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 man charged in relation to a violent sexual assault on the UBC campus has died while in custody of the provincial Corrections Service.
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 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.
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.
Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked many of the speeches in Philadelphia. Another distraction arose, however, as her aides acknowledged that a hacking attack that exposed Democratic Party emails also reached into a computer system used by her own campaign. Rallying in Colorado, Donald Trump denounced Clinton's convention speech as "full of lies" and said he's starting to agree with those calling for Clinton to be locked up.
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.
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.
The deadly mauling of a Pointe-aux-Trembles woman in her backyard may have come from a boxer, even though police described the dog as a pit bull. In early June, Christiane Vadnais, 55, was mauled in her backyard by Frontal's dog.
"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.
A major accident involving a group of at least 15 motorcycles and an RV near Edmundston, N.B., has claimed the life of one person, and sent several others to hospital. Lucie Picoton, a 911 dispatcher, said that between 15 and 20 motorcycles were involved in a mass accident with an RV. A witness at the scene said several bikers were attempting to pass an RV as it was turning into the campground.
Teens Dylan Laboucan and Cory Grey from Alberta's Whitefish Lake First Nation, a young couple in love, were shot to death by someone they were "connected to," RCMP say. It was almost dusk in Whitefish River when Cody Laboucan drove his truck into his uncle's driveway.
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.
Four men have been arrested in southern Ontario and rural Manitoba for their part in a sophisticated scheme to move large amounts of cocaine from Mexico into Canada, RCMP said Friday. Three of the men, age 29, 48 and 56, were arrested in the Leamington, Ont., area by several police forces and the Canada Border Services Agency on Thursday, while Manitoba RCMP arrested a 35-year-old man at a rural property near Rosenort, Man. Investigators determined that a criminal group was moving large amounts of cocaine from Mexico into Canada.
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.
A Bell Aliant customer is upset about long-distance fee increases that appear on her most recent phone bill. For years, Enfield, N.S., resident Joan Jarvis has paid five cents a minute for long-distance calls anywhere in the world.
Men in Iran are wearing hijabs in a display of solidarity with women across the country who are forced to wear headscarves.
The international student killed yesterday after a crash on Granville Island was a 23-year-old woman from Mexico. The Consulate "deeply regrets the death of the young Mexican student yesterday in Granville Island," said Patricia de la Maza, a consulate spokesperson.
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.
A 44-year-old man is dead after what Cape Breton Regional Police said appears to have been a tragic drowning accident in Juniper Mountain, N.S., Friday afternoon. Staff Sgt. Ken O'Neill said they were called around 2:20 p.m. to Grand Mira South Road. O'Neill said they spoke with witnesses who said the man was out on the water with his sister when something happened.
Mayor Mike Spence says the Port of Churchill can be saved if the federal government purchases back the land and models its operation after airports in Canada. Earlier this week U.S.-based OmniTrax announced it would be closing the Port of Churchill after a dismal year of low revenues in 2015 and a similarly slow summer this year. Spence believes it's time for the federal government to buy back northern Canada's only deep sea port and create a non-share capital corporation to run it.
The N.W.T. government won't preserve the iconic Robertson Headframe at Yellowknife's Con gold mine, it announced late Friday. The government was in confidential talks with Miramar Mining Limited, the mine's owner, this year about saving the headframe from demolition, given its historical significance and its status as an iconic landmark of the Yellowknife area. The government says a suitable agreement could not be reached.
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.
Someone in an SGI office in Vonda, Sask. has been snooping. The insurance company said customers are being notified. The insurance company suggested that investigators do not believe there has been, nor will there be, any harm to affected customers as a result of this privacy breach.
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