Witness recalls Calgary woman clinging to gas thief’s car before being run over: ‘It was an awful sound’

“On the hood of the truck,” Reece said. Rashidi died June 9, 2015, two days after suffering severe injuries after chasing after the pickup truck which had filled up at the nearby Centex pumps before taking off. Mitchell is also charged with hit and run where a death has occurred, theft of the gas and possession of a stolen pickup truck. Reece said she frantically tried to get Rashidi to retreat after she saw the woman chase after the pickup truck. “I was yelling at her, screaming at her.”“Did the woman respond to any of your pleas?” Hak asked.

April 25, 2017 16:30 UTC

From a First Nation reserve to the NHL and Latvia: Ted Nolan shares his remarkable hockey journey

Marie, Ont., without electricity or hot running water, Ted Nolan made it in the National Hockey League. Marie) Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League with Wayne Gretzky. I have a chance to play in the league, coach in the league, even coach (Latvia) at the Olympics. I didn’t know the National Hockey League had a draft and that’s how the players got there. I never played, really, to play in the National Hockey League.

April 25, 2017 16:30 UTC

Russian woman shot execution-style in Oregon woods was in love triangle, prosecutors say

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A woman who was found shot in the Oregon woods arrived in the United States last month from Russia and was having a relationship with the man arrested in her death, authorities said Monday. In a Facebook page under her name that shows the same photo released Monday by authorities, Repkina said she was from Moscow and had moved to Corvallis, Oregon. The other woman “gave him an ultimatum: It was either her or the other, and he made a decision,” Matusko said. Repkina entered the United States through Los Angeles International Airport using Russian travel documents on March 1, Ridler said. Authorities said they believe Repkina came to Oregon “for the relationship,” but they are seeking more details in the unusual case, Matusko said.

April 25, 2017 16:30 UTC

Quebec grocery chain Metro sees increased profit for quarter

MONTREAL—Metro Inc. was able to increase its profit and beat analyst estimates for the second quarter, despite an overall decline in Canadian food prices. The Montreal-based grocery company (TSX:MRU) had $132.4 million of net income in its fiscal second quarter, equal to 56 cents per share. That was three cents above analyst estimates of 53 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters data, and up from $124.9 million or 51 cents per share in the comparable period last year. Revenue was $2.9 billion, up less than a percentage point from $2.88 billion a year earlier, but in line with analyst estimates. Metro says its second-quarter revenue was limited by a decrease in food prices over recent months but it was able to lower operating expenses as a percentage of sales.

April 25, 2017 16:30 UTC

Group lobbies for cell service in Kootenay National Park

's Kootenay National Park might be rustic, uninhabited, and rugged — but one group says the park's lack of cell phone service also makes it dangerous. She's part of a group — the Committee To Secure Communication Facilities in Kootenay National Park — which is trying to get cell service in Kootenay National Park. The group has already petitioned the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna to come up with a solution for the national park. In a statement to CBC News, Telus said it conducted a feasibility study in 2012 on how to provide continuous cell service along the highway corridor through Kootenay Park. Putting them in wouldn't be appropriate for the national park, the statement said.

April 25, 2017 16:20 UTC

Eli Lake: If Trump is a Russian stooge, 100 days in, he’s playing a very long con

Before Donald Trump won the election in November we were warned: he is a Russian stooge. In fact, it’s fair to say that Trump has been much kinder to China, Russia’s traditional Asian rival. Instead, Trump is treating Russia in practice the way he promised in the campaign to deal with China. If Trump is a Russian mole, it looks like a very long con. None of this is to say Trump is doing a great job.

April 25, 2017 16:18 UTC

Bachelor star Chris Soules jailed after deadly car crash

IOWA CITY, IOWA—Former Bachelor star Chris Soules was arrested early Tuesday, accused of fleeing the scene of a deadly crash on a highway a few miles from his Northern Iowa farm. Aurora is about 24 kilometres south of Soules’ farm in Arlington and about 105 kilometres north of Iowa City. The Buchanan County Jail said Soules, 35, was arrested at around 1 a.m. in Aurora and booked an hour later on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s office, which is also investigating, said it received a 911 call about the crash. It confirmed that a person was killed but said it wouldn’t release further information “pending the investigation and notification of family.”

April 25, 2017 16:07 UTC

Strictly Ballroom dances into Princess of Wales Theatre

Sam Lips and Gemma Sutton as Scott and Fran in Strictly Ballroom the Musical. Lastly, it became the stage musical that cha cha’s onto the Princess of Wales stage Wednesday in its North American premiere. But he continues to choose others: tall striking blonds, the star dancer.” Tina Sparkle is Fran’s nemesis, the flashy, shallow star of the competitive dance world. Fran is not some meek church mouse but a woman “without vanity” who is willing to explore her world, says Sutton. Strictly Ballroom the Musical is at the Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W., April 26 to June 30.

April 25, 2017 15:56 UTC

Coca-Cola to restructure company and cut costs as sales decline

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola’s sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business and the company said Tuesday that it will cut costs further. Coca-Cola Co. has also been reshaping its business by selling back its bottling and distribution operations to independent bottlers. On a global basis, the Atlanta company said soda sales volume declined 1 per cent, while the category including water, enhanced water and sports drinks rose 3 per cent. Volume rose 2 per cent in the category including tea and coffee. Volume for Fanta, Sprite and Coke Zero in the flagship North American market grew, while Diet Coke continued to decline.

April 25, 2017 15:56 UTC

Barbara Kay: When pointing to CBC’s anti-Israel bias, there are plenty of examples

Marwan Barghouti is a bad man, which is why he’s 15 years into a 40-year prison sentence. From April 21 on, though, the CBC article included this paragraph: “Barghouti was arrested in 2002 during the violent Palestinian uprising and convicted on multiple counts of murder. The context-providing paragraph was only inserted following a complaint to the CBC’s editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire by Mike Fegelman of HonestReporting Canada (HRC), which monitors Canadian media bias against Israel. Really, given its history with HRC, the CBC should set up a hot line for HRC’s exclusive use. Two: HRC is nit-picky and over-sensitive, and any other minority group could probably find similar cause for complaint.

April 25, 2017 15:56 UTC

The Kardashians aren’t thrilled with Caitlyn Jenner’s new memoir

Caitlyn Jenner has written a memoir about her bumpy road to transition where she says she 'tried to be extraordinarily honest.' Some of the Kardashian family members aren’t thrilled with this development. After a scene that shows them getting facials and drinking wine, Caitlyn gives Kris a copy of her memoir. In the memoir, Caitlyn is critical about her experience on the E! “The implication is that I have sold myself out, willingly destroyed what positive reputation I have left,” Caitlyn writes.

April 25, 2017 15:56 UTC

7 places to go in Dallas

Elegant, inspiring and filled with light, the Nasher Sculpture Center is the perfect spot to rejuvenate the spirit before an eventful Dallas day. Start your Dallas day off right with a hearty breakfast found in the bustling Dallas Farmers Market — a 26,000-square-foot food hall and artisanal bazaar open seven days a week. DALLAS, TEX.-You’ve come to Dallas with a tight time span but a yearning for the full experience. No better place to do so than Deep Ellum, a hip, artist-inhabited stretch near downtown East Dallas. If you have time, stop by the popular Deep Ellum Brewing Co. brewery to down a Dallas Blonde.

April 25, 2017 15:56 UTC

Parents of baby having allergic reaction told they’d have to wait three hours for Montreal ambulance

When her 16-month old baby had a lick of peanut butter last week, Marina Byezhanova wasn’t particularly concerned. “They said they would send an ambulance but we would have to wait up to three hours for it,” Byezhanova said. They would spend the next five hours at the hospital, monitoring the baby and getting Benadryl and a prescription for an Epi-Pen to administer at home. The physical symptoms of an allergic reaction to peanuts can include itchiness, swelling, eczema, sneezing, and asthma. “But if the baby was treated as a priority at the emergency room he should have been a priority for ambulance transportation,” Brunet said.

April 25, 2017 15:56 UTC

United Nations upset after Congo shows execution of two investigators captured on grisly video

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government screened a video showing the execution of two United Nations investigators whose bodies were found in Kasai-Central province last month. The men tell the investigators they will show them the site of mass graves, said police spokesman Colonel Pierre Mwanamputu, who provided narration for the video because its poor sound quality. In a second scene, the men tell the pair to sit on the ground before Sharp is suddenly shot. “These are terrorists that must be eradicated, without condition.”Militants loyal to Kamuina Nsapu have attacked government targets since August, clashing regularly with security forces. The UN office for humanitarian affairs warned last week that the violence has inflamed inter-community tensions and that fighting has extended beyond Kamuina Nsapu loyalists to involve other groups.

April 25, 2017 15:45 UTC

Letterkenny and X Company take Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards

The TV comedy Letterkenny has added to its trophy case. The CraveTV series, winner of three Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Comedy, took the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award for TV Comedy for Jared Keeso and Jacob Tierney on Monday night. CBC’s espionage series X Company won the TV Drama award for writers Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis. On the movie side, Maudie, about Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis, took the Feature Film Award for writer Sherry White. John Walker took the Documentary prize for Quebec My Country Mon Pays, about the exodus of English-speaking Canadians from Quebec in the late 1970s, his own family included.

April 25, 2017 15:45 UTC

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