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Economy, Politics, Society

Alberta proposes harder line on trespassers

In rural areas throughout Canada, farmers feel they’re being targeted by both thieves and animal rights activists. There have been many incidents of animal rights activists breaking into farms across the country. Because of the usually remote location, police are» 

Society

Ottawa woman attacked at resort in Mexico

The family of a Canadian woman says she’s lucky to be alive after the 29-year-old was viciously attacked in her Cancun hotel room on the first night of her vacation in Mexico. Lexie York was beaten to the point she» 

Society

Canadian retiree found slain at his residence in Mexico

Mexican officials say a Canadian retiree who once served as an honorary consul in Mexico has been found slain at his residence in the Caribbean resort of Cancun. The attorney general’s office for Quintana Roo state said Sunday that 62-year-old» 

Society

Manhunt for fugitive teens moves to wilderness of northern Manitoba

Heavily armed police officers in northern Manitoba are on the lookout for two teenagers accused of murdering three people in Northern British Columbia and then driving across half of the country before ditching their getaway car near a remote Indigenous» 

Society

Police-reported crimes rose in 2018, but homicides decreased, report

The annual report from Statistics Canada on police-reported crime in 2018 came out today and it shows an increase for the fourth consecutive year, but other crimes are, on the contrary, on the decline. Police-reported crime is measured by both» 

Economy, International, Society

York police seize millions in assets of alleged crime syndicate, many arrests

York Regional police in Ontario (just north of Toronto) say it’s the bigges anti-crime operation ever. Called Operation Sindicato, the police made over a dozen arrests including several members of what they call the Figliomeni Crime Family. The group is» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Online hatred growing in Canada, warns rights advocate

The massacre at two mosques in New Zealand has renewed calls for more action against hatred in Canada. Police-reported hate crime rose 47 per cent in 2017 over the previous year to 2,073 crime. Most of the increase targeted Muslim,» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Huge money-laundering operation in British Columbia alleged

The Attorney-General in the west coast province of British Columbia is expressing surprise and deep concern about reports indicating the province is the scene for astronomical amounts of money laundering. Last year a special report called “Dirty Money” commissioned by» 

Immigration & Refugees

Cannabis crimes could lead to newcomers’ deportation

The Government of Canada is warning that new, tougher penalties for impaired driving and marijuana offences could lead to the removal of permanent and temporary residents. Canada is the first G7 country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis but» 

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.»