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  • Would-be Hamilton hit men get prison terms for murder plots

    August 31, 2018 6:43 PM 14

    Two Hamilton men are heading to prison after Vancouver courts heard they took a Greyhound bus to Vancouver with the goal of becoming underworld hit men. Knowah Truth Ferguson, 21, attempted to carry out a murder while dressed in a loose fitting clothing style sometimes worn by Muslim women, carrying his pistol in a purse. Ferguson pleaded guilty to attempting

  • Lethbridge plays catchup with other Alberta cities on curbside recycling

    August 30, 2018 5:05 PM 50

    Lethbridge city council is struggling to reach consensus on a proposed new service that most of the politicians backed in last year’s municipal election — curbside recycling. Armed with a public opinion survey that shows a big majority of citizens support the curbside service, council considered introducing the program during recent budget deliberations

  • Maxime Bernier’s closest caucus ally says he won’t join his new party

    August 30, 2018 11:55 AM 11

    OTTAWA—Maxime Bernier’s closest caucus ally says he has no plans to join the renegade Quebec MP’s new party. Conservative MP Alex Nuttall played a key role in Bernier’s unsuccessful Conservative leadership campaign last year that saw him lose by the narrowest of margins to Andrew Scheer. And he’s continued to be a close ally of Bernier’s since then. But Nuttall

  • Eglinton Crosstown taking shape, despite legal tussle

    August 29, 2018 8:37 PM 13

    Metrolinx says it’s making “tremendous progress” on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, despite the consortium that’s building the line having gone to court to seek an extension of its scheduled completion date. Metrolinx officials took members of the media on a tour Wednesday of the Crosstown site at Mount Dennis, just west of Eglinton Ave. and Black Creek

  • Family of caregiver sues over fatal fire in Lindsay-area foster home

    August 29, 2018 2:00 AM 24

    The family of a caregiver who died in a foster-home fire is accusing the Ontario government in a $5-million lawsuit of licensing a firetrap. Andrea Reid’s family alleges that the home, near Lindsay, Ont., should have never been allowed to care for children, citing poorly trained staff, the lack of a fire plan or escape routes in the event of an emergency

  • Saudi Arabian medical residents can stay in Canada for now, according to hospital organization

    August 28, 2018 7:38 PM 23

    The president of HealthCareCan says it was told by hospitals and the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau that more than 1,000 Saudi Arabian medical residents and fellows received an email on Monday saying they can continue their assignments in Canada until an alternative posting can be arranged. Paul-Emile Cloutier says the news is a relief as the looming

  • Canadian auto stocks rally on trade progress between U.S. and Mexico

    August 27, 2018 7:46 PM 28

    Canadian automotive stocks rallied Monday after the U.S. and Mexico announced they have reached a bilateral “understanding” on a trade agreement. Shares in companies including Linamar Corp., Magna International Inc. and Martinrea International Inc. were up despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on automotive imports from Canada

  • Newfoundland musicians mourn Chicago woman who fell from Cape Spear cliff

    August 27, 2018 1:47 PM 23

    “The accident at Cape Spear Saturday caused us to lose a special person and a great friend of the music of Newfoundland,” he wrote. “Kim Hix had a huge personality and heart, and truly loved this place and the music that animates it. The cast and crew of Great Big Sea will never forget her.” Said Hallett’s former bandmate, musician and author Alan Doyle

  • Manitoba hiker’s body found in Alps, three weeks after he went missing

    August 26, 2018 11:25 PM 25

    BRANDON, MAN.—Family of a Manitoba man who disappeared more than three weeks ago while hiking alone in the Bavarian Alps are confirming that his body has been found. Jeffrey Freiheit, a teacher and avid hiker from Brandon, was last seen on Aug. 2 in the southern German town of Bad Tolz. German police say remains were found on Saturday in a wooded area near a mountain

  • Canadian politicians pay tribute to Arizona Sen. John McCain, dead at 81

    August 26, 2018 12:54 PM 29

    Conservative party Leader Andrew Scheer praised McCain on Twitter, writing his decades of service in defence of freedom crossed party lines and touched freedom-loving people across borders. Former prime minister Stephen Harper also expressed his sympathies, calling McCain an American hero, while former Progressive Conservative party leader Peter MacKay