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  • Toronto weather: flash freeze warning issued

    January 6, 2014 11:14 AM 16

    Toronto's Pearson International Airport was advising passengers to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport on Monday. (Jon Castell/CBC) Toronto area roads left slushy by Sunday's mix of rain and snow are expected to freeze solid Monday by rapidly falling temperatures, creating dangerous road conditions. Environment Canada has issued

  • Man dies following Brampton crash

    January 6, 2014 3:35 AM 8

    One male is dead following a crash in Brampton Sunday evening, a representative with Peel Regional Paramedic Services has confirmed. Peel police say the two-vehicle crash occurred on Steeles Avenue near Finch Avenue. The age of the male, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not immediately available. One other person suffered minor injuries in the crash

  • Building evacuated over carbon monoxide scare

    January 5, 2014 10:27 PM 8

    Four people were taken to hospital early Sunday morning, and dozens of residents were evacuated from a four-storey apartment building due to high levels of carbon monoxide. Firefighters were called to a residential building located at 140 Mann ave. shortly after midnight. Fire officials say Enbridge Gas workers called Ottawa Fire Services after a resident

  • Snowfall warning issued for Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton and other areas

    January 5, 2014 10:02 PM 10

    Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton, Huron-Perth & Grey, Bruce. "An intensifying disturbance over Oklahoma is setting its sights on southern Ontario. The low pressure centre is forecast to reach southern Indiana Sunday afternoon as the first of the heavier snow reaches southwestern Ontario

  • Canada planning to sell guns and military equipment to developing countries to maintain domestic arms industry

    January 5, 2014 9:27 PM 34

    The end of Canadian combat operations in Afghanistan and deep cuts to defence budgets in the United States and other allied nations are driving the federal government to look to developing countries as potential buyers of Canadian-made guns and military equipment. The past few years have seen the government add Colombia to a list of countries to which

  • ‘From early flight to people on the moon’: Canada’s oldest ‘super-centenarian’ celebrates 113th birthday in B.C.

    January 5, 2014 9:02 PM 9

    Canada’s oldest citizen — and the country’s last living link to the Victorian era — celebrated her 113th birthday just before Christmas at a B.C. residential hospital. And after a year in which Merle Barwis’s extreme longevity placed her among the 13 oldest people on the planet and among the 10 longest-lived Canadians of all time, the Vancouver Island

  • NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus violated election rules

    January 5, 2014 8:43 PM 7

    OTTAWA — NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus violated elections laws when his official agent failed to shut down his campaign account after the 2008 election, Elections Canada has ruled. In a notice published Saturday in the Canada Gazette, Elections Canada Commissioner Yves Côté said the bank account Angus used in the 2008 election was never closed and was used again

  • Canada looks to weapons sales to developing countries to maintain domestic arms industry

    January 5, 2014 8:27 PM 37

    OTTAWA – The end of Canadian combat operations in Afghanistan and deep cuts to defence budgets in the United States and other allied nations are driving the federal government to look to developing countries as potential buyers of Canadian-made guns and military equipment. The past few years have seen the government add Colombia to a list of countries

  • B.C. resident Merle Barwis becomes country’s ninth oldest Canadian on Monday

    January 5, 2014 8:14 PM 12

    Canada’s oldest citizen — and the country’s last living link to the Victorian era — celebrated her 113th birthday just before Christmas at a B.C. residential hospital. And after a year in which Merle Barwis’s extreme longevity placed her among the 13 oldest people on the planet and the among 10th longest-lived Canadians of all time, the Vancouver Island

  • Hamilton woman fatally stabbed in apartment brawl

    January 5, 2014 6:18 PM 10

    A 56-year-old woman is dead after she was fatally stabbed by another woman in a brawl at an apartment complex in Hamilton Saturday night. According to Hamilton police, two men got into a physical altercation inside the building on MacNab Street North near Burlington Street West at around 8:30 pm. At that point, two women who were known to the men got involved