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105.9 The Region

TORONTO — An American civilian court has refused to order a military court to decide an appeal from former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr. In a brief decision this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied Khadr’s request to force the issue. “At this time, (Khadr) has not demonstrated […]

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada wants to resume its military training efforts in Iraq, but will respect any decision by Baghdad to expel foreign troops. Sajjan spoke following a visit to Kuwait and Jordan, where he met with some of the hundreds of Canadian troops who have been participating in Canada’s five-year fight […]

OTTAWA — The federal government is studying the best options for Indigenous communities to reap economic benefits from the Trans Mountain pipeline but Ottawa is not planning to sell the project while legal and political risks remain. The Supreme Court of Canada eliminated one of those risks Thursday when it denied British Columbia the right to regulate […]

TORONTO — North American stock markets gained almost two per cent in a record-breaking week defined by continued investor optimism. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 74.25 points at 17,559.02 after trading at a record high of 17,572.15. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was 50.46 points at 29,348.10. The S&P 500 index was […]

TORONTO — Alicia Pineault of Montreal is the leader after the women’s short program at the Canadian figure skating championships. Skating to Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black,” the 20-year-old landed three triple jumps to score 63.15 points. Madeline Schizas of Oakville, Ont., scored 60.66 points, while world bronze medallist Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., struggled […]

Two Ontario men and three others have been indicted in the United States in connection with an alleged smuggling scheme investigators say aimed to support Pakistan’s nuclear program. Muhammad Ahsan Wali (Ahsan), 48, and Haji Wali Muhammad Sheikh (Haji), 82, both of Mississauga, Ont., are among five men alleged to have taken part in the conspiracy […]

TORONTO — The Ontario government is launching a public consultation on making the province’s spring black bear hunt a permanent event. The annual hunt was suspended for 15 years in 1999, but reinstated in 2014 by the then-Liberal government as a pilot project. The Progressive Conservatives say removing the pilot project status and making it […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The rink had always felt like home for Keegan Messing. But in the days and weeks after his brother’s death, the Canadian figure skater struggled to find solace on the ice. In a sport that requires steely nerves to reel off big jumps, and the ability to dig deep to push through searing pain, […]

DRUMMOND TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Provincial police say they’ve charged a driver after a collision between two cars left two people dead. OPP say the incident happened in November in Lanark County, south of Ottawa. A 63-year-old and 81-year-old travelling eastbound died as a result of the crash. Police say the other driver was headed westbound when the […]

TORONTO — A man convicted of raping a sleeping woman has had his sentence reduced because the judge wrongly decided he had planned the crime. In its unanimous decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal rejected a bid by Saied Ghadghoni to overturn his conviction but said his 30-month sentence was too harsh. Ghadghoni, then 22, and […]