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January 15, 2019 2:47 PM Tories rev up fundraising machine with big-ticket events featuring Premier Doug Ford, energy minister

Under Wynne’s restrictions, all MPPs, candidates, and staff were forbidden from attending any event where money was raised for political parties. But last November Finance Minister Vic Fedeli changed the law to enable politicians and their staff to go to fundraisers. That had been the case prior to Wynne’s reforms almost three years ago amid accusations 6

January 12, 2019 11:45 PM At least 5 dead in crashes after massive winter storm dumps snow on Midwest

In Kansas City, where the Chiefs were hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, about 8 inches of snow had fallen by early afternoon. The snow had tapered off by the time the game started midafternoon, but stadium crews worked for hours before the game to clear the stadium’s lot, field and seats in anticipation of a full house for the playoff game. At least 9

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 10

January 9, 2019 11:40 PM Saskatchewan man who stole a car to be sentenced on Amber Alert charges

It wasn’t until 6:30 a.m. that three workers hooking up a truck to haul fertilizer from a potash mine noticed something unusual in nearby trees. As they approached, they realized it was the missing SUV that was all over the news. “The windows were fogged up when one of the men approached. He feared the worst,” said the document. The girl, who is also epileptic 10

January 9, 2019 8:01 PM Injured Broncos player returns to the ice for first time since bus crash

COLONSAY, SASK.—A defenceman who suffered a brain injury in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last spring was back on the ice for the first time this week. Layne Matechuk, 18, was injured in April when a transport truck and the bus carrying his junior hockey team collided at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan. Matechuk’s father, Kevin, posted an online 12

January 8, 2019 3:48 PM Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty to all charges

The bus was travelling north on Highway 35 and the semi was westbound on Highway 335, which has a stop sign. A safety review of the rural crossroads done by a consulting firm for the Saskatchewan government was released last month. It said sight lines are a safety concern at the spot. A stand of trees, mostly on private property, obstructs the view of drivers 13

December 28, 2018 6:04 PM Humboldt Broncos coach steps down during first season after tragic bus crash

HUMBOLDT, SASK.—Nathan Oystrick has stepped down as head coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos. The 36-year-old Regina native was hired in July, three months after 16 members of the junior hockey team — including former coach Darcy Haugan — were killed when the team’s bus and a semi-truck collided at a rural intersection on the way to a playoff 10

December 17, 2018 9:39 PM Garbage Truck Santa’s decorated rig rolls for 27th year in Whitehorse

WHITEHORSE—A familiar, if somewhat unconventional, holiday event resumes for its 27th season in Whitehorse but the man who’s better known as Garbage Truck Santa worries he’s celebrating on borrowed time. On Monday, Wayne Henderson began his annual rounds at the wheel of an old packer-style garbage truck decorated with thousands of Christmas lights and an intimidating 16

December 3, 2018 9:55 PM Light vehicle sales down 9.4 per cent in November for ninth month of declines

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says light vehicle sales fell 9.4 per cent in November compared with last year for a ninth straight month of declines. The consultancy says a total of 143,668 vehicles were sold in the month, compared with 158,653 a year ago, as passenger car sales fell 11.4 per cent and light truck sales were down 8.7 per cent. DesRosiers 25

November 28, 2018 6:55 PM Ford shuffling workers to increase production of big SUVs

Ford plans to add 500 jobs at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville that makes the SUVs. It also will add 500 at a factory in Livonia, Michigan, near Detroit that produces SUV and truck transmissions. Also, about 500 workers at the Louisville Assembly Plant who make the slow-selling Ford Escape small SUV will be diverted to Kentucky Truck to make big SUVs. In addition 28