Man says he was 'nearly beat to death' during violent homophobic assault at Toronto Island A 24-year-old man has been left with significant injuries after a violent homophobic assault at the Toronto Island this weekend. Rescue crew pulls couple from Bow River after rafting mishap Calgary Fire Water Rescue team members rescued two people from the Bow River Tuesday. Vancouver airport has hired someone to shoot and kill its unwanted rabbit population A rabbit rescue society said it offered to help the airport deal with the rabbits in a non-lethal way but was turned down. Former Laurentian professor Nadia Verelli to run for the Sudbury NDP in next federal election Former Laurentian University professor Nadia Verelli will be acclaimed Tuesday evening as the federal NDP candidate to run in the riding of Sudbury. The news comes as the only other candidate, Beth Mairs, had to back out.