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Joe Howlett: Canadian Fisherman Killed by Whale He Rescued

Joe Howlett: Canadian Fisherman Killed by Whale He Rescued

Canadian man Joe Howlett was killed while trying to disentangle an endangered whale trapped in commercial fishing gear Monday, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “We have lost an irreplaceable member of the whale rescue community. His expertise and dedication will be greatly missed,” Canadian Minister Dominic LeBlanc said in a statement. 59-year-old Joe Howlett was trying to cut free ... Read More »

Man killed in single vehicle crash on Highway 407

Man killed in single vehicle crash on Highway 407

A 52-year-old Ayr man is dead after his motorcycle crashed on Highway 407 on Sunday. The single-vehicle crash happened around 2:30 p.m. along Highway 407 near the Lake Ridge Road overpass. The rider was without vital signs when emergency crews arrived on scene, Ontario Provincial Police spokesperson Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says. Read More »

Kelowna woman charged with threatening Premier Christy Clark

Kelowna woman charged with threatening Premier Christy Clark

Special prosecutor has approved charges against Pavla Janeckova of Kelowna. Charges of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm have been approved against a woman who is said to have threated Premier Christy Clark and current Speaker of the House Steve Thomson. The B.C. Prosecution Service (BCPS) announced Tuesday that two charges of uttering threats had been approved against ... Read More »

Three dead, including two children, in Mississauga crash

Three dead, including two children, in Mississauga crash

Three people, an adult and two children, are dead following a two-car collision late Sunday night in Mississauga, police say. It happened just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Winston Churchill Blvd. between North Service Rd. and the QEW. Two boys, aged four and 12, traveling in a vehicle with three other passengers were transported to hospital but later died. An ... Read More »

Three dead in house fire on Hamilton’s east mountain

Three dead in house fire on Hamilton's east mountain

Three people are dead following an overnight house fire in Hamilton. Fire Safety Officer Claudio Mostacci said that the Hamilton Fire Department received a call about the fire at 36 Laird Drive at 12:22 p.m. and found “heavy smoke conditions” when they arrived minutes later. Mostacci said the three people were pulled from the house and subsequently pronounced dead. He ... Read More »

Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleads guilty to killing eight in old age homes

Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleads guilty to killing eight in old age homes

Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer plead guilty Thursday to all 14 charges against her including eight counts of first degree murder. The murders occurred between 2007 and 2014 and make Wettlaufer, who will turn 50 on June 10, the worst health care serial killer in Canadian history. In a 57-page agreed statement of facts, the court heard Wettlaufer injected each victim ... Read More »

Dog found beaten, buried alive in Quebec; SPCA says

Dog found beaten, buried alive in Quebec: SPCA says

The SPCA is investigating after an injured dog was found buried alive in the Monteregie Tuesday. The Montérégie SPCA said in a Facebook post that the dog, a Boxer mix, was extremely dehydrated when it was first brought in for care on Tuesday and couldn’t even lift its head. The SPCA said that the dog appeared to be in stable ... Read More »

Lisa Seymour-Peters accused of issuing online threats against ‘Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’

Lisa Seymour-Peters accused of issuing online threats against Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

A 49-year-old woman from Lethbridge has been charged with uttering threats for social media posts she made regarding the federal government and the prime minister’s wife. RCMP in Calgary received information about the online threats on May 11 and officers were able to identify the social media account where the posts originated. The next day, police tracked down the account ... Read More »