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Competition Bureau court docs shed light on allegations of Torstar-Postmedia conspiracy


OTTAWA — Torstar Corp. and Postmedia Network Canada Corp. agreed to lists of employees who would be terminated as part of their deal last year to swap dozens of mostly community newspapers, Canada’s competition watchdog alleges in court documents. The Competition Bureau also claimed in documents used to obtain search warrants earlier this month that the companies conspired to divide up sales, territories, customers and/or markets for advertising or flyer distribution in certain regions. “Postmedia and Torstar were competitors or potential competitors prior to the transaction,” Pierre-Yves Guay, the actingRead More

James Dean’s iconic ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ jacket up for auction

James Dean's jacket from Rebel Without a Cause

Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:41AM EST WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – James Dean’s cherry-red jacket from “Rebel Without a Cause” is expected to bring up to $600,000 when it goes up for auction this week in Florida, offering fans a rare chance to own something linked to the actor who died at 24. The bomber-style jacket still looks cool at Palm Beach Modern Auctions, where it was displayed recently on a mannequin dressed in a white T-shirt and blue jeans, similar to Dean’s signatureRead More

Australian dad says he followed hunch in hiring copter that found injured son


SYDNEY, Australia – The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. Samuel Lethbridge remains in a hospital in serious condition with multiple fractures on Tuesday following the crash on Sunday. His father, Tony Lethbridge, told Seven Network television he suspected his 17-year-old son may have been in a car wreck when he did not return by Sunday night to the family home at Lake Macquarie, northRead More

Trump defends his comments, says: ‘I’m not a racist’

Trump defends his comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:37PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:27PM EST WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world’s melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump told reporters who asked for his response to those who think he is a racist. “IRead More

If 2017 weather was a downer, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Environmental Defence

Extreme cold

OTTAWA — When it comes to extreme weather, 2018 has a throwdown message for last year’s show of hurricanes, forest fires and non-stop rainfall: hold my beer. Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, says that while predicting when and where extreme weather will hit is difficult, if not impossible, he’s confident there will be even more wacky weather this year. Gray says greenhouse gases like carbon and methane sit and gather in the earth’s atmosphere, where they trap heat as energy. The more energy there is in theRead More

One in a million? Teen cracks iPhone X facial scan

One in a million? Teen cracks iPhone X facial scan

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Former deputy reeve takes stand in his own defence

Former deputy reeve takes stand in his own defence

CTV Regina Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:16PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:55PM CST The former deputy reeve of the RM of Sherwood took the stand in his own defence on Wednesday. Tim Probe is facing charges of municipal corruption and breach of trust. Most of the accusations against him have been made by Jeffrey Poissant, reeve of Sherwood. Speaking in court on Wednesday, Probe noted that relations between his family and Poissant’s family have never been good. Probe told court that the private meetings he isRead More

“Day of Action” today in support of Tim Hortons workers

Tim Hortons

Organized labour has called for a ‘day of action’ Wednesday in support of workers at Tim Hortons. Certain individual franchise owners have balked at having to pay the Wynne government’s mandated 14-dollar an hour minimum wage, and have resorted to measures like eliminating paid breaks. London is among more than 15 communities across ontario, where protests have been called for on Wednesday, outside Tim Hortons stores demanding that the company not roll back workers’ wages and benefits. A local demonstration will take place at 3 p.m. at the Tim HortonsRead More

Argonauts Grey Cup rally set for Tuesday afternoon

The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 11:13AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 11:14AM EST TORONTO — The Argonauts have touched down in Toronto with the Grey Cup in tow. Star quarterback Ricky Ray emerged from the team’s charter plane hoisting the coveted trophy. The team is returning from Ottawa following Sunday’s stunning 27-24 win over the favoured Calgary Stampeders. Ray says it was a quiet flight following a “good after party” Sunday night. It’s Toronto’s 17th Grey Cup, a CFL record. The team will celebrate theRead More

Factory explosion in China injures at least 30, knocks down buildings

The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:18PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:21PM EST BEIJING — A factory explosion in a port south of Shanghai on Sunday injured at least 30 people, knocked down buildings and left streets littered with damaged cars and debris, news reports said. There was no immediate word of possible deaths or the severity of injuries. The explosion at a factory in Ningbo, one of China’s busiest ports, struck a district on the Yong River at about 8:55 a.m., the official XinhuaRead More