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Defining people smuggling


OTTAWA - The SCC says people who helped migrants enter Canada improperly by steering a ship, acting as a lookout or cooking meals cannot automatically be branded as people smugglers.  In a pair of unanimous judgments today, the high court ruled in favour of several people who arrived in BC in 2010 aboard the MV Sun Sea.  In a second case, the court ordered new trials for 4 individuals who were criminally charged with people smuggling after arriving off the coast of Vancouver in 2009 aboard the MV Ocean Lady.  The justices say the provision under which they were charged was unconstitutional and overly broad.   (CP)


JUDGMENT:   2015 SCC 59   2015 SCC 58

MORE:   Human smuggling law 'overbroad' 


SCC copyright ruling


OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited decision in SODRAC v. CBC, a case that has major implications for the role of technological neutrality in copyright.  (Michael Geist) 


Gaming the system


OTTAWA - Canada's public servants take up to twice the number of sick days a year as private sector workers do, because of different motivations, work cultures and rules that encourage 'gaming the system,' says a new report by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.  (PostMedia)


REPORT:   Sickness in the system   .pdf 


Political parties net assets


OTTAWA - Elections Canada found that the net assets of political parties and their riding associations grew from $7.8M in 2004 to a whopping $81.7M in 2014.  (CP) 


Now 430+


VANCOUVER - More than 430 current and former female employees of the RCMP have joined a class action lawsuit against Canada's national police force.  (Vancouver Province)


PREVIOUS:   Harassment scandal


Suicide bomber


KANO - A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in an attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria's Kano state.  The blast took place in the village of Dakasoye, about 20km (13 miles) south of the provincial capital, Kano.  (BBC)  


MORE:   Bomber hits procession 


2 killed


JERUSALEM - 2 Palestinian men were shot and killed on Friday in two separate incidents, after they allegedly rammed their vehicles into Israeli soldiers.  (Jazeera) 


PREVIOUS:   1st half of 2015   2nd half of 2015   Map of Israel terrorist attacks    Mapping the dead   Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Killing a gangland hit


ALTAGRACIA DE ORITUCO - The murder of a local opposition leader in Venezuela days before a key election appears to have been a gangland killing, the country's president Nicolas Maduro said Thursday.  Luis Diaz, a leader of the opposition Democratic Action party in Guarico state, was shot toward the end of a public meeting Wednesday night in the latest of several violent incidents in the volatile South American country ahead of the December 6 legislative elections.  (AFP)


MORE:   PSUV militias blamed    Violence before election

PREVIOUS:   Venezuelan parliamentary election 2015    PSUV   Most wanted gov't officials 


3 arrested


TEGUCIGALPA - 2 adult men and a minor suspected gang members on Wednesday morning shot 7 people to death after taking them by force from their homes and transporting them to another house.  The victims were 6 men and 1 woman ranging in age from 18 to 36.  The massacre comes one day after unknown armed men murdered 8 public transport employees at a bus terminal in the northern city of San Pedro Sula.  (EFE)  


MORE:   2 separate massacres 


Fined for secret deal


LONDON - The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined Barclays $109M for trashing its own rules on making background checks on clients and the origin of their cash, and whether they figured on international sanctions lists.  Regulators said the lengths a handful of Barclays employees went to hide the $2.8B transaction, including from the bank's own staff, 'threatened confidence in the UK financial system.'  The FCA said Barclays bent over backwards to accommodate a number of 'ultra-high net worth clients' and earn its $78M commission.   (CNN) 


MORE:   FCA fines Barclays   Web search enough diligence   Elephant deal with Qataris


Whistleblower gets jail


Herve Falciani


GENEVA - Herve Falciani, the whistleblower who exposed wrongdoing at HSBC's Swiss private bank, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison by a Swiss court.  The former IT worker was condemned in his absence for the biggest leak in banking history. He is currently living in France, where he sought refuge from Swiss justice.  (Guardian UK)  


PREVIOUS:   Swiss Leaks


Audio warning released




ANKARA - Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria.   (AP)  


MORE:   Russia ID's oil middleman   Bilal Erdogan   Turkey accuses Russia of slander   Russia plans sanctions against Turkey

PREVIOUS:   'Stab in the back'   Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shotdown 


Village attacked


DIFFA - Boko Haram militants attacked a village in Niger's southern border area of Diffa on Thursday, killing 15 people.  The guerrillas arrived in the village of Gogone on foot and opened fire indiscriminately on residents, the sources said, adding that Niger troops had pursued them.  (Reuters)


PREVIOUS:   Boko Haram    Suicide bombers teenage girls   War on Terror 


Murdered prosecutor


Anthony Kevin Morais


KUALA LUMPUR - The brother of a Malaysian deputy public prosecutor whose body was found in a cement-filled oil drum that had been dumped in a river has issued a sworn declaration that the victim, Anthony Kevin Morais, was investigating corruption involving Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor when he disappeared.  (Asia Sentinel)


PREVIOUS:   China buying 1MDB asset   1MDB   CGNPC   Greed & Corruption BC  


Denied entry


Anastasia Lin


SANYA - Canada's outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from entering China to take part in this year's pageant in the southern island province of Hainan.  Chinese-born Anastasia Lin said she was unable to board her connecting flight from Hong Kong after a Chinese official told her by telephone that she would not be granted a visa on arrival.   (CBC)  


MORE:   Lin 'persona non grata'

PREVIOUS:   Canada left out    


'Crashing end'


Arthur Kent


CALGARY - Don Martin referred to Arthur Kent, 61, as the 'Scud Dud,' and according to the statement of claim described him as having an oversized ego and running an unorganized campaign.  Volunteers quit, fundraising 'came to a crashing end' and the campaign was 'critically wounded' after Don Martin's column was published, according to Arthur Kent's testimony.   (CBC)   


MORE:   Kent's rebuttal was never published

PREVIOUS:   Opening remarks too prejudicial


Not up to standards


Body worn video


Canada's national police force is going back to the drawing board in its attempt to identify a portable video camera that can be worn by officers from coast to coast.  The RCMP issued a request for information from suppliers on Thursday via the government of Canada's procurement website, specifically asking private companies that specialize in camera technology to help the force answer some key questions.  (Global)


Homicides Canada 2014


Canadian police services reported 516 homicides in 2014.  23% of those 516 homicide victims were reported by police as Aborginal, a group that accounted for just 5% of the Canadian population.   (Stats Canada)


Cautionary tale of biblical proportions 


France Charbonneau


MONTREAL - For years, construction and engineering firms conspired to cheat municipal and provincial governments. Civil servants were bought off with cash, golf trips, hockey tickets, bottles of wine or a Christmas ham. Honest contractors who dared bid on jobs that their competitors had fixed would see their equipment mysteriously vandalized. Circling around it all were gangsters with the Mafia and Hells Angels, for whom the construction industry was an attractive way to diversify their business and launder illegal gains.   (National Post)


MORE:   Corruption more widespread than originally thought

REPORT:   Final report (French)  .pdf

PREVIOUS:   Corruption 'widespread'   Deeply rooted   Charbonneau Commission   Greed & Corruption Quebec 


Carbon tax money


Rachel Notley


EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government will keep a tight rein on a multibillion-dollar carbon tax to make sure the money goes only to green programs and incentives.  The tax on emissions, to begin in 2017, will affect everything.   (CTV)


MORE:   Whopper of a bill to cities and towns

PREVIOUS:   ON ready to revel plan   Canada serious   Meeting   AB's carbon tax - follow the money   5 things to know   Climate Debate 


Airlines paying


OTTAWA - Major Canadian airlines say they're unfairly shouldering the costs of removing from Canada people who arrive with a passport or other valid document only to be turned away by federal officials.   (CP) 


Yoga a cultural issue


OTTAWA - A yoga instructor says her free class at the University of Ottawa was cancelled because of concerns over cultural appropriation.  (CBC)


IS hotel attack


ARISH - A brazen attack involving a suicide car bombing and claimed by the Islamic State group targeted a hotel in Egypt's restive northern Sinai region on Tuesday, killing 7 people including 2 judges.  The attack on the Swiss Inn hotel in the coastal city of El-Arish was the latest violence convulsing the troubled peninsula, where Egyptian troops are struggling to put down an insurgency.   (AP) 


PREVIOUS:   Sinai insurgency


On duty, under fire


WASHINGTON - To identify trends among fatal shootings by police, The Post studied whether the individuals killed were unarmed or armed with weapons and reviewed the actions they took in the immediate moments before police shot them. The Post has compiled a database of all fatal shootings nationwide by officers in the line of duty in 2015.  (Washington Post) 


Pot bust


ALTO PARAISO - Brazil's Federal Highway Police seized 24.5 tons of marijuana in a truck that entered the country from Paraguay.  The pot was hidden among sacks of corn in the trailer of a truck that was searched at a police checkpoint on federal highway BR-487, near Alto Paraiso.  (Prensa)


Tory appointments


OTTAWA - The Liberal government is looking into whether it can rescind dozens of appointments that were quietly made last June in the dying days of the Conservative government.  (Huffington Post)   


MORE:   Harper government made 49 'future' patronage appointments 


Dying marked to receive CPR


More than a third of elderly, gravely ill hospital patients are tagged to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation even though they don't want the painful and usually futile measure, concludes a new Canadian study.  The authors call the unwanted orders for CPR on the sickest patients a type of medical error, and say it's the result of a communications breakdown hospitals need to confront.  (National Post)


MORE:   Do not resuscitate


Targeted explosion


TUNIS - At least 11 people have been killed in an explosion that targeted a Tunisian military bus carrying presidential guards in the capital.  (AFP)    


MORE:   IS claims responsibility   Bus explodes

PREVIOUS:   Bardo National Museum attack   Sousse attacks 


Worldwide travel alert


WASHINGTON - The State Department alerts US citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa'ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.  This Travel Alert expires on Feb 24, 2016.  (US DOS)   


Cop charged



Laquan McDonald   Jason Van Dyke


CHICAGO - A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot an African-American teenager 16 times was charged with first-degree murder.  Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, gunned down Laquan McDonald, 17 - who was armed with a small knife - within seconds of getting out of his cop car on Oct 20 last year.  (Daily Mail)  


MORE:   Officer charged    Chicago police shooting video released   Chicago braces

COMMENT:   Video could shock Chicago 


5 people shot


MINNEAPOLIS - The shooting occurred late Monday night about a block from the Police Department's 4th Precinct, where protesters have held daily demonstrations since the fatal Nov 15 police shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.  Police announced that 5 people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and that officers were searching for '3 white male suspects' who fled the scene. (Washington Post) 


Slavery and coercion


GENEVA - Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle's supply chains.  The unusual disclosure comes from Nestle itself, which in an act of self-policing planned to announce the conclusions of its yearlong internal investigation on Monday. The study found virtually all US and European companies buying seafood from Thailand are exposed to the same risks of abuse in their supply chains.   (AP)


REPORT:   Cost of a catch   .pdf  


New President


Mauricio Macri


BUENOS AIRES - Conservative Mauricio Macri beat ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli in a runoff Sunday to become Argentina's new president, bringing to an end a 12-year rule by President Cristina Kirchner and her late husband.  (EFE)  


MORE:   Argentine general election 2015 


Olympic contracts


RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police investigating corruption around the state-run oil firm Petrobras also plan to investigate more than $10B of construction contracts for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to a lead investigator on the case.   (Guardian UK)  


PREVIOUS:   Petrobras scandal   2016 Summer Olympics 


Police arrest 21


Salah Abdeslam


BRUSSELS - Belgian prosecutors announced Monday that police had detained 21 people in 27 anti-terror raids but that Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam was not among them.  Despite the raids, Belgian authorities maintained their highest terror alert in the capital for a third straight day.  (AFP)  


MORE:   Threat level reduced   Bungling Belgians   Civil liberties another victim   Photo of female terrorist a fake

PREVIOUS:   Paris attacks   War on Terror 

RELATED:   Inside the Ant Trade   Tools to prevent radicalization   Cybersecurity manual


Women, children and families


OTTAWA - The federal government's much-anticipated Syrian refugee plan will limit those accepted into Canada to women, children and families only.  Sources tell CBC News that to deal with some ongoing concerns around security, unaccompanied men seeking asylum will not be part of the program.  (CBC)   


COMMENT:   Exclusion    


Insider tax evasion


Herb Metcalfe


OTTAWA - The CRA says a prominent Ottawa lobbyist and federal Liberal party strategist has been sentenced to house arrest and fined $396,259 for tax evasion.  The agency says Herb Metcalfe was given a conditional sentence of 2 years less a day, including 12 months house arrest, plus the fine, which equaled the taxes evaded.  Metcalfe is a co-founder of Capital Hill Group, a well-known lobbying firm.  (CP)  


MORE:   Guilty of tax evasion 


Prime targets


Indigenous women in Canada are roughly seven times more likely than non-indigenous women to die at the hands of serial killers, according to a Globe and Mail analysis that found at least 18 aboriginal females were victims of convicted serial killers since 1980.  If the scope is broadened to include cases with a probable suspect, then the number rises to about 35. And if the scope is further expanded to include speculative cases, for which court proceedings are pending or police have said a serial killer may be at work, the number rises dramatically, to about 77.  (Globe & Mail)  


MORE:   The taken 


NSA's failure


NEW YORK - Former NSA officials turned whistleblowers say a discontinued program could have prevented some of the worst terrorist attacks in peacetime history, but agency bureaucracy and inefficiency got in the way.  Weeks prior to the Sept 11 terrorist attacks, a test-bed program dubbed ThinThread was shut down in favor of Trailblazer Project, a more expensive, privacy-invasive program that too would see its eventual demise some 3 years later - not before wasting billions of Americans' tax dollars.  (ZNet)  


MORE:  Science Applications International Corporation   Leidos

PREVIOUS:   Big Brother surveillance


Body found


TORONTO - Police have located a driver believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run.  A woman's body was found at the intersection of Bathurst St and Eglinton Ave W shortly before 6am on Friday.  Police said the woman had been hit by a tanker truck as it made a right turn through the intersection.   (CTV)


MORE:   Pedestrian dies   Pedestrian struck and killed 




SWEETGRASS FN - One person has died after a hit and run Wednesday night on the Sweetgrass First Nation. Police were called to a grid road shortly after 8:30pm where they found a man suffering from serious injuries.  He was taken to hospital in Saskatoon where he passed away on Thursday evening.  A 35-year-old man was arrested and charged on Thursday morning in connection with the hit and run. (CTV)


MORE:   Charges laid   Person killed 


Human remains found


Karina Wolfe


SASKATOON - Karina Wolfe is the woman whose remains were found by Saskatoon police on Nov 14.  Wolfe went missing in July 2010. She was last seen on the city's west side, and police were immediately concerned because of her high-risk lifestyle.  The original discovery of the remains stemmed from a tip police say they received on Nov 10.   (CBC)  


MORE:   Human remains found  


Father found dead


Simone Reid


TORONTO - Nearly two weeks after the body of 18-year-old Simone Reid was discovered inside her Sheppard Ave E apartment, her father has also been found dead.  Police discovered of the body of Paul Reid, 49, in his minivan in Markham on Tuesday afternoon.  Investigators had been searching for Paul Reid since his daughter's body was found Nov. 13, as he was likely among the last to see his daughter alive.  Police have not yet determined Paul Reid's cause of death.   (Toronto Star)  


MORE:   Father found dead

PREVIOUS:   Identified   Police identify    


Boyfriend charged


Sheri Carpen


CALGARY - Murder charges have been laid against the boyfriend of a Calgary woman who was originally thought to have committed suicide.  Police were called to a home in the 200-block of Pinetree Bay NE for reports of a death back in March. Sheri Carpen, 31, was found inside along with her boyfriend who told police he found her dead.  Luke Anthony McLeod, 32, is charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV)  


MORE:   Man charged 


Found guilty


Melissa Richmond   Howard Richmond


OTTAWA - A jury has found Canadian soldier Howard Richmond guilty of first-degree murder for stabbing his wife to death in July 2013.  Richmond, 53, admitted to stabbing to death Melissa Richmond, 28, in a ravine near Ottawa's South Keys Shopping Centre in July 2013, but pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder at the outset of his trial in Sept.  (CBC)


MORE:   Guilty of wife's murder   Found guilty

PREVIOUS:  Charged in wife's death  Soldier charged   Body is missing woman   Worries escalate 




WINDSOR - Mohammad Younus has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in a July 2013 crash on Highway 101 near Falmouth, NS, that led to the death of a 6-year-old boy.  Younus was driving a tractor-trailer when it skidded into the back of the minivan and a motorhome towing a car.  Evan Servaes was travelling in the minivan with a neighbour's family on July 9, 2013. The minivan had stopped at a construction zone when it was hit.  (CBC) 


1 punch


VANCOUVER - Alcohol and bravado appear to be fuelling a disturbing trend of one-punch attacks that have left 3 people dead.  At least 10 people this year have fallen to the ground unconscious after being hit once in the head, Vancouver police told a news conference Thursday.  (Sun Media)  


MORE:   Sucker punch attack 




National Post


TORONTO - In the wake of a warning last month from authorities in Italy of a possible mob war brewing in Toronto, the suspected arson has added urgency.  Police and fire officials were called to the Grotteria Social Club at 120 Whitmore Rd on Tuesday night at 10:25 for a fire. It was extinguished by firefighters with little effort.  (National Post) 


Doubt on ethics


Alison Redford


EDMONTON - Leaked internal Alberta government documents cast doubt on the findings of an ethics investigation that cleared former premier Alison Redford of conflict-of-interest allegations.   (CBC) 


PREVIOUS:   Ex-premier chose last ranked consortium with connections for $10B litigation


Fine for taking water


FORT NELSON - Nexen has pleaded guilty to damaging the habitat of a lake in NE BC by taking water for a nearby fracking operation, which violated its water licence.  The Calgary-based company, owned by the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), has agreed to pay $75,000 in fines, all but $1,000 of which will go to a Victoria-based environmental conservation charity Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.  (Globe & Mail) 


SEC investigating


TORONTO - Titan Equity Group Ltd. and its CEO, Lance Kotton, raised $30.7M from 335 investors starting in 2011 against 3 development properties in York Region, the Ontario Securities Commission alleges in court documents.  The company and Kotton were both placed into receivership by an Ontario Superior Court of Justice at the regulator's request on Nov. 16, owing $21.6M to investors.   (Toronto Star)




GUELPH - Alistair Wood, 83, is accused of first-degree murder in connection with the killing his wife Kathleen.  The body of Kathleen Wood, 84, was discovered late Tuesday morning at the Village by the Arboretum (CBC)  


MORE:   Husband accused of killing wife   




BRAMPTON - Police were called to Kennedy Rd around 6:30am. They say that a 21-year old male pedestrian was crossing Kennedy Rd when a southbound dump truck hit him and dragged him down the road.  Paramedics rushed the pedestrian to hospital with critical injuries. He later died.  Sultan Singh Bhamber, 61, has been charged with one count of failing to remain at the scene of an accident, causing death.   (Toronto Star)  


MORE:   Dump truck driver charged

PREVIOUS:   Another hit-and-run


3rd suspect


Mohammed Saqib


AIRDRIE - On Sept 18, emergency crews responded to a vehicle fire in a ditch near the intersection of Township Road 280 and Range Road 283.  Once the fire was extinguished, the body of Mohammed Saqib, 33, was located within the car.  The following week, RCMP charged two brothers, Theo Wheyee, 20, and Julius Wheyee, 28, in connection with Saqib's death. Nov 20 a third suspect, Saad Mohamed Osman, 29, was located and apprehended by officers.  (CTV)  


MORE:   3rd suspect   3rd man charged

PREVIOUS:   2 arrested   Arrests made   3rd man   Body found   Man was murdered   


Officer involved shooting


CALGARY - Authorities are investigating following an officer-involved shooting that took place in NE Calgary on Thursday morning.  Police were called to a disturbance on Falworth Way NE at 6am.  An officer discharged his service weapon during a traffic stop.  There were no injuries, ASIRT has been called to investigate.   (CTV)    


'I never wanted to kill anyone'


TORONTO - A composed James Forcillo answered 4 quick questions from his lawyer about his killing of Sammy Yatim: Did he shoot and kill the teenager on July 26-27, 2013; did he ever want to shoot him; why did he fire the first burst of 3 shots; and why the second burst of 6 that followed?  (National Post)


MORE: Officers at a disadvantage

PREVIOUS:   Death of Sammy Yatim   Toronto Police headlines  


Officers cleared in gun battle


VANCOUVER - No charges will be laid against the Vancouver police officers who shot an armed man last summer in an exchange of gunfire that began in Yaletown and ended outside Science World.  (Vancouver Courier)


MORE:   No charges   No charges approved  .pdf 

COMMENT:   Something's got to give with IIO


Officers cleared


TORONTO - The SIU has found 3 Peel Police officers were justified in firing weapons during a violent incident in Mississauga that left 1 person dead and 2 officers injured.     (Toronto Star) 


Sex assault arrests


Kevin Chan   Kayla Drumonde


TORONTO - A Toronto math tutor and his fiancee were arrested in connection with a case of gang sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl last year.  According to a released statement, the couple allegedly sexually assaulted the girl in the summer of 2014 at their North York home.  Kevin Chan, 32, and Kayla Drumonde, 23, have each been charged.  (Toronto Star)  


MORE:   Gang sexual assault   Charged 


Next prosecutor named


VANCOUVER - BC's Criminal Justice Branch has appointed another special prosecutor to advise the RCMP in its investigation into allegations that a former government staffer lied while under oath about the destruction of work emails.  (PostMedia)    


Eco tax to be hidden


TORONTO - Queen's Park is phasing out eco fees on consumer electronics and other products and radically revamping waste diversion programs to force manufacturers to package less.  New legislation Thursday that will ultimately eliminate Waste Diversion Ontario, the controversial industry-run agency overseeing provincial recycling programs.  Under the new model manufacturers will have to include recycling fees in a product's price-tag so it will no longer appear like a tax on the receipt.  (Toronto Star)


Impaired charge


Mandeep Singh


TORONTO - A fatal hit-and-run left a 25-year-old man dead in Scarborough Tuesday morning.  It happened near McCowan Road and Kenhatch Boulevard, at around 6am.  The victim has been identified by roommates as Mandeep Singh.  Sean England, 28, faces charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death.  (CP24)  


MORE:   Suspect faces charges   Drunken hit-and-run   Impaired driving charges

PREVIOUS:   Hit-and-run   Pedestrian dead  


Hit-and-run charge


Mariel Garcia


BRAMPTON - Police say an 18-year-old woman was walking near the residential area of Kimborough Hollow and Bonnie Braes Drive Nov 21, when she was hit by white 2012 Ford F150 pick-up truck sometime after 10pm.  Mariel Garcia sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead in a Toronto hospital.  The driver of the vehicle surrendered to police early Sunday morning. Steven Richards, 26, faces one count of failing to remain at the scene of a collision.  (Toronto Star)  


MORE:  Accused sorry

PREVIOUS:  Hit-and-run   Man charged    


Victim dies in hospital


May Elanik


AKLAVIK - People in Aklavik and Inuvik lit candles Tuesday night for May Elanik, a mother of 7 who was brutally beaten and unconscious on a snowy trail in Aklavik Nov 11.  She died 8 days later in an Edmonton hospital.  Police are treating the death as a homicide, but so far, there have been no charges laid in the community of about 600 people. (CBC) 




Dady Jean


OTTAWA - Dady Jean, a 41-year-old mechanic, was gunned down outside of a house party at an apartment building at 340 Lacasse Ave Nov 14.  Dominique Chretien, 20, and Johnnie-Dean Locey-Derochie, 23, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. A third suspect, Candy Locey, 40, is still at large.  (Sun Media)  


MORE:   Arrested

PREVIOUS:   Shooting   Not random


Police dog recovering




TORONTO - Lonca, the one-year-old dog, was with officers as they carried out a search warrant related to an illegal gaming operation investigation on Monday.  Officers deployed Lonca and the man subsequently 'chopped' at the dog's neck.  As a result of the cuts, he received multiple stitches. Phuoc Dang, 56, of Toronto is charged.  (Toronto Star)  


MORE:   Hacked with machete   Police dog attacked 


Attempted murder


Terry Marriott Jr


HALIFAX - A man has been charged with attempted murder in the Dec 2008 shooting of Halifax crime figure Terry Marriott Jr, who was shot to death the following year.  Regan Henneberry, 32, was arrested late Tuesday morning.  Investigators were initially unaware of the unsuccessful attempt on Marriott's life, but learned of it after his death.  (Halifax Chronicle Herald)


PREVIOUS:   Melvin Jr charged in death of Marriott Jr     


15 years


SASKATOON - A man who drugged and raped his victims - and videotaped himself doing it - is going to prison.  Michael John Slough received a 15 and a half year sentence.  He pleaded guilty to the charges, and was sentenced.  There were 4 victims in the case, 3 adults and one 7-year-old girl.  (CBC)   


MORE:   Sentenced 


Linked to robberies  




WINNIPEG - Police continued their investigation of the crash on Portage Ave that killed a 27-year-old woman early Monday morning.  Police say the man and woman are suspected of being involved in a string of robberies prior to the crash.  Matthew Alexander Bartlett, 30, has been charged in 4 commercial robberies and a gas theft.  Brandi Melissa Manningway, 27, was allegedly involved in the last 3 incidents.  (CTV)


Stolen tractor trailer crashes




VAUGHAN - Police are investigating after a tractor trailer loaded with cheese was stolen and crashed in Vaughan.  3 have been charged.  They have been identified as Harpreet Singh, 36, Saurav Kumar, 19, and Kulvir Bains, 31. (CTV)  


MORE:   Cheese heist 


Dentist accused of defrauding


Christopher Zed


VANCOUVER - Canada's attorney general is suing Christopher Zed and UBC for fraud and negligence in connection with money Health Canada gave UBC to provide dental services in Skidegate and Old Massett Village.  The government claims it was overbilled by $3.3M from April 2002 to Sept 2013; the suit claims $2M worth of patient billings were allegedly diverted to bank accounts controlled by the dentist.   (CBC) 


4th person charged 


Andrea Berg 


EDMONTON - Police said Carrie Goldien Jones, 34, had been charged with second degree murder in the death of Andrea Berg, 42.  Berg's body was found inside a shopping cart in the alley in the area of 124 Street north of 113 Avenue on June 16, 2015.  Lana Jane Pelletier, 36, and John Charles Kisil, 50, were charged in mid-August with second degree murder and accessory after the fact to murder, respectively.  In Sept, Sophie Isabelle Frenchman, 48, was charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)  


MORE:   4th person charged

PREVIOUS:   Murder page 1 


AB MLA dies


Manmeet Bhullar


RED DEER - Manmeet Bhullar, 35, a Conservative member of the legislature lauded as 'a big man with a giant heart' was killed Monday after stopping on an icy central Alberta highway to help a motorist whose car had flipped in a median.     (CTV)   




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