Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson has been sentenced to three years in prison for a sexual assault conviction. Johnson will be listed with the sex offender registry for 20 years. Johnson's lawyer Patrick Ducharme said an appeal of the conviction will most likely be filed on Wednesday.
WOODSTOCK, Ont. — Members of a southwestern Ontario community that is no stranger to tragedy expressed shock and outrage Tuesday after learning that a local nurse was accused of killing eight seniors in her care by using drugs.
Health officials on P.E.I. are frustrated by the number of people not showing up for their MRI appointments. On average three people a week fail to show up for their MRI appointments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. "It's a limited resource and we don't like to see any appointment times wasted," said Gailyne MacPherson, the provincial director of diagnostic imaging.
A British Airways A380 aircraft on its way from San Francisco to London made an emergency landing in Vancouver late Monday after crew members became unwell, sending 25 to hospital. Flight BA286, carrying about 400 passengers, was surrounded by emergency vehicles shortly after it touched down at Vancouver International Airport around 11:30 p.m. PT. It appears all of those hospitalized were cabin crew.
These are the spectacular winners of the 2016 Landscape Photographer of the Year awards. Dramatic coastal views, busy city-scapes and glorious countryside vistas were all recognised by the judges, who were looking for photographs that capture the UK’s rich and diverse landscapes. A picture of a frantic storm of swallows on the Brighton seafront, taken by photographer Matthew Cattell, was crowned the overall winner. Charlie Waite, the founder of the Awards, said: “The sense of movement is palpable in Matthew’s photograph and you really feel what it would have been like to stand beside him. “The starlings seem to be swirling around the iconic remains of Brighton’s West Pier in a manner reminiscent of the tornado in the Wizard of Oz.” The Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are held in association with VisitBritain. Winning entries will be displayed on the Balcony of London Waterloo from 21st November 2016 - 5th February 2017. The Awards book, Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 10 (AA Publishing) is available now.
New York officials are trying to get a German diplomat's immunity waived to prosecute him on charges of hitting his wife in the face, and the U.S. State Department said Monday it had gotten involved in the matter. In Berlin, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer declined to comment on the allegations and said he wasn't aware of any request to lift Haubrichs' immunity. Germany's Permanent Mission to the U.N. referred questions about the matter to the Foreign Ministry, and no telephone number could immediately be found for Haubrichs' Manhattan apartment.
Johnson, 38, was charged with the first-degree murder of Jonathan Vetter, who was stabbed to death in his sleep at her home. On Tuesday, Court of Queen's Bench Judge Neil Gabrielson told the court Johnson suffered from schizophrenia and she was hallucinating when she slashed the boy's throat.
A 47-year-old Calgary man died Sunday after he was injured on a Shell worksite near Fox Creek. Occupational Health and Safety says the incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. when workers were pumping water to another site. "The pump started revving and when workers went to investigate, a hose on the pump let go and hit one of the workers," said Lauren Welsh, a spokeswoman for Alberta Labour.
As the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, Stephanie Beardy fears the worst.
Spare a thought for Donald Trump — Hillary Clinton barely did as she began a visit to America's biggest swing state Tuesday. Democrats' increasing confidence about winning the White House has prompted a late-campaign recalibration, slightly away from the presidential race toward the new target of regaining power in Congress. Clinton spent the first five minutes of a Florida speech lacing into an opponent — and it wasn't Trump.
A malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of a 23-year-old woman who fell out of a party bus in January, but Vancouver police will not recommend criminal charges in the case. Police said Chelsea James lost her balance as the bus was making a left turn just before 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 9. James, an educational assistant from Langley, B.C., was hit by the bus and pronounced dead at the scene.
A Montreal-area school board has been ordered to pay $15,000 to a student who had a corrosive substance poured over his head in a chemistry class. The boy was 15 years old in February 2015 when a friend of his sprinkled some sodium hydroxide into his hair as a joke. The judge's ruling said the chemical product reached his brain.
Edmonton's river valley will soon be home to a towering jungle gym, the first of its kind in Canada. Snow Valley's plan to build a $1.7-million aerial park — basically a huge outdoor obstacle course — were approved by city council on Tuesday. "You go across a crazy bridge, or climb on your knees through a tube, and the whole time you're suspended on a harness," said Tim Dea, Snow Valley's marketing director.
A motorist who veered off Memorial Drive east of downtown and struck a large tree has died from his injuries, police say. The Volkswagen sedan appeared to be travelling normally in an eastbound lane when, according to witnesses, the driver suddenly went off the road near the Bridgeland-Memorial C-Train station, said Det. The man, believed to be in his 70s, had to be extracted from the vehicle, which hit the tree with such force that the tree toppled on top of the car.
Alberta's premier will tour Fort McMurray Wednesday, nearly six months since the massive wildfire devastated the northern Alberta city. Rachel Notley will meet with students, school counsellors, first responders and residents working to rebuild their lives after the disaster. During her visit, Notley is scheduled to have breakfast with firefighters, tour Westwood Community High School, and meet the owners of a home in the north-end neighbourhood of Timberlea that was destroyed by fire, but is being rebuilt.
A teenager who was beaten, sexually assaulted and forced into a Winnipeg river told her attacker Tuesday she continues to suffer the physical and emotional pain of an attack that almost claimed her life. The girl, who cannot be identified under a court order, wrote a one-page victim impact statement for the sentencing hearing of Justin Hudson, 22, who pleaded guilty last December to two counts of aggravated sexual assault.
A 31-year-old woman in Argentina is believed to be the first person with Down syndrome to teach preschool in Latin America. Noelia Garella is now one of the few individuals in the world with her condition to hold a teaching position, reports The Independent. Garella’s first teacher called her a “monster” and then rejected her from nursery school class.
Protesters turned their backs and some people fired angry questions towards Justin Trudeau at a youth labour forum Tuesday in Ottawa. The prime minister voiced some frustration, but thanked the crowd for "challenging" him.
In two Toronto apartment buildings, the security situation has deteriorated to the point where homeless people have been able to take up residence in basement bathrooms and laundry rooms. Residents at the Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue-area apartment towers say the problems began when management, Starlight Investments, got rid of their human security guards in favour of a video camera-based security system around two years ago. Since then, the residents say, their buildings have become such easy marks that people can infiltrate shared spaces like laundry rooms.
"In some markets they make crumb that's used in sports fields," said Jeff MacCallum, the CEO of Divert Nova Scotia. The company has had a contract with Divert Nova Scotia for the past seven years, but that could change. The Lafarge Cement Plant in Brookfield is considering using tires as a fuel source.
Rahim Mizra says he's had to adjust the way he appeals to clients when handling millennials looking to buy a home. "If you have a property that is finished but it's not staged, [millennials] are having a harder time to envision it," said the 19-year-old realtor, who is a millennial himself. Millennials — those born between 1980 and 2000 — currently make up roughly one quarter of Winnipeg's population.
A large number of out-of-work Muskrat Falls employees have flown out of Happy Valley-Goose Bay since Saturday when a group of protesters walked onto the main site and began inhabiting some of the project's living quarters. Neither Astaldi nor Nalcor have confirmed the exact amount, but workers have told CBC news at least 1400 people have been sent home. "It's frustrating, I guess," Dean Pittman told CBC's Labrador Morning while waiting for a flight home to the Northern Peninsula.
By the time her husband's five-month sentence in the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre (RPCC) was up, the couple faced almost $4,000 in phone bills. Pre-paid long distance calls through Synergy cost $1.00 to connect plus 30 cents per minute up to 20 minutes.
Memorial University of Newfoundland has launched an awareness campaign to help protect its data from hackers after malicious software infected at least two computers. The university's top information technology professional says in both cases malware known as ransomware was downloaded and data was encrypted and locked. "Ransomware is essentially what it sounds like.
Dene leaders in the N.W.T. are calling for an immediate halt on construction of the Site C Dam in northern B.C., saying it violates treaty rights on their traditional homeland. In a news release, Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus said the federal government has an obligation to respect land agreements with the Dene, including the protection of water flowing from the dam area into Dene territory. The release said Dene leaders met last week in Inuvik and voted unanimously to call for a stop of construction of the dam.