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Homicide unit reviews investigation into Calgary man’s overdose death

Darrell Smith - homicide unit review

The Calgary Police Service is reviewing its investigation into the recent death of 47-year-old Darrell Smith as his family continues to question the injuries they found on his body. Smith, who is from the Piikani Nation, was found dead in his Beltline apartment in the 1400 block of 11 Street Southwest on August 12, 2018. An autopsy attributed his death to an overdose. Darrell’s niece Simone Smith was the last member of the family to see Darrell alive. Simone had gone to Calgary with her uncle for some back toRead More


Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

As kids head back to school, parents could soon be stressing about more than buying supplies.  Orange cones will continue to dot major Montreal roads, including Van Horne Avenue, Cote St. Luc Road, St. Jacques Street, and others. The city knows the stress that awaits drivers. “It’s going to be a tough ride on September 4th,” said city spokesman Philippe Sabourin at a press conference on Tuesday. “We ask citizens and motorists to commute with public transit.” The city also provided an update on the new REM. Thanks to workRead More


Collision on Wellington Road sends two people to hospital

Wellington Road crash

A crash Friday afternoon on Wellington Road near Wilkens Street sent two people to hospital. One of the vehicles involved in the collision flipped on its side upon impact. The two drivers were transported to hospital with undisclosed injuries. It is unclear if charges are pending. Traffic was snarled in the area as it happened during the afternoon rush hour. 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 Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Thousands in Windsor-Essex to be impacted by social assistance changes

Changes to social assistance in Ontario will impact thousands of people in Windsor-Essex. The Progressive Conservatives are pushing the pause button on the previous Liberal government’s system, and replacing it with one of their own. As part of the changes, the promised three per cent increase to Ontario Works and ODSP recipients will be slashed in half, to 1.5 per cent. Stats show there are 8,200 cases with Ontario Works, and 13,500 ODSP cases in Windsor-Essex. One of those residents impacted by the change is Windsor resident Emily Sadowski. SheRead More


U of C researcher warns gluten-free not synonymous with nutritious

U of C researcher warns gluten-free not synonymous with nutritious

A University of Calgary researcher is attempting to halt the spread of the commonly held misconception that gluten-free foods are healthier than standard fare especially when it comes to processed food marketed to children. “We looked at types of foods targeted to children in the supermarket,” said Charlene Elliott, a Canada research chair in food marketing policy and children’s health. “We bought 374 products that are aimed at children in terms of their marketing appeals and then pulled out the products that were specifically labelled gluten free. In a secondRead More


Abandoned and abused dog needs forever home

sage the dog

Every year abandoned or abused animals are partnered with families by the Humane Society, but in Alliston, there’s one dog still waiting for a home. “She’s very loving and calm.  A very sweet dog,” says volunteer Amy Duggan.  Staff at the Alliston Humane Society believes it’s a case of ‘intimidation at first sight’ for 3-year-old Sage, a Cane Corso in their care.  “She looks scary and I think that’s what makes her so endearing.  She’s totally the opposite,” says Emily Day. Volunteers at the humane society have cared for herRead More


Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

SURREY, B.C. — The wife of a man gunned down in what police say was a case of mistaken identity is pleading for any information that would solve the murder the family is struggling to understand. Paul Bennett, 47, was shot in his driveway in Surrey, B.C., on the afternoon of June 23. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday he was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting. Darlene Bennett described her husband as the kind of man who wore his heart on his sleeve, volunteered his time freely,Read More


Multiple vehicle fire in Vars

Muliple vehicles burn at Vars Auction site

CTV Ottawa Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:03AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:04AM EDT Ottawa Police are investigating how multiple vehicles went up in flames early Wednesday morning in Vars. Overnight, Ottawa Firefighters were called to the Adesa Auction site on Burton Road some time around 1 a.m. Todd Horricks, Ottawa Fire Sector Chief says 12 vehicles are affected,  six of them were fully involved and six more were damaged. Multiple vehicles on fire on Burton Rd (Adesa Auction): 6 fully involved and another 3 damage. VehiclesRead More


Man facing arson charge a person of interest in homicide case

July 6 house fire

A man charged with arson in connection with a house fire in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood is now a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Saskatoon police recently confirmed the 39-year-old, who was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on the arson charge, is a person of interest in the death of Crystal Louise McFadyen. McFadyen, who was eight months pregnant, was found dead by firefighters who were responding Friday morning to flames at a home on the 200 block of Avenue F North. Police initially called the deathRead More


Benedict Cumberbatch praised for tackling muggers

Benedict Cumberbatch

LONDON — The food-delivery firm Deliveroo thanked Benedict Cumberbatch on Saturday after a newspaper reported that the “Sherlock” star had fought off muggers who were attacking one of its cyclists. Uber driver Manuel Dias told the Sun newspaper that he was driving Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter along London’s Marylebone High Street when they saw a cyclist being hit with a bottle. He said Cumberbatch jumped out of the car and grabbed one of the attackers. “I had hold of one lad and Benedict another,” Dias was quoted asRead More