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Death ruled a homicide

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—Provincial police say a man whose body was found on the shoulder of a highway near Thunder Bay now is believed to be a homicide victim.

Investigators found the body on Sunday and initially ruled the man's death as suspicious.

They've identified the man as a 21-year-old from the Greater Toronto Area but did not share his name.

More than half of food wasted

More than half the food produced in Canada is wasted and the average kitchen tosses out hundreds of dollars worth of edibles every year, says a study researchers are calling the first of its kind.

“It's a lot of food,” said Lori Nikkel of Second Harvest, the Toronto-based group working to reduce food waste that commissioned the study.

“We waste more food than we consume.”

Abducted Canadian man found dead in Burkina Faso

Canadian officials are condemning the killers of a Canadian mining company executive whose bullet-riddled body has been found in Burkina Faso.

Kirk Woodman, a Halifax man who worked for Vancouver-based Progress Minerals Inc., was found dead yesterday in Oudalan province, an official with the west African country's Ministry of Security said today.

Bid to speed up hearing rejected

TORONTO—An Ontario court yesterday rejected a request to speed up a hearing into whether it should order an ombudsman investigation into the appointment of a friend of the premier's to the job of top cop.

OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair has asked Ontario's Divisional Court to force a probe into the hiring of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as the new OPP commissioner.