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Cellphone ban hits iPods

Tanya Talaga Toronto Star 29.10.2008
Cellphone ban hits iPods

Motorists who change tunes on their hand-held iPods or MP3 players at the wheel face fines of up to $500 under Ontario's proposed new "distracted driving" law.

Suspect in TO tavern shooting due in court

TORONTO — The Toronto man wanted in the shooting death of a Brockville woman is due in court this morning. Kyle Weese, who is charged with second-degree murder, turned himself in to Toronto police last night.


Emission-free power plant opens in Toronto

Enbridge Inc. and FuelCell Energy have opened a power plant in Toronto that converts waste energy into electricity in what the companies are calling the first operation to pair fuel cells with an emission-free process.

Toronto men face gun, drugs charges

Alex Cooper Toronto Star 24.10.2008
Toronto men face gun, drugs charges

Three men are facing 34 drug and gun related charges after their car was stopped by police early this morning. They were pulled over by police at 12:24 a.m. after they ran a stop sign in the Jane St. and Steeles Ave. area. After searching the vehi...


Crime scene evidence unveiled at Creba trial

KATE HAMMER The Globe and Mail 24.10.2008
Crime scene evidence unveiled at Creba trial

TORONTO - A tip from an alert taxi driver led to an arrest within 40 minutes after Jane Creba was shot to death while shopping in downtown Toronto the day after Christmas in 2005, a jury heard Thursday.

Man charged with attack on Oasis' Noel Gallagher due in Toronto court

TORONTO — A man charged with attacking Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at a Toronto festival is due in court today. A man ran onto the stage during a performance at the Virgin Festival in early September and pushed Gallagher from behind.


T.O. Public Health Issues Warning After Restaurant Food Handler Develops Hepatitis A

Toronto Public Health has issued a warning after a worker at a local restaurant tested positive for Hepatitis A. The patient worked as a food handler at the Sushi Haru located at 635 College St. and officials are worried because his job involved c...

Child hospitalized in northern Ont. E. coli outbreak

A child is in hospital and at risk of kidney damage, North Bay's medical officer of health said Thursday in updating the number of E. coli cases linked to city's restaurant outbreak.


Police, city officials pull plug on Insite street concert

Vancouver police helped city officials stop a free street concert Thursday night before it could begin in the Downtown Eastside. More than 100 officers descended on the 100 block of E. Hastings Street, where hundreds of people had gathered to atte...

Winnipeg is Canada's murder capital

Manitoba is the deadliest province in Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released Thursday. There were 62 homicides in Manitoba last year — the highest number since data were first collected in 1961, and up from 39 killings in 2006.


Alberta will seize property to settle traffic fines

Edmonton -- Alberta will go as far as seizing property, wages and bank accounts to collect $126-million in unpaid traffic tickets. There are more than 650,000 outstanding tickets in the province and the worst drivers have as many as 50 tickets tha...

Two ADQ members jump to Quebec Liberals

QUEBEC -- Two members of the Opposition Action democratique du Quebec jumped to the governing Liberals on Thursday, padding the ranks of the minority government and furthering speculation of a snap election.


Loan support too costly to tap, banks say

TARA PERKINS, KEVIN CARMICHAEL, BOYD ERMAN The Globe and Mail 24.10.2008
Loan support too costly to tap, banks say

TORONTO and OTTAWA -- While the U.S. government floods its banking system with cheap funding, Ottawa's Conservatives are sticking to a laissez-faire model, announcing a new program that is so expensive most banks say they're unlikely to use it.

Recount ordered in BC riding

Canada.com 24.10.2008
Recount ordered in BC riding

VICTORIA - A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered a recount of the results of the Oct. 14 federal election in the riding of Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca. A lawyer for Conservative candidate Troy DeSouza, who lost to incumbent Liberal Keith Martin by 68 ...


Chretien takes credit for strength of Canadian banks

LONDON, Ont. -- Canada's banking system is weathering the economic storm engulfing the global financial sector because of Liberal government policies he enacted more than a decade ago, former prime minister Jean Chretien said Thursday.

McGuinty has 'plan' to get Ontario out of deficit

TORONTO — Premier Dalton McGuinty says he's got a plan to get Ontario out of deficit amid a global economic slowdown, but isn't offering many details.


Carney forecasts `sluggish growth'

Dana Flavelle Toronto Star 24.10.2008
Carney forecasts `sluggish growth'

While the rest of the globe is headed for a ``mild recession,'' Canada is entering a period of ``sluggish growth,'' the governor of the Bank of Canada said yesterday. In describing Canada's growth prospects, Mark Carney said the central bank looke...

Oilsands plans cut back

Edmonton Sun 24.10.2008
Oilsands plans cut back

CALGARY -- Major Canadian oilsands players are scaling back energy projects and cutting spending as they cope with falling crude prices, volatile stock markets and tight credit markets that make it harder to raise money.


Dion admits election 'error' as defeated Liberals say goodbye

OTTAWA–Outgoing Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion said goodbye to defeated colleagues yesterday and prepared the way for his successor as he faced his caucus for the first time since the party's humiliating electoral loss.

The Tudors, Mayerthorpe win Geminis

Alex Strachan Canada.com 23.10.2008
The Tudors, Mayerthorpe win Geminis

Mayerthorpe, CTV's tightly wound docudrama about the 2005 murder of four RCMP officers on an Alberta farm, won the 2008 Gemini Award for best TV movie Wednesday in Toronto.



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