Law & Order

Seven suspects accused of dial-a-dope operation

BRENNAN CLARKE The Globe and Mail 20.08.2008
Seven suspects accused of dial-a-dope operation

VICTORIA -- Victoria police have laid drug trafficking charges against seven people they say are involved with the Red Scorpions, a Lower Mainland gang specializing in street-level dial-a-dope operations.

Woman attacks TTC driver: 'You didn't stop for me’

Jenny Wagler National Post 19.08.2008
Woman attacks TTC driver: 'You didn't stop for me’

A hammer-wielding woman threatened and assaulted a bus driver this morning near Jane and Finch, only to be overpowered by other passengers, police said. The attack occurred at about 11 a.m. just south of the intersection of Grandravine Drive and D...


Police investigate possible BC dog poisoning

CTV British Columbia 18.08.2008
Police investigate possible BC dog poisoning

Police are warning dog owners to be careful in a Burnaby, B.C. city park after a dog died from what officers say could have been a poisoned stick. Jamie Walton arrived home Friday night from a walk with his two French mastiffs near the Kensington ...

Toronto man drowns after falling into Trent Canal

A Toronto man has died after falling into the Trent Canal while fishing with friends early Sunday morning. Police have identified the man as 26-year-old Jiang Hong.


Stray bullet kills young mother

RENATO GANDIA Canoe.ca 18.08.2008
Stray bullet kills young mother

SAMSON CREE NATION -- Young mother Delena Dixon became the latest homicide victim in this gang-troubled aboriginal community south of Edmonton after she was fatally wounded by an errant gunshot.

Gatineau boy drowns in Montreal hotel pool

JON WILLING Canoe.ca 18.08.2008
Gatineau boy drowns in Montreal hotel pool

The back-to-school outing was all planned out. Louigis Bienvenu and his son Jean-Gardy, 12, would hit the shops today to get the boy ready for his big leap to Grade 9 next month. But a weekend tragedy has left the father and his family planning ...


Mississauga stabbing victim dies in hospital

A Mississauga man has died after he was stabbed during an argument early Friday evening. Police and paramedics were called to a park near 1290 Rathburn Road West in Mississauga around 5:45 p.m. Friday after an argument turned violent.

Toronto cop charged with impaired driving

A seven-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service has been charged with impaired driving after an incident in the city's east end on Thursday.


Man dead after falling from boat into Lake Ontario

A man who fell from a sailboat into Lake Ontario early Saturday morning has died. The Toronto Police Marine Unit received a mayday call shortly after midnight from a boat that was sailing from the city to Whitby, Durham Regional Police Insp. Sal N...

Sixth person dies from Saskatchewan rollover

A sixth person has perished from a horrific highway rollover in Saskatchewan. The accident has now claimed the lives of five children and one woman.


Young woman dies during rafting trip on the Chilliwack River

The body of a 23-year-old female from Victoria was recovered from the Chilliwack River Saturday. The young woman was on a guided rafting tour when the raft flipped and she became separated from the raft, swept down river, and subsequently became t...

Canadian woman sentenced to 25 years in Pakistan

Katie Rook The Windsor Star 16.08.2008
Canadian woman sentenced to 25 years in Pakistan

A Pakistani court has sentenced an Ontario woman to 25 years in prison after about six kilograms of heroin were found in a suitcase the mother of three claimed was not hers.


Man fined for disturbing whale pod with speeding boat

A Sidney, B.C., man has been convicted and fined for driving his boat at full speed through a pod of killer whales off the coast of the B.C. mainland. On Aug. 25, 2007, Xi Chang Gao was seen travelling at high speed in Boundary Passage near South ...

Death toll rises to five in Sask. rollover

MELFORT, Sask. -- One of two children injured in a highway rollover in Saskatchewan has died, boosting the death toll from the accident to five, RCMP said Friday.


Passenger attacked on chartered bus

Calgary Herald 16.08.2008
Passenger attacked on chartered bus

A male passenger of a chartered bus was walking from his seat to the bathroom, when he was suddenly and viciously attacked by another male passenger, sending the victim to hospital.

Judge says no to independent evaluation of Khadr

A U.S. military judge in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has denied a request by Omar Khadr's lawyers for an independent psychological evaluation of the Canadian detainee.


Serial rapist faces trial after leaving province

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY The Globe and Mail 16.08.2008
Serial rapist faces trial after leaving province

Vancouver -- Convicted serial rapist Paul Callow has turned himself in to face trial on charges of breaching his recognizance by leaving the province without proper written notice.

Indian student feared dead in fire at Toronto

OTTAWA: An Indian student is feared dead in a massive propane depot fire last week that forced thousands to flee a Toronto neighbourhood, local media reports said on Friday. Parminder Saini, 24 hailing from Bhatinda, Punjab was missing since the e...


2nd Montrealer faces beheading in Saudi Arabia

Craig Offman, Max Harrold Canada.com 14.08.2008
2nd Montrealer faces beheading in Saudi Arabia

An overturned court decision in Saudi Arabia has a Montreal teenager facing execution for his alleged role in murder case that already has put his brother on death row. Sultan Kohail, 18, and his older brother Mohamed were both implicated in the d...

Law firms launch $300-million propane blast suit

Two Toronto law firms say they'll file papers on Wednesday to start a $300 million class-action lawsuit on behalf of business owners and residents affected by this weekend's propane blasts.



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