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

    July 10, 2018 12:38 AM 8

    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 10

    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 “The curriculum in Ontario’s public schools is outdated, and we simply have to do better for our children,” the NDP member said.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 10

    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 11

    “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

  • U.S. Border Patrol questions crews of at least 10 fishing vessels in Canadian waters

    July 4, 2018 7:40 PM 70

    GRAND MANAN, N.B.—A spokesperson for New Brunswick fishermen based on Grand Manan Island says at least 10 Canadian fishing boats have been intercepted by U.S. Border Patrol agents since last week while fishing in the disputed waters around Machias Seal Island. Laurence Cook, chairman of the LFA 38 Lobster Advisory Board, says some Canadian vessels were boarded

  • Ottawa reconsidering $420 million in funding for Ontario over its cancellation of cap and trade

    July 4, 2018 7:37 PM 62

    Newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford has rescinded the previous Liberal government’s regulation that established the cap and trade program in 2017. That has prompted Canada to immediately hit the brakes on Ontario’s portion of the $1.4-billion climate change fund. In April, McKenna and former Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne signed a plan to provide