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  • Province appeals judge’s ruling on Toronto council cut

    September 12, 2018 9:31 PM 10

    The Ontario government has filed notice to appeal a judge’s ruling that killed Premier Doug Ford’s original proposed cut to Toronto council. In doing so, it plans to argue that municipal voters do not have a Charter right to effective representation and that the province was treated unfairly by not having enough time to respond to the court challenges

  • With Doug Ford as Boss Hogtown, who needs a mayor?

    September 12, 2018 8:47 PM 12

    The City of Toronto Act is supposed to be a sort of city charter, defining the powers of the municipal government and how they work. It is still on the books, for now. Officially. But it would appear obvious, after the past two months and especially the past week, that the act has been effectively replaced. Instead we get the City of Toronto Actor: Premier

  • Toronto schools put on lockdown, hold and secure after two separate shootings

    September 12, 2018 7:47 PM 18

    Several Toronto schools were put into lockdown or hold and secure Wednesday after two separate shootings in Etobicoke and Scarborough. Paramedics said they found a male teen victim with a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics also took two teen girls to a local hospital with minor injuries. Police spokesperson Gary Long said the girls

  • Cub once abandoned in washroom likely eaten by grizzly bear, Parks Canada says

    September 12, 2018 7:38 PM 10

    BANFF, ALTA.—One of three black bear cubs abandoned in a washroom and returned to the wild in Banff National Park this summer has apparently been eaten by a grizzly bear. Parks Canada says conservation officers found the one-year-old bear’s carcass on Aug. 28 after her GPS collar went into mortality mode when it was stationary for 24 hours. The black

  • First-past-the-post enables ‘fringe’ candidates like Doug Ford, says Jagmeet Singh

    September 12, 2018 7:04 PM 10

    SURREY, B.C.—Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has taken aim at Conservative politicians while lambasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for abandoning a campaign promise to bring in electoral reform. Singh told his caucus during a retreat in Surrey, B.C., that Trudeau’s explanation for disavowing the promise was that he was worried a new electoral system

  • Three-day search for lost horse Noah comes to tragic end in swamp near Guelph

    September 12, 2018 5:06 PM 11

    PUSLINCH TOWNSHIP, ONT.—Over three days more than a hundred volunteers combed fields and forest searching for a missing horse named Noah. But hope turned to heartbreak Tuesday afternoon when the horse’s body was spotted by a helicopter pilot in a swampy area in Puslinch, about 20 kilometres south of Guelph. The 23-year-old dark bay thoroughbred is believed

  • DIY ultrasounds the size of a Band-Aid closer to reality

    September 12, 2018 2:17 AM 10

    VANCOUVER—For expectant parents, the peace of mind that comes from an ultrasound can only happen at a clinic. But new technology the size of a Band-Aid could put the power to watch their little ones at parents’ fingertips. A team of engineers at the University of British Columbia developed a new transducer, or probe, using small vibrating drums made out of a plastic-like

  • Snowfall warnings for B.C., Alberta, as Western Canada skips right into winter weather

    September 11, 2018 3:26 PM 13

    Snowfall warnings are posted for B.C.’s South Peace Region and along Highway 97 between Pine Pass and Chetwynd, with up to 10 centimetres expected. Special weather statements are in place for the Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake regions of B.C. and extend across Alberta from Grande Prairie east to Cold Lake, covering Edmonton and nearly as far south as Banff

  • New cracks near sinkhole concern Nova Scotia town

    September 10, 2018 10:40 PM 7

    “Security fencing is expected to be completed later today and security will remain on site for a period of time,” the town said in the release. “Absolutely no trespassing is allowed and trespassers will be prosecuted under the Protection of Property Act.” Oxford, a sleepy town of about 1,000 people that calls itself the wild blueberry capital of Canada

  • Alberta premier says province will continue to fight for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

    September 10, 2018 6:57 PM 6

    FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA.—Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the challenges facing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion shows her province can do everything by the book and still get shortchanged. Notley says the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision quashing the expansion project has provoked frustration and anger in Alberta, but says her government will continue