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  • Trial for man charged in Quebec election-night shooting set for 2015

    December 11, 2013 11:10 PM 13

    MONTREAL - The Crown prosecutor at the trial of the man charged in Quebec's election-night shooting in 2012 said Wednesday she has no plans to call Pauline Marois to testify but didn't rule out the defence asking the premier to take the stand. "That's a possibility," Eliane Perreault told reporters outside the courtroom after the latest hearing in the case of Richard

  • Twelve reports of laser pointers aimed at airplanes in Regina

    December 11, 2013 10:53 PM 14

    Regina airport officials and city police say a dozen incidents in which a laser pointer was aimed into the cockpit of an airplane have been reported so far in 2013. The Regina Airport Authority and the Regina Police Service say aiming the blinding light at an airplane is hazardous to pilots and threatens the safety of passengers. Authorities are reminding

  • CopShop event benefits children

    December 11, 2013 10:40 PM 11

    It’s an RC car – one of the items on the Ottawa youngster’s “CopShop” shopping list. CopShop is an annual event that matches selected children with police officers who take them to the mall for a day of shopping. The mall provides each child with a $200 gift card. Raiden was one of 25 children selected for a shopping spree at Ottawa's Carlingwood Mall. He was paired

  • Suspect in thefts at retirement homes arrested at West Edmonton Mall

    December 11, 2013 9:27 PM 10

    Edmonton police confirmed Wednesday that a man believed to be behind at least two thefts at retirement homes had been arrested. EPS said on Tuesday night, West Edmonton Mall security staff called police, to report a man matching the description and photo of the theft suspect was inside the mall. Preston Lee Carpenter, 29, is facing four charges: two counts

  • Vancouver police bust clothing theft ...

    December 11, 2013 9:17 PM 9

    Police have recovered $250,000 in stolen clothing from a small apartment set up like a shop, complete with customers, display racks and dressing rooms. Labels such as North Face, Tommy Hilfiger and Mexx hung from racks and designer wallets and perfume filled kitchen cabinets in the 500-square-foot unit in the 5300 block of Victoria Drive, according to Vancouver

  • Soon-to-be U.S. ambassador to Canada touts his ties to this country

    December 11, 2013 8:48 PM 13

    WASHINGTON -- The man who wants to be the next United States ambassador to Canada is touting his family ties to the country. In opening remarks at his Senate confirmation hearing, Bruce Heyman says his wife's ancestors immigrated to Canada and many family members settled there. He says that family bond is hardly unique and is just one example of the "countless

  • Conservatives ask public how we should celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017

    December 11, 2013 8:36 PM 5

    TORONTO — With three and a half years still to go, the federal government is seeking the public’s advice on how to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. “How do we brand the 150th anniversary?” said Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, at an event Wednesday at Toronto’s holiest hockey shrine, the former Maple

  • Census resister says she was concerned about U.S. arms maker's involvement

    December 11, 2013 7:12 PM 9

    TORONTO -- A 79-year-old Toronto woman on trial for refusing to fill out the mandatory census in 2011 has told a court she had serious concerns over a U.S. arms maker's involvement in the process. Janet Churnin says she was worried information on Canada's population was at risk because she thought it could be accessed by defence company Lockheed Martin

  • Accused election night shooter to stand trial in 2015

    December 11, 2013 6:39 PM 11

    The man charged in Quebec's election-night shooting in 2012 is expected to stand trial in January 2015. It is still unclear whether Richard Henry Bain will have a lawyer when the trial does get going. Bain is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder after an attack at a Montreal club in September 2012 as Premier Pauline Marois celebrated

  • Police release drawing of person spotted with missing man

    December 11, 2013 6:07 PM 9

    Winnipeg police released a composite drawing of a man believed to have been in the company of Bobby Thomson last year. Police believe the man shown in the composite drawing was with Thomson on July 21, 2012 at the Osborne Village Liquor Mart. Officers are also seeking information on a woman who may have been with them that evening. Thomson’s family made an emotional