Editor of Your Ward News gets one year in jail for hate

first_imgTORONTO — The editor of a hate-filled Toronto-based publication has been jailed for one year.A judge sentenced James Sears after denying his bid to reopen the trial.Sears, 55, had tried to argue his lawyer had thrown the case.Ontario court Judge Richard Blouin said the lawyer had acted professionally.The editor of Your Ward News, who was found guilty in January of promoting hatred against women and Jews, was led away in handcuffs.The paper’s publisher, LeRoy St. Germaine, will be sentenced next week.The Canadian Presslast_img


first_imgAdvertisement Twitter After an illustrious 40-year career in broadcasting, Tony Tighe anchors his final Global News at Noonbroadcast on Thursday, August 2. Tony has become the city’s greatest advocate of righting consumer wrongs, earning many accolades for his investigations and feature reporting, including being honoured with the Radio Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) Lifetime Achievement Award.  “Tony Tighe’s stellar reporting and support for community organizations have changed our city for the better,” said Chris Bassett, News Director for Global Calgary. “No one can cut to the heart of a story like Tony and we have been honoured to work with him for so many years.”Join Global Calgary in celebrating Tony Tighe’s career on Thursday, August 2, starting with The Morning News with Gord Gillies and Sue Deyell on Global News Radio 770 CHQR. In addition to anchoring his final broadcast of Global News at Noon, Tony will join the Global News Hour at 6 team to look back on some of his career highlights.Global Calgary has served the community for more than 60 years and was recently awarded the Kaleidoscope Award for Diversity and Canada’s Best TV Newscast (Large Market) by RTDNA. For more information about Global Calgary, visit Globalnews.ca.* Source: Numeris PPM Data, SP’18 (Jan1-May27/18), A25-54 rtg%, ranker based on 3+ airings, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment CALGARY, Canada – Global Calgary is expanding its focus on consumer and business stories as it bids farewell to the city’s most accomplished consumer reporter. Tony Tighe is retiring after spending more than four decades at the forefront of journalism in Calgary.  At the same time, the network is pleased to announce the appointment of Bindu Suri as anchor of Global News at Noon, and Tomasia DaSilva takes on the expanded role of Consumer and Business Reporter for Calgary’s number one news destination.*Global Calgary’s Bindu Suri moves from her role as weekend co-anchor of Global News Morning to lead the continued success of Calgary’s top noon-hour newscast as anchor of Global News at Noon. Bindu has built a robust audience as weekend anchor and brings a strong profile in the community to the News at Noon.Assuming the consumer reporting beat is Global Calgary’s Business Reporter, Tomasia DaSilva. Tomasia’s role expands from her ongoing “Minding Your Business” segment on Global News Hour at 6 to a new brand that will focus on consumer, money, and business stories that impact Calgarians. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

DNA test gives BC man hope after 34 years behind bars

first_imgAPTN NewsAn Indigenous man who has spent 34 years behind bars for a crime he says he didn’t commit may get a new shot at freedom.Phillip Tallio, of Bella Coola First Nation in British Columbia, learned Monday DNA from the victim can be tested.It’s a major development and important part of the argument to free Tallio, said lawyer Rachel Barsky of Vancouver.“He was very glad about it,” Barsky said in a telephone interview. “He said it was a long time coming.”Tallio, 51, pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of toddler Delavina Mack in 1983, but claims his confession was fabricated. Barsky took the case as part of the Innocence Project at UBC law school.DNA has been a key factor in helping overturn wrongful convictions around the world. This tissue sample will be tested at the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague.“RCMP will personally fly and accompany the sample,” Barsky added.APTN Investigates looked into the Tallio case last fall when lawyers argued about DNA.Mack was just 22 months old when she was killed and the crime split the remote community featured in this story.The Crown opposed the DNA testing on the grounds age had degraded and potentially contaminated the sample. But three judges from the B.C. Court of Appeal were unanimously in favour.“It is in the interests of justice to allow the testing to occur,” they said in a written decision.Tallio claims the guilty plea to second-degree murder was entered without his consent. And says he didn’t understand what was happening.Testing has shown he has a low intellect.Barsky has been working seven years to exonerate Tallio.“It’s a mix of emotions for him,” she said. “This is just another step towards an appeal.”last_img read more