Disciplinary panel finds he implanted human teeth into a patient looking to fill a gap in her smile
By Andrew Foote, CBC News Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:41 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 18, 2014 4:58 PM ET
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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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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 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.
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.
Neighbours heard up to six shots fired as a young man was killed in Abbotsford Thursday evening.
Published Friday, October 3, 2014 2:34AM PDT
Last Updated Friday, October 3, 2014 8:05PM PDT
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.
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.