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EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has issued arrest warrants for a high-risk offender who breached her court-imposed peace bond. EPS is searching for 36-year-old Leanne Whitford – a transgender woman formerly known as Ian – after she failed to report to police. Whitford is on the run and has four warrants for her arrest. She is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached, police said. Whitford is a convicted violent offender and EPS believe she will commit another violent crime. Whitford is known to frequent downtown Edmonton, EPSRead More


Two homes destroyed in pair of Puslinch fires

Two homes destroyed in pair of Puslinch fires

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Monday, May 21, 2018 5:33PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 6:33PM EDT The Puslinch Fire Department had their hands full Sunday dealing with two devastating fires. The first call came into the Puslinch Fire Department around 1 p.m. for an address on Sideroad 10 North. When fire crews arrived the home was fully engulfed in flames. Crews quickly called for back-up from the Rockwood and Guelph fire departments. Approximately 25 firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 45Read More


Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

In the wake of a horrific plane crash in Cuba that claimed the lives of 110 people, dozens of Canadians are now stranded in the country, wondering when they will be able to fly home. On Friday, a Cubana de Aviacion flight out of Havana crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all but three of its 113 passengers and crew members. The crash is being labelled the worst Cuban aviation disaster in more than three decades. Nancy Charland of Montreal was supposed to head home Friday with Cubana from Cayo LargoRead More


Paul Bernardo to appear in court on weapons charge

Paul Bernardo

Convicted killer Paul Bernardo is scheduled to make a court appearance in Napanee, Ont., today via video from prison. He is charged with one count of possession of a weapon and this will be his third court date on the matter when he steps before a camera at the maximum-security Millhaven Institution. Court documents show he alleged offence occurred Feb. 9 at the prison in Bath, Ont. Bernardo, one of Canada’s most infamous killers, was arrested in the 1990s on allegations that he raped and murdered multiple teenage girls atRead More


New vape packaging rules ‘grey’: Saskatoon vape shop manager

Brennden MacKenzie

A Saskatoon vape shop manager wants more clarity when it comes to new rules for vape product packaging. The federal government recently passed legislation that will restrict how vaping products are sold, labelled, manufactured and promoted. The new bill will ban companies from promoting “confectionery” vape-juice flavours — which include flavours pertaining to desserts and soft drinks that are believed to appeal to youth. “The wording is grey. It’s basically saying candy flavours, but would that mean orange juice, apple juice? Or would it mean pop drinks, like Coca-Cola?” BrenndenRead More


Canada’s top-ranked female tennis player blames racism for relative obscurity

Canada's top-ranked female tennis player blames racism for relative obscurity

Canada’s top-ranked female tennis player has a troubling theory for why she’s not a household name: racism. Twenty-one-year-old Francoise Abanda made her opinion known after a Twitter user asked why she doesn’t get the same amount of attention as her much-lauded peer, Eugenie Bouchard. “I will never get the same treatment because I am black,” Abanda replied on her verified Twitter account Wednesday. “It’s the truth!” The Montrealer, who turned pro in 2015, is currently ranked 128 by the Women’s Tennis Association. Bouchard sits at 169. Abanda, who climbed aboveRead More


Transport truck flips over at Ambassador Bridge

Truck crash

Heads up if you are travelling to the U.S. this afternoon, as a transport truck has flipped at the Ambassador Bridge. The rollover took place on Huron Church Road, north of College Avenue on Thursday. Police say the accident is blocking the main entrance to the bridge at the bend. There is minimal access through the duty free lot. Motorists are advised to use Wyandotte to access the bridge. The bridge’s manager of operations reports there are a minimal delays and traffic is being diverted to the Wyandotte Street Entrance.Read More


Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

The Liberal government pledged to raise minimum wage from $14 per hour to $15 per hour in the new year. PC leader Doug Ford has said he will scrap the extra $1 per hour increase in favour of a 0 per cent income tax on minimum wage earners, which his party estimates as a $500-million cost to the province. But according to NDP leader Andrea Horwath, that does minimum wage earners a disservice. “It’s very clear that the tax cut that he’s proposing is going to rip people off byRead More


Owen Sound woman admits to killing kittens

An Owen Sound woman has been charged after she admitted to killing a pair of three-month-old kittens in her care. Police were tipped off by a concerned citizen Friday night. When officers talked to her, she described to what police call a, ” gruesome incident” before she threw them away in a public garbage can. The 53-year-old woman was arrested and a small dog in her possession was removed for her home. She was released with a June 21 court date. In the meantime, she cannot own or be inRead More


Former CFL wide receiver arrested and charged on allegations of assault

Canadian Football League wide receiver Josh Boden

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Former Canadian Football League player Joshua Boden is facing four criminal charges in New Westminster, B.C. Police say Boden has been charged with two counts of assault, failure to comply with conditions of recognizance and dangerous driving. He is also charged with driving while prohibited under the Motor Vehicle Act. New Westminster police say they received a report of an alleged domestic dispute on Sunday, but a suspect wasn’t at the scene when they arrived. Police say Boden was arrested a few days after the allegedRead More