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  • Toronto police charge two landlords with negligence after fatal fire in May killed U of T student

    September 10, 2018 5:08 PM 10

    Shortly after the fire at 10 Haida Crt., the Star visited several of these Scarborough houses. At one, 3321 Ellesmere Rd., the Star entered and saw a basement apartment home to eight international students with shared facilities and apparent safety hazards, including two mould-filled bathrooms, two kitchens — one of which did not have running water — and at least

  • Toronto hit with heavy rain, power outages

    September 10, 2018 2:40 PM 10

    Toronto is facing heavy rainfall Monday as the remnants of a tropical depression makes its way to the GTA. Thousands of customers in Etobicoke lost power due to the weather, Toronto Hydro said. Approximately 1,072 were affected in the area of Burnhamthorpe south to Dundas, Kipling east to Islington, while another 1,460 people were hit in the Park Lawn and Royal

  • Mail disruptions possible by Sept. 26 if Canada Post workers approve strike mandate

    September 10, 2018 12:19 PM 8

    “There is no limit as to how long they could hold these vacancies and use temporary employees to cover these positions,” the statement said. The urban offer would also reduce vacation time and eliminate pre-retirement leave for future employees, CUPW said. The union said another offer to rural carriers would not settle key issues including job security

  • Superior Court judge strikes down legislation cutting the size of Toronto city council

    September 10, 2018 12:11 PM 7

    A judge has struck down legislation cutting the size of Toronto city council in another legal blow to Premier Doug Ford. An appeal is likely, lawyers involved in the case and the judge himself noted. That leaves the upcoming election in an ongoing state of uncertainty. The decision from Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba comes just nine days after

  • Ailing orca’s condition not improving, deworming failed, U.S. officials say

    September 10, 2018 3:59 AM 7

    VANCOUVER—The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says an attempt to inject a sickly orca whale with an deworming medicine has failed. In an update on Saturday, NOAA confirmed the whale, designated J50, was seen swimming almost a kilometre behind the rest of her family, known as J-Pod. The organization says that her condition did not appear

  • Police arrest teen after flea market employee shot dead during attempted robbery

    September 8, 2018 8:42 PM 10

    Officers arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with the incident. The suspect initially fled the scene and was followed by a bystander, who called police and told them where the suspect could be found. The suspect cannot be named under provisions related to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Campbell said police recovered the weapon and are not looking

  • ‘Smiling’ seal spotted on N.L. beach dies, prompts DFO warning

    September 8, 2018 6:40 PM 9

    SALMON COVE, N.L.—What began as a unique photo opportunity ended in sadness last week, as a young harp seal died just a couple of days after it charmed spectators on the shores of a popular Newfoundland beach. Leona Rockwood went to Salmon Cove Sands on the Avalon Peninsula early Labour Day morning to take some pictures of the sunrise, but was delighted

  • Twenty-one new forest fires reported in Ontario, ministry says most caused by lightning

    September 8, 2018 5:54 PM 7

    Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says there are 20 new forest fires in the northwestern part of the province. A spokesman for the ministry says the new fires were reported on Friday night and that they were caused by lightning. Jonathan Scott says there are 57 active fires in the northwest and 11 active fires in the northeast

  • Quebec’s Coalition leader promises to expel immigrants who fail to learn French

    September 7, 2018 10:09 PM 22

    Legault’s proposal was panned by Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard, who accused his rival of fear-mongering and wanting to “break up families.” He argued that Quebec’s immigration policy has been a success, noting that about 50 per cent of all jobs in recent years have been filled by immigrants. “Immigrants are learning French, and you know where they learn

  • Trump and Trudeau have eyes on upcoming elections as NAFTA talks grind on

    September 7, 2018 9:39 PM 6

    It’s said that Canada’s negotiators at the trade talks in Washington explained to the Americans that political priorities would be keeping them away from the table next week — that if Canada ever does reach a deal with the United States in the days and weeks ahead, Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are going to have to sell the deal to his Liberal