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OTTAWA — The WE organization has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees to members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family, it acknowledged Thursday, as organizations that need volunteers awaited word of the future of a $900-million program WE was to run. The government says it is working on what to do with […]

Toronto police allege one of their officers received a more than $800,000 payout after submitting a fraudulent will. Police say Const. Robert Konashewych faces two charges of fraud over $5,000, as well as counts of breach of trust and obstructing justice. The 36-year-old from Niagara Region, who has been with the force since 2008, has been suspended […]

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,568.64, down 60.55 points.) Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Materials. Up 17 cents, or 1.66 per cent, to $10.43 on 6.9 million shares.  Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down one cent, or 2.3 per cent, to 42.5 cents on 6.2 […]

OTTAWA — North Atlantic right whales are now considered one step away from complete eradication. The International Union for Conservation of Nature is moving the whales from “endangered” to “critically endangered” on its red list of global species facing threats to their survival. The only step beyond “critically endangered” is extinction. Fewer than 250 mature whales […]

LEVIS, Que. — Quebec provincial police have issued an Amber Alert to locate two young girls and their 44-year-old father who police believe were in a car crash Wednesday night and left the scene on foot. Police issued the alert at around 3 p.m. Thursday for Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6, from Levis, Que., located south […]

TORONTO — Questions over whether thousands of international students could be deported from the U.S. under a new Trump administration policy are causing consternation among school officials and anxiety among Canadians studying south of the border. The policy — which triggered a lawsuit from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday — stipulates that international students who take […]

DRYDEN, Ont. — As a heat wave grips much of Ontario, dozens of forest fires are burning across the province’s north. As of Thursday afternoon, the province’s interactive fire map shows 46 new or active blazes, including 11 that are considered “not under control.” The situation comes as heat warnings are in effect for much of the province, […]

LEVIS, Que. — Quebec provincial police have issued an Amber Alert to locate two young girls and a 44-year-old male suspect. The two missing girls are Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6, from Levis, Que., located south of Quebec City. Norah is described as five-foot-two, thin and wearing a white cap and white Nike sandals, […]

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said that first-round draft pick Austin Martin is expected to join the team’s summer training camp at Rogers Centre. Montoyo said the 21-year-old Vanderbilt shortstop will be added to the team’s 60-man player pool. “Just like the other players, I’m looking forward to seeing him play and see what he can do,” Montoyo said […]

OTTAWA — Anxious students and non-profit groups say they’re confused and frustrated as they wait to hear what will happen to the $900-million volunteering program previously administered by the WE Charity. The government says it is working on what to do with the Canada Student Services Grant program after its agreement with the WE organization was cancelled […]