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Leafs’ Auston Matthews says he’s feeling better, but no timetable for return

Auston Matthews

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:15PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:10PM EDT TORONTO — Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews is inching closer to a return to the Toronto lineup. When that will be remains anyone’s guess. The 20-year-old took part in his second straight full practice Tuesday, but continued to wear a red non-contact jersey. Matthews has been on the shelf since injuring his shoulder after getting sandwiched between two Islanders late in Toronto’s 4-3 shootout victory over New York at AirRead More

Third day of Lac-Megantic deliberations ends; no verdict reached

Lac-Megantic destruction

SHERBROOKE, Que. – The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster will deliberate for a fourth day Sunday after failing to reach a verdict today. Day 3 of deliberations passed without any questions or messages from the 12 jurors. The jury is deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.Read More

Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

Sears Barrie

Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More

Ottawa woman warns of dangers of eyelash extension glue allergic reactions

Isabelle Kun allergic reaction

An Ottawa-area woman who developed a severe allergic reaction after getting eyelash extensions is warning other women about the potential danger of the hugely popular beauty treatment. Isabelle Edith Kun, a 20-year-old nursing student living in Ottawa, says she went on Tuesday to get a new set of eyelash extensions applied. On Thursday, she woke up to find her eyes had swollen almost completely closed. “My girlfriend had slept over and I couldn’t even see her. And, I was having a hard time swallowing and even breathing,” she told CTVNews.caRead More

Canada’s Marie-Michele Gagnon out for season after suffering torn ACL

The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 8:29PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 8:36PM EST CALGARY — Canadian skier Marie-Michele Gagnon suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament to her right knee during a training run and will miss the rest of the season. Alpine Canada announced the injury in a statement Friday — a day after Gagnon also dislocated her left shoulder and had some sutures to her left forearm. “This is really disappointing because I initially didn’t think this injury was as severe as it is,”Read More

Judge strikes down section of Quebec law that bans face-coverings

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:04PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 8:27PM EST MONTREAL — A Superior Court justice on Friday ordered a temporary stay on the provision of a controversial Quebec law that prohibits citizens from receiving or giving public services with their faces covered. Justice Babak Barin ruled that Quebec cannot force people to uncover their faces until the province establishes clear guidelines under which someone can apply for a religious accommodation. Bill 62 was passed in October and was criticizedRead More

Metrolinx wants to run above ground power lines to electrify all-day GO train service

In order to bring all-day, two-way GO train service to the Barrie corridor, Metrolinx will need to electrify the line, but that requires power. Metrolinx wants to tap into a hydro transmission station on Tiffin Street and run power lines down the city’s existing freight rail corridor to the Allandale GO station. It also requires a partnership with the city. “It’s important. We want the service to happen. It’s not like there is another corridor,” says Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman. Metrolinx wants to build the lines above ground, but theRead More

Sask. introduces new drug impaired driving legislation

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:21PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:02PM CST New drug-impaired driving legislation by the federal government will mean tough consequences for Saskatchewan drivers. On Tuesday, The Miscellaneous Vehicle and Driving Statutes (Cannabis Legislation) Amendment Act, 2017, was introduced in the Saskatchewan Legislature in preparation for these changes. The provincial amendment addresses how the Saskatchewan government will enforce impaired driving when marijuana is legalized. “It’s important for people to remember that in Saskatchewan it is currently and will continue to be illegalRead More

Hajrullahu kicks late field goal, Argos stun Stamps to win Grey Cup

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:17PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:20PM EST OTTAWA — Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 32-yard field goal with 53 seconds left shortly after Toronto tied the game on Cassius Vaughn’s Grey Cup-record 109-yard fumble return, and the Argonauts stunned the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 in the 105th Grey Cup final. The Stampeders had an eight-point lead and the ball inside the Toronto 10-yard line with just over five minutes to play. But Kamar Jorden fumbled, and Vaughn recovered and sped toRead More

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