Officials seize $2.5M worth of suspected cocaine at Toronto Pearson airport

Katherine DeClerqMulti-Platform Writer, CTV News Toronto @KateDeClerq ContactPublished Monday, January 27, 2020 1:22PM ESTLast Updated Monday, January 27, 2020 3:51PM EST Brick-shaped objects of suspected cocaine is seen in this photograph provided by officials. (Canada Border Services Agency) TORONTO — Canadian border officials seized more than 20 kilograms of suspected cocaine at Toronto Pearson International Airport earlier this month. Officials say that on Jan. 11, officers with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) searched a flight arriving from St. Maarten. “Upon further inspection, officers discovered a duffel bag with 15 brick-shaped objects inside that were later revealed to contain suspected cocaine,” officials said in a statement issued Monday. The CBSA said the suspected drugs are believed to be worth more than $2.5 million. […]

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Man arrested at workplace for possessing child sexual abuse imagery

Police alerted after image uploaded to social networking service CBC News · Posted: Jan 27, 2020 10:54 AM CT | Last Updated: 10 hours ago A 68-year-old Winnipeg man was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography on Friday. (Shutterstock) A 68-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with possessing child pornography after police searched a home on Nottingham Avenue on Friday. The investigation was launched in September after images were uploaded to a social networking service, where staff alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States. Staff of the U.S. organization in turn alerted the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa and the Winnipeg Police Service. Police searched the man’s home on Nottingham Avenue on Friday and seized electronic […]

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Man seeks damages for alleged sexual, physical abuse in 1980s at Anglican school in Selkirk, Man.

Boarding school shuttered in 1990 was not connected to diocese, says Bishop Geoffrey Woodcroft Caitlyn Gowriluk · CBC News · Posted: Jan 27, 2020 5:00 AM CT | Last Updated: January 27 In this still image from a video shot in 2001, Kenneth Mackinnon Mealey walks out of the Selkirk, Man., courthouse in handcuffs after being sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for sexually assaulting five boys in Manitoba and one in Ontario. The plaintiff in a civil suit alleges Mealey abused him at an Anglican boarding school in the 1980s. (CBC) A Manitoba man who says he was sexually and physically assaulted by a teacher at an Anglican boarding school nearly four decades ago is now seeking damages from the teacher and the […]

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Lure of big money not enough to break Nova Scotia cold cases

In almost 14 years, province has only paid 3 tipsters for helping solve a major crime David Burke · CBC News · Posted: Jan 27, 2020 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: January 27 Ryan Nehiley was shot dead in Halifax in 2018. His death is one of the 101 unsolved cases that are part of Nova Scotia’s Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes program. (Jeorge Sadi/CBC) A Nova Scotia program that offers up to $150,000 to those who can provide information on major crimes isn’t attracting many callers. That’s led criminologist Michael Boudreau to say it might be time to scrap the program. In the almost 14 years since it started, the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes program has received 163 tips, according to the Department […]

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Missing Canadian Armed Forces member last seen at nightclub: CFB Kingston

BY ALEXANDRA MAZUR AND KRAIG KRAUSE GLOBAL NEWSPosted January 27, 2020 12:19 pm Up dated January 27, 2020 7:43 pm A Canadian Army member has gone missing, according to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston. Military police and over 250 Canadian Armed Forces members have been sent out in the city of Kingston to look for Pte. Michal Beaman, 22, who was last seen in Kingston on Friday night at The Spot Nightclub on Division Street. Lt. Col. Walter Gamblin, who is involved in the investigation, says Beaman’s roommates reported him missing on Saturday morning after he did not return to their residence. A CFB Kingston public affairs officer says Beaman is not from Kingston but was training at CFB Kingston on a course in […]

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Canadian officials grappling with how to tackle right-wing extremism, documents suggest

BY JIM BRONSKILL THE CANADIAN PRESSPosted January 26, 2020 1:39 pm OTTAWA — Canadian security officials have been grappling not only with how to address the growing threat of right-wing extremism, but also the best means of defining the phenomenon and explaining it to the public, newly released documents show. In a briefing for deputy ministers responsible for national security, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the RCMP openly asked whether, given the nature of the threat, the government of Canada was “able to effectively respond?” The secret briefing was aimed at providing the senior officials with an overview of right-wing extremism in Canada and fostering discussion of “broader considerations” on dealing with the issue, says a heavily censored version of the […]

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How salmon are farmed in Canada

In Canada its been a hot topic in the news as well as social media but the facts are unclear so we have found a federation that studies farmed fish and we will post their newest information that will help answer some of the questions being asked online . GROWING OUR FISH WITH CARE Atlantic Canada’s abundant natural ocean environment makes it one of the best places in the world to farm fish, especially Atlantic salmon, in an environmentally sustainable way. Our region’s fish farmers have built this industry over the past 40 years, becoming recognized leaders in sustainable and environmentally responsible finfish production. Our farmers are committed to maintaining the environment in which they work and live, following the […]

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Paramedics union mad they weren’t told about coronavirus finding

The union that represents two Toronto paramedics who transported Canada’s first presumptive case of the coronavirus to hospital on Saturday say they’re upset they had to hear about the man’s likely diagnosis from the news, but officials say that is standard procedure. Shortly after public health officials announced they had all but confirmed Canada’s first case of the coronavirus, in a man in his 50s currently recovering at Sunnybrook Hospital, TCEU Paramedic Services said the two paramedics that transported him had to find out about the severity of the situation by watching the news. “Unfortunately, the Paramedics who transported this patient just found this out from the media and your tweet,” they wrote, referring to the official release about the discovery by […]

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More Albertans feeling hopeless about financial futures 1 and 5 years down the road

Albertans are feeling less confident in their financial futures one and five years down the road, according to new data from MNP Ltd. via Ipsos. Getty ImagesGetty Images Albertans’ confidence in their financial futures have entered a downward spiral, with more saying they don’t think their debt situation will improve in the near future. The latest numbers from the MNP Consumer Debt Index and Ipsos found Albertans are becoming increasingly pessimistic about their finances, more than any other province. The survey found people’s confidence in their finances a year from now dropped by 12 points, dropping by 16 points looking at five years down the road. The changes come as the province feels pressured by economic uncertainty, with more Albertans saying they feel […]

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