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  • Parrot returned after going missing last week

    December 11, 2013 3:08 PM 11

    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 17

    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 16

    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 19

    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 31

    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 40

    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

  • $10,000 reward offered for information on suspect in violent attack

    December 11, 2013 9:52 AM 13

    MONTREAL -- A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator of a violent crime against a man with special needs near Angrignon metro. The incident took place on Oct. 19 at about 9:30 p.m., when a 34-year-old man who has a developmental disability was approached on the Green Line heading

  • Millionaire immigrants invest in Quebec — and then move on

    December 10, 2013 11:51 PM 17

    The vast majority of millionaire immigrants who come to Canada through Quebec's immigrant investor program do not stay in that province, allowing Quebec to keep millions in job creation dollars while other provinces carry the costs of settlement. Numbers from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, obtained by a Vancouver immigration lawyer, show that 90 per cent of those

  • Federal PS unions unite to challenge constitutionality of omnibus budget bill

    December 10, 2013 10:58 PM 22

    OTTAWA — Canada’s 17 federal unions plan to take the Conservative government to court to challenge the constitutionality of its plans to overhaul collective bargaining and health and safety in the workplace. Union leaders have talked about taking such action since the changes were introduced in the omnibus budget bill, but they have now decided to team up and start

  • Election watchdog 'overly aggressive,' Conservative MP argues

    December 10, 2013 9:19 PM 14

    Marc Mayrand was questioned Tuesday by Conservative MP Scott Reid, who called the chief electoral officer "overly aggressive" and argued it was "inappropriate" to notify the House Speaker about a dispute with an MP. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) Conservative MP Scott Reid attacked Canada's election watchdog Tuesday, calling him "overly aggressive" and arguing