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Police looking for 3 suspects after $1,500 baby stroller stolen in Burlington

TORONTO —; Police in Burlington are asking the public for help identifying three suspects wanted in connection with the theft of a $1,500 baby stroller from a business in the city last month.

Police said the suspects entered a business on Fairview Street and stole a black and tan Bugaboo double-wide stroller between 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Police in Burlington, Ont. released this image of three suspects wanted in connection with the theft of a $1,500 stroller.

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Police in Burlington, Ont. released this image of three suspects wanted in connection with the theft of a $1,500 stroller.

Halton Regional Police/Handout

The suspects are described by police as follows:

Suspect 1 – white man with a medium build, goatee, dark short hair, aged 25 to 30 years old wearing a black baseball hat, grey hooded sweatshirt with grey track pants, a puffy black jacket vest and black high-top running shoes.Suspect 2 – white man with a slim build, facial hair, short dark hair, aged 25 to 30 years old wearing a grey flat cap, dark blue jeans, a dark collared shirt, black jacket and dark running shoes with a white sole.Suspect 3 – white man with dark short hair, goatee, wearing an Under Armour baseball cap, a tan winter jacket with a hood, dark jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Halton Regional Police or Crime Stoppers.

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Man accused of running over girlfriend pleads guilty to manslaughter

Kristoffer Del Campo pleaded guilty in Calgary court Monday in the 2013 death of his girlfriend, who died after being run over two years ago. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison.

Lacey Manion, 33, was killed after she was pinned underneath a vehicle in August 2013. Police said she was in the vehicle and got out just seconds before Del Campo’s Camaro drove onto the sidewalk and hit her.

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According to the agreed statement of facts, Del Campo was upset and angry that Manion would not return to the vehicle and that is when he drove the Camaro forward over the sidewalk. The Camaro pushed Manion northbound across two eastbound lanes of 42 Avenue S.E.

Del Campo was facing a charge of manslaughter which was later changed to a second degree murder charge.

Defence lawyer Adriano Iovinelli explained that it was a change in evidence that had the Crown Prosecutor accept the original charge of manslaughter.

“When you’re looking at second degree and life in jail with a minimum of ten years before parole eligibility,” Iovinelli said Monday. “He wanted to take responsibility, but for what he did which was a manslaughter and that’s how it was resolved today.”

Manion’s family expressed disappointment in the length of the sentence. Her mother, Yvonne Denomey, spoke with reporters outside court.

“Lacey had the most beautiful smile and she was just this fun-loving, happy person,” she said through tears.

Denomey said she would not acknowledge an apology Del Campo made in court.

“For me he’s just doing that for himself; I’m not ready to accept that.”

Del Campo was ordered to be deported back to the Philippines once his sentence is served.

Want to be appointed to the Senate? 5 things you need to know

Here are five things you need to know about the new process announced Thursday by the Trudeau government for appointing senators to the upper house. The process is aimed at restoring the Senate to its intended role as an independent chamber of sober second thought.

22 vacancies to be filled early in 2016

You don’t need to start compiling your resume just yet. The newly created, five-member advisory board – which is to recommend to the prime minister a short list of five names for each Senate vacancy – will be in a transition phase for the next few months. The first five of 22 existing vacancies are to be filled early in the new year after the board consults local community and indigenous organizations and elected leaders, among others, to find “high quality” candidates.

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After that, however, the board’s consultation process will be expanded. And that will include taking applications from individuals. The government anticipates filling the other 17 vacancies by the end of 2016. The process will also apply to all new vacancies that arise as senators retire.

Meet constitutional requirements

The Senate chamber is prepared for the resumption of the session on Parliament Hill September 12, 2014, in Ottawa.

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You must meet the constitutional requirements to sit in the Senate: be between 30 and 75 years of age; own property worth $4,000 in the province you wish to represent; and have an overall net worth of at least $4,000. In the case of Quebec, a nominee must own property or be resident in the specific electoral district he or she wants to represent.

The Constitution also requires that a senator “shall be resident” in the province he or she is appointed to represent. But don’t think you’ll be able to declare an occasional cottage as your primary place of residence, a la Mike Duffy. In the wake of the Senate expenses scandal, the Trudeau government is now defining residency much more precisely.

READ MORE: Liberals move to ‘end partisanship’ in the Senate

You’ll have to provide documentation to prove that your “place of permanent residence” is in the province you wish to represent. And the government is further defining permanent residence to mean the place where a person is “ordinarily present”and has made home for at least two years prior to applying for a Senate seat.

An exception to the two-year rule may be made where a person has been temporarily absent from his or her home province for school or employment reasons but can prove the intention to return home.

Diversity is key

Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould holds a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, November 16, 2015.

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It will help if you’re a woman, an indigenous person or a member of a linguistic, ethnic or other minority group. The advisory board is instructed to consider gender balance and the Senate’s role in representing minorities as it searches for worthy nominees.

It will also help if you’re bilingual. Fluency in both official languages is not required but “will be considered an asset.”

Are you non-partisan?

Sen. Mike Duffy, a former member of the Conservative caucus, arrives at the courthouse in Ottawa on Nov. 19, 2015.

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You’ll need to demonstrate an ability to contribute to the Senate’s work in an independent and non-partisan manner, although past political activity will not disqualify you.

You’ll also have to demonstrate a “solid knowledge” of the Constitution and legislative process, including the role of the Senate.

And you’ll have to demonstrate “outstanding personal qualities,” including adhering to the principles and standards of public life, ethics and integrity.

Public servants and outstanding community members

On top of all that, you will have to demonstrate at least one of the following three criteria: a high level of experience in the legislative process and public service at the federal or provincial level; a lengthy and recognized record of service to your community; and/or recognized leadership and an outstanding record of achievement in your profession or chosen field of expertise.

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What about Beirut? As world grieves for Paris, Mideast victims of ISIS feel ignored

BAGHDAD – Within hours of the last week’s Paris attacks, as outrage and sympathy flooded his social media feeds and filled the airwaves, Baghdad resident Ali al-Makhzomy updated his Facebook cover photo to read “solidarity” —; and his friends were shocked.

“Everyone was like why are you posting about Paris and not about the attacks in Baghdad every day,” the recent law school graduate said. “A lot of my friends said, ‘ok, so you care more about them than you care about us?”‘

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He had unintentionally tapped into frustration in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria with what many see as a double-standard: The world unites in outrage and sympathy when the Islamic State group kills Westerners, but pays little attention to the near-daily atrocities it carries out in the Middle East.

READ MORE: ‘We are all in the same boat’ says French-born Muslim after two sisters gunned down by ISIS attack

The day before the Paris attacks, twin suicide bombers struck a southern Beirut suburb, killing at least 43 people, and on Friday a suicide bomber struck a funeral in Iraq, killing at least 21. Both attacks were claimed by the IS group and reported by major media outlets, but generated little interest outside the region, where the turmoil of recent years has made such events seem like a sadly regular occurrence.

Baghdad has seen near-daily attacks in recent years, mainly targeting the security forces and the country’s Shiite majority. Bombings killed an average of more than 90 civilians a month last year, according to Iraq Body Count, a U.K.-based group that documents civilian deaths in Iraq.

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The civil war in neighbouring Syria has killed 250,000 people since 2011. There, government warplanes regularly carry out raids using so-called barrel bombs that demolish entire apartment blocks and insurgent groups shell government-held neighbourhoods.

Lebanon, however, had been relatively calm for the past year, leading many to feel that last week’s tragedy was unfairly neglected. Many were angered by Facebook’s deployment of a new feature in the wake of the Paris attacks that allowed users to check in and say they were safe. The feature was not available for the Beirut attacks.

“‘We’ don’t get a safe button on Facebook,” Lebanese blogger Joey Ayoub wrote. “‘We’ don’t get late night statements from the most powerful men and women alive and millions of online users.”

Facebook released a statement saying it had previously only used the Safety Check feature after natural disasters and said it would be used for “other serious and tragic incidents in the future.”

Photo essay: Celebrating life and brotherhood following Paris attacks

But it added that “during an ongoing crisis, like war or epidemic, Safety Check in its current form is not that useful for people: because there isn’t a clear start or end point and, unfortunately, it’s impossible to know when someone is truly ‘safe.”‘

Al-Makhzomy said the feature wouldn’t be quite as useful in Iraq.

“In Baghdad it’s not just like one attack,” he said. “You would need to have a date on the safety check, like I’m safe from this one or that one… There are too many for just ‘I’m Safe.”‘

Lebanese write Najib Mitri said he hoped that as the West mourns those killed in Paris it remembers that the IS group also targets Muslim civilians. “ISIS is the same for everyone,” he said, using another acronym for the group. “They aren’t just attacking the West.”

READ MORE: French President calls for 3-month extension of state of emergency

He said he was more frustrated by the response of many in the Middle East.

“I’m not angry at (the media) or Europeans at all. I’m irritated by Lebanese and Arabs who are more saddened by Paris than by the fact their own home cities are being destroyed.”

“The fault here,” he said, “isn’t that the West doesn’t care about us, it’s that we don’t care about ourselves in the first place.”

Al-Makhzomy, the young lawyer from Baghdad, blames Iraq’s violence on his own government.

“They are the ones who really don’t care about the Iraqi people and allow this security situation to continue,” he said. “And when I read the news, personally, I don’t see any difference if it’s French or Lebanese or Iraqi, it’s just about being a human being. They are attacking humanity, that’s it.”

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How Toronto is showing solidarity with Paris

The world is still reeling from Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, and people around the world are finding myriad ways to express their grief and anger.

In Toronto, we’ve found both small and very large ways to show solidarity with those impacted by the tragedy in France, and elsewhere.

Vigils

Around 1,000 people gathered in Nathan Phillips Square Saturday for a solemn vigil to mourn the dead and wounded in Paris.

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“We feel this tragedy very intensely and it affects us very deeply,” Mayor John Tory said. “You are family, and we feel your pain across the oceans.”

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French Consul General Marc Trouyet thanked Toronto for “standing with all the French people.”

“I’ve been seeing and witnessing the colour of the French flag in the Toronto area, in the CN Tower yesterday. This is dear to our heart to see that we are all standing united facing the barbaric events.”

After the official ceremony, members of the crowd burst into a spontaneous rendition of La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem.

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto sings France’s national anthem during vigil for victims of Paris terror attacks

On Sunday, Mississauga held a vigil of its own to honour victims of many recent terror attacks, not just those in Paris. Sunday’s ceremony also commemorated last week’s bombings in Beirut and Baghdad, as well as April’s assault on Garissa University in Kenya that killed 147 people.

READ MORE: Paris attacks: What we know so far about the victims

“We are here today to show solidarity with the people of Paris, Baghdad, Beirut, and so many other countries around the globe where vile acts of terror have been committed,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “Today, we unequivocally condemn this terrorism and say collectively that we will respond.”

Makeshift memorial

Mourners and well-wishers are laying flowers and candles at Yonge and Bloor streets, outside the building housing Toronto’s French consulate.

Sporting silence

On Saturday, the Toronto Maple Leafs commemorated the attacks as well with a pre-game moment of silence as the ice was lit in French colours. Singer Mason Greer also sang O Canada entirely in French.

The Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and fans marked a moment of silence in support of France and Paris on Saturday.

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The Leafs’ Sunday game in New York also featured a moment of silence, unfortunately disrupted when one fan yelled “Let’s go, Rangers!” Mercifully, multiple fans responded with “Shhh” or just “Shut up!”

Tricolore landmarks

After the attacks, landmarks around the world were lit up in the colours of the French flag. The Sydney Opera House, Brandenburg Gate and The London Eye were just a few bathed in blue, white and red.

WATCH ABOVE: The CN Tower was lit up in red, white and blue to honour the victims of the tragic attacks in Paris.

Toronto was no exception as both the CN Tower and TORONTO sign at Nathan Phillips Square adopted the French colours.

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Injured Manitoba Moose forwards Raffl, Fraser almost game ready

WINNIPEG —; Two injured members of the Manitoba Moose are nearing their return but it won’t happen during this weekend’s series against the Bakersfield Condors.

Thomas Raffl is once again taking full contact in practice. He was seen last week skating with the team but was wearing a red, non-contact jersey. The forward has missed essentially the entire year after dislocating his collar bone and breaking a rib in Manitoba’s season opener against the Marlies in Toronto. Raffl is still listed as week-to-week.

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“It’s a little disappointing,” Raffl said. “I worked out hard all summer and prepared for the season. I just wanted to play but that’s life. You’re always going to be thrown back but you have to stand up and come back.”

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Matt Fraser meanwhile participated in his first practice on Monday since suffering his second concussion in as many years.

“Not being part of the team, working out on own and skating on your own, you can only do so much of it before it’s too much,” said the Moose forward. “Getting out there with the guys and being part of a practice is something I crave. It’s good to be back out there but it has to be baby steps to make sure I’m prepared when the puck drops.”

Fraser was injured by a brutal hit from behind in a match against the Milwaukee Admirals on October 29. Admirals forward Vladislav Kamenev was suspended two games for the blow.

“I don’t think you ever really expect to get hit from behind,” Fraser said. “It’s partially my fault for not being prepared. You have to make sure you’re on at all times but at the same time, that player has to recognize when he can see numbers that you can’t do that.”

The Moose will try for their first win streak of the season Friday when they host the Condors in the first of a two-game in three days set.

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Large-scale emergency exercise gets underway for people living near Point Lepreau nuclear plant

FREDERICTON – It’s a situation many in the province don’t want to think about, but over the next two days New Brunswick Power, in consultation with the province, will conduct a large-scale emergency response exercise to prepare for a nuclear emergency at Point Lepreau Nuclear Generation Station.

As part of the licence to operate the generating station, they must conduct an emergency response exercise every three years. This year, the exercise involves residents in the area, businesses and schools.

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“We’re going to see a lot of movement of people in the St. George, Saint John area, schools, health care,” said public safety minister Stephen Horsman.

Everyone within a 20 kilometer radius would be evacuated in a real emergency.

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Minister Horsman gave details on what people can expect, adding they will be working with the RCMP and Ambulance NB.

As real as possible

Greg MacCallum, Director of New Brunswick’s Emergency Measures Organization, said that residents in the area have been notified of the exercise and about 200 of them have volunteered to take part.

They will be evacuated from their homes, along with any pets and brought to a reception centre.

Students and staff at Fundy Shores School in Dipper Harbour will also be evacuated, he said, adding they will be bused to a nearby school.

“That representative group will enable us to test all those control measures all the way through to including a reception centre, established, set-up to receive them, to register them, to provide for their needs,” MacCallum said.

He added the goal of the excercise is to make it as real as possible.

EMO staff have been preparing for more than 18 months for the exercise, including setting-up a mock decontamination area at the generator in September.

Gaetan Thomas, CEO at NB Power, told reporters that the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan in 2011 was a major teaching point for the industry.

“We have done a lot of changes since [then],” he said.

“Tomorrow and Wednesday will be the first time we will experiment some of those procedures. We have the equipment in place; we have the mitigating equipment in place.”

Point Lepreau underwent a multi-billion dollar project to upgrade it between 2008 and 2012. Part of those upgrades included adding back-up generation and its own water supply to keep the reactor cool in an emergency.

Though, on Monday, Minister Horsman stressed that it was unlikely to ever happen.

NB Power will also be testing plans related to grid reliability on the 18 and 19 of November.

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‘I pretended to be dead for over an hour’: Paris attack survivor’s terrifying account

A young woman’s chilling account of survival on the night of the deadly Paris attacks has swept across the Internet.

Isobel Bowdery was at the Bataclan concert hall Friday night, one of the targets of the coordinated attacks that left 129 dead in the French capital.

READ MORE: Paris attacks: What happened inside Bataclan concert hall?

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“You never think it will happen to you,” her post begins. “It was just a Friday night at a rock show. The atmosphere was so happy and everyone was dancing and smiling.”

Bowdery, 22, said at first when three men strapped with explosives entered the hall and started shooting, she and others “naively believed it was all part of the show.”

Soon, she said, it was all too apparent that a “massacre” was underway.

“Dozens of people were shot right in front of me. Pools of blood filled the floor. Cries of grown men who held their girlfriend’s dead bodies pierced the small music venue. Futures demolished, families heartbroken. In an instant.

“Shocked and alone, I pretended to be dead for over an hour, lying among people who could see their loved ones motionless. Holding my breath, trying to not move, not cry —; not giving those men the fear they longed to see. I was incredibly lucky to survive. But so many didn’t.”

She wrote that as she “lay down in the blood of strangers and waiting for my bullet” she envisioned the faces of loved ones, and reflected on good memories of her life.

“The images of those men circling us like vultures will haunt me for the rest of my life.”

READ MORE: Paris attacks: What we know so far about the victims

Eighty-nine people died in the concert hall attack, and many more wounded. Police were eventually able to take control of the hall, and the three attackers were killed by police gunfire and the gunmen’s self-detonated explosives. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Bataclan and other attacks.

VIDEO: Footage captures moment gunshots heard at Bataclan, band flees stage

Bowdery writes that as a survivor she feels compelled to share the stories of the “heroes” who helped her: the man who reassured her and shielded her, the police who rescued her and others in the concert hall, to the “complete strangers” who picked her up and consoled her after the attack, the woman who opened her doors to offer shelter to strangers and even bought Bowdery new clothes to wear so she could change out of her bloodied shirt.

And she pays tribute to those who lost their lives.

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“Last night, the lives of many were forever changed and it is up to us to be better people. To live lives that the innocent victims of this tragedy dreamt [sic] about but sadly will now never be able to fulfill. RIP angels. You will never be forgotten.”

Along with her story Bowdery posted a picture of her now blood-stained white shirt in a Facebook post which has been widely shared.

Bowdery, a graduate of the University of Cape Town, was at the concert with her boyfriend who was struck with shrapnel and injured; the two were separated in the chaos. In his Facebook post on the attack, Amaury Baudoin urges the world to “come together”.

“It isn’t France which is being targeted, it’s Freedom, your Freedom so I urged you to come together. The war they’re waging is the war of fear. Show them that we’re not afraid and that we won’t fall into the grips of hatred.”

Global News reached out to Bowdery for comment, but did not receive a response by time of publication.

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WATCH: Astronauts observe moment of silence for victims of Paris attack

NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) paid their respects to the victims of the Paris attacks on Monday.

Mission Control in Houston announced the moment of silence to honour the 129 people who were killed in terrorist attacks around the city Friday night.

In a co-ordinated attack, eight men shot and killed people indiscriminately as Parisians were out enjoying a leisurely night in the City of Lights.  Seven of the men blew themselves up.

“We were obviously shocked and saddened by what occurred there in Paris, and we stand with the people around the world in the fight…against terrorism,” said commander Scott Kelly who is taking part in a one-year mission aboard the ISS.

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“I really didn’t expect he was going to punch me.” Father and son assaulted while cycling – Halifax

HALIFAX – Jesse Williams is sporting a black eye today after he and his 64-year-old father Peter Williams were assaulted while cycling on Old Sambro Road Sunday morning.

“It took me completely off guard that somebody would feel that an incident in traffic would merit jumping out of their car and punching me in the face,” Jesse told Global News on Monday.

Halifax Regional Police say the cyclists were heading down the road when a vehicle passed them near West Pennant Road. Peter says the vehicle passed too close to his son Jesse, that’s when Jesse gave the driver a hand gesture and things started to get out of control.

“The driver proceeded to slam his brakes on in front of us almost causing my son to crash into him. Where upon the driver jumped out and proceeded to assault us,” Peter said.

The driver first punched Jesse in the face and then punched Peter. He then took off before returning to the scene to wait for police.

Jesse Williams is pictured here with an injury to his right eye and cheek moments after being punched in the face on Sunday.

Courtesy of Jesse Williams

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The 50-year-old male driver has been charged with two counts of assault in relation to the incident, and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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“I was really scared. He knocked me to the ground,” said Peter.

“I really didn’t expect he was going to punch me…and he did,” Jesse said. “I feel a bit rattled.”

The pair suffered minor injuries in the assault, but the ordeal has left them both feeling shaken.

Peter is a cycling enthusiast, he and his son ride the Sambro loop often, but says they won’t anymore.

“Honestly I am afraid to ride Sambro Road right now. I don’t know if I will go back to riding there. I really don’t know what to do. So yes, as of today it’s changed the way I feel about cycling in HRM,” said Peter.

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