Saturday, March 17, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
|A Gold Coast bikini model, turned Houdini-style escape artist, has been sentenced for trafficking in ice, cocaine, MDMA, cannabis, oxycodone and ecstasy from her home.|
Renee Elizabeth Tarbuck, 34, appeared in court where prosecutors told the Supreme Court that Tarbuck ran her empire like a pro — hiring menacing debt collectors, accepting valuables instead of cash, and offering discounts and incentives.
|Her arrest came three months after she escaped police custody by squeezing herself through a police car window while handcuffed. She was so proud of her escape she texted her friend copies of selfies of her wrists with a set of police handcuffs still attached.|
She began working as an escort after spending three months as an exotic dancer in Japan. She used the $45,000 earned in Japan to fund cosmetic surgery and put a deposit on a house.
In 2008 Tarbuck was forced to stop working as an escort because her organs shut down, all her hair fell out and her skin erupted in blisters.
Tarbuck believed she was poisoned with anthrax hidden in her shower head. The court heard Tarbucks’ ice addiction had triggered paranoid psychosis.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
|The state-run Korean Central News Agency released the image of Kim inspecting a Pyongyang potato flour factory on Wednesday. The photo captured the attention of bored internet types.|
Friday, March 2, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
|A B.C. man accused of killing and eating a potbellied pig he adopted is apologizing and asking the public to stop sending him death threats. The man says he never intended to kill Molly the pig, which he adopted from the BC SPCA. |
Molly was one of 57 pigs nursed back to health after being seized last year from a Ladysmith, B.C. property. She was adopted in January and the SPCA said it was informed earlier this month that she had been eaten.
|The Vancouver Island resident, who goes by “Austin Manson Forget” on Facebook, even went on to post images and videos of himself seasoning the pet pig before cooking her.|
He said he knows that was insensitive and inappropriate. Austin's girlfriend's name is Lauren Combs.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Bradford McNish (L), Bryan Morton (C), and Anthony Braile
|One of three Calgary police officers facing criminal charges denied ever conducting covert surveillance of a woman who says she was a victim of harassment. Bryan Morton, currently suspended from the CPS, said he was never paid to do background searches. But Morton, who faces charges of criminal harassment, bribery, breach of trust by a public official and unlawfully using a police computer system, acknowledged working for former officer Steve Walton.|
|Morton said most of the $1,000-a-day work he did for Walton involved security detail for an oil company and its CEO. Morton admitted he received multiple cheques from the account of Walton and Walton’s wife, Heather. Payments in 2013 and 2014 totaled $81,520.|
Morton did admit going to Edmonton to do surveillance on the woman. Morton admitted doing police data bank checks on the Canadian Police Information Centre for Walton and Braile.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
|Apocephalus borealis is a species of North American parasitoid phorid fly that parasitizes bumblebees, honey bees, and paper wasps. These flies are colloquially known as zombie flies and the bees they infect are known as zombees. Recently the fly has changed host and has begun to attack the European honey bee.|
First spotted on Vancouver Island, a first for Canada, experts believe they have reached the mainland. A phorid fly lays eggs inside a honeybee, and the fly larvae will eat away at the bee’s insides.
Monday, February 19, 2018
|A group of bar patrons in Patos, Brazil were terrorized after a capuchin monkey ambled inside and proceeded to sample leftover rum on the tables.|
After the creature had guzzled its fill, it came into possession of a kitchen knife almost as long as its body. With the weapon in hand, it began chasing the men in the establishment, it left the women alone.
Video footage captured on the scene shows the monkey on a roof with the knife, indiscriminately stabbing at shingles.
| Firefighters were able to capture the monkey and release it back into the wild. Its antics soon attracted attention and alarm a second time, however, when residents living near the woods reported that it was behaving aggressively towards them.|
The internet is rife with rumor and innuendo, with some saying it's an ISIS monkey that loves Obama, and probably killed Scalia with the knife. Others suggest a band of masked monkeys would drive ISIS into submission. Another group is blaming rabid feminist lesbians. Still others suggest a bar party really doesn't get started until the monkeys start a knife fight.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
|Damning sexual misconduct allegations against former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown are unravelling. Brown resigned as party leader in late January after CTV News published claims that Brown tried to pressure two young women, one a high school student and the other an intern in his office, into unwanted sex. CTV acknowledged a pivotal accusation – that Brown plied an underage high school girl with booze – never happened. A second accuser has been similarly discredited.|
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Sunday, February 11, 2018
|David Stephan — convicted two years ago in connection with the death of his 19-month-old son, Ezekiel, in southeastern Alberta — is scheduled to speak at next month’s Calgary Wellness Expo, set for the Big Four building at Stampede Park March 9 to 11. The child died of bacterial meningitis after not receiving medical attention in time to save his life. Titled “Achieving Brain & Thyroid Health — Rising to your Potential,” Stephan’s seminar promises information on how to improve mental health and promote hormone balance through nutrient supplementation. Sobeys announced it was withdrawing its sponsorship of the Health and Wellness Expos of Canada. In an emailed statement, a spokeswoman said the company couldn’t support the organizers’ decision to host Stephan as a speaker.|
|A Lethbridge court is hearing sentencing arguments for the former southern Alberta couple convicted of failing to provide the necessaries of life for their son Ezekiel. David and Collet Stephan were found guilty in April in the death of their 19-month-old son who contracted a lung infection and later died in Alberta Children’s Hospital from meningitis.|
Earlier this week, the Stephans were interviewed by the producers of the controversial documentary Vaxxed and the Crown played an interview in court. In the video, the Stephans were unapologetic for their actions and blamed the media for turning public support against them.
| David and Collet Stephan effectively abused their son Ezekiel, endangering his life, and should serve up to 4½ years in prison, the Crown prosecutor said in a Lethbridge courtroom Thursday.|
|A divisive trial that drew strong opinions from both sides of the naturopathic medicine debate came to a tearful conclusion Tuesday as an eight-woman, four-man jury found an Alberta couple guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life for their toddler son.|
David and Collet Stephan, whose family started a nutritional supplements company, were convicted in the death of 19-month-old Ezekiel from meningitis in March 2012.
|The trial heard the couple thought the boy had croup or the flu, so they treated him for 2 1/2 weeks with remedies that included hot peppers, garlic, onions and horseradish, even though a family friend who was a nurse told them she thought Ezekiel had meningitis.|
The jury was also told Collet Stephan drove the little boy from their rural home to a naturopathic clinic in Lethbridge, Alta., to pick up an echinacea mixture, although he was too stiff to sit in his car seat and had to lie on a mattress on the way.
Truehope Nutritional Support founder Anthony Stephan
|David Stephan is vice-president of his father's company "Truehope Nutritional Support". The company says one of their products, EMPowerplus, helps treat bipolar disorder, depression and even autism. Stephan said he heard stories about vaccinations causing autism in children so he and his wife decided they wouldn’t vaccinate their own kids, adding that still held true for their three remaining boys.|
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