August 19th, 2017

National News

3 Toronto officers found not guilty of sexually assaulting a colleague

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on August 9th, 2017

TORONTO – Three Toronto police officers have been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a female colleague with whom they had been partying and drinking after an Ontario judge found there were inconsistencies in the woman’s account of that night. Leslie Nyznik, Joshua Cabero and Sameer Kara had pleaded not guilty in connection with the ... Read More »

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Burns and blindness: Toxic giant hogweed plant spreading in Canada

By The Canadian Press on August 9th, 2017

It can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness — and it’s spreading. Giant hogweed is cutting a wider swath in B.C. and Ontario, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada is urging people across the country to document sightings of the­ towering green plant with large umbels of white flowers. Dan Kraus, a biologist with ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: 3 Toronto officers found not guilty of sexually assaulting a colleague

By The Canadian Press on August 9th, 2017

TORONTO – Three Toronto police officers have been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a female colleague after a night of partying and drinking. Leslie Nyznik, Joshua Cabero and Sameer Kara had pleaded not guilty in connection with the alleged incident on Jan. 17, 2015. Nyznik, the only accused to testify, told court it was ... Read More »

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North Korea says it released Canadian pastor

By The Canadian Press on August 9th, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea says it has released a Canadian pastor who has been serving a life sentence since 2015 for anti-state activities over health reasons. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said on its website Wednesday that Hyeon Soo Lim was released on “sick bail” following a decision by the country’s ... Read More »

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Halifax police say Hells Angels member faces charges after drug raid at home

By The Canadian Press on August 9th, 2017

HALIFAX – Police in Halifax say three people, including a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, face multiple drug and firearms-related charges following a search at a local home. A man police identify as a member of the Hells Angels, 35-year-old David James Bishop, is in custody and is scheduled to appear today in ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: North Korea says it released Canadian pastor

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea says it has released a Canadian pastor who has been serving a life sentence since 2015 for anti-state activities over health reasons. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday that Hyeon Soo Lim was released on “sick bail” following a decision by the country’s Central Court. More ... Read More »

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New study suggests link between foster care system and youth homelessness

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on August 9th, 2017

OTTAWA – A first-of-its-kind study in Canada is drawing a link between youth homelessness levels and a foster care system that researchers say could be playing a more active role in keeping young people off the streets. The study, to be released Wednesday, found nearly three out of every five homeless youth were part of ... Read More »

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Five stories in the news for today, Aug. 9

By The Canadian Press on August 9th, 2017

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Aug. 9 – – – CANADIAN DELEGATION IN NORTH KOREA FOR PASTOR A delegation from the Canadian government is in Pyongyang, North Korea, in hopes of bringing an imprisoned Canadian man back home. Hyeon Soo Lim, a pastor with the Light Korean Presbyterian Church of Mississauga, Ont., was ... Read More »

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Sentencing for Alberta man convicted of killing father, daughter and senior

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on August 9th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta man who butchered a father, his two-year-old daughter and a woman is expected to learn his fate today. Derek Saretzky was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder in June for the deaths of Terry Blanchette, his daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and 69-year-old Hanne Meketech in September, 2015. The 24-year-old was ... Read More »

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Decision expected in trial of 3 Toronto officers accused of sex assault

By The Canadian Press on August 9th, 2017

TORONTO – A judgement is expected today at the trial of three Toronto police officers accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague after a night of partying and drinking. The woman – a parking enforcement officer whose identity is protected by a publication ban – has testified that she had several drinks during the course ... Read More »

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