Man acquitted after judge throws out police seizure of 27,000 fentanyl pills

VANCOUVER - A man has been acquitted after the police seizure of 27,500 fentanyl pills in a van was thrown out of court due a violation of the accused’s Charter rights. (Edmonton Sun)

Charges laid after 2-yr-old killed by snake venom

NORTH VANCOUVER - Charges have been laid nearly five years after a two-year-old Aleka Esa-Bella Scheyk Gonzales was poisoned and killed by snake venom in North Vancouver. (CBC News)

Car stolen with baby inside, recovered 10 minutes later

CALGARY - A heart-stopping ordeal for a Calgary mother ended with a family reunion after her baby was taken on a brief joyride in a stolen vehicle on Monday. (Calgary Herald)

Luxury trips, lavish overspending alleged in legislature bombshell report

VICTORIA - Two senior B.C. Legislature officials who were suspended two months ago are being investigated for allegedly fraudulent and flagrant overspending, "lavish" trips overseas, inappropriate expense claims, cash payouts and misappropriating liquor from the legislature, according to Speaker of the House Darryl Plecas. (Vancouver Sun)

How a killer sex attacker deemed an eternal threat got parole

When violent rapist William Shrubsall received a rare indeterminate prison sentence in 2001, a Nova Scotia judge ruled that if he ever regained his freedom, the likely result would be more dead, injured and psychologically scarred women. (Vancouver Sun)

Military witness in the Mark Norman case needs protection – that tells you a lot about National Defence HQ

OTTAWA - In December the court heard a bombshell that appears to give that theory some legs. One witness called by Norman’s lawyers to testify revealed that his superior officer, a brigadier general, told him that Norman’s name was deliberately not used in internal Department of National Defence files — meaning any search for records under the Access to Information law about Norman would come up empty. (Ottawa Citizen)

Woman, 59, killed in home invasion, partner wounded

EDMONTON - Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 59-year-old woman after police were called to an alleged home invasion involving gunfire in northeast Edmonton. (Edmonton Journal)

Police link N. Ireland bomb to new IRA

LONDONDERRY - Police investigating a suspected car bombing in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry said Sunday they believe dissident republican group the New IRA to be responsible. (AFP)

Ultimate respect as gang squad officer laid to rest

VANCOUVER - Hundreds of family and friends gathered at Delta’s Riverside Funeral Home Saturday to pay final respects to retired Abbotsford Police Sgt. Shinder Kirk. (The Province)

McDonald’s mob hit aided by tracking device under car

NEW YORK - The men accused of fatally shooting a reputed mobster in the drive-thru of a Bronx McDonald’s tracked him down with the help of the GPS device they hid under his car, according to prosecutors Friday. (New York Post)