A “Beautiful expression of Toronto’s multiculturalism”, the Caribbean festival parade wraps up with deadly shooting


Caribana 2011/Photograph by Margot Lewis

Gunshots mar Toronto’s Caribbean festival parade


Photograph by Margot Lewis

Date: Sat. Jul. 30 2011 11:03 PM ET

A shooting marred the festive atmosphere along the route of Toronto’s Caribbean festival parade Saturday, shortly after the massive street celebration had wrapped up.There are reports one person died and two others, including a bystander, were injured in the incident.

Edmonton: Darryl Magloire Grandjambe charged with kidnapping, sexual interference and sexual assault of 10-year-old boy

Delivery driver captures suspect accused of sexual assault

A man allegedly took a 10-year-old boy by the arm and led him to behind this building.
CTV News has learned from staff the building was the Edmonton Public Library in Riverbend.

Updated: Thu Jul. 28 2011 18:41:42 ctvedmonton.ca

A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a sexual assault of a 10-year-old boy. A delivery driver is being credited with chasing down the suspect accused of sexually assaulting the boy. Darryl Magloire Grandjambe is charged with kidnapping, sexual interference and sexual assault.

Winnipeg: Fraudster Elma Sangalang Quizon “a disgrace to the Filipino community”


KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Some of those who lost thousands of dollars due to travel agent Elma Sangalang Quizon's fraud talk outside court FridayWinnipeg Free Press - Travel-scam victims vent anger at agent


Winnipeg Free Press 

Travel-scam victims vent anger at agent

Filipino community members lost thousands on trips gone bad 

By: Mike McIntyre Posted: 07/30/2011 1:00 AM |


Elma Sangalang Quizon, 30, has pleaded guilty to 61 counts of fraud in one of the largest cases of its kind ever uncovered in the city. Her 65 victims, all from Winnipeg’s tightly knit Filipino community, lost more than $250,000 total between January 2007 and March 2010 for travel arrangements that either fell apart or never existed.

Toronto: Seven Oaks care home workers win $15-million Lotto Max prize

Toronto care home workers win $15M jackpot

Date: Friday Jul. 29, 2011 7:43 PM ET

Southern Ontario’s lottery luck continued on Friday when a group of 34 Toronto care home workers claimed a $15-million Lotto Max prize.The group of nurses and staff members at Toronto’s Seven Oaks care home received a lottery cheque on Friday. They had only been playing the lottery together for six months.Once the $15 million in winnings is split amongst the group, each of the 34 claimants will receive nearly $500,000. 

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam member deported

Sun Sea Tamil deported for alleged war crime
The Canadian Press Posted: Jul 26, 2011 4:31 PM PT Last Updated: Jul 26, 2011 4:47 PM PT
Nearly 500 Tamil migrants arrived in B.C. aboard the MV Sun Sea last year. (DND)
A Tamil refugee claimant who arrived off Canada’s West Coast aboard the MV Sun Sea has been ordered deported over allegations he committed a war crime in his home country of Sri Lanka.

Former CFO Nassim Ben Driss sought by police in $1.5 million fraud

Driss, 33, also known as Nassim Ben Driss, Driss Nassim and Nssim Benyamina, is accused of taking $1.5 million from the establishment

Clinic still healing patients as cops hunt former CFO

The suspect Benito Driss is being sought by Montreal police.

Updated: Fri Jul. 29 2011 6:38:55 PM


BROSSARD, Qc — Benito Driss, former CFO at the Ville Marie Medical and Women’s Health Centre at Guy and Sherbrooke, is long gone but the clinic he left remains determined to move forward in spite of the distraction. Driss, 33, also known as Nassim Ben Driss, Driss Nassim and Nssim Benyamina, is accused of taking $1.5 million from the establishment, but clinic administrators stress that patients are still getting top-notch treatment at the facility.

Mixed ethnic group arrested in air conditioning scam

Four arrested in alleged air conditioning scam
Patrick Barriere of the Longueuil police said that the repairmen abused the trust of the elderly they served.
Police raided an apartment in Brossard and arrested four people they suspect were involved in an air conditioning scam. (July 29, 2011)

Updated: Fri Jul. 29 2011 6:17:41 PM

LONGUEUIL — Police have arrested four people on the South Shore involved in an alleged door-to-door salesperson scam.

Annie Turcotte, 37, alleged to be the mastermind of the operation, was arrested along with Kim Berube, 30, Ahmed Tahiri, 42, and Richard Pouliot, 47.

Toronto: Walid Tarzi and Shoaib Asakzai charged in shooting and stabbing three at the East York Town Centre

22 charges in attempted murder case 5
By Rob Lamberti ,Toronto Sun
First posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 10:20:07 EDT AM

Two men face 22 charges in the shooting and stabbing of three other men at the East York Town Centre, police said Friday.
Toronto Police arrived at the Overlea Blvd. centre on July 18 and found one victim with a bullet wound to the leg while two other victims were found stabbed in the abdomen and chest.
Walid Tarzi, 21 and Shoaib Asakzai, 20, both of Toronto are charged with number offences including attempt murder, conspiracy and weapons-related offences.