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Police investigating two suspicious house fires in Antigonish County

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Police are investigating a pair of suspicious house fires that happened in Antigonish County within five days of each other. Antigonish District RCMP say in the early hours of Monday and Friday, fire crews responded to two separate house fires. Police say the homes were abandoned and neither had power or a heat source. Both homes were fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on scene and were complete losses. There were no injuries in either fire. Police are asking property owners to regularly check abandoned properties to ensure they are secure, and to report suspiciousRead More


Pedestrian dies after being struck by Canada Post truck: Toronto police

Toronto police say a pedestrian died in hospital after she was struck by a Canada Post truck Tuesday evening in the city’s east end. Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says officers responded to a call at about 6:15 p.m. of a woman pinned under a truck, in the Eglinton Avenue East and Birchmount Road area. Douglas-Cook says the woman was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where she later died. Police have not identified the woman publicly, but Douglas-Cook says the woman was in her 70s. She says officers with the TrafficRead More


Celine Dion cheered for handling of unruly fan at show

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Hong Kong-based company to spend $350 million to expand capacity in Ontario, premier says

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:02AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:03AM EST HONG KONG – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says Johnson Electric will invest more than $350 million in new equipment and capacity in Ontario, which she says is expected to create 326 new jobs. Wynne, who is on a trade mission to China and Vietnam, made the announcement from Hong Kong, where Johnson Electric is based. She says the company, which makes electric motors and mechanical parts for automotive manufacturing, will invest theRead More


Judd: Women will persevere in fighting sexual harassment

Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:18PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 6:06PM EST LEXINGTON, Ky. — Actress Ashley Judd, whose claims against a Hollywood mogul helped set off an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations, said Friday that the fight against sexual misconduct will be a “chaotic, messy” endeavour, but that women won’t let potential public fatigue about the scandals slow the efforts. Judd told an audience at the University of Kentucky, her alma mater, that the fight is about “ending impunity.” Judd saidRead More


A&W gives $5 million to new U of S agriculture centre

Fast-food giant A&W is giving $5 million to a new University of Saskatchewan agriculture centre near Clavet. The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will focus on livestock education for both agriculture and veterinary students. Ryder Lee, CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, said the new facility will put Canada ahead in beef production. “If you’re just doing it the same old way and making the same stuff, everybody else will move ahead and they’ll out-compete you,” Lee said. A few months ago, Premier Brad Wall had some beef withRead More


Police arrest drone pilot accused of dropping political leaflets over NFL games

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A Northern California man accused of flying a drone over two NFL games this weekend and dropping political leaflets has been arrested in a case that raised concerns about security at professional sports events, police said Monday. Federal and local laws prohibit flying drones near football games, and authorities are examining additional ways to prevent the unmanned aircraft from hovering over crowds of tens of thousands of people after the flights Sunday, Santa Clara police Lt. Dan Moreno said. He declined to discuss the security measuresRead More


Canadian mayors get their digs in before Grey Cup

The Mayors of Toronto and Calgary exchanged words about the Grey Cup on Saturday, a day before the Argonauts and Stampeders face each other in the CFL’s championship game. A reporter tweeted that Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, which is hosting the Grey Cup, would be supporting the Toronto Argonauts with his hometown Ottawa Redblacks being eliminated in the CFL East’s semifinal. Toronto Mayor John Tory replied to the tweet, welcoming Watson to the Argonauts’ fanbase. “Plenty of room on the @TorontoArgos bandwagon for you, Mayor Watson. Glad toRead More


Cape Breton First Nations protest mining on Kellys Mountain

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:26PM AST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:37PM AST The Mining Association of Nova Scotia hopes to develop a quarry in the area of Kellys mountain in Cape Breton, but the Mi’kmaq say the land is sacred. The picturesque landscape is covered by the Kluscap wilderness and considered First Nation’s holy ground, but the association believes there’s an aggregate deposit of over 2 billion tonnes on the mountain in New Harris, N.S. Protesters from First Nations communities gathered near the mountain toRead More


Western wins Vanier Cup with 39-17 victory over Laval

Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:35PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 6:24PM EST HAMILTON — The powerful Western Mustangs have been relentless throughout their undefeated season. Not even the top-ranked defence in the country could come close to slowing them down. Western quarterback Chris Merchant threw for 276 yards and ran for two touchdowns himself as the Mustangs defeated the Laval Rouge et Or 39-17 on Saturday to win the Vanier Cup. Running back Cedric Joseph also scored two touchdowns as the 12-0Read More