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Ontario PC leader says he will ignore premier's threat of defamation lawsuit

Ontario PC leader says he will ignore premier's threat of defamation lawsuit

TORONTO — Ontario's Opposition leader plans to ignore a libel notice from Premier Kathleen Wynne, prolonging a legal spat between the two political rivals months away from a provincial election.

Finding answers in deadly arena ammonia leak could take months: WorkSafeBC

FERNIE, B.C. — A WorkSafeBC spokeswoman says it could take months to complete the investigation into an ammonia leak that killed three men last week at the ice arena in Fernie, B.C.
The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Monday, Oct.

Dandelions found in oilsands tailings could help clean them up: researchers

It wasn't much of a bouquet — just a single lonely dandelion. But it had been plucked from the middle of a barren stretch of oilsands coarse tailings.

Nova Scotia's new cyberbullying legislation 'too cautious,' expert says

HALIFAX — A new Nova Scotia law replacing anti-cyberbullying legislation struck down in the courts two years ago is moving forward unchanged, against the advice of legal experts who say it will be costly and difficult for victims to use.
Britain to give Canada the shipwrecks of explorer John Franklin

Britain to give Canada the shipwrecks of explorer John Franklin

OTTAWA — Canada is thanking Great Britain for the gift of two shipwrecks once commanded by John Franklin that lie at the heart of one of this country's most compelling Arctic myths.
Chelsea Manning no threat to Canada, should be allowed in, advocates say

Chelsea Manning no threat to Canada, should be allowed in, advocates say

OTTAWA — A U.S. soldier convicted of leaking thousands of classified documents poses no security threat to Canada and ought to be allowed into the country, advocates said Monday.

Pro wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. says he saved woman hanging from Calgary bridge

CALGARY — British-Canadian professional wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. says he drew on his years of grappling and self-defence to help save the life of a woman dangling from a Calgary bridge. In a post on his Facebook page, Smith Jr.
Tragically Hip album sales, audio streams soar after Gord Downie's death

Tragically Hip album sales, audio streams soar after Gord Downie's death

TORONTO — Fans of the Tragically Hip flocked to the band's music as they mourned the death of singer Gord Downie, which drove a huge boost in sales, streams and radio play. Eleven albums by the Kingston, Ont.
Former CTV Winnipeg news director charged in bank robberies in Alberta

Former CTV Winnipeg news director charged in bank robberies in Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A former CTV Winnipeg news director and sports anchor has been arrested on robbery charges in Alberta. Medicine Hat police say Stephen Vogelsang, who is 53, is charged with two counts of robbery.