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  • Wynne was advised negotiations on cancelled gas plants cheaper than lawsuit

    December 3, 2013 11:09 PM 9

    TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is disputing opposition charges that she was at least partly to blame for driving up the cost of cancelling gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga to $1.1 billion. The NDP say Wynne's signature on a cabinet document promising to make TransCanada Enterprises "whole" severely weakened the province's negotiating

  • Embattled Sen. Mike Duffy recovering after open-heart surgery

    December 3, 2013 11:01 PM 4

    OTTAWA -- Sen. Mike Duffy is recovering in an Ottawa hospital after undergoing open-heart surgery earlier today. It is the second such procedure for the embattled independent senator, the first having taken place in 2006. Dr. Marc Ruel, chief of the cardiac unit at the University of Ottawa's Heart Institute, conducted the surgery to clear up blocked

  • Amherst-area drunk driver acquitted on necessity defence

    December 3, 2013 10:01 PM 8

    A Nova Scotia man has beaten a drunk driving charge using the defence of necessity after he argued he had no choice but to drive an injured friend to the hospital last year. According to an Amherst provincial court decision released on Tuesday, Roger Pleau and friend Eldon Deegan were drinking beer at Deegan's apartment in Upper Nappan on Oct. 4, 2012, while

  • Soldier attempts suicide after being told PTSD will end military career

    December 3, 2013 9:58 PM 10

    OTTAWA -- The moment the Canadian military told him he was being discharged because of his post-traumatic stress disorder, Master Cpl. Kristian Wolowidnyk felt his life was over. Two days later, on Nov. 21, Wolowidnyk -- a former combat engineer who survived the desolation of Kandahar in 2009 and 2010 -- tried to take his own life, but survived

  • Ottawa considers bill giving Northwest Territories power over resources

    December 3, 2013 9:46 PM 12

    OTTAWA -- The federal government has introduced legislation that would give the Northwest Territories province-like control over its resources and reform the way it reviews resource development. Control over resources -- and the $65 million in revenues those mineral and energy projects create -- has been long-awaited in the North and Tuesday's bill was greeted

  • Sen. Roméo Dallaire fell asleep in Hill smash up

    December 3, 2013 7:42 PM 10

    Tuesday, in the midst of the existential expense scandal swamping the Upper Chamber, was one of them. This morning, Sen. Roméo Dallaire’s BMW collided with a lamp post outside of East Block, knocking over a stop sign in the process, a few metres from the new automated bollards used to control vehicle access to the Hill. The crash was vigorous enough

  • RCMP boss embarrassed for pot-smoking Mountie who went public

    December 3, 2013 6:59 PM 13

    OTTAWA -- The RCMP commissioner says he's very embarrassed for a New Brunswick Mountie who breached policy by smoking medicinal marijuana in uniform. Bob Paulson says it was awkward and disappointing to see Cpl. Ron Francis make headlines after the national police force discouraged him from going public. Francis returned his red serge and accused the government

  • Investigators looking for more evidence in murder

    December 3, 2013 6:33 PM 20

    Calgary Police are turning to the public to help gather more evidence in the beating death of Lukas Strasser-Hird last month, According to police, Strasser-Hird, 18, was assaulted by a group of people in the 200 block of 10 Ave. S.W. at about 2:45 a.m. on November 23. Police now believe that he was involved in two separate altercations prior to his death

  • Conservative Sen. David Braley resigns, 3 years before mandatory retirement

    December 3, 2013 5:37 PM 18

    Conservative Senator David Braley has resigned from the upper chamber, three years short of mandatory retirement. Braley's office told CTV's Mercedes Stephenson that he has chosen to take an early retirement, but gave no reason or further details. Braley's office gave a written statement dated Nov. 30 to the Governor General, advising of his resignation

  • K9 assists in apprehension of suspect

    December 3, 2013 3:41 PM 17

    Windsor police says a man wanted for theft was apprehended Tuesday morning with the help of a K9 officer. According to police, officers were conducting a routine patrol in the area of Wyandotte Street West and Church Street, around 7:30 a.m., when officers spotted a man wanted for theft. Police says when officers advised the man to stop, he stated, “I’m not stopping