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Deadly fire levelled a California town in less than a day

9 people have been found dead in the fire that destroyed more than 6,700 structures Not a single resident of Paradise can be seen anywhere in town after most of them fled the burning northern California community that may be lost forever. Abandoned, charred vehicles cluttered the main thoroughfare, evidence …

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American trucker treats busload of Canadian veterans to dinner

An American trucker passing through Ottawa treated a busload of Canadian veterans to dinner to honour their service. The gesture happened on September 11 at Robbie’s Spaghetti House, where 17 veterans from the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre were enjoying a night out. Trucker John Meiring was at the …

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Judge calls Toronto cop who ate cannabis chocolate on duty a ‘complete idiot’

Const. Vittorio Dominelli resigned from the force this week Vittorio Dominelli was one of two Toronto police officers facing criminal charges in the incident. (Toronto Police Service/Facebook) A Toronto police officer who ate a marijuana-laced chocolate bar seized in a pot shop raid has pleaded guilty to attempting to obstruct justice. …

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Wave of bells to ring out across Canada to mark 100 years since WWI

Royal Canadian Legion is encouraging spiritual centres to take part in Bells of Peace on Sunday at sunset When people in Europe learned of the armistice on Nov. 11, 1918, many celebrated by rushing to churches to ring the bells that were silenced during the war. (The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion …

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Whitby home exploded during attempt at making cannabis oil: police

The investigation continues Thursday into an explosion in Whitby that badly damaged a home and left three men injured. Officers were called to a residence on Cedar Street, near Garden and Dundas streets, at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for reports of an explosion. Three men were rescued from the home …

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Dying Woman Tells Her Parrot “I Love You” As Captured Footage Of Bird’s Response Fills Room With Tears

It’s the moment many of us fear the most in life: saying goodbye to the ones we love and letting God call us up to Heaven. Even though we’re able to say our goodbyes to the important humans in our lives, our animals may not get the message before it …

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McClintic transferred from healing lodge back to regular prison

Terri-Lynne McClintic, convicted in the death of 8-year-old Woodstock, Ont., girl Victoria Stafford, is escorted into court in Kitchener, Ont., on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 for her trial in an assault on another inmate while in prison. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins The woman who is serving a life sentence …

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Liberals will spend $86 million to tackle rise in gang and gun violence

Money will aim to help stop smuggled guns from entering Canada and help RCMP investigate firearms crime Bill Blair, minister of border security and organized crime reduction, left, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, right, announced $86 million to combat gun and gang violence Thursday. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press) The Liberal government …

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Bombardier to cut 5,000 jobs, sell off turboprop and flight training businesses

Montreal-based company said the measures will result in $250M in annual savings Bombardier, based in Montreal, is cutting 5,000 jobs, and has introduced other measures such as the sale of its Q Series turboprop aircraft program. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press) Bombardier has announced measures that will result in 5,000 job losses over the …

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13 people dead after shooting at California bar, including gunman and police officer

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A hooded gunman dressed entirely in black opened fire on a crowd at a country dance bar holding a weekly “college night” in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing including some who used barstools to break windows and escape, authorities said Thursday. The …

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