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B.C. invests $6.5M to build school in Langford

B.C. invests $6.5M to build school in Langford

The school will be built on six acres of land at South Skirt Mountain, and the province says it will help relieve pressure on nearby schools Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Gymnastics coach arrested in Edmonton for alleged sex crimes

Edmonton police file

MONTREAL – Quebec provincial police say an Alberta-based gymnastics coach is facing sexual assault charges in Montreal dating back to the 1980s and early ’90s. Michel Arsenault was arrested in Edmonton today by Quebec detectives and local authorities. A provincial police spokeswoman says six alleged female victims have been identified and that Arsenault faces seven charges in all. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau says the women were all between 10 and 20 at the time of the alleged crimes. The 56-year-old Arsenault is expected to appear in a Montreal courtroom May 24. PoliceRead More

Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Warning: Extremely graphic content A man twice convicted of child pornography-related offences “fell through the cracks” when it came to receiving treatment while in prison after his first series of offences, according to a lawyer and parole officer. A long-term offender hearing is underway for Shane Dale Pattison at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. Pattison was deemed a low-risk to reoffend by an intake team when he first went to prison in 2012 after pleading guilty to 53 child porn-related offences. Jessica Diks, his parole officer in the facility, testifiedRead More

Sinkhole closes busy Barrie street

Innisfil Street closed

A sinkhole has forced the closure of a busy road in Barrie. Innisfil Street is closed between Tiffin Street and Brock Street, while crews conduct emergency repairs. A city spokesperson says the sinkhole was caused by flooding from previous storms. It caused the road near the sewer to erode. The city says the road will re-open by Tuesday afternoon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Hall of Fame coach Clare Drake dead at 89


Hall of Fame hockey coach Clare Drake died at the age of 89 Sunday morning. He was the University of Alberta’s Golden Bears coach for 28 years, winning six national titles and 17 conference championships. Drake was the most successful coach in college hockey history. The coach was inducted in the hockey hall of fame in 2017. The Golden Bears arena was named after Drake in 1990.   It is a sad day for Golden Bears Hockey. Last night we lost Coach Drake. At this time we would like toRead More

Federal NDP struggling to find traction after tough parliamentary session

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

OTTAWA — Federal New Democrats will enter the final few weeks of Parliament before the summer break hoping to recapture some momentum after a difficult stretch largely overshadowed by internal divisions and harassment allegations. The bad news has piled up for the NDP in recent months, as new leader Jagmeet Singh has faced pushback from some members of caucus and suspended or expelled others because of questions about their conduct. As a result, Singh and his third-place party have struggled to find a rhythm and advance their message, despite theRead More

Maurice calls Winnipeg Jets ‘most skilled group that I’ve ever coached’


WINNIPEG — Paul Maurice experienced a hockey epiphany five years ago in the hallway of a Kontinental Hockey League arena. Then the head coach of Metallurg — located in Magnitogorsk, a city in Russia’s industrial heartland where Europe meets Asia — wanted to commend 21-year-old Pavel Zdunov for his efforts after one particular game. When the language barrier didn’t allow it, something clicked. “His parents had passed away, he had a special-needs brother that he cared for himself, and he played pro hockey,” Maurice recalled. “He was just a greatRead More

Former ‘Indian Hospital’ patients launch class-action lawsuit

Former 'Indian Hospital' patients launch class-action lawsuit

Tony Merchant has launched a class action lawsuit surrounding alleged medical experiments and testing conducted on Indigenous patients back when “Indian Hospitals” were in operation. Sixty-five-year-old Klyne Alexson is one of the people involved in the lawsuit, saying he was in the former Fort Qu’Appelle Sanitarium from six months old until he was three, as doctors said he had a collapsed lung from tuberculosis. “It was a nightmare,” Alexson told CTV News. He said he still has flashbacks of dark rooms and children crying. He also says he remembers beingRead More

Video shows 11-year-old escaping Chicago-area carjacking

Video shows 11-year-old escaping Chicago-area carjacking

AURORA, Ill. – Surveillance video shows an 11-year-old girl jumping out of a carjacked SUV in suburban Chicago as her father tries to stop a car driven by the carjacker’s accomplice. The carjacking took place early Friday in Aurora at a gas station. In the video, the girl is seen jumping out of the SUV and rolling on the ground. Her father leaps onto the hood of the accomplice’s car as both vehicles speed away. He then comforts the girl before police arrive. Police say the girl and her fatherRead More

Woman charged with embezzlement after allegedly defrauding employers out of $1.2M

Calgary Police, police, CPS

A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged after allegedly writing cheques to herself from four companies, including three Calgary-based companies, where she had worked over the span of nearly six years. According to Calgary Police Service officials, Colleen Fay Dhuga cashed approximately $1.2 million in cheques between June 2008 and March 2014. The 185 cheques were allegedly made out to her, drawing from the commercial accounts and authorized with a signature stamp. In addition to the cheques, Dhuga is accused of making unauthorized purchases and cash withdrawals from corporateRead More