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Ice storm snarls travel and cuts power in Eastern Canada

Ice storm snarls travel and cuts power in Eastern Canada

TORONTO — A steady dose of freezing rain across parts of Eastern Canada turned roads and sidewalks into skating rinks Sunday, cut power to hundreds of thousands of people, and played havoc with holiday plans at one of the busiest travel times of the
Judges will “see the wisdom” of surcharge, MacKay says

Judges will “see the wisdom” of surcharge, MacKay says

OTTAWA — Justice Minister Peter MacKay is deflecting criticism of a new, mandatory victim surcharge, saying judges opposed to the measure will eventually “see the wisdom” of making sure victims of crime receive proper help.
Rob Ford is Google Canada's top trending search of 2013; Cory Monteith is second

Rob Ford is Google Canada's top trending search of 2013; Cory Monteith is second

TORONTO — After dissecting the more than 40 billion queries submitted throughout 2013, Google Canada has declared Toronto's notorious Mayor Rob Ford as search term of the year.
A list of Rob Ford’s apologies since May

A list of Rob Ford’s apologies since May

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been forced to apologize for various behaviours and off-colour or insulting remarks since the so-called crack video scandal broke in May. Some of Ford's apologies: Dec.
Babies can join jailed moms: judge

Babies can join jailed moms: judge

Keven Drews The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s government violated the rights of incarcerated mothers when it cancelled a program allowing inmates to serve time with their babies, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled.
Toronto issues extreme cold weather alert; homeless advised to seek shelter

Toronto issues extreme cold weather alert; homeless advised to seek shelter

TORONTO — The City of Toronto has issued an extreme cold weather alert as temperatures dipped well below freezing Monday.
Tibetan refugees arrive in Canada from India as part of federal deal

Tibetan refugees arrive in Canada from India as part of federal deal

The first Tibetan refugees among 1,000 that will come to Canada in the next two years arrived in Vancouver over the weekend.
Liberals win byelections in Toronto Centre, Montreal’s Bourassa, lead narrowly in Brandon

Liberals win byelections in Toronto Centre, Montreal’s Bourassa, lead narrowly in Brandon

OTTAWA — It’s shaping up to be a very good night for Justin Trudeau. The Liberals are leading in three of four federal byelections — including a potential upset in the longtime Conservative bastion of Brandon-Souris in Manitoba.
Sister of Quebec media baron Pierre Karl Peladeau dies after car crash

Sister of Quebec media baron Pierre Karl Peladeau dies after car crash

MONTREAL — A sister of Quebecor president Pierre Karl Peladeau is dead after the car she was travelling in plunged into a lake. The Quebec media baron’s company issued a statement today confirming the death of 55-year-old Isabelle Peladeau.
RCMP fact-checks public statements made by senators in latest court documents

RCMP fact-checks public statements made by senators in latest court documents

OTTAWA — New RCMP court filings challenge statements made by senators Mike Duffy, Marjory LeBreton and Carolyn Stewart Olsen.