[A Texas student was brutally assaulted in his room, all while his girlfriend watched helplessly via FaceTime nearly two hundred miles away. Photo: Baylee Luciani via KXAN]
Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson could be looking at being banned from Canada for life. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Johnson to three years in prison and 20 years on the sex offender registry in Ontario. Windsor citizenship and immigration lawyer Eddie Kadri with the Hulka Porter Immigration and Family Law Firm says after Johnson is done serving his prison term, he'll be removed from Canada and sent back to the United States.
Researchers based at the University of Arizona looked at the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in blood samples collected in the late 1970s, giving them a snapshot of the virus at the time, and allowing them to reconstruct its spread through North America in unprecedented detail. "The samples contain a large amount of genetic diversity.
The family of a father of two who died after a struggle at Winnipeg's remand centre wants answers about the circumstances of his death. Russell Spence, 31, of Winnipeg died Oct. 12 after he was involved in an altercation during processing at the centre. "Russell was a friendly giant," said Kevin Bittern, who is Spence's older brother.
His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the centre of his political campaign Wednesday. Hillary Clinton agreed, but not the way he meant it. "Donald Trump is the poster boy for everything wrong with our economy," she told several thousand supporters in Tampa, Florida.
A principal of a New York City public high school who was beaten by a student after asking him to turn down the music in his headphones is recovering. Dr. Matthew Tossman addressed a letter to his students at Manhattan Early College School for Advertising on Tuesday thanking them for their support. Tossman had asked an 18-year-old student on the lower Manhattan campus on Monday to turn down his music-blaring headphones.
Just three weeks after the city of Vancouver announced its plan to introduce a framework to regulate short term rentals, city inspectors say they're stepping up enforcement against illegal short term suites, including those advertised on sites like Airbnb. City staff members say they've received 55 complaints so far this year related to illegal short term rentals. Andreea Toma, the city of Vancouver's chief licensing inspector, says unsafe buildings are at the top of the list.
Police in Cheshire, England, posted a photo to their Facebook page on Oct. 21 of a tiny person seated in a pink miniature car on a residential street. The child is flanked by a police car and two officers and one of the officers is kneeling down next to the model vehicle.
A Brampton family is appealing for help to find a loved one who has been missing for seven weeks in Mexico, after spending tens of thousands of dollars to no avail. Shawn Ramta disappeared while on a two-week vacation in Mexico City. Raj Ramta, grandmother of the 34-year-old bodybuilder and entrepreneur, told CBC News her grandson told her he was going to the gym and would call back.
A longtime Cleveland Indians fan says he didn't think twice about giving up his plane seat to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as this year's World Series began. Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, says he was waiting to board a delayed flight from Los Angeles to Cleveland early Tuesday when he recognized Lofton, the speedy outfielder Kostal had watched as a season ticket holder in the 1990s. When he overheard Lofton saying he wasn't sure he'd get a seat on the plane, Kostal offered his seat, and a gate agent made the ticket swap.
Last December, returning from the Dufferin Mall, Nora Trueba saw immigration officials on her front porch, arresting her husband, Israel Ochoa. "Oh my god, I was in shock," Trueba recalled. In the U.S., Republican candidate Donald Trump's promise to forcibly remove 11-million illegal workers and build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has put the fate of migrant workers like Trueba and Ochoa at the forefront of the election campaign.
The federal government wants existing homes to be more energy efficient and for developers to build more net zero homes. Very shortly the Liberal government is expected to introduce changes to the national building code that will require builders to include more net zero homes — buildings that produce as much energy as they use — in housing developments in the next 15 years. It's all part of a list of environment measures that will roll out in the lead-up to the crucial meeting on climate between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers in December.
A first of its kind trial has begun in Cranbrook, B.C. where three people are charged with transporting an underaged girl across the U.S. border where she was expected to marry a much older man. James Oler, Brandon Blackmore and Ruth Crossfield were charged over two years ago with unlawful removal of a child from Canada for sexual purposes. Blackmore and Crossfield are alleged to have taken part in shuttling the underaged girl into the U.S. to be married to an older American sect member, while James Oler was a leader of the B.C. sect at the time.
Wed, Oct 26: Do you cut stems out first and then scoop out the guts before carving your pumpkin? Minna Rhee gets a step-by-step stencilling lesson from a professional pumpkin carver.
Nunavut is giving out more than 800 baby boxes to parents of newborns in an attempt to reduce the territory's high rate of infant mortality. The territory's birth rate is the highest in Canada and about 850 babies are expected to be born in Nunavut in 2016-2017. Nunavut also has the highest rate of infant mortality in Canada with a rate five times higher than the national average.
On Monday, the soon-to-be outgoing president shared a story with American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about how he discovered he had been exposed on the popular social media application known as Snapchat by his youngest daughter. Sasha, 15, was the first one to show her father how the app worked, and she did so by taking him through the different filters users can apply to their posts.
On the first day of the inquest looking into the shooting death of Daniel Clause, his sister and friends painted a picture of a man who had a lifetime of ups and downs before he was killed by police on New Year's Eve 2014. Clause's younger sister Mary told the inquest by age seven, he was protecting her and her sister Jennifer from the beatings administered by their mother and her boyfriends, and stealing for them when they had nothing to eat. Two officers drove to 682 Warden Ave., the apartment building where Clause lived.
Councillors Jean Cloutier and Mathieu Fleury, who both sit on the board of the non-profit organizing group Ottawa 2017, signalled Wednesday that a motion will come before the city's planning and rural affairs committees later this month. "There are going to be so many big events that the hotels will fill up, so we need to offer some alternatives," said Mayor Jim Watson.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has unveiled the city's plan to deal with its vast infrastructure needs over the next 10 years and Montrealers can expect to see more work on roads, sewers and the water system. Montreal expects to have completed work on about 295 kilometres of roads, aqueducts and sewers by the end of this year, but the city plans to tackle more crumbling infrastructure every year starting in 2017.
The Daniels family found their missing dog two days too late. After 10 years with the family, their beloved dog's name had been changed, and his new family refused to give him up, outraging local animal lovers and leaving the Daniels family with few options.
When Nicole Inkster looked into her backyard in Clanwilliam, Man., last Wednesday, she didn't see her dogs and knew something wasn't right.
Police seized a submachine-gun equipped with a silencer along with six other firearms in a series of drug raids in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake. Wrapping up a six-month investigation, officers with the organized crime and gang team of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) searched three residences in Sylvan Lake and one home in Red Deer on Oct. 12. The 26-year-old, who was on bail for an Edmonton homicide investigation, was arrested on charges related to drugs and firearms offences.
Justin Trudeau says a government clampdown on details about Canada's Iraq mission is to protect troops' safety. On Wednesday, Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose accused the prime minister of "withholding information" on the mission.
A Toronto woman stranded for nearly two months in Russia after her permanent residency was revoked by the Canadian government is finally back home in Toronto. Gyulza Julia Yakobi touched down at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Tuesday evening, and embraced her daughter Nargis Hannah Yakobi, who came to greet her. Yakobi found herself stuck in Moscow after travelling there in late July — a trip she said she took to seek out private care for a medical condition.
Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, were retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday after failing retests of their doping samples. The International Olympic Committee announced the decisions in the latest sanctions imposed on athletes whose stored samples came back positive after being retested with improved methods. Four athletes were stripped of silver medals and two of bronze medals in weightlifting, wrestling and women's steeplechase.