A criminal defence lawyer who has raised concerns in the past about safety at a Calgary jail says people shouldn't be happy that a convicted murderer in a high-profile case was beaten there. Douglas Garland was sentenced Friday to spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien in 2014. Hours after the sentencing, Calgary police said a 57-year-old inmate at the Calgary Remand Centre suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital after being assaulted by several other inmates.
A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office Building, where he worked in Washington. A senior White House official confirmed that Deare is no longer working at the NSC and has returned to the position he previously held at the National Defence University.
Steve Irwin’s son, Robert, stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and if you closed your eyes, it was almost like the original Crocodile Hunter was back on the show. Steve died back in 2006 when Robert was only 2 years old, and while we don’t know if Robert can dance like his sister, Bindi, he definitely has the same infectious enthusiasm that runs in the whole family.
An 18-year-old man who authorities say shot a friend and then posed for a selfie with the dying teen has been convicted of a less serious charge. Maxwell Morton was convicted Thursday of third-degree murder in the shooting of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan in February 2015. Morton displayed little emotion as the verdict was announced, but defence attorney Pat Thomassey said his client was pleased.
The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association is proposing $30,000 in fines for a nurse found guilty of professional misconduct. Carolyn Strom of Prince Albert, Sask., was brought before a disciplinary committee after she made a post on Facebook that was critical of the quality of care her grandparents had received for years. Strom said her grandfather spent a week in palliative care before he died, and both he and her grandmother had received "subpar care'' in a long-term care facility for many years.
Georges St-Pierre won’t have a problem finding an opponent when he returns to the UFC. With his contract now official after ironing out some details, it’s safe to assume former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will step inside the Octagon sometime in 2017. St-Pierre is eager to fight and UFC officials are excited to have him back.
Angelina Jolie's eldest son Maddox, who was born in Cambodia, took to the stage to say a few words at the world premiere of his mom's upcoming film First They Killed My Father. TAP FOR GALLERY Shiloh and Maddox said a few words. Ten-year-old Shiloh then addressed the audience, saying: "My name is Shiloh and I love Cambodia" in Khmer.