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  • Water off-limits at three New Brunswick parks after toxic blue-green algae found

    August 10, 2018 12:12 PM 8

    MONCTON, N.B.—Water at three New Brunswick parks has been declared off-limits because of blue-green algae, which produces toxins that have killed three dogs in the province in recent weeks. The City of Moncton says the water at Mapleton Park, Jones Lake and Centennial Park is off-limits to recreation, including kayaking and canoeing. Three dogs have died from toxins

  • As wildfires merge into an almost 30,000 hectare blaze, wildfire officer says it will be some time before Telegraph Creek residents can return home

    August 10, 2018 12:48 AM 11

    VANCOUVER—The wildfire that destroyed more than two dozen buildings in a northern British Columbia town has merged with another fire and, as of Thursday afternoon, was estimated to be almost 30,000 hectares in size. It’s “definitely a very real and ongoing threat,” said Kevin Skrepnek, the chief information officer for B.C. Wildfire Service. The entire

  • Premier Doug Ford opposes ban on handgun sales in Toronto

    August 9, 2018 4:25 PM 9

    Premier Doug Ford says he is against a council-requested ban on the sale of handguns and their ammunition within Toronto’s boundaries. “I wouldn’t support a ban on handguns,” Ford said Thursday. “There’s a lot of legal, responsible handgun owners.” Council made the request of the federal government, which controls gun sales, and the provincial government

  • Blue Jays streaker charged, could face prison time

    August 8, 2018 4:27 PM 7

    A GoFundMe page set up by “John White,” who claims to be McClearn’s friend, is seeking to raise $4,000 to help with the legal defense. The page says the stunt was spurred by an $80 bet. McClearn could face up to 364 days in jail or a $5,000 fine. Rebecca Hayle, director of public information at Safeco Field, said games are staffed with off-duty police

  • Man dies after altercation with Canada Border Services Agency officers in Calgary

    August 8, 2018 3:51 PM 11

    CALGARY—A foreign national is dead after going into medical distress during an altercation with Canada Border Services Agency officers Tuesday in Calgary. In a press release Wednesday morning, CBSA Prairie Acting Regional Director General Nina Patel said “an altercation took place between the individual and the two CBSA officers on board a flight from Calgary

  • Ontario should offer incentives to reverse psychiatrist shortage, report says

    August 8, 2018 1:15 PM 6

    And though enrolment in medical school is growing, the percentage of applicants choosing psychiatry is declining, the report says. “Governments are investing a significant amount of money into improving mental health services, which is great ... (but) there’s some issues with access to treatment at this point, and if we don’t have enough psychiatrists

  • One dead, three injured in Hamilton shooting

    August 8, 2018 12:12 PM 5

    King Street remains closed between Emerald and East, but police believe it will be open soon. East Avenue between King and King William will remain closed for most of the day. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ross Johnson of the Major Crime Unit by calling 905-546-3827. Police are encouraging anyone with information or video in the area to come forward

  • Cost to twin Trans Mountain pipeline $1.9B higher than expected, Kinder Morgan documents show

    August 7, 2018 8:34 PM 12

    Kinder Morgan has long said it would cost $7.4 billion to build a second pipeline parallel to the first in order to triple its capacity, but the financial documents now say the company expects a $9.3-billion price tag. The documents also suggest construction won’t be done until December 2021 — a full year beyond the previous projection of December 2020. Finance

  • Buck-a-beer by Labour Day weekend, Doug Ford says

    August 7, 2018 2:27 PM 8

    Buck-a-beer will be available by Labour Day weekend — and brewers who get on board will get free promotions in LCBO stores, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday. Speaking at a brewery in Picton, Ford said “the day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. We’re bringing back buck-a-beer to Ontario,” as promised during the election campaign. He said by Aug. 27, brewers

  • Saudi Arabia orders its foreign students out of Canadian schools

    August 6, 2018 11:07 PM 15

    Barbara Joy, spokesperson for York University, said of the 7,259 international students at that school, 115 are from Saudi Arabia. “While we await further information, our immediate focus will be on supporting these students to understand the potential implications for them,” Joy said in an emailed statement. The news comes after Saudi Arabia’s decision