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Man arrested after allegedly punching through car windows

A 22-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after allegedly punching through the windows of a passing vehicle. Three pedestrians — all men in their early 20s — and a passing driver got into a verbal dispute just after 11:30 p.m.
Toronto 'Les Mis' casting nets hundreds of Little Cosette and Gavroche hopefuls

Toronto 'Les Mis' casting nets hundreds of Little Cosette and Gavroche hopefuls

TORONTO - Hundreds of Little Cosette and Gavroche hopefuls, some in threadbare costumes befitting the poor 19th century French characters, showed up to an open casting call Sunday for an upcoming new Canadian production of "Les Miserables.
Justin Trudeau says he has been stalked by lofty expectations since boyhood

Justin Trudeau says he has been stalked by lofty expectations since boyhood

OTTAWA - He grew up just to one side of the national viewfinder, teasing us with the echo of his father's greatness while insisting to anyone who would listen that he could never meet his father's sky-high standard.

Universities, copyright collective brace for battle over intellectual property

TORONTO - There's a battle brewing in the world of Canadian academia.
Justin Trudeau says his Liberal leadership ends era of internal party divisions

Justin Trudeau says his Liberal leadership ends era of internal party divisions

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is vowing to usher in a generational shift in Canadian politics — younger, more hopeful, less negative — after winning the federal Liberal leadership by a landslide Sunday.
Good Neighbours: Student painters spruce up homes for people with MS

Good Neighbours: Student painters spruce up homes for people with MS

A group of entrepreneurs has been getting together once a year to paint the house of a person with multiple sclerosis.
Alicia Cormier, Ryan Windsor win council seats in Central Saanich byelection

Alicia Cormier, Ryan Windsor win council seats in Central Saanich byelection

Two newcomers have been elected to Central Saanich council in a byelection race that snubbed three former councillors.
Jack Knox: Blacktop promises from here to Coquihalla

Jack Knox: Blacktop promises from here to Coquihalla

I missed getting on the Swartz Bay ferry by two cars Wednesday, got to spend a couple of hours of bonus contemplation time at the Tsawwassen terminal. Tsawwassen tsucks.
Jack Knox: 911 calls come in fast and furious

Jack Knox: 911 calls come in fast and furious

The 911 call came just as Friday night turned to Saturday morning: “There’s a kid with a gun.” Or maybe it was a knife. There was a big fight, anyway, at an out-of-control house party near Ross Bay Cemetery.
CUPE honours labour ‘oddball’ who led fight for equality

CUPE honours labour ‘oddball’ who led fight for equality

Muriel Overgaard stuck out as one of the only women at her first union convention in the early 1970s. “There were only two of us,” she said. “We were certainly the oddballs.” Today, about 60 per cent of CUPE B.C.’s 83,000 members are women.