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Yehonathan Tommer is based in Jerusalem and writes on Middle Eastern affairs for Vancouverite. Originally from Australia, he has corresponded for media outlets in Australia, Hong Kong and India. He is also a translator and editor

Disguised Surrey bank robber still at large

SURREY, B.C. – Surrey police have released photos of a 32-year-old man living in the city centre of Surrey whom they suspect of carrying out a series of bank robberies in the Metro Vancouver area. The wanted crook, identified as Robert John Paton, is accused of four robberies in Surrey, Langley, and Burnaby. With each […]

January 7th, 2013 | Posted in B.C.,Community,More News,Top Stories | Read More »

Police probe shooting of 24-year-old man

DURHAM – Police have initiated a special probe into the shooting of a 24-year old man outside a business premise in downtown Oshawa early last Wednesday as he attempted to resist arrest. The captured man, Shawn Jonathon Alves, of no fixed address, is currently in hospital where he is being treated for injuries. He faces […]

December 30th, 2012 | Posted in Canada,Community,More News,Top Stories | Read More »

Missing “Linda” reunited with family in Delaware

TORONTO – Linda Hegg, 56, of Newark, Delaware, who was reported missing last September, was safely reunited yesterday with her family in the United States. Hegg entered Canada by bus and walked into a downtown Toronto shelter to seek assistance on September 5. She had no identification and could only remember her first name as […]

December 19th, 2012 | Posted in Canada,Community,Health,More News,World | Read More »

40 passengers unhurt when coach overturns on Hwy 5

VANCOUVER, B.C. The driver and 40 passengers aboard a commercial coach bus were all taken to Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital where they were treated for possible injuries when their vehicle capsized early Monday morning on Hwy 5 near the Helmar exit, north of Merritt. Logan Lake RCMP, BC Ambulance Services and fire crews arriving at […]

December 18th, 2012 | Posted in B.C.,Community,More News,Top Stories | Read More »

Cops seek female con artists who preyed on Chinese seniors

TORONTO – Detectives have appealed to the public for help in arresting three women suspected of conning elderly Chinese women into giving them a bagful of money and jewelry in exchange for a spurious blessing to protect their families from harm. According to the police investigation, three women of Chinese origin, aged between 42 and […]

December 6th, 2012 | Posted in Canada,Community,More News,Top Stories | Read More »

7-year-old seriously mauled by aunt’s bull dogs

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – A seven-year-old boy was seriously mauled in his aunt’s home in Pasadena on Saturday night as she was babysitting for the child when her two American bulldogs turned onto her nephew and relentlessly attacked him. The horrified woman screamed for help as she telephoned police at about 5:30 pm. Two minutes later […]

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Community,More News,Top Stories,World | Read More »

$4 million marijuana grow op busted

TORONTO –Police last week smashed a $4 million clandestine, marihuana grow operation in an industrial /commercial complex, in the Dufferin /Dupont Street area. The grow operation contained 4,000 soil- based plants grown in serious fire hazardous conditions. Toronto Hydro ordered that the haphazard electrical service to the entire premises be disconnected in order to remove […]

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Canada,Community,More News,Swine Flu | Read More »

Employee accused of stealing thousands from school funds

DURHAM – An employee of the St. Bernadette Catholic School Board has been charged with the theft of thousands of dollars from school funds following an internal audit instructed by the Durham Catholic District School Board. Bridget McKeever, 45, of Heartland Boulevard in Oshawa is suspected of having stolen over $12,300 dollars from the school’s […]

December 1st, 2012 | Posted in More News | Read More »

Ontario man posed as cop to lure woman into sexual affair

LONDON, Ontario – A 45-year-old man was arrested this week after a woman complained that he had sourced the internet for her personal details without her knowledge while impersonating a police officer on a dating website. According to the woman, the suspect, Perry Lambert of St. Thomas, had posed as a London Police constable, and […]

November 30th, 2012 | Posted in Canada,Top Stories | Read More »

Second suspect arrested in Salvation Army theft-for-sale fraud

TORONTO – Police arrested a second suspect this week in connection with an investigation into the sale-for-profit of a trailer loads large-scale number of stolen items allegedly donated to the Salvation Army. In a search of a commercial warehouse in Brampton on Wednesday detectives seized an additional 26 skids including toys, school supplies, cleaning products […]

November 30th, 2012 | Posted in Canada,Community,More News,Top Stories | Read More »