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October 17, 2018 2:07 AM Uber driver kidnapped and groped a woman, prosecutors say. Then she was billed $1,047

“What’s been reported is horrible and something no person should go through,” the company said. “As soon as we became aware, we immediately removed this individual’s access to the platform.” The company said Parmar was blocked from the Uber app in February and had not provided a trip on Uber’s platform since then. Uber also said the woman’s fare was refunded 4

October 16, 2018 2:14 PM Northern Manitoba heart patient dies on bus ride to medical checkup after being denied flight, report says

THOMPSON, MAN.—A Winnipeg media outlet says it’s learned that a northern Manitoba heart patient died during a 10-hour Greyhound bus trip to see a Winnipeg doctor after being denied a flight to get to the checkup. CTV News says Abraham Donkey, a 58-year-old resident of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, died Oct. 3 along Highway 6 after getting on the bus in Thompson 8

October 16, 2018 2:00 AM Suspect in custody after trespassing turned to gunfight in rural northern Alberta

Police say he drove on and eventually followed another vehicle carrying a couple and a four-year-old child into a rural yard, allegedly pointed his gun at the male driver and demanded his vehicle. They say the female passenger took the keys before retreating into the home, but the suspect followed and fired a shot, which missed her. While that was happening 7

October 13, 2018 3:53 PM 11 killed in crash of car carrying migrants in Greece

THESSALONIKI, GREECE—A speeding car carrying migrants collided with a truck in northern Greece on Saturday, killing 11 people, police said. Ten of the victims were believed to be migrants who crossed into the Greece from Turkey. The 11th person was the car’s driver and a suspected migrant smuggler, police said. Police said the car in which the migrants 40

October 8, 2018 12:05 AM Katt Williams arrested for allegedly assaulting hired driver in Oregon

PORTLAND, ORE.—Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. Williams, who was in jail Sunday, came to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out comedy improv show Friday night. The town car driver 10

October 6, 2018 3:57 PM 20 killed as overcrowded minibus falls into gorge in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, INDIA—At least 20 people were killed and 16 others injured on Saturday when an overcrowded minibus fell into a deep gorge along a mountainous road in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The 22-seat minibus was carrying at least 36 passengers when it plunged off a Himalayan mountain road near southern Ramban town, said police officer Anita 11

October 2, 2018 5:03 PM Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos bus crash back in three weeks

MELFORT, SASK.—The case of a truck driver charged in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash has been adjourned until later this month. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, who is 29, is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily injury. Aujla phoned in to say he needed more time to review the particulars 6

September 27, 2018 5:47 PM Ontario to modernize driver’s licence system after Star probe

The ombudsman’s probe was sparked by a series of stories by the Star’s Norris McDonald last year. McDonald reported the plight of James Strachan, a 40-year-old Leslieville resident, who learned four years after the fact that his licence had been suspended since 2013. That was because he had forgotten to pay a speeding ticket for going 15 km/h above the speed 9

September 19, 2018 2:28 PM Queens Quay streetcar derails after colliding with ambulance

A TTC streetcar derailed on Queens Quay W. at York St. after a collision with an ambulance Wednesday morning. The collision occurred at 9:55 a.m. after the Queens Quay streetcar and an ambulance collided. Toronto police spokesperson Katrina Arogante said no obvious injuries have been reported at this time, adding that the driver sustained zero injuries 11

September 17, 2018 7:57 PM Marijuana may take Shopify stock price to new heights

The cloud-based commerce platform is already carrying billion-dollar brands like Fashion Nova, Rebecca Minkoff, LeSportsac and Kylie Cosmetics. Having established itself as the “go-to platform” in this sphere, Shopify already has a leading position in Canada cannabis. With retail sales starting October 17, the opportunity could serve as a driver for both revenue 14