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January 11, 2019 4:22 PM Delays at Ontario human rights tribunal could undermine cases, say lawyers

“We had been waiting a while for that hearing date,” she said. “Now this case is on hold indefinitely ... We’re not even at the stage of having everyone sit down and go to mediation, let alone the stage of having it proceed to a hearing so it’s really sort of making things drag on and it’s problematic.” Such delays can put a lot of strain on complainants 28

January 11, 2019 3:55 PM Hepatits vaccine, often prescribed for travellers, facing shortage in Canada

Hepatitis A is mostly spread through contaminated food and water. Most people infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage, but in some cases infection can lead to sudden liver failure. Hepatitis B, a more serious disease primarily spread through sex, can lead to a chronic infection that increases the risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and liver 23

January 11, 2019 2:42 PM Woman says missing Wisconsin girl called out to her for help

MILWAUKEE - A woman said she was walking her dog along a rural road when a disheveled teenage girl called out to her for help, quickly grabbed her and told her she was lost. Then the girl revealed her name: Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who vanished three months ago after her parents were fatally shot in the family’s home. Jeanne Nutter 19

January 9, 2019 9:53 PM Bovine tuberculosis strain tested in B.C. cow is distinct, not seen in Canada

The agency has traced the movements of animals that entered or left the infected herd in the past five years and movement controls have been placed on about 18,000 animals in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. As the investigation continues, movement controls on the herds will fluctuate, Komal said. Canada is considered officially free of bovine TB although 24

January 2, 2019 4:56 PM Capitals’ Ovechkin to skip NHL all-star game, will be suspended one game

“My body needs a rest,” Ovechkin said after practice Wednesday. The 33-year-old has played in all 33 games this season and leads the Capitals with 45 points. Washington’s final game before the all-star break is Jan. 23 at Toronto. The all-star game is Jan. 26, and the Capitals don’t play again until Feb. 1 against Calgary. It’s not clear when Ovechkin’s 22

December 28, 2018 9:32 PM Teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China

Kovrig is a Canadian diplomat on leave from the foreign service to work with the anti-war International Crisis Group, travelling through China as a researcher and analyst. Spavor has run an organization called the Paektu Cultural Exchange, promoting business and cultural ties with North Korea. He has met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and helped arrange 20

December 19, 2018 1:06 PM Pope accepts resignation of L.A. bishop accused of misconduct

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following allegations of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday. The Vatican announced the resignation in a one-line statement. It was the latest in a string of cases of alleged misconduct against bishops to come to light 33

December 18, 2018 5:35 PM Thyroid, kidney cancers rise slightly in kids; overall childhood cancer rate is stable: Study

CHICAGO - Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity. The rate for all childhood cancers combined, 171 cases per million children, remained stable from 2001 to 2009 although slight increases were seen in blacks and adolescents 79

December 17, 2018 11:54 AM Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

BERLIN—Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said the government had agreed 34

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 31