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One dead after police involved shooting in North Battleford

One person is dead after an RCMP involved shooting in North Battleford on Saturday night. A call came in at 8:55 p.m. from a man reporting that he was being chased by vehicle, and occupants of that vehicle were shooting at him. Police located the vehicle and started a brief pursuit, which ended shortly afterwards as the suspects’ vehicle rammed into a police vehicle and became immobilized near the intersection of 15th Ave. and 105th St. in North Battleford. RCMP said in a news release that after the pursuit, oneRead More

One person dead, two others in hospital after head-on crash in Erin

ERIN, Ont. – One person is dead and two others are injured after a two-vehicle crash in Erin, Ont., early on Saturday morning. Ontario Provincial Police say an SUV and a minivan collided head-on at about 7:30 a.m. Investigators say a 37-year-old Brampton man driving the SUV was pronounced dead on the scene, and his passenger, also age 37, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. They say the driver of the minivan was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigators say the name of the deceased won’t be releasedRead More

Regina inmate who took own life was allegedly denied spiritual services

On Aug. 24, less than two years into his prison sentence, 28-year-old Waylon Starr took his own life at the Regina Correctional Centre Starr was being held in segregation. The centre ruled his death a suicide, and proceeded to notify his family. “He was a troubled boy, but a compassionate person who loved his family very much,” said Waylon’s sister, Reah Starr. “He was right into his spiritual ways. He was always searching for answers about our culture.” Waylon had been in and out of jail since he was aRead More

Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. LaBeouf, 31, pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct and not guilty to public drunkenness, according to Savannah court records. He was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, anger management, drug and alcohol evaluation and was fined $2,000. Representatives for LaBeouf did notRead More

Outspoken Mountie assigned to admin duties for refusing to shave goatee

SUNNY CORNER, N.B. — A New Brunswick RCMP corporal who was rebuked for publicly criticizing the force’s top brass said Thursday he was assigned to administrative duties for refusing to shave off his goatee. Cpl. Patrick Bouchard said he has had the goatee for two months, grown in support of the member’s yellow stripe campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about RCMP working conditions. Bouchard said he was told on Tuesday afternoon, in the middle of his shift, to go home and shave the goatee. The 40-year-old said the RCMPRead More

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Saskatoon man from Somalia in shock after weekend attack; uncle injured in explosion

The recent attack in Somalia has left a Saskatoon principal in shock and disbelief, as his uncle was one of the hundreds of people injured in a truck bomb explosion that left over 300 people dead. Mohamed Hajinoor was born in Somalia and is the principal of Saskatoon’s only Islamic school, the Saskatoon Hisbah School. He said his uncle was staying in a hotel in the same area as the explosion. Hajinoor said his uncle suffered a minor leg injury in the explosion and is expected to make a fullRead More

Chatham-Kent police officer pleads guilty to breach of trust

Chatham-Kent Police Const. Kenneth Miller pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of breach of trust. Const. Miller, 46, has also been charged under the Police Services Act and these hearings have been stood down until the criminal charges have been dealt with. Miller was suspended from duty when the investigation began on Aug. 27, 2015. He was also charged with discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act and remains on suspension. The province’s police watchdog says the investigation began after a 33-year-old woman came forward with allegations that she wasRead More

Strasburg Road extension gets go-ahead to start this year

Construction of a new road in south Kitchener will start later this year, paving the way for thousands of new homes in the area. City councillors have approved $19.3 million in funding for the 1.3-kilometre extension of Strasburg Road. Strasburg currently ends at Rush Meadow Street, just south of Huron Road. The extension will carry it further south to Robert Ferrie Drive. The work will actually be paid for by a group of six development companies, who will then be reimbursed by the city at a later date. Developers hadRead More

Report calls Lake Erie clean-up lacklustre

A recent report looking at the clean-up efforts to reduce blue-green algae blooms paints a dismal picture. Environmental and conservation groups examined progress by Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario toward reducing the runoff pollution fueling the blooms in western Lake Erie. The report calls the efforts lacklustre and pinpoints Ohio and Michigan for taking virtually no action. Ontario was considered better, but still below expectations. Tony Maas of the environmental group Freshwater Future says there is a sense the province plans to improve its regulations. “The good news is that inRead More