By Noemie Olive SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) - Assailants linked to Islamic State slit the throat of an elderly priest and took several worshippers hostage in a French church on Tuesday before police shot the attackers dead. It was the latest in a wave of attacks in Europe inspired by
Now the toddlers have been kicked out of a parkette near Kingston Road and Victoria Park in the Beach neighbourhood, the city says, due to resident complaints. "How out of control could they be?" asks Greyson's mother, Meagan Ryder.
An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has overturned a teen's acquittal on a sexual assault charge and delivered a blistering rebuke of a lower court judge she said did not understand the law. "It is long beyond debate that, in Canada, no means no," Topolniski wrote. In April, provincial court judge Michael Savaryn found a 15-year-old boy not guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl.
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A Somali immigrant to Canada died after being hospitalized in critical condition following his arrest by Canadian police, Ontario's police watchdog said on its Twitter account on Monday. Media reports cited witnesses saying the man was beaten by a number of police officers as he tried to run into an apartment building during the incident on Sunday. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the man in an Ottawa neighborhood.
North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions, stepping up its rhetoric hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Pyongyang for its nuclear program. Kerry told a regional security conference being hosted by Laos that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons — when the world is trying to rid itself of them — is "very provocative and deeply concerning." He urged the country to follow the lead of Iran, which hammered out a deal to end its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions.
A Nova Scotia man serving a six-year prison sentence for killing two teenage boys in Antigonish County while driving impaired has been granted parole. On Nov. 24, 2011, William Lionel Edmund Byron Fogarty was driving a car on Highway 4 in Tracadie, N.S., when it crossed over the centre line and collided with another vehicle. A drug test revealed Fogarty had methadone, several prescription drugs and Valium in his system at the time of the crash.
An expert in child safety says the key to keeping young children from wandering outside is to get a second door lock and install it up high. A three-year-old Toronto girl was found at a grocery store near her house at 2:20 a.m. on Monday.
Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signalling it was time for them, too, to rally behind her in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump. "Any objective observer will conclude that — based on her ideas and her leadership — Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States," he declared in a headlining address on the opening night of the Democratic convention. Sanders joined a high-wattage lineup of speakers, including first lady Michelle Obama who made a forceful, impassioned case for the Democratic nominee.
While the theme of Vancouver's Pride Week this year is "better together," some groups are expressing their frustration by remaining separate. In solidarity with Black Lives Matter Vancouver's protest of the Vancouver pride parade for including a police float, queer Muslim group Salaam and queer South Asian group Trikone are also sitting out this year's pride parade. Cicely-Belle Blain, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter, said many queer people of colour feel excluded from the mainstream queer community.
SAINTE-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France — Two attackers took hostages inside a French church during morning Mass on Tuesday near the city of Rouen, killing an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, French officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. Another person inside the church in Normandy was seriously injured and is hovering between life and death, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
Protective Services for the Town of Inuvik seized 21 dogs from the home on July 15, and three more dogs were captured July 18. It is against a bylaw in Inuvik to have more than three dogs living at a residence unless registered as a dog team or kennel. Jim Sawkins, director of Protective Services for the Town of Inuvik, said the dogs were in poor condition and had acted aggressively in the area — injuring at least one dog in the neighbourhood.
Mayor Mike Spence says about 50 employees at the Port of Churchill were handed layoff notices on Monday afternoon, and another 40 or 50 people expecting calls back are learning that there's no work for them. Spence said he's contacting the provincial and federal governments to see if they can intervene. Workers say OmniTrax, the Denver-based company that runs the port, issued two-week layoff notices around 3:30 p.m. CT to a group of employees in the company's lunchroom.
The very first round-the-world trip by a solar-powered aircraft has been completed. Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi after a journey around planet Earth that begun in March 2015, fuelled entirely by energy from the sun Pilot Bertrand Piccard safely landed the jet for its final touch-down after travelling from Cairo. He has shared the controls with fellow pilot André Borschberg throughout the pioneering and record-breaking circumnavigation. The final landing brings to an end an epic 17-stage journey, covering 42,000 km and clocking up 558 hours of flight time. Solar Impulse 2 has the wingspan of a Boeing 747, but weighs little more than the average car. It has a cockpit the size of a telephone box, and its wings are covered with 17,000 solar cells, allowing it to fly day and night without fuel. The two Swiss pilots hope their milestone achievement will pave the way for the creation of new energy efficient technologies, and inspire new clean-energy innovations.
Two workers are dead after the paving equipment they were operating rolled into a ditch near Beaverlodge. RCMP say the incident happened Monday afternoon on Highway 672. No other vehicles were involved, and the two workers inside the vehicle were declared dead at the scene.
Ross McGhie and his partner were returning home from a run Sunday when they saw what investigators are calling a confrontation between Abdirahman Abdi and police that led to the Ottawa man's death. An officer located and pursued Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man with mental health issues whose family moved to Canada eight years ago. McGhie and Wendy Dunford first saw the officer and Abdi near the corner of Wellington Street West and Garland Street, and said Abdi was holding a piece of foam construction equipment.
Mon, Jul 25: Metro Vancouver police are raising alarm bells over a new so-called "gym" for Pokemon Go players. But as Ted Chernecki reports, it may not be easy to have it moved.
The parents of Shea Fright, a Winnipeg woman who was killed by an impaired driver on Highway 207 last month, are speaking publicly about the loss of their daughter and urging motorists not to drink and drive. Kelly and Leah Fright fought back tears as they talked on Monday about the day their 29-year-old daughter died. Shea Fright was driving in the early morning hours of June 26 — decompressing after a night working at Royal Manitoba Yacht Club in West St. Paul before going home — when her car was struck by a pickup truck on the highway six kilometres west of Lorette, Man.
Ethan Dean will be living his dream on Tuesday. The six-year-old has a garbage truck bedspread and pillow. Now, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he's going to experience what it's like to be a garbage truck driver.
Post-Secondary Education Minister Donald Arseneault has come out swinging against former attorney general Mike Murphy over the government's controversial program that offers free tuition to low-income students who attend public institutions. "I have better things to do in my day than to pay attention to Mike Murphy. Arseneault was reacting to Murphy's announcement that he and Kelly Lamrock, a former education minister and attorney general in the Graham Liberal government and a defeated NDP candidate, believe the program is unconstitutional and may take the government to court.
Four months after the death of former Toronto mayor and longtime Ward 2 councillor Rob Ford, his 22-year-old nephew, Michael Ford, has won the byelection to succeed him with 69.6 per cent of the vote. Asked after the win what advice his late uncle would give him, the younger Ford said he would be "struck down by a lightning bolt" if he didn't return a constituent's phone call. Ford said his top priorities in Ward 2 Etobicoke North will be crime reduction and customer service. "I will be at your door to serve you, just like my Great Uncle Doug has done and my Uncle Rob," Ford said.
An Eskasoni First Nation man wants to make gardens so his community can have fresh food. Andre Jr Lejeune Desjardins said he will cultivate land for crops, provide the seeds and plant the food for free. All he needs is the land. Desjardins made a garden for his father-in-law. On Sunday, he worked on his friend Kenneth Francis's lawn.
Parents of children at a Saint-Laurent school are worried about Two large propane tanks that are stored beside nearby railway tracks. The parents say they recently found out Canadian National Railway has been storing the tanks about 100 meters behind Alex Manoogian School.
Residents living in the rural municipality of Prince Albert, Sask., are shocked no notice was given before the city shut off the taps to about 1,200 customers on Sunday. In light of a large oil slick moving downstream on the North Saskatchewan River after a Husky Energy pipeline leak on Thursday, Prince Albert officials shut down the water treatment plant intake to protect its water system from any contaminants in the river. "To be cut off with no notice is insane," said Carol Soles, who lives about four kilometres outside of Prince Albert.
A suspect who shot and wounded a Los Angeles police officer during a running gunbattle was himself shot and died at the scene, authorities said Tuesday. The officer was treated at a hospital for a minor gunshot wound and released, Officer Norma Eisenman said. The officer was visited at the hospital by Chief Charlie Beck, according to City News Service.
A barn and workshop has been destroyed by fire in the western P.E.I. community of St. Phillipe. On Saturday Wellington firefighters spent 10 hours knocking back the flames at a barn fire on a farm in Abram-Village.
Researchers at the University of Calgary believe there are early detection signs for dementia that have little to do with memory and a lot to do with behaviour. Dr. Zahinoor Ismail is the lead researcher and said he and his team have developed a checklist for doctors and family members that ask questions about mood, anxiety and social behaviour. The project started four years ago, and led to the creation of a rating scale that was easy enough for family members to use.