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  • Feds plan six years of world war memorials

    January 14, 2014 12:06 AM 14

    OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Mint will begin selling a special silver dollar Tuesday, the first in a six-year series of government-wide commemorations associated with anniversaries of both world wars. With travelling orchestras, special online exhibitions and museum exhibitions, the federal government has a dozens of events planned to commemorate the centennial

  • Walkers welcomed back to the Weaselhead

    January 13, 2014 11:50 PM 14

    The floods washed out the Weaselhead more than six months ago and the nature area is finally ready to reopen to recreation users. The park in the city’s southwest has been closed since June because the flood waters unearthed a number of undetonated explosives. “The presence of unexploded ordnance in Weaselhead is nothing new, but there was some concern

  • Inquest into police shootings missing the main problem

    January 13, 2014 11:37 PM 13

    TORONTO — It is surely possible to go further afield from the cold, cruel realities of frontline policing than the coroner’s inquest examining three Toronto police shooting deaths of mentally ill people travelled on Monday. The inquest’s final witnesses were Barbara Hall, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and Ashley Lawrence

  • Two EPS officers facing assault charges

    January 13, 2014 10:45 PM 12

    Edmonton police said Monday that two members had been charged in connection to an alleged incident dating back to the fall of 2012. Police said the two officers were charged on Monday, following an investigation by the EPS Professional Standards Branch that was reviewed by Alberta Justice. The investigation was launched after a complaint was filed that the officers

  • Transportation Safety Board to conduct full investigation of New Brunswick train derailment

    January 13, 2014 7:40 PM 37

    PLASTER ROCK, N.B. -- The federal Transportation Safety Board will conduct a full investigation into the cause of a CN train derailment in northwestern New Brunswick last week. Safety board spokesman John Cottreau says investigators have finished gathering evidence in the community of Wapske, where 19 cars in the 122-car freight train jumped the tracks

  • Kathleen Wynne prepares to call two byelections as Tim Hudak unveils ‘one million jobs’ plan

    January 13, 2014 6:54 PM 10

    TORONTO — Voters in Niagara Falls and the suburban Toronto riding of Thornhill could go to the polls next month in byelections widely seen as precursors to a general Ontario election expected this year. One factor that kicked up the byelection talk is word the Liberals plan to announce later today that a new hospital will be built in Niagara Falls

  • survey

    January 13, 2014 5:55 PM 15

    OTTAWA — A $2.5-million government ad campaign to promote the not-yet-existent Canada Job Grant appears to have resonated with few outside the office of the country’s advertising watchdog. Eighty-five per cent of Canadians who participated in a public opinion survey this summer couldn’t recall ever seeing the advertisements that ran for seven weeks starting

  • Suspect charged with kidnapping, impersonating a police officer after teen taken from family

    January 13, 2014 5:51 PM 14

    A suspect faces several charges, including extortion, kidnapping and impersonating a police officer, in a bizarre case involving a 14-year-old victim. Officers met with parents who said their son had gone missing and was possibly kidnapped. Investigators learned a suspect, known to the family, had convinced them he was an officer investigating a report

  • Man trapped after apparent roof collapse in Mississauga

    January 13, 2014 5:44 PM 8

    A man is trapped after a reported roof collapse at a construction site near Sheridan Mall in Mississauga. The accident happened at around 11:30 a.m. at the construction site on Erin Mills Parkway near Queen Elizabeth Way.

  • Union for school support staff opposes Ontario's collective-bargaining bill

    January 13, 2014 5:35 PM 13

    The union representing support staff in Ontario schools announced Monday that it does not support Bill 122, a proposed law aimed at better governing negotiations with the province’s school boards after last year's strife. In a news conference at Queen’s Park, the Canadian Union of Public Employees accused the government of failing to ensure all Ontario