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Audacious, chain-smoking Mr. Jinnah is back in mystery novel

Don Hauka's 'She Demons' is now in stores.

VANCOUVER – How can an enterprising newspaper reporter sell his Babji dolls when there’s a beheaded street youth, a Rave Messiah battling a berserk “God Squad,” and a conniving new editor to deal with? Especially when he’s suffering all the symptoms of dengue fever? Hakeem Jinnah is back and is as politically incorrect as ever. […]

November 17th, 2010 | Posted in EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured | Read More »

Funeral services set for five-year-old ‘Spiderman’ shot dead by LA gangsters

This boy was shot by thugs as he played in his backyard.

LOS ANGELES – (Update) Los Angeles police officers plan to be at funeral services for a five-year-old boy who was shot to death while playing in his yard in a Spiderman costume on Halloween day. Aaron Shannon suffered critical injuries to the back of the head and was rushed to hospital. He succumbed to his […]

November 9th, 2010 | Posted in EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured,Top Stories,World | Read More »

India falls in love with Barack Obama

President smiles while Michelle Obama dances with girls at Diwali Candle ceremony. WH Photo by Pete Souza.

By Ravi Matah NEW DELHI – India has fallen in love with Barack Obama and the reception his speech got during an address to a joint session of the lower and upper houses of parliament offered just a glimpse of how much Indians admire the U.S. president. Obama has been surrounded and treated like royalty […]

November 9th, 2010 | Posted in EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured,Top Stories,World | Read More »

Israeli gold coins worth $10,000 each stolen from Toronto home

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TORONTO – Tens of thousands of dollars including Israeli gold coins each worth $10,000 have been stolen from a Toronto home. Police have not said if the home on Russell Hill Road was specifically targeted by someone who knew about the coins but cops describe the theft as costing “several hundred thousand dollars worth.” “Several […]

November 5th, 2010 | Posted in Canada,EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured,Top Stories | Read More »

Cops: Some people in Kamloops know who killed Pamela Darlington in 1973

Murder scene. Note the circle at the bottom of the photo where body was found.

KAMLOOPS – Cold case investigators are once again asking members of the public to come up with information that will help solve the Nov. 7, 1973 murder of 19-year-old Pamela Darlington. Her body was found in the South Thompson River near a boat ramp. Even though she had been last seen the night before in […]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Canada,EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured,Top Stories | Read More »

HST brings down B.C. Premier Campbell

Taxpayers focused on single issue and single person.

VICTORIA – Faced with a rebellion over the unpopular HST and with 73 per cent of B.C. voters still against the tax, B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell decided to take a cue from the writing on the wall and asked his liberal party to select a new chief. Here is his full statement: “After considerable soul […]

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured,Top Stories | Read More »

Aga Khan case defendant: ‘I withdraw all my allegations. Sorry’

Nagib Tajdin: Motivation questioned.

By Salim Jiwa VANCOUVER – Globally renowned philanthropist and Ismaili spiritual leader – The Aga Khan – has instructed his lawyer to obtain summary judgment against two individuals who have fought against him over the publication of a book and falsely claimed that his staff committed forgery of his signatures. Update: Court hearing for summary […]

November 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Canada,EDITOR'S CHOICE | Read More »

Loaded anti-tank rocket launcher found in B.C. bush is a puzzle

Rocket launcher found in bush on Vancouver island. The weapon is a lethal tank killer.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C. – Authorities are puzzling over the discovery of a loaded rocket launcher found in dense bush by the side of Highway 1 on southern Vancouver Island. A military officer with two tours of duty in Afghanistan identified the weapon as a M72 self-propelled rocket launcher with lethal power that can penetrate armoured […]

October 28th, 2010 | Posted in Canada,EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured,Top Stories | Read More »

Lake Ontario Strangler charged with killing three street workers

Serial murder suspect.

TORONTO – A suspected serial killer believed to be responsible for the strangulation murders of three street working women who were killed in the 90s has been arrested. Police charged Peter Dale MacDonald, 52, of Toronto, with three counts of First Degree Murder. The victims are identified as Julianne Middleton, 23, of Toronto, Virginia Coote, […]

October 28th, 2010 | Posted in Canada,EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured,Top Stories | Read More »

Carole Taylor named SFU chancellor

Taylor: New Chancellor of SFU. - SFU photo.

BURNABY, B.C. – Simon Fraser University has named noted Canadian broadcaster, politician and business leader Carole Taylor as its tenth Chancellor. Taylor will assume her three-year term at Spring Convocation in June, 2011, when incumbent Brandt Louie steps down. “Carole Taylor is known across Canada as a leader who embraces change, and who challenges us […]

October 20th, 2010 | Posted in EDITOR'S CHOICE,Top Stories | Read More »