• Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

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  • Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

    Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election. "I am going to fight to give every Hispanic citizen a much better future, a much better life," Trump told a crowd in Tampa as polls show him trailing in the critical state. Trump dominated presidential campaign coverage for the day as Clinton was fundraising in California.

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  • Man who lost house to fire shocked person he knows charged with arson

    John Neville breaks down when he's asked if he can forgive the man charged with setting fire to his house. John Henoche, 30, has been charged with arson, breaking and entering, and breaches of probation.

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  • 'This is the saddest photo I have ever taken,' B.C. woman says of grandparents forced to live apart

    “I just want to see them together,” said the couple’s granddaughter Ashley Bartyik. Wolf, 83, and Anita, 81, are in separate care facilities in Surrey, B.C., and even though the regional health authority says it’s working to reunite the couple, their families fear time is running out. Wolf has dementia and has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

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  • Sask. women struggling after Canada Child Benefit payments cut

    Many Saskatchewan women receiving federal Canada Child Benefit payments are upset after random case reviews have led to months of delayed payments. Introduced by the federal Liberal party, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) was touted as a "game changer", especially for low-income families. It replaced the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement and the Universal Child Care Benefit programs.

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  • After 60 fake calls to 911, police arrest 2 girls for mischief

    Police say they've tracked down the phone and two girls they believe are responsible for making 60 fake calls to 911 over four weeks this summer.

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  • ATV-riding teen survives close call with cable on west Quebec trail

    A teenager from Arnprior, Ont., suffered painful neck injuries after accidentally driving her all-terrain vehicle into a steel cable strung across a private road that she had been using for almost a decade. Taylor Yach, 16, was thrown from her ATV and knocked unconscious after running into the three-metre cable on Saturday near her family's cottage in Ladysmith, Que. She was taken to hospital and her family called police. Yach admitted she was operating her ATV on private property at the time of the collision, but said she had been using the narrow dirt road near Highway 303 since she was a small child to tap maple trees and splash through puddles.

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  • Baby's brain damage blamed on hospital delivery

    A family is suing the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority after they say their baby experienced a traumatic birth resulting in lifelong effects. In a statement of claim filed at Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench last week, the family said the health region didn't have experienced staff or necessary equipment when the baby was born. The family alleges that left the newborn with inadequate oxygen and a spinal cord injury, which caused brain damage, a developmental delay and paralysis.

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  • Dog that killed shih tzu leaped fence to charge toddler months earlier, neighbour says

    The Labrador retriever mix that killed a smaller dog last week in Linden Woods has also jumped a fence to charge a toddler and another shih tzu, says a neighbour who wants the dog removed from the area. CoCo, the two-year-old dog that killed a shih tzu out for a walk with its owner on Aug. 13, has prompted neighbourhood complaints to Winnipeg's animal services agency before. April Harrison's family had just moved into their home across the back fence from CoCo's owner when the dog came into their yard on June 4, she said.

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  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the February attack on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk said the evidence was overwhelming and that Blackwell had behaved in a soulless and malicious way. "You had so many outs where the voice of reason could have taken over," the judge told Blackwell, who had faced up to 80 years in prison.

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  • B.C. family upset over wiggling worm discovered in fish for dinner

    Ram claims that he went to the T&T Supermarket in SW Marine Drive on Sunday and purchased some fresh halibut that was on sale. Ram said he then called the T&T Supermarket and was advised to bring it back.

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  • Brandon police officer talks teen off bridge after he 'hit rock bottom'

    Early Monday morning, the police service got a call from a foster parent who said a 17-year-old boy in her care had left home after making suicidal comments, the police service said in a news release. "I don't know if he even knew I was stopped on the bridge at that point," Dupuis said in a description of the encounter released by the police service Thursday morning.

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  • Golden opportunity lost: mining company rejects B.C. offer worth millions

    HiTest, an Edmonton-based mining company, spent months negotiating with the municipal and provincial government, as well as BC Hydro, only to announce yesterday that they would be building their processing plant south of the border in Newport, Washington. In an e-mailed statement to CBC, company representative John Carlson wrote that they had preferred to build the site in Canada, but economic factors prevailed. HiTest said it was still looking forward to conducting its mining operations in the area.

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  • Edmonton investigators look for cause of house fire in Capilano

    Fire investigators were at the scene Wednesday of a house fire in the Capilano area where one person was found dead. Crews were called out at 10: 30 a.m. Tuesday to a house fire near 64th Street and 109B Avenue. The fire department said the first crew arrived on scene within five minutes, to find a fully involved fire.

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  • Three die in crossbow attack in Toronto, one in custody

    Three people were killed in an attack involving a crossbow in Toronto's east end on Thursday and police took a person into custody, a police spokesman said. Police responding to a call about a stabbing found three people who appeared to have been injured by a crossbow bolt, said spokesman David Hopkinson.

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  • My London - Homeless Photographers Capture The Capital

    A thought-provoking photography competition has seen homeless Londoners capture their unique perspectives of the city. MyLondon Photography Competition 2016 is run by the charity Cafe Art, which uses art to connect homeless people to their communities. The charity gave a disposable camera to 200 homeless people, who were given the task of picturing the city as they experience it – the results were a joyful depiction of the capital’s people, buildings and quirks.

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  • Lake near Giant Mine will never recover from contamination, new research shows

    When the gold mine closed, 237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide was left behind in underground chambers. The team found that before the mine was built, the levels of arsenic trioxide were low, but increased by 1,700 per cent when emissions were at their peak in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Blais says the contamination in the lake was so high it wiped out the crustaceans that lived there.

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  • Heavy rainfall in Alberta leading to heightened concerns along the North Saskatchewan River

    Wed, Aug 24: In a 24-hour span, water levels in Edmonton increased by three metres, which has Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency expecting high stream flows further down the river. Flows are expected to start increasing near the Saskatchewan border late Thursday. Ryan Kessler reports.

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  • Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys

    Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. Students and faculty at the Austin campus fiercely opposed allowing license holders to carry their concealed handguns to class. Several faculty members attended the rally.

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  • Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate

    A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday. Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna, 43, was taken into custody Tuesday at his office, and bail was set at $250,000. Jeff Huston, an investigator with the district attorney's office, wrote in the affidavit that the inmate told him that Hanna offered to pay her $60, forced her to strip and sexually assaulted her after taking her to his home in his personal vehicle on Aug. 10.

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  • 6-year-old boy with autism opens 'Superstore' in West Kelowna

    Six-year-old Ayden Geary was headed home after the fireworks on Canada Day when he got the idea to open his own store. The autistic child was concerned after he realized there were no open signs in many of the shops he passed at night. The hours of operation for Storage Superstore's physical location are being determined.

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  • Dozens of Vancouver overdoses, despite 24-hour supervised site opening

    Tom Gordon is not one of the dozens of people who have overdosed in Vancouver over the past 24 hours, but he's no stranger to the experience. Gordon said he survived a three-day coma after a cocaine and Fentanyl overdose last April. The addict — who joked about having cocaine for breakfast — is convinced opening the supervised injection site 24 hours a day when social assistance cheques are delivered will save lives.

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  • Medical marijuana easier to grow at home with new rules

    Despite new federal legislation making it easier for patients to grow marijuana at home, some medical specialists aren't so sure that's a good idea. Dr. Doug Smith, a Fredericton specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, says while he's been prescribing marijuana for almost a decade and seen "quite a few remarkable stories of it being a life-changer," patients who grow their own cannabis might have less control over what they're getting. Previously, patients looking to grow medical marijuana or get someone else to grow it for them could only get seeds and plants from Health Canada.

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  • What you need to know about the Rona affair

    Hearings are underway at the National Assembly today to unravel the controversy surrounding the sale of the Quebec hardware company Rona to its American competitor, Lowe's. The fallout from the deal ultimately forced Jacques Daoust to step down as Quebec's transport minister and give up his seat in the National Assembly. Last February, the U.S. home hardware chain Lowe's announced it was buying Rona in a friendly takeover valued at $3.2 billion Cdn.

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  • Explosive device found in Vancouver storage locker, police say

    The Vancouver Police Department is investigating how an improvised explosive device got into a storage locker in a neighbourhood located close to downtown. In a statement released Wednesday, the VPD says officers were called to a storage facility at West Seventh Avenue and Manitoba Street at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, after someone reported what they suspected were explosives in a locker there. VPD spokesperson Randy Fincham says their suspicions were correct.

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