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Two dead after truck crashes into B.C. restaurant

Two women are dead after a pick-up truck smashed through the front window of a busy sushi restaurant in Maple Ridge, B.C., late Thursday. Three people have been taken to Royal Columbian hospital in critical condition, says the RCMP. Two other peop...

Inmates escaped through hole in wall

JOE FRIESEN The Globe and Mail 29.08.2008
Inmates escaped through hole in wall

The inmates who broke out of a Saskatchewan prison Sunday spent days or weeks scraping a hole in a cinder block wall, concealing their work behind a radiator cover that they would remove and then replace, according to a source familiar with the in...

Sask minister confirms word of jail break came days before six escaped

REGINA — Saskatchewan's corrections minister says jail officials were tipped to the possibility of an escape more than a week before six prisoners busted out. Darryl Hickie says information came to the attention of staff at the Regina Correctional...

Miscommunication blamed in Calgary train crash

A communication "foul-up" is being blamed for the collision between an overhead construction crane and a light-rail transit train in Calgary that sent six people to hospital.

Police identify shooting victim found Sunday

Police have identified the body of a man found shot to death in a wooded area behind the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre. Evan Andrew Rouse was found by a cyclist along a mountain bike path in a densely brushed area north of Sheppard Avenue on th...

Ottawa man charged in violent Toronto sex assault

An Ottawa man faces nine charges in connection with a violent sex assault on a woman in Toronto. Robert Meinzer, 38, was arrested at his home in Ottawa Monday morning, and was released on bail following an appearance before a judge, Toronto police...

Class action lawsuit launched over listeria outbreak

More than 1,100 people have contacted a law group that has launched a class action lawsuit against Maple Leaf Foods, the firm's lead lawyer said, as a nationwide outbreak of listeriosis linked to the company's Toronto meat plant continues to grow.

Sex assault charge laid in BC teen's death

The Vancouver Sun 26.08.2008
Sex assault charge laid in BC teen's death

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. - A 15-year-old girl is dead following an alleged assault on a reserve near Gold River, B.C., and her 19-year-old neighbour has been charged with sexual assault.

Inmates facing murder charges escape from Sask. jail

Five "dangerous" inmates remain at large after escaping from the Regina Provincial Correction Centre Sunday night, the RCMP say. A sixth inmate escaped but was captured shortly before midnight Sunday, the police force said.

Teen dies after horrific weekend crash on Hwy. 400

TORONTO — A 19-year-old man is dead after a crash on Highway 400 near Barrie, Ont., that sent four other young men to hospital. The five Toronto-area men, none of whom were wearing seatbelts, were all thrown from their SUV when it crashed Sunday.

Prostitution-related charges drop nearly 25 per cent across province

TORONTO — The number of charges laid for prostitution-related offences in Ontario decreased dramatically between 2000 and 2007, but advocates continue to warn the law puts sex workers at greater risk - regardless of whether or not it's enforced.

Toronto man known for beer ads to be sentenced on child porn charges

TORONTO — A Toronto actor known for his portrayal of a loud Scotsman in TV beer commercials is to be sentenced Monday on child porn charges. Former Alexander Keith's pitchman Robert Smith is to be sentenced for possessing and distributing child po...

Man stabbed to death outside bar

Allison Cross The Vancouver Sun 25.08.2008
Man stabbed to death outside bar

VANCOUVER-A 25-year-old man is dead after he was stabbed outside a downtown Vancouver nightclub over the weekend, according to police. The victim got into a fight with another man outside the Atlantis Night Club on Richards Street just after 2 a.m...

Boy shot behind school

Boy shot behind school

The murder rate in Peel Region continues to soar to an all-time high as a teenage boy, who wasn't even old enough to drive, was gunned down behind a school in Mississauga last night.

Man struck with toilet tank lid dies; murder charge laid

A man hit over the head with the lid of a toilet water tank while at a Calgary nightclub early Thursday morning has died in hospital from his injuries, police said. A 25-year-old Calgary man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection...

Wait times for justice getting longer across Ontario: analysis

TORONTO — People in Ontario are waiting longer for justice regardless of where they live, with both big cities and smaller towns waiting the better part of a year for criminal charges to wind their way through the system, an investigation by The C...

Body of missing person pulled from Fraser River

The body of a missing person was pulled from the Fraser River in Richmond around 11 a.m. PT Thursday. While Richmond RCMP said they would not be able to confirm the body's identity until Friday morning, the family of missing 17-year-old Harnake (N...

Abdullah Khadr denied bail

COLIN FREEZE The Globe and Mail 21.08.2008
Abdullah Khadr denied bail

TORONTO — A Canadian judge has denied bail to the eldest male member of the Khadr family, finding that he is dangerous and his family members generally not credible. At the same time, however, the judge has rejected a Crown suggestion that a Scarb...

Money paid for return of stolen art, RCMP say

MARSHA LEDERMAN The Globe and Mail 21.08.2008
Money paid for return of stolen art, RCMP say

VANCOUVER -- The RCMP have confirmed that money was paid out in their investigation and recovery of stolen art from the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, but they won't say to whom the money went or where it came from, and they won't reveal the...

Online scammer posed as beheaded Winnipeg man's sister, says family

WINNIPEG - Just when they thought it was safe to find a quiet place to grieve, the family of a young man beheaded on a Greyhound bus last month has been victimized yet again - this time by an Internet scam artist. The older sister of 22-year-old T...

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