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  • Volunteer firefighters help battle massive Brandon, Man., blazes

    May 20, 2018 1:03 PM 7

    BRANDON, MAN.—As a massive fire in downtown Brandon on Saturday began threatening other buildings, the chief of the Souris-Glenwood volunteer fire department was loading fertilizer into a truck at a farm 45 kilometres away. Brian Parham received a text from his son, who is also a volunteer firefighter, letting him know the Christie’s Office Plus building

  • Rude officers, seized items and touchy pat downs top CATSA complaints list

    May 20, 2018 8:00 AM 23

    Most common gripes are with the attitude and professionalism of airport security officers The most common gripe from a population stereotyped for its politeness were complaints with officers' perceived attitudes. The majority of people who wrote in were upset with "power pushing" CATSA officers with a "bastardized approach to customer service" and pleaded

  • Defendant tells trial he had to shoot mobster Rocco Zito or he ‘was going to die’

    May 18, 2018 11:32 PM 9

    Scopelliti earlier described Zito as a loan shark who bragged about killing a photographer who had trouble repaying a debt. Court heard Zito served prison time for that killing. Scopelliti said he took it extremely seriously when Zito threatened his life and pulled a gun on him on the afternoon of Jan. 29, 2016. Scopelliti said Zito stood at the top of the basement

  • Man charged in connection to Richmond Hill homicide and Toronto home invasion

    May 18, 2018 8:11 PM 24

    York Regional Police spokesperson Laura Nicolle said this appears to be “a targeted attack.” “What we determined, or pieced together, is that the victim was killed prior to all of these things occurring,” Nicolle said. She said the victim was killed, and the assailants then went to Toronto and committed the home invasion. On Friday afternoon, police

  • Unions approve process to help resolve issues in Nova Scotia health bargaining

    May 18, 2018 7:33 PM 12

    The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, which represents non-nursing professions such as physiotherapists, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists, will be the first to go through mediation-arbitration July 30 to Aug. 3, with a target date for an agreement of Sept. 1. “This agreement will bring more stability to our health care system, avoid

  • P.E.I. latest province to offer people, funding to N.B. flood relief

    May 18, 2018 3:56 PM 10

    CHARLOTTETOWN—Prince Edward Island is offering help to people affected by record-breaking flooding in New Brunswick. Premier Wade MacLauchlan says the provincial government will donate $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts. MacLauchlan says Red Cross volunteers from the province have arranged emergency shelter for nearly 300 people displaced

  • School shooting suspect arrested, injuries reported in south Texas

    May 18, 2018 1:57 PM 22

    Incident reported in Santa Fe High School, about 50 km southeast of Houston Injuries have been confirmed in a shooting Friday at a high school near Houston, and the suspected shooter has been arrested, according to school officials. Assistant Principal Cris Richardson said that an active shooter was on campus at Santa Fe High School, which was placed

  • Houston-area media reporting multiple fatalities from Texas school shooting

    May 18, 2018 1:45 PM 11

    One student told Houston television station KTRK in a telephone interview that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting. The student said she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room. “We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, ‘Start running,’” the student told the television

  • Paul Bernardo to appear in court on weapons charge

    May 18, 2018 11:50 AM 12

    Convicted killer Paul Bernardo is scheduled to make a court appearance in Napanee, Ont., today via video from prison. He is charged with one count of possession of a weapon and this will be his third court date on the matter when he steps before a camera at the maximum-security Millhaven Institution. Bernardo, one of Canada’s most infamous killers, was arrested

  • GoFundMe charging $500,000 fee on $15 million raised for Humboldt Broncos

    May 17, 2018 11:36 PM 11

    REGINA—Money raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will go directly to survivors and families of those killed, but a fee of nearly $500,000 is being deducted by the online fundraising site from just over $15 million in donations. Broncos president Kevin Garinger says Saskatchewan has legislation to deal with the administration