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January 16, 2018 6:36 PM Ontario offers to help pay for electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces

The province is offering to cover 80 per cent of the cost of installing the stations as part of an incentive program. Ontario is offering to cover 80 per cent of the cost of installing electric vehicle charging stations for companies and commercial building owners as the province tries to expand its charging infrastructure. The program, announced today 13

January 11, 2018 1:43 AM High-ranking Durham officer charged with drinking on job and ‘tyrannical’ behaviour toward staff

Insp. Nick Lisi is accused of being verbally abusive towards four officers, calling one a “back-stabbing weasel and yelling at another in an “intimidating” way. A high-ranking Durham police officer is facing internal police charges for allegedly drinking on the job and “tyrannical” behaviour toward subordinates. Insp. Nick Lisi is accused of being verbally 9

January 10, 2018 6:14 AM Christine Sinclair clarifies response to Herdman's move

Canadian captain was informed by former coach before announcement went public Canadian captain Christine Sinclair clarified her response to John Herdman leaving the women's national soccer team for the men's squad in a tweet on Tuesday night. Herdman, who led the Canadian women to back-to-back Olympic bronze medals, took over Canada's men's program on Monday 7

January 5, 2018 6:00 PM Explosive new Trump book blows open feud with Steve Bannon amid fractures in Republican Party

WASHINGTON—The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s very public break with U.S. President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. The new fissure in an already fractious Republican Party cast doubt on Bannon’s hopes to foment 9

December 27, 2017 9:41 PM Nexen Energy facing charges following 2016 explosion that killed 2 oilsands workers

The men had been doing maintenance work in a hydrogen compressor building at the company’s Long Lake upgrader near Anzac on Jan. 15, 2016, when there was an explosion. Drew Foster, 52, of Niagara Falls, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene and David Williams, 30, of Scotchtown, N.S., later died in hospital. Nexen Energy, a Calgary-based subsidiary 14

December 18, 2017 1:28 PM Sarah Palin’s son, Track, arrested on domestic violence charges for second time

Palin, 28, was arraigned Sunday morning on three counts: felony burglary, misdemeanour reckless assault and misdemeanour criminal mischief for causing up to $500 in property damage. Track Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, was arrested Saturday in Wasilla, Alaska, on charges of domestic violence. It marks the second time he’s been arrested 19

December 15, 2017 9:48 PM No rape charge for rapper Nelly as prosecutors say accuser is not co-operating

The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb. He was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree rape and released but shortly afterward the woman said she wanted to stop the investigation. SEATTLE—Prosecutors in Washington state say they can’t proceed with a rape case against the rapper Nelly because the accuser is not co-operating 16

December 15, 2017 2:59 PM Australian child abuse probe recommends Catholic Church lift demands of celibacy from clergy

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional. Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse delivered its final 17-volume 16

December 11, 2017 11:21 PM Crown to appeal stay against man accused in 'Surrey Six' murder case

VICTORIA -- The Crown is appealing a judge's decision to stay a murder charge against a man at a trial stemming from the murders of six people in Surrey, B.C. Jamie Bacon was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to murder Corey Lal. The case involves the murders of six people in a Surrey highrise in October 2007. In 2014, Cody Haevischer 15

December 11, 2017 5:59 PM B.C. man charged with animal cruelty after dog nearly dies of fleas

VANCOUVER -- An advocacy group says an animal cruelty charge has been laid against a British Columbia man after a dog nearly died of a serious flea infestation. The SPCA says in a release that an older terrier named Rascal was rushed to an animal hospital on Vancouver Island earlier this year after losing about 85 per cent of his blood to fleas 29