Canada in brief: June 29, 2011


Ottawa to sell AECL to SNC Lavalin

The Harper Government is expected to announce the sale of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited to Montreal-based engineering group SNC-Lavalin. The Candu reactor sales and service division will be split from the Chalk River laboratory and its research reactor that produces isotopes for medical imaging and diagnostic procedures, which the federal government will continue to own but will be managed by outside contract.

—Compiled by Marcie Foster

Brandon Police subdue 14-year-old with taser

Officers were called to a laneway in Brandon, Manitoba after calls about a teenager damaging property. Upon arrival, the 14-year-old was found brandishing a piece of glass shaped like a knife and refused to drop the weapon when ordered to do so. The teen was taken to hospital to have the taser probes removed as per policy. The 14-year-old is facing charges of mischief to property and possession of a dangerous weapon.

—Compiled by Marcie Foster

Woman accused of using child as weapon on TTC streetcar

According to Toronto police, a woman boarded a streetcar on Dundas Street East and Parliament on Friday, June 25 at 5:00 p.m. The woman then became involved in an altercation with another person on the streetcar, and began using the child she was holding as a weapon to beat the other passenger. Passengers were able to intervene, and the woman left the streetcar before police were able to arrive.

—Compiled by Marcie Foster

Vancouver riot investigations still under way

Police are still attempting to track down suspects from the Vancouver riots on June 15. Officers say they have approximately 4,000 e-mails from the public and have tracked down 1,700 of those potential suspects from seperate incidents.

24 people have already turned themselves in, but more investigations are sure to follow.

120 people were arrested the night of the riots.

—Compiled by Amanda Steiner

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