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October 17, 2018 3:50 PM Protesters in India defy court ruling by preventing females from entering temple

NEW DELHI—A temple in southern India that is one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage centres opened its doors to females of menstruating age on Wednesday to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but women weren’t able to enter as hundreds of protesters fought street battles with police to keep them out. As the gates of the Sabarimala temple were flung 6

October 4, 2018 6:43 PM Trump plans ethanol boost amid farm belt voters in Iowa

Both year-round E15 sales and market reforms would require formal rule making by the Environmental Protection Agency, which could take another six months or more. Even then, there could be years of additional uncertainty, as foes in the oil industry sue over the E15 shift, which threatens to chip away at their share of America’s 143 billion gallon gasoline 8

October 3, 2018 5:15 PM ‘A stupid way for a government to act’:Cancelled barge run leaves Arctic residents cut off from winter supplies

“We’ve heard nothing directly. I had $2,000 worth of groceries on that barge. If there’s a problem they should at least be up front. It’s a stupid way for a government to act,” Holland said. Laube said he was counting on those supplies — for which he’s already paid — to build new staff housing. He’s since had to rent accommodation for his workers at $3,200 a month 7

October 1, 2018 3:01 PM Loonie, auto parts stocks up after revamped trade deal with U.S

The Canadian dollar and shares of the country’s major auto parts companies were up in the wake of the tentative trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The loonie was trading at 78.04 cents (U.S.) shortly after North American stock markets opened, up from an average of 77.25 cents (U.S.) on Friday. Shares of Canada’s largest auto parts company 7

September 28, 2018 4:17 PM Unsealed court documents provide glimpse into early stages of Bruce McArthur investigation

A key observation in the burgeoning Bruce McArthur investigation appears in court documents in an otherwise boilerplate form submitted by police in January 2013 — five years before the alleged serial killer’s arrest. Toronto police had been investigating the disappearance of Skanda Navaratnam, 40, who had gone missing from the city’s Gay Village in September 14

August 29, 2018 8:37 PM Eglinton Crosstown taking shape, despite legal tussle

Metrolinx says it’s making “tremendous progress” on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, despite the consortium that’s building the line having gone to court to seek an extension of its scheduled completion date. Metrolinx officials took members of the media on a tour Wednesday of the Crosstown site at Mount Dennis, just west of Eglinton Ave. and Black Creek 14

August 26, 2018 12:32 PM Woman dead, daughter critically injured after car crash in Oshawa

The woman’s three-year-old daughter was also found with critical injuries. She was rushed to the Hospital for Sick Children in downtown Toronto, where she remains in life-threatening condition, according to the release. The crash involved a grey Toyota SUV, a grey Toyota Corolla and a white Jeep Cherokee. Witnesses at the scene told police the grey SUV was heading 30

August 8, 2018 7:56 PM Gaining control of Portugal wildfire will take days, prime minister says

Costa acknowledged that much more work was needed to prevent catastrophic fires, including diversifying the vegetation in Portugal's forests and establishing fire breaks. High clouds of black smoke have towered for days over the Algarve region, a top European vacation destination. While winds have made the firefighting effort more difficult, crew working 18

August 6, 2018 11:07 PM Saudi Arabia orders its foreign students out of Canadian schools

Barbara Joy, spokesperson for York University, said of the 7,259 international students at that school, 115 are from Saudi Arabia. “While we await further information, our immediate focus will be on supporting these students to understand the potential implications for them,” Joy said in an emailed statement. The news comes after Saudi Arabia’s decision 26

August 6, 2018 4:24 PM Nova Scotia driver ‘acting like an idiot’ charged after going 232 km/hr on highway

THOMSON STATION, N.S.—Nova Scotia police say it’s one of the fastest speeds they’ve ever clocked: A young Quebec man was allegedly caught driving 232 kilometres an hour on the Trans-Canada Highway. Cpl. Dal Hutchinson says officers were conducting radar enforcement on Highway 104 in Thomson Station, N.S., around noon Saturday when they saw two vehicles 18