CanadaNorthern Ontario cottage country bear attack victim ID’d by police
Ontario to hold inquest into murders of three women in Ottawa Valley in 2015
TORONTO — Ontario's coroner will hold an inquest into the deaths of three women who were murdered by a man on a rampage in the Ottawa Valley in 2015. Basil Borutski was convicted in 2017 of first-degree murder in the deaths of 36-year-old Anastasia Kuzyk and 48-year-old Nathalie Warmerdam, and of second-degree murder in slaying of 66-year-old Carol Culleton. He killed the women at their Hastings and Renfrew County homes within about an hour of each other on Sept. 22, 2015. He is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 70 years.
A 62-year-old American woman has been identified by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as the victim in an incident at Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake, a few hours southeast of Winnipeg in the Lake of the Woods watershed.
Catherine Sweatt-Mueller of Maple Plains, Minn., was killed Sunday evening after she had gone to check on her dogs and didn't return.
The bear was killed by police.
Because the incident took place on a secluded island with no other residences, OPP – who are working with Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in connection with the incident – said there was no further significant risk to public safety.
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Port Moody car thief breaks into vehicle with bear hands.
It’s lucky for some Port Moody residents that this thief didn’t bear arms. In a lighthearted news release, Port Moody police say they were called out to a house on Ioco Road early Friday morning, where an auto-thief was caught “bear-handed.” Police said the home owners had captured the would be thief in the car and the suspect was actively trying to escape. “As members arrived on scene to assist with containment it was apparent the suspect had gained entry with his bear hands,” police said in the release, along with posting a video on Twitter of the incident. We are frequently reminded that you never know what you are going to encounter over the course of your shift.