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January 19, 2018 1:12 PM Man charged in deaths of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman makes brief court appearance

Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto man, was arrested and charged yesterday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman. Bruce McArthur, the 66-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman in Toronto’s gay village last year, made a brief court appearance Friday 6

January 10, 2018 5:53 PM Crane climber pleads guilty: ‘I thought it would make me feel more alive’

“Climbing that crane was a terrible idea, it was a terrible mistake,” Marisa Lazo told the court in a lengthy apology. Marisa Lazo, who was dramatically rescued from a downtown Toronto crane last year, received an absolute discharge late last month after pleading guilty to two counts of mischief. While Lazo’s crane climb captured international attention 12

January 5, 2018 6:32 PM Defence lawyer says client had limited role in deadly Lac-Mégantic train derailment

Guy Poupart says Richard Labrie, who was traffic controller for the Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway, was 200 kilometres from Lac-Mégantic when the tragedy occurred. SHERBROOKE, QUE.—The lawyer for one of the three men charged in the deadly Lac-Mégantic train derailment says his client had a limited role in the tragedy. Guy Poupart says Richard Labrie 10

December 27, 2017 9:16 PM Woman, 18, pleads guilty to murder of Sagkeeng First Nation schoolmate shown beaten in online videos

WARNING: This story contains graphic details One of two teens accused of killing schoolmate Serena McKay on a Manitoba First Nation in April has pleaded guilty to murder, eight months after videos surfaced showing the girl being beaten the night she was killed. McKay was a Grade 12 student about to graduate from Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School in Sagkeeng 37

December 18, 2017 8:33 PM Olivia and Benjamin the most popular baby names in Ontario

The provincial government says the name Liam has slipped to second place for boys, while Olivia has been the most popular name for baby girls since 2008. The provincial government says Liam slipped to second place after holding the top spot for boys’ names for five years running, while Olivia has been the most popular name for baby girls since 2008. The Ministry 18

December 15, 2017 2:05 PM Crown drops charges against British sailor in Nova Scotia sexual assault case

The Crown told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court that it would not proceed with the charges against Joshua Finbow after Judge Patrick Duncan ruled in September that Finbow’s statement to police was inadmissible. HALIFAX—Charges have been dropped against one of three British sailors accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Nova Scotia military base in 2015. The Crown 11

December 11, 2017 11:21 PM Crown to appeal stay against man accused in 'Surrey Six' murder case

VICTORIA -- The Crown is appealing a judge's decision to stay a murder charge against a man at a trial stemming from the murders of six people in Surrey, B.C. Jamie Bacon was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to murder Corey Lal. The case involves the murders of six people in a Surrey highrise in October 2007. In 2014, Cody Haevischer 15

December 7, 2017 1:44 PM N.S. sets legal age for marijuana use at 19, names liquor agency as retailer

HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia will set a legal age of 19 for marijuana use, and will distribute weed through its liquor corporation and through online sales. Justice Minister Mark Furey says the province also accepts federal rules setting a personal possession limit of up to 30 grams, a personal cultivation limit of up to four plants per household and will establish 17

December 5, 2017 5:41 PM Rohinie Bisesar unfit to stand trial in PATH stabbing, jury rules

Date for first-degree murder trial has been postponed until after the accused receives treatment. Rohinie Bisesar is unfit to stand trial for the first-degree murder of Rosemarie Junor, a Toronto jury has decided. Both the Crown and defence agreed with the opinion of a forensic psychiatrist that Bisesar suffers from schizophrenia and would be unable 11

December 5, 2017 9:22 AM Laura Babcock is not dead, her accused killer tells jury

TORONTO -- A man accused of killing a young Toronto woman who disappeared five years ago has told the jury in his closing arguments that he believes the woman is alive. Dellen Millard, who is representing himself, says several witnesses have seen or heard from Laura Babcock after July, 4 2012. The Crown alleges Millard and his co-accused, Mark Smich 14