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Toronto area mayors to meet to discuss funding cleanup from December ice storm

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Officials from municipalities affected by last month’s devastating ice storm are to meet in Mississauga, Ont., today to discuss funding the cleanup. Councils in many municipalities—including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon—have voted to ask the province that they be declared disaster areas. The storm impacted dozens of communities and officials have said the total …

Suspect arrested in death of elderly St. Catharines woman

ST. CATHERINES, Ont.—A suspect is in custody following the death of an elderly woman Thursday afternoon in a St. Catharines, Ont., parking lot. Niagara Region police say officers were called just before 5 p.m. to an apartment building where they say a woman was attacked as she returned home. Neighbours began CPR on the woman …

Canadian drug suspects with alleged links to Mexican cartel arrested in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines—Philippine anti-narcotics agents have arrested four Canadians for allegedly trafficking illegal drugs from Mexico, a government investigator said Thursday. The suspects have alleged links to a Mexican cartel and are undercutting Chinese traffickers dominating the local market, which could lead to a violent drug war in the Philippines, said Rommell Vallejo, chief of the Anti-Organized and Transnational …

Man who urinated on Komagata Maru memorial has mental illness: police

VANCOUVER—A man who urinated on the Komagata Maru memorial in Vancouver was not ticketed for his actions because he has a serious mental illness and drug addiction, the police chief says. Jim Chu said Thursday that when officers found the man with the help of a witness, they realized he has a serious mental disorder …

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation’s Annual Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Returns on March 8

Vancouver, BC – The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation kicks off year 2014 with its first major annual fundraising event, 2014 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala, on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. Doug Chiu, Jonathan Lai and Linda Wong, Co-Chairs of the Gala, officially announced the Foundation’s plan to raise $500,000 from the event in support of essential S.U.C.C.E.S.S. …

Canada’s border agency enlisting informants, prompts internal review

OTTAWA—Canada’s border agency is enlisting confidential informants, prompting internal concerns about privacy and the risk to sensitive institutions such as churches, schools and Parliament, newly disclosed documents show. The Canada Border Services Agency uses confidential human sources willing to provide valuable details about the suspicious movement of people or goods, say briefing notes prepared by …

Money raised for Philippine typhoon relief still hasn’t left Winnipeg

WINNIPEG—Some members of Winnipeg’s Filipino community are upset that relief money raised for victims of Typhoon Haiyan still hasn’t been sent to the Philippines. More than $70,000 was raised shortly after the typhoon struck last November, but it still hasn’t been forwarded by the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba. President Lito Taruc says they’re still waiting for matching funds from …

Huge flames from burning diesel tanker truck force evacuations near Truro

TRURO, N.S.—Several houses and a seniors residence near Truro were evacuated Wednesday when a tanker truck carrying diesel fuel erupted into flames on Highway 102, just north of Halifax. No one was hurt, but motorists using the highway were forced to take a long detour as the highway was closed in both directions for more …

Calgary man killed by alleged drunk driver was often designated driver

CALGARY—The family of a young Calgary man who was killed in a crash with an alleged drunk driver on New Year’s Day is speaking out. They say they don’t want Francis Pesa to be “just a headline.” The 20-year-old had just returned from visiting his family in the Philippines when a Dodge Ram Truck smashed into his …

Sears Canada cuts more than 1,600 jobs, partly through outsourcing

TORONTO—Another round of job cuts is rippling through the operations of Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC), affecting more than 1,600 positions as the company looks for ways to lower expenses. The retailer says it has eliminated 283 jobs at warehouses across much of the country in a move to simplify logistics. The warehouses affected are in …

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