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Toronto woman faces charges for alleged lottery fraud

Toronto - A Toronto woman faces fraud charges for allegedly trying to turn in a fake winning lottery ticket. Officials said the 54-year-old brought what she said was a photocopy of a $200,000 winning ticket to the lottery office on Dundas Street, ...

Law firms start class action suit for groups impacted by Toronto explosion

TORONTO — Days after a massive explosion and fire forced thousands of people to be evacuated from a northwest Toronto neighbourhood, two law firms say they will file a class-action lawsuit.


Probe launched in alleged attack by 4 pit bulls

IAN BAILEY The Globe and Mail 12.08.2008
Probe launched in alleged attack by 4 pit bulls

SURREY -- The SPCA in Surrey has taken the lead in an investigation into whether four pit bulls attacked a man who says he was bitten while walking his dog on the weekend. Police seized the dogs yesterday from a 53-year-old man with no fixed addre...

Bomb threat closes Peace Arch

The Province 11.08.2008
Bomb threat closes Peace Arch

The Peach Arch border crossing was closed for nearly three hours last night while police dealt with a threat from an "emotionally disturbed" woman. Traffic was diverted to the truck crossing beginning at about 8:20 p.m. after the woman tried to cr...


Surrey man, pet attacked by 5 pit bulls: police

A man walking his dog in a park in Surrey, B.C., was bitten by several pit bulls Sunday afternoon, RCMP said. It was the ninth pit bull attack in British Columbia in the past 11 months. Sunday's attack took place near 146 Street and 80A Avenue sh...

Riot erupts in Montreal over dead teen

Christopher Maughan, Julia Kilpatrick National Post 11.08.2008
Riot erupts in Montreal over dead teen

MONTREAL -- People in the Montreal neighbourhood where 18-year-old Fredy Villenueva was fatally wounded weren't waiting for explanations Sunday night. Their fury erupted into a riot in Montreal North, with knots of protesters roaming the streets a...


Calgary cracks down on unsafe cyclists

SHAWN LOGAN Canoe.ca 10.08.2008
Calgary cracks down on unsafe cyclists

Cycling speed demons and pathway perpetrators beware. After a month of trying to educate careless users of the city's pathways, bylaw crews will spend the rest of the summer cracking down on those who pedal too fast, refuse to ring bike bells or h...

Owner faces 29 charges in fire

Sherri Zickefoose Calgary Herald 10.08.2008
Owner faces 29 charges in fire

The owner of an illegal rooming house in which two tenants died in a fire has been charged with 29 fire code violations and faces fines of up to $435,000. At a pre-arranged meeting Saturday, Calgary fire inspectors served Tan Yeng Li with multiple...


Toronto rattled by large explosion

Tobin Dalrymple Canada.com 10.08.2008
Toronto rattled by large explosion

TORONTO -- Emergency crews and police are evacuating a northwest suburban neighbourhood in Toronto after a series of massive blasts rocked through the city Sunday morning.

Omar Khadr lawyers sue PM

Noor Javed Toronto Star 09.08.2008
Omar Khadr lawyers sue PM

Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr filed a lawsuit yesterday to force Prime Minister Stephen Harper to intervene and repatriate the 21-year-old before he faces trial by a U.S. military tribunal in October.


Sask. man charged with 39 counts of sexual assault

REGINA -- A 58-year-old man who worked at a Regina youth centre has been charged with 39 counts of sexual assault involving 18 boys and girls.

Charges laid after 'superheroes' climb NDP office roof

Police have laid trespassing charges after protesters dressed as superheroes dropped a banner from the roof of federal NDP Leader Jack Layton's Toronto office on Friday.


'I love you,' man accused of abducting girl tells wife in Ont. court

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - A man charged with abducting and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl mouthed the words "I love you" to his wife as he made his first court appearance in Peterborough, Ont., Thursday. Stanley Tippett, 32, wearing orange pris...

Gas attendant spots escaped prisoner

The Vancouver Sun 09.08.2008
Gas attendant spots escaped prisoner

LOWER MAINLAND - The judge may not have recognized him, but a savvy gas station attendant blew the whistle on escaped prisoner Dean Sykes. RCMP arrested Sykes, 39, early Friday after a Canada-wide warrant was issued for him. He escaped Wednesday f...


Youth's naivety best defence in terror trial, judge agrees

While his fellow associates were conspiring to storm Parliament and build a northern base from which to launch a terrorism attack, a 20-year-old man talked about going to fight in Iraq or visiting family in Sri Lanka, a court heard yesterday.

Suspected mob boss arrested north of Toronto

Matthew Coutts National Post 09.08.2008
Suspected mob boss arrested north of Toronto

A suspected mob boss arrested in a high-risk operation north of Toronto was identified by Italian authorities yesterday as a powerful leader in the ’Ndrangheta, the country’s largest organized crime unit.


Murdered Toronto girl fell through system's cracks

Allison Hanes Ottawa Citizen 09.08.2008
Murdered Toronto girl fell through system's cracks

TORONTO - As more details emerge about how a seven-year-old girl came to be legally in the care of a couple now charged with her murder, it increasingly seems that Katelynn Sampson slipped through every crack in the system.

British scouts hurt in Canada bus crash

LONDON (AFP) — Ten British teenagers were hospitalised after their coach smashed head-on into a lorry in Canada. The coach ferrying the scout group from Lancashire was heading towards Toronto when the accident happened near Lindsay, Ontario on Thu...


Calgary police arrest B.C. man for phoney Internet car auction scam

CALGARY — A British Columbia man is in custody following a two-year police investigation into an Internet scam where foreign victims paid thousands of dollars for vintage automobiles that never arrived.

Danish cartoon complaint rejected

Joseph Brean National Post 07.08.2008

After a year-long investigation, the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission has rejected a complaint by the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities against former Western Standard publisher Ezra Levant over his republication of the Danish ...



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