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  • Snowfall wreaks havoc on Ontario roads, police urge motorists to avoid driving

    January 25, 2014 7:30 PM 37

    TORONTO — Much of southern Ontario has been hit with a blast of snow and wind that has caused widespread road closures and stranded more than 400 people northwest of Toronto in their cars. The motorists were taken to warming centres in Orangeville, Shelburne and Honeywood late Friday night and early Saturday morning after escaping vehicles trapped by snow and ice. Police

  • Mayor Nenshi speaks at World Economic Forum

    January 25, 2014 5:33 PM 20

    The June flood was top of mind for Mayor Naheed Nenshi Saturday, as he addressed world leaders in Switzerland. The mayor was at the World Economic Forum in Davos to talk about building resilience to natural disasters. He sat on a panel of representatives from several countries, including Haiti and the Philippines. Mayor Nenshi spoke about a diversion

  • OPP investigating after one of their cruisers was rear-ended on 401

    January 25, 2014 3:51 PM 30

    Oxford County OPP are investigating after one of their cruisers was hit from behind on the westbound 401 Saturday morning near Highway 2 in Woodstock. Just after 7 a.m. Saturday, an officer responded to a multiple vehicle collision on the 401. At the scene, the officer was sitting in the parked cruiser when a westbound pickup truck struck the cruiser

  • Blowing snow in Dufferin County leaves hundreds stranded

    January 25, 2014 2:46 PM 27

    Several hundred motorists had to be rescued in Dufferin Country after blowing snow resulted in substantial drifts and white-out conditions overnight. According to Dufferin County EMS, as many as 400 people were assisted after being stranded on area roads and highways, beginning early Friday night. Country Roads 11, 12 and 124 as well as Hwy. 89 west of Shelburne

  • Environment Canada warns of strong winds, some roads already closed

    January 25, 2014 2:06 PM 23

    Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for London-Middlesex and Huron-Perth, and watches and warnings are in effect across southwestern Ontario. The weather agency is warning of strong winds entering the region Friday ahead of a snow system. Wind speeds are forecast to reach 40 to 60 km/h with the potential for 80 km/h gusts

  • Operation Oblivion unknown piece of Canada's war history

    January 25, 2014 2:33 AM 23

    Documentary airing Jan. 26 on OMNI tells story of Chinese-Canadian soldiers trained to fight behind Japanese lines in Second World War. Operation Oblivion sounds like a title from a great spy movie. And in a way, it is. Take 13 Chinese-Canadians, train them in espionage courtesy of the British Secret Service and then parachute them behind enemy lines

  • National registry to track unnatural deaths in Canada urged

    January 25, 2014 12:53 AM 93

    Call from Conservative MP follows Postmedia News' series on coroner inquests A Conservative MP says he would like to see the creation of a national registry that would track causes of all unnatural deaths in Canada in the wake of a Postmedia News series examining this country’s patchwork system of coroner’s inquests and fatality inquiries. Terence Young

  • Manitoba Warriors decimated through police project targeting street gang

    January 25, 2014 12:33 AM 26

    Winnipeg police seized several guns, a range of drugs and laid charges against 57 members and associates of the Manitoba Warriors as part of Project Falling Star, launched in April 2013. “The Manitoba Warriors have been known to promote illicit drug sales and commit numerous acts of violence that (are) linked to the territorial disputes related to drug distribution

  • Ottawa says CSEC's collection of Canadians' data 'incidental'

    January 25, 2014 12:09 AM 23

    VANCOUVER -- The federal government is defending its secretive eavesdropping agency in a lawsuit filed by a British Columbia-based civil liberties group, insisting its spying activities are legal and essential to protecting Canadians. The government filed a statement of defence this week in a lawsuit launched by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association

  • Unique project helps stateless Tibetans find homes in Canada

    January 25, 2014 12:03 AM 33

    When Tenzin Zeden arrived in Toronto on Nov. 29, she was welcomed by members of the Tibetan community, shockingly cold weather, and, for the first time in her life, a chance at citizenship of her own. Zeden, 30, has been stateless since she was born. Her family is originally from Tibet, but fled as refugees in the early 1960s. She grew up in north-eastern