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Suspect in attack on man with autism arrested in Windsor

Parmvir 'Parm' Singh Chahil

A 21-year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for allegedly assaulting a man with autism has been arrested in Windsor. Windsor police and Peel regional police teamed up for the investigation. Police allege the suspect is one of three seen in a now widely-shared video beating on a man with autism as he sat on a staircase at Square One bus terminal on March 13 putting on his rollerblades. In the video, the three males walk down the stairs toward the victim and soon begin throwing punches. They continueRead More

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

Designated Survivor films season finale scene in Cambridge

Designated Survivor films season finale scene in Cambridge

There was a buzz in the air in Cambridge on Saturday, as crews from one of the biggest hit shows on television returned to the city. Members of the cast and crew of Designated Survivor were in the Galt core to film a scene for their season finale. While series star Kiefer Sutherland wasn’t present, co-star Maggie Q was. Producer Llewellyn Wells said they were working on a scene in which Q’s character “has gone to find someone who she’s been asked to take care of … and also trackRead More

Ontario’s Epping continues to impress at Brier with 8-4 win over Saskatchewan

Steve Laycock

REGINA – Ontario’s John Epping continued to impress in his first Canadian men’s curling championship appearance, posting his sixth straight win with an 8-4 victory over Steve Laycock’s Saskatchewan rink in Wednesday’s afternoon draw at the Tim Hortons Brier. Epping’s foursome from Toronto’s Leaside Curling Club scored four in the ninth end to improve to 6-1 heading into championship pool play on Friday. Both teams had already advanced to the championship pool and came into the match on impressive runs. Laycock’s Saskatoon rink had won four straight heading into theRead More

Hedley returns with no apologies, sexually-charged banter in first concert since hiatus

Jacob Hoggard

David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, March 1, 2018 11:29PM EST Last Updated Friday, March 2, 2018 2:45AM EST BRAMPTON, Ont. – Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard refused to soften his band’s frat boy persona on Thursday as they played their first show since announcing plans for an “indefinite hiatus” in the wake of recent sexual assault and misconduct allegations. The singer didn’t spend any time acknowledging the apology he issued a day earlier on social media for what he called “reckless and dismissive” treatment of women throughout his career.Read 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

Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown removed from caucus: interim leader

Patrick Brown

TORONTO — Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has been removed from the party’s caucus just days before the legislature is set to resume. Interim leader Vic Fedeli, who had previously asked Brown to take a leave from caucus as he dealt with allegations of sexual misconduct, says the Barrie, Ont., politician was notified of the decision this morning. Brown resigned as Tory leader late last month amid the allegations reported by CTV News that he categorically denies. But questions remained about his role in the party and whetherRead More

Wallaceburg tire shop fire causes $400K damage

Wallageburg fire

A fire caused $400,000 damage at O’Neil Tire and Battery in Wallaceburg. Chathem-Kent firefighters from station #3 first responded to a call after heavy black smoke was seen billowing from the business on McNaughton Ave. just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters from stations #1 and #2 and volunteer firefighters were called for assistance. Assistant Chief Chris Case says firefighters entered the building and quickly knocked down the flames before the fire grew in size. “Buildings such as these present significant challenges and hazards to firefighters,” explains Case, “By virtue ofRead More

Methadone overdose killed inmate at Saskatoon Correctional Centre, sergeant tells inquest

Saskatoon Correctional Centre

A methadone overdose is believed to be what killed an inmate at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre two years ago, a public inquest into his death heard Monday. Kevin Umpherville, 22, was found unresponsive in his cell on Dec. 31, 2015. He died about two weeks later on Jan. 15 at Royal University Hospital. The inquest heard Umpherville was first taken into custody in late December 2015 for charges including assault. He was readmitted to Saskatoon Correctional Centre on Dec. 30 of that year after treatment at Royal University Hospital forRead More

Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

Third asylum seeker in Manitoba suffers severe frostbite

A renewed warning about frostbite and the dangerous journey some asylum seekers take to make it into Manitoba. A man from the West African country of Togo is the third asylum seeker to have suffered severe frostbite on his hands after crossing the U.S.-Canada border on foot into Manitoba. He made the crossing during the evening of Jan. 4. Temperatures dipped as low as – 28 degrees in Emerson that day. “I feel the pain,” said Kangni Fiowole-Kouevi from his temporary home in Winnipeg. I sleep with difficultly. It’s notRead More