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  • Rogue raccoon who hitched into Banff captured and killed

    December 9, 2017 12:36 AM 53

    'We believe this one must have hitchhiked a ride on either a vehicle or train or something like that' A rogue raccoon that had been spotted in and around the town of Banff, Alta. in recent months is no more. The animal was trapped and killed "humanely" on Friday, said Bill Hunt, resource conservation manager for the town of Banff. The raccoon was first

  • Montreal moves ahead with plan to repeal pit-bull ban

    December 8, 2017 9:43 PM 10

    Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante’s governing party is delivering on its promise to suspend the city’s controversial ban on pit bull-type dogs. City councillor Craig Sauve said in a statement Friday the move will make Montreal a more welcoming city for people who own animals. The Projet Montreal party’s decision is expected to be ratified by the city’s executive

  • Ontario communities can't opt out of marijuana shops: government

    December 8, 2017 8:39 PM 11

    TORONTO -- Communities across Ontario cannot opt out of hosting a government-run pot shop if they are selected for a site. Ontario's Ministry of Finance says that if a community is selected to host one of the cannabis shops it could delay hosting the store but cannot completely opt out of having it. Earlier this week, a committee of the City of Richmond

  • Fort Good Hope couple builds their own home in face of housing shortage

    December 8, 2017 12:00 PM 7

    Benjy Louison and Natasha Landry couldn’t find a home in Fort Good Hope, so they built their own Benjy Louison and Natasha Landry knew there'd be few housing options for them when they decided to move to Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., to be closer with family. The community is in the middle of a housing crisis. "Yes, we could stay with family, we could stay with friends

  • Israel beefs up police ahead of Jerusalem protests

    December 8, 2017 8:19 AM 8

    JERUSALEM - Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration's recognition of the contested city as the Israeli capital. Palestinian political groups have called for massive demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem after Friday

  • Palestinians to rally in wake of Jerusalem move

    December 8, 2017 8:19 AM 7

    JERUSALEM - Palestinians are expected to protest en masse across the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip following the Trump administration's recognition this week of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli police have deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City ahead of Friday prayers, though Israel hasn't imposed age restrictions

  • New Airbnb rules will ban Toronto owners from offering up basement apartments

    December 8, 2017 1:42 AM 16

    Fear of impact on affordable housing market trumped arguments for property owners’ rights in council vote. Toronto council has crafted short-term home rental rules that will ban homeowners from offering self-contained “secondary suites” on Airbnb. Some councillors pushed Thursday to include basement apartments and other secondary suites in the lucrative

  • Melania Trump wishes to spend holiday on deserted island

    December 7, 2017 10:26 PM 14

    WASHINGTON -- If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she'd take her family to a deserted island. The first lady revealed her wish Thursday during a Christmastime visit with patients and staff at a children's hospital in Washington. The visit was a continuation of a tradition begun more than 60 years ago by first lady Bess Truman

  • Ontario drivers worried about legal pot’s impact on road safety, CAA survey finds

    December 7, 2017 8:33 PM 11

    The Canadian Automobile Association says nearly four in every five Ontario drivers surveyed are concerned about the impact legalizing marijuana will have on road safety. A poll of 1,000 drivers — commissioned by the CAA South Central Ontario and conducted by Ipsos — found that 77 per cent of respondents are concerned about marijuana legalization on July 1, 2018. CAA director

  • Ontario government delays releasing number of college students seeking tuition refund after strike

    December 7, 2017 7:06 PM 9

    The provincial government says the release of the number of students seeking a tuition refund after a five-week-long strike cancelled classes at Ontario’s colleges could be delayed as much as a week. Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews says the government has received the figures from the province’s 24 colleges, but is just now compiling them for release