By Tyler Griffin
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A lawyer for the family of an Indigenous man found dead in a Thunder Bay, Ont., river argued Wednesday that a police officer at the centre of a disciplinary hearing should be fired for conducting an investigation that’s been declared negligent and tainted by racism and unconscious bias. The second […]

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OTTAWA – Parents can apply with the Canada Revenue Agency starting today to receive the children’s dental benefit that the federal Liberals say is intended to provide cost-of-living relief to low-income Canadians but that critics say is a drop in the bucket. The benefit, to be used toward dental services, […]

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Ontario’s auditor general is set to release her annual report Wednesday, including audits on COVID-19-related contracts and procurement, as well as the province’s vaccination program. Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report is a large one, with 15 different audits, from highway planning and management to financial management in universities to the Ontario […]

By Tyler Griffin
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Canadians enjoying a brief relief from the onset of winter-like conditions may want to enjoy the temperatures while they can because The Weather Network is forecasting a colder than normal start to winter across most of the country. The network’s winter outlook says a La Niña – a weather pattern […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says everyone in China should be allowed to express themselves amid protests over severe COVID-19 restrictions. Crowds in China angered by the controls have called on leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of public dissent in decades.  Authorities have eased some controls after […]

By Steve Lambert
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The Manitoba government is temporarily halting any new connections of cryptocurrency operations to the hydroelectric grid, citing a potential for overwhelming energy demands and low economic return. The 18-month pause will not affect the 37 current operations in the province, but will temporarily halt a growing number of requests from […]

By Jim Bronskill
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OTTAWA – Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is accusing the Conservatives of “whipping up fear” that the Liberal government is outlawing ordinary long guns and hunting rifles. The government only wants to reinforce a regulatory ban on assault-style firearms such as the AR-15 by enshrining a definition in legislation, and […]

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Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, appears to be slowing in Ontario, the province’s health minister said Friday, although she warned that influenza was expected to ramp up.   A combination of RSV, the flu and COVID-19 have been putting immense strain on pediatric hospitals across Ontario, with many having to […]

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Ontario has passed a bill intended to spur housing development amid criticism that it will leave municipalities short billions of dollars, increase property taxes and reduce the role of conservation authorities. One of the most controversial aspects of the bill is freezing, reducing and exempting fees developers pay. Those fees […]

By Patrice Bergeron
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POLTAVA, Ukraine – As the Toyota Tundra following a tractor trailer loaded with humanitarian aid heads into dangerous territory in eastern Ukraine, “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado and Timbaland plays over the speakers. The small convoy transporting 20 tonnes of medical supplies is headed for Balakliya in a part of the […]

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JAMES SMITH CREE NATION, SASK. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit a First Nation in Saskatchewan that was rocked by a deadly stabbing rampage nearly three months ago. Trudeau will be at the James Smith Cree Nation today for meetings with leaders and community members. The Sept. 4 stabbings […]

By Emily Blake
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YELLOWKNIFE – With a cost estimate of $4.38 billion, remediation of the Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is also expected to be the most expensive federal environmental cleanupin the country’s history. The figure, recently approved by the Treasury Board of Canada, spans costs from 2005 […]