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No appeal in fatal police shooting of N.B. store owner: prosecutors

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick prosecutors say they won’t attempt to revive manslaughter charges against two constables in the police shooting of a businessman. In a statement released today, Public Prosecution Services says its decision was made in light of two previous court decisions and after a reassessment of the threshold for prosecution. Const. Patrick Bulger and Const. Mathieu Boudreau had been charged in the death of Michel Vienneau, a 51-year-old store owner who was shot in his vehicle outside the Bathurst train station on Jan. 12, 2015. The officers hadRead More

CTV Northern Ontario: Filmmaker's Homecoming

The North Bay Film Festival proved to be a homecoming of sorts for one documentary maker. With more, here’s CTV’s Joey Slattery. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

SIU investigating arrest of man in St. Catharines

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The province’s Special Investigations Unit says its investigating the recent arrest of a man in St. Catharines, Ont. They say Niagara Regional Police were trying to arrest the 43-year-old man on Thursday afternoon when he fled in a vehicle. The SIU did not provide a reason for the attempted arrest. Shortly after the man drove away, the SIU says he crashed into another vehicle driven by a 29-year-old man, causing him minor injuries. The 43-year-old man was ultimately arrested with help from police dogs and takenRead More

N.S. veteran claims Ottawa isn’t helping him make ends meet

A Nova Scotia man who served for almost 20 years in the navy says he doesn’t know how he’s supposed to make ends meet with the pension he’s receiving. An on-duty incident in Barbados in the mid 90s left Bill MacKay with several injuries. The Department of National Defence acknowledges the incident happened, but says a neck injury MacKay isn’t because of that. “I have got a steel plate that keeps your vertebrae from shifting and four screws,” says MacKay. “I’ve got osteoarthritis really bad in the neck and inRead More

Edmonton man charged with sexually abusing six-year-old girl

An Edmonton man is under arrest for allegedly sexually abusing a six-year-old girl. Edmonton police received reports of two separate occasions during this past summer where 49-year-old Harvey William Leroux allegedly sexually assaulted the child at his Edmonton home. After an extensive investigation, Leroux was taken into custody on October 24 and is now facing sexual assault and sexual interference charges. Police believe Leroux may have had similar contact with other children, as it is alleged that he befriends mothers with young children “to eventually gain their trust and accessRead More

Ontario Liberal government moves to introduce legislation to end college strike

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:05PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:15PM EST Ontario’s Liberal government is moving to introduce back-to-work legislation that would end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty, though opposition from the NDP means it may not happen quickly.   Premier Kathleen Wynne said unanimous support of the legislation would have meant students could return to class on Monday morning.   “We have said repeatedly that students have been in the middle of this strike for too long and it is not fair,”Read More

One other driver sent to hospital

  Windsor Police say the driver of a pickup truck was last seen on foot heading north on McDougall Avenue after a three vehicle pileup at the intersection of McDougall and Elliott Street East around 10:00 Sunday morning.   Officers say a grey SUV at a stop light on McDougall Avenue was struck from behind by a white pick-up truck. The impact pushed the SUV and compressed the vehicle into the trailer of a transport truck. Windsor Fire and Rescue extricated the driver of SUV and he was transported toRead More

Canopy Growth reports Q2 loss, more than doubles revenue compared with year ago

TORONTO — Canopy Growth Corp. reported a $1.3-million loss in its latest quarter despite doubling its revenue compared with a year ago, sending its shares lower in early morning trading. The chief executive of Canada’s largest publicly-traded producer, however, says it’s “driving ahead” and “doing the actions that establishes us as the continued leader.” Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED) CEO Bruce Linton pointed to 27 provisional patents filed through its subsidiary Canopy Health Innovations and several international deals, such as strategic partnerships in Denmark and Jamaica. “The international opportunities are now increasinglyRead More

‘My ultimate bucket list’: Terminal cancer patient’s art on display at major gallery for first time in Winnipeg

A woman living with terminal cancer has her first major art show at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Teva Harrison was 37 when she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. At the time she was working in marketing, training for a marathon and thinking about having a baby. “I didn’t know a way forward. I was so depressed and so scared and angry. I didn’t know if I’d still be here in a year,” said Harrison. Harrison turned her pain into drawings, documenting changes in her body, her marriage andRead More

Tunisian man granted permanent Canadian residency after 29-month wait

After 29 months of taking refuge in a church in Shediac, N.B., Mahammed Amine Maazaoui is a free man. Maazaoui’s original claim to become a permanent resident of Canada was denied. Fearing for his life if he returned to his Tunisian home, he took refuge in the Shediac Bay Church. In late October, he received word his file had been reviewed and he had been granted his permanent residence in principle on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. “For me it was a surprise. More than surprised. It was hope, and hopeRead More