By QMI Agency
DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Police have arrested 22 people and rescued two children in a massive bust of suspected child predators that reached across Atlantic Canada.
At a news conference in Dartmouth, N.S., this morning, police said they seized 43 computers and millions of child porn images in Operation Snapshot 2, which targeted “high-risk offenders who collect, possess and/or distribute child sexual exploitation material online.”
“These are not images of a 16-year-old standing topless at a swimming pool, these are images of children being raped, some are in diapers, this is the worst of the worst,” Det. Const. Chris Purchas of the Toronto Police said.
A total of 64 charges have been laid or are pending, including accessing child pornography, possession of child pornography, making available child pornography, making child pornography and voyeurism.
Police said one of the suspects is a registered sex offender and another worked with children. The suspects range in age from 20s to 60s.
Police also said one child was rescued in Newfoundland.
The investigation, which began in April, involved officers from four RCMP detachments and four local police forces in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.”
“Internet-facilitated child sexual exploitation is a horrendous feature of the modern digital world and crosses many jurisdictions,” RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said. “It requires police partners to work together to identify perpetrators and to stop them.”
Dozens of charges were laid and one child was removed from harm as a result of the original Operation Snapshot, in 2012.
—With files from Kris Sims
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A southeastern Manitoba man who masturbated on a co-worker’s underwear in a bizarre bid to impregnate her has been sentenced to 18 months house arrest.
Glen Brandt, 48, of the Steinbach area, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of voyeurism. He was the manager at a Landmark hog farm where the victim worked.
Brandt admitted to spying on the woman as she showered at work and taking pictures of her with his cellphone.
For Katie Histrop, it didn’t cut it that fiance Adam Lynch couldn’t make her Niagara College graduation.
So she brought along the next best thing: a life-sized cut-out.
It all began last Christmas, when Histrop lamented that Lynch, 25, had to travel in long spells for his Canadian Forces training.
“I commented, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I had a life-sized cut-out I could take with me,’” the 24-year-old digital photography student said. “I just wanted him to be around.”
Lynch’s parents, Lisa and Kelvin, did just that using a high quality grad photo Histrop sent them.
A disguise worn by a 52-year-old woman in Paris didn’t make the grade when she tried to take a high school English exam for her 19-year-old daughter last week.
The critical bacchalaurĂ©at exams are key to getting into university and the mom, identified as Caroline D., tried to impersonate her much younger daughter, Laetitia, by wearing “elaborate” makeup, low-waist jeans and Converse shoes, The Local reports.
Unfortunately for the stunt student mom, who wanted to ensure her daughter got a good mark, a supervisor realized it wasn’t Laetitia because he was remembered her from a philosophy exam two days earlier.
Canadian workers are flocking to where the jobs are – this country’s North and its West.
The Yukon and Alberta have the highest employment rates in the country, according to data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada.
Workers with university credentials are in demand, but trade certificates are slumping in popularity among students even though trades had high employment rates in
Alberta and the Prairie provinces.
And finally:
They still hold hands.
Still look into each other’s eyes.
And still whisper “I love you.”
Though Doug and Helen Hatton say they don’t know the secret to a successful marriage, their actions and track record indicate otherwise.
Today the pair celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, and their bond is just as strong now as it was on June 26, 1943 — if not stronger.
Doug still remembers the day when his sister Alison, who was working at Welland hospital at the time, brought home a colleague — a beautiful young lady named Helen.

“We started dating,” he says.
Within a few weeks he realized she was ‘the one.’
The couple was married a year and a half later and the rest, as they say, is history.
“He was wonderful,” Helen recalls, thinking back to their early time together.
Asked what attracted her to her future husband, she replies simply: “Everything.”