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Lingering winter weather and an online dating scam, Calgary's 'worst mass murder,' really high ticket prices and a dropped investigation.
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Michael Hiscock, April 16, 2014 7:50:47 AM

Old Man Winter seems to be back, but for how long? Environment Canada issued special weather statements for most of central Canada Tuesday morning, warning that an Arctic cold front will start sweeping through the region. But the agency also said that by week’s end, the snow should be gone for good.

A B.C. woman was conned out of $100K by a suitor. Pat Leary says she ‘wholeheartedly believed in the love’ that her online match said he had for her, so she had no problem handing over money when he asked for some. But before you get critical of her, police warn this can happen to anyone. Check it out below:

The suspect in the ‘worst mass murder in Calgary’s history’ is a police officer’s son. Matthew de Grood, 22, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder after he allegedly showed up at a house party with a knife and ‘targeted the victims one by one.’ Police are still trying to piece together what led to the attack.

Two school bus drivers are accused of drinking and driving. A man in Gatineau, Que., is facing charges after teachers noticed there was something wrong with him and alerted police. Meanwhile, in Ontario, officers stopped a bus after they found it swerving across lanes and into oncoming traffic Monday afternoon.

The RCMP dropped its investigation into Nigel Wright’s $90K cheque to Mike Duffy. “Upon completion of the investigation, we have concluded that the evidence gathered does not support criminal charges against Mr. Wright,” the Mounties wrote in a statement. Wright resigned from his position last year after it became known that he wrote the cheque to embattled senator Mike Duffy to repay his disallowed housing expenses.

Toronto Raptors have the highest playoff ticket price in the NBA. According to, the average price on the secondary market for first-round Raptors tickets is currently about $370.62 – a 242.5 per cent increase over the average home game ticket price this season. Fans normally pay about $108 per ticket to watch a game at the Air Canada Centre.

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