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Borutski intended to kill others

Basil Borutski had killed three women, but he wasn’t done yet.He pulled into a small sawmill in White Lake, On. on the morning of Sept. 22, 2015.He had a loaded shotgun next to him, along with a sandwich bag full of shells, in a car he had stolen from the first of his victims that day. Borutski had spent that morning on a bloody rampage through Ren

The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County shows their solidarity with the families of Basil Borutski's victims with this demonstration outside the Pembroke courthouse Tuesday. Inside the man convicted in the murders of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam was being sentenced for the horrific crimes which shocked the region.

Borutski a danger until he dies

The Crown summed up its sentencing submissions Tuesday for triple-murderer Basil Borutski with lead prosecutor Jeffery Richardson saying, “I’m not sure there’s much difference between (age) 97 and 128.”In the Crown’s submission, Borutski, serving consecutive automatic life sentences for first-degree murder convictions in the deaths of Anastasia Kuz

Cyclists take advantage of the new bike lane along Bloor Street West in Toronto on August 15, 2016. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Ontario announces $93M bike lane bonanza

The Ontario government says it is increasing its spending on bike lanes across the province.Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says the province is spending $93 million — up from a previously announced $45 million — this year to help 120 communities build bike lanes and biking infrastructure across Ontario.The spending comes under a

Police photo of Basil Borutski following his arrest on Sept. 22, 2015.

Jury finds Borutski guilty of murder

OTTAWA - An OPP detective spent a mere five minutes in an interrogation room with Basil Borutski before the killer admitted to the systematic murders of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam, calling the killings his own brand of “justice.”

UPDATED: Wynne steps in

There will be no end in sight for the longest college strike in Ontario's history as faculty across the province overwhelmingly rejected the province's latest offer.

Sketch by Greg Banning: The triple murder trial of Basil Borutski began in Ottawa Oct. 2. The trial was expected to continue into the New Year, but wrapped up much quicker than initially anticipated. The judge will instruct the jury Wednesday.

Victims' blood on Borutski's clothing

OTTAWA - Basil Borutski was wearing the blood of two of his victims when he was arrested following a Sept. 22, 2015 killing rampage through Renfrew County, according to Crown testimony as his triple-murder trial resumed Tuesday.Following an eight-day break in the trial, prosecutors Jeffery Richardson and Julie Scott called forensic scientist Camill

Police have released photos of two suspects.

Poppy money stolen

The money from two different Legion poppy donation boxes has been stolen from two Mac’s convenience stores in the City of Pembroke.Police say that on Nov. 11 a male suspect wearing an all-black hat, red shirt, black zippered hoodie and black jacket entered the Mac's Convenience Store in the 300 block of Pembroke Street East in Pembroke and stole t

Dozens of Algonquin College staff have been manning the picket lines for nearly three weeks since a job action began. Today, both sides are supposed to return to the bargaining table. Pictured in front (from left) are Sheila O'Brien, Dan Labelle, Paul McGuire, Rhonda Halliday, Angela Woollam, Angela Rintoul, Diana Komejan, Barb Clarke and Pauline Edmonds. Pictured in back (from left) are Colin Boucher, Donna Cushman, Wendy Moon, Erroll Downey, Alison Jones and Adam Johns.

College strike: Bargaining breaks down

Talks between Ontario colleges and striking faculty dissolved Monday with both sides accusing the other of prolonging a dispute that is in its fourth week.In the meantime, students at 24 colleges across the province including Algonquin College here in Pembroke, have no indication of when they might be back in class.Premier Kathleen Wynne and Deb Ma