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January 15, 2019 6:14 PM No bloodstains found in Dennis Oland’s car, officer tells murder trial

SAINT JOHN, N.B.—Although it was dirty and appeared not to have been cleaned, the car Dennis Oland was driving the evening his father, Richard, was murdered did not produce any suspicious bloodstains, a Saint John court was told Tuesday. Sgt. Mark Smith is on the stand this week at Dennis Oland’s second-degree murder trial, describing in minute detail 214

January 11, 2019 5:47 PM 2017 rally counterprotester with flamethrower drops appeal

An Associated Press photographer captured an image of Long spraying a lighted aerosol can toward a man wielding a flagpole during the deadly Aug. 12, 2017, rally. The image went viral. Long said he used the makeshift flamethrower to protect himself from advancing rally participants who were yelling slurs. Long was found guilty of misdemeanour disorderly 54

January 11, 2019 5:00 AM Canadian librarians’ top book picks for January and February

The Golden Tresses is the final book in Cobourg-born writer Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series. “This is a great series! Flavia is a witter, clever and lovable character. Her adventures will have you laughing and cringing at the same time,” says Karly Uhl of Essa Public Library. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden prompted this comment from Stephanie 57

January 3, 2019 4:33 PM Canadian court slams Uber’s arbitration process

“Uber drivers have a strong claim to be treated as employees,” said Mr. Heller’s lawyer Michael Wright. The question of whether contract workers should be treated as employees has roiled Silicon Valley for years. Having a flexible fleet of contract driver, delivery or repair workers has helped keep costs low for companies like Uber, Instacart Inc. and Amazon 49

December 30, 2018 5:25 AM Israeli hard-line ministers to form new party ahead of vote

The Jewish Home is a hard-line nationalist party that is especially popular with religious voters and West Bank settlers. Bennett and Shaked hope that their new movement, called “The New Right,” will have a broader appeal to both religious and secular voters. Bennett has been the leader of the Jewish Home since 2012, and Shaked is one of the country’s 53

December 12, 2018 12:40 AM California judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump legal fees

LOS ANGELES — Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay U.S. President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 (U.S.) for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday. Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly $390,000 in fees and equal amount in sanctions 35

November 30, 2018 7:05 PM Alberta slashes growth forecast amid crude price crisis

The dimmer outlook reflects the fallout from a crisis in Alberta’s oilpatch, sparked by a lack of pipeline space that has sent Canadian heavy-crude prices to record lows and prompted companies to shut in production. The situation, costing the nation’s economy $80 million (Canadian) a day, has spurred the province to seek to buy rail cars to help move more crude 51

November 20, 2018 3:23 PM Jays prospect Conine admits ‘utmost embarrassment’ for failed drug test, won’t appeal

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine will not challenge a 50-game suspension he was handed on Monday after a failed drug test. Conine, 21, the son of former major-league outfielder Jeff Conine, will miss the first month and a half of the 2019 season after he tested positive for the banned stimulant ritalinic acid under the minor-league drug program 45

November 15, 2018 11:09 PM Woman ticketed for not holding escalator handrail to be heard by Supreme Court

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada agreed Thursday to hear the case of a woman who was ticketed and arrested after she refused instructions to hold onto an escalator handrail. Bela Kosoian was in a subway station in the Montreal suburb of Laval in 2009 when a police officer told her to respect a pictogram with the instruction, “hold the handrail 74

November 15, 2018 6:36 PM Alberta energy firms split on call for government imposed production cuts

CALGARY—Oilsands and refining giants Suncor Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. are rejecting a call by rival Cenovus Energy Inc. for government-imposed production cuts to reduce an oversupply of oil in Alberta linked to steep price discounts. Suncor has no exposure to the “differential” between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude and New York-traded 37