A Calgary man has been found not criminally responsible for killing five people in a stabbing rampage. Justice Eric Macklin of Court of Queen's Bench delivered the verdict Wednesday in the first-degree murder trial of Matthew de Grood. "I find on a balance of probabilities that at the time
Constable Brian Montague says the incident began shortly after noon Friday, May 20, when a would-be customer tried to enter the Wind Mobile store at Robson and Hamilton but found the door locked. When police arrived, Montague says the individuals inside were "uncooperative ... and didn't want to open the door and talk to officers". "The strange set of circumstances, the suspicious nature of the circumstances and what our officers were seeing triggered a pretty large police response," he said.
In his presentation at Startup Fest, Cook mentioned he had recently visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. From his perspective, Cook says he noticed the man, apparently, holding something flat, rectangular and big enough to fit in a person’s palm. From a distance, Cook says, the item could certainly pass as an iPhone.
The Philippines' presumptive president-elect said Thursday he apologized to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the beheading by Muslim militants of a Canadian hostage in the southern province of Sulu. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of southern Davao city told reporters he apologized for last month's beheading of hostage John Ridsdel when Trudeau called Tuesday to congratulate him for his election victory. "I said 'Mr. Prime Minister, please accept my apologies for the incident,'" Duterte told reporters in Davao.
Wed, May 25: A Toronto couple who spent more than $500 to have their front lawn reseeded are angry after the job wasn't done properly. What's even worse, as Sean O'Shea reports, they say the company avoided them.
The banners were purchased by Pink Lounge and Nightclub owner Skipp Anderson after getting city approval before Saskatoon Pride takes place in the city next week. "The gay community has always wanted," said Anderson. There were claims by people associated with the club that the banners now represented the province's first gay district.
Arrest warrants have now been issued on misdemeanor charges of violating park rules after three of the men — Justis Cooper Price-Brown, Charles Ryker Gamble and Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh — allegedly walked off the boardwalk in Yellowstone's Old Faithful District to get next to the Grand Prismatic Spring. As a result, they're now being investigated for allegedly water-skiing behind their bus on the beloved Bonneville Salt Flats. "I can't remember in the many, many, many years I've been doing this any case that has brought this much attention," says John Powell, a spokesman for the U.S. States Attorney's office in the district of Wyoming.
Lovell says he's "completely shocked" after the events of Friday, May 20 where one bus driver was punched repeatedly for disallowing a bike on board, another pepper-sprayed and two others verbally assaulted. Lovell and his union are calling for more protection, saying they want some sort of bus shield and a dedicated transit police force.
Two church groups in Fredericton, who lovingly prepared a home for a Syrian refugee family that never came to Canada, are about to give up the apartment they rented mid-February in response to Ottawa's urgent call for help. "It's been frustrating," said Mike Ramey, speaking for a private sponsorship group that draws on volunteers from St. Theresa's Catholic Parish and St. John the Evangelist. Two months later, they were cleaning an apartment and arranging all the comforts a young family could need.
Piles of litter and garbage left at a campsite near Harrison Lake has cast a pall on the 2016 Elgin Park Secondary School's graduating class, says the principal. "It is unfortunate but this reflects very badly on every member of our school community, regardless of direct involvement," wrote Principal Bruce Filsinger, in a letter to parents and students, imploring them for better behaviour. Kyle Williams posted pictures in fury after he found the mess at his favourite spot north of Chilliwack.
A Toronto woman is sought in India after police there allege she paid four men — including her two lovers — to kill her estranged husband. Police say Pawandeep Kaur is wanted in the slaying of her husband Jaskaran Singh, who was fatally stabbed in March in the village of Sawara, in Kharar, in the Punjab region of India. Gursharan Singh Grewal, the superintendent of investigations for SAS Nagar police, says one of the other suspects pointed the finger at Kaur during his interrogation.
Three pieces of debris found washed ashore in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators in Australia to see if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said Thursday. Two of the pieces were found in Mauritius, and one was discovered in Mozambique, Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester said. Other debris from the Boeing 777 that vanished two years ago has previously been found in both countries.
Vince Sharpe has finally reached his goal — he's no longer paying for power. Sharpe, who lives in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, paid $33,000 last September to have 42 solar panels installed on his roof. Sharpe's solar array wasn't producing any power during Inuvik's dark days of winter — 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, the community doesn't see the sun for several months of the year — but in February he blew the snow off the panels and they started generating electricity.
A damning audit was released Wednesday into Hillary Clinton's use of email while she was secretary of state, an issue which is being reviewed separately by the FBI as part of a criminal investigation. This audit was performed by the State Department's inspector general after critics raised two concerns about her use of a private server: Did hackers access her email system? The issue has now been thrust into the presidential election, with Clinton likely becoming the Democratic nominee.
A woman living in the remote Northwest Territory village of Fort Simpson received a pleasant surprise via a mysterious letter in the mail. Beth Jumbo, Senior Administrative Officer of Fort Simpson, posted this photo to Imgur of a letter from someone going by the name “Brian in Boston” containing a Canadian five dollar bill and a personalized message. The note was sent to Beth because Brian was sick and tired of this particular piece of Canadian currency and wanted to give it a good home.
A two-bedroom James Bay house that sold for $800,000 about a month ago has just gone back on the market — this time, for $980,000.
Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 271,000 F-150 trucks, including close to 44,000 in Canada, due to concerns about their front brakes. The automaker says the recall, which affects 2013 and 2014 models, is being issued to replace the brake master cylinders. The company says in some cases, the effectiveness of the brakes can be reduced due to brake fluid leaking from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster, increasing the risk of a crash.
A moving and intimate set of pictures show Britain’s First World War soldiers on the eve of battle. Keeping their spirits up, the men can be seen laughing with their friends, boxing, riding motorbikes and posing with puppies. The incredible, never-before-seen images have been restored after they were discovered tucked away in an attic in France. Many of the men in the pictures are unidentified, and the task of discovering who they were 100 years after the photographs were taken is an extremely difficult task. They were taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier, a couple who lived in the village of Vignacourt, and decided to take photographs of the soldiers who passed through their home town. The resulting images capture the day-to-day lives of the troops - plus the friendships they built. The Lost Tommies by Ross Coulthart is published by William Collins.
Michael Nelson's graveyard-painted hearse is turning heads in a small Nova Scotia town - but apparently upsetting some residents in his mostly senior neighbourhood. Nelson purchased the white 1990 Cadillac Brougham hearse, which features a graveyard scene painted on its side and a gate with the words "final destiny" painted on the back, from Ontario a few weeks ago.
"I think it's absolutely despicable that somebody, anybody, would manipulate a situation and take advantage of both the public's care and concern and the public's generosity and of our situation," said Lia Weekes. The family has been urging bone marrow donors of mixed ethnicities to come forward in the hopes of finding a match for their six-year-old son, Joshua. "Canadian Blood Services had been ...very good about communicating all of their efforts and all of the drives that were coming up to the family — and this was something that we had zero awareness of," Weekes said.
A gunman armed with a rifle, body armour and extra ammunition opened fire on vehicles on a highway in the Phoenix outskirts, leaving at least two people injured before police captured him near a stolen car that crashed into a ditch, authorities said Wednesday. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials identified the suspect as James David Walker, 36, of San Tan Valley. Officials with DPS and the Arizona Department of Corrections said Walker's criminal record includes a second-degree murder conviction in Maricopa County.
NASA's yearlong spaceman still is nursing sore feet, stiff legs and fatigue, even after nearly three months back on Earth. Retired astronaut Scott Kelly gave his first major address to NASA employees Wednesday, confiding that while he may have looked good upon landing in Kazakhstan at the beginning of March, he didn't feel that well after returning from the International Space Station. "When I got out of the Soyuz ... I didn't really look too bad," Kelly told a packed auditorium at NASA headquarters in Washington.
A young dog was killed in front of its owners near Tahsis, B.C., last Thursday, despite their attempts to save the puppy.
The West Coast's top-ranking naval officer says there's no room for sexual misconduct on board his ships, and he's on a mission to offer support and comfort to victims of abuse. Rear Admiral Gilles Couturier said Wednesday in an interview with The Canadian Press he won't tolerate sexual misconduct offences in the Canadian Forces. "The Chief of Defence Staff (Gen. Jonathan Vance) has said, 'not in my Canadian Armed Forces,'" said Couturier.
A paralyzed veteran who dedicated his life to horse training was given the chance to connect with his beloved animals one last time. Roberto Gonzalez is a Vietnam War veteran who was paralyzed May 21,1970, only a few months into his service. “Horses are his life.
A few weeks ago, Caldwell offered an apology for his actions in a newspaper classified ad, which appeared in the Canadian Jewish News. The text of the ad read: “To Howard Rosen, sorry I punched you at Runnymede Public School in the early 1950s.