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Child support worker charged with sexual assault

A woman who worked for an organization that provides services for at-risk children is accused of sexually assaulting a child. Guelph police say Brittany Hastings was arrested Nov. 30 on charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation. They say the allegations relate to incidents alleged to have happened between March and October, while the 23-year-old Hastings worked for Avalon Horizon Inc. from January until November. Avalon operates foster care facilities and group homes in and around Guelph. Police say Hastings worked for the organization as a support worker. Police sayRead More


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Police now say Toronto baby critically injured but not stabbed

TORONTO – Police say a four-month-old baby girl is fighting for her life after an incident in Toronto, while an injured woman is under arrest in hospital in connection with what happened. Police had initially said the baby had been stabbed but now say the infant’s injuries are not attributed to stab wounds. They also say a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the incident that took place in the city’s west end. Police had no comment on the relationship between the three people and were unable to provide further details.Read More


Lawyers face off in Calgary court over legal action launched by NHL linesman

Lawyers for Dennis Wideman, Don Henderson and the Calgary Flames squared off in court on Tuesday almost two years after the Calgary Flames defenceman knocked the linesman down during a game against Nashville at the Saddledome. Henderson says he hasn’t been able to work since that day and he is suing Wideman, the Flames and the NHL for $10.25 million. The NHL says the matter should be dealt with by the league and not by a judge. The league says that Henderson is an official and Wideman is a playerRead More


Montreal Impact trade star defender Laurent Ciman to Los Angeles FC

The Montreal Impact shook up their backline Tuesday, trading star centre back Laurent Ciman to expansion Los Angeles FC for Canadian wingback Raheem Edwards and Finnish defender Jukka Raitala. LAFC had taken both players in the expansion draft held earlier in the Day, Raitala from Columbus with the fourth pick and Edwards from Toronto FC with the fifth. “With Ambroise Oyongo’s probable departure, it was important for us to add an experienced left back,” Impact technical director Adam Braz, in a statement, said of Raitala. “Raheem is a young, versatile,Read More


M&A ‘boom’ dominates Europe share trading as oil leads gains

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) – Mergers and acquisitions dominated European share trading on Tuesday, while strength in oil stocks after a pipeline shutdown helped lift a key regional benchmark index to five-week highs. The German share price index, DAX board, is seen at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Staff/Remote The pan-European STOXX 600 index climbed 0.7 percent to its highest level since Nov. 9, while euro zone blue chip stocks .STOXX50E rose 0.4 percent, helped by a late drop in the euro EUR=. Gemalto (GTO.AS) surged 34.6 percentRead More


French baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

PARIS — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, said it was warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1. According to a list published on the French health ministry’s website, the recall affects customers in countries around the world, including: Britain and Greece in Europe, Morocco and Sudan in Africa, Peru and Colombia in South America andRead More


Final day for voters to cast advance ballots in Calgary-Lougheed byelection

Time is running out for voters in the southwest riding of Calgary-Lougheed to cast their advance ballots in the upcoming byelection later this month. UCP leader Jason Kenney is running for his seat in the legislature after longtime MLA Dave Rodney stepped down in November. The leader of the Liberal Party, David Khan, is also running in the byelection alongside four other candidates. A candidate forum is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Braeside Community Centre. The advance polls close at 8:00 p.m. and Election Day is onRead More


Firefighters race to contain California wildfires as winds set to strengthen

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters in Southern California were under pressure on Saturday to contain six raging wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, before fierce winds are expected to strengthen again. A U.S. military aircraft drops fire retardant on the Thomas Fire, a wildfire in Fillmore, California, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins Forecasters predict wind gusts to increase in intensity by Saturday night, challenging the 8,700 firefighters who have been battling the fast-moving blazes for five days from theRead More


Ali Omar Ader found guilty in Amanda Lindhout kidnapping case

Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:24PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:27PM EST OTTAWA — Ali Omar Ader has been found guilty in the kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout in Somalia. The verdict was handed down in a packed courtroom Wednesday by Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith, who presided over Ader’s 10-day trial. In his reasons for the decision, Smith said Ader, a 40-year-old Somalian national, was a “willing participant” in the hostage-taking of Lindhout, who was working as a freelance journalist whenRead More