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Unknown black substance threatens endangered minnow habitat


Governments investigation source of spill in Brampton creek

Police find body in Quebec murder-kidnapping case


Sûreté du Québec says it believes dead body discovered in Arundel, Que., is that of 71-year-old Yvon Lacasse, whose car was used as getaway vehicle by alleged killer

What voters — and the gods — really think of our politicians: Cohn


The heavens unleashed torrents of rain on a farmer’s field where the politicians were poised to plow and persuade.

East York resident wants city to add rain gardens to basement flooding subsidy


Compared to a patch of grass, a rain garden absorbs about 30 per cent more water, while supporting native plants, animals and pollinators.

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California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall


The suit filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, makes arguments similar to those in a lawsuit brought last week by advocacy groups.

Special counsel Mueller questions deputy AG, asks for documents on Trump’s firing of Comey

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The document requests, about some of Trump’s most scrutinized actions in office, provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mueller’s investigation, and show that at least part of the inquiry is focused squarely on the…

German officials see no sign of election hacking — yet

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“Luckily we can’t report any large-scale attacks. But in our view we haven’t reached the point in time where we can give the all-clear,” a spokesperson for the interior ministry said.


Kenya Supreme Court nixed election result after commission refused to allow investigation, judges say

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The court annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election earlier this month saying there were irregularities and illegalities.

Caribbean medical schools were warm and welcoming to U.S. and Canadian students. Then came the hurricanes

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For the Caribbean schools’ students, it is often a relief to be accepted into any medical school at all — and a welcome bonus if that school is in a tropical paradise. But for some students this season’s hurricanes have turned paradise…


Tories unleash attack ads on ‘untrustworthy’ Wynne


Released last week, the U.S.-style spot features a grim-faced premier against a red and black backdrop as an ominous true-crime soundtrack plays.

Wiarton Willie, Ontario’s high-profile forecasting groundhog, dies at 13

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Wiarton, Ont., says a two-year-old groundhog “understudy” will assume Willie’s role in the near future.

Woman accused in Canadian Tire attack indicted on 14 terror charges

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As Rehab Dughmosh refused to co-operate with the court, Judge Kim Crosbie “deemed” that her case would be heard before a judge and jury.

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh gets key endorsement from B.C. MP Nathan Cullen

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Cullen ran for the leadership in 2012 and has spearheaded the party’s uproar over Liberals abandoned pledge to change the electoral system.


Volkswagen’s Ajax offices raided after environmental charge laid in emissions scandal

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The action by Ontario Ministry of Environment investigators took place Tuesday, four days after Volkswagen was charged with causing or permitting the operation of vehicles that did not comply with provincial emissions standards.

Ontario cracking down on careless and distracted driving with new penalties


Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says Ontario would have the toughest penalties for repeated distracted driving offences in Canada.


London police arrest 2 more in subway bombing investigation

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Detectives arrested a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man under the Terrorism Act in Newport, Wales. A 25-year-old man was also arrested in Newport on Tuesday.


Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico without power as heavy flooding continues

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Maria made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said.


Russian foreign minister hints diplomatic ‘tit-for-tat’ between U.S. and Russia could end

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he heard positive news in Trump’s UN speech. “I think it’s a very welcome statement, which we haven’t heard from an American leader for a very long time,” he said.


14 charged in deadly Saskatchewan prison riot

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The riot at the prison in Prince Albert in December 2016 involved more than 180 inmates. One inmate was killed and two others were injured.

Justin Trudeau defends tax reforms aimed at small businesses


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backs controversial changes meant to restrict how small business owners can reduce their tax hit.

Wednesday, Sep 20

Conservatives need to remove Sen. Lynn Beyak from caucus over Indigenous comments: Liberal minister


“The senator’s ongoing, offensive comments regarding Indigenous people are ill-informed, hurtful, and simply wrong,” Carolyn Bennett, the government’s Crown-Indigenous relations minister, said.

Toronto urged to explore dockless bike sharing


Interest in bike sharing is growing, but Toronto is running out of space for docks, says Mike Layton.

Tuesday, Sep 19

Three people stabbed after ‘some sort of fight’ in Brampton


Peel police said there was an altercation involving almost 10 people before the stabbings.

Ryanair customers outraged by weeks’ worth of flight cancellations

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Budget airline says it “messed up in the planning of pilot holidays.”

Stanislav Petrov, Soviet officer whose 1983 decision likely averted nuclear war, dies at 77

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Just after midnight on Sept. 26, 1983 the Soviet Union’s early warning system mistakenly alerted Petrov that U.S. missiles were incoming. The Soviet lieutenant-colonel followed a “funny feeling” in his gut and decided not to trigger a…

Few calls for sanctions on Burma amid international outrage over Rohingya crisis

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There have not been many demands for a return to the sort of sanctions that were long a feature of the country’s relationship with the West.

Monday, Sep 18

Is Jagmeet Singh poised to become NDP leader?: Hébert

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It’s possible the GTA candidate could become Tom Mulcair’s successor on the first ballot on October 1.

How politics, not evidence, drives transit planning in Toronto

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Political interference, misleading analysis and a lack of transparency have characterized contentious transit plans for decades.

St. Louis police arrest more than 80 amid violent protests over police shooting

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Former police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011.

Media happily chronicled every moment of Tonya Harding’s rise and fall and fall: DiManno

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Tonya Harding was white trash, as scuzzy as her untameable bangs. Kerrigan was all class and chic, evoking a luminous young Katharine Hepburn. How eagerly we succumbed to the handy tropes.

Sunday, Sep 17

Chelsea Manning says she made an ‘ethical decision’ in leaking classified documents


Manning spent seven years of a 35-year sentence in prison before her sentence was commuted by former president Barack Obama.

Liberals may use time allocation to move legislation through Parliament


As Parliament resumes from summer break, the government is set to handle big priorities such as marijuana legalization. The Liberals say they are prepared to curtail debate if opposition parties drag their feet.

‘Different, not dangerous’: Insane Clown Posse’s Juggalo fans protest gang designation

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Hundreds of Juggalos, led by the rap-metal duo Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, gathered in Washington on Saturday to protest the FBI decision to label them a “gang.”

Joy, fulfilment, despair motivates Canadian humanitarian clown

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Guillaume Vermette has never felt so enriched since becoming a full-time humanitarian clown two years ago. He has never felt so enraged either.

Saturday, Sep 16

‘Red flag’ calls signalled post-Irma deaths at Florida nursing home


In the days after Hurricane Irma, eight people at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died and 145 patients had to be moved out of the stifling-hot facility, many of them on stretchers or in wheelchairs.

Canadian special forces leave Mosul as they prepare for new battle in Iraq

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Canadian troops who had been helping Iraqi forces secure Mosul throughout the summer are now near Hawija and will provide support during that battle.

Amber Alert cancelled for 3-year-old girl from Bighorn reserve in Alberta


Rocklyn Abraham was taken from the Bighorn reserve about 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

International trade and security issues will dominate Ottawa meeting between Trudeau and British PM Theresa May on Monday

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No doubt the two leaders will emerge touting nation-to-nation ties and international cooperation in the face of challenges like climate change and North Korea.