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Bombardier waiting for answers following back-to-back plane crashes in Nepal and Iran
AGAR: Toronto council rewards racism
Heather Locklear hit with battery charge after dodging domestic violence felony
Turkish heiress's Dubai hen party ends in fiery air crash
Teen charged with attempted murder after East York stabbing
Apple employees are calling 911 after crashing into ‘spaceship’ headquarters’ glass walls
Bobbi Kristina's ex Nick Gordon arrested for domestic violence in Florida
Canadian Prime Minister Presses For Pipeline
2018-04-16 03:00:02 April 15, 2018 7:37 p.m. ET OTTAWA—Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday took his strongest stance yet in backing the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, saying he would ensure it gets built despite fierce opposition from the Pacific province of British Columbia. The promise, following a special meeting of western Canadian provincial leaders in the nation’s capital, follows an ultimatum issued last week by Kinder Morgan Inc   Read More ...
First funeral held after Canadian bus crash that killed 16
2018-04-12 20:48:16 HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (Reuters) - Hundreds of people filled an arena in the Canadian prairie town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Thursday to pay their respects to one of 16 people killed in a Friday evening crash of a bus carrying junior hockey players to a game. Tyler Bieber, 29, was a radio broadcaster who provided play-by-play calls for the team, the Humboldt Broncos   Read More ...
Canadian town reeling after hockey team bus crash kills 15
2018-04-09 12:05:05 HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan — A hockey arena became the epicenter of grief for a small Canadian town on Sunday, as friends, relatives and those that housed the young hockey players gathered to mourn 15 people killed after a semitrailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada. Fourteen were also injured, some critically, in a collision that left a country, its national sport and the hockey-obsessed town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, reeling   Read More ...
Canadian town mourns 15 killed when truck, team bus collide
2018-04-09 10:03:00 By JEREMY HAINSWORTH and ROB GILLIES Associated Press HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan – A hockey arena became the epicenter of grief for a small Canadian town Sunday as friends, relatives and those who housed members of a youth hockey team gathered to mourn 15 people killed when a semi-trailer slammed into the team’s bus. Fourteen were also injured, some critically, in a collision that left the country, its national sport and the hockey-obsessed town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, reeling   Read More ...
Colorado Hockey Community Reacts To Deadly Canada Bus Crash
2018-04-09 05:26:00 A player on the 2017-2018 season of a Canadian team involved in a deadly bus crash grew up playing on a hockey team in Colorado.   Read More ...
Canadian Town Mourns 15 Killed in Youth Hockey Team Bus Crash
2018-04-09 05:06:07 (HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan) — A hockey arena became the epicenter of grief for a small Canadian town on Sunday, as friends, relatives and those that housed the young hockey players gathered to mourn 15 people killed after a semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada. Fourteen were also injured, some critically, in a collision that left a country, its national sport and the hockey-obsessed town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan reeling   Read More ...
Junior hockey team bus crash in Canada leaves 15 dead and 14 injured, police say
2018-04-09 05:03:02 The president of the Humboldt Broncos, a Canadian junior hockey team, made a statement on Saturday and called the accident that killed 15 people and injured 14 more "a tragedy" that is "unprecedented and overwhelming." Fifteen people died and 14 more were injured in a crash involving a bus carrying a junior hockey team in Saskatchewan, Canada, and a semi truck, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police   Read More ...
Canadian Town Deals With Shock and Grief Following Bus Crash
2018-04-09 05:00:55 Updated April 8, 2018 9:16 p.m. ET HUMBOLDT, Canada—When a snowstorm hit this small farming community in central Saskatchewan recently, residents hired the boys from the town’s junior hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos, to dig them out. Team members played floor hockey once a week with special-needs adults, took younger children out trick-or-treating on Halloween and volunteered in the elementary schools   Read More ...
Canada town's arena focus of mourning after crash kills 15
2018-04-09 04:54:21 HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) - The people of this small town grieved at their hockey arena Sunday, laying flowers and jerseys in a makeshift memorial at the entrance and later gathering inside to mourn the deaths of 15 people when a semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the local youth hockey team. The 14 others on the bus were injured, some critically, in Friday night's collision, which has Canada, its national sport and the hockey-obsessed town of Humboldt reeling   Read More ...
Canada mourns dead in Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team bus crash
2018-04-09 04:47:16 Tributes have been paid to the 15 killed in Friday’s collision in Saskatchewan that decimated the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team.   Read More ...
Migrants in Israel to resettle in Canada, Germany, Italy: Netanyahu
2018-04-02 19:01:37 JERUSALEM: Thousands of African migrants in Israel will be resettled in countries including Canada, Germany and Italy under an agreement reached with the UN refugee agency, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday. "This agreement will allow for the departure from Israel of 16,250 migrants to developed countries, such as Canada, Germany and Italy," Netanyahu said.   Read More ...
Worried by rise of far-right groups, Canada puts millions into anti-racism effort
2018-04-02 13:03:25 MONTREAL — Concerned that the tide of far-right ideology could become mainstream in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has for the first time earmarked millions of dollars in the national budget to counter racism. As far-right movements have gained ground among many of Canada’s allies, the Liberal government has committed to providing $23 million Canadian over two years for multicultural programs and cross-country consultations on racism   Read More ...
Trafficking 'Tears of Allah' heroin in juice bottles from Afghanistan to Canada through Kyrgyzstan foiled
2018-03-20 05:17:19 AKIPRESS.COM - Kyrgyz anti-drug police foiled drug trafficking channel from Afghanistan to Canada through the territory of Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek). The perpetrators transported heroin in juice bottles, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on March 20. Citizens of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Canada were involved in the drug trafficking. The suspects are accused of setting up a channel for smuggling of hard drugs made in Afghanistan   Read More ...
Driver, passenger of SUV flee after crashing into home in Little Italy: police
2018-03-13 11:03:44 Police are searching for two occupants of an SUV that crashed into a home in Little Italy overnight. According to police, the driver of an SUV crashed into a home on Mansfield Avenue, near Clinton Street, at around 12:30 a.m. and the two occupants of the vehicle, identified as a man and a woman, fled the scene. Eight people were inside the home at the time of the crash but no injuries were reported   Read More ...
Man seriously injured after stabbing in Scarborough Village
2018-03-13 11:03:37 A man was rushed to hospital this morning after suffering numerous stab wounds in Scarborough Village overnight. It happened near Markham Road and Cougar Court, near Eglinton Avenue, at around 12:30 a.m. Paramedics say a male in his 40s suffered multiple stab wounds in the area and was transported to hospital via emergency run. His injuries are believed to be serious, paramedics confirm   Read More ...
Bombardier waiting for answers following back-to-back plane crashes in Nepal and Iran
2018-03-13 07:32:42 Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. is awaiting the causes of two deadly aircraft crashes over the past couple of days involving its Q400 turbo and Challenger business jet. At least 50 people were killed Monday when a US Bangla Airlines passenger plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed and burst into flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, officials and witnesses said   Read More ...
Forty-nine killed during Nepal plane crash landing
2018-03-13 06:04:28 KATHMANDU, Nepal - A plane crash at Nepal's main airport killed 49 people among the 71 on board, police said Tuesday, after a recording indicated confusion over the landing direction before the plane, flying low and erratically, struck the ground and erupted in flames. The pilot did not follow the control tower's instructions and approached the airport's one runway from the wrong direction, the Kathmandu airport's general manager said   Read More ...
Pilot reported engine failure before deadly helicopter crash
2018-03-13 03:06:27 Investigators want to know why flotation devices didn't stop helicopter from sinking Related Stories U.S. investigators probing a deadly helicopter crash in New York City's East River want to speak with the pilot who warned of engine failure before the chartered aircraft crashed into the icy water, killing all five passengers. National Transportation Safety Board officials on Monday said they are also looking into why the floatation devices installed on the helicopter did not stop it from sinking and whether the harnesses used to secure passengers on the sightseeing photography tour contributed to their deaths   Read More ...
Corruption trial begins, Crown says Hamilton cop sold police secrets to drug dealers
2018-03-13 03:06:03 Det. Const. Craig Ruthowsky faces charges including bribery and trafficking cocaine An assistant Crown attorney says a Hamilton police officer spent months on a drug dealer's payroll, taking money in exchange for providing tips and advice that would help the dealer and his associates evade police detection and charges. The secret worlds of drug dealers, confidential informants and police undercover stings were all laid bare Monday in Superior Court in Toronto, as the jury trial began for Det   Read More ...
AGAR: Toronto council rewards racism
2018-03-13 02:07:35 For the second time recently, racist rhetoric proved no impediment to getting baubles and plaudits from the City of Toronto. First, Toronto City Council officially approved awarding Black Lives Matter Toronto with the 2016 William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations. One of the founders and leaders of BLMTO is Yusra Khogali, who has been exposed so many times for her racist rhetoric there is no way for City Hall not to know about it   Read More ...
Heather Locklear hit with battery charge after dodging domestic violence felony
2018-03-13 02:07:27 Actress Heather Locklear has dodged a felony domestic violence charge following her recent arrest. The former Dynasty star was taken into custody on February 25 after clashing with her boyfriend, Christopher Heisser, and police officers who were called to investigate a disturbance at her home in Thousand Oaks, California. She was handcuffed on suspicion of domestic violence, and booked for three further counts of battery on a peace officer after reportedly becoming belligerent with cops, and threatening to shoot them if they did not leave her property   Read More ...
Family of Alabama school shooting victim calls for action
2018-03-13 01:34:23 MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The aunt of a 17-year-old killed by a fellow student at an Alabama high school last week is calling for school safety reform and action against gun violence. "We've all failed our children. We've failed to keep them safe," Shenise Abercrombie, the aunt of victim Courtlin Arrington, told The Associated Press on Monday. "There needs to be something done about it for sure   Read More ...
Cop scored 20Gs a month running protection racket for drug dealers: Crown
2018-03-13 00:13:50 A Hamilton cop ran a $20,000-a-month protection scheme where he provided drug dealers inside police information that “made them better, more effective drug traffickers,” a jury heard Monday. In his opening to the jury, Crown attorney John Pollard alleged that Det.-Const. Craig Ruthowsky gave Mr. X — a key Crown witness and former mid-level cocaine dealer — “time and locations of pending search warrants, the identity of confidential informants and covert investigative techniques” used by cops   Read More ...
Ex-soldier gets life in prison after pleading guilty to killing father, stepmother
2018-03-12 23:37:28 MONTREAL — A former member of the Canadian Forces has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder charges in the deaths of his father and stepmother. Guillaume Gelinas entered the pleas Monday, four years after Luc Gelinas and Julie Lemieux were killed in their home in Terrebonne, just north of Montreal. Superior Court Justice Michel Pennou accepted the joint suggestion from the Crown and defence lawyers that Gelinas be eligible for parole only after serving 18 years in prison   Read More ...
‘Accountant of Auschwitz’ Oskar Groening reportedly dies in hospital at 96
2018-03-12 23:33:53 BERLIN — German prosecutors say they have been notified that a former guard dubbed the “accountant of Auschwitz” has died. Hannover prosecutor Kathrin Soefker says a lawyer informed her office that Oskar Groening died Friday in a hospital. Soefker says the office is awaiting an official death certificate. The lawyer, Hans Holtermann, didn’t immediately respond to a request for confirmation. The 96-year-old Groening’s death first was reported Monday by German weekly Der Spiegel   Read More ...
Turkish heiress's Dubai hen party ends in fiery air crash
2018-03-12 23:13:19 A weekend hen party in Dubai ended in tragedy when the private jet carrying a Turkish heiress and her seven girlfriends crashed in the Iranian desert. Mina Basaran, 28, was treating her friends to a no-holds-barred girls weekend in the desert kingdom. On their flight home to Istanbul, their jet crashed killing everyone aboard — including three female crew-members. Basaran’s fellow fliers — Zeynep Coskun, Ayse And, Burcu Urfalı, Aslı İzmirli, Liana Hananel, Jasmin Baruh and Sinem Akay — were members of Istanbul’s upper crust   Read More ...
AP source: Bag may have hit fuel switch before NYC helicopter crash
2018-03-12 23:06:41 NEW YORK - The pilot who survived a helicopter crash that killed his five passengers told investigators he believed a passenger's bag might have hit an emergency fuel shutoff switch in the moments before the chopper went down, a federal official told The Associated Press on Monday. The official said the National Transportation Safety Board also is scrutinizing why an emergency flotation device apparently didn't deploy properly when the tour helicopter went down in the East River   Read More ...
Convicted 'Accountant of Auschwitz' reported dead at 96
2018-03-12 23:06:33 BERLIN -- German prosecutors said Monday they were notified that a former Nazi death camp guard dubbed the "Accountant of Auschwitz" died before he could begin serving his 4-year sentence. Hannover prosecutor Kathrin Soefker said a lawyer informed her office that Oskar Groening, 96, died Friday in a hospital. The office is awaiting an official death certificate, Soefker said. The lawyer, Hans Holtermann, didn't immediately respond to a request for confirmation   Read More ...
Canadian man dies in fall from Minnesota home without deck
2018-03-12 22:12:18 GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say a Canadian man has died after falling from a home without a deck. Cook County sheriff's authorities say first responders were called around 5 a.m. Sunday to a home in Grand Portage. Forty-seven-year-old Kevin Morrisseau of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was found unconscious and later pronounced dead. Morrisseau reportedly fell from a second-story patio door that did not have a deck attached   Read More ...
Single-vehicle collision on Hwy. 401 ramp in Mississauga leaves man with critical injuries
2018-03-12 22:04:38 A single-vehicle collision on a Highway 401 ramp in Mississauga has sent a male driver in his 30s to hospital with critical injuries. The collision took place on the westbound ramp to Highway 410 at around 2:30 p.m. on Monday. “We have a cement truck that went off the highway into a ditch on the left side of the road around this curve,” he said   Read More ...
Canadian man dies in fall from Minnesota home without deck
2018-03-12 21:36:42 GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. — Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say a Canadian man has died after falling from a home without a deck. Cook County sheriff's authorities say first responders were called around 5 a.m. Sunday to a home in Grand Portage. Forty-seven-year-old Kevin Morrisseau of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was found unconscious and later pronounced dead. Morrisseau reportedly fell from a second-story patio door that did not have a deck attached   Read More ...
Saskatoon police consider murder charges after 2 fatally OD on cocaine suspected of containing fentanyl
2018-03-12 21:07:57 Saskatoon police say they are considering whether murder charges are warranted after two fatal drug overdoses involving cocaine suspected to contain fentanyl occurred on the weekend. Police released the street name — Lil Joe or Joe Bro — and the phone number of the alleged drug dealer who they suspect is responsible after two people fatally overdosed on Saturday after taking cocaine   Read More ...
Man charged in sword attack on Calgary-area senior
2018-03-12 20:35:03 BRAGG CREEK, Alta. -- A man is facing charges in a sword attack on a 79-year-old woman who needed to be hospitalized because of serious injuries. Police were called to a home in Bragg Creek west of Calgary early Friday morning and took a 19-year-old man into custody. RCMP said the man is related to the woman and lives in the same house   Read More ...
Far-right activists deported from Britain for 'racism'
2018-03-12 20:15:30 LONDON — Three far-right figures say they have been deported from Britain after being detained when trying to enter the country. Austrian Martin Sellner of the Generation Identity group, American commentator Brittany Pettibone and Canadian activist and YouTube personality Lauren Southern tweeted Monday that they were denied entry into Britain. #Free @Lauren_Southern Who it looks like is currently is being held by uk border agency   Read More ...
Memorial for Marlene Geoffrion, wife of Boom Boom, Saturday in Georgia
2018-03-12 19:05:18 A memorial service will be held Saturday in Marietta, Ga., for Marlene Geoffrion, the widow of Montreal Canadiens great and Hockey Hall of Fame member Bernie (Boom Boom) Geoffrion. She died on March 2 at age 84. Geoffrion was the daughter of Canadiens Hockey Hall of Famer Howie Morenz and her early life was marked by tragedy. She was three years old when her father died of complications from a broken leg suffered during a game in 1937   Read More ...
Teen charged with attempted murder after East York stabbing
2018-03-12 18:41:38 A 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a 23-year-old man was attacked and repeatedly stabbed in East York last week. The incident occurred in the area of Secord Avenue and Newman Avenue at around 5:30 p.m. on March 7. Police allege that two males met up with a 23-year-old man in the area and attacked him, repeatedly stabbing him in the neck and head   Read More ...
French couturier Hubert de Givenchy dead at 91
2018-03-12 18:10:35 The House of Givenchy helped make Paris the epicentre of the fashion world Related Stories French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's, has died at age 91. The Paris-based House of Givenchy paid homage to its founder, saying in a statement that he was "a major personality of the world of French haute couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century   Read More ...
Apple employees are calling 911 after crashing into ‘spaceship’ headquarters’ glass walls
2018-03-12 17:34:16 Apple’s new state-of-the-art, US$5-billion “spaceship” campus boasts a huge glass-walled building with the latest in energy efficiencies, and a 100,000-square-foot fitness centre, and sits amid an orchard, meadows and a pond. But the serene office space appears to have caused some trouble for several employees. According to transcripts obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, at least three 911 calls were made from Apple Park after people walked into the building’s signature glass walls   Read More ...
Nun who begged Katy Perry not to buy her convent dies after collapsing in court
2018-03-12 17:11:51 LOS ANGELES — A nun involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles died after collapsing during a court appearance. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez says Sister Catherine Rose Holzman died Friday. She was 89. Hours before her death, Holzman spoke to KTTV, speaking out against a judge’s ruling that cleared the way for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to sell a convent in the Los Feliz neighbourhood to Perry   Read More ...
Duchess of Cambridge opens Place2Be charity headquarters
2018-03-12 17:07:50 (7 Mar 2018) DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE OPENS PLACE2BE CHARITY HEADQUARTERS The Duchess of Cambridge has said she is "incredibly proud" of children's charity Place2Be, which provides mental health services in schools across the U.K. The 36-year-old Duchess became a patron of the charity in 2013, and opened its new headquarters in Clerkenwell, central London Wednesday (7 MARCH 2018.) In a speech at the charity HQ, the Duchess emphasized the importance of mental wellbeing for children. "School leaders and teachers need expert guidance and training to develop their own approaches to supporting children's emotional and mental wellbeing. They also need access to a pool of expert, experienced well-trained mental health professionals who can step in when things become more complex and more serious   Read More ...