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Police seek details on suspect believed to have sold gun used in double murder

Calgary police are looking to speak with a man believed to have sold a gun used in a double murder on the May Long Weekend. The individual, who goes by the name ‘Tyson’ is alleged to have sold a firearm to Christian Ouellette, the man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Colin Reitberger and Anees Amr on May 21. Detectives with the Homicide Unit have attempted to contact Tyson, but he has not been cooperative with the investigation. There is no physical description or lastRead More


Six horses reported stolen last week found, returned home

In a post on social media, the owner of a ranch southwest of Edmonton has announced six horses reported stolen from the property the previous week had been found and brought back home. Back on Friday, December 8, RCMP said six horses had been reported stolen from a Winfield-area ranch at some point during the night on December 6. Their absence was discovered the next morning. Police said tracks found at the scene indicated a truck and trailer had been used to load up and take the six horses. InRead More


Three Billboards tops Screen Actors Guild noms, The Big Sick bounces back – Entertainment

The Associated Press Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on Wednesday landed a leading four Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, including for best ensemble. The other nominees in that category at the 24th annual SAG Awards are:  Lady Bird. Get Out. Mudbound. The Big Sick. Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash unveiled the nominees in West Hollywood, Calif. The 2018 SAG Awards for achievements in film and television will be awarded in January. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/Associated Press) As one of the steadiest bellwethers of the Academy Awards, the SAG Awards have considerable sway on the Oscar race. Wednesday’sRead More


Jody Mitic opens up about personal struggles after missing budget meetings

Innes Ward Councillor Jody Mitic has not been seen around City Hall lately, during one of the busiest times of the year. The City’s 2018 budget will be voted on Wednesday, but Mitic has been noticeably absent during several budget discussions. In an exclusive interview with CFRA’s Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon, Mitic opened up about the struggles that have kept him from the council chambers. “It’s been a rough year,” Mitic said. “I am frankly not doing well mentally; I’m not doing well physically. I feel like I failedRead More


Stratford man obtains naked photos of women for extortion purposes: police

Following an 18 month investigation, Stratford police have arrested a 22-year-old resident of the city for allegedly extorting over a dozen women for sexual purposes. The suspect would use fake Instagram and Snapchat accounts to lure women and convince them to send naked photographs of themselves promising large amounts of cash. After receiving the pictures, the suspect would not pay the women. He would then threaten to send the pictures to friends and family members. Police say victims are scattered across the province The suspect faces 35 criminal charges, includingRead More


Option Nationale members vote in favour of merger with Quebec Solidaire

Of the 200 Option Nationale members present at this weekend’s conference in Sainte-Foy, 90.7 per cent voted in favour of ratifying a merger with Quebec Solidaire — an agreement the two sovereigntist parties reached earlier this year. Earlier this month, Quebec Solidaire’s membership approved the deal in a vote at their convention in Longueuil. Eighty per cent cast ballots in favour of merging with Option Nationale.  This means that the merger of Quebec’s second and third largest sovereign parties will officially move forward. At the time, Quebec Solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-DuboisRead More


Funicular opens in city’s river valley

Edmontonians have a new way to access the city’s river valley from the downtown area. The Mechanized River Valley Access, located on 100 Avenue near the Hotel Macdonald, opened on Saturday. “The Mechanized River Valley Access creates a unique space from which to experience our beautiful River Valley and an opportunity for those of all abilities to access and enjoy our city’s greatest asset,” Mayor Don Iveson said. The funicular is an elevator-type car that descends towards the river valley in less than a minute. It accommodates bikes, trailers, strollers,Read More


Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists, several sources said. FILE PHOTO: Commuters pass by the front of the Bangladesh central bank building in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Ashikur Rahman/File Photo The Fed is yet to respond formally, but there is no indication it would join the suit. Unidentified hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account atRead More


Winds whip up wildfires, forcing mass evacuations in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hot, dry Santa Ana winds are expected to fan several relentless wildfires in southern California on Thursday, where hundreds of houses have burned and tens of thousands have fled their homes around Los Angeles, the second-largest U.S. city. A photo taken from the International Space Station and moved on social media by astronaut Randy Bresnik shows smoke rising from wildfire burning in Southern California, U.S., December 6, 2017. Courtesy @AstroKomrade/NASA/Handout via REUTERS The winds, which blow westward from the California desert, were forecast to reach 75Read More


5 things to know on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017: Wait times, Lyme disease, Saint John

A new report is highlighting the growing wait times patients face at Canadian hospitals for medically necessary surgery, and says Canadians are waiting a record amount of time. Plus, an Atlantic Canada mayor has the solution to your housing and commuting woes. 1. Wait times: A new report from the Fraser Institute claims that Canadian patients face a median wait time of 21.2 weeks for medically necessary treatment, the longest ever recorded in more than 20 years of tracking. 2. Hero thanked: A suspect has been charged after a teenageRead More