• Teenager attacked and tossed in Winnipeg river recalls darkness and pain

    A teenager who was beaten, sexually assaulted and thrown in a Winnipeg river two years ago says she continues to carry physical and emotional scars. The girl, who cannot be identified under a court order, wrote a one-page victim impact statement for the sentencing hearing of her attacker. Justin Hudson

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  • Beaten to death: Saskatchewan community upset after beaver killed with chair

    Some people in a small Saskatchewan community say they are disgusted and disappointed after a beaver was beaten to death with a chair. Residents say surveillance video from a bakery in Wolesley showed four men leaving a bar on Friday and going after the rodent. Resident Joselyn Linnell says the beaver

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  • BA flight makes emergency landing in Vancouver with ill crew

    A plane travelling from San Francisco to London diverted to Vancouver after members of the crew reported feeling ill, British Airways said Tuesday. Vancouver Coastal Health spokesman Gavin Wilson said 25 crew members were taken to three Vancouver hospitals as a precautionary measure, assessed and released

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  • First maple syrup, now fir resin subject of lucrative heist

    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

  • Education key for transgender acceptance, say advocates

    A transgender woman living in Windsor says education is key in order for people to understand issues facing the LGBT community. Lorraine Sayell said a recent incident involving a genderqueer individual — who doesn't identify as male or female — being refused service, is one of the many struggles

  • N.L. premier to meet with aboriginal leaders over Muskrat Falls protests

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Protesters gathered at the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature Tuesday, prompting security officials to lock the main doors ahead of a planned meeting between the premier and aboriginal leaders about controversial flooding for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectricity project.

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  • Ottawa showing appetite for new south end farmers' market

    The market, which could open as early as next spring, would become the fourth operated by the Ottawa Farmers' Market Association. "We can't grow at Lansdowne, so the only way we can grow is at other locations," market association vice-president Don Henderson told councillors. The

  • Dairy farm fire in eastern Ontario kills 150 cows

    About 150 young cows died Monday evening in a fire that destroyed a dairy farm building in eastern Ontario. Farm owner Raymond Leduc said the fire was a blow to the dairy farm's production. The farm had 600 cows before the fire, with the rest of the herd housed in more modern buildings.

  • Girl, 16, hit by car near Blessed Oscar Romero High School in serious condition

    A 16-year-old girl is in hospital after she was hit by a car near Blessed Oscar Romero High School in southwest Edmonton.

  • Who is the former Woodstock, Ont., nurse charged in nursing-home deaths?

    The woman accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of eight nursing-home residents is also under investigation by the College of Nurses of Ontario and is no longer entitled to practice. Elizabeth Tracy Mae Wettlaufer, 49, has been charged in connection with the deaths which occurred between August

  • Some facts about nursing homes in Ontario

    Police in Ontario are investigating the alleged murders of eight seniors at nursing homes in London and Woodstock. A former registered nurse has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder. Here are some facts about nursing homes in Ontario:

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  • Peace River RCMP officer facing assault charges

    An RCMP officer from Peace River is facing charges over allegations a prisoner was assaulted while he was being transported from Manning to Peace River.

  • Iqaluit hospital floors not as dirty as they appear, says health department

    An Iqaluit woman who posted photos on Facebook showing a dirty room and grimy bathroom floor at Iqaluit's Qikiqtani General Hospital is being issued an apology — but also told that what appeared to be dirt was actually residue from a special antibacterial wax. Mary-Lee Aliyak shared photos of her

  • Y's Men's Food Drive collects record donations

    "The first one was back in 1986 and it was going to be a one-shot deal," said Bill Irwin, president of the Charlottetown Y's Men's and chair of this year's food drive. Irwin begins planning for the food drive months in advance, checking the pickup route and lining up other service

  • BlackBerry rolls out new DTEK60 smartphone designed and built externally

    BlackBerry released on Tuesday its second smartphone designed and built externally, the latest development in the company's push away from manufacturing handsets as it focuses more on its security software. The DTEK60 may be the last phone distributed by the Waterloo, Ont.-based company as it moves

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  • Winnipeg police arrest parents after baby boy exposed to fentanyl

    Two parents are in police custody facing several charges after their baby boy suffered a possible overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl. Jason Michalyshen said paramedics were called to a Winnipeg home last week and found the nine-month-old in critical condition. The biological parents — a 33 year-old

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  • Eight seniors allegedly killed by a Woodstock, Ont., registered nurse

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. — Police in Woodstock, Ont., on Tuesday charged a former registered nurse, Elizabeth Wettlaufer, with eight counts of first-degree murder. Her alleged victims are:

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  • Federal government set to launch competition for Canada's next warship design

    The federal government is poised to fire the starting gun on the long-awaited, multibillion-dollar race to design and build the navy's newest warships. The winning design, pegged by one source as worth upwards of $10 billion out of a project that's expected to cost between $26 billion and $40

    The Canadian Press
  • At alleged Woodstock killer's home, neighbours in shock

    Friends and neighbours of Elizabeth Wettlaufer are in in disbelief as they learn the Woodstock, Ont., woman has been charged with killing eight elderly people at the nursing homes where she worked as a registered nurse. People who know Wettlaufer describe a friendly, unassuming woman. Known as "

  • New Brunswick court grants Dennis Oland bail pending murder appeal

    Dennis Oland held hands with his wife and children as he exited by the front door of the Fredericton courthouse Tuesday, free on bail a day after an appeal court quashed his murder conviction and ordered a new trial. "As a family, we are very relieved," said Moosehead Breweries Ltd. executive

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  • Heavy equipment fire closes Leamington road

    A large piece of heavy equipment caught fire in the middle of one Leamington roadway, shutting it down to traffic.

  • Why don't more people in Toronto know about the Grey Cup?

    There's only a few weeks to go before the Grey Cup championship game, but on a recent night in downtown Toronto, only two of about twenty people knew it was going to be played in their city. When asked, 23-year-old Torontonian Tyler Humphrey said he had "no idea" where the football game

  • University of Calgary students and staff petition to rename hall after much-loved barista

    Students and staff at the University of Calgary want to honour the memory of a campus barista who spent the last decade serving them coffee and smiles. Annette Schmirler, the manager of the Brew & Blendz coffee shop in the kinesiology building, died suddenly on Oct. 14. "International students

  • Driver dies after slamming into tree next to Memorial Drive

    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

  • New Supreme Court nominee faces grilling by MPs, senators, law school students

    Newfoundland and Labrador judge Malcolm Rowe, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's nominee for the Supreme Court of Canada, says it's important the high court reflects voices from across the country. Rowe is at a question-and-answer session at the University of Ottawa, where MPs, senators and law

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