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April 22, 2018 3:37 PM Deaths of 4 people in Timmins part of a 'tragic, violent' event, police say

Investigators say suspect may be 'linked' to victims found in burned car Investigators believe that the deaths of four people discovered inside a badly burned vehicle in a remote area near Timmins, Ont., were part of a "tragic, violent" event, but believe the incident is "isolated," police said Sunday. Timmins police found the remains on Friday afternoon 9

April 20, 2018 2:19 AM Jays fall to Yankees as rival week in the AL East begins

Toronto plays four games in New York, then hosts Boston for three. Maile extended his hitting streak to seven games, with four straight multi-hit games. The RBI single in the fourth was his ninth straight hit with runners in scoring position. He came to the plate in the eighth with the bases loaded and flied out to left field ending the streak, leaving 12

April 6, 2018 1:06 PM Ex-Russian spy in poison attack no longer in critical condition, hospital says

'He is responding well to treatment, improving rapidly,' hospital official says Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in critical condition and his health is improving rapidly more than a month after he was poisoned with a nerve agent, the British hospital treating him said on Friday. Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found 13

March 21, 2018 6:11 PM U.S. Federal Reserve nudges up interest rates again, expects more to come

Rate announcement is 1st for Jerome Powell since he succeeded Janet Yellen The U.S. Federal Reserve continued its gradual pace of interest rate increases on Wednesday, bumping up a key rate by 0.25 of a percentage point and signalling there are more hikes to come. The Fed's key benchmark rate now sits at a still relatively low range of 1.5 to 1.75 per cent. Wednesday's 21

March 18, 2018 5:19 PM Saturday Night Live tackles Trump drama, from Jeff Sessions to Betsy DeVos

The cold-open sketch featured jokes about high-profile White House events that were less than 24 hours old. It seems like every week is a busy news week, but this one was particularly packed with the favourite comedic fodder for Saturday Night Live: Trump administration drama. And that was before the show turned its attention to Education Secretary Betsy 13

March 14, 2018 2:42 PM Ford recalls 62,479 Fusions and Lincoln MKZ cars in Canada because steering wheel can detach

Separate recall for clutch problems on Fusions and Focuses Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million mid-size cars, including 62,479 in Canada, because the steering wheel can detach from the steering column, causing drivers to lose control of the vehicle. The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 through 2018 model years 32

March 8, 2018 4:42 PM Alexa speakers that laugh randomly have been fixed, Amazon says

Amazon confirmed that in rare circumstances, the voice assistant can mistakenly hear the phrase “Alexa, laugh,” which under its normal programming would trigger it to chuckle. In the past few days, some users of Echo home speakers running Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa voice-based digital assistant have reported hearing strange laughing noises at random. Some people 22

March 2, 2018 8:41 PM Canadian country star Ronnie Prophet dead at 80

Singer, guitarist known for his television work and one-man shows mixing music and comedy Country music star Ronnie Prophet, a familiar face on Canadian television in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 80. Prophet passed away Friday morning, according to a Facebook update posted by spokesperson Dave Bancroft on behalf of the entertainer's family 35

March 1, 2018 12:32 AM Faster growth, stubborn deficits and pipeline constraints: The good and bad news in Alberta's budget update

'Absent rising royalties, there are only difficult choices ahead' On Wednesday, Alberta's Finance Minister Joe Ceci presented the government's latest fiscal update. He does this every three months, and it's usually a dry affair with a few tweaks here or a revision there. But this time was different. The government expects Alberta's economy will grow 4.5 per cent in 2017. This is faster 27

February 28, 2018 4:42 PM Chairman, director of medical marijuana producer Maricann resign amid OSC investigation

Maricann also says its underwriters are not prepared to go ahead with a $70-million financing. Medical cannabis company Maricann Group Inc.’s chairman and a board director have stepped down and its recent $70 million financing is in limbo as Canada’s biggest securities regulator conducts a review of certain trades by its directors. The announcements 26