How adorable is this? Dawn the Fox shows her excitement while getting a nice belly rub!
How adorable is this? Dawn the Fox shows her excitement while getting a nice belly rub!
A Crown prosecutor says an Edmonton man accused of murdering two co-workers and wounding others during a "stabbing spree" at a grocery warehouse in 2014 planned to kill anyone he could find. Jayme Pasieka, 32, faces 10 charges including first-degree murder and attempted murder. Prosecutor Kim Goddard told the jury that the Crown intends to prove that Pasieka, dressed all in black with a knife in each hand, randomly slashed and stabbed workers as he walked through a huge Loblaws complex on Feb. 28, 2014.
The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters that authorities are searching for two new North Korean suspects, including the second secretary of North Korea's embassy in Kuala Lumpur and an employee of North Korea's state-owned airline Air Koryo. "We hope that the Korean embassy will co-operate with us, allow us to interview them and interview them quickly," he said.
The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents' expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens. By 16, she was a skinhead spouting white supremacist rhetoric, giving stiff-armed Nazi salutes and tagging public property with swastikas.
Steve Bayers, his son Ben and his friend Adam Inch were building a snow fort in Lawrencetown on Saturday when the roof suddenly caved in, pinning the man's arms and legs underneath him. Bayers said the two boys were just feet away from him, screaming in the pitch black, but he couldn't move under the weight of the snow to help them. He told the two 13-year-old boys not to panic and to keep breathing. Bayers said it seemed impossible to get out until his five-year-old golden retriever, Zoose, began digging him out of the snow.
Nimrat Gill's parents, Balraj and Amarinder, say they took their toddler to Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Feb. 6 after the girl showed signs of a fever. On Tuesday, the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed it will be looking into the case. It said such investigations are done any time there is an unexpected death.
The Oklahoma attorney general's office said Tuesday it is complying with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies while he served as the state's attorney general. The office had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to comply with District Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons's order to turn over emails and other documents to the Wisconsin-based Center for Media and Democracy, which requested the documents more than two years ago under Oklahoma's Open Records Act. A spokesman for the office, Lincoln Ferguson, said it turned over records related to the January 2015 request to the watchdog agency and that other records were turned over to the judge to determine if they are privileged and not subject to release under the law.
A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said Wednesday. Police blamed "catastrophic engine failure" when a twin-engine Beechcraft B200 Super King Air crashed into the Direct Factory Outlet mall in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon on Tuesday moments after takeoff from a nearby runway. "My understanding is he only used the word 'Mayday' a number of times," Hood told reporters, referring to radio communication from pilot Max Quartermain to air traffic controllers.
The woman who was viciously beaten while working at a youth home northeast of Edmonton has had hours of surgery and faces a long road to recovery. Heather Vanderzee, 63, was working alone at the Elk Island Child and Youth Ranch facility on Feb. 4 when she was attacked. In an exclusive interview with CTV Edmonton, Vanderzee says she can't remember the attack, or being taken to hospital, or the names of the boys who attacked her.
Canadian special forces have shifted their operations in northern Iraq to put pressure on ISIL in places outside the strategic city of Mosul — including along the border with Syria. The objective: To figure out the good guys from the bad so Iraqi military forces and coalition aircraft can attack. High atop a rocky hilltop Monday, two Canadian soldiers sat in a makeshift bunker located more than a kilometre behind the frontline between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Follow Ottawa police as they scale icefalls in Calabogie, Ontario. The officers climb ice to train for other physical challenges they may face on the job.
A prison guard at Kent Institution in Agassiz, B.C. says his family had to go to the food bank recently because repeated technical issues with his paycheque have left him scrambling to make ends meet. Doug Holloway says he won't get paid this week because of a glitch with the federal government's troubled Phoenix pay system. Holloway says he has been forced to borrow from family, friends and co-workers to support his wife and four children.
An Ontario science teacher accused of telling his high school students they could die as a result of vaccination had a history of pushing anti-vaccine theories, a disciplinary hearing heard Tuesday. A public health nurse who went to the school in Waterford, Ont., to administer vaccines nearly two years ago told the Ontario College of Teachers that she felt threatened by Timothy C. Sullivan, a teacher who confronted her repeatedly that day. Angela Swick said Sullivan accused her of withholding information from students about the shots they were receiving and tried to interfere with her work.
Two Ottawa Police Service constables have been temporarily demoted for discreditable conduct after pleading guilty to issuing fake traffic warnings. The officers recorded that they had issued drivers Provincial Offence warnings like failure to produce proof of vehicle ownership, but later those same drivers told police officials that they had shown the constables the documents. The two constables pleaded guilty in December 2016 to charges under the Police Services Act. This came after the Professional Standards Section conducted a quality assurance audit in November 2015 to verify if OPS members were properly warning drivers and using sound practices during traffic stops.
Residents of a community just north of Calgary attended a candlelight vigil Monday evening to show their support for the family of a six-year-old boy who died in hospital after he and his brother fell through the ice on a canal earlier that day. “Our lives aren’t that important that we can’t take the time and pay our respects and show the family that we care,” said neighbourhood resident Vanessa Clarke at the candlelight vigil. “The area where this happened is a residential area and they live in the area so it wasn’t as if the boys had strayed far from home by any stretch,” said RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters.
On a stop in Sherbrooke, Que., during his January cross-country tour, Trudeau insisted on speaking only in French, even in response to questions asked in English from the province's anglophone minority. A Montreal-based anglophone ad vocacy group, which sent a critical letter to the prime minister about the town hall, received a formal apology from Trudeau on Feb. 14 and published his letter on its website Monday. "As for the Sherbrooke town hall, I would like to express my sincere regrets," read the letter, written in English and signed by Trudeau.
The warm weather has wreaked havoc on the hopes of people fishing on the ice, and safety on the ice is becoming an issue, says a longtime Red River outfitter and guide. Stuart McKay has seen the ice through thick and thin in his 30-year career, but he said this year's melt is unique. The Manitoba Conservation Officers Association posted a photo of the truck on its Facebook page and warned people to stay off the river.
South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change. A House committee on Wednesday is set to consider the measure, which would give legal protection to teachers who want to discuss "in an objective scientific manner the strengths and weaknesses" of the subjects. South Dakota is one of at least three states, along with Texas and Oklahoma, considering such a bill.
Attorneys for a Salvadoran woman who collapsed in a Texas detention centre earlier this month as she seeks asylum said Tuesday that family and lawyers have been denied most contact with her as well as information about her medical condition. Paralegal Melissa Zuniga, with the Law Office of Marcia Kasdan, has been working on the asylum case for Sara Beltran Hernandez, 26, for the last 13 months. Zuniga said another detained asylum seeker called Beltran Hernandez's family the day after she collapsed in an Arlington, Texas, detention facility and was taken to a nearby hospital.
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance. The debacle topped Le Pen's three-day visit to Lebanon, where she held her first campaign meeting with a head of state. "I consider the headscarf a symbol of a woman's submission," Le Pen told reporters at the end of her visit.
Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis says the 3-by-20-foot banner was hung from the public observation deck at the top of the statue's pedestal Tuesday afternoon. The stunt happened the day the Department of Homeland Security announced expanded immigration enforcement policies.
An official in the community of Airdrie, just north of Calgary, says ice on a drainage canal can be deceiving and is urging caution after a little boy's death. Wilf Richter, with Airdrie's planning and engineering department, said the overland drainage system is meant to capture rain water or snow melt and direct it away from homes in the surrounding neighbourhood. "You've got water melt and snow melt going on top of the ice, it makes the ice softer, and even if it doesn't go on top of the ice, it certainly flows in from underneath," Richter said in an interview Tuesday.
A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. Whittier Officer Keith Lane Boyer died and Officer Patrick Hazell was wounded when they answered a report of a traffic accident in the eastern Los Angeles County suburb. "When they get him out of the car, they go to pat him down for weapons, they can see he's got tattoos all over his face and all over his neck," county sheriff's Lt. John Corina said.
No one was found injured and there was no evidence that a shooting happened amid reports of gunfire Tuesday inside a hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said. "I can't say there was no shooting," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The hospital has nearly 500 beds.
The conservative Republican governor announced his intention four days after the GOP-controlled Legislature approved the bill — and only hours after it was formally delivered to his office. The tax increases in the bill would raise more than $1 billion over two years, starting in July. "This is bad policy for Kansas.