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  • Toronto police arrest man over schemes involving fraudulent credit cards, dozens of false identities and a $36,000 luxury watch

    October 29, 2018 6:22 PM 14

    Toronto police have arrested a man accused of leading a cargo-redirection scheme involving dozens of false identities and more than $500,000 in fraudulent credit cards and lost gold, jewelry and electronics. The arrest is part of Project Groundhog, an investigation of the Toronto police financial crimes unit launched this summer. The man led a cargo

  • Canada Post rotating strikes spread to Winnipeg and Brandon, Man

    October 29, 2018 10:03 AM 12

    OTTAWA — Manitoba is the latest province to be hit by rotating strikes by members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. CUPW says 1,500 members walked off the job in Winnipeg at 10 p.m. local time Sunday and that workers in Brandon, Man., set up picket lines at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The union also reported on its website Sunday night that strikes were continuing

  • Toronto police increase security around places of worship in wake of Pittsburgh shooting

    October 27, 2018 10:56 PM 15

    In response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on Saturday, those living in the Greater Toronto Area can expect an increase in police visibility around places of worship, York Regional police said. After a man allegedly shouting anti-Semitic slurs opened fire inside the Tree of Life Congregation in east Pittsburgh, killing 11 people and wounding six, Toronto

  • Roads reopen, business resumes in Langley following ammonia leak

    October 26, 2018 7:39 PM 16

    LANGLEY, B.C.—All roads have reopened around an industrial park in the Township of Langley, south of Vancouver, almost two days after an ammonia leak forced an evacuation of the area. RCMP say roads around the industrial park reopened around midnight to allow employees in affected businesses to get back to work. The area was evacuated early Wednesday

  • Trudeau discusses revamped trade pact, tariffs with incoming Mexican president Lopez Obrador

    October 26, 2018 2:05 PM 20

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he has discussed the revamped North American trade deal with Mexico’s incoming president. In a statement today, Trudeau said he spoke with president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday, well before the Mexican leader begins his term on Dec. 1. The prime minister said the pair talked about the United

  • Freeland, Trudeau defend media as Trump tweets about U.S. mail bombs

    October 25, 2018 10:32 PM 20

    “This is absolutely reprehensible and Canada really we extend as a government, and I think I can probably speak for the country when I say this, our tremendous sympathy and support for the people who have been targeted and a categorical condemnation,” she said. Trump, who has been accused many times of stoking anger against the media calling journalists

  • Higgs promises quick fix to New Brunswick paramedic shortage ‘when’ he’s premier

    October 25, 2018 4:02 PM 20

    In his response to the Liberal government’s throne speech, Higgs said it’s not acceptable that ambulances sit empty while families wait for urgent help. A court ruling last year said bilingual paramedic service must be provided, but a labour adjudicator said there may be ways to lessen the language requirements, so the Liberal government has asked for a judicial

  • Trump says his tariffs do not exist

    October 25, 2018 3:49 PM 11

    “Where do we have tariffs? We don’t have tariffs anywhere,” Trump said. “I read that today: ‘We’re worried about the tariffs.’ You know what happens? A business that’s doing badly always likes to blame Trump and the tariffs because it’s a good excuse for some incompetent guy that’s making $25 million a year.” “Billions of dollars are, and will be, coming

  • Agriculture Ministry says natural anthrax killed 13 bison in northern B.C

    October 24, 2018 10:56 PM 18

    FORT ST. JOHN, B.C.—Thirteen bison on a farm in northeastern B.C. died of naturally acquired anthrax, a bacteria that the provincial Agriculture Ministry says can remain dormant in certain soil conditions for many years. The ministry says in a statement that the animals are thought to have contracted the disease from exposure to dormant anthrax spores

  • Canada Post workers hold second day of rotating strikes at plants in Toronto area

    October 24, 2018 4:03 PM 18

    TORONTO — Canada Post employees are holding a second day of rotating strikes at large mail sorting plants in the Toronto-area today. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says members are back at two of Canada’s busiest postal plants, which forced delays in shipments of tens of thousands of letters and parcels across the country on Tuesday. The 24-hour