April 23, 2013 |
TORONTO - Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al Qaeda elements in Iran, police said Monday. The case bolstered allegations by some governments and experts of a relationship of convenience between Shiite-led Iran and the predominantly Sunni Arab terrorist network. Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, had "direction and guidance" from al Qaeda members in Iran, though there was no reason to think the planned attacks were state-sponsored, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said.
February 22, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - British tourist Michael Baugh and his wife said water had only trickled for days as they brushed their teeth, showered and drank from the taps at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but they could not have imagined the disturbing reason. The body of a Canadian woman was later discovered at the bottom of one of four cisterns on the roof of the historic hotel near Skid Row. The tanks provide water for hotel taps and would have been used by guests for washing and drinking.
February 12, 2013 |
A Canadian drug broker, who supplied "massive" amounts of marijuana on consignment to a Philadelphia-based trafficker, pleaded guilty today to drug and money laundering charges. The broker, Dung Ngoc Nguyen, 53, may never have been caught if it hadn't been for a domestic dispute between the trafficker, John Q. Le, and his girlfriend. According to court documents, Nguyen took orders for marijuana from her home in Ontario from Le, who lived in West Chester and reputedly ran one of the largest drug distribution operations on the East Coast.
February 1, 2013 |
Growing up in Toronto, Lindi Ortega got her love of country music from her mother. "She had a big crush on Kris Kristofferson," the 33-year-old singer and songwriter recalls from a tour stop in Kingston, Ontario. "She used to listen to a lot of Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings. . . . Then the older I got the more drawn to the genre I was. I think it had a lot to do with the lyrical content. A lot of Hank Williams was heartbreak, lonely, hurting, tear-in-your-beer kind of songs that just resonated with me. " Once she heard Outlaw country and Johnny Cash, "it was all over.
January 8, 2013
TORONTO - John Sheardown, 88, a former Canadian diplomat who sheltered fugitive American Embassy staffers at his Tehran home at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, has died. His wife, Zena, said Saturday that Mr. Sheardown passed away in an Ottawa hospital on Dec. 30. She said he had been treated for Alzheimer's disease for the last four years and also suffered from other ailments. Mr. Sheardown, the first secretary at the Canadian Embassy in Tehran at the time of the Islamic Revolution, played a key role in the events depicted in Ben Affleck's Oscar-contender film Argo , although he was not portrayed in the film.
October 7, 2012 |
WAYNE, N.J. - A tour bus from Canada bound for New York City overturned on an exit ramp in northern New Jersey early Saturday, slid down an embankment, and landed on its side, injuring 23 of 60 people on board, authorities said. The driver, who suffered a gash on his arm, told state police he was cut off by another vehicle, though it was not immediately clear if that caused the crash about 7:30 a.m. on eastbound I-80 in Wayne. Some windows burst in the crash and their frames pinned three people, but they were quickly freed and taken to hospitals with the other injured.
October 1, 2012 |
Jacqueline Brooks of Toronto, Canada, riding D-Niro, won the $10,000 FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at Dressage at Devon under the lights before a sellout crowd Saturday evening. Brooks scored 74.3 to beat Pierre St. Jacques of Anthony, Fla., on Lucky Tiger, who scored 73.550. St. Jacques edged out another Canadian, David Marcus of Ontario, on Chrevi's Capital, who scored 73.50. In most dressage competitions, riders must ride a preordained test. But in freestyle, although competitors must perform certain movements, they put the movements together in whatever sequence they like and select music to go with the ride that will best show off their horses' gaits.
October 1, 2012 |
Canadians dominated the Grand Prix Special during Dressage at Devon on Sunday afternoon, with David Marcus of Campbellsville, who was on the Canadian Olympic team in London, winning on Don Kontes with a score of 69.40. Marcus' London teammate, Ashley Holzer, who now lives in New York, was second on Degas 12 with a score of 68.40, and her student Eliana Cordai van Reese of Wellington, Fla., was third on Jewel's Adelante with 67.556. "This is only my second time showing Degas," Holzer said.
August 11, 2012 |
PORTLAND, Maine - Tensions between lobstermen in Maine and Canada are boiling over in a dispute caused not by too few lobsters but by too many. A potentially record-breaking haul in Maine and Canada this year has caused a market glut and a crash in wholesale prices. Fearing for their livelihood, Canadian fishermen in the last few days have angrily blocked truckloads of Maine lobsters from being delivered to processing plants in Canada that turn out lobster products for U.S. supermarkets and restaurants.
August 9, 2012 |
LONDON - The defense was stifling, even suffocating at times. The U.S. women put on a clinic Tuesday, forcing the Canadians to take bad shots or not allowing them to shoot at all. The Americans, who cruised into the semifinals of the Olympic basketball tournament with a 91-48 rout, harassed Canada into three shot-clock violations in the first seven minutes. "It's one thing to miss a shot, but to not be able to get a shot off says a lot about your defense," said U.S. coach Geno Auriemma, who grew up in Norristown.