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Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes not guilty in sex crime case

Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes not guilty in sex crime case

Verdict in Brent Hawkes: Provincial court Judge Alan Tufts handed down the verdict today in Kentville, N.S., saying he found significant inconsistencies in the testimony of the witnesses. Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes faced sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged incident involving his male students in the 1970s when he was a teacher in the Annapolis Valley area. Charges were ... Read More »

Two in hospital after Plane crashes near Duncan airport

Two in hospital after Plane crashes near Duncan airport

A woman is in critical condition after a small aircraft crashed north of the Duncan Airport. The North Cowichan RCMP says officers called to the incident this afternoon arrived to find the plane had taken out several power lines in the crash. The small plane, owned by the Victoria Flying Club, had a flight instructor and student on board at ... Read More »

Arthur Manuel: Former Neskonlith Chief dies at 66

Arthur Manuel: Former Neskonlith Chief dies at 66

Aboriginal leader Arthur Manuel, who died Wednesday, was a fearless advocate for British Columbia’s indigenous peoples, colleagues said Thursday. In a statement, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said: “Arthur Manuel was, without question, one of Canada’s strongest and most outspoken Indigenous Leaders in the defence of our indigenous land and human rights. He travelled extensively throughout ... Read More »

Marineland charged with six new counts of animal cruelty

Marineland charged with six new counts of animal cruelty

Ontario’s animal welfare agency announced six new animal cruelty charges against Marineland on Monday as part of a continuing investigation into the care of land mammals at the Niagara Falls, Ont. attraction. The Ontario SPCA responded to concerns brought forth regarding some of the animals living at Marineland. An investigation was launched and on November 25, 2016, Marineland was charged ... Read More »

Alaa Al-Muhandis, Ontario woman killed in Istanbul attack

Alaa Al-Muhandis: Ontario woman killed in Istanbul attack

Alaa Al-Muhandis, 29, was one of the 39 people killed in the Reina nightclub attack in Turkey’s most populous city. The married mother of two worked at looloo Auto Sales in Milton. According to her Facebook profile, Al-Muhandis attended Seneca College. Previous to that, she was a student at Streetsville Secondary School in Mississauga. Read More »

Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo: Kardashian look-alike sisters accused of ‘sextortion’

Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo: Kardashian look-alike sisters accused of 'sextortion'

Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo, of Toronto allegedly threatened to post steamy photos and videos of billionaire Femi Otedola cheating on his wife on a sex-scandal website they created. Otedala, who made his fortune in energy, is worth an estimated $1.8 billion. The Matharoo sisters have been accused of being “responsible” for website NaijaGistLive, where “damaging stories were written” about Otedala ... Read More »

Fort McMurray: Plane makes emergency landing at airport (Photo)

Fort McMurray: Plane makes emergency landing at airport (Photo)

A small plane with four people on board had to make an emergency landing at the Fort McMurray International Airport and crashed just before reaching a runway. Investigators with the Transportation Safety Board and Wood Buffalo RCMP say a Cessna 208 Caravan crashed near the Fort McMurray International Airport sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The pilot was flying ... Read More »

Cypress Mountain: Search continues for two hikers

Cypress Mountain: Search continues for two hikers

North Shore Rescue says it is standing down for the night in the search for two hikers who may be lost on Cypress Mountain and in the attempted rescue of a snowboarder who was reported missing in the Howe Sound area. 43-year-old Tin Hou Lee and 64-year-old Chun Sek Lam are believed to have been snowshoeing when they went missing. ... Read More »