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Dutch man Aydin Coban convicted of sexually extorting B.C. teen Amanda Todd

WARNING: This article contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it. Dutch national Aydin Coban has been convicted of extortion, two counts of possession of child pornography, child luring and criminal harassment against Amanda Todd, the B.C. teenager whose story spread around the globe after she died by […]

Fisheries official denies coverup allegations over research into endangered B.C. steelhead

A senior official of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has denied allegations that the federal government covered up scientific findings on a unique kind of rainbow trout in B.C. in an attempt to justify continuing commercial fishing that endangers the species. The allegations come in part from B.C. Wildlife Federation executive director Jesse Zeman, who said […]

Senegal’s government accuses Canadian police of ‘savagely’ beating Ottawa embassy diplomat

The Republic of Senegal says one of its on-duty diplomats in Ottawa was beaten at her home by police earlier this week, while Quebec’s Gatineau Police Service says its members subdued and arrested a person who was violent toward officers. The Embassy of Senegal posted a French-language news release from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad about the […]

Judge instructs jury before its deliberations in online extortion case of B.C. teen Amanda Todd

WARNING: This article contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it. The B.C. Supreme Court justice in the trial of a Dutch man charged with harassing and extorting teenager Amanda Todd told the jury to “take special care” with the teen’s statements Friday, wrapping a weeks-long trial with […]

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