Just a few weeks ago, Elizabeth Wettlaufer gave away her beloved dog, Nashville, a spry Jack Russell terrier. On Tuesday, Wettlaufer was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of seniors in her care — seven of them at a nursing home just a 15-minute walk from her apartment in Woodstock, Ont. Wettlaufer would often join their tight little group as they sat on the grass outside the apartment when the weather was nice, chatting the night away, Gilbert said.
Hyojung Lim, 44, moved to a flat in South London with husband Jaesok Lee, 40, after they fled North Korea in 2007. Prosecutors alleged that Lim killed her husband as an act of revenge for getting his lover pregnant, saying she had text him “If you do that, you will die all of a sudden”. The jury heard that Lim knifed her husband in the throat and chest at their home in New Malden, Surrey, with such force the tip of the blade snapped off and embedded in his spinal cord.
At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.
Don’t be alarmed or anything, but Russia has just unveiled a nuclear weapon that could wipe out Britain - TWICE. The new RS-28 - that has been dubbed the not-at-all-terrifying Satan 2 - is part of a deadly new arsenal at Vladimir Putin’s disposal. In fact, the weapon is so powerful that it could destroy Britain twice over.
What was the senior quote you had printed under your yearbook photo when you graduated high school? Was it song lyrics? This post went viral on Reddit on Tuesday morning, and it features a photo from the 1993 Mission Viejo High School yearbook.
How can that be in a facility like this?" said one retirement home resident who, like several others who spoke with CBC, didn't want to be identified. Caressant Care operates six facilities in southwestern Ontario. Hours earlier, Ontario Provinal Police announced that former Caressant employee Elizabeth Tracy Mae Wettlaufer, 49, has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of eight nursing home patients, including one at the Meadow Park facility in London, a 30-minute drive southwest of Woodstock.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Vancouver International Airport today, scrambling for flights after their British Airways plane to London made an emergency landing late Monday night. British Airways is investigating, the airport hasn't commented, and neither has the union representing flight attendants, which says it's still trying to figure out what happened. Here are five questions about the emergency landing of Flight 286.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan says that he nearly faced Wesley Snipes in an MMA fight over a decade ago. Once upon a time, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan was close to securing a fight with actor Wesley Snipes. Rogan confirmed that what seemed to be a rumor was close to coming true on the Fight Companion podcast with Yves Edwards and Joe Schilling.
Anderson explained to the officer that her landline, which she keeps in case of emergencies, was down, knocked out by rain on the previous evening — a problem with her Bell service that she's been dealing with for months. After confirming her story, the officer told Anderson this is a common problem. "It happens all the time when it rains," he said. Bell Canada told CBC News there are intermittent service issues in the Junction area, though it declined an interview about the problems.
A Calgary police officer is furious with the despair, panic and sorrow caused when drivers get behind the wheel after drinking, as police deal with a pair of fatal collisions in less than a week that are believed to involve alcohol. One person was killed and several of his family members were seriously injured in the crash at Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail northeast early Sunday morning. A Dodge Journey blew through a red light and hit a Kia Forte. A 19-year-old man, who was the front passenger of the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father, who was behind the wheel, and his mother and sister were left in serious condition, police said.
Health officials on P.E.I. are frustrated by the number of people not showing up for their MRI appointments. On average three people a week fail to show up for their MRI appointments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. "It's a limited resource and we don't like to see any appointment times wasted," said Gailyne MacPherson, the provincial director of diagnostic imaging.
Vince Vaughn stopped by Ellen on Tuesday where he hoped to talk about his new film, Hacksaw Ridge, but host Ellen DeGeneres just couldn’t get past his new hairdo … or wig. Vaughn made his entrance on the show with what was obviously a wig, but played it as if everything was normal, in typical Vince Vaughn fashion. He deflected every question about the wig with quick-witted humor and declined DeGeneres’s attempts to run her fingers through it. Until finally, DeGeneres got ahold of the “rug” and pulled it off, exposing Vaughn’s bald head.
A migrant who raped a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool has had his conviction overturned because the court could not prove that the child said no. The man, identified only as 20-year-old Iraqi Amir A, violently sexually assaulted the victim while he was undergoing an integration process at Theresienbad pool (above) in Vienna, Austria, last December. Amir was found guilty of serious sexual assault and rape of a minor and was sentenced to six years in jail - but the Supreme Court has now lifted the verdict and ordered a retrial as his defence team successfully argued that there was no proof that the boy did not consent.
Protesters turned their backs and some people fired angry questions towards Justin Trudeau at a youth labour forum Tuesday in Ottawa. The prime minister voiced some frustration, but thanked the crowd for "challenging" him.
The grieving mother of a 23-year-old woman who died after falling out of a party bus says she's heartbroken that criminal charges won't be laid in the case. Vancouver police said Tuesday that a malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of Chelsea James. The owner and driver have been fined under the Motor Vehicle Act, but there is no offence in the Criminal Code to charge them with, police said.
Alberta Education has shut down a private Christian school in Cold Lake following an audit that found questionable spending and conflicts of interest. Trinity Christian School Association, which received more than $5.6 million in Alberta Education funding for the current school year, has lost its registration and accreditation effective immediately, the government announced Tuesday. An audit found that public funding from Trinity Christian School Association was directed to a third party, Wisdom Home Schooling Society, even though Wisdom had "no relationship" with Alberta Education.
A 47-year-old Calgary man died Sunday after he was injured on a Shell worksite near Fox Creek. Occupational Health and Safety says the incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. when workers were pumping water to another site. "The pump started revving and when workers went to investigate, a hose on the pump let go and hit one of the workers," said Lauren Welsh, a spokeswoman for Alberta Labour.
These prominent surface features are found near Mars' south pole, and are believed to be linked to seasonal changes. "The trapped carbon dioxide gas that carves the spiders in the ground also breaks through the thawing ice sheet.
Shark attacks are usually rare but their rise in recent years has been put down to one major factor - us. Scientists believe that humans are directly to blame for man-eating sharks taking a greater interest in our bodies lately. Researchers at Bond University in Queensland, Australia, believe that human interference with their habitat - like scuba diving and coastal development - is the reason.
Canada's Jason Priestley cemented himself into pop culture history thanks to his breakout role as Brandon Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210. Now, after entertaining fans for more than two decades, the actor is revealing some of the pop culture moments and personalities that shaped him into the man he is today. When the Vancouver native sat down with Hello! to take our Pop Culture Questionnaire, he was excited to talk about his hit Global series Private Eyes (season two received the green light in August) and reflect on some truths from his younger days.
Johnson, 38, was charged with the first-degree murder of Jonathan Vetter, who was stabbed to death in his sleep at her home. On Tuesday, Court of Queen's Bench Judge Neil Gabrielson told the court Johnson suffered from schizophrenia and she was hallucinating when she slashed the boy's throat.
Why would your boss turn against you, and see you as an enemy rather than a friend? The answer is that some managers are easily spooked. They were operating in a fearful way even before you showed up. Often when a manager hires someone smart and capable, they are delighted with their new hire at first. The new hire’s outstanding performance makes the manager look good.