Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Canadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin (boo-TEHN') has taken down her social media accounts after they were inundated with thousands of nasty messages over her being awarded an Olympic bronze medal.

The skater from Sherbrooke, Quebec finished fourth in the 500-metre race, but was promoted to third when a South Korean competitor was disqualified for interfering with her during the race.

The Canadian Olympic Committee says some death threats are being investigated, adding that the health, safety and security of all team members is a top priority. (2)



Authorities admit they're puzzled over how he got there, but a Toronto firefighter who was the subject of an extensive six-day search at an upstate New York ski centre has been found safe in California.

The president of the Toronto Professional Firefighters' Association says Danny Filippidis (fil-ih-PEE-deez) disappeared last Wednesday during a ski trip with co-workers at Whiteface Mountain.

The 49-year-old phoned his wife Tuesday afternoon, and she told him to call 9-1-1.

The firefighter was alone when found near Sacramento and still wearing the clothes he'd been skiing in last week.

He was taken to hospital because he appeared to be confused and unable to give direct answers.(2)



Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur will appear in a Toronto court via video this morning.

The 66-year-old landscaper is facing five first-degree murder charges related to the disappearances of men who are all believed to have had ties to the LGBTQ community.

Investigators have said they expect to lay more charges against McArthur in the coming days.

Yesterday, police said they have concluded their excavation of the Toronto property where McArthur worked and rented storage space -- and where police recovered the dismembered remains of six individuals from large planters. …

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