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  • B.C. teen rents West Vancouver home to throw party, causing $20,000 in damage

    March 13, 2018 7:50 PM 18

    The 14-year-old girl used her parents’ credit card without their permission to rent the home. While no criminal charges were laid, the girl’s family did agree to cover the cost of the damage. VANCOUVER—What police are describing as an “uncontrolled” house party in West Vancouver has caused about $20,000 in damage after a teenage girl rented the home online

  • Muskoka cottage comes with 30-day 'zombie-free' guarantee

    March 13, 2018 6:18 PM 15

    The last thing anybody wants is to buy a family cottage and find out it’s infected, says cottage owner Matthew Swan. Swan believes the water-only access may be discouraging some buyers. But he wants them to know that the Lindhill Island location is actually an advantage in these uncertain times. “Zombies can't swim because they're full of holes so they walk along

  • Montreal backs off decision to limit car access to iconic Mount Royal Park

    March 13, 2018 6:11 PM 16

    Mayor Valerie Plante’s administration has opted to hold public consultations before going ahead with the plan. Plante and her director of big parks, Luc Ferrandez, initially said they wouldn’t bend, but the decision was strongly opposed by thousands of citizens who signed a petition demanding the city hold public talks. Montreal’s new government is backing

  • Lawyer for convicted murderer Guy Turcotte challenges parole eligibility ruling

    March 13, 2018 6:10 PM 18

    MONTREAL—A lawyer for an ex-cardiologist who murdered his two children is in a Quebec courtroom today to appeal the length of time his client must spend in prison before becoming eligible for parole. Guy Turcotte fatally stabbed his 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in 2009. He was found not criminally responsible and was sent to a psychiatric hospital

  • Florida prosecutors intend to seek death penalty for Parkland school shooter

    March 13, 2018 5:57 PM 19

    19-year-old Nikolas Cruz will be formally arraigned Wednesday on a 34-count indictment Florida prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in the fatal shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The office of Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz filed the formal notice Tuesday

  • TTC internal report on fare evasion raises red flags over lost revenue

    March 13, 2018 1:17 AM 15

    “We acknowledge there are areas in the system that are at risk of fare evasion,” he said, “but we stand by the public statements we have made” about policies such as all-door streetcar boarding. The agency has said it has no evidence the new rules have contributed to increased fare evasion. Ross added the agency is working with Metrolinx, the provincial

  • 'Uncontrolled party' in rented West Vancouver home leaves 14-year-old and parents on the hook for damage

    March 13, 2018 12:41 AM 35

    Police say officers at the scene had 'basically swarms of teenagers leaving the house' A 14-year-old girl and her family are on the hook for thousands of dollars after a party the teen held at a rented house got out of control. The girl had rented the house online using her parents' card, which they did not authorize. West Vancouver police said they were called

  • Ottawa to pursue settlements with residential school survivors that suffered student-on-student abuse

    March 12, 2018 10:24 PM 16

    The move, set to be announced Tuesday, means some 240 former students will have their cases revisited outside the process set up under residential school settlement more than 10 years ago. In January, however, a B.C. Supreme Court Justice ruled that compensation claims that have already been closed can’t be reopened if new evidence comes to light

  • Passenger on recent Air Canada flight from Switzerland to Toronto had measles, officials say

    March 12, 2018 9:28 PM 20

    Toronto Public Health says it’s confirmed a case of the measles in a passenger travelling on a flight from Zurich to Toronto on March 6. That two cases of measles would surface in less than a month is unusual, says Rita Shahin, associate medical officer of health for Toronto Public Health. But she doesn’t think it’s cause for concern. “They’re rare cases

  • Justin Trudeau to kick off tour of steel, aluminum factories in Quebec amid uncertainty over Trump’s tariffs

    March 12, 2018 12:25 PM 13

    Trudeau wants to show support for workers in an industry that is facing uncertainty after Trump slapped steel and aluminum tariffs on the rest of the world, a spokesperson said. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is kicking off a tour of aluminum and steel factories on Monday with a visit to Quebec’s Saguenay region. The prime minister will meet with both bosses