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  • TTC: No subway service at Bloor-Yonge Station due to water main break

    January 4, 2014 2:32 PM 12

    There is no subway service at Bloor-Yonge Station on both the Yonge-University-Spadina line and the Bloor-Danforth line due to a water main break. According to the TTC, a ruptured pipe above the station has resulted in water falling on the subway platform. The water is not falling on the track and subway cars are able to continue passing through the station

  • Police in Jamaica probe death of Canadian woman, 53

    January 4, 2014 1:19 PM 18

    SAINT ANN, Jamaica -- Police in Jamaica are investigating the death of a 53-year-old Canadian woman whose body was found Monday afternoon. A report on the Jamaica Observer website says the woman has been identified as Shirley Lewis-McFarlane, who is reportedly from Aurora, Ont. However, the Observer says the body of Lewis-McFarlane was found in a bedroom

  • Maritimers digging out after blizzard rocks region

    January 4, 2014 11:26 AM 15

    For New Brunswick, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, as the low-pressure system bringing warmer temperatures to the rest of the Maritimes is expected to bring a mixed bag of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and rain on Monday. Friday's weather forced Halifax Metro Transit buses and non-emergency police vehicles off the roads

  • Matthew Huszar's body found in False Creek, ending two-year search

    January 4, 2014 6:57 AM 18

    Vancouver police say a body found on Dec. 31 in the water at a marina in False Creek has been identified as Matthew Huszar. He was 25 years old when he was last seen leaving an office Christmas party just before midnight on Dec. 16, 2011 (near Water and Abbott Street). Police said in a statement that the investigation into Huszar's disappearance and death

  • Ice storm aftermath: Premier Kathleen Wynne defends troubled grocery-card distribution

    January 4, 2014 3:27 AM 18

    Speed was more essential than perfecting the system, Wynne argues after complaints about long lines and card shortages. Premier Kathleen Wynne said she knew the much-criticized system for handing out grocery gift cards to ice storm victims wasn’t “perfect” but maintained it’s better than nothing. “There was an honour component to it,” Wynne acknowledged

  • Friday morning coldest Jan. 3 on record in Kitchener

    January 4, 2014 3:09 AM 23

    In at least some parts of Ontario, the deep freeze slowly moving out of the area was literally a record-setting one. Environment Canada says Friday’s temperatures dipped below the previous record lows for Jan. 3 in Kitchener, London, Hamilton and Oshawa. In Kitchener, temperatures fell to -23 C between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. – well below the previous record

  • Julie Paskall trust fund set up to help grieving family

    January 4, 2014 2:28 AM 23

    A trust fund has been set up to assist the family of Julie Paskall, the Surrey woman who was slain outside a hockey rink in Whalley on Dec. 29. The funds will be used to support Paskall's family and cover additional expenses. Haskall is survived by a son, 16, two adult daughters and her husband, Al Paskall. Bill Hoadley, a family friend, says the family

  • Charter challenges show Stephen Harper governing in Pierre Trudeau’s shadow

    January 3, 2014 11:55 PM 24

    When cool-headed, elbow-patch-wearing historians eventually write the story of the Stephen Harper government, the story they tell is likely to be less dramatic than the stories that Harper’s supporters or opponents tell themselves. The prime minister has significantly reduced taxes and spending, pushed hard to make it easier to extract and sell natural

  • Saskatchewan privacy commissioner resigns

    January 3, 2014 10:14 PM 18

    REGINA - Saskatchewan’s first full-time Information and Privacy Commissioner is stepping down after ten years on the job. Gary Dickson says he is resigning for personal reasons and that his last day on the job will be January 31. Dickson was first appointed to the role in November of 2003 and re-appointed to a five-year term in April of 2009. Since then he has worked

  • Red Deer RCMP release photo of murder suspect considered armed and dangerous

    January 3, 2014 9:45 PM 29

    RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating Adam William Lee Bird who faces first degree murder charges in connection to the 2013 death of Lloyd Sarson in Red Deer. A Canada Wide Warrant was issued for Bird’s arrest on January 8, 2013, but the murder suspect remains at large. Bird, also known as Gwap, was 17-years-old at the time of Sarson’s death