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January 14, 2019 12:50 AM Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan faces opposition, uncertainty, poll reveals

Ontario previously had a federally acceptable carbon pricing plan, with the cap-and-trade system set up by the previous Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne. When Conservative leader Doug Ford became Premier, he began dismantling this system as part of a campaign promise to end this “carbon tax.” Forum Poll asked a number of other questions of the same 1226 randomly 44

January 12, 2019 12:59 AM New Toronto Raptor Patrick McCaw keeping things in perspective

Patrick McCaw, the free-agent guard who officially signed with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, knows that better than most. The 23-year-old former Golden State Warrior suffered a particularly scary bone bruise when he was undercut by Vince Carter in a game against the Sacramento Kings last April. McCaw landed hard on his back and was stretchered 42

January 11, 2019 4:03 PM TEXRail now serving Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

FORT WORTH, Texas - The $1 billion TEXRail commuter line has begun service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The 27-mile rail line from downtown Fort Worth began transporting passengers Thursday. TEXRail trains are operated by the Trinity Metro transit agency. Service had been scheduled to start last weekend but was delayed until federal inspectors 18

January 10, 2019 11:25 PM Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.6M vehicles to fix Takata air bags

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to replace Takata front passenger air bag inflators that can be dangerous. Takata inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide and hundreds injured. The recall covers the 2010 through 28

January 10, 2019 9:15 PM Man charged over fatal punch in dog walker dispute

Philadelphia police have charged a 24-year-old man with throwing a punch to the head that led to the death of another dog walker. Matthew Oropeza surrendered to police Thursday. He’s charged with involuntary manslaughter, simple assault and reckless endangerment of another person. Police say 38-year-old Drew Justice and his fiancee were walking their 25

January 10, 2019 9:15 PM US concerned at reported Nigerian election intimidation

The recent surge in attacks by Boko Haram extremists and the offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province has caused alarm in Nigeria and posed a major challenge for Buhari. He took office in 2015 vowing to fight corruption and to defeat Boko Haram, which split after one faction pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Cohen said the United States 17

January 10, 2019 8:29 PM The Latest: Lawmakers react to new governor’s first budget

Newsom will work with the Legislature over the next six months to finalize the budget. Surpluses often change between the governor’s January budget presentation and the final budget due in June. Gov. Gavin Newsom says California is “not playing small ball” as he seeks more than $1 billion to combat the most populous state’s homeless problem by encouraging 18

January 10, 2019 3:07 PM From iPads to charcuterie, how realtors woo buyers to an open house

“Food is what drives people in,” said Alles, a real estate agent at Sutton Group Summit Realty in Mississauga, Ont. “We’re trying to make it an event, as opposed to a traditional open house.” The open house at the townhouse in Burlington, Ont., west of Toronto, last May drew in more than 200 people over four hours on a sunny Sunday afternoon. There were free tacos 21

January 9, 2019 9:59 PM New program for Canadian thalidomide survivors aims to help with costs of aging

Petitpas Taylor says the government is aware some thalidomide survivors might have been excluded by the previous program’s eligibility criteria. That compensation plan included one-time payments of $125,000 while applicants eligible for the new program are to receive $250,000 and ongoing tax-free payments. A group of survivors, the Thalidomide Survivors 25

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