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Foreign affairs minister Stéphane Dion apologizes to Alison Azer

Foreign affairs minister Stéphane Dion apologizes to Alison Azer

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion apologized Friday after he allegedly made a thumbs down gesture in the House of Commons during discussion of Alison Azer, whose four children were abducted by her ex-husband and taken to Iran 14 months ago. “I am sorry that some interpreted it to be directed at Madame Azer. It was obviously not the case,” Mr. ... Read More »

‘Killer clowns’ come to Canada, Report

'Killer clowns' come to Canada, Report

The creepy clown craze has landed some young people in Greater Sudbury in some not-so-funny trouble. Police were called to New Sudbury on Wednesday night after reports of people in clown masks scaring others. Police spokesperson Kaitlyn Dunn said the calls came in Tuesday and were the first the force have received regarding the so-called creepy clown phenomenon. She urged ... Read More »

Montreal Bans New Ownership of Pit Bulls, Report

Montreal Bans New Ownership of Pit Bulls, Report

The Montreal SPCA is expected to be in court this morning to challenge Montreal’s new animal control bylaw, which includes banning pit bulls. Last week in Montreal legislation was passed banning pit bulls from being adopted in the region. Stephanie Burt is a pit bull advocate and an administrator of the Responsible Pit Bull Owners of Atlantic Canada Facebook group. ... Read More »

Barbara McClatchie Andrews, photographer found dead in Yucatan, Mexico

Barbara McClatchie Andrews, photographer found dead in Yucatan, Mexico

The body of Barbara McClatchie Andrews, 74, who had been brutally strangled was found Friday morning Sept. 30 at km 14 of the Merida-Valladolid road near the shoulder. A widely-traveled photographer and writer whose work had been published by National Geographic and several other publications, McClatchie Andrews was the owner and director of a non-profit gallery in Mérida called In ... Read More »

Canadian Actor Richard Hong found dead at George Stroumboulopoulos’s LA home

Canadian Actor Richard Hong found dead at George Stroumboulopoulos's LA home

The body of Canadian actor Richard Hong has been found at the Hollywood Hills rental home of television personality George Stroumboulopoulos on Friday. The victim was found at 2:17 a.m. as officers investigated a reported burglary in the 6700 block of Milner Road, said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison of the department’s Media Relations Division. The deceased appeared to ... Read More »

PEI Schools Evacuated Over Potential Threat: RCMP

PEI Schools Evacuated Over Potential Threat: RCMP

All Prince Edward Island schools were evacuated Wednesday due to a bomb threat received through a fax machine to the RCMP. According to Sgt. Kevin Bailey, the threat rolled off a machine for the Mounties in Ottawa Wednesday morning and was forwarded to their PEI counterparts. “This fax indicated that a bomb had been placed in a number of schools ... Read More »

4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Oliver, B.C.

4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Oliver, B.C.

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was detected by seismic measuring systems near Oliver, B.C. Luckily, no damage is expected, and no larger quakes are thought to be imminent. Oliver is located in the south of the Okanagan Valley. The quake was centred 21 kilometres east of the town. Read More »