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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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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Swiping right on cyber-dating safety

HALIFAX — The dating world is constantly evolving, with many people opting for online dating because they don’t want to meet at bars. However, there are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to finding virtual love. Halifax resident, Mallory Basha, has been using dating apps for almost a year following the end of a long-term relationship. The 22-year-old keeps an open mind with every date she goes on – and always makes safety a top priority. “We’ll go get coffee, we’ll go in the daytime, we’ll go to an establishment I know,” says Basha. “I often don’t accept if they want to drive. I’m fortunate enough to have a vehicle of my own – so I have a way […]

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Unease at York University after woman stabbed near campus

York University students are feeling uneasy after a woman was critically injured in a stabbing along a pathway just steps from the campus in North York late Wednesday. And knowing the attacker is still on the loose has area residents, who regularly use the path to walk to and from school, especially unnerved. “It does scare me, for sure,” Emily Pittelli, 22, said Thursday. The fourth year Global Health student was heading to school along the walkway that runs north off Assiniboine Rd. at Leith Ave. — northwest of Keele St. and Finch Ave. W. — where the victim’s blood was still visible in the snow. “I have always felt safe in the York neighbourhood normally, but hearing about this […]

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Public Weather Alerts for Canada

Location Warning Watch Statement Alberta Bonnyville – St. Paul – Cold Lake – Lac La Biche     Fog (Advisory)Fog (Advisory) Bonnyville – St. Paul – Cold Lake – Lac La Biche Alberta City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park     Fog (Advisory)Fog (Advisory) City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park Alberta Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville – Redwater – Smoky Lake     Fog (Advisory)Fog (Advisory) Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville – Redwater – Smoky Lake Alberta Hanna – Coronation – Oyen     Fog (Advisory)Fog (Advisory) Hanna – Coronation – Oyen Alberta High Level – Rainbow Lake – Fort Vermilion – Mackenzie Hwy     Fog (Advisory)Fog (Advisory) High Level – Rainbow Lake – Fort […]

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‘The monster is dead’: Edwin Proctor, convicted of 1979 murder, sexual assault, dies in custody in Saskatoon

Proctor was serving an indeterminate sentence for charges including murder and rape CBC News · Posted: Jan 25, 2020 4:43 PM CT | Last Updated: 10 hours ago Edwin Dennis Proctor, shown here in a court sketch from 1995, died in custody Friday at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon. (CBC) A man convicted of horrific sexual assaults against two Winnipeg women, and the murder of a third, has died in custody in a Saskatoon psychiatric facility. Edwin Dennis Proctor died Friday at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon of apparent natural causes following an illness, Correctional Service Canada said in a news release. Proctor was serving an indeterminate sentence for crimes he committed in 1979. On Oct. 18, 1979, Tracey Walsh, then 15 years old, and a friend […]

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