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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 […]

OTTAWA — Canada is still vying for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, but it’s already warming up the chair with a plan to hire trainers for Canadian officials. The federal government issued a notice today saying it intends to award a contract worth an estimated $120,000 to New York-based organization Security Council Report to train […]

TORONTO — Ontario’s schools appear poised to experience a series of labour disruptions next week, as the province’s largest teachers’ union announced Friday it’s taking further job action and no new talks are scheduled with Premier Doug Ford’s government. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says it will expand its planned rotating strikes to a third day next […]