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  • 99 per cent of Quebec kids using iPads in school find them totally distracting

    December 11, 2013 5:06 PM 22

    And one-third are playing games while they are sitting in class, anyhow TORONTO — A third of Quebec students surveyed about using iPads in class admitted to playing games during school hours and an astounding 99 per cent said they found the gadgets distracting, suggests a new study based on the experiences of more than 6,000 tablet-toting kids. But even though

  • G4S armoured car guard killed, 2nd hurt in Highway 63 crash

    December 11, 2013 4:55 PM 21

    A G4S armoured vehicle leaves the Edmonton office. An employee of the security company was killed in crash on Highway 63 Tuesday. (The Canadian Press) Two armoured car guards involved in a fatal crash on Highway 63 in northeast Alberta yesterday worked for the same company, G4S, as the four guards involved in a deadly ambush at the University of Alberta

  • Grandma, child in stroller targeted in violent robbery

    December 11, 2013 3:42 PM 30

    Toronto police are trying to identify three males who swarmed and restrained a grandmother and grabbed her grandchild during a violent robbery last week. Police said the group surrounded the woman and young child, who was in a stroller, as they walked along Sheppard Avenue West, near Jane Street, on Friday at about 2:45 p.m. The woman’s face was held so she couldn’t

  • After two weeks, Lev Tahor judgment still hasn’t been executed

    December 11, 2013 3:30 PM 27

    Quebec judge ordered immediate removal of 14 children from the sect MONTREAL — It has been two weeks since a Quebec judge ordered the immediate removal of 14 children from the extremist Jewish sect Lev Tahor. But Ontario officials still have not executed the judgment made in St-Jérôme’s youth court. Formerly based in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, most members

  • Parrot returned after going missing last week

    December 11, 2013 3:08 PM 9

    According to Corbret’s Pet Shop, a male customer walked out of the store with the valuable bird under his coat. Owners say police were able to find out that the man called a taxi on Turner Road thanks to surveillance video. Police say they were able to track the taxi’s destination with the use of GPS. Officers attended a residence near Windsor Regional

  • Senate speaker kills Liberals’ effort to trace leak of Duffy audit to Prime Minister’s Office

    December 11, 2013 2:52 PM 12

    OTTAWA — A battle to find out more about how details of a confidential audit of Sen. Mike Duffy’s expenses went to the Prime Minister’s Office before the Senate has come to a halt in the upper chamber. And with the House of Commons planning to rise late Wednesday, efforts to debate the subject in the House were shut down until the new year. Tuesday

  • Deadly fire in Kirkland

    December 11, 2013 12:49 PM 14

    Firefighters rushed to the home on Marcel Meloche St. around 4 a.m. and upon entering the house they found a man in his sixties, unconscious and in cardiac arrest, lying in a bedroom. Crews were quickly able to extinguish the flames and eliminate the smoke, but are not certain what caused the fire. They have determined the fire started in the bedroom

  • Fatal crash near Drumbo closes eastbound 401

    December 11, 2013 12:47 PM 17

    The eastbound lanes of the 401 between Drumbo and Ayr were closed down early Wednesday morning after a crash between two transport trucks. Around 12:30 a.m., Oxford County OPP, Drumbo firefighters and EMS were called out to a crash on the 401 near where it crosses Township Road 8. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene while the second driver was sent to hospital

  • Dean Blundell producer’s on-air comments debase principle of jury duty, civic responsibility

    December 11, 2013 11:53 AM 25

    TORONTO — Almost 15 years ago, a woman who became a great friend of mine sat as a juror on the sexual assault trial of a man who, by the time we were running together, had been much in the news. Yet even then, five years after the fact of her service, we were both ridiculously circumspect about her time as a juror. I asked no questions; she volunteered

  • Idle No More founders named to top 100 global thinkers list

    December 11, 2013 9:52 AM 34

    The founders of Idle No More joined a prestigious list this month as Foreign Policy magazine named the women to its top 100 global thinkers list. The list includes Pope Francis, 16-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai, U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, and Canadian astronaut Chris