The grandfather of a teenage girl beaten and drowned on Vancouver Island nearly two decades ago says he wishes his granddaughter's killer well after a news report that she is pregnant in prison. Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard to become a better person. Ellard was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Reena Virk.
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.
In his pursuit of a sixth term, Republican Sen. John McCain reluctantly stood by Donald Trump for months despite personal insults and the bombastic businessman's string of controversial claims. The Arizona lawmaker said the GOP presidential nominee's behaviour and "demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults" made it impossible to offer even conditional support. Some Republicans are clearly angry.
A man killed his wife’s sister and father so that he could lure her to their funeral service - where he also murdered her. Samuel Velasco Gurrola wanted to stop his wife Ruth Sagredo Escobedo from testifying against him after he was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. This time his wife ventured out for the funeral and Gurrola killed his wife while she was in the funeral procession and the sexual assault case against him was dropped.
It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours for Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ryan Merritt. After Merritt shut down the Toronto Blue Jays, deliriously grateful Indians fans found the wedding registry that belongs to Merritt and his fianceé Sarah Brushaber.
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.
"This is a serious public health issue in Canada, one that can have long-lasting and widespread effects on the health of individuals, families and communities," said Dr. Gregory Taylor, who on Friday released a 60-page report focusing on family violence. In 2014, the latest year for which statistics are available, almost 58,000 girls and women were victims of family violence, said Taylor, Canada's chief public health officer.
Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour . People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour . In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.
Susan Smith says she remembers walking out of the court room in Medicine Hat last December in shock after a judge ordered her four-year-old son not be allowed to wear feminine clothing in public.
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.
A man convicted of sex crimes 35 years ago is back in the race for Saskatoon's Catholic school board. Denis Robert Hall had withdrawn from the campaign last week after reports surfaced about his past. The Roman Catholic Dioceses of Saskatoon has not responded to requests for comment.
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.
This week’s episode of Family Guy took a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, as if we were privy to the sitcom’s shooting, seeing what our favorite characters are like when they’re not doing the show. It turns out Peter is such a diva that he got fired from the show, replaced by Uncle Ricky, played by David Spade.
Jaromir Jagr, Florida Panthers forward and your favorite hockey player, isn’t exactly known for his elaborate Halloween costumes. For 2016, he teased on Facebook that he was “preparing for Halloween, but it looks like this year won’t require a mask.” And he’s right: When one is dressing like a Pharaoh and one is already the face of (hockey) god, one doesn’t need a mask. Oh no. Jagr is a legend because he dresses like a Pharaoh and then BREAKS THAT [EXPLETIVE] DOWN on the dance floor, flipped around the flaps of his headpiece like a burlesque dancer uses her tassels.
Chrissy Teigen has melted hearts around the world with the sweetest new video of her baby girl Luna trying green beans for the first time. The six-month-old looks surprised and delighted as she has her first taste of savoury food – and proud mum and avid chef Chrissy made sure to capture the moment. "Her first savory bite – green beans," John Legend's wife captioned the clip, shared with her 8.6 million Instagram followers.
Think you and your significant other are the only vertically mismatched couple out there? Take a look at these celebs whose difference in height almost surpass their difference in life. From Good Housekeeping
For fans of “Walking Dead”, the six month wait since April’s season finale cliff-hanger has been brutal, but not nearly as brutal as Sunday’s premiere. The series return was so shocking that this young girl broke into unconsolable sadness. Credit: Youtube/ayeharmony
Irena Nadiotis, 57, fell into the hole at her Grade II listed property 17th century Cotswolds house - and went unnoticed until her daughter Maddi looked out the window. Senior Coroner Katie Skerrett recorded an accidental death.
Montreal police have a warning for motorists trying to avoid getting photo radar tickets by hiding their licence plates — they're on to you. In an interview on CBC Montreal's Daybreak, Insp. André Durocher of the Montreal police traffic safety division said PhotoBlocker spray, a clear substance that reflects light, has been around for a while.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony. The rapprochement between the two Asia nations could widen a political rift between the United States and the Philippines, whose recently elected leader has made no secret of its antipathy for America and ordered an end to joint manoeuvrs between their militaries. "Your honours , in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military and economics also," Duterte said.
Human remains found in East Selkirk, Man., on the weekend are "historic" and not being investigated as a police matter, RCMP said on Monday. "The RCMP's investigation is now concluded and has been turned over to the Historic Resources Branch of the Province of Manitoba," police wrote in a news release. Human remains were found on the riverbank near the junction of Highway 212 (Ferry Road) and Highway 204 on Saturday afternoon.
From his business background to his hidden talent, here is everything you need to know about Donald Trump's son-in-law turned campaign advisor. From Town & Country
Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb the city's rat population. A group of volunteers trained by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative traps wild cat colonies that have become a nuisance or been threatened by construction, then spays or neuters and vaccinates them. "We used to hire exterminators, but nature has a better solution," said Rebecca Marshall, the sustainability manager at the 1.8-million-square-foot centre .
The Walking Dead is swinging back into your life. Welcome to Ranking Dead, where we give a power ranking of the AMC show’s characters after every episode and then tally up the points over the course of the season. This is how we’d rank ’em after the premiere episode.