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Mother and daughter dead after being hit by car in Toronto

TORONTO — A night out at an east-end Toronto restaurant turned tragic for a family of four on Wednesday evening when a mother and her five-year-old daughter died after being struck by a car. Toronto police Sgt.
Canada's new cultural plan also includes leaning heavily on Americans

Canada's new cultural plan also includes leaning heavily on Americans

OTTAWA — The Liberal government's way forward to promote and encourage Canadian culture at home also includes leaning heavily on those influencing it from south of the border.

Gas-plants judge disqualifies key Crown 'expert' witness as non-independent

TORONTO — The case against two former top political aides in Ontario accused of illegally destroying emails in the premier's office took a serious blow Thursday when the judge ruled a key prosecution witness could not testify as an expert.
Halifax's 'dark horse' bid for new Amazon headquarters sparks soul searching

Halifax's 'dark horse' bid for new Amazon headquarters sparks soul searching

HALIFAX — It started out largely as a cheerleading exercise, a way of touting Halifax's best-kept secrets to show the world we're open for business.

Home Capital exec to exit newly created position months after assuming role

TORONTO — A Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX: HCG) executive is leaving the company mere months after he assumed a newly created position.

Couple wanted in 'crime spree' across southern Ontario: police

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Police are warning the public about a man and a woman they say are wanted in connection with what investigators are calling a "crime spree" across southern Ontario.
Deaths prompt police, insurers to target N.L.'s 'insane' driving culture

Deaths prompt police, insurers to target N.L.'s 'insane' driving culture

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Tom Hickey says he feels safer on the roads almost anywhere else in North America — Toronto, New York, L.A. "It's insane," said Hickey, president of Wedgwood Insurance, one of Newfoundland and Labrador's major providers.

Therapy dogs ease tensions in Newfoundland's troubled Victorian-era prison

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's justice minister will see for himself today the difference therapy dogs are making in a jail that critics say is a tinderbox. Andrew Parsons will visit Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St.

Alberta to bring in legislation to protect students who join gay-straight clubs

EDMONTON — Alberta's education minister says he will be introduce legislation to make it illegal to out students who join gay-straight alliances.
Government's access to info bill a step backwards, not forward: watchdog

Government's access to info bill a step backwards, not forward: watchdog

OTTAWA — A government bill intended to increase transparency for Canadians would actually do the opposite, the federal information watchdog said Thursday.