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Judge faces quandary in sex assault case after teenage complainant quits showing up

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A sexual assault complainant who testified against her alleged attacker — but then simply refused to finish cross-examination — has presented a rare quandary for the justice system. The matter in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court underscores the tenuous balance between the right to cross-examine a witness — a cornerstone of the adversarial court process — with the importance of minimizing the potentially traumatic impact the legal system can have on alleged victims. At issue is a he-said, she-said case: A 19-year-old woman said she had been sexually assaulted byRead More


Breaking down the possibilities that could come from the Ontario’s votes

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Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:32PM EDT The twists and turns of Ontario’s election campaign have made it impossible to predict the outcome of Thursday’s vote, with several possible scenarios in play. The Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats are virtually tied in recent polls, while the governing Liberals, by Premier Kathleen Wynne’s own admission, are not a contender for government. The Canadian Press spoke to experts about what could unfold. How does power change hands after an election? The Crown, represented provincially by the lieutenant-governor,Read More


Three people injured in highway crash in Woodstock

Vehicle crash on 401

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in Woodstock left three injured. Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a vehicle travelling eastbound lost control and rolled into the ditch, Oxford County OPP say. A female passenger was reportedly airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. She had to be extricated from the vehicle. Officers say a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and taken to hospital by ambulance. The driver is reported to have suffered minor injuries as well. The 401 was closed Sunday between Highway 59 and Highway 2. With files fromRead More


Lemur allegedly stolen from Elmvale zoo found safe; two other animals still outstanding

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CTV Barrie Published Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:25PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 3, 2018 4:02PM EDT Provincial police say one of three animals stolen from the Elmvale Jungle Zoo has been located in Quebec. The OPP say  the black and white lemur named JC was located overnight. The OPP had worked closely with Quebec’s provincial police and the Montreal police service in locating the animal. The lemur along with a baby Gibbon monkey and tortoise were stolen from the zoo during a break-in sometime between 9 p.m. on MondayRead More


Trade war? Trump blasts Canada on Twitter

Trade war? Trump blasts Canada on Twitter

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Friday, June 1, 2018 9:29AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 1, 2018 10:13AM EDT OTTAWA – U.S. President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter criticizing Canada for being “highly restrictive on trade.” In a 274-character comment on Friday, Trump took aim at Canada, imploring his neighbour to the north to open their markets and take down its trade barriers. “Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and takeRead More


Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

The baby calves of a pregnant moose that was euthanized Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle are now the focus of a rehabilitation effort. The newborn calves are at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary where they are now under the care of wildlife experts for the next two months. The mother moose was struck by a vehicle along Muskoka Road 3 around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday and ended up in a shallow pond. A team of wildlife experts, veterinarians and crews from Fowler Construction worked together to pull the injuredRead More


Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria

Vladimir Putin, right, and Emmanuel Macron

PARIS — Having failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear accord, French President Emmanuel Macron is reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Macron heads to St. Petersburg on Thursday amid deep differences with Putin over Syria, Ukraine and alleged Russian meddling abroad. But both men want to salvage the Iranian nuclear deal. Macron’s aides insist he is not cozying up to Putin, or seeking to pivot away from France’s longstanding alliance with the U.S. in favour of one with Russia and China. Rather,Read More


Handgun used in carjacking: police

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Winnipeg police are investigating a carjacking involving a gun. Police said they were called Tuesday at about 6 a.m. to the 1000 block of McGregor Street. That’s where a 48-year-old woman told them she was sitting in her car when two men appeared. Police said one of the suspects had a handgun and demanded she get out, and after she exited, the suspects left with the car, a red 2013 Toyota Corolla. The suspects are described as being Indigenous males who looked between 20 and 25 years old. Police saidRead More


24-year-old suspect in custody after shooting in Brockville apartment

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Brockville Police say a 24-year-old man is facing several gun-related charges after a shooting at an apartment building. Police say they responded to reports of a shooting on Cartier Court Friday and found a man being treated by paramedics. He was brought to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect remains in police custody and is expected to be in court on Tuesday. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS HeadlinesRead More


Booze ban lifted, Manitoba campers enjoy spirited long weekend

Province lifts campground booze ban

For the first time in 23 years, campers in several Manitoba provincial parks are able to crack a cold one while within park grounds. In 1995, lawmakers in Manitoba banned liquor on campgrounds during the long weekend in May, but recently decided to lift the ban at six of its busiest provincial parks following years of declining alcohol-related offences. The move came as a big positive to campers who want to enjoy a couple drinks while spending their long weekend in the great outdoors. “If you respect it and you’reRead More