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VIDEO: Judge, suspect know each other from school

"This was the nicest kid," the judge tells the court after the suspect starts crying. "I used to play football with him... and look what has happened."

  • Province-wide wildfires blanket B.C. communities in smoke

    More than 60 new wildfires have sprung up across British Columbia over the weekend, putting people out of their homes or on evacuation alert, resulting in several communities declaring states of emergency. Smoke from the fires cast an early morning haze over Vancouver on Sunday. Three of the new fires are in the Kootenays in southeastern B.C.,  where an evacuation alert has been issued for about 350 homes along Highway 3A between Sitkum Creek and Willow Point.

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  • Photos of Greece's colossal shipping port show you why the economy is in tatters

    The Greek referendum on whether or not to accept the country's international bailout deal has made international headlines, and the queues outside the country's banks have become a symbol of what's going wrong in the country. It's not far from Athens and is the national hub for shipping, one of Greece's biggest industries.

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  • Police left to piece together puzzle after Winnipeg law firm explosion

    A bomb sent to a Winnipeg law firm seriously injured a lawyer whose boyfriend was disbarred earlier this week for misappropriating client funds. Winnipeg police were trying to put together the pieces of a puzzle Friday after an explosion left Maria Mitousis, a 35-year-old family law associate and community volunteer, in hospital. "We have no reason to believe this is an attack on the justice system," Police Supt. Danny Smyth told reporters.

    The Canadian Press
  • U.S. man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, U.S. authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in the small eastern Maine city of Calais, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, he said.

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  • Drivers getting creative to use Pan Am HOV lanes

    Fri, Jul 3: It looks like many commuters are looking for ways to use the infamous Pan Am Games HOV lanes around the Toronto area. Nicole Bogart reports.

    Global News
  • Sydney Leroux comes home to Vancouver and leaves a World Cup champion

    Even if the majority of the fans at B.C. Place were rooting for the United States to win Women's World Cup final on Sunday, Sydney Leroux is the only American player that can truly say she won the World Cup at home. Leroux, 25, was born in Surrey, B.C., about 35 kilometres away from where she lifted the trophy alongside her victorious U.S. teammates after a resounding 5-2 victory over Japan. "I could not be happier," said an emotional Leroux after the game.

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  • Greek referendum: Campaigns, neck and neck in polls, reach dramatic finale

    Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the 'yes' and 'no' camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that could be Greece's most important vote since it joined the European Union. It is a celebration to overcome fear and blackmail," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told a crowd of 25,000 in front of parliament, who were chanting "oxi, oxi" — "no, no." Tsipras angered Greece's creditors by calling the referendum and is urging Greeks to vote no. Rallies for both campaigns were also held in 10 other Greek cities Friday.

    The Canadian Press
  • America Ferrera Slams Trump

    Donald Trump's recent comments about Mexican immigrants continue to haunt the Presidential hopeful, but now he's being thanked by America Ferrera. The actress penned an open letter to Trump on Huffington Post Latino Voices taking aim at his "ignorant and racist" remarks he made last month when he announced he was running for the Oval Office (Trump labeled Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and claimed they were "bringing crime" to the country). "You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that.

    Access Hollywood
  • Air Canada flight diversion to Winnipeg leads to charges against Nunavut woman

    A 24-year-old woman from Nunavut has been charged with assault following a disturbance aboard an Air Canada flight that had to be diverted to Winnipeg on Wednesday. Air Canada Flight 189 was en route from Ottawa to Vancouver when it was forced to land at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Airport around 7 p.m. CT. The airline confirmed that the flight, which had 118 passengers on board, stopped in Winnipeg because of a disruptive passenger.

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  • Paul Bernardo applies for day parole in Toronto; families of victims devastated

    Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto, though lawyers say he has almost no chance of succeeding. The lawyer for the families of Bernardo's murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French, said Correctional Service Canada sent out a form letter to the families last week advising them of his application. It is Bernardo's right to apply for day parole three years before he is eligible for full parole on his life sentence, but this has left families of both girls devastated, even though they knew this day was coming, said their lawyer Tim Danson.

    The Canadian Press
  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's giveaway: What does $32B get you?

    Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talalannounced this week he would be donating all of his wealth — that's $32 billion — to philanthropic causes. In fact, Alwaleed's stash matches the economies of a number of countries.

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  • Windsor Raceway fire site too dangerous for investigator

    It's not clear what started the Canada Day fire at the Windsor Raceway — and it may never be clear. District Chief Kenneth Hunt told CBC News that it was risky to let firefighters get close enough to put the blaze out. On Thursday, the fire department was monitoring the local air quality but tweeted during the afternoon that it had concluded all fire suppression activities at the site.

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  • Vancouver's record dry conditions lead to tough new watering restrictions

    Vancouver is stepping up its water restrictions in the wake of record-breaking dry weather, reminding people "It's hot, it's dry. Metro Vancouver officials announced Friday that lawn watering will be reduced to one day a week, in the wake of the driest spell since 2003. "As we all know healthy lawns only need watering once a week,and if you don't water it at all and it just goes dry it will just go dormant and you will be able to have a healthy lawn in the fall when the rains come again," said Darrell Mussatto, Mayor of North Vancouver.

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  • Prepare to Be Floored by This Affordable Bathroom Makeover (8 photos)

    Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to renovate an entire room in your home without spending thousands of dollars. Just take a look at Bless'er House blogger Lauren Shaver's rustic bathroom remodel via Hometalk. When we first started picking

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  • Taylor & Calvin's BBQ Bash! 

    The couple that grills together, stays together? That's what Calvin Harris seems to think! The DJ has spoken proudly of Taylor Swift's barbecue skills.   She cooks too ������ A photo posted by Calvin Harris (@calvinharris) on Jul

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  • Pair arrested in Ontario after alleged abduction of Edmonton girl

    An 11-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted in Edmonton over the weekend has been found safe in Ontario. The girl disappeared after spending Friday visiting her father, police said. She was dropped off at Westmount Mall in Edmonton around 11 a.m. and was scheduled to return to her mother's care later that day. Aubrey Zalaski said an Amber Alert was not issued in the case because it didn't meet the criteria: chiefly, police at no time thought the girl was in immediate danger.

    CBC
  • Peru's See-Through Pod Hotel Has A Terrifyingly Awesome View

    This could be the most terrifying night of your life -- in the best way. True daredevils will jump at the chance to sleep in Skylodge, a trio of transparent capsules wedged high on a mountainside in the Peruvian Andes, not far from the city

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  • Battle of Alberta, restraint among winners, Canucks losers on free-agency day

    Free agency day didn't have the wild money tossed around like usual, and trades overshadowed most of the signings. With the weakest free-agent pool in recent history, NHL general managers kept themselves from overpaying. No contract was longer than six years, Andrej Sekera's US$33 million with the Oilers was the most money and Mike Green's $6 million with the Red Wings the highest cap hit.

    The Canadian Press
  • China lifts ban on giant Valemax ships - FT.com

    The Chinese government has lifted a three-year ban on huge iron ore carriers that had forced Brazil’s Vale to ship the commodity to its largest market via the Philippines. China’s transport ministry and National Development and Reform Commission on Friday said that four ports would be opened to the 400,000-tonne vessels, better known as Valemaxes. The boats were designed to help the Brazilian iron ore miner better compete with Anglo-Australian rivals Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, which benefit from shorter shipping distances to China. Late last month the Valemax carrier Yuan Zhuo Hai was permitted to anchor off Qingdao port in eastern Shandong province.

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  • A royal milestone: Britain's Princess Charlotte christened at church on queen's estate

    Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Hundreds of fans outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, a sprawling royal estate near England's eastern coast, cheered as William and Kate arrived with toddler Prince George and 9-week-old Charlotte, who was in a vintage pram. Following royal tradition, holy water from the River Jordan, where it is said Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, was used for the baptism.

    The Canadian Press