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  • New-home sales in GTA hit 20-year low in April

    May 23, 2018 4:05 PM 5

    New construction home sales hit the lowest number for April in over 20 years, says the association that represents home builders. Newly built single-family home prices dropped 5 per cent year over year to $1.15 million, down from about $1.2 million in March. But the benchmark price for condos continued to rise — 29.8 per cent year over year to $739,965, but down month

  • Canada joins G7, EU in statement rejecting recent election of Venezuela’s Maduro

    May 23, 2018 11:58 AM 4

    The joint statement says by “failing to meet accepted international standards and not securing the basic guarantees for an inclusive, fair and democratic process, this election and its outcome lack legitimacy and credibility.” The G7 and EU add that while the Maduro regime “solidifies its authoritarian grip, the people of Venezuela continue to suffer

  • B.C. piano teacher charged with sexual assault in alleged incidents dating back to 1998

    May 22, 2018 9:49 PM 7

    COQUITLAM, B.C.—Police in Coquitlam, B.C., say additional charges have been laid against a piano teacher accused of sexually assaulting his students. RCMP say Dmytro Kubyshkin, who also goes by Dimitri, is now charged with seven counts of sexual assault and three counts of sexual interference. Police have said Kubyshkin had been teaching in private homes

  • What does ‘Yes’ in sexual consent look like? Fewer Canadians know than before

    May 22, 2018 8:41 PM 8

    So “yes” in words, in action and with the ability to change that response over time. Much of this has been discussed in the past few months, following revelations of sexual assault by celebrities. So why has understanding of consent gone down not up? Senior says #MeToo didn’t spark the issue of sexual assault, it was a reflection of what was already

  • Quebec City mosque head urges ban on assault weapons in gun control legislation

    May 22, 2018 8:19 PM 6

    OTTAWA—The president of Quebec City’s Islamic Cultural Centre appealed to a parliamentary committee Tuesday to include a ban on assault weapons in proposed gun control legislation. “Please, please. Help us, help us and help society so that this type of assault weapon, of war, is no longer in this country,” Boufeldja Benabdallah said. “It’s for the good of all society

  • Teen hospitalized after people filmed shooting fireworks at each other in Christie Pits Park

    May 22, 2018 8:09 PM 8

    A teenage boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries Monday night after a group of people were seen shooting fireworks at each other at Christie Pits Park. Video posted to Twitter Monday night by Nadia Jaber captured the fireworks battle at the park on Victoria Day. In the video, several people can be seen running around a grassy area near soccer

  • Dog killed by black bear after jumping out of car window in Jasper National Park

    May 22, 2018 6:02 PM 6

    JASPER, Alta. - A black bear is being watched in Jasper National Park after it killed a dog that jumped out of a vehicle. Parks Canada officials say the encounter happened on Wednesday when a car pulled over to the side of the road to view the bear. They say the dog jumped out of an open window and started to harass the bear by approaching it and barking

  • Stubborn wildfire destroys properties in Saskatchewan's cottage country

    May 22, 2018 4:59 PM 7

    They were set ablaze by what's known as the Tuff fire, which has already covered several thousand hectares and which forced more than 700 people from their homes on the Waterhen First Nation last week. In a Facebook posting, Andrea McDonald says she's in shock after their cabin, which was built by her grandfather, was wiped out. Farther east, the Rabbit

  • Lamoriello move from Leafs to Islanders ‘done deal’

    May 22, 2018 12:18 AM 6

    Kyle Dubas, who had been assistant GM for four seasons and an acolyte of team president Brendan Shanahan, was promoted to GM on May 11. The Athletic cited multiple sources confirming Lamoriello’s move, which had been widely speculated after Shanahan took the GM’s title away. The French website Hockey30 didn’t cite sources, but reported that Lamoriello

  • Notley to skip premiers conference to focus on pipeline deal

    May 21, 2018 10:50 PM 7

    But Cheryl Oates, a spokesperson for Notley, says in an email Monday afternoon that Notley will be staying in Alberta to complete a deal to secure the construction of the pipeline. Kinder Morgan has ceased all non-essential spending on the project until it receives assurances it can proceed without delays, setting a May 31 deadline on getting those guarantees