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Toys "R" Us ends Canadian stores auction with Fairfax as sole bidder

Toys "R" Us Inc. will seek approval to sell its Canadian unit to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. after cancelling an auction for the company's Canadian operations.

Trial begins for Kinley, Sask. man charged with manslaughter in death of Beverly Littlecrow

A trial at Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench will decide whether Gabriel Faucher killed Beverly Littlecrow in 2016.
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Suspicious package at Sopinka courthouse forces evacuation, downtown road closures

Hamilton police are warning people in the area of the John Sopinka Courthouse to stay away. They said they had located a suspicious package in the building.

Mystery novelist Gail Bowen on how to write engaging fiction

The author of The Winner’s Circle offers writing and reading tips.
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Mystery novelist Gail Bowen shares advice based on her years of experience as writer and teacher.
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Toddler abandoned in car seat 'trying to get out' when she died, court hears

The day home worker who left a toddler alone in a car seat in a closet for five hours had done it before, court heard on Monday.
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'I'm so dead': Marissa Shephard trial hears secret recording of Devin Morningstar

Proceedings in Marissa Shephard's murder trial resumed on Monday with an audio recording of what Devin Morningstar told an undercover police officer in his cell the day he was arrested in connection with Baylee Wylie's death.

Shania Twain will host the Canadian Country Music Awards Sept. 9 in Hamilton

Shania Twain will host the 36th Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards on Sept. 9 in Hamilton.
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Air Canada accused of mishandling female pilot's concern of sexism

Jane Clegg had been a military and commercial airline pilot in Canada for three decades. But she tears up talking about her last day on the job as a first officer at the controls of an Air Canada plane in 2013.
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Here's a summary of the evidence so far at the Nicholas Butcher murder trial

Here's what the jury in the Nicholas Butcher murder trial has heard so far. This article will be updated as the trial progresses.
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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan part of new GFL Environmental investor group

GFL Environmental Inc. is getting new investors including the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and private equity firm BC Partners in a deal that values the waste-management company at about $5.125 billion.
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CIBC financial adviser says she's causing harm to many customers, disputes finding in banks report

A financial adviser for CIBC says her entire branch was 'disheartened' by a report by Canada’s banking regulator. That report said it did not find widespread pressure to missell or upsell customers. Watch now.

YA author E.K. Johnston on what we can learn from William Shakespeare

The Bard died 402 years ago on April 23; E.K. Johnston adapted his work for her YA novel Exit, Pursued by a Bear.
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Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge welcome baby boy

The Duchess of Cambridge entered a London hospital Monday and gave birth to her third child, a boy, with husband Prince William, Britain's Kensington Palace says.
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Ever After Music Festival spends $30K on new tech to thwart noise complaints

New speaker technology will be key to turning down the volume at the Ever After Music Festival in June, according to organizers.
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Mosque shooter's high school teacher paints portrait of bullied youth at sentencing hearings

Alexandre Bissonnette was bullied by classmates, as early as elementary school, according to his former teacher who was the first to testify as part of his defence team’s sentencing arguments.

Windsor man, 19, wanted for first degree murder in February death of senior

Windsor police say they're looking for 19-year-old Yusuf Ali. He's wanted for one count of first degree murder in the death of a Windsor senior. The body of Leonard Damm, 73, was found at a Bloomfield Road home back in February.
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Doug Ford blames predecessor's 'mess' for having to appoint 11 candidates

Doug Ford is blaming what he calls the "mess" he inherited from his predecessor for his controversial decision to appoint about a dozen Tory candidates in ridings across the province.
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Province to lift electric vehicle roadblocks for condo owners

Condo dwellers in Ontario will soon have an easier time charging their electric vehicles at home, part of a province-wide plan to reduce emissions and fight climate change, the government announced Monday.
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The royal children: a look back

Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, who will be three next month, got a baby brother on Monday.
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Nicholas Butcher can't explain discrepancy in number of stab wounds at murder trial

In the Crown's continuing cross-examination of Nicholas Jordan Butcher at his second-murder trial, Butcher couldn't explain the number of stabwounds his girlfriend Kristin Johnston had on her neck.

Canadian curlers honouring Humboldt at world mixed doubles curling championship

As Canada’s Laura Crocker and Kirk Muyres slide over the ice at the world mixed doubles curling championship this week in Sweden, they’re doing so with Humboldt Broncos patches over their left knees.

Ontario's proposed high speed rail a 'disadvantage' for rural communities, says OFA

The head of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture says Ontario's planned high speed rail line will cause problems for rural residents and farmers.
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Suspect in fatal Southgate Centre assault arrested in Lac La Biche

A man wanted in the death of Southgate Centre store owner Iain Armstrong during a theft last week has been arrested in Lac La Biche.

Edmonton's next 10-year arts and heritage plan strives to include Indigenous perspectives

Incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the city's vision for arts and heritage will help tell a more complete story of Edmonton's past, a local historian says.