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  • Eric Leighton inquest goes Monday

    March 24, 2014 9:06 AM 35

    Eric Leighton's family has been waiting close to three years to get answers. The inquest into the death of the 18-year-old Barrhaven high school student, killed in a shop class explosion in 2011, gets underway with 14 witnesses expected to be called. Leighton, 18, was killed when a peppermint oil barrel exploded at Mother Teresa High School on May 26, 2011. He died of massive

  • Loaded gun, cash, pickup seized in cocaine bust

    March 24, 2014 8:35 AM 3

    A joint police force used search warrants Sunday to raid two different houses in the St. John's area, hauling in cocaine, a loaded handgun and cash and putting two men behind bars. The two men — one lives in St. John's, the other in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's — were taken into custody on multiple charges that included conspiracy to traffic in cocaine

  • Man shot outside North York bar

    March 24, 2014 5:44 AM 7

    TORONTO – A man in his 30s has been rushed to hospital after being shot multiple times in the chest Sunday night. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. near Dilly’s Sports Bar at 748 Wilson Ave. in North York. Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male who was wearing all white. He may have fled in a silver van.

  • Dave Hancock sworn in as Alberta’s 15th premier

    March 24, 2014 3:36 AM 4

    Dave Hancock, replacing an embattled Alison Redford, takes the oath of office in a short ceremony at Government House. Hancock took the oath of office in front of fellow caucus members, family, and guests in a short ceremony Sunday evening at Government House. “I’m honoured by the confidence my colleagues have placed in me and I’m humbled by the sense

  • Scott Stinson: Kathleen Wynne likely to hike corporate taxes in attempt to fund Ontario transit plan

    March 24, 2014 3:20 AM 5

    The latest theme out of the Ontario Liberal camp, to judge from a speech Premier Kathleen Wynne gave to a weekend party conference, is that only she can provide the steady hand at the wheel of a still-recovering economy. The PCs, with their disruptive plans, and the NDP, with their lack of one, are just too reckless, she said. It’s an understandable

  • Town of Armstrong focuses on murder trial

    March 24, 2014 3:03 AM 6

    The small community of Armstrong has been waiting 2 1/2 years for a murder trial expected to open Monday. On Halloween night 2011, 18-year-old Taylor Van Diest went missing after she headed out from her family home to do some trick-or-treating with a friend. Her family called police and a search was launched for the popular girl, described as really

  • Spring snowstorm heading to East Coast could be one of season's strongest

    March 24, 2014 2:47 AM 11

    HALIFAX -- Although the calendar says it's spring, Atlantic Canada is not getting a reprieve from the winter weather. In fact, a major snowstorm expected to hit Wednesday could be one of the strongest of the season, Environment Canada said on Sunday. Meteorologist Jean-Marc Couturier said it's not unusual for the region to get a blast of winter in springtime

  • Alberta’s Wildrose charge ahead as Tories seek to reinvent themselves Add to ...

    March 24, 2014 1:49 AM 7

    While Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives shift to leadership-race mode, the Wildrose Party will do its part to try to persuade the province’s voters that a new PC leader is not going to change what the opposition says is the long-governing party’s culture of arrogance and entitlement. Perhaps more important than who will win the contest to replace Alison

  • Montreal Catholic school fighting for the right to teach ethics and religious culture in its own Jesuit style

    March 24, 2014 12:45 AM 14

    Eight years after the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously rejected Quebec’s ban on Sikh kirpan daggers in the classroom, another major test of academic religious freedom comes to Canada’s top court Monday, as a private Catholic boys high school in Montreal fights for the right to teach ethics and religious culture in its own Jesuit style. This time, though

  • Watson to seek re-election

    March 23, 2014 10:50 PM 5

    Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson announced Sunday evening that he will seek re-election in the upcoming municipal election. “Four years ago, I was honoured to be elected Mayor. Tomorrow morning, I will register to run for re-election,” he posted. “Together, we’re building a better Ottawa – but our work is not yet done. Ottawa needs stable leadership for the challenges