High Park spat between cyclists and pedestrians shifts into the political realm

High Park spat between cyclists and pedestrians shifts into the political realm

Biking advocates and city leaders are hoping to put the brakes on an “alarming” conflict between cyclists, police, and park lovers in Toronto’s west end. Disputes between riders and other residents who frequent High Park are nothing new, but this year they’ve kicked into high gear. Some blame the pandemic-era bike boom that’s put more … Read more

German consul arrested in Brazil over husband’s death

German consul arrested in Brazil over husband’s death

Brazilian police officers escort Uwe Herbert Hahn, German consul in Rio de Janeiro, following his arrest for the alleged murder of his husband, on August 7.REUTERS TV/Reuters A German diplomat in Rio de Janeiro, Uwe Herbert Hahn, was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the death of his Belgian husband, police said. Hahn said … Read more

Biden stands with Muslims after ‘horrific killings’ in New Mexico

Biden stands with Muslims after ‘horrific killings’ in New Mexico

Altaf Hussain cries over the grave of his brother Aftab Hussein at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, NM, on Aug. 5Chancey Bush/The Associated Press US President Joe Biden expressed solidarity with the Muslim community on Sunday after a fourth Muslim man was killed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in what authorities are describing as targeted attacks. … Read more

Missing Indigenous author Dawn Walker and son found safe in US

Missing Indigenous author Dawn Walker and son found safe in US

Police handout photo of Dawn Walker and her seven-year-old son.HO/The Canadian Press An Indigenous author and executive with a group representing First Nations in Saskatchewan has been found safe in Oregon, Saskatoon police announced Friday, two weeks after she and her seven-year-old son were reported missing. Dawn Dumont Walker, an author and speaker from the … Read more

Montreal police kill man suspected in three random fatal shootings

Montreal police kill man suspected in three random fatal shootings

A 26-year-old man is dead after being shot by police in the parking lot of a motel in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough early on Aug. 4.Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press Two days of fear and bloodshed in Montreal ended with an early-morning police shooting on Thursday, after officers stormed into a suburban motel room and killed the … Read more

Woman at Center of Hockey Canada scandal breaks silence

Woman at Center of Hockey Canada scandal breaks silence

The alleged group sexual assault by some members of Canada’s world junior hockey team in 2018 has spiralled into a national scandal.Chris Young/The Canadian Press EM, the woman who filed a lawsuit against Hockey Canada over an alleged group sexual assault by some members of Canada’s world junior hockey team in 2018, says that she … Read more

Homeless community struggles to process shootings in Langley, BC

Homeless community struggles to process shootings in Langley, BC

An RCMP officer moves police tape near a tent covering a body at one of three locations being investigated in regards to multiple shootings, in Langley, BC, on July 25.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press At least some of the victims of a shooting rampage in the Vancouver region that killed two people and left two others … Read more

Man who attacked police with poles during US Capitol riot sentenced to more than five years in prison

Man who attacked police with poles during US Capitol riot sentenced to more than five years in prison

A man who attacked police officers with poles during the riot at the US Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five years in prison, matching the longest term of imprisonment so far among hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions. Mark Ponder, a 56-year-old resident of Washington, DC, said he “got caught up” in the … Read more

Canadian world junior player asked woman whether she had gone to police after alleged sexual assault

Canadian world junior player asked woman whether she had gone to police after alleged sexual assault

A Canadian flag sits on a pair of seats during the IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo, NY, on Jan. 2, 2018.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press A day after an encounter in a hotel room that led to a sexual-assault lawsuit, a player with Canada’s world junior hockey team exchanged text messages with the woman involved. … Read more

Players’ lawyers criticize Hockey Canada’s handling of settlement over alleged sexual assault

Players’ lawyers criticize Hockey Canada’s handling of settlement over alleged sexual assault

Hockey Canada issued an open letter promising to reopen its investigation into an alleged sexual assault in 2018 and to introduce new initiatives to train players and coaches on issues of sexual violence and consent.The Canadian Press Lawyers representing seven members of the 2018 world junior hockey team are criticalizing Hockey Canada’s handling of the … Read more