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  • Officials reiterate warning about edible plants in New Brunswick flood zone

    May 15, 2018 1:35 PM 11

    Officials have said that floodwaters that swept through communities along the Saint John River may have contained untreated sewage, fuel or other contaminants, and plants could have been exposed. Russell says plants, such as fiddleheads, are popular and are harvested along riverbanks at this time of year, but that other wild plants away from the flooded

  • Judge to hear sentencing arguments for B.C. men convicted of polygamy

    May 15, 2018 12:25 PM 7

    CRANBROOK, B.C. — A special prosecutor is recommending two men who were leaders of a religious sect in British Columbia serve time in jail after being found guilty of polygamy. Peter Wilson is asking for a sentence of between 90 days and six months in jail for Winston Blackmore, and a term of one month to 90 days for James Oler. Wilson says both men are hard working

  • Modigliani painting fetches $157M at auction

    May 15, 2018 2:37 AM 25

    Painting of reclining nude woman was once considered obscene in Paris A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman that was once considered obscene in Paris sold for over $157 million at an auction in Manhattan on Monday. Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) was the highlight of Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art sale featuring Pablo Picasso

  • Police divers end search with no sign of missing Toronto woman Zabia Afzal

    May 14, 2018 8:40 PM 42

    York University student and community activist Afzal has been missing since May 10 The search for missing Toronto woman Zabia Afzal continues this week after Monday's search of Lake Ontario found no sign of the 30-year-old York University student and community activist. She was last seen on May 10 near Ashbridges Bay near Woodbine Avenue and Lake Shore

  • Number of asylum seekers jumped 30 per cent in April

    May 14, 2018 5:00 PM 9

    New statistics show 2,560 people were intercepted by the RCMP crossing the border into Canada, signalling a possible summer spike MONTREAL—Last month saw a sizeable increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally into Canada from the United States, according to federal statistics released Monday. The federal government said the number

  • No more government cash for Ontario companies, Doug Ford says

    May 14, 2018 4:45 PM 10

    Instead, the Progressive Conservative leader plans to lower business taxes, stabilize business hydro rates, and cut red tape. NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. — The honeymoon is over when it comes to companies getting government cash in Ontario, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford said Monday on his way to visit a firm that got millions in federal aid. It’s not fair that some companies

  • Two fishermen dead after boat capsizes off Cape Breton coast

    May 13, 2018 6:53 PM 9

    The province’s department of labour is investigating as the incident happened in a workplace setting. PORT HOOD, N.S.—As officials continue to investigate a fishing accident that left two men dead in Cape Breton, the small community of Port Hood is left trying to make sense of the tragedy. Hugh Watts, 39, and Glen MacDonald, 58, were fishing off the coast

  • Family calls for help finding York University student Zabia Afzal, last seen near Ashbridge's Bay

    May 13, 2018 2:13 PM 17

    Afzal, 30, was last seen Thursday night near Ashbridge's Bay and Woodbine Beach, wearing black pants, a black or navy hooded sweatshirt and a green floral shirt. Shortly before heading into work at her family’s real estate business Thursday morning, Zabia Afzal ate breakfast with her older brother in the Woodbridge home they share. Nothing appeared out of the ordinary

  • Jaspal Atwal charged with uttering threats

    May 12, 2018 6:57 PM 20

    Atwal created controversy after an appearance at official dinner for PM in India Jaspal Atwal, the central figure in the controversy that surrounded the prime minister's February trip to India, has been charged with uttering threats. He was charged in British Columbia with one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm in an alleged incident

  • Former UCP politician facing sex charges waives right to preliminary inquiry

    May 12, 2018 2:03 AM 11

    Don MacIntyre resigned as the member for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake after he was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a minor. RED DEER, ALTA.—A former United Conservative Party member of the Alberta legislature who faces sex charges has waived his right to a preliminary inquiry. Don MacIntyre resigned as the member for Innisfail-Sylvan