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Mountie saves woman from toxic gas

An RCMP officer may have saved the life of an elderly Port Alberni woman when he found a carbon monoxide leak in her home on Wednesday. Const. Greg Fracassi was dispatched to a home in the 5000 block of Richardson Road at 11 p.m.

Numbers drawn for record Powerball jackpot that enticed many who rarely play lottery

CHICAGO — The numbers have been drawn for the record Powerball jackpot and the wait for winners — if any — has begun. The numbers drawn Wednesday night are: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6.

Brotherston admits killing man in Colwood pub fracas

Gregory Brotherston has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of Colwood resident Richard Green after an altercation outside a pub last month.

Canadian sentenced to death fears being spirited to Cairo

A Canadian who was sentenced to death in absentia Wednesday in Egypt over an anti-Islam movie that caused deadly riots in parts of the Muslim world said he's terrified of being kidnapped and spirited to Cairo.

Kelly ellard again waives right to parole hearing


Ontario elementary teachers' union warns of strikes next month

TORONTO — Ontario’s biggest teachers’ union is warning of major disruption in elementary schools across the province in December as teachers ramp up strike action to protest the governing Liberals’ controversial anti-strike law.

Alleged assault victim acted strangely: officer

An Okanagan man was reacting too slowly and moving his hands in odd ways before he was kicked in the face by a Kelowna Mountie, according to testimony heard in court. Const. Robyn Boffy took the stand in the trial of Const.

Charity's former bookkeeper wrote $200,000 in cheques to herself, court hears

The woman hired to replace Anita Dunkers as bookkeeper for the Capital Families Association in January 2010 testified Thursday about the financial problems she began to notice during her first weeks on the job.

Public asked for help locating missing Victoria woman

The Victoria police are seeking public assistance in locating a 26-year-old woman who has been missing since early Wednesday evening. Emma Fillipoff has last seen on Burdett Avenue, between Blanshard and Quadra streets.

Editorial: Liberals fixated on deficit

A half-billion-dollar increase in the deficit forecast for the 2012-13 budget has the B.C. Liberals bruised but unbowed in their determination to balance the books next year.