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Two dead, two others in life-threatening condition after Etobicoke shooting
52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan
Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer in Canada
Facebook Selfie Helps Nail Woman, 20, Who Murdered Friend
At least 33 bodies found in mass graves in Mexico
Feds long way from restarting or scraping missing, murdered women inquiry: PM
Grief counsellors at Toronto school where girl, 5, died after being pinned between SUVs
Tim Hortons protests to expand beyond Ontario, 50 rallies planned across Canada
2018-01-19 12:34:08 TORONTO -- Protesters angered by some Ontario Tim Hortons franchisees who slashed workers' benefits and breaks after the province raised its minimum wage plan to spread their rallies to other areas of the country. About 50 demonstrations are planned in cities across the country on Friday, although at least 38 will be based in Ontario, including 18 planned in Toronto. As of Dec   Read More ...
Two dead, two others in life-threatening condition after Etobicoke shooting
2018-01-19 11:32:27 Two men are dead and two others have life-threatening injuries after a suspect or suspects opened fire on a vehicle in Etobicoke early Friday morning. The shooting occurred on West Deane Park Drive near The East Mall and Rathburn Road at around 12:40 a.m. Reports from the scene indicate that the vehicle jumped a curb and ended up on the front lawn of a residence following the shooting   Read More ...
Zimbabwean politician dies in Canadian helicopter crash
2018-01-19 08:15:55 FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)'s treasurer Roy Bennett leaves the High Court building in Harare, November 12, 2009. Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the US state of New Mexico. According to Reuters, the crash occurred in rugged terrain near Raton‚ New Mexico   Read More ...
Ex-boyfriend accused of killing his child’s mom
2018-01-19 08:14:28 HAMILTON — Holly Hamilton’s ex-boyfriend was under court order to steer clear of the 29-year-old. Now Hamilton Police say Justin Dumphrey, 30, killed the mother of his young daughter and stuffed her in the trunk of her car. “There was a documented history and the police had been involved in their relationship before as a result of violence,” Homicide Det.-Sgt. Dave Olenuik told a news conference Thursday   Read More ...
'Beautiful writer' Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital
2018-01-19 07:40:35 VANCOUVER — Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler has died in Vancouver at the age of 60 following a long battle with cancer. HarperCollins Canada said in a news release that Richler died Thursday in hospital. The Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in British Columbia, where she wrote short fiction and novels. Iris Tupholme, senior vice-president and executive publisher at HarperCollins, said Richler was an elegant writer whose work resonated with readers in Canada and abroad   Read More ...
Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer
2018-01-19 07:37:29 Ottawa: A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, in Canada two years ago, BBC reported on Wednesday. Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with Antoine’s belt near her body   Read More ...
How Facebook stopped this Canadian from getting away with murder
2018-01-19 06:47:00 (Cheyenne Rose Antonie and Brittney Gorgel) Six hours before Gorgel was found dead, both of them had posted a facebook selfie. , Facebook- Cheyenne Rose Antonie A Canadian woman has been sentenced to seven years for manslaughter. Cheyenne Rose Antonie, 21, killed her friend Brittney Gargol, 18, in Canada. Two years ago in March 2015, Gorgel was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon   Read More ...
15 hurt after car slams into crowd at Brazil's Copacabana Beach
2018-01-19 06:26:31 A motorist who says he lost control of his car drove into the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, injuring at least 15 people, authorities said. Brazilian military police said in an emailed statement there was no indication that the incident was a terrorist attack. Several European and American cities have seen terrorist attacks in which drivers plowed into crowds   Read More ...
Holly Hamilton's ex-boyfriend, Justin Dumpfrey, charged with 2nd-degree murder
2018-01-19 06:22:12 The body of the woman, 29, was found Wednesday afternoon in her car in a parking garage in Hamilton Holly Hamilton's ex-boyfriend and the father of her young daughter, Justin Dumpfrey, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder a day after her body was found in the trunk of her car in a parking garage in the city of Hamilton. The grisly discovery marked the end of a citywide search for the 29-year-old, who was reported missing on Monday   Read More ...
Millennial and baby boomer debate office behaviour
2018-01-19 06:16:45 A millennial and a baby boomer debate office behaviour on the Mind Gap panel. Is hugging at work appropriate? Should colleagues be able to date? Join the discussion. Subscribe to CTV News to watch more videos: Connect with CTV News: For the latest news visit: For a full video offering visit the CTV News Network: CTV News on Facebook: CTV News on Twitter: Watch CTV News on Twitter: CTV News on Google+: CTV News on Instagram: CTV News on Pinterest: --- CTV News is Canada's most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations   Read More ...
Landscaper charged with murders of missing men; Police believe there may be more victims
2018-01-19 05:41:52 A 66-year-old landscaper has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two men who were reported missing last year from the downtown Toronto area. The landscaper, who hails from Thorncliffe Park, is also suspected of murdering other men who have disappeared from the city. Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga said that the suspect was taken into custody Wednesday morning after police came across unspecified evidence that gave investigators a “significant” break   Read More ...
Tim Hortons protests to expand across Canada
2018-01-19 05:41:32 TORONTO -- Protesters angered by some Ontario Tim Hortons franchisees who slashed workers' benefits and breaks after the province raised its minimum wage plan to spread their rallies to other areas of the country. About 50 demonstrations are planned in cities across the country on Friday, although at least 38 will be based in Ontario, including 18 planned in Toronto. As of Dec   Read More ...
Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks
2018-01-19 05:41:22 PHOENIX -- A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim's gun in some of the slayings that unfolded in a three-week span late last year, authorities said Thursday. Shell casings, DNA, stolen jewelry and a cellphone taken from a victim were among the pieces of evidence that investigators used to tie Cleophus Cooksey Jr   Read More ...
Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks
2018-01-19 05:40:37 PHOENIX -- A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim's gun in some of the slayings that unfolded in a three-week span late last year, authorities said Thursday. Shell casings, DNA, stolen jewelry and a cellphone taken from a victim were among the pieces of evidence that investigators used to tie Cleophus Cooksey Jr   Read More ...
'Unacceptable' body mix-up at N.S. funeral home: minister
2018-01-19 05:40:27 HALIFAX -- The recent mix-up of bodies at a Nova Scotia funeral home is unacceptable and should never happen again, a provincial cabinet minister said Thursday. Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan said the tragic mistake is being investigated by the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, which regulates funeral homes and includes one of his staff members   Read More ...
Dash cam video shows car going airborne, crashing into second-floor of dental office
2018-01-18 12:21:54 A dash cam on an Orange County Transit Authority bus captured the moment a speeding car hit a median and was sent airborne and crashed into the second-floor of a dentist's office. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE:   Read More ...
52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan
2018-01-18 12:04:45 MOSCOW -- A bus fire in Kazakhstan killed 52 people on Thursday in a vast snow-covered steppe, officials said. The tragedy happened near the village of Kalybai in the northern Aktobe region, the Emergencies Department of the former Soviet nation in Central Asia said. Authorities said that only five of 57 people on the bus managed to escape the blaze. They are being treated for injuries   Read More ...
Police: Man facing impaired driving charge after crashing car into Hamilton bank
2018-01-18 11:33:19 Hamilton police say a man is facing impaired driving charges after crashing his car into a bank drive-through early Thursday morning. The collision occurred at a Scotiabank branch near Queenston and Nash roads at around 2:10 a.m. The driver, who police say is a man in his 30s, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries   Read More ...
Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer in Canada
2018-01-18 09:13:57 A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, in Canada two years ago, BBC reported on Wednesday. Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with Antoine’s belt near her body   Read More ...
Student dies at University of Ottawa residence, school president says
2018-01-18 07:32:17 OTTAWA - The president of the University of Ottawa says a student has died at a school residence. But in a statement posted on the university website, Jacques Fremont did not identify the student nor a cause of death. "It is with profound sadness and deep regret that I must inform you that a student has passed away in one of our residences," Fremont said   Read More ...
How a FB selfie showing murder weapon helped convict killer
2018-01-18 06:13:37 A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine (21) pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol (18) in Canada two years ago, BBC reported on Wednesday. Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with Antoine’s belt near her body   Read More ...
Facebook Selfie Helps Nail Woman, 20, Who Murdered Friend
2018-01-18 04:35:54 Ottawa: A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, in Canada two years ago, BBC reported on Wednesday. Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with Antoine's belt near her body   Read More ...
Girl, 5, fatally struck in school parking lot had already fought cancer in her short life, family friend says
2018-01-18 03:04:09 Mary Wiens is a veteran broadcaster and a regular on Metro Morning. Her wide-ranging beat includes stories that are sometimes tragic, often funny, occasionally profound and always human. Work that is often honoured with RTDNA awards (The Association of Electronic Journalists). One of her favourite places - Yonge Street. "It's the heart and soul of Toronto," says Wiens. "Toronto's Main Street!" A little Toronto girl, who died in hospital Monday after being crushed by an SUV in a drop-off area at an elementary school, was recently given a clean bill of health after fighting cancer since the age of three   Read More ...
New ethics czar eyes reforms to Conflict of Interest Act around gifts, penalties
2018-01-18 02:33:27 OTTAWA – Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion intends to follow in his predecessor's footsteps when it comes to advocating for improvements to the federal Conflict of Interest Act, though he has some different ideas about specifically what needs to change. Namely, Dion is eyeing three areas of the federal law that could use reforming: gifts, friends, and penalties. He thinks the rules around gifts need to be tweaked   Read More ...
At least 33 bodies found in mass graves in Mexico
2018-01-18 00:12:54 MEXICO CITY — Search dogs led authorities to the grisly discovery of four clandestine graves containing at least 33 bodies in a sugarcane field in Mexico’s Pacific coast state of Nayarit and officials said Wednesday the killings were likely linked to the drug trade. The graves were found in the township of Xalisco, which has long been the home base of a black-tar heroin trafficking ring that supplied the U   Read More ...
Authorities: Ohio teen fatally shot by deputy during fight in courtroom
2018-01-18 00:12:42 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 16-year-old boy died Wednesday after being shot by a deputy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer, a sheriff’s office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was hit once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus, said Rick Minerd, investigations chief with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office   Read More ...
Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer
2018-01-18 00:06:41 A Canadian woman has been convicted in the death of her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, in Canada two years ago. Ms Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with Antoine's belt near her body   Read More ...
Man accused of shooting two dogs in revenge for cat’s death
2018-01-17 19:12:37 CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Authorities say a Virginia man whose cat was killed by two Labrador retrievers pursued their owner and fatally shot the dogs. The Roanoke Times reports 68-year-old Stephen Nichols Cook was convicted Tuesday of two misdemeanour charges in connection with the November incident and a judge sent felony charges against Cook to a grand jury. Cook immediately appealed the misdemeanour convictions   Read More ...
Suspect charged with murder after college student found buried in California park
2018-01-17 19:06:06 SANTA ANA, Calif. - A former high school classmate of the University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a Southern California park was charged Wednesday with his murder, according to a criminal complaint. Samuel Woodward, 20, killed 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein with a knife, the complaint said, while Bernstein was visiting his parents on college's winter break. Orange County prosecutors also filed a so-called enhancement which would allow them to seek more jail time for Woodward if he is convicted   Read More ...
Body switched, accidentally cremated at N.S. funeral home, family says
2018-01-17 19:05:15 BERWICK, N.S. - A Nova Scotia regulator is investigating a bizarre mix-up at a funeral home that provided two wrong bodies to a grieving family before realizing their loved one had accidentally been cremated. Adam Tipert of the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors says they are looking into how the Serenity Funeral Home in Berwick handled the remains of 65-year-old Sandra Bennett, who died at home on Dec   Read More ...
Daughter charged after man’s body found encased in concrete
2018-01-17 18:16:12 DENVER — A woman has been charged with murder after her father’s body was found encased in concrete in the crawl space under his home in a Denver suburb. KUSA-TV reported Tuesday that 69-year-old William Mussack’s body was found Jan. 10, a month after friends and family stopped hearing from him. Court records say Mussack texted his son Dec. 7, saying he might have been drugged by his daughter, 45-year-old Dayna Jennings   Read More ...
Ottawa long way from restarting or scrapping missing, murdered women inquiry: PM
2018-01-17 18:09:56 The executive director of the national inquiry left last week Related Stories Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is a long way from "starting over or scrapping" the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The federal government is monitoring the work of the federally funded commission and its staff to ensure they have the ability to do their jobs, Trudeau said in an interview this week   Read More ...
Five-year-old cancer survivor killed by runaway car
2018-01-17 17:08:49 A Canadian school community is mourning a five-year-old cancer survivor who died after being hit by a runaway SUV. Camila De Almeida Torcato and her father were leaving her Toronto school on Monday afternoon when the empty vehicle rolled towards them. They were both pinned against another vehicle. The kindergarten student died in hospital from serious injuries. Her father was also injured   Read More ...
Lakeshore East GO service suspended after pedestrian struck near Rouge Hill
2018-01-17 16:34:19 Metrolinx says service on the Lakeshore East GO train line is suspended after a pedestrian was struck by a train east of Rouge Hill Station. Toronto paramedics said they were called to the rail line at 6251 Lawrence Avenue East, at 9:42 a.m. for a report of a pedestrian hit by a train. Police said they located a male's body near the tracks   Read More ...
Man accused of shooting, killing 2 dogs to avenge his cat’s death
2018-01-17 16:34:05 CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Authorities say a Virginia man whose cat was killed by two Labrador retrievers pursued their owner and fatally shot the dogs. The Roanoke Times reports 68-year-old Stephen Nichols Cook was convicted Tuesday of two misdemeanour charges in connection with the November incident and a judge sent felony charges against Cook to a grand jury.Cook immediately appealed the misdemeanour convictions   Read More ...
Toronto girl, 5, struck and killed by unoccupied vehicle was cancer survivor
2018-01-17 16:33:54 A 5-year-old girl fatally struck by an empty SUV that police say somehow rolled away and pinned her against another vehicle outside a school in Toronto’s north end had previously survived a cancer diagnosis, a family friend told Global News.Ana Paula Carrera said she has known the little girl’s mother for several years and described the child as a fighter. “They found she had a tumour   Read More ...
Transgender leader of Quebec women's federation defends her presidency
2018-01-17 16:33:38 After Gabrielle Bouchard was chosen as the new president of the Federation des femmes du Quebec, she faced swift public backlash questioning her leadership ability because she is a transgender woman. Bouchard ran for the position unopposed and was elected as president in November. In the weeks since, she has defended her right to lead the organization. If anything, Bouchard said she believes she’s better equipped to carry out the federation’s motto of “Equality for all women and equality between all women” because she will be able to recognize marginalized women, having been marginalized herself   Read More ...
'Sorry I could not be there for you': NCAA QB Hilinski found dead
2018-01-17 16:14:42 PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn’t show up for practice Tuesday. A rifle “was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found,” according to the Pullman Police Department. “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler’s passing,” Washington State coach Mike Leach said in a statement   Read More ...
Charged with trying to lure boy, 82-year-old Ont. man killed in Fla. jail
2018-01-17 14:05:52 MARIANNA, Fla. - Police say an 82-year-old Ontario man has been killed in a Florida jail, allegedly by his cellmate. Arthur Williams of Tillsonburg, Ont., was in custody after being charged for allegedly trying to lure a nine-year-old boy. Marianna, Fla., police chief Hayes Baggett says officers were called to the Jackson County Correctional Facility early Monday morning to investigate a reported homicide   Read More ...
China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship
2018-01-17 13:34:12 BEIJING -- China is preparing to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died, the Transport Ministry said Wednesday. No timeline was given from the deployment, although the Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Centre and a Hong Kong newspaper said authorities will send larger salvage vessels to support the operation   Read More ...