Provincial court heard Yosef Gopaul intended to snatch Julie Paskall's purse in Surrey on Dec. 29, 2013, as she waited to pick up her 16-year-old son after he'd refereed at a minor hockey game. The 53-year-old woman died in hospital two days later.
A 20-year-old university student in P.E.I. agreed Friday to sign a 12-month peace bond in provincial court after an RCMP officer told a judge in March he feared Amir Raisolsadat would commit a terrorism offence that involved the use of a small rocket with a warhead carrying a chemical or biological agent. Information sworn in provincial court alleges the bespectacled student had enough castor beans to produce a "substantial quantity" of the deadly toxin ricin.
Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted. A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Casey Kasem had received consistent medical care in his final days and that it wouldn't be appropriate to charge Jean Kasem. Jean Kasem was married to the celebrity announcer for more than 30 years but was stripped of control over his medical care in the final days of his life.
Colleagues and family members say three correctional officers have committed suicide in just over a year. The latest â€”Â Red Deer Remand Centre officerÂ Jeff DuncanÂ â€” took his own life on Mother's Day. For Duncan's widowÂ that search beganÂ on the night of Sept.Â 28,Â 2013, whenÂ her husband was attacked at work.
About two weeks after CBC News Montreal first reported that a seniors' day centre and other services were being drastically cut in Montreal's west end, the head of the new health agency for the region has suspended that plan. "Dr. LawrenceÂ Rosenberg, President and Director-General of theÂ CIUSSSÂ duÂ Centre-Ouest, has requested all of the partner establishments to suspend the implementation of any planned changes. This includes changes to the drop-in program of the Caregiver Support Centre at theÂ CSSSÂ Cavendish," said a statement that was released Friday evening.
The City of Ottawa has adopted a new policy to prepare for armed attackers after an Ottawa police report found that office buildings need better security measures in the wake of the Oct. 22 shootings. The police report was undertaken after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down at the National War Memorial and shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau stormed Parliament Hill's Centre Block.
Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic foundation. Polls closed at 10 p.m. after 15 hours of voting that featured long-distance trips by Irish citizens, including thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world's first national vote on gay marriage. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters.
One of two Pacific white-sided dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium is in critical condition after groundbreaking emergency surgery for a gastrointestinal disorder. Aquarium veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena said that while the procedure was successful, 21-year-old Hana is being watched around the clock and the prognosis is grave.
After using prescribed medication to terminate her pregnancy, a P.E.I. woman says she believes she was denied basic information on her pregnancy and potential follow-up care because an emergency room doctor disagreed with her decision to induce a miscarriage. The woman says the prescribed medication wasn't working the way her doctor said it would, so she called Telehealth 811 and was advised to go to emergency.