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Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

A renewed warning about frostbite and the dangerous journey some asylum seekers take to make it into Manitoba. A man from the West African country of Togo is the third asylum seeker to have suffered severe frostbite on his hands after crossing the U.S.-Canada border on foot into Manitoba. He made the crossing during the evening of Jan. 4. Temperatures dipped as low as – 28 degrees in Emerson that day. “I feel the pain,” said Kangni Fiowole-Kouevi from his temporary home in Winnipeg. I sleep with difficultly. It’s notRead More


If 2017 weather was a downer, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Environmental Defence

Extreme cold

OTTAWA — When it comes to extreme weather, 2018 has a throwdown message for last year’s show of hurricanes, forest fires and non-stop rainfall: hold my beer. Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, says that while predicting when and where extreme weather will hit is difficult, if not impossible, he’s confident there will be even more wacky weather this year. Gray says greenhouse gases like carbon and methane sit and gather in the earth’s atmosphere, where they trap heat as energy. The more energy there is in theRead More


More claim sexual inappropriateness against James Franco

James Franco

NEW YORK — Several women have made further claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour against James Franco in a Los Angeles Times article. In the report published Thursday, two former student actresses described negative on-set experiences with the actor-filmmaker while being directed by him. Sarah Tither-Kaplan said in a nude orgy scene three years ago, he removed plastic guards covering the actresses’ groins while simulating sex. Former students spoke of an unprofessional culture at Franco’s now-closed acting school Studio 4, where he taught a sex scenes class. Two women said FrancoRead More


Man arrested more than 11 years after drug bust

OPP cruiser generic

A man wanted by police for more than a decade has been returned to Grey County to face drug production charges. According to the OPP, an arrest warrant was issued for the 66-year-old man in September 2006, in connection with a marijuana grow-op discovered at a property on Southgate Road 14 north of Mount Forest. Police say the Hamilton resident was taken into custody Tuesday evening at Pearson International Airport by the Canadian Border Services Agency. He will face charges including marijuana production and possession of more than three kilogramsRead More


Police seek suspect after teen sexually assaulted in fast food washroom on Centre Street N

Dairy Queen sex assault suspect

The Calgary Police Service has released surveillance camera stills of the suspect in a Monday afternoon assault of a female employee at a Dairy Queen on Centre Street N. According to police, a 16-year-old girl was cleaning the men’s washroom of the restaurant in the 1900 block of Centre St. N. at approximately 5:15 p.m. when a man entered the restroom and approached the teen. The employee exited the washroom and entered the women’s washroom but the man followed her. The suspect allegedly cornered the staff member in the women’sRead More


Drug trafficking leads to jail time for Windsor man

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:06PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:26PM EST A Windsor man is headed to jail for drug trafficking. Kevin Lewis, 30, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to possession of drug trafficking in October. Lewis was among 10 people charged following a cross border investigation into the importation and distribution of illegal guns into Ontario from the United States. “Project Kirby” began in 2015 with members of the OPP, the Organized Crime Enforcement Nureau and theRead More


Green party celebrates ‘absolutely astounding’ win in P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN — The Green party has pulled off an unprecedented electoral victory in P.E.I., doubling its standings in the legislature and potentially signalling a surprising shift in the political landscape of Canada’s smallest province. The upstart party increased the number of its MLAs on the Island to two from one in a byelection Monday following the resignation of a Liberal cabinet minister last month. Hannah Bell, the 48-year-old head of a businesswomen’s association in Charlottetown, easily defeated the Liberal, NDP and Conservative candidates, suggesting a breakthrough for the party thatRead More


Police arrest drone pilot accused of dropping political leaflets over NFL games

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A Northern California man accused of flying a drone over two NFL games this weekend and dropping political leaflets has been arrested in a case that raised concerns about security at professional sports events, police said Monday. Federal and local laws prohibit flying drones near football games, and authorities are examining additional ways to prevent the unmanned aircraft from hovering over crowds of tens of thousands of people after the flights Sunday, Santa Clara police Lt. Dan Moreno said. He declined to discuss the security measuresRead More


Officials wary of spike in impaired drivers across Maritimes

Officials are expressing concern for the amount of impaired drivers charged during the last weekend of November in the region. A vehicle was reported to be weaving on the Westmorland Street Bridge in Fredericton on Saturday morning. The vehicle had two flat tires and damage to the front end. Police say the vehicle hit a concreate wall a couple of times and the driver will face impaired driving charges. “It’s dangerous, and it’s illegal and you’re gonna get busted and your life will change if you get caught, much lessRead More


Emily Cablek speaks out to help others, 5 years after abducted kids returned

Emily Cablek never gave up. When her ex-husband Kevin Maryk abducted her two children and hid them in Mexico for nearly four years, she never stopped searching. Five years later, the mother of two has also found herself. “When they were abducted life just kind of stopped for me,” Cablek said. “It’s taken me a while to be strong about what I went through. I finally know me.” Before the abduction, before the divorce and custody battle for her children, Cablek said she was in a relationship with Maryk forRead More