105.9 The Region

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MONTREAL — The CEO and union leaders at Bombardier Inc. say the plane-and-train maker is well on the way to finding new work for recently laid-off employees. Bombardier says filling different positions within the Montreal-based company, finding jobs with other employers or reverting to part-time work are part of the so-called “reclassification” process. Last November, the plane-and-train-maker […]

TORONTO — Major North American indices rebounded today after closing in the red the day before. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 12.15 points to 16,031.01. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average moved up 181.18 points to 26,031.81. The S&P 500 index rose 17.79 points to 2,792.67, while the Nasdaq composite advanced 67.84 points to […]

A Toronto-area settlement worker could face jail time in the United States after attempting to smuggle a failed refugee claimant across the border in the trunk of her car. Court documents show Donna Pham pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., an offence that carries a maximum sentence of […]

A police force in southwestern Ontario says it will start releasing the names of those charged with buying sex in a bid to curb human trafficking. The announcement came at a meeting of the Police Services Board in London, Ont., following a presentation outlining why the city is considered a hub for the sexual exploitation […]

Another Celine Dion biopic is in the works. A publicist has confirmed that Quebec director Marc-Andre Lavoie is set to oversee the English-language film, “Celine Before Celine,” tracking Dion’s rise to musical superstardom. The feature, slated for a 2020 production, has been sanctioned by Dion’s family, according to the Hollywood Reporter, who first revealed the plans. Her nephew, Jimmy […]

OTTAWA — Eight days after Chinese authorities imprisoned Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, a senior Canadian foreign ministry official urged Canadian students to apply for a program to study in China. Sarah Taylor, the director-general of the north-Asia bureau at Global Affairs Canada, made the pitch for the 45-year-old Canada-China Scholarship Exchange Program during a Dec. 18 […]

TORONTO — Despite suffering a humiliating 4-0 loss to Club Atletico Independiente de la Chorrera in Panama, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney says his MLS side can rebound in the return leg of the CONCACAF Champions League round-of-16 game Tuesday at BMO Field. Vanney says his players will have to up their intensity to get out of […]

TORONTO — The Canadian Premier League’s opening weekend will feature matches in Hamilton and Langford, B.C. The new men’s pro soccer league had already announced its season opener — with York 9 FC heading down the highway to face Forge FC on April 27 at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field. On Friday, the league released the remaining home openers […]

TORONTO — Seven months after a gunman went on a shooting rampage in Toronto’s Greektown, survivors and victims’ loved ones called on Ottawa to ban private ownership of handguns and assault rifles across the country. The group that gathered Friday at a concert venue just blocks away from where last summer’s violence took place read an open letter sent to Prime […]

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry’s intention was to do his two year’s time in Toronto then hightail it to another NBA team. And so he barely spoke to DeMar DeRozan during those two years. Lowry was unhappy with the Raptors. And he and DeRozan just didn’t hit it off. But an unlikely friendship eventually developed, and when team president Masai Ujiri […]

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