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  • Sex assault in downtown Vancouver prompts warning

    January 7, 2014 1:39 AM 13

    Police have issued a public warning after a woman was sexually assaulted in downtown Vancouver Sunday night. The 30-year-old victim was walking southbound on Burrard Street near Davie Street when she pushed to the ground and assaulted around 7:30 p.m. “The woman defended herself by biting her attacker, causing him to release his hold and run away,” Sgt. Randy

  • NDP MP Olivia Chow denies Ontario Lieutenant-Governor appointment rumour

    January 7, 2014 12:36 AM 14

    New Democrat MP Olivia Chow says there’s absolutely no truth to the rumours that she’ll soon become Ontario’s next vice-regal. Taking to Twitter early Monday, the MP for the Toronto riding of Trinity-Spadina denied a media report that Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered her the post of Lieutenant-Governor in her home province. “It seems the rumour

  • B.C. pair accused of serial killing two escorts and a man

    January 6, 2014 11:36 PM 14

    VANCOUVER — B.C. police have arrested two Surrey residents of murder in what they are calling serial killings of two escorts and a man. Sarbjit Bains, 32, faces three murder charges, and Evelina Urbaniak, 36, has been charged with indignity to human remains and accessory after the fact. Karen Nabors and Jill Lyons were both found dead in a New West, B.C., apartment

  • Taxpayers picked up tab for MP Patrick Brown’s New York Marathon trip

    January 6, 2014 11:14 PM 24

    Taxpayers picked up the $1,416.06 tab for Conservative backbencher Patrick Brown to travel to the New York City Marathon in November as a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes. Brown, the MP for the southern Ontario riding of Barrie, posted an expense report on his MP web site stating that he incurred the expense to “meet with United Nations’ officials in New York City.” Brown

  • Montreal cop to be disciplined for threat against man in freezing temperatures

    January 6, 2014 11:06 PM 11

    MONTREAL - A Montreal police officer captured on video telling a homeless man he would tie him to a pole in frigid temperatures if his behaviour didn't improve will be disciplined this week. A senior police spokesman confirmed Monday the unnamed officer met with his commanding officer last Friday. Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere says the matter will be dealt with internally

  • Skier caught in avalanche rescued

    January 6, 2014 9:01 PM 12

    It was a close call for a group of skiers after they were caught up in an avalanche near Sparwood on Sunday. Search and rescue crews were called to the area when they were told that five backcountry skiers had been out when the slide hit. They were told that one person of the group, a man in his 40s, was missing, but his companions as well as some snowmobilers

  • Man charged in 3 Metro Vancouver homicides

    January 6, 2014 8:41 PM 16

    A 32-year-old man has been charged with the murder of three Lower Mainland residents. Sex trade workers Jill Lyons and Karen Nabors were found dead in the same New Westminster apartment building in August 2013. Sarbjit Bains is also charged with the murder of Amritpal Saran, whose body was dumped in Surrey along a rural road in Feb. 2013. Police say the 29-year-old

  • Back to classes for displaced students

    January 6, 2014 7:59 PM 9

    About 200 students from the flood-destroyed Elbow Park School will be heading back to class on Monday at the modular classrooms where they’ll be taught for the next two years. It’s been more than six months since the flooding, and classrooms are now ready in portables set up at Earl Grey School. The buildings cost $4.2M and the province has already said they will build

  • Police seek help to find missing 5-year-old boy

    January 6, 2014 7:06 PM 5

    Toronto police are seeking the public’s help to locate a missing five-year-old boy. Police said Angelo Epassa was last seen Monday at 8:15 a.m. near Humberwood Boulevard and Kingsplate Crescent, northeast of Rexdale Boulevard and Highway 427. Epassa’s mom told police the family is new to the area and they think he ended up on the wrong school bus, said police

  • Rob Anders could face battle for Tory nomination in Signal Hill

    January 6, 2014 7:05 PM 18

    Controversial Conservative MP Rob Anders appears likely to face another battle for the Tory nomination in the new Calgary Signal Hill riding. A web page —timetodobetter.ca — appeared Monday taking aim at Anders, saying “we think it’s time for a change and the team is in place to make that happen.” Anders was first elected as a Reform MP in the riding