Missing 81-year-old Brampton woman found dead in pond: police
An 81-year-old Brampton woman who went missing on Sunday evening has been found dead in a pond near where she disappeared, Peel police say.
Pasho Bassi was last seen at her residence in the area of Cottrelle Boulevard and McVean Drive around 8 p.m. She was reported missing to police on Monday morning.
Police then conducted an extensive search of the immediate area as Bassi, believed to have left home on foot, had limited mobility. An OPP helicopter was also called to join the search.
Around 5 p.m., police said the helicopter spotted a body in a pond near Hunstpoint and McVean drives, a few metres away from Bassi's residence.
Police later confirmed that the body belonged to Bassi.
"At this point, we do not believe or have any information to indicate that this circumstance is suspicious. However, we will work closely with the coroner's office and await their final report," Const. Sarah Patten said.
"We do want to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones and friends of Mrs. Bassi. And we are going to provide any necessary support that they need."
City council approved a $15.2 million investment to fund a joint dispatch centre in Chinatown, with some hoping the province would help pick up the tab.
Due to mounting pressures on staff, the emergency department at Vancouver's UBC Hospital will be scaling back its hours starting Tuesday.
An 87-year-old Metro Vancouver woman was so convinced that the man on the other end of the phone was an attorney, she gave him $10,000.
Calls to ensure timely emergency response after another Ashcroft resident dies waiting for ambulanceFor the second time in recent weeks, a resident in the village of Ashcroft has died while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The tragedy is leading to calls for more immediate action to ensure timely emergency response in the community and across the province.
As the Canadian National Exhibition prepares to return to Toronto this week, organizers say they worry ongoing labour action could deter people from attending the fair and hamper its revival following a two-year hiatus laden with financial setbacks.
One Saskatchewan couple is making waves in their Amphicar this summer, a vintage vehicle that is part car and part boat.
Those who want to help can purchase a backpack in-store or from their online shop. Some proceeds from other purchases will also go towards the backpack campaign.
Southern Manitoba municipalities are gearing up for fall elections, but in areas where the current mayor or reeve is not running, some communities could be short on candidates.
Toronto Pearson International Airport has shown signs of improvements in recent weeks, but a traveller and aviation expert says he was disheartened to see 'mountains' of bags and triple stacked security lines at the airport over the weekend.