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September 24, 2018 8:18 PM Sticking points remain as U.S.-imposed deadline looms for NAFTA deal

For example, Mexico agreed to a higher level of duty-free online shopping. However, in its agreement to not apply duty on goods up to $100, it also agreed to not apply sales tax, said the Canadian source — something Canada is not willing to do. “If you applied that to Canada, for example, if you went online to CanadianTire.ca and bought something for $80, you’d 10

September 21, 2018 7:37 PM Woman stabs five people at New York neighbourhood nursery

NEW YORK — A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as a neighbourhood nursery, then slashed her wrist, police said. All of those wounded in the attack, which happened before 4 a.m., were hospitalized but expected to survive. The 52-year-old suspect was taken 10

September 20, 2018 3:48 PM GO Transit adding trips on Lakeshore train lines

At a news conference at GO’s Willowbrook yard in Etobicoke on Thursday, Transportation Minister John Yakabuski announced a 21-per-cent increase to service on the Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East GO corridors. Starting Monday, GO will add 220 new trips per week on the two lines. “With these new trips there will be more than 400,000 train seats available 10

September 19, 2018 6:31 PM Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

A Texas great-grandmother says she's finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago. It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich, the Houston Chronicle reported. Goodrich is about an hour northeast of Houston. "We think this is the gator 9

September 16, 2018 3:11 PM Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

Verzilov was first hospitalized in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this week. Maria Alekhina, a member of the group, told The Associated Press that he regained consciousness Friday. Verzilov, his partner Veronika Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members served 15-day jail sentences for running onto field 10

September 6, 2018 4:12 PM N.B. Greens release homecare plan aimed at improving services and salaries

FREDERICTON—New Brunswick’s Green party has released a homecare plan that focuses on more individualized care and increased salaries for homecare workers. Leader David Coon says a one-size-fits-all, profit-driven model leads to lower in-home care standards and unacceptable wages. Coon says if his party forms government, it would increase training requirements 13

August 29, 2018 2:00 AM Family of caregiver sues over fatal fire in Lindsay-area foster home

The family of a caregiver who died in a foster-home fire is accusing the Ontario government in a $5-million lawsuit of licensing a firetrap. Andrea Reid’s family alleges that the home, near Lindsay, Ont., should have never been allowed to care for children, citing poorly trained staff, the lack of a fire plan or escape routes in the event of an emergency 24

August 28, 2018 7:38 PM Saudi Arabian medical residents can stay in Canada for now, according to hospital organization

The president of HealthCareCan says it was told by hospitals and the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau that more than 1,000 Saudi Arabian medical residents and fellows received an email on Monday saying they can continue their assignments in Canada until an alternative posting can be arranged. Paul-Emile Cloutier says the news is a relief as the looming 23

August 26, 2018 1:03 AM Calgary’s Kamar Jorden sets team record with 249 receiving yards in Stamps’ win over Blue Bombers

CALGARY—Kamar Jorden helped break the game open in the fourth quarter and set a club record for the Calgary Stampeders in the process. Jorden caught a pass from quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and ran for a 68-yard touchdown with 1:41 to play in the game to give the Stampeders a 32-18 lead over the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Stampeders (8-1) held on for a 39-26 win over the Blue Bombers 11

August 23, 2018 4:25 PM The Happytime Murders kills us with crudeness

The Happytime Murders is brought to you by the letters “F” and “U,” as well as the letter “A,” the latter of which is often heard at the front of a word ending in “hole.” Let me spell this out for you, especially if you’re a parent who may understandably mistake this for a Sesame Street detective parody. The movie has Muppet-like characters, voiced by some of the Sesame 14