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  • Shale protesters claim victory after slowing trucks

    November 29, 2013 5:19 PM 12

    Anti-shale gas protesters say they’ve made progress in their efforts to slow down seismic testing after trucks from SWN Resources stopped their work early Thursday. Forty demonstrators walked nearly three kilometres near Rexton on the side of Highway 11. The group walked towards the trucks being used for the testing. They said with an injunction in place

  • Toronto police seize $6.5M worth of fake goods, 21 people charged

    November 29, 2013 4:09 PM 14

    TORONTO -- Police say a massive counterfeiting probe spanning across Canada and the United States has left 21 people facing more than 100 charges. Investigators say 13 locations in southern Ontario -- including several in Toronto -- were raided as part of Project PACE, which stands for Partners Against Counterfeiting Everywhere. In a news conference

  • ‘I’m looking for work. It’s not a joke’: Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau shops his CV on Twitter

    November 29, 2013 3:22 PM 40

    With more time on his hands following his suspension from the Senate, embattled former Tory senator Patrick Brazeau is using Twitter to shop around for a new job. “My CV:Senator of Canada,Nat’t Chief of CAP, Canadian Armed Forces, many other Honourable jobs,” Brazeau wrote on Twitter. “I’m 4 hire b/c Harper suspended me!” The Senator, who was suspended

  • Children flee as SUV crashes into playground

    November 29, 2013 12:51 PM 18

    Two young boys had to run Thursday night as a stolen SUV crashed into the playground they had been playing on just seconds earlier. The Lexus SUV jumped a curb and travelled about 75 metres across sidewalks and pathways at a housing complex in the 200 block of St. Paul’s Place before slamming into the playground around 7 p.m. The boys, aged around 10, said they were playing

  • Fatal crash near Lakeshore and Parkside

    November 29, 2013 12:08 PM 10

    A man in his 30s is dead following a serious, single-vehicle crash near Lakeshore Boulevard West and Parkside Drive, according to paramedics. A car struck a cement light pole, near the Boulevard Club, at about 6 a.m. Emergency crews are on the scene.

  • Randall Hopley could spend rest of life in prison for B.C. child abduction

    November 29, 2013 11:41 AM 13

    CRANBROOK, B.C. -- A convicted child abductor could spend the rest of his life in prison if a British Columbia Supreme Court judge declares him a dangerous offender today. More than two years after Randall Hopley abducted a three-year-old boy from his home in Sparwood, B.C., Justice Heather Holmes is to deliver her decision on the Crown's application

  • Harper thanks ex-chief of staff Nigel Wright for help with ethics in hockey book

    November 29, 2013 11:25 AM 25

    Stephen J. Harper, hockey author, relied for ethical advice on the same former senior staffer he now says is solely responsible for an ethics scandal rattling his Conservative government. The prime minister's long-awaited hockey history, "A Great Game," was released earlier this month and in the acknowledgments Harper credits the assistance of Nigel

  • Deaths of three vets cast shadow on suicide probe

    November 29, 2013 8:31 AM 18

    The military is under fire for its failure to conclude 70 inquiries into soldier suicides, after three veterans of the war in Afghanistan were found dead in separate incidents this week. National Defence identified the dead soldiers late Thursday as Warrant Officer Michael McNeil, a 19-year veteran with the Royal Canadian Regiment at Canadian Forces

  • 1 killed, 2 others burned in Langley house fire

    November 29, 2013 6:04 AM 27

    Langley firefighters confirm one person is dead and two others are in hospital after a fourplex apartment caught fire Thursday night. The blaze broke out at around 6:45 p.m. in the 23800-block of Old Yale Road, and had fully engulfed the building by the time fire crews arrived. One person was killed on the scene and another was airlifted to hospital

  • Fairfax County Animal Watch

    November 28, 2013 11:58 PM 20

    Dog bites woman: Braddock Rd., 8100 block, 9 a.m. Nov. 16. A dog, being walked by a woman, bit a woman on the hand as she walked in a park. Loose dog: Anson Ct., 7800 block, 9:46 a.m. Nov 17. A Saint Bernard with a red collar was found running in a neighborhood. It was taken to the Fairfax County animal shelter. Dog bites woman: Market St. 11900 block