Just a few weeks ago, Elizabeth Wettlaufer gave away her beloved dog, Nashville, a spry Jack Russell terrier. On Tuesday, Wettlaufer was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of seniors in her care — seven of them at a nursing home just a 15-minute walk from her apartment in Woodstock, Ont. Wettlaufer would often join their tight little group as they sat on the grass outside the apartment when the weather was nice, chatting the night away, Gilbert said.
The afternoon Colten Boushie was killed, police say Gerald Stanley was at home with his son Sheldon when the two heard an SUV drive into his Saskatchewan farmyard. Sheldon Stanley said he heard the family's quad start up. None of the information has been tested in court and Gerald Stanley, who has been charged with second-degree murder, has pleaded not guilty.
The real estate market in Calgary's core is being buoyed, in part by outside investors, an analyst says. Matthew Boukall with Altus Group says Calgary is still seeing major development applications and developers buying up land. "Two of the major land transactions in the Beltline and downtown were Toronto developers coming in and getting into our market," says Boukall, who analyzes commercial, retail and residential trends to help advise investors.
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.
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.
The grieving mother of a 23-year-old woman who died after falling out of a party bus says she's heartbroken that criminal charges won't be laid in the case. Vancouver police said Tuesday that a malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of Chelsea James. The owner and driver have been fined under the Motor Vehicle Act, but there is no offence in the Criminal Code to charge them with, police said.
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.
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.
A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that Indiana's voter database is riddled with errors, including thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased but are still on the registration list. TargetSmart conducted a review of the state voter file on behalf of Patriot Majority, a voter registration group with deep ties to the Democratic Party that says it was trying to register black voters. Patriot Majority has been the focal point of a state police probe of possible voter fraud.
A northern Manitoba farmer said he's feeling exhausted and frustrated after weeks of battling floodwater on and around his land that he says the province is responsible for. Tim Berscheid has 400 cows and calves he wants to care for but can't.
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.
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.
Dupuis and Sikora were at a house party drinking and doing cocaine before they got into an argument that ended with Sikora fatally stabbing his friend. After serving two thirds of his manslaughter sentence, Sikora was granted statutory release in 2013, but was sent back to prison just months later for drug trafficking. Again, he was released after serving two thirds of his sentence, but at that time, the Parole Board noted concerns that Sikora was a serious risk to re-offend in a violent way.
A section of the Trans-Canada Highway could be closed in both directions for up to three days after a rock slide west of Field, B.C., late Monday. The rockslide occurred while contractors were drilling holes to place explosives at the rock scaling site, approximately 16 kilometres west of Field, Parks Canada said in a statement on Tuesday. Two contractors working on site were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
These are the world’s most lawless countries, according to the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law index. The index judges how the rule of law is experienced by members of the public in everyday situations in 113 countries and jurisdictions. It measures a number of indicators, including constraints on government power, levels of corruption, security, open government and criminal justice, to consider how laws are used and enforced. The WJP uses the testimonies of local residents and legal experts to compile their data - the aim being to accurately collate the experiences of the general population, including marginalised groups. Denmark was found to be the most lawful country, demonstrating the strongest adherence to the rule of law, and the UK was tenth. In the most lawless countries, the report found that criminal activity goes unchecked, laws are not applied equally, corruption is apparent, and foreign investment does not reach the people who needed it. These are the ten countries where the rule of law was applied the least effectively.
Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum. The Republican presidential nominee, trekking across must-win Florida, insisted "Obamacare is just blowing up" after the government projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 40 saves and lost two teeth Tuesday night. Bishop was dazed by a Peter Holland wrist shot late with 6:40 in the second period of Tampa's 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs. The hard shot went through the legs of defenceman Andrej Sustr and hit Bishop in the mask, jarring his two front teeth — both crowns — loose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cafeteria run by the Saskatchewan government that lost more than $100,000 last year is being shut down. Nov. 4 will be the last day for the Prairie View cafeteria at the T.C. Douglas Building in Wascana Centre. "The cafeteria had been operating at a loss," Troy Smith, the executive director of corporate services with the central services ministry, said in an interview.
Nellee Rossi happens to be the daughter of Josh Rossi, a professional photographer and digital artist. According to a YouTube video detailing the whole process, Nellee is pretty excited about the new Wonder Woman movie due out next summer. Being the super dad that he apparently is, Josh decided to transform his daughter into a pint-sized Wonder Woman, using the art of costuming, photography, and photoshop.
Fir-resin producer Gérald Charbonneau learned that the hard way when he opened his garage recently to find about 1,000 pounds of his product had been stolen. "I opened the door and then closed it again to make sure I saw it right," Charbonneau said. The resin is collected drop-by-drop from balsam fir trees.
An effort by a fishermen's group to halt testing of tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy has been denied by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman's Association had wanted the court to stop Cape Sharp Tidal's plan to test two turbines designed to assess the potential for producing electricity from the tidal forces of the bay. The group wanted the testing in the seabed of the Minas Passage halted until a judicial review could be heard in February of the Department of Environment's decision to approve the project.