105.9 The Region

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OTTAWA — Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s legal team is pushing for access to emails and other communications from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and senior members of his staff as the clock ticks down to the next phase of the high-profile case. Those includes records held by Trudeau’s former principal secretary Gerald Butts and chief of staff Katie Telford […]

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have traded centre Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets, according to multiple online reports. Duchene is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. He is the second-leading scorer on the Senators with 58 points (27 goals, 21 assists). The reports of the trade came before the […]

TORONTO — Some workers in the provincial Child and Youth Advocate’s office will lose their jobs when the Ontario Ombudsman assumes its duties this spring, the watchdog said Friday. Ombudsman Paul Dube also confirmed that the advocate’s office in Thunder Bay will close but said he will consult with northern and Indigenous communities to ensure they will continue to have access to […]

TORONTO — Gains in the energy and materials sectors helped boost Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also pushed higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 62.19 points at 16,063.05. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 169.03 points at 26,019.66. The S&P 500 index was up […]

OTTAWA — A preliminary analysis of the federal books says the government ran a budgetary surplus of $300 million through the first nine months of the fiscal year. The surplus is an improvement compared with the April-to-December period in 2017-18, when Ottawa posted a deficit of $8.9 billion. The Finance Department’s latest fiscal monitor says overall revenues were up $19.3 billion, […]

TORONTO — Relatives of those injured or killed in a shooting rampage in Toronto’s Greektown last summer are calling on Ottawa to ban private ownership of handguns and assault rifles. A group that includes those hurt in the July 2018 shooting as well as family and community members has issued an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him to […]

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. confirmed Friday that it has “reviewed the opportunity” to merge with rival Newmont Mining Corp. but that no decision has been made. The Toronto-based gold miner said in a brief statement that it has considered an all-share, zero-premium transaction with Colorado-based Newmont — a move that would combine two of the world’s largest gold producers. […]

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians should listen to the country’s top public servant when it comes to the questions about whether Trudeau’s office tried to pressure former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to stop prosecuting SNC-Lavalin. Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick delivered a blunt assessment at the House of Commons justice committee Thursday, telling MPs that there was […]

ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. — City officials in Elliot Lake, Ont., say the roof of a public building has collapsed, but no one was badly hurt. Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Gagnon says the partial collapse took place Thursday night over the community theatre inside the city-owned Lester B Pearson Civic Centre. The incident comes about six years after a […]

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. confirms it has “reviewed the opportunity” to merge with rival Newmont Mining Corp., but says no decision has been taken. The Toronto-based gold miner says it has considered an all-share transaction with Colorado-based Newmont — a move that would combine two of the world’s largest gold producers. Newmont could not immediately […]


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