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OTTAWA: “Dentist” Khaled Hashem banned after cementing someone else’s human teeth into another patient’s mouth

An Ottawa man could face criminal charges if it’s found he tried to perform dentistry work, the latest punishment for “professional misconduct” that included cementing human teeth into another patient.

Khaled Hashem cannot call himself a “dentist”, “dental surgeon” or “doctor”, nor say he’s qualified to perform dental work, after an Ontario Superior Court order issued Wednesday.

That decision is the latest in a string of disciplinary moves against Hashem dating back to 1996, which include cautions, suspensions of his licence and ultimately the loss of his certificate of registration in June of this year, according to legal documents provided by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Continue reading

TORONTO: Niran Murray charged with first-degree murder of prostitute Evelyn Castillo who came to Canada as a caregiver

Toronto man charged with murder of sex-trade worker in Mississauga

 | October 16, 2014 10:46 PM ET
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Niran Murray has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a sex-trade worker at a Mississauga hotel

Peel Regional PoliceNiran Murray has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a sex-trade worker at a Mississauga hotel.

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Peel regional police announced Thursday that they had charged a 32-year-old Toronto man with first-degree murder in the death of a sex-trade worker at a Mississauga hotel.

Forty-three-year-old Evelyn Castillo of Thornhill, Ont., was found without vital signs just before 7 p.m. at a hotel on Britannia Road East on Oct. 11.

Her body was found by emergency crews putting out a fire at the hotel.

Insp. George Koekkoek told reporters that an autopsy revealed that Ms. Castillo had died as result of injuries received prior to the fire being set.

Arrested and charged in the case is Niran Murray, more commonly known as Nick Murray. He was due to appear in court Thursday.

Police believe Mr. Murray may have allegedly assaulted other women in the past, particularly sex-trade workers, and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

“He is currently before the courts facing an allegation of assault and mischief, the victim in that case was also a sex-trade worker and the offence is alleged to have occurred in a hotel as well,” said Insp. Koekkoek.

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Insp. Koekkoek said police believe Mr. Murray was a customer of Ms. Castillo’s, who also worked as a caregiver. But investigators are still trying to determine whether the two had any previous contacts.

Police did not reveal any other details about Ms. Castillo, but published reports said she arrived in Canada from the Philippines about two years ago.

Ms. Castillo’s murder was the Peel region’s fifth homicide of 2014.

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“Ghost” immigration consultants alive and kicking, only few prosecuted

Despite growing complaints, few “ghost” immigration consultants are prosecuted

New laws mean heavier sentences and fines for unscrupulous immigration consultants, but many say it’s still a Wild West out there.

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Marsha Rose Marie Tomlin, left, was assisted by licensed immigration consultant Marva Yvonne Kollar, right, in her complaint about an unlicensed consultant. 

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Marsha Rose Marie Tomlin, left, was assisted by licensed immigration consultant Marva Yvonne Kollar, right, in her complaint about an unlicensed consultant.

 By:  Immigration reporter, Published on Sat Oct 11 2014

Three years after Ottawa launched a new regulatory body to police the immigration consultant industry, critics say there are as many illegal “ghost” consultants as ever preying on would-be immigrants.

“It is still a Wild West,” says Francisco Rico-Martinez, co-director of Toronto’s FCJ Refugee Centre. “The ghosts still operate out there. People still fall victim to them.”

Experts say that despite stiffer new penalties for those who operate without licences or oversight, unscrupulous consultants continue to take advantage of refugee claimants and immigration applicants struggling to navigate Canada’s confusing and ever-changing system.

A few of these ghost consultants, who sometimes counsel clients to commit fraud, have been arrested and charged under the new laws, which provide for up to five years in jail and $100,000 in fines.

Rico-Martinez complains that when complaints are made to the Burlington-based Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), it has no power to police ghost consultants.

Instead, it’s up to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to investigate. Continue reading

CALGARY: Homicide victim identified as store owner Maqsood Ahmed

Update: Calgary homicide victim identified as store owner Maqsood Ahmed

Victim stabbed while carrying bag of money, not far from police headquarters

BY , CALGARY SUN

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Homicide detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a store owner near police headquarters in northeast Calgary Wednesday night.

About 9:45 p.m., emergency crews were called to the 4700 block of Westwinds Dr. N.E. for a report of an assault with a weapon.

The man, whom friends have identified as Maqsood Ahmed, owner of the Calgary Produce Market, was walking with another person when the attack happened, said Det. David Fakas with Calgary police.

Ahmed was carrying a bag of money, though the reason was not immediately known and would be part of the police investigation, said Fakas.

“The older man was stabbed,” Fakas said, adding the victim was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.

“He was talking and breathing at the scene … once he got to the hospital he succumbed to his injuries.”

RELATED: Ahmed a ‘hard’working, dedicated’ businessman, say friends

Two unknown male suspects fled in a dark vehicle, said Fakas.

It’s believed they may have taken the weapon with them as investigators were not able to locate it at the scene.

“Homicide (unit) is activated and engaged, they’ll be heading the investigation,” said Fakas.

“We’re in the process of checking CCTV footage in the area.”

It was too early to say whether the incident was targeted or random, he said.

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ETOBICOKE: Zaid Yousif killed in targeted shooting, police said

Victim’s mother says he went to watch fight, ended up being shot and killed

CBC News Posted: Oct 07, 2014 2:37 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 07, 2014 7:02 PM ET

Things were looking good for Zaid Yousif.

He had just turned 17 last Friday and been given a BMW to drive. That followed a recent trip to Europe to visit family.

Yousif was in his last year of high school and holding down a part-time job at Canadian Tire, saving up money for the future.

“Zaid was on the road to success,” his friend Munir Andreyos said in an interview with CBC News on Tuesday.

But days after his birthday, Yousif, a student at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, was dead. The teenager was one of two high-school students shot dead in northwest Toronto in a shocking double homicide on Monday.

Ziad YousifZaid Yousif, 17, was shot dead in northwest Toronto on Monday afternoon. (Yousif family)

Toronto police said the shooting that killed Yousif and a student from James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School was targeted.

But Yousif’s mother, Jina Samouie, told CBC News on Tuesday that police had told her Yousif had gone to watch a fight and attempted to flee when guns came out.

“They said in the newspaper … they killed him, like, not by accident, but this is not right,” she said.

Andreyos said that Yousif wasn’t someone who went looking for a fight.

“He wasn’t a bully, he was nothing like that,” he said. Continue reading

ETOBICOKE: Zaid Yousif and Michael Menjivar killed in fatal shooting

Zaid Yousif, 17, and Michael Menjivar, 15, shot and killed

CBC News Posted: Oct 07, 2014 8:06 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 07, 2014 4:08 PM ET

The two young males who died in a shooting near a school in northwest Toronto yesterday afternoon were high school students, a school board official confirmed today.

Friends and family have identified the slain Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School student as Zaid Yousif, 17. Friends of the second victim identified him as Michael Menjivar, 15, a student at James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School.

The shooting Monday happened behind an apartment building near two schools, in the area of Dixon Road and Islington Avenue, just after 12:30 p.m. ET. Both schools were put into either lockdown, or hold and secure mode. Continue reading

WINDSOR, ON.: Kornelia Kurti allegedly used identity of deceased 4 year old girl, Rozalia Kovacs

October 6th, 2014

http://windsorite.ca/2014/10/woman-allegedly-used-identity-of-dead-4-year-old-girl/

Windsor Police have arrested a local woman who allegedly had two separate driver’s licences, one of which was allegedly in the name of a deceased girl 4-year-old.

Police say investigators, along with the Ministry of Transportation, looked into the history of the two names and learned that the woman had a licence in her own name as well as allegedly adopting the identity of a deceased 4 year old girl, Rozalia Kovacs.

The woman had allegedly been using the identity of the deceased girl since 1997.

Kornelia Kurti, 41, is facing numerous charges.

WINDSOR/BRAMPTON: Kevin Nyandu and Shadrack Amankwa charged in shooting of security guard at Boom Boom Room

Brampton pair arrested after security guard shot at nightclub

 Brampton Guardian

WINDSOR — Two Brampton men have been arrested and charged in a shooting of a security guard at a downtown Windsor nightclub Sunday.

Windsor police say two suspects were spotted running away from the downtown area following the 2:40 a.m. shooting that left the 20-year-old male security guard recovering in hospital.

Two men were arrested and a handgun and small amount of marijuana were seized, according to police.

Kevin Nyandu, 20, of Brampton has been charged with attempted murder, careless use of a firearm and drug possession.

Shadrack Amankwa, 24, of Brampton is charged with being an accessory to attempted murder, prohibited possession of a firearm and carless use of a firearm.

The shooting happened at The Boom Boom Room on Ouellete Avenue in Windsor.

The victim underwent surgery and was reported in serious but stable condition in hospital.

BURNABY, B.C.: 16-year-old Surrey male accused of gunning down Aladdin Ramadan near Brentwood Mall

Teen charged with fatal shooting near Brentwood Mall

Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/teen-charged-with-fatal-shooting-near-brentwood-mall-1.2038084#ixzz3FHzV4vTD

CTV Vancouver
Published Friday, October 3, 2014 11:03AM PDT
Last Updated Friday, October 3, 2014 8:06PM PDT

The teen facing charges for a fatal shooting near a Burnaby mall was carrying a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest, say homicide investigators.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, is accused of gunning down Aladdin Ramadan last week.

The body of the 20-year-old was found in front of a black Infiniti G37 near the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Rosser Avenue, close to Brentwood Mall, and residents reported hearing three shots in quick succession.

 The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the suspect was taken into custody in Surrey Thursday night, with help from the Burnaby RCMP and a tactical team.

Charges of second-degree murder have been approved, says IHIT.

Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/teen-charged-with-fatal-shooting-near-brentwood-mall-1.2038084#ixzz3FHyqXKKk

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C.: Harwindip Singh Baringh killed in apparent drive-in shooting

Neighbours heard up to six shots fired as a young man was killed in Abbotsford Thursday evening.
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CTV Vancouver
Published Friday, October 3, 2014 2:34AM PDT
Last Updated Friday, October 3, 2014 8:05PM PDT

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Witnesses found the victim, identified as 18-year-old Harwindip Singh Baringh, slumped over the steering wheel of a dark SUV.

“The passenger-side door was open. Car was just sitting there running, guy bleeding everywhere,” Daniel Lockhart said. “He honestly seemed like he was alive for the first 10 or 15 minutes.”

Police on scene of an apparent drive-by shooting that ended the life of a male believed to be in his late teens.

Abbotsford police received a flurry of 911 calls but the suspect was gone before officers arrived in the residential neighbourhood.

Baringh was pronounced dead at the scene.

A crowd of people formed outside after the shooting, and neighbour Raj Gill said the victim’s family was among them.

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A motive hasn’t been established in the killing, but investigators believe it was targeted.

Const. Ian MacDonald said it appears Baringh was killed in a drive-by shooting.

“Witnesses indicated that two vehicles left the area at a high rate of speed,” MacDonald said. “We searched the area for any other victims and any other suspects that might be involved in this shooting.”

Officers are searching for a white Acura TL and a dark-coloured sedan. No arrests have been made.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called to help probe the shooting, which marked the third case IHIT took on in just 24 hours in the Lower Mainland.

Anyone with information on the killing is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

With files from CTV Vancouver’s Michele Brunoro

Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/victim-of-deadly-abbotsford-shooting-id-d-as-teenager-1.2036895#ixzz3FHvDUyiB

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