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Vehicle involved in rest step stabbing recovered, suspect still at large

RCMP, Dickson Stevenson Rest Stop, stabbing, Highw

Police continue to investigate an incident at a rest stop north of Airdrie that sent a man to hospital with stab wounds on Sunday afternoon and say they have recovered a vehicle that was used to flee the scene. Police responded to the Dickson Stevenson rest stop on Highway 2, south of Highway 72, at about 5:20 p.m. for an incident that was originally reported as a shooting. A man sustained stab wounds and was taken to hospital from the scene. The suspect fled the area in a black, BuickRead More


Lac-Megantic anniversary to be marked by mass, public events

Lac-Megantic

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – A commemorative church service will be held in Lac-Megantic today to mark the five-year-anniversary of the train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed part of downtown. Church bells will ring around noon to remember the victims who lost their lives on July 6, 2013, after a runaway train hauling tanker cars loaded with volatile crude oil barrelled into the town of 6,000, derailed and exploded. The service is part of a series of events being held through Sunday to commemorate the tragedy. The town has beenRead More


Review of Hassan Diab extradition to be led by former Ont. chief prosecutor

hassan diab

OTTAWA – Former Ontario chief prosecutor Murray Segal has been selected to lead an external review of the extradition of Ottawa professor Hassan Diab. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said in a statement late Thursday that Segal “will be given the tools, access and discretion necessary to conduct a thorough and independent review of the case.” The RCMP arrested Diab, a Canadian of Lebanese descent, in November 2008 in response to a request by France, which suspected him of being involved in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killedRead More


Dealing with the dangers of hot playground equipment

Dealing with the dangers of hot playground equipment

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:52PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:38PM EDT While Waterloo Region remains under a heat warning for the sixth day in a row, parents are trying to find ways to keep their kids cool. But they’re being asked to exercise caution in the extreme heat, especially when taking their kids to the playground. Andrea Snow, a parent in Waterloo Region, says her 17-month-old has experienced first-hand just how hot the playground equipment can get. “The first time IRead More


Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More


Three Londoners rescued after sailboat capsized on Lake Huron

Capsized sailboat on Lake Huron

Three young Londoners are lucky to be alive after their sailboat capsized on Lake Huron. It happened shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday about two kilometers from shore north of Bayfield. The three men, between the ages of 19 and 24 were thrown into the water and were not wearing life-jackets, and none were on board. The OPP Marine Unit managed to locate the sailboat within 10 minutes and pulled them to safety as they were holding onto the hull of the boat. The trio were treated for hypothermia and exhaustion.Read More


Investigation continues into death of man found in burned car on Ahtahkakoop First Nation

Brennan Ahenakew

RCMP are looking for more information as they continue to investigate the death of a man whose remains were found inside a burned vehicle. Police investigating the death of Brennan Ahenakew ask anyone who contacted him or saw his car on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation overnight May 9 and 10 to come forward. The remains of the 20-year-old were found in his burned vehicle the evening of May 10. A report about the car fire came in to RCMP that morning, at about 10 a.m., but the vehicle was notRead More


‘We haven’t lost hope’: Woman writes to sister who vanished as a toddler

Diane Prevost

It’s been 51 years since Lise Nastuk last saw her younger sister Diane. It was Sept. 17, 1966, a Saturday, and the Prevost family was enjoying the final days of summer at Grundy Lake Provincial Park, located approximately 100 kilometres southeast from their home in Blezard Valley, outside of Sudbury, Ont. Lise and her two siblings frolicked in the water with her mother while her father fished. Frightened of the water, two-year-old Diane played alone in the sand. The toddler said she wanted to return to the campsite, just 152Read More


Fifteen injured after bomb explodes at Ont. restaurant

Police release photos of explosion suspects

Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:43PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 5:34AM EDT MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Fifteen people were injured Thursday night when two men entered an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ont., and detonated what police described as an improvised explosive device. Peel Region police said they received a call about the explosion in the Bombay Bhel restaurant, located in a plaza near Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue, just after 10:30 p.m. “There were two individuals seen entering and detonating the device andRead More


Justin Bieber spotted at St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is in town. The pop star was spotted Thursday at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, where his appearance caused a bit of a buzz. So many great people love our Market-special visitor today- thanks for visiting us today @justinbieber. Come back soon, we would love to see you! Any photos you can share with us of your day today? — St. Jacobs Market (@stjacobsmarket) May 24, 2018 At least one person claimed to have seen Bieber at nearby Conestoga Mall shortly after he left the market. Pictures postedRead More