News: Canada

Grenada cops charged in death of Toronto man

Tuesday  23:52,   21 november 2017
MSN

Grenada cops charged in death of Toronto manThe charges come after a coroner's inquest jury last week returned manslaughter verdicts against the officers in the killing of Oscar Bartholomew on Boxing Day[...]

B.C. refugee loses second effort to clear name

Tuesday  23:51,   21 november 2017
MSN

VANCOUVER - A Federal Court judge in Vancouver has dismissed another application from an El Salvadoran refugee who says his name has been tarnished by the Canadian government over allegations of past links to terrorism. Jose Figueroa is now a[...]

Borutski killed out of revenge, Crown argues

Tuesday  23:51,   21 november 2017
MSN

OTTAWA - Crown attorney Jeffery Richardson says jurors ought to have no reasonable doubts that Basil Borutski killed three former friends in a carefully executed plan to exact revenge. The sixty-year-old Borutski is on trial for first-degree murder[...]

Ex-wife to testify in Guido Amsel mail-bombing trial

Tuesday  20:21,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

The trial of accused mail bomber Guido Amsel is expected to resume Tuesday with testimony from his ex-wife. Iris Amsel was among the alleged targets of three mail bombs delivered to her former workplace and two law firms in July 2015, and a December [...]

Ottawa to build 100,000 new affordable units, recognize housing as 'fundamental right '

Tuesday  20:21,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

Ottawa to build 100,000 new affordable units, recognize housing as 'fundamental right 'Radio-Canada, CBC's French-language service, has learned that on top of those new units, Ottawa will target 300,000 existing units for[...]

'Con man' James Drummond admits to lying about his identity and death in property deals

Tuesday  17:06,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

A man once described by a judge as a “con man” was back in a St. John's courtroom Monday — very much alive — after his alter-ego had signed property deals before claiming to have died. James Timothy Drummond, 70, pleaded guilty in April to two[...]

Body of Quebec man, missing for 2 weeks in California, found by a family member

Tuesday  15:23,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

Félix Desautels-Poirier, 25, had been missing for two weeks in northern California. His body was found in a marsh in a city park by a member of his family. The man's father had arrived in California last week. U.S. authorities say they are awaiting [...]

3-vehicle collision leaves 2 people dead in Miramichi

Tuesday  15:23,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

3-vehicle collision leaves 2 people dead in Miramichi Two people are dead following a three vehicle collision on Route 117 in Miramichi on Monday afternoon.Miramichi Police said in a statement that the crash happened about two[...]

Delayed flight turns into Newfoundland kitchen party at Pearson International Airport

Tuesday  15:23,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians kept up their reputation for making the best of a bad situation Monday night, when they had an impromptu singalong at Pearson Airport.Passengers had just found out their WestJet flight from Toronto to St. John's was[...]

Former Hay River track star pleads guilty to child porn and luring charges

Tuesday  15:22,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

23-year-old Joel Gordon pleaded guilty in Yellowknife in N.W.T. Supreme Court to charges of distributing child pornography, extortion and child luring.Joel Gordon entered the pleas through his lawyer in a Yellowknife courtroom Monday. In addition to [...]

Regina police sketch shows suspect accused of firing at homeowner with stolen gun

Tuesday  10:52,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

Regina police sketch shows suspect accused of firing at homeowner with stolen gun Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect they say stole a gun from a Regina home and fired it at the owner, narrowly missing a neighbour who was[...]

Body of Quebec man found in California

Tuesday  10:52,   21 november 2017
MSN

Body of Quebec man found in CaliforniaAccording to police in Arcata, the body of 25-year-old Felix Desautels-Poirier was found in a marsh in a city park by a member of his[...]

Vancouver criminals target elderly woman in bank scam

Tuesday  10:52,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

Vancouver criminals target elderly woman in bank scam Vancouver police issued a warning Monday about a banking scam aimed at elderly people.On November 17, a 94-year-old Vancouver woman got a phone call at home from a woman[...]

'Prolific' property crime suspects face over 150 charges in Surrey, B.C.

Tuesday  10:52,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

Surrey RCMP used video surveillance over several months to track the two suspects.Serena Goth, a 43-year-old woman from Surrey, and Calvin Cranmore, 36, also from Surrey, have been charged with a total of 157 property crime-related[...]

Two pedestrians dead after separate Peel region collisions

Tuesday  10:52,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

Two pedestrians dead after separate Peel region collisionsA 41-year-old man was struck while he was crossing the street just before 9 p.m. at Dixie Rd. and Bloor St. in Mississauga, Peel Regional Police said. He died on the way to a trauma[...]