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TORONTO — A Toronto man who killed and dismembered a woman then dumped her remains in the garbage has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 22 years. Ian Ohab was convicted in January of second-degree murder in the death of Melissa Cooper, a 30-year-old woman last seen alive in […]

OTTAWA — Former Canadian foreign minister Lloyd Axworthy is urging Canada to renew its relationship with Ukraine while expressing some reservations about the country’s new president. Axworthy recently returned from leading a team of 160 Canadians who helped monitor the election that saw comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy elected president earlier this week. Axworthy said the election of […]

Toronto’s medical officer of health is speaking out against cuts the province is making to the city’s public health budget. Dr. Eileen de Villa says public health initiatives appear to be invisible when they work because they prevent disease, so it is easy to take them for granted. She says public health units also play a key role in […]

TORONTO — Weakness in the heavyweight energy and financial sectors weighed on Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 21.93 points at 16,647.47. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.69 of a point at 26,657.08. The S&P 500 index was up 1.38 points at 2,935.06, […]

TORONTO — An anesthesiologist who sexually assaulted 21 sedated women during their surgeries shows little insight into the trauma he inflicted on them, the Parole Board of Canada said in denying his bid for early release. In written reasons released this week, the board repeatedly noted that Dr. George Doodnaught showed little insight into his […]

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada ditched its discussion of interest rate hikes Wednesday as it downgraded its 2019 growth forecast on a prediction the economy nearly ground to a halt at the start of the year. The central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged, as expected, and appeared to be in no hurry to move the interest rate any time soon. Unlike its recent statements, the […]

OSHAWA, Ont. — Police say a 17-year-old boy who was hit by a car while walking along a road in Oshawa, Ont., over the weekend has died. Durham regional police say the boy was walking with two friends Friday night when he was struck. The two other teens and the driver of the car were […]

BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. — A town in Central Ontario has declared a state of emergency amid rising water levels on several nearby waterways. A statement from the Town of Bracebridge says Mayor Graydon Smith has activated the town’s emergency plan after a number of local roads were washed out by the rising waters. The town says […]

TORONTO — A group of alcohol and cannabis companies have formed an industry alliance to push for changes to proposed rules governing pot-infused beverages before edibles become legal in the coming months. The Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance is arguing for, among other things, the ability to produce pot-based drinks in the same facilities where non-cannabis […]

INNISFIL, Ont. — Police are investigating after a GO Transit train struck and killed a pedestrian south of Barrie, Ont., on Tuesday. It happened during the evening rush hour in Innisfil, about 10 kilometres southeast of Barrie. South Simcoe police say the person was pronounced dead at the scene. No details about the victim have been released, […]

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