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There were no winning tickets sold for the $ 17 million jackpot in the Lotto 649 draw Saturday night.

However, the $ 1 million prize guaranteed by ticket holders in British Columbia. The BCLC website shows that tickets are sold in Richmond.

Meanwhile, some BC. Ticket holders win $ 10,000, including one ticket sold in Okanagan. The other $ 10,000 winners are in Port Moody, Vancouver, Sooke, Castlegar, Revelstoke, Surrey, Cranbrook, Victoria, Mission, and Cariboo.

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The Jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on January 23 will be around $ 20 million.

– with files from The Canadian Press


Jan 20 2019 / 7:55 a.m. | Story:

A jury found two men guilty of murdering men in the massacre of a Winnipeg woman in a house which was later set on fire.

Christopher Brass and Jason Meilleur were charged after Jeanenne Fontaine was killed in March 2017.

He is a cousin of Tina Fontaine, a teenager whose body was found three years earlier on the Red River, and whose death triggered a request for a national investigation into lost and killed Indigenous women.

Another man, Malcolm Mitchell, pleaded guilty to the shooting of Jeanenne Fontaine last month and was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder.

Crown argued that Brass and Meilleur had to be convicted of murder because they went home with Mitchell and planned to rob Fontaine and his girlfriend when the shooting took place.

The Crown said the three went to collect drug debts – around $ 90 methamphetamine – and Brass and Meilleur should know the situation would turn violent because Mitchell was armed with pistols and knives.

The defense lawyer did not provide evidence during the trial, but said during the closing of the argument that the Crown failed to prove that the robbery was being carried out. Cellphones and other valuables are untouched.

They also pointed to witnessing that Mitchell was alone with Fontaine in the room when he shot him. Brass and Meilleur were elsewhere in the house. Mitchell then lit a fire.

The murder was the last in a series of difficulties for the Fontaine family.

A relative testified that 29-year-old Jeanenne had just started drinking shabu after her cousin's body Tina was withdrawn from the Red River in 2014.

The 15-year-old boy's body was wrapped in a blanket and burdened with stones. The man accused in his death, Raymond Cormier, was released last year.

Tina Fontaine also dropped down after a family tragedy. His father, Eugene Fontaine, was beaten to death in 2011. Two men pleaded guilty to murder.

The victim's impact statement at their trial noted that Tina had a happy childhood but was unable to cope with her father's death, get into trouble, and stay away from the people closest to her.

Brass has been serving a life sentence for first-degree murder Daniel Dipaolo, who was found dead at Regina's home in April 2017, and for a second-degree murder sentence in the shooting of Bryer Prysianzniuk-Settee's death in Winnipeg in February. same year.

Jan 20 2019 / 7:46 in the morning | Story:

Quebec's minister of culture has written a letter to Netflix's CEO to express the government's anger at the streaming service decision to include footage from the Lac-Megantic railroad disaster in his film "Bird Box."

In a letter to Reed Hastings yesterday, Nathalie Roy questioned how Netflix could decide that it was appropriate to use images of railroad explosions that killed 47 people in the context of entertainment.

Roy said he believed the footage should be removed and should only be used for documentary purposes, and suggested the film and TV industry should explore the application of a code of ethics that would prevent similar problems from arising in the future.

At least two dramas currently on Canada's Netflix platform, including the hit "Bird Box," briefly use stock recordings from the 2013 tragedy.

Netflix has so far refused to delete footage from its hit film, despite requests from the mayor of Lac-Megantic.

But Mayor Julie Morin said a Netflix executive assured him that the streaming company would ensure images would not appear in future production.


Jan 20 2019 / 7:43 in the morning | Story:

US authorities face an important deadline at the end of the month to formally request extradition of Huawei executive Wan Wanzhou from Canada to the United States.

Friday, a spokesman for the Canadian Justice Department said the US had not submitted the necessary documents in Meng's case and stated that the US had until January 30 to do so. If the US misses the deadline, lawyers with expertise in extradition cases say the door can be opened for Meng's final release.

Canadian police arrested Meng at Vancouver airport on December 1 at the request of American authorities, who sought extradition on charges of fraud. They said he lied to American banks as part of a scheme to get Huawei's business around US sanctions against Iran.

His arrest angered Beijing and the case was at the center of an increasingly diplomatic dispute between Canada and China. The Chinese government said Meng did not make a mistake and demanded his release, warning Canada of the severe consequences if it did not release him.

Under Canadian extradition law, the US is given 60 days from the date of Meng's arrest to file a formal extradition request.

"Official requests for extradition (including supporting documents) have not been submitted by the United States," Ian McLeod, a spokesman for the Canadian Justice Department, said in an e-mail on Thursday.

"They have until 30 January 2019 to submit this request. Canada then has 30 more days to determine whether to issue authority to continue."

The US Department of Justice refused to say much about Meng's case except that it was not affected by the partial closure of the federal government there. Thousands of federal workers have been repatriated without payment because of a budget standoff between Congress and President Donald Trump.

"We have no other comments to say that the current operating situation has no impact on the preparation of our submission," the department's public affairs office said.

Gary Botting, a Vancouver lawyer with significant experience in extradition cases, said recently appointed Federal Justice Minister David Lametti would have an obligation to release Meng if the US missed the deadline.

"If it hasn't arrived in 60 days, every journalist in the city must jump up and down to confirm that Meng was dismissed in accordance with the action," Botting said in an interview. "That's what the action says … Ministers must release them according to the rules."

Meng's case, Botting added, was still in the "political stage" and would not go to court – and to the "legal stage" – until Lametti made the decision to introduce the authority to continue.

Meng, Huawei's chief financial officer, came out with a guarantee of $ 10 million and stayed at his home in Vancouver. He was ordered to appear in the Vancouver courtroom on February 6 to set a date for further proceedings.

Jan 19 2019 / 4:56 in the afternoon | Story:

Their women and allies participated in a parade in Canada on Saturday, from big cities to small villages, demanding increased rights of women and other vulnerable groups.

The presence of an annual march in the small fishing village Sandy Cove, USA, exploded this year to 50 people, two years after the first march lured the internet with only 15 small-scale demonstrations.

Farther west, a group of about 150 bold cold temperatures dropped below -22 C to hold a rally in the downtown park in Montreal.

Jumping and trampling their feet to keep warm, the attendees waved various hand-made signs demanding justice for lost and killed indigenous women, an end to harassment and sexual harassment, and basic gender equality.

Caroline Alince, 19, said that she felt cold was a "metaphor" for the strength of those who fight for equality.

"No matter what the conditions are, there is no reason not to fight for women's rights and stand in solidarity, no matter what today," he said.

In Toronto, the crowd outside the city hall also dared to face very cold weather to hear from the speaker before they marched.

"When we march today, let's think about trans-colored women who aren't here today because of systemic violence," said advocate Yasmeen Persad, a transgender woman from the Caribbean.

Speakers in Toronto also called on the Ontario government to pay attention to the modern gender-based curriculum and this week's announcement of changes to school fees and post-secondary grants.

"This provincial government is not open to business," Farrah Khan said, mocking one of Doug Ford's main government slogans.

Khan, who advocates for sexual violence support and education, said the Progressive Conservative government "does not support women."

Parades were organized throughout the world on Saturday in solidarity with those marching in Washington, D.C. This movement began in the US after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in 2017.

The movement also works to protect reproductive rights and recognize the problems faced by the LGBTQ community, indigenous peoples, immigrants, workers and people with disabilities.

In Vancouver, the crowd showed support for the First Nation hereditary head "Wet" by chanting "No agreement, no pipeline" because natural gas pipelines are planned for traditional communities.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh also participated in the Vancouver parade, which he called "a very strong movement.

"It's been too long that we have seen oppression and injustice and inequality, so being a brother who stands in solidarity with my sisters is an honor," said Singh, who hopes to win the federal election in driving a nearby Burnaby South. .

Jan 19 2019 / 3:34 noon | Story:

The national government agency for bobsleigh and the framework has confirmed that former Olimpia Kaillie Humphries has filed complaints of abuse with the organization.

A Skeleton Bobsleigh Canada spokesman told The Canadian Press that it had forwarded complaints to "independent investigators."

Humphries withdrew from the competition in October before the World Cup season began.

In a CBC interview released on Saturday, he said that the break was due to an ongoing investigation into abuse.

Original Calgary has competed in three Olympics, won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Olympics at two female bobsleigh.

He also took bronze at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics at the same event.

"Skeleton Bobsleigh Canada complies with the harassment and discrimination policies that have been in effect since 2006 … Under the policy, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton has forwarded complaints to independent investigators," spokesman Chris Dornan told The Canadian Press in an email.

"We take this accusation very seriously. Safe training and a competitive environment for everyone involved in our sport is Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton's number one priority. This is a very confidential case. To respect all parties involved, and the process, we will not comment further on this issue until the investigation is complete. "

In September 2014, the world governing body bobsleigh announced that it would allow a mixed gender crew to compete in a four-person event. In November of that year, Humphries drove a mixed gender team to the bronze medal at the four Canadian bobsleigh championship.

He and Elana Meyers from the United States became the first women to compete in men's international competitions later that month.

19 Jan 2019 / 7:00 a.m. | Story:

A judge on Friday rejected the request of an Alberta couple who were charged in their son's meningitis death to cover their legal fees and a repeat hearing was postponed.

David and Collet Stephan want $ 4 million to pay for past and future legal bills.

"You don't have any resources. That's what you say to me and you don't get it here," Judge John Rooke told David Stephan, who acted on behalf of himself and his wife in the Calgary courtroom.

"This application was rejected and … I didn't make a discovery about benefits," Rooke said.

In 2016, the Stephans were found guilty of failing to provide for their children's needs, 19-month-old Ezekiel.

The sentence was canceled by the Canadian Supreme Court and a new court is scheduled for June.

Requests for this pair to cash require that they be given $ 1 million to cover their past legal fees and another $ 3 million placed in trust for future defense costs.

The Stephans said that they had liquidated their assets, owed their previous lawyers and did not have enough money to get the help needed to receive a fair trial.

Rooke said Stephans would be better off taking their request for legal fees to a civil court.

"You're in the wrong procedure and the wrong place. It's a civil court. Another judge … another day," Rooke said. "Obviously for me if you want to pursue those things, you can sue the attorney general, you can sue the hospital, you can sue for an ambulance and you can sue everyone except the judge."

Stephan accused of collusion between the Crown and the police during the first trial and also accused some witnesses of perjury.

He said outside the court he and his wife wanted to delay as well as cash for lawyers to guarantee a fair trial.

"We hope that the process will be postponed until we get legal representation. This is rather bitter. It would have been nice if the case was damaged as it should," Stephan said.

Rooke noted that Stephans did not apply for legal assistance.

"You don't need to justify why you didn't apply. Some people might say you're stupid for not doing it, but that's your business. You have the right to represent yourself," the judge said.

The original court in Lethbridge, Alta., Heard evidence that the couple treated the boy with natural medicines and smoothies made from garlic, onion and turnip, instead of taking him to the doctor. He was sick for several days and at one point became so stiff that he could not sit in his car seat.

As soon as the boy stopped breathing, Stephans called 911 but he died in hospital in Calgary in 2012.

Jan 18 2019 / 8:59 a night | Story:

Ottawa's decision to sign a UN agreement on migration does not limit Canadian sovereignty or the ability to choose its own immigrants, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday at an animated city hall meeting in Quebec.

The prime minister cheered and was occasionally criticized when he answered questions on various topics, ranging from the environment to immigration to NAFTA, during a two-hour meeting at Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.

The most heated exchange occurred with immigration, after a woman asked Trudeau why her government signed the UN Global Compact on Safe Migration without consulting with Canadians.

Trudeau replied that the whole world was thrown into the migration crisis, and that the signing of the agreement would allow Canada to share its approach and cooperate with other countries on immigration.

"This is an agreement that does not limit Canada at all in its sovereignty to determine how and who we will accept as immigrants," Trudeau said.

"There is a lot of false information that is spreading about this problem."

The prime minister must raise his voice to be heard on ridicule and shout allegations when he blames pact criticism on "split politics." He also pointed to Canada's generosity towards 25,000 Syrian refugees who arrived in recent years as evidence of the country's acceptance of newcomers.

"I believe we are justified in continuing to show our leadership on immigration throughout the world," Trudeau said, to ridicule and applause.

Initial questions focused on the environment, with one person asking Trudeau how he could claim to be pro-environment after his government chose to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Trudeau replied that economic development and environmental protection must go hand in hand.

But he said Canadians would still depend on fossil fuels for the future, and in the meantime the case for the country needed pipes to get oil to the market.

Trudeau was also questioned about indigenous peoples' opposition to pipelines in British Columbia, which culminated in the arrest of 14 people in a pipe block in northwestern BC.

He acknowledged that the way to handle it was "a mistake," and said the reconciliation process was still not smooth.

"We did our best but we still made mistakes, and that was not an ideal or positive situation in Wet & # 39; s," he said.

The evening program was the latest in a series of public meetings held in question and answer held throughout the country.

Trudeau has faced difficult questions about problems ranging from pipelines to relationships with indigenous people during previous town hall meetings in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Jan 18 2019 / 4:34 pm | Story:

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has appointed former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion as special advisor.

McCallion served as mayor of the western city of Toronto from 1978 to 2014.

In its release, the provincial government said McCallion would notify Ford and City Secretary Steve Clark about various city problems and would receive up to $ 150,000 per year.

His appointment took place a few days after the province announced a review of 82 municipalities, increasing the possibility of merging.

McCallion supported Ford to become prime minister in the 2018 election which made the Progressive Conservatives come to power.

The former mayor, known as "Hurricane Hazel," was less than a month away from his 98th birthday.

The former Liberal government commemorates February 14, Hazel McCallion Day in honor of his birthday.

18 Jan 2019 / 4:30 in the afternoon | Story:

Israeli police arrested 11 suspects in Tel Aviv after authorities in Halifax found nearly five kilograms of cocaine in a container heading to the Middle East.

Canada's Border Service Agency said its officers found 4.76 kilograms of cocaine in 33 small bags hidden among 1,200 bags of vegetable charcoal in Halifax Harbor on November 16, 2018.

It said in a release Friday that the drug was handed over to the RCMP, and Israeli National Police arrested 11 suspects in Tel Aviv.

The CBSA said the container was on its way to Israel, and officers found them during extensive searches aided by unspecified equipment.

Staff Sergeant Monica Jodrey of the Nova Scotia RCMP Federal unit and Serious Organized Crime said that authorities around the world "shared intelligence and coordinated law enforcement activities" to target these criminals.

Chris Lorenz, CBSA director general for the Atlantic region, said smugglers were using increasingly sophisticated methods, and their officers were trained to detect them.

"Our officers are the first line of defense in protecting Canadians from the devastating social impacts and criminal activities associated with smuggling drugs," Lorenz said.

18 Jan 2019/4:27 a.m. | Story:

A Halifax man who won more than US $ 671,000 at an international poker tournament in the Bahamas did not plan to retain a cent of his unexpected victory.

Scott Wellenbach, a 67-year-old Buddhist translator, said that he was quite comfortable in his own life so he could donate everything to charity.

"First of all I can. I have a good job, it takes care of my life needs," he said. "It gave me a comfortable pillow that allowed me to donate my poker winnings. It's actually quite easy, I really don't need money."

Wellenbach, who considered himself an amateur player despite playing for decades, finished third in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, which attracted top-level professionals and broadcast television around the world on Wednesday.

In a telephone interview on Friday, he was asked if he was surprised by the results.

"Well, I mean 850 people and I ended up in third place – I mean wow," he said.

Wellenbach said most players at the table have a team that supports them via live television. With a half-hour delay in bait, they can report back at hand and how everyone plays, he said.

He finally received assistance in strategizing from top player Igor Kurganov, which made a big difference, he said.

"Before that, all I had was my friends in Nova Scotia, who would send me emails constantly about what other people were playing with me and how they looked at me. I felt it was the approach of the whole team and I felt like I was playing for Nova Scotia province really. "

Wellenbach believes his age also gives him an advantage, because younger players consider older players to be conservative. He said he learned to play more aggressively than younger poker friends in Halifax.

"I don't play stereotypically for my age. I think a lot of the success I have in tournaments is that other men or women will have difficulty finding out how I play, what I do."

Wellenbach said he didn't know how much he had won playing poker for years, but now estimates more than $ 1 million. He entered a major tournament through playing for packaged tours, such as those in the Bahamas, online.

In 2017, he won $ 92,000 at an event in Barcelona – money going to a monastery of Buddhist monasteries in Nepal.

He said he had supported various organizations in the past ranging from Oxfam to Doctors Without Borders and Amnesty International, but said the majority of his philanthropy was aimed at "Buddhist efforts."

Wellenbach said that the focus in particular is now a charity that supports the education and welfare of young women and girls.

Jan 18 2019 / 1:22 noon | Story:

A 94-year-old man found lying about his membership in the Nazi death squads of the Second World War has launched another request from the government's decision to give up his Canadian citizenship.

In his latest development in a case that has been going on for decades, Helmut Oberlander argues, among other things, that a Federal Court judge who confirmed the government's actions last fall should resign from the case.

Oberlander, from Waterloo, Ontario., Also told the Federal Appeals Court that the minister of citizenship and justice should not take part in government decision making. Both of them have been involved in the process of fighting it and can appear biased, he said. However, he said he could not find out if they were involved.

Retired entrepreneurs, who have the potential to face deportation when Jewish groups demand that the revocation of citizenship remain permanent, want the case to be returned to the Federal Court for examination by other judges.

The Office of Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen did not respond to requests for comment. Canada's Border Services Agency, which will be assigned to carry out law enforcement actions, has no immediate comment.

In September, Federal Court Judge Michael Phelan sided with the government, which had revoked Oberlander citizenship in June 2017 for the fourth time since the mid-1990s. The government said he was involved in war crimes by becoming a member of Einsatzkommando 10a, known as Ek-10a. The famous forces were responsible for the murder of nearly 100,000 people, mostly Jews.

Ukraine-born Oberlander, who came to Canada in 1954 and became a citizen in 1960, has long argued that he entered military service into the unit as a 17-year-old child and execution was risky if he tried to leave. He insisted he acted as a translator and did not take part in his savagery.

While Phelan said there was no evidence that Oberlander was involved in atrocities, he felt it was reasonable to give up his Canadian citizenship because he misrepresented his war activities when he immigrated.

In reaching his conclusions, Phelan said the 2000 ruling of Federal Court Judge Andrew MacKay found Oberlander had learned of the unit's brutality and was involved in war crimes by acting as a translator.

However, Oberlander lawyers Ronald Poulton and Barbara Jackman argued in their appeals notice that Phelan misinterpreted MacKay's decision and in fact relied on his own previous decision from 2008 – which was canceled on appeal.

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