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Dellen Millard and Mark Smich found guilty in Laura Babcock’s death

Liam Casey, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:59AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:09PM EST TORONTO — Two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman and burning her body have been found guilty of first-degree murder. Dellen Millard and Mark Smich had pleaded not guilty to the charges related to the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock, whose body has not been found. Babcock’s family and several jurors cried as the verdict was read out, amid quiet cheers from the courtroom. The Crown alleges BabcockRead More

Battlefords RCMP urge people to clear warrants before holidays

Call it an early Christmas gift, maybe. RCMP in the Battlefords are offering up rides to the detachment’s station and promising extra staff until 10 p.m. Friday to help people clear their outstanding warrants. Cpl. James Fenrich said the offer is on the table to spare people from being in custody over the holidays. Seeing a justice of the peace between Christmas and New Year’s Day sometimes means a longer wait. “If they wait until closer to Christmas when the justice of peace isn’t available, they may be held inRead More

Cyclist succumbs to injuries after colliding with flatbed truck in Lethbridge

A man in his 60s is dead following a Friday afternoon crash near the intersection of Strafford Drive and 3 Avenue North. According to the Lethbridge Police Service, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a flatbed truck was travelling westbound on 3 Ave N. The driver observed a stop sign and proceeded to make a right-hand turn into the northbound lanes of Stafford Drive. A cyclist, a man in his 60s, was travelling southbound on the sidewalk on the east side of 3 Ave and struck the driver’s side of the flatbedRead More

‘Massive’ residential and commercial development proposed in east Riverside

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor Published Friday, December 15, 2017 5:32PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 6:01PM EST The still ‘hot’ housing market in Windsor-Essex has been one of the big stories of the year and realtors suggest the price and demand for new homes will continue to rise in 2018. Now, developers are looking at vacant land in our area including a proposed development off Banwell Road north of Tecumseh Road. “It’s been vacant for gosh, decades,” said ward 7 councillor Irek Kusmierczyk. But the 8.8 acre lotRead More

Airdrie RCMP remind residents about ice safety in the mild winter weather

Airdrie RCMP are warning the public to be careful around frozen ponds and creeks, especially because the surface can be very thin and unstable given the warm winter weather. Police say that while a frigid November froze the surface of a number of bodies of water in the community and allowed people to play and skate on the ice surfaces. Now, warm temperatures in December have thinned those ice surfaces, even leading to open water in some areas. Authorities say that they want to make sure no one gets hurt.Read More

Scientists use AI to discover an 8th planet orbiting a distant star – Technology & Science

Nicole Mortillaro Our solar system may not be that unique after all. Researchers have discovered a star that lies 2,500 light years away with at least eight planets orbiting it, just like our sun. The Kepler-90 system was discovered back in 2013, and was initially thought to have just seven planets. But earlier this year, a pair of researchers decided to take a closer look at the massive store of data collected by the Kepler space telescope. Christopher Shallue and Andrew Vanderburg used artificial intelligence technology to train a computer to recognize signaturesRead More

Moves in South Korea to make cryptocurrency trading more transparent

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean blockchain association announced on Friday measures to boost transparency in trading of cryptocurrencies, agreed by 14 exchanges in the country including the world’s busiest virtual currency exchange, Bitthumb. FILE PHOTO: A copy of bitcoin standing on PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo The Korea Blockchain Industry Association said in a statement users would only be allowed to trade virtual currency through one account after their identity has been confirmed via traditional financial institutions like banks. TheRead More

Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES – Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at January’s Golden Globes. Morgan Freeman made the announcement for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during its broadcast of the “Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special” Wednesday on NBC. HFPA President Meher Tatna called Winfrey “one of the most respected and admired figures today” and “one of the most influential women of our time” in a statement Wednesday. The DeMille Award is given annually to an “individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.” PastRead More

Turris believes Sens owner Eugene Melnyk is the reason he’s no longer in Ottawa

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:15PM EST VANCOUVER — Kyle Turris believes Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is the reason he’s no longer in the nation’s capital. Speaking before his team’s game in Vancouver against the Canucks on Wednesday, the Nashville Predators centre reflected on his time with the Senators that ended with a three-team trade on Nov. 5. “It’s tough because I think management did want to sign me, but I think that the owner didn’t,” Turris said following Nashville’s morning skate. “And thatRead More

Weather Dec. 13/17

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