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  • Wynne vows to stay “positive” in byelections, but attacks Tories and NDP

    January 20, 2014 9:00 PM 18

    Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne hits the campaign trail ahead of two Feb. 13 byelections in Thornhill and Niagara Falls. Premier Kathleen Wynne’s latest TV commercial boasts about “the power of being positive.” As Wynne hit the campaign trail in Thornhill, she insisted positivity will propel her Liberals to victory in Feb. 13 byelections here and in Niagara

  • Co-workers remember two Canadians killed in Kabul

    January 20, 2014 8:45 PM 23

    As the bodies of Martin Glazer and Peter McSheffrey begin their journey back to Canada, their co-workers have already begun the grieving process. A private meeting was held at Samson & Associates in Gatineau, Monday morning. Staff shared stories about the two men who were killed in a Friday suicide bomb attack in Kabul. The attack on a local restaurant

  • Disgraced theatre mogul Garth Drabinsky granted full parole

    January 20, 2014 7:04 PM 14

    TORONTO -- Disgraced theatre mogul Garth Drabinsky has been granted full parole. Drabinsky, 64, thanked the two-member parole board panel after an emotional two-hour hearing during which he described the strain of living apart from his family after being convicted of fraud. He will now be allowed to serve out the rest of his sentence at the Toronto home he shares

  • Family at Charter hearings describes being 'marked' by Muslim customs

    January 20, 2014 6:57 PM 22

    A family’s presentation at the Charter of Values hearings in the National Assembly is getting a lot of attention online. A YouTube video where the Pineault-Caron family spoke of their travels to Morocco and Turkey shows them concerns and dumbfounded by common Muslim customs. Among these customs was taking off shoes upon entering a mosque and praying

  • Winnipeg’s zoo welcomes Amur tiger cubs

    January 20, 2014 6:51 PM 10

    The Assiniboine Park Zoo announced two Amur tiger cubs have arrived in Winnipeg. The male cubs, named Samkha and Vasili, were born on March 30, 2012 are almost full grown. “Not only will they be a delight for our visitors, they will play an important role in the future population of Amur tigers worldwide through the Species Survival Plan,” said Dr. Brian

  • Eric Dejaeger was defrocked in 2011, Oblates confirm

    January 20, 2014 5:32 PM 10

    Eric Dejaeger, the former Roman Catholic priest facing dozens of charges of sexual abuse of children in Nunavut, was defrocked in 2011. His trial resumes today in Iqaluit. (CBC file photo) Eric Dejaeger, the former Roman Catholic priest facing dozens of charges for the sexual abuse of children in Nunavut decades ago, is no longer a priest. "The Holy See in Rome decided

  • Toronto Police shooting deaths inquiry hearing closing arguments

    January 20, 2014 4:42 PM 9

    TORONTO -- The jury at an inquest examining the police shooting deaths of three mentally ill Toronto residents is being taken through some 220 proposed recommendations as closing arguments are delivered in coroner's court. Reyal Jardine-Douglas, Sylvia Klibingaitis and Michael Eligon were all gunned down after approaching officers with edged weapons

  • Three injured in attack at Eastern College in Fredericton

    January 20, 2014 4:23 PM 19

    A violent attack at the Eastern College campus in Fredericton has sent three people to hospital. Witnesses tell CTV News they heard screams coming from a classroom inside the college shortly after 8 a.m. Monday. Some students say a female instructor and a male student are among the injured. “I heard screaming, turned and looked. There was some banging

  • Internet poll

    January 20, 2014 4:15 PM 8

    MONTREAL — The Parti Québécois would pull in 36 per cent of the popular vote in the event of a provincial election — vs. 33 per cent for the Liberals, according to a newly released Léger survey conducted over the Internet. “Mathematically, that’s a small majority for the PQ,” the Journal de Montréal quoted Léger vice-president Christian Bourque. The newspaper

  • Winnipeg boy pulled out of snowbank dies in hospital: neighbour

    January 20, 2014 3:54 PM 5

    WINNIPEG - A neighbour says a nine-year-old Winnipeg boy who became trapped in a fallen snowbank has died in hospital. Cathy Kinsman says the boy was taken off a respirator Saturday, three days after he was pulled from the snow outside his suburban home. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority won't confirm the death, saying it is not information that is made public