• 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.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kathleen Ganley says marijuana wasn't 'cash cow' for Colorado

    Alberta's justice minister says marijuana has not been a "cash cow" for Colorado, but neither has it led to widespread criminal activity. Kathleen Ganley travelled to Colorado late last week to talk to U.S. officials about how they dealt with the legalization of marijuana in their state. The priority for the province, Ganley says, is to get a regulatory framework in place to ensure that pot stays out of the hands of children, and that our roadways remain safe from impaired drivers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Civil rights hero from 60s takes criticism as Trump backer

    Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in a sit-in at a segregated North Carolina lunch counter. "Donald Trump is certainly not a politician, and politicians are a dime a dozen, but leaders are priceless," Henderson said in an interview. Jabreel Khazan was one of the first four protesters to sit down at the Woolworth's lunch counter.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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. 

  • Ben Johnson scheduled for sentencing Monday

    Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson faces a sentencing hearing Monday morning. Johnson was found guilty last month of sexually assaulting a 16 year-old girl three years ago at a downtown nightclub. "The judge takes into account a number of factors," said Maria Carroccia, the president of the Criminal Lawyers Association of Essex County.

  • Cargo ship and 22 crew members in limbo in waters near Victoria

    Korea's Hanjin Shipping went in to receivership at the end of August and the 279 metre Hanjin Vienna has been in legal limbo ever since. Both the Hanjin Vienna and the Hanjin Scarlett, which was in Prince Rupert when the financial troubles hit, were placed under arrest last month due to millions of dollars in unpaid bills.

  • Mississauga mom urging Ontarians to learn from tragedy and get flu shots

    Mon, Oct 24: A mother from Mississauga is sharing her story of loss, in hopes of saving lives. Her son was just two when he died of the flu -- a death his mother says was preventable. Christina Stevens reports.

    Global News
  • Gallant government now says carbon pricing won't be revenue-neutral

    Premier Brian Gallant's Liberal government is backing away from a key promise that any provincial price on carbon would not bring in extra tax revenue for the government. "The money raised from a carbon pricing mechanism would go into a dedicated fund, open and transparent, that is applied to greenhouse gas reductions," Liberal committee chair Andy Harvey told reporters.

  • 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.

  • Family of collision victim Priyanka Mittal want body flown home to India

    A relative of the woman who was struck and killed while crossing West Hunt Club Road Friday night says her family is in "great shock," and wants help to bring her body home to India. Rajeev Goel said his 22-year-old niece Priyanka Mittal had just moved to Ottawa from India at the end of August to study at Carleton University. "Her family is in really great shock.

  • Union raising concerns about school bus safety after buses pulled off road

    The union that represents government inspectors is worried they are being stretched too thin when it comes to inspecting school buses. In the last couple of weeks, Service NL has pulled eight school buses off the road, seven of them belonging to one company. "Clearly, this demonstrates that there are buses on the roads that are of concern," said Jerry Earle, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees.

  • Stonewall town council eyes end to dog, cat licences

    Pet owners in Stonewall, Man., may not have to worry about licensing their cats and dogs much longer if town council approves a motion next month to get rid of licences altogether. A proposed bylaw to end dog and cat licensing in Stonewall will have its first reading on Nov. 2, with councillors to vote on it Nov. 16. Under the town's current animal bylaw, all dogs and cats over six months old must be licensed through the town.

  • Ship that helped saved 7 in 'The Perfect Storm' to be sunk

    A ship that towed warships to safety during World War II and battled 40-foot waves to help rescue seven people in what was portrayed in the book and film "The Perfect Storm" is poised to be sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. Officials told The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/2eAJT9D ) the 205-foot Coast Guard vessel Tamaroa will help grow a reef near Cape May Point by drawing large game fish and boosting recreational fishing. "It's always sad when you sink a ship, but some good will come of it," said retired Coast Guard Capt. Larry Brudnicki, who commanded the ship during the fateful 1991 storm.

    The Canadian Press
  • Fans 'distraught' as Prince George liquor stores run out of Canterbury beer bottles

    German tourists and local beer enthusiasts alike in Prince George, B.C., say they're disappointed by the absence of locally-brewed Canterbury Dark Mild bottles from liquor store shelves. The beer is manufactured by Pacific Western Brewing and is difficult to find outside of Prince George. Hayward said she's had to deal with a lot of customers upset at the lack of bottled Canterbury over the summer, including German tourists who stock up on it before heading further north.



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