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November 19, 2018 8:32 PM Alberta to build refineries, could still cut output, Notley says

“At this point, all I will say is that there are a number of options in the suite of options and there is no option that has been taken off the table at this point,” Notley said at a news conference in Edmonton. Alberta is being treated as a “branch plant for the U.S.,” she said. Canadian crude is trading near record lows amid pipeline bottlenecks, rising 6

November 19, 2018 12:51 PM Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

PARADISE, CALIF.—The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the ash and rubble where homes once stood before flames roared through 6

November 15, 2018 11:09 PM Woman ticketed for not holding escalator handrail to be heard by Supreme Court

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada agreed Thursday to hear the case of a woman who was ticketed and arrested after she refused instructions to hold onto an escalator handrail. Bela Kosoian was in a subway station in the Montreal suburb of Laval in 2009 when a police officer told her to respect a pictogram with the instruction, “hold the handrail 6

November 14, 2018 8:42 PM Juul to keep selling fruit-flavoured e-cigarette pods in Canada

An American e-cigarette maker will continue selling mango, fruit and cucumber flavoured pods in Canadian convenience and vape shops, despite no longer doing so south of the border because they might entice young people to use its products. “The Canadian and U.S. markets are very different,” said an emailed statement from Juul Labs in response to a question 6

November 14, 2018 2:25 PM Lion cub rescued from Lamborghini on Paris avenue

The agency, 30 Million Friends, is suing the driver of the rented sports car, who was taken into custody after police found the cub in the car on Monday. Paris police confirmed the find and the arrest. The cub is the third recovered by 30 Million Friends in a month and the sixth feline in under a year. It is calling for beefed-up measures against the trafficking 6

November 14, 2018 5:47 AM Yohannes Brhanu, 22, identified as victim of North York ‘gun battle’ in Toronto’s record-tying 89th homicide of 2018

A midnight “gun battle” involving four firearms and an unknown number of people left one 22-year-old Toronto man dead on a quiet residential street North York early Wednesday, police say. Toronto police have identified the victim of Toronto’s 89th homicide of 2018 as Yohannes Brhanu, 22, of Toronto. He was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle 4

November 13, 2018 1:31 PM Wisconsin boys’ Nazi salute photo was innocent, photographer says

BARABOO, WIS.—The photographer who took a picture of boys from Baraboo High School giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the students to wave goodbye to their parents. Pete Gust told community journalism website Madison 365 that the pre-prom photo, which has been shared widely on social media, was innocent. He says he asked the boys to give him a “high five” for the photo 8

November 13, 2018 4:01 AM Lawsuit alleges Chicago police officer shot security guard who was holding suspect

CHICAGO—A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard, who was wearing a hat with “security” emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside the suburban Chicago bar where the guard worked, an attorney for the guard’s family said Monday after filing a federal lawsuit. Jemel Roberson, 26, was pronounced dead shortly 8

November 11, 2018 2:24 PM California gunman who killed 12 died from self-inflicted gunshot

Based on time stamps, investigators say, Long posted to Instagram during the attack. The post involved his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane. His social media accounts have been taken down but a law enforcement official said Long posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane. The official, who was briefed 12

November 9, 2018 5:00 AM CFL picks: Tiger-Cats, Roughriders should feed off of home crowds

The last time the two teams met in the playoffs was in 2003 when Saskatchewan earned a 37-21 road victory. The Riders also beat the Bombers in the 2007 Grey Cup in Toronto. Home field should be a big advantage for Saskatchewan, which was 6-3 at Mosaic Field before its rabid fans. Winnipeg was 4-5-0 on the road. The Tiger-Cats (8-10) head into the East semifinal 17