• Family of murdered B.C. girl reacts to news of killer's prison pregnancy

    Reena Virk's grandfather Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard. "I hope she tries to get better and tries to be a better mother and live her life," said Pallan from his home in Victoria. "I wish her well. The court heard how Virk was swarmed by several girls after trying to join a group of teenagers who had gathered under a Victoria-area bridge to drink and smoke pot.

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  • Mother attacked with potted plant while accepting package delivery

    A Victoria-area mother was attacked in her home with a potted plant this morning, after opening her front door to receive a package delivery from FedEx. The woman, 40, was home alone with her infant child at about 9 a.m. PT when a FedEx driver delivered a package to her home in the 2800 block of Adelaide Avenue in Saanich, B.C., according to Saanich police. "This incident is very unusual as this residential neighbourhood is a very safe area in our community."  said Sgt. Jereme Leslie of the Saanich police in a release.

  • Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offers to Bautista and Encarnacion

    At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.

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  • Figure skater Scott Hamilton diagnosed with 3rd brain tumour

    Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour . People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour . In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.

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  • Toronto police receive 911 call from dead phone line

    Anderson explained to the officer that her landline, which she keeps in case of emergencies, was down, knocked out by rain on the previous evening — a problem with her Bell service that she's been dealing with for months. After confirming her story, the officer told Anderson this is a common problem. "It happens all the time when it rains," he said. Bell Canada told CBC News there are intermittent service issues in the Junction area, though it declined an interview about the problems.

  • Judges order 4-year-old boy not to wear girls' clothes in southeastern Alberta city

    Susan Smith says she remembers walking out of the court room in Medicine Hat last December in shock after a judge ordered her four-year-old son not be allowed to wear feminine clothing in public.

  • Michael Rafferty's appeal for new trial in murder of Tori Stafford denied

    Mon, Oct 24: More than four years after he was convicted of first-degree murder, sexual assault and kidnapping in the death of Woodstock, Ont., eight-year-old Victoria “Tori” Stafford, Michael Rafferty's lawyer lobbied for a new trial, claiming the judge in his trial erred multiple times. Mark Carcasole reports.

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  • Pair of deadly crashes possibly linked to alcohol has police officer fuming

    A Calgary police officer is furious with the despair, panic and sorrow caused when drivers get behind the wheel after drinking, as police deal with a pair of fatal collisions in less than a week that are believed to involve alcohol. One person was killed and several of his family members were seriously injured in the crash at Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail northeast early Sunday morning. A Dodge Journey blew through a red light and hit a Kia Forte. A 19-year-old man, who was the front passenger of the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father, who was behind the wheel, and his mother and sister were left in serious condition, police said.

  • Spray that blocks photo radar may be legal to buy, but not to use, police say

    Montreal police have a warning for motorists trying to avoid getting photo radar tickets by hiding their licence plates — they're on to you. In an interview on CBC Montreal's Daybreak, Insp. André Durocher of the Montreal police traffic safety division said PhotoBlocker spray, a clear substance that reflects light, has been around for a while.

  • Former Toronto drug dealer wants kids to learn from his mistakes

    A former Toronto gang member and drug dealer who was shot five times this past July while leading a fitness class in Christie Pits park, hopes his life story can inspire kids to avoid a criminal lifestyle. In an interview with CBC Toronto host Dwight Drummond, Jose Vivar recalled the moments after the shooting.

  • Anesthesia in Alberta dental offices questioned after girl suffers brain damage

    Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. Last month, a four-year-old Edmonton girl was rushed to hospital after receiving general anesthetic at a downtown dental office. The details of what happened are now under investigation by the Alberta Dental Association and College, which has released no information about the incident itself.

  • Human remains found near Red River are 'historic,' police say

    Human remains found in East Selkirk, Man., on the weekend are "historic" and not being investigated as a police matter, RCMP said on Monday. "The RCMP's investigation is now concluded and has been turned over to the Historic Resources Branch of the Province of Manitoba," police wrote in a news release. Human remains were found on the riverbank near the junction of Highway 212 (Ferry Road) and Highway 204 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Jail deemed too dangerous for fentanyl trafficker

    Despite acknowledging that an admitted fentanyl trafficker may well have contributed bodies to Nanaimo's soaring overdose death rate, a provincial court judge has opted to keep the 22-year-old out of prison. Judge Ted Gouge decided the pressure on Aden Lee Aaron Rutter to smuggle drugs into jail might be too great for the recovering addict to keep on the straight and narrow. Instead, Gouge gave Rutter a suspended sentence and three years probation for one count of trafficking in fentanyl and one count of trafficking in cocaine.

  • The $67,000 question: Will Oilers group give prize to 50/50 winner who missed deadline?

    The Oilers Entertainment Group says the man who bought a winning 50/50 ticket at a hockey game last week - then missed the deadline to claim his $67,000 prize - won't have to wait long to learn whether his luck was good that day or very, very bad. Clayton Hinkey bought his ticket during the Oilers game against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, Oct. 16. Hinkey said he hopes the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation will agree to give him the $67,692.50 prize.

  • Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats

    Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping Democrats seize the Senate and chip away at the Republican-controlled House. The shifting political map has freed Clinton and her well-funded campaign to spend time and money helping other Democrats in competitive races. "We're running a co-ordinated campaign, working hard with gubernatorial, Senate and House candidates," said Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager.

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  • Toronto's police chief says grey police cars 'very identifiable'

    There may be new Toronto police cruisers on the streets, but some residents say they can't see them. 

  • Dog trapped in well for almost a month showing strong will to live: vet school

    A chocolate Labrador retriever trapped in a well for almost a month is responding to special care from animal medical clinicians and a nutritionist. Seven-year-old Bruno is listed as stable in the intensive care unit at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Dr. Duncan Hockley, director of the school's Veterinary Medical Centre, says Bruno is being provided with the best treatment possible.

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  • Police issue 99 trespass citations during pipeline protest on Parliament Hill

    The Liberal government's conflicting climate and pipeline policies were thrown into sharp relief Monday as more than 200 protesters marched on Parliament Hill demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reject any new oilsands infrastructure. The immediate focus of the demonstration was the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C., which the Liberals have said they'll decide upon by mid-December. On Monday, the World Meteorological Organization released its 2015 inventory of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and found that, on average, there were 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in earth's atmosphere.

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  • Vancouver bets on modular to fix housing and homeless crisis

    A shipping container-like structure parked on the south side of the Vancouver Art Gallery could hold the answer to the city's homeless and housing crisis, according to Mayor Gregor Robertson. "We want people in Vancouver to experience what it's like on the inside and understand the quality and the efficiency and appropriateness of having modular housing to address the particular challenge we have," said Robertson. The Main Street complex will consist of 40 similar units.

  • Saint John man still missing pay after Phoenix fiasco

    A Saint John man is still looking for answers after the Phoenix pay system failure shorted him $800 from his last paycheque. The federal government announced last week it will likely not meet its deadline for resolving pay issues, but Rick Daley says they haven't been in touch with some of the people affected to let them know when they might resolve the issues. Daley is a casual employee with the Canadian Coast Guard.

  • Car evidence in fatal Saskatchewan farm shooting out of police custody: lawyer

    Chris Murphy represents the family of Colten Boushie, who was killed Aug. 9 after the SUV he was riding in with four other people drove onto the rural property west of Saskatoon. "I notified the Crown and the RCMP on Monday, the 12th of September, that this vehicle was not in police custody and that police had to do whatever they could immediately to get that vehicle back," Murphy said from Toronto.

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  • How Surrey's mayor plans to help keep her city safe

    After nearly a year of planning and public consultation, Surrey's mayor is unveiling her new vision to keep the city safe. The plan calls for a new community safety centre that will host youth programs, cracking down on problem properties and a voluntary surveillance camera registry for residents and businesses. The Public Safety Strategy also builds on existing programs that have been in place since Surrey introduced its Crime Reduction Strategy nearly a decade ago.

  • NB Liquor's cheap beer promotion cut into its profit margin

    A summer-long cheap beer promotion in NB Liquor stores cut into the Crown corporation's profit margin to an extent where it could not continue the promotion. Figures released by NB Liquor on Monday show the promotion, which offered four 15-packs of selected brands for $74.99, or two 15-packs for $49.99, or one 15-pack for $27.99 was profitable, bringing in a profit of $13.2 million on sales of almost two million units for $32.2 million. "Although profitable, the beer promotion had a negative impact on overall profit margins, extending the summer promotion would continue to reduce ANBL's performance to fiscal budgets," states an analysis of the promotion by NB Liquor.

  • MP Nick Whalen apologizes for 'insensitive' comments on methylmercury fears

    A Newfoundland MP who tweeted that people concerned about methylmercury should "eat less fish" apologized Monday evening with a written statement. The MP for St. John's East, Nick Whalen, posted the tweet Sunday challenging a comment by NDP leader Earle MCCurdy who said all soil and vegetation should be cleared from the Muskrat Falls reservoir. Just measure MeHg [methylmercury] levels, eat less fish while MeHg are too high, and compensate," Whalen responded in his tweet.

  • Man convicted of sex crimes back in race for Saskatoon Catholic school board

    A man convicted of sex crimes 35 years ago is back in the race for Saskatoon's Catholic school board. Denis Robert Hall had withdrawn from the campaign last week after reports surfaced about his past. The Roman Catholic Dioceses of Saskatoon has not responded to requests for comment.

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