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  • Coyote sightings in Saskatoon

    December 18, 2013 12:23 PM 1

    A wave of coyote sightings recently is prompting a warning from the City of Saskatoon -- stay away from the wiley predators. According to Parks Pest Management, multiple sightings of the wild dogs have been seen across the city. While there have been no physical encounters with the animals, people are being asked to keep their distance if they cross

  • McGuinty more experienced than Wynne: Horwath

    December 18, 2013 4:08 AM 1

    Former premier Dalton McGuinty appeared more experienced and focused than Premier Kathleen Wynne, New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath says. In a year-end interview, Horwath told the Toronto Sun that she noted differences in their leadership styles during budget negotiations. “I think the difference is with experience. I think that Mr. McGuinty

  • U.S. woman who planned to kill herself alongside mother in Alberta pleads guilty to aiding in a suicide

    December 18, 2013 1:49 AM 4

    STONY PLAIN, Alta. -- Linda Jean McNall and her mother had lived most of their lives together, caring for each other, so when the senior's health worsened, the pair struck a suicide pact. They sold everything they owned, wrote letters to their creditors and gave up their apartment in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Court heard Tuesday that the women decided to end their

  • If judge in victim surcharge spat wants to change the law, he should run for office

    December 18, 2013 12:30 AM 4

    At the risk of sounding like a pretender to the bench, in the thorny matter of Ontario Court Judge Colin Westman et al vs. Canada, while I admire and agree with Judge Westman, I must come down solidly in favour of the government. What this is about is the unseemly business of mandatory victim surcharges, the state’s way of characterizing the act of getting

  • Pickering dentist charged with voyeurism after camera found

    December 17, 2013 10:41 PM 9

    PICKERING, Ont. -- A dentist is facing a voyeurism charge after police say a camera was found in a washroom used by patients and employees at a Pickering, Ont., dental office. Police say officers were called Dec. 11 after employees at the office, located on Kingston Road, found a camera recording footage in a washroom. After further investigation, it is alleged

  • Charges laid in Surrey hit-and-run that injured 2 joggers

    December 17, 2013 10:37 PM 11

    A 54-year-old man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run that injured two female joggers in Surrey last year. The victims were run down in a marked crosswalk at 152 Street and 32 Avenue the night of Dec. 3, 2012. Both were wearing headlamps and reflective clothing. Surveillance footage released by investigators showed an unidentified person

  • N.S. politician drops cyberbullying complaint, closes Twitter account

    December 17, 2013 9:55 PM 2

    HALIFAX -- A Nova Scotia politician who says she was bullied online after someone posted a topless photo of her on Twitter has dropped the complaint she filed with the province's new cyberbullying investigations unit. Lenore Zann, a member of the Nova Scotia legislature from the Truro area, says she's satisfied that police and the CyberScan team have done all they can. "The young

  • Questions swirl as funeral held for embattled lawyer Javad Heydary

    December 17, 2013 8:40 PM 11

    The Law Society is awaiting confirmation of the death of Heydary, who was to be sentenced for contempt on Tuesday amid allegations of missing funds. A funeral was held in Richmond Hill on Monday for lawyer Javad Heydary, one day before he was scheduled to be sentenced for defying a court order to repay $2.1 million his firm was holding in trust for a Mississauga

  • A wretched fall sitting for the Conservatives

    December 17, 2013 8:02 PM 5

    In an abbreviated fall sitting, the House of Commons sat for just 34 days. Every one of them was a bad day for the Conservative government, except for the throne speech opening the new session, when there was no question period. It’s not that the government didn’t set an agenda in the throne speech, one driven by consumer issues such as the cost of wireless

  • Donnie Snook sentenced to 3 months for N.L. sex crimes

    December 17, 2013 7:52 PM 40

    Donnie Snook, former Saint John councillor and youth ministry leader, has been sentenced in provincial court in Saint John to three months for sex-related charges in his native Newfoundland and Labrador in addition to the 18 years he received in October for sex crimes against children in New Brunswick. He admitted to assaulting a boy under the age of 14 while