13.3 C
Fort St. John
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement

In Christmas message, PM Harper asks Canadians to pray for troops

OTTAWA — In his annual Christmas message, Prime Minister Stephen Harper asks Canadians to pray for members of the military as they battle Islamic extremists in northern Iraq. Canada has six CF-18 fighter jets in the Middle East as part of an international effort to help Iraq fight an insurgency by Islamic State militants. Harper said Canadians are doing what they...

U.S.-made caramel apples recalled in Canada due to listeria concern

OTTAWA — America-made caramel apples possibly contaminated with Listeria and linked to at least three deaths in the United States are being recalled in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Happy Apples brand caramel apples were sold in western Canada but may have also been sold in other regions. The affected apples carry best before dates between Aug. 25 and...

Giant Mine bomber, 71, granted extension on day parole after good behaviour

The federal parole board has extended day parole by another six months for a man convicted in the murder of nine replacement mine workers during an acrimonious strike in Yellowknife 22 years ago. Board members say that 71-year-old Roger Warren is doing well on day parole and continues to make a positive contribution to society, according to the decision dated...

Alberta First Nation lauds Federal Court ruling on consultation and environment

EDMONTON — A judge says the federal government should have consulted with an Alberta First Nation before making significant changes to environmental laws. The Mikisew Cree challenged the changes that affect water and fisheries laws that were part of two Conservative omnibus budget bills passed in 2012. In his ruling last Friday, Federal Court Judge Roger Hughes says the Crown failed...

Man charged for tying up, robbing WWII vet held in custody for assessment

OTTAWA — A man facing multiple charges for tying up and robbing a Second World War veteran in Ottawa has been remanded in custody for 30 days for a psychiatric assessment. Ian Bush appeared in an Ottawa court on Wednesday following his arrest last week. Bush will return to court Jan. 23 after the court-ordered assessment determines whether he could be...

‘The Interview’ won’t be released in Canada on Christmas Day: Sony

TORONTO — Sony Pictures Entertainment says the controversial comedy "The Interview" will not be released in Canadian theatres on Christmas Day. The film, which provoked an international incident with North Korea, is set to open in more than 200 American theatres on Thursday, the day it was originally set for wide release. The major multiplex chains in the U.S. and Canada...

NewsAlert:Top criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan has died

TORONTO — Edward Greenspan, one of Canada's most famous criminal lawyers, has died. His law firm, Greenspan Partners LLP, confirmed his death Wednesday morning. Greenspan represented a number of high-profile clients, including one-time media baron Conrad Black and former theatre mogul Garth Drabinsky. A number of individuals in the legal community are mourning Greenspan's death, calling him a "giant" and one...

Baloney Meter: will phasing out coal solve a rise in greenhouse gas emissions?

OTTAWA — "We are phasing out the use of traditional dirty coal. It's going to go to zero in the next 15 years or so. It's not high now and it's continuing to phase out. This is the biggest, single greenhouse emitting, greenhouse gas emitting source in the world, this coal fired electricity. So if others would just follow...

Girl, seven, who died in B.C. rock slide north of Vancouver named by coroner

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Coroners Service says a seven-year-old girl was hiking with family and friends on a mountain north of Vancouver and was stopped for a break when the rock slide hit that claimed her life. Erin Moore of Lions Bay, B.C., has been identified by the coroner as the victim of Monday's accident on Unnecessary Mountain. Coroner Barb McLintock...

QuickQuotes from Magnotta case on Tuesday

MONTREAL — Luka Rocco Magnotta was found guilty on Tuesday of first-degree murder and four other charges in the killing and dismemberment of Jun Lin in May 2012. Here are some quotes: — — — "The night Lin Jun died, parts of many other people died in one way or another." — Diran Lin, the victim's father, in an impact statement...

Canada welcomed a record number of new citizens in 2014, government says

TORONTO — The federal government says Canada welcomed a record number of new citizens in 2014. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says more than 260,000 people became new Canadians during 2014. Alexander says in a release that's more new Canadians than in any year in Canada's history and more than double the number from last year. Alexander cites recent changes to...

Surrey, B.C., suspect carjacked SUV with baby inside at end of string of crimes

SURREY, B.C. — A baby is back in its mother's care after it was taken along with the woman's SUV in an escalating series of crimes by a man in Surrey, B.C. Police were alerted to a suspect when they received a report that a man with a gun was spotted near Fraser Highway. Before police arrived, they received word that...

RCMP arrest veteran Mountie in Manitoba on 13 drug and weapons charges

WINNIPEG — The RCMP says its serious and organized crime unit has arrested a veteran Mountie in Manitoba on 13 drug and weapons charges. Police say Const. Daniel Daudet was arrested in a rural municipality southeast of Winnipeg. He faces possession of cocaine, possession of a prohibited firearm obtained by crime and other charges. RCMP say Daudet, who is 42, has been...

‘We lost a lifetime of hope’ Lin’s father says after Magnotta convicted of murder

The prosecution described Jun Lin as the perfect victim, a man without local family or friends to take notice when he walked into Luka Rocco Magnotta's apartment never to walk out again. But although the Chinese student's family was too far away to prevent his brutal murder and dismemberment, his father says they haven't attained the emotional distance necessary to...

‘We lost a lifetime of hope’ Lin’s father says after Magnotta convicted of murder

The prosecution described Jun Lin as the perfect victim, a man without local family or friends to take notice when he walked into Luka Rocco Magnotta's apartment never to walk out again. But although the Chinese student's family was too far away to prevent his brutal murder and dismemberment, his father says they haven't attained the emotional distance necessary to...

Man facing terrorism-related charge called ‘lone wolf’ and denied bail

MONTREAL — A judge has denied bail to a man facing a terrorism-related charge, calling him a lone wolf and a danger to society. Quebec court Judge Jean-Pierre Boyer says Jeffrey Labelle is also a danger to himself and to his family and has ordered the 21-year-old to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Montreal police arrested Labelle on Friday after a...

Man facing terrorism-related charge called ‘lone wolf’ and denied bail

MONTREAL — A judge has denied bail to a man facing a terrorism-related charge, calling him a lone wolf and a danger to society. Quebec court Judge Jean-Pierre Boyer says Jeffrey Labelle is also a danger to himself and to his family and has ordered the 21-year-old to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Montreal police arrested Labelle on Friday after a...

Health complications for B.C. Mountie shot three weeks ago: RCMP

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Kamloops, B.C., Mountie who was shot during a traffic stop over three weeks ago is experiencing medical complications. RCMP say Cpl. Jean Rene Michaud (mee-SHOW') has been airlifted from Kamloops to a Metro Vancouver hospital with his wife by his side. Michaud underwent two surgeries in the first few days after being shot, but RCMP haven't indicated...
Advertisement

Local Events