TORONTO – The Ontario government will invoke the notwithstanding clause to restore changes to election finance law that a judge declared unconstitutional this week, a move critics quickly labelled as a power grab intended to sway next year’s provincial election. Government House Leader Paul Calandra said legislators would be recalled […]

Louis Boileau proudly showed off all the goodies he received from attending the Meet and Greet at Robert Moore School yesterday. All students registered to start JK in the fall were invited to drop by the school, while following public health measures, to meet the Kindergarten teachers and pick up […]

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TORONTO – Ontario’s fiscal watchdog says the province’s economy will rebound over the next two years but the government is unlikely to reach its goal of a balanced budget by the start of the next decade. The Financial Accountability Office released a report on the province’s spring economic and budget […]

By Hayley Michaud
Special to the Times

Amazon Prime Video Flack: Season 2 – TV-14 – Comedy, Drama – June 11 The second season of this dramedy starring Canadian Anna Paquin as an American publicist at a cutthroat British PR firm hits Amazon Prime, if season one was any indication season 2 looks to be filled with […]

By Jim Bronskill
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OTTAWA – The RCMP broke the law by using cutting-edge facial-recognition software to collect personal information, the federal privacy watchdog has found. In a report Thursday, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien said there were serious and systemic failings by the RCMP to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act before it gathered […]

BERLIN (AP) – A Berlin university on Thursday stripped a prominent former German minister of her doctorate following a long-running saga over plagiarism allegations that led to her resignation last month. Franziska Giffey quit as Germany’s minister for women and families in mid-May, but the center-left Social Democrat is still […]

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EDMONTON – The federal and Alberta governments have signed an agreement with a company that could lead to a $1.3 billion hydrogen plant being built in Edmonton. Two federal ministers, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Edmonton mayor Don Iveson announced Wednesday a memorandum of understanding with Air Products Canada to […]

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VICTORIA – British Columbia has approved the request of three First Nations that want old-growth logging deferred for two years in their territories, including at the site of ongoing protests and arrests. Premier John John Horgan says the province has taken a transformative step in respecting the nations’ land-management rights […]

A thumbs up for a job well done as Fort Frances Power Corporation (FFPC) employees take to the skies to hoist the flower baskets that line Scott Street and parts of King’s Highway each year as part of Project Petunia. The annual project beautifies the roadways and this year is […]

By Riaz Khan
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistani police have arrested a cleric after a video of him went viral on social media, in which he threatens Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai over her recent comments about marriage, officials said Thursday. The cleric, Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani, was arrested in Lakki Marwat, a district […]

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Oilers Captain Connor McDavid of Newmarket is seen as the front-runner for the prestigious award NEW YORK – Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon have been named the finalists for the 2021 Hart Trophy. The award is given out […]