Law & Order

Edmonton man dies after Taser hit

Alexandra Zabjek, Steve Lillebuen, Ben Gelinas Calgary Herald 30.10.2008
Edmonton man dies after Taser hit

The family of a 38-year-old father who died after police used a Taser to stop his rampage through a strip of west Edmonton businesses says officers should never have used the controversial device.

High school student knifed for $1 gloves

BRETT CLARKSON Toronto Sun 29.10.2008
High school student knifed for $1 gloves

A fight over a cheap pair of gloves nearly cost a 15-year-old boy his life yesterday. The Grade 9 student was brazenly stabbed in the stomach in front of at least 50 students in a busy hallway at Don Mills Collegiate Institute, witnesses said.


Cellphone ban hits iPods

Tanya Talaga Toronto Star 29.10.2008
Cellphone ban hits iPods

Motorists who change tunes on their hand-held iPods or MP3 players at the wheel face fines of up to $500 under Ontario's proposed new "distracted driving" law.

Suspect in TO tavern shooting due in court

TORONTO — The Toronto man wanted in the shooting death of a Brockville woman is due in court this morning. Kyle Weese, who is charged with second-degree murder, turned himself in to Toronto police last night.


Toronto men face gun, drugs charges

Alex Cooper Toronto Star 24.10.2008
Toronto men face gun, drugs charges

Three men are facing 34 drug and gun related charges after their car was stopped by police early this morning. They were pulled over by police at 12:24 a.m. after they ran a stop sign in the Jane St. and Steeles Ave. area. After searching the vehi...

Crime scene evidence unveiled at Creba trial

KATE HAMMER The Globe and Mail 24.10.2008
Crime scene evidence unveiled at Creba trial

TORONTO - A tip from an alert taxi driver led to an arrest within 40 minutes after Jane Creba was shot to death while shopping in downtown Toronto the day after Christmas in 2005, a jury heard Thursday.


Man charged with attack on Oasis' Noel Gallagher due in Toronto court

TORONTO — A man charged with attacking Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at a Toronto festival is due in court today. A man ran onto the stage during a performance at the Virgin Festival in early September and pushed Gallagher from behind.

Winnipeg is Canada's murder capital

Manitoba is the deadliest province in Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released Thursday. There were 62 homicides in Manitoba last year — the highest number since data were first collected in 1961, and up from 39 killings in 2006.


Alberta will seize property to settle traffic fines

Edmonton -- Alberta will go as far as seizing property, wages and bank accounts to collect $126-million in unpaid traffic tickets. There are more than 650,000 outstanding tickets in the province and the worst drivers have as many as 50 tickets tha...

Police consider possibility teen left Ontario

Police are continuing their search for a missing Barrie, Ont., boy Thursday as friends and family gather for a ceremony of hope. On Oct. 13, Brandon Crisp, 15, left his house following an argument with his parents after they confiscated his Xbox. ...


Man thought girl was 16

KEVIN MARTIN Edmontonsun 23.10.2008
Man thought girl was 16

CALGARY -- Having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl he believed was older was not a criminal act by a Calgary man, a judge ruled yesterday.

Parole denied for man who killed B.C. family of six in 1982

DAWN WALTON The Globe and Mail 23.10.2008
Parole denied for man who killed B.C. family of six in 1982

INNISFAIL, ALTA. -- Loved ones travelled to an Alberta prison yesterday to tearfully remember two young sisters, their parents and their grandparents as they urged the National Parole Board not to release the "monster" who killed the British Colum...


Teen shoots himself in head with crossbow

CTV British Columbia 23.10.2008
Teen shoots himself in head with crossbow

It could be a party trick gone terribly wrong. A 19-year-old man is recovering in hospital after shooting himself in the head with a crossbow during a house party in the southeastern B.C. community of Grasmere.

Organized theft ring busted in Toronto

Charlene Close 680 News 23.10.2008
Organized theft ring busted in Toronto

Toronto - They're accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in alcohol and high tech equipment. Toronto Police have arrested five people and are searching for two others in connection with an organized theft ring.


Ex-wife testifies against HIV husband

CBC News Edmonton Sun 22.10.2008
Ex-wife testifies against HIV husband

HAMILTON -- The estranged wife of a Hamilton man accused of killing two women by deliberately infecting them with the virus that causes AIDS testified yesterday as a witness for the prosecution.

Search continues for Ont. teen missing for 9 days

Linda Nguyen Canada.com 22.10.2008
Search continues for Ont. teen missing for 9 days

An intense search continued Tuesday in a densely wooded area north of Toronto for a missing 15-year-old boy who ran away from home more than a week ago after his parents took away his video games.


Former MP Nunziata charged with assaulting ex-wife's boyfriend

JOSH WINGROVE The Globe and Mail 22.10.2008
Former MP Nunziata charged with assaulting ex-wife's boyfriend

Former Member of Parliament and Toronto mayoral candidate John Nunziata was charged with assault yesterday after his ex-wife's boyfriend claimed he was kicked by Mr. Nunziata, who today plans to pursue counter-charges.

Canada failed tortured trio: inquiry

Andrew Duffy Ottawa Citizen 22.10.2008
Canada failed tortured trio: inquiry

A federal inquiry has found that Canadian officials bear some responsibility for the torture suffered by three Canadian citizens who were imprisoned in Syria and Egypt in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.


Farmer guilty of contempt won't stop raw milk sales

Despite being found guilty of contempt of court for ignoring an order not to sell raw milk from his farm, an Ontario farmer says he'll continue the illegal sale.

One dead in two-alarm Toronto blaze

One man is dead after a two-alarm blaze in west-end Toronto. Firefighters were called to a residence on Dundas Street in the Junction at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.



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