Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighteenth NewsWatch-

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(BC-Train-Derailment) (Audio: 138)

Three crew members have been killed after a Canadian Pacific freight train plunged more than 60 metres into Kicking Horse River from a bridge near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary.

The westbound freight train jumped the tracks at about 1 a-m Monday near Field, B-C.

The crew -- a locomotive engineer, a conductor and a conductor trainee -- was based out of Calgary.

The B-C Environment Ministry says it's not clear if frigid temperatures played a role.

The Transportation Safety Board has sent a team of investigators to the site. (18)


(California-Plane-Crash-House) (Audio: 145)

Investigators are examining wreckage and damaged homes in a Southern California neighbourhood where a small plane crashed after breaking up in flight.

The pilot and four people on the ground perished.

The twin-engine Cessna was seen coming apart yesterday afternoon in the skies over the Los Angeles suburb and falling in pieces to the ground.

The pilot has been identified as a 75-year-old retired Chicago police officer. (18)



The sentencing hearing for confessed serial sex-killer Bruce McArthur has heard disturbing details about how he preyed on his victims.

The 67-year-old ex-landscaper pleaded guilty to the eight counts of first-degree murder last week in Toronto.

Many of the victims' families and friends wept in court as the Crown provided previously unheard accounts of each of the killings.

Prosecutor Michael Cantlon says McArthur strangled his victims and posed the bodies for photos, which he kept on his computer.

Cantlon said -- quote -- ''For years, members of L-G-B-T-Q community believed they were being targeted by a killer -- they were right.'' (18)


(Cda-Venezuela) (Audio: P10)

The Venezuelan pro-democracy movement welcomes the decision by Canada and its allies to urge its country's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido (gwy-DOH'). …

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