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Three more people have been charged in connection with the 2020 shooting death of Alex Tobin, Ontario Provincial Police say. Tobin, 18, was shot in a King Street East apartment east of Toronto in Omemee, Ont. in February 2020. Suspects were seen leaving the apartment building on foot, police say, before getting in a car and driving off on Highway 7. Last month, OPP released suspect descriptions, video and photos to the public. Police have since charged a 21-year-old Oshawa man with accessory aft
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow-backed separatists pounded eastern Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region Friday, claiming the capture of a railway hub as concerns grew that besieged cities in the region would undergo the same horrors experienced by the people of Mariupol in the weeks leading up to the port's capture. Ukrainian officials renewed their appeals for more sophisticated Western-supplied weaponry. Without it, they said, Ukrainian forces wouldn’t be able to stop Russia’s offensive. The f
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional. Canada's top court was adjudicating on the case challenging a 2020 decision by a Quebec court to lower Alexandre Bissonnette's parole eligibility to 25 years from the original sentence that required him to wait much longer for the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court said that such a punishment removes a realistic possibility of parole and called it "incompatible with human dignity."
A search is ongoing in the Atlantic Ocean for a missing sailboat with three people aboard. A vessel named Strange Situation was reported overdue while en route from Bermuda to Lunenburg harbour. According to the U.S Coast Guard tweet, the 50-foot (15 metre) sloop departed Bermuda on May 16 and was scheduled to arrive in Lunenburg by May 25. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax confirms the search area has expanded beyond the Canadian Search and Rescue Region. A public affairs spokesperson co
West Point First Nation Chief Kenneth Cayen said he's starting conversations about relocating the 88-member community he leads to a more suitable area after flooding in May worsened its already severe housing crisis. Cayen said the First Nation, which is located in Hay River, N.W.T., is "overcrowded" with 15 homes on just four lots of land and he's started talking to the municipality about the possibility of moving. He also plans to broach the subject with Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs C
"The Pianist," Roman Polanski's highly personal film about the Holocaust, won the Palme d'Or - the top prize - at Cannes Film Festival. (May 26)
Police 'could have gone in faster,' says Javier Cazares, the father of one of the 19 children killed in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.
The mother of a teenage gunman who shot and killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school is apologizing on behalf of her son and begging victims to forgive her. Adriana Martínez Reyes was emotional during her first public comments. (May 27)
While neither rain, snow, sleet or gloom of night may prevent mail from being delivered, a labour shortage sure will. "It is bad right now," said Sébastien Bernier, Canada Post's superintendent for Yukon and Northern B.C. He said about five to seven daily delivery routes in Whitehorse are going unstaffed. "I would say before a few weeks ago, you were never seeing that. If there was one route not going out, it was the big panic here and we were trying everything to get it covered," he said. The C
WH press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the parent of an elementary school student, delivers an impassioned plea for lawmakers to come together to address gun violence. "They should be losing their first teeth not losing their lives," she said.(May 26)
Earlier this month, Statistics Canada released its labour force survey for April, the agency's monthly household survey that aspires to assess the health of the Canadian economy. That survey offered up some positive indicators for Alberta: jobs in the province were up by nearly 16,000, while the province's unemployment rate dipped to its lowest level since 2015. Those numbers, said Doug Schweitzer, Alberta's minister for jobs, economy and innovation, were reflective of a plan well-executed, and
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized following the release of a report blaming him and senior officials for a string of alcohol-fuelled parties at 10 Downing Street that broke the government’s own COVID-19 lockdown rules.
Emera CEO Scott Balfour defended an element in a proposed Nova Scotia Power rate hike Thursday that will cost customers more because of how the company is looking to finance projects. He also offered a sobering assessment of efforts to make the province's electricity grid greener, including news that delivery of Muskrat Falls hydro electricity is "inconsistent" and may take months to sort out. Balfour was speaking to reporters after Emera's annual meeting in Halifax, where shareholders celebrate
The Ontario Liberals have lost another candidate with one week to go until voting day. Leader Steven Del Duca says Audrey Festeryga has withdrawn her candidacy in Chatham-Kent-Leamington and will no longer appear on the ballot for the Liberals. The development means there are now three ridings in which the Liberals aren't running a candidate for the June 2 provincial election. Festeryga had stepped in after the party dropped a previous candidate in the riding who had used a homophobic slur on so
President Joe Biden told Naval Academy graduates Friday that they will be "representatives and defenders of our democracy," as free societies are under threat from Russia's invasion of Ukraine to China's maritime expansion. (May 27)
Authorities in Texas provide a timeline of Tuesday’s attack on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers.
As wedding season gets under way in Ukraine despite months of war, couples are faced with a difficult choice : celebrate their unions in style or stay discreet so as not to upset anyone.View on euronews
An Edmonton woman was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for the death of an 83-year-old great-grandmother. Cynthia Hamelin pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this year in the 2019 death of Giuseppina Micieli Victim impact statements read before the court Wednesday describe Micieli as a loving woman of faith who held together generations of family, her loss leaving a hole in the lives of relatives and fellow residents alike. "I don't understand how anyone can harm a tiny frail 83-year
Investigators recovered a pellet gun from the scene where Toronto police shot and killed a man suspected of carrying a rifle in a section of the city that prompted five nearby schools to be placed under precautionary lockdowns. On Thursday, police went to Scarborough after receiving multiple 911 calls about a man walking with a rifle and located him shortly after, Ontario province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said in a statement on Friday. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer told reporters after the incident that officers responding to the calls were confronted by the man, but had declined to give further details, citing an ongoing investigation.
As carjackings in Toronto continue to surge, police say they are now investigating four similar incidents that happened in less than two hours in Scarborough overnight. The first happened at 11:44 p.m. in the McLevin Avenue and Greenspire Road area. Police say a person was standing beside their car in their driveway when a man approached with a gun and demanded the keys. The suspect was unsuccessful and took off empty-handed, police say. The second incident happened just five minutes later, in t