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Highlights/crime

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Criminal courts and Facebook: shocking legal ramifications

It’s a critical facet of common law, that of the anonymity of jurists helping to judge evidence in criminal trials. Recently it was learned that lawyers in Quebec could use Facebook to discover the identity of people serving on jurys.» 

Society

Smartphone fraud worries young Canadians: survey

Nearly three-quarters of Canadians aged between 15 to 34 feel they are at risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime, according to a survey by the major Canadian bank, TD Canada Trust. Of these so-called millennials, 94 per cent own» 

Society

Lawyer hopes guilty verdict in death of Inuk mother helps restore faith in Canadian justice system

A Canadian Crown prosecutor says he hopes the guilty verdict in the Montreal death of an Inuk mother, helps restore the faith of Indigenous communities in the justice system. “Quite a few aboriginal communities in the country have felt that» 

Indigenous

Inquiry into violence against Indigenous women wraps up hearings in Canadian Arctic

A Canadian inquiry into violence against Indigenous women wrapped up its hearings in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut this week. Over three-days of testimony in the community of Rankin Inlet, witness after witness denounced the lack of services in» 

Society

Youth crime: YMCA gets grant for prevention

The Canadian government has given $5 million to the YMCA to expand its program for youth at risk of committing a crime. The mandate fits with the stated goal of this charitable organization of helping Canadians improve their lives. Program» 

Society

Former Canadian hostage faces 15 criminal charges

A Canadian man who was held hostage with his American wife and children for five years in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been arrested in Ottawa and faces several charges, including sexual assault, unlawful confinement and uttering threats. Joshua Boyle, 34,» 

Environment, International, Society

Canada history: Feb 17, 1932: The end and beginning of the mystery of the Mad Trapper

It is one of the many enduring legends and mysteries of Canada’s far northern frontiers. Who was this man? They didn’t know then, and they still don’t know now, and probably never will. The story begins in summer of 1931» 

Society

Police warn against posting photos of thieves

Some Canadians fed up with thieves have taking to posting surveillance images of the crimes on social media. Police say it’s not a good idea and it could hamper their investigations. The latest victims Richard Eng and his wife who» 

Economy, Society

How not to rob a house in Regina, or anywhere

When police catch criminals, one might ask; was it due to excellent police work, or in some cases, the criminals make some dumb, really dumb mistakes? First thing for criminals to keep in mind is, don’t attempt a robbery when» 

Environment, International, Society

Over 1000 (endangered) baby turtles rescued from smugglers

Detroit airport customs officials were surprised when they searched the luggage of a man about to board a flight for China last week. Stuffed into cereal boxes and rubber boots were 1007 baby turtles, some of which are on the»