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  • MPPs electing new speaker by secret ballot Wednesday

    July 10, 2018 2:34 PM 5

    Burlington MPP Jane McKenna, who has returned to Queen’s Park after a four-year hiatus, would like to make history as the first woman to become speaker. McKenna, elected in 2011 then defeated in 2014 before returning after the June 7 vote, said she’s seen the highs and the lows of politics. “I remember how I felt the first time I entered the Legislature

  • Two victims injured after shooting and collision in the Annex

    July 10, 2018 3:36 AM 7

    Police have found an abandoned vehicle in a nearby location, as well as a firearm. They said the vehicle in the collision hit a tree as well as the pedestrian. They also said two occupants of the vehicle ran south toward an alley. Police arrested one man around 10:30 p.m., but no charges have been laid. They are still searching for the other occupant

  • A missing pet python was seen Canada Day weekend, but its whereabouts remain a hiss-tery

    July 10, 2018 12:38 AM 7

    DELTA, B.C.—A missing pet python named Gypsy was spotted on the Canada Day long weekend in Delta, B.C., shortly after it disappeared into a farmer’s field June 30. Delta Police say someone spotted the dark caramel-coloured snake near the Westham Island Bridge and snapped a photo, but didn’t tell an animal shelter about what they had seen until July 3. The police

  • Ford government moving forward with Indigenous lesson plan despite austerity push

    July 9, 2018 6:07 PM 9

    New Democrat MPP Peggy Sattler (London West) worried that the Tories are up to something. “Doug Ford needs to come clean with families, teachers, educators and students about what’s going on here,” said Sattler. “The curriculum in Ontario’s public schools is outdated, and we simply have to do better for our children,” the NDP member said. “If it’s true that Ford has scrapped

  • Halifax Buddhist leader steps aside amid sexual misconduct allegations

    July 9, 2018 5:02 PM 9

    HALIFAX—The spiritual leader of an international Buddhist organization based in Halifax is stepping back from his duties pending the outcome of an independent investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. In a recent letter to the Shambhala International community, the office of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche says he fully supports a third-party investigation

  • Toronto police chief launches probe after officer pens scathing letter blaming mayor for rising gun violence

    July 7, 2018 4:07 PM 10

    “Right now, there are conflicting points between what has been reported in the media and what our investigation has uncovered,” Saunders said in a statement Friday night. Saunders’ statement did not name the officer, but he has been identified as Sgt. Mark Hayward. The officer will face disciplinary action if the investigation concludes that there was misconduct

  • Donald Trump makes 100 false claims for second consecutive week

    July 6, 2018 2:05 PM 34

    After shattering his old record by uttering an astonishing 103 false claims two weeks ago, an average of 14.7 per cent, Trump delivered precisely 100 false claims last week, an average of 14.3 per day. As usual, part of the explanation for the barrage of lies and other dishonesty was simply that Trump talked a lot. He tends to make more false claims

  • B.C. police ask for help in finding man and his three-year-old son

    July 6, 2018 1:32 AM 41

    PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — Vancouver Island Mounties are looking for a 35-year-old man and his three-year-old son. Police say Jan Stelmaszyk and his son, Matt Bartnik, are believed to be camping, possibly in the Victoria area. Stelmaszyk has been known to camp in parks across Vancouver Island and he’s driving a white 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe with the B.C. plate

  • 16 dogs seized from B.C. duo already banned from owning animals

    July 4, 2018 8:45 PM 96

    She says the dogs, including German shepherds, bull terriers, standard poodles and corgi-border collie crosses, are in SPCA shelters and new charges of animal cruelty will be recommended against the Adams. Moriarty has also announced two charges of animal cruelty against a man who allegedly neglected 46 dogs and puppies that were seized in February from his rural

  • Lawsuit against Royal Winnipeg Ballet, photographer who sold intimate photos to proceed

    July 4, 2018 8:19 PM 81

    TORONTO—A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit can proceed against the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a photographer who is alleged to have taken intimate photos of students. Lawyer Margaret Waddell says about 60 people have been identified so far as potential class-action members in the lawsuit against the ballet company and Bruce Monk, who worked