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34 people sick from Canada-wide salmonella outbreak, says Public Health Agency

The Public Health Agency of Canada is warning about an outbreak of salmonella across eight provinces including Ontario. The agency revealed that 34 people fell ill, but the source was not identified. Of those that became sick, eight were hospitalized, and 16 were in Ontario. The majority of cases are women, and the average age Read More

Online threat puts Laurier’s Waterloo campus on lockdown

The Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University was placed on lockdown early this morning after campus police received a tip about a threat made online. The threat was apparently a warning to avoid going to the school’s science building. The university contacted Waterloo Regional Police before closing all of its buildings. Laurier spokesperson Kevin Crowley Read More

Freed journalist Mohamed Fahmy slams feds in return to Canada

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was recently freed from an Egyptian prison, arrived in Toronto, accusing the federal government of failing to do enough to secure his release. Speaking to the media at Ryerson University today, Fahmy thanked the public for their support. He says at first, he trusted that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was Read More

Advance voting opens today ahead of federal election

With the federal election just ten days away, voters across Canada can cast their ballots early. Advance polls officially opened today, and will be open for four days from noon to 8pm. Voters are asked to bring a driver’s license with a name and address. If that is not available, you must bring two pieces Read More

Dead suspect in Edmonton mass murders found to have criminal past

Authorities in Edmonton are trying to determine the circumstances of what is being called the city’s worst mass killing in recent history. Police say a gunman killed six adults and two children before taking his own life. One of the victims, 37-year-old Cyndi Duong, was found in a southwest Edmonton home on Monday. The same Read More

H3N2 flu strain raises concern with new cases found across Canada

Hospitals across Canada should expect far more new patients as the winter flu season comes up early and swiftly. Canada’s Public Health Agency says most flu cases are being found in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, with an increase in activity in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Newfoundland & Labrador. The majority of flu cases this year are Read More

Edmonton police probe nine deaths in area

Police in Edmonton are investigating after nine people were found dead in three separate locations across the city. Last night, seven bodies were found in a north-end home, at the same time that a woman’s body was found in the southwest of the city, and another body was discovered in the city of Fort Saskatchewan, Read More

Father of Jun Lin speaks to media after Luka Magnotta’s murder conviction

The father of Jun Lin spoke to the media for the first time since Luka Magnotta was convicted in the Concordia student’s murder in 2012. Diran Lin, who flew in from China to attend the trial in Montreal, says he lost everything when he lost his son. Speaking through a translator, Diran wished to ask Read More

Edward Greenspan, prominent lawyer, dies at 70

Edward Greenspan, one of Canada’s top criminal lawyers, has died of natural causes; he was 70 years old. His law firm, Greenspan Partners LLP, says he passed away in the company of his family in Phoenix, Arizona. Greenspan had represented many high-profile and controversial figures, such as convicted media mogul Conrad Black, theatre producer Garth Read More

Luka Magnotta found guilty in 2012 killing of Chinese student Jun Lin

A Montreal jury has found Luka Magnotta guilty of first-degree murder in the gruesome 2012 killing of engineering student Jun Lin. The verdict was reached after eight days of deliberations, which largely focused on Magnotta’s mental state at the time of the killing. 32-year-old Magnotta has admitted to killing and dismembering Lin, and sending body Read More

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