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Calgary speed skater meets firefighter who saved her life

Calgary speed skater meets firefighter who saved her life

A Calgary speed skater who was just recently named to Canada’s Olympic team got the chance to thank the person she says saved her life five years ago. Brianne Tutt, 25, says her skating career nearly came to an end in a nasty crash at the Olympic Oval in 2012. During a typical Saturday in December, Tutt was waiting at the practice start when another skater slammed into her. “I remember waking up in the hospital and thinking, ‘I don’t know how I came back’, because to have that experienceRead More


Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Bernice King, the daughter of MLK Jr.

Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:56PM EST ATLANTA — The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making. In the same week that he honoured King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed into the civil rights icon’s birthday convinced that the leader of their country is aRead More


Male models accuse fashion photographers of sexual misconduct

Bruce Weber and Mario Testino

The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:17PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:34PM EST NEW YORK — In a sweeping new sexual misconduct investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that several male models have accused famed photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino of unwanted advances and coercion. Fifteen current and former models told the Times that Weber’s demands often occurred during photo shoots and other private sessions. Thirteen assistants and models accused Testino, the Times reported. “I remember him putting his fingers in my mouth,Read More


Ottawa Police lay charges in connection with reported fake Uber driver

uber

Ottawa Police say they have laid charges in connection with reports of a fake Uber driver in the ByWard Market. Police were investigating reports that a man, sometimes posing as an Uber driver, would target women who were leaving bars late at night, or who appeared to be intoxicated, and would offer them rides home. Police say credit card or debit card information of some victims was stolen with a card-skimmer. At least one person has reported being sexually assaulted. Now, 37-year-old Sami Hassan Khreis is facing one count ofRead More


Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

Sears Barrie

Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead 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


Charges stayed in ‘Surrey Six’ slayings, judge seals reasons for decision

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:43PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:43PM EST VANCOUVER — A trial stemming from the murders of six people in British Columbia has fallen apart after a judge stayed charges against a man Friday, referencing misplaced evidence, the testimony of a confidential informer and the fair trial rights of the accused in her decision. Jamie Bacon was accused of the first-degree murder of 21-year-old Corey Lal, one of six people murdered in a highrise apartment in October 2007Read More


City forced to remove enormous tree after man pours gasoline on it

A Barrie man fed up with an enormous soft maple tree took matters into his own hands to get it removed by pouring gasoline all over it. Earlier this week, Chris Peyton witnessed his neighbour approach the large tree on the corner of Belcourt Avenue with several white pails. “I witnessed my neighbour from on the other side of the fence on my front yard with a couple of big white 20 litre pails of gasoline splashing on the tree,” says Peyton. The gasoline was enough to do damage toRead More


Rideau Street merchants calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:54PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:12PM EST Downtown merchants are calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols along Rideau Street. Peggy Ducharme, the Executive Director of the Ottawa Rideau BIA, has noticed an increase in crime in the area since police changed how they deploy front line workers. Ducharme collected nine letters from business owners and operators voicing their concerns. She says there are many others who have reached out privately. “There has been throughout the year an increasingRead More


Homeowner hit with bear spray during break and enter at rural residence east of Calgary

RCMP are working to track down three suspects who assaulted a homeowner with bear spray at a residence north of Conrich earlier this month. Police were called to a home east of Calgary on November 17 at about 4:45 p.m. and say the homeowner was in an outbuilding when he saw a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway. He approached the vehicle and was speaking with a woman in the car when two males came out of the residence and assaulted him with bear spray. The offenders fled the sceneRead More