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Police looking for woman who appears to be eating raw bird on Montreal subway

MONTREAL – Montreal police are looking for a woman who was caught on video in a subway train apparently eating a raw bird. The YouTube video shows a woman sitting down, bent over, pulling the feathers off what looks like a bird and then devouring it. She is quite oblivious to her fellow passengers, although …

More than 4,000 without power after storm hits southwestern Ontario

GRAND BEND, Ontario — More than 4,000 Hydro One customers in the Grand Bend area remained without power Monday after a storm ripped through southwestern Ontario, the utility said. Dana Gardner, a Hydro One spokeswoman, said crews were working to restore power, and that all homes and businesses were expected to be back online by …

Feminist Therese Casgrain disappears from public history under Harper government

OTTAWA — The Harper government has spent millions to commemorate the War of 1812 and other episodes from Canadian history, but has also erased at least one inspiring piece of the past. Therese Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, to be replaced …

Toronto man faces child porn charges after police say aliases used to lure girls

TORONTO — A Toronto man is facing child pornography charges after police say several online aliases were used by someone posing as a teenager in order to lure underage girls. Toronto police say a suspect was arrested after members of the sex crimes child exploitation section executed a warrant in the city’s west end. It’s …

Ottawa calls for proposals to improve prescribing of opioids, other abused drugs

TORONTO—Ottawa has issued a national call for proposals to improve prescribing practices for opioids and other drugs that pose a high risk of abuse or addiction. Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose says her department has earmarked $3.6 million to develop evidence-based practices for appropriate prescribing of the most commonly abused drugs: opioids, stimulants, sedatives and …

Toronto stock market set to rise on earnings news, strong manufacturing data

The Toronto stock market was set for a sharply higher open Thursday amid encouraging Chinese and European manufacturing data and strong earnings reports. The Canadian dollar rose 0.04 of a cent to 93.25 cents US. U.S. futures were higher as traders digested reports from a slew of companies, including social network site Facebook and automaker …

WestJet plane lands safely in Toronto after reporting engine trouble

TORONTO—Authorities say a WestJet plane landed safely at Toronto’s Pearson Airport this morning on an unscheduled stop due to an engine problem. Airport spokesman Scott Armstrong says WestJet Flight 585 was headed from Hamilton to Calgary. Officials say the plane was met by emergency crews when it landed. Peel police say the Boeing 737 had …

Canada to impose more sanctions against Russia due to its military actions against Ukraine

TORONTO — Canada says it is planning to issue further economic sanctions over sectors of the Russian economy due to Russia’s continuing military actions against Ukraine. The move comes as the world reacts with shock to the downing of a Malaysian airline over eastern Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Monday that Russian-backed rebels …

Human error the cause of five-hour SkyTrain shutdown in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Human error has been identified as the cause of a five-hour service disruption for two SkyTrain lines in the Vancouver area on Monday. TransLink issued a news release Tuesday saying an electrician installing a new circuit breaker for the Evergreen Line accidentally tripped the main breaker feeding the systems at SkyTrain’s operations centre. …

RCMP shut down medical marijuana grow op, allege it was double allowed size

MILLET, Alta.—A man from Wetaskiwin, Alta., is facing drug-related charges after a medicinal grow-op site near Millet, Alta., was shut down for allegedly being double the size allowed under Health Canada licence conditions. RCMP and members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team’s Green Team shut down the grow-op at a rural home just outside …

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