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Edmonton police say officer shot man who was pointing gun in intersection

EDMONTON –Police in Edmonton shot a man after they say he appeared to be pointing a firearm at bystanders at an intersection. Acting Deputy Chief Darren Derko says at least seven 911 calls were received about the man, and one caller reported they’d seen him loading a weapon. Derko says when two officers arrived at …

Youth charged with making threats against school in northeast Alberta

MALLAIG, Alta.—A youth is facing charges of making threats against a school in a small community northeast of Edmonton. RCMP say a potential threat against Ecole Mallaig School in Mallaig was posted Sunday night on social media. St. Paul Education Regional Division were advised of the threat and as a precaution the school was closed …

Charge of mischief against religious property laid after Montreal mosque vandalism

MONTREAL –A 26-year-old man has been charged with mischief against a place of worship after a Montreal mosque was the target of vandalism early Tuesday. Gavin Johnson appeared in court on the single charge. Montreal police said calls came in to 911 after 3:30 a.m. reporting a disturbance at the Tawuba mosque Officers found broken …

Three homes evacuated as precaution after landslide in Chilliwack, B.C.

CHILLIWACK, B.C.—Three Chilliwack, B.C., homes have been evacuated as a precaution after a landslide happened on a local mountain. The City of Chilliwack says no one was hurt as a result of the slide on Vedder Mountain Saturday morning. Fire crews evacuated the homes in the direct path of the slide as a precaution because …

Two injured after explosion in Toronto apartment

Toronto police say two people were injured after an explosion in an apartment on Saturday. Police say the explosion at the building in the west end blew out doors and windows. The fire department says the explosion did not cause a fire. The cause of the blast is not known.

RCMP in southern Alberta investigate crash of small plane west of Calgary

COCHRANE, Alta. –RCMP say two people have died in the crash of a small plane on Highway 40 northwest of Cochrane, Alta. Mounties issued a news release earlier on Monday evening saying that RCMP, military and civilian aircraft were responding to a report of the crash. They said it was witnessed by another aircraft and …

Police looking for owner of iPhone 6 and 24 karat gold case found in Toronto

TORONTO –Police in Toronto say they’re trying to find the owner of a cellphone –and its 24-karat gold case. They say the cellphone was mailed anonymously to police on Jan. 31. Investigators say the phone is an iPhone 6 with a gold case, described as a London & HK Limited Edition. Police say the cellphone …

AFP open to localized peace talks with NPA groups

MANILA—While reflective of the dissent within the New People’s Army (NPA) ranks, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is open to pursuing localized peace talks with rebels. This was stressed by AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo ‘s press briefing in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City Monday. Request for such negotiations came from …

Sister of teacher killed in La Loche shooting says community needs more support

SASKATOON –The sister of a teacher who was killed in a school shooting is speaking out in support of the northern Saskatchewan community where he died. Adam Wood was killed along with a teacher’s aide at the La Loche school by a 17-year-old boy who had already fatally shot two teenage brothers at a home. …

Registration of Filipino Citizens for Philippine National Elections

      Philippine Consulate General Toronto, Ontario Advisory 01 February 2017   REGISTRATION OF FILIPINO CITIZENS FOR PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ELECTIONS   For purposes of the 13 May 2019 Philippine mid-term national elections, all Filipino citizens who are at least eighteen (18) years of age on 13 May 2019 are encouraged to register at the …

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