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Getting a coffee led to arrest of woman accused of making hoax 911 call: police

KINGSTON, Ont. — Police in Ontario say grabbing a coffee led to the arrest of a woman accused of making a hoax gun call to 911. Police in Kingston, Ont., say they received a 911 call at 7:45 p.m.

Logging charges withdrawn after 8 years: Aboriginal accused get $390K

TORONTO — The Ontario government has been ordered to pay four aboriginal people $390,000 after the prosecution decided at the last minute to withdraw illegal-logging charges the men had faced for eight years.

Toronto firefighters called in to rescue a rescue dog that got stuck under a car

Toronto firefighters were called in early Friday to rescue a rescue dog that got stuck in the undercarriage of a car.

Ottawa's deficit hits $14 billion nine months into 2016-17 fiscal year

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a budgetary shortfall of $14 billion over the first nine months of the fiscal year, compared with a $3.2-billion surplus over the same period a year earlier.
Wall with Canada? White House spokesman, media share a laugh over question

Wall with Canada? White House spokesman, media share a laugh over question

WASHINGTON — White House spokesman Sean Spicer laughed off the idea of building a wall along the northern U.S. border Thursday after a journalist from Montana floated the notion during his daily media briefing.

India rejects extension on pulse imports in blow to Canada's largest market

CALGARY — India has rejected a long-standing exemption on pest treatment for peas and lentils in a blow to Canada's top export market for the crops.

'Still very early:' Alberta economy improving, but no change to $10.8B deficit

EDMONTON — A rebounding oil sector is delivering an extra $1.5 million to the Alberta government this year, but Finance Minister Joe Ceci says that money — and more — has already been spent and the deficit will remain at $10.8 billion.

Alberta energy regulator releases rules on heavy oil odours

CALGARY — Alberta's energy regulator has set new rules to deal with long-standing complaints about powerful, gassy smells from heavy oil operations in the Peace River region.
Friends ask OSC to be 'merciful' with ex-Livent CEO Garth Drabinsky

Friends ask OSC to be 'merciful' with ex-Livent CEO Garth Drabinsky

TORONTO — Several friends of Garth Drabinsky including a retired judge testified Thursday on his behalf, asking Ontario's securities regulator to show leniency to the disgraced theatre impresario for his role in the Livent Entertainment fraud nearly
Number of Canadians with prescriptions for medical pot soaring, now almost 130K

Number of Canadians with prescriptions for medical pot soaring, now almost 130K

TORONTO — The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago, reaching nearly 130,000 by the end of last year, the mos