C. Transit bus swings open its doors in front of the Pine Centre Mall in Prince George, a small crowd of people carrying duffel bags and backpacks file on. "They should have put this bus up years ago before people started going missing," said Roger Joseph, 61, who was seated by a window. This bus trip is possible because of two new subsidized routes that run along part of Highway 16 between Prince George and Smithers that officials hope will reduce hitchhiking and provide safe, reliable and affordable transit.