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  • 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

  • Limba the elephant euthanized at Bowmanville Zoo

    December 3, 2013 3:10 PM 20

    The 50-year-old Asian elephant had been in declining health, but was still able to appear in last month’s Santa Claus Parade. Limba, the 50-year-old Asian elephant housed at the Bowmanville Zoo, was euthanized early Tuesday after an undetermined illness. The decision was made to end her life after zoo staff found “a considerable amount of blood in her stool

  • Ontario tightens rules governing unregulated daycare

    December 3, 2013 2:47 PM 13

    New child care legislation would give Ontario more power to fine or close illegal daycares. Ontario is tightening provincial rules governing unregulated daycare businesses and throwing the book at those that flout the law. Under the Child Care Modernization Act, being introduced Tuesday, the province would be able to immediately close a daycare where

  • Council limits adult venues to industrial areas

    December 3, 2013 12:49 PM 15

    A bylaw approved by city council Monday night will banish adult entertainment clubs to Saskatoon’s industrial areas. That law classifies nightclubs that regularly hold strip tease performances as "adult entertainment venues” and limits their operation in the city to heavy industrial areas and not within 160 metres of a school, park, child care centre

  • Winter storm hits southern Saskatchewan

    December 3, 2013 12:49 PM 15

    Blizzard-like conditions gripped many parts of Alberta and bore down on Saskatchewan as a massive storm system trekked across the Prairies. Storm warnings were out for many areas as the system packed a combination of heavy snow and, in some cases, freezing drizzle. Several flights at the Calgary and Edmonton airports were cancelled, while Calgary Mayor

  • Canadian students' math, science scores dip: OECD

    December 3, 2013 12:35 PM 20

    TORONTO, Ontario -- A new international study ranks Canadian students among the top of the class in key subject areas, but there has been a noticeable decline over the years in math and science scores among the country's pupils. Canada was among 65 countries and economies participating in the assessment by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

  • Conservative MP to table private member’s bill to give party caucuses more power

    December 3, 2013 11:33 AM 8

    Conservative MP Michael Chong will table a private member’s bill Tuesday morning that would give more power to party caucuses, including the ability to oust their leaders. Chong, who has served as the MP for Wellington-Halton Hills for nearly 10 years, was so overwhelmed by the interest in his bill generated by media reports last week that he is tabling

  • Canadian students front-runners in study of worldwide math skills; Quebec students rank highest

    December 3, 2013 10:02 AM 11

    Canadian students are showing up youth around the world when it comes to math, science and literacy skills, but their math and science scores have decreased significantly over the last decade, says a new report released Tuesday. “If you looked at this without the context of where we came from 10, 12 years ago, you’d say ‘boy, this is a great study