A Winnipeg daycare worker is facing several charges after he allegedly sent an undercover cop numerous images and videos of child porn. Police say they made a connection with a suspect on a file sharing program last week. 28 year old Joel Daniel Stubson has now been charged with possessing, accessing, distributing and making available child pornography.
A city councilor who is visually impaired has asked for 45 thousand dollars so he can hire an assistant to help him to do his job. Ross Eadie says the assistant would translate documents into an audio program used by the blind, and would also help him get around at events outside of City Hall. Eadie lost vision in his right eye when he was hit in the face with a branch at the age of 9. 15 years later, someone hit him in the left eye, causing him to lose that vision.
It could be one of this country’s largest ever funerals for a slain police officer. About 10 thousand police, emergency services workers and the public are expected to attend a memorial today in Toronto for Sergeant Ryan Russell. The 35 year old was killed in the line of duty last week when he was run down by a stolen snowplow that he was trying to stop.
Well it may be frigid cold here today, but further east, Mother Nature is throwing Ontario a dog’s breakfast of weather today. Snow fell overnight, and now freezing rain is expected to hit later this morning, before cold weather and more snow returns tonight. If you are planning on flying east today, you just might want to call ahead to make sure your flight is on time.
Many Canadians are snuffing an upcoming election in the air, with the release of new campaign style ads and a new poll suggesting a very comfortable Conservative lead. The latest survey gives Prime Minister Harper and his Tories, 36 per cent support, and 8 point lead over the Liberals. The NDP is sitting well back at 15 per cent and the Greens are at 9.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given all the snow we’ve gotten as of late. The city has issued an overnight parking ban on all streets. That means cars parked on a street between midnight and 6 a.m. could be towed. The city says this latest clean up of the white stuff should take a couple of days at least.
Questions are swirling again today about the health of Apple CEO, Steve Jobs as he takes his second medical leave of absence in two years. In the past 10 years, the 55 year old Jobs has survived a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer and undergone a liver transplant.