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105.9 The Region

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TORONTO — Teenage forward Jonathan David, who has scored a Canadian-record 28 goals for club and country this year, has been named Canadian Player of the Year. The Canadian Soccer Association, which administers the award, says the 19-year-old from Ottawa is Canada’s highest-scoring men’s forward in a single year over the past 20 years. “Jonathan […]

TORONTO — Captain Michael Bradley has re-signed with Toronto FC. A source, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced, confirmed that the 32-year-old midfielder has agreed on a new contract. The MLS club has scheduled a “major announcement” for Thursday. The new deal involved targeted allocation money, meaning Bradley will give […]

OTTAWA — Production of two natural Canadian sweeteners moved in opposite directions last season, with maple syrup output reaching a record high and honey volume dropping to its lowest level in several years. Statistics Canada says the maple syrup harvest rose by 34.8 per cent from a year earlier to a record 60 million litres (13.2 million gallons) on […]

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is raising the case of a Canadian man detained in Cairo with the Egyptian government today. Champagne’s spokesman says Yasser Ahmen Albaz’s case was part of a discussion between Champagne and his Egyptian counterpart at a meeting today in Egypt. Champagne is there for an African development conference. Albaz, a […]

TORONTO — An automotive industry analyst says that despite reported doom and gloom about the sector, average employment in the industry at the end of the third quarter was up one per cent compared with a year ago. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says an average of 691,400 Canadians were employed by the industry, including ancillary subsectors […]

Ontario’s top court has ordered a new trial for an Ottawa man and his former lover who were convicted in the grisly slaying of the man’s wife. Bhupinderpal Gill and Gurpreet Ronald were found guilty in 2016 of first-degree murder in the death of Jagtar Gill, who was discovered beaten, stabbed and with her throat slashed in […]

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he has spoken with Air Canada about problems continuing to plague its new booking system, but that his department “cannot do anything” to resolve the issue. Air Canada introduced the new reservation system more than three weeks ago, resulting in a barrage of social media complaints from passengers who had […]

OTTAWA — Liberal backbenchers have declined to give themselves the power to turf their leader, Justin Trudeau. They’ve also passed on the chance to control who gets expelled from — or admitted to — the ranks of the governing party’s caucus. The decisions were made this morning at the first formal meeting of the Liberal […]

TORONTO — A Toronto family has received a standing ovation from Ontario lawmakers for their efforts to change the heart-wrenching process to get a death certificate for people whose remains have not been found. Linda and Clayton Babcock struggled for 18 months to get a death certificate for their daughter, Laura Babcock, who was murdered in 2012. Because […]

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says Canadians spent $908 million on non-medical cannabis in nearly the first year since legalization. The agency says Canadians spent $24 per capita at cannabis stores from Oct. 17, 2018, when cannabis was legalized, to the end of September 2019. Yukon led sales per person at $103, with Prince Edward Island […]