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June 24, 2018 8:57 PM Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec maximum-security prison, says victim’s aunt

VANCOUVER—Notorious serial killer and pig farmer Robert Pickton has been transferred to a maximum-security prison in Quebec, the family of the one of his victims said Sunday. Joyce Lachance, whose niece Marnie Frey was one of six women whom Pickton was convicted of killing, said she received a phone call from Correctional Services Canada on Thursday 6

June 23, 2018 10:05 PM Syrian children's choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Tang says most of the choir members immigrated to Canada within the last two years, and some parents worried that travel documents from their home country would raise red flags under a U.S. policy that bans travellers from five majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. It also affects two non-Muslim countries, blocking travellers 5

June 22, 2018 3:27 PM Stock indexes up sharply in Toronto, New York; loonie down

Canada’s main stock index was up sharply in late morning trading, with energy and mining stocks providing much of the lift. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 143.10 points to 16,478.25, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 133.10 points to 24,594.80. The S&P 500 index was up 9.82 points 7

June 21, 2018 1:05 PM Toronto police arrest 70 people in dawn raids targeting Five Point Generals street gang

A large portion of a notorious street gang with international links has been dismantled after 70 people were arrested in an early-morning raid across the GTA, Toronto police say. Police also seized a “significant” amount of firearms and narcotics in the operation, code-named Project Patton, targeting the Five Point Generals. More than 800 officers took part in the raid,with more than 50 search 7

June 21, 2018 12:00 PM Trump said 71 false things in 14 days. His dishonesty is increasing

WASHINGTON—He said he had been “totally exonerated” of colluding with Russia by a report that did not address the subject of collusion with Russia. He blamed a nonexistent “Democrat bill” for his own policy of separating parents and children at the border. U.S. President Donald Trump lied a whole lot over the last two weeks. Over those 14 days — a busy stretch 10

June 21, 2018 12:16 AM Trudeau urges Canadians to travel and buy Canadian in the face of U.S. trade dispute

OTTAWA—As a Canada-U.S. trade dispute threatens to grow nastier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to travel and spend at home though he stopped just shy of urging a boycott of American goods and destinations. Asked by reporters how Canadians should respond to the ongoing trade actions of the U.S. administration of President Donald 8

June 20, 2018 11:13 PM Justin Trudeau’s February trip to India cost $1.5M, documents show

Conservative MP Alex Nuttall, however, says the trip cost a lot with nothing to show for it but an “international embarrassment.” “At this point, the evidence is that it was a complete and utter failure,” Nuttall said. Trudeau’s Indian excursion was supposed to improve ties between Canada and India, a country of more than 1.3 billion people with one of the fastest-growing 7

June 20, 2018 5:18 PM Police seek man accused of contacting woman more than 200 times, sharing intimate photo without consent

Giuseppe Ferraro, 38, of Toronto, is wanted by police for harassment, physical threats, and sharing an intimate photo without consent. He has been described as five-foot-10, 170 pounds, with short dark hair. A change to the Criminal Code of Canada in March 2015 made publishing “intimate images” of a person, no matter the age, a criminal offence. The move followed 6

June 20, 2018 5:10 PM National Film Board funds 35 Indigenous-led projects; says more work to be done

Backing Indigenous-led projects, launch of Indigenous cinema screening site among highlights The National Film Board of Canada says it has made gains towards fostering Indigenous talent, but there's more work to be done. The board says it backed 35 Indigenous-directed projects, representing 10 per cent of overall production spending, in the first year of its Indigenous 27

June 20, 2018 3:38 PM Interpol carries out giant crackdown against wildlife crime in 92 countries

PARIS—Nearly 100 countries took part in a globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, seizing tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber in a month-long bust that exposed the international reach of traffickers, Interpol said Wednesday. Officials also confiscated thousands of live animals, including turtles in Malaysia and parrots in Mexico 6