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May 24, 2018 2:31 PM Canadian meteorologists to reveal what to expect in 2018 hurricane season

U.S. forecasters say 5-9 hurricanes will develop during what they call a near-normal season Environment Canada meteorologists are releasing their predictions for the upcoming 2018 hurricane season today at a news conference in Dartmouth. The Canadian Hurricane Centre is holding the technical briefing to prepare the public for upcoming storms and to provide 11

May 17, 2018 2:45 PM Thunderstorms expected to add to flood woes in B.C

GRAND FORKS, B.C.—Environment Canada has issued special weather statements covering the entire southeastern corner of British Columbia, including the flood-damaged Boundary region, as thunderstorms have the potential to add even more water to already raging rivers. Forecasters call for as much as 40 millimetres of rain by Friday and there’s concern about 8

May 11, 2018 8:00 AM California mandates solar panels on all new homes by 2020

State already has a housing shortage and new law could boost cost of new homes Right now, about one in five new homes in California comes with solar panels already installed. In two years, it will be all of them. On Wednesday, California Energy Commission's vote was unanimous: California will soon become the first state to require solar panels on all new homes 14

May 10, 2018 12:50 PM Investigation clears Green Party Leader Elizabeth May of workplace harassment

The party launched the investigation after three former employees accused May of creating a toxic work environment. OTTAWA—The Green Party announced Thursday that a third-party investigation concluded accusations levelled against longtime leader Elizabeth May do not constitute workplace harassment. The allegations, first reported by the Toronto Star in January 8

April 30, 2018 5:22 PM Second minister out of Newfoundland cabinet pending conduct review

Premier Dwight Ball says the commissioner for legislative standards will investigate the allegations against Dale Kirby as part of attempts to halt bullying in provincial politics. ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A second minister in less than a week is out of Newfoundland and Labrador’s cabinet over a complaint about inappropriate conduct. Premier Dwight Ball says Dale Kirby 14

April 24, 2018 12:40 PM Spring in the forecast this week in Toronto

Periods of rain, fog, and double-digit highs will make this week feel balmy. The frigid winter is slowly giving way to spring, if Environment Canada’s latest forecast is any indication. With double-digit highs, a good chance of rain, and above-zero overnight lows, it appears as though this year’s winter has hung up its hat for good. Tuesday is going 19

April 19, 2018 4:03 PM Maple Leaf Square open again tonight for Leafs playoff game vs. Bruins

Ice storm forced team to pull plug on party outside ACC for the last two games. The party is back on tonight for Maple Leafs fans at Maple Leaf Square. Toronto hosts Game 4 of the first round in the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Boston Bruins, trailing 2 games to 1. Fans without tickets can go outside the Air Canada Centre and watch the game on the big screen 23

April 11, 2018 1:17 PM It’s going to get icy, Toronto

Freezing rain is expected this week and into the weekend in southern Ontario, including Toronto. In spite of this week’s mellow daytime temperatures, including a double-digit high of 16 C on Thursday, an ice storm bringing as much as 20 mm of freezing rain is headed this way. Freezing rain early on Thursday morning is expected to be the storm’s prelude 11

April 10, 2018 9:24 PM China wants no 'progressive' elements in any free trade deal with Canada: envoy

China's ambassador says his country firmly rejects Canada's attempts to entrench labour standards in a free trade pact. Envoy Lu Shaye says Canada's so-called progressive trade agenda has no place in a free trade agreement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to persuade China's leaders to formally entrench labour, gender, environment and governance 13

April 9, 2018 1:26 AM Parry Sound chief surgeon under investigation by medical watchdog

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario confirmed it is investigating Dr. Bill Smyth, an orthopedic surgeon at West Parry Sound Health Centre, who has been accused of sexual harassment and “threatening” behaviour by nurses. He is also alleged to have made crude gestures using patients’ amputated toes. The Parry Sound surgeon accused of sexual 16