• B.C. woman kills baby before writing university exam and stuffing body in box

    Courtney Saul, 19, was sentenced to two years' probation in provincial court in Kamloops, B.C. Saul was a student at Thompson Rivers University when her baby, George Carlos, was born on Dec. 15, 2011. “She held the baby for some time, but she had an exam that day,” Crown lawyer Will Burrows said.

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  • Roughrider Joe McKnight killed in argument with motorist

    Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Joe McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the incident involving McKnight happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans. The 28-year-old McKnight was standing outside his car when he was shot by Ronald Gasser, 54, Normand said during a news conference at the scene of the shooting.

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  • 'A clear shot' - police kill suspect, rescue children

    A Washington state police officer responding to a domestic violence call was fatally shot and his fellow officers were still "taking fire" as they removed him from a home, beginning an 11-hour standoff during which authorities say the gunman used two young children as human shields. The fallen officer, Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez, had served with the department since 1999 and was highly respected and experienced, Tacoma Police Chief Donald Ramsdell told reporters Thursday. Dozens of officers had surrounded the home in Tacoma on Wednesday night, urging nearby residents of the working class neighbourhood of single-family homes to shelter in place.

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  • Alberta woman becomes great-great-great-grandmother

    They say that watching your kids bring the next generation into the world is one of the joys of growing old.

  • Flower's Cove woman writing world's hardest math test

    Leah Genge of Flower's Cove is spending her Saturday writing the world's hardest math test. "I always had a picture of the kinds of people who would go to these kinds of competitions and who would do really well," said Genge, a fourth-year mathematics student at Memorial University. Known as the Putnam, the William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition is said to be the most difficult and prestigious math competition in the world.

  • No more 'Melania Trump' underwear or honey for Slovenians

    The future U.S. first lady has hired a law firm in her native country to protect her name and image from being used on numerous products that have sprung up since her husband, Donald Trump, was elected president. Natasa Pirc Musar, director of the Pirc Musar&Partnerji law firm, said Friday that the use of the name "Melania Trump" for commercial purposes without approval of her client would be against the law in the small Alpine state and would represent a violation of personal rights. "Judicial practice in Slovenia is clear: the use of the name, surname and photo of someone for commercial purposes without approval is not allowed," Pirc Musar told The Associated Press, adding that the law firm has sent a press release to all Slovenian media, warning of a possible violation of the Melania Trump registered trademark.

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  • Drunk driver buys more beer as Quebec police officer watches from cruiser

    A 69-year-old man from Cantley, Que., faces multiple charges after a police officer filling up a marked cruiser at a gas station watched an impaired driver walk into the store to buy more beer. An on-duty officer was filling up a marked cruiser and saw a man walking unsteadily into the corner store, carrying an empty case of beer.

  • Snowboarder who died on Blackcomb Mountain identified

    A 27-year-old man from Slovakia has been identified as the snowboarder who died while riding on Blackcomb Mountain. Matej Svana, who most recently lived in Whistler, was riding the Arthur's Choice course with another person when they split up around noon, the B.C. Coroners Service said in a news release. At the time, police said Svana had fallen face first into deep snow and with boards strapped to his feet would have had limited mobility.

  • Winnipeg sex trade booms online as street-level operations decline

    Technology is changing how johns connect with sex trade workers, creating "a whole new class of workers" and causing investigators to fall behind, says a report going to the Winnipeg police board. There's been a large drop in the street-level sex trade in recent years, according to the report, which details police activities in the third quarter of the year (July 1 to Sept. 30) and will be presented Dec. 6. Five to 10 years ago, the Winnipeg Outreach Network, which helps people in high-risk lifestyles, said there were well over 500 people involved in the street-level sex trade.

  • Parents disarm their son who brought guns to Utah school

    Two fast-acting parents disarmed their 15-year-old son at a Utah junior high school Thursday after they noticed the teenager acting peculiarly in the morning and realized he had taken the family's shotgun and handgun, police said. The mother and father arrived shortly after the boy entered a classroom in the northern Utah city of Bountiful and fired one round into the ceiling, injuring no one but leaving a hole the size of a small plate, Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross said. The suspect also pointed the shotgun at his own neck, Ross said.

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  • What does pick-and-pay cable mean for you?

    Thu, Dec 1: The CRTC, Canada's broadcasting regulator, has mandated cable and satellite companies to offer individual stations to customers who want them. But as Sean O'Shea reports, those stations don't necessarily come cheap.

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  • Man rescued after sinkhole swallows him in Toronto's Willowdale neighbourhood

    Fire crews have rescued a man who fell into a sinkhole while walking in the Willowdale neighbourhood in North York.

  • Bolt says 200-meter world record now likely beyond him

    Usain Bolt again said he doesn't plan to run the 200 metres in his final season, realizing that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him. Speaking Friday in Monaco before the IAAF athlete of the year awards, the 30-year-old Bolt said he thought he could dip under the 19-second barrier at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "After last season, I kind of figured out that no matter how hard I work at this point, it probably is going to be hard to get the 200-meter world record," Bolt said.

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  • Fentanyl shipment from China to Victoria intercepted by police, customs

    Victoria police and border officials have intercepted a shipment of 1.45 kilograms of fentanyl bound for Victoria from China, but there are concerns the drug bust only accounts for a small amount of the deadly opioid on B.C. streets. The Canada Border Services Agency intercepted the large shipment of fentanyl in mid-October, Victoria Police said. The package was destined for a Victoria address, but the investigation then led to a home in nearby Saanich, B.C., where more drugs were found — including cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and 6,052 individual doses of a heroin/fentanyl mixture.

  • Ismael Habib likened ISIS to Hells Angels, RCMP undercover agent testifies

    Ismael Habib, 29, told an undercover agent he was a member of the Islamic State and believed the group was "purifying" Syria, Quebec Court Judge Serge Délisle heard Thursday. The RCMP agent known as "the Boss" continued his testimony on the fourth day of the Montreal man's trial on charges of attempting to leave Canada to commit terrorist acts and giving false information to obtain a passport. The Boss, whose real identity is protected under a publication ban, is the third RCMP undercover agent called as a witness by the prosecution, led by federal Crown prosecutor Lyne Décarie.

  • Trudeau undoes father's legacy, former minister says

    David Anderson was a driving force behind the existing moratorium on tanker traffic on British Columbia's West Coast. Anderson, now retired, was a backbencher in the government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Justin Trudeau's father. In 1971, he helped persuade the prime minister to bring in the moratorium. "We managed to get him to put a ban on tanker traffic on the coast, north and south," Anderson said in an interview with On the Island host Gregor Craigie.

  • Rankin Inlet residents still asked to conserve power as generator repairs continue

    Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, residents are still being asked to conserve power after more than a week of problems with generators at the community's power plant. The Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) says conserving power is needed to prevent going back to the rolling power outages that happened Tuesday night when the community was down to two functioning generators. Three of the five power generators in the community are currently up and running with a fourth, the largest, undergoing additional work.

  • SIDS linked to smoking, co-sleeping and over-wrapping, Calgary study finds

    Exposure to cigarette smoke, over-wrapping or co-sleeping can cause higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), researchers at the University of Calgary have found. "For us it's just really important that research is still happening and SIDS is talked about," said Sarah Cormier, an Airdrie mother whose daughter, Quinn Isla, died of SIDS at the age of four months in 2014.

  • Police don helmets, keep guns drawn outside Fairview tattoo shop

    Halifax Regional Police have guns pointed at a building on Ashdale Avenue in Fairview after reports of a man with a knife. Police say an officer went to a home in Fairview this morning to arrest a man in relation to an outstanding breach file.

  • Foster parent, grandfather of Matthew Rich saddened but not surprised by report

    The child advocate's report into the death of Matthew Rich didn't tell Sebastian Benuen anything he didn't already know. Numerous Newfoundland and Labrador government departments failed the four-month-old. So did the RCMP, and the justice system, Carol Chafe's report found. "It feels very, very, very sad," Benuen, Matthew's grandfather, told Labrador Morning.

  • Police investigating reports of organized fights at east-end Toronto school

    Thu, Dec 1: Students say fights are being organized off school property to settle various disputes, and videos showing the incidents are shared on social media. Mark Carcasole reports.

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  • Former Ontario doctor reprimanded after committee finds he sexually abused patient

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario delivered the reprimand to Dr. Romulo Fanio Anastasio Jr., who wasn't at Thursday's proceedings. "Your sexual abuse of a patient you treated since she was an infant is deplorable," said Dr. Peeter Poldre, chair of the disciplinary committee. The college's disciplinary committee immediately revoked the Hamilton, Ont., doctor's registration when it released its decision in November, though his records show he had already resigned his membership in July.

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  • IOC will not sign off on Tokyo's $20b budget for 2020 Games

    Calling Tokyo's proposed $20 billion budget unacceptable, IOC vice-president John Coates urged Japanese organizers on Friday to find ways to make the 2020 Olympics more affordable. Coates, speaking at the end of a co-ordination commission review of Tokyo's preparations, said the International Olympic Committee would not accept the budget put forward by Tokyo organizers. "The IOC is not in a position to accept a budget of $20 billion," Coates said at a news conference.

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  • Stolen Nazi concentration camp gate believed found in Norway

    The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago, prompting an international outcry, appears to have been found in western Norway, police said Friday. The gate, bearing the slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," was located in the Bergen area of Norway after authorities received an anonymous tip, German police said in a statement. Authorities said they were trying to determine if the recovered gate is authentic, but police said there was a "high probability it is the iron gate stolen in Dachau," Bavarian police said.

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