TORONTO—Christine Elliot, the deputy leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, resigned as a member of the provincial legislature Friday, three months after losing her second bid for the party’s top job.
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KINGSTON, Jamaica—A 14-year-old Toronto boy has been shot to death in Jamaica, according to local police.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force said Ricardo Williams was shot several times around 2 a.m. yesterday morning near Kingston.
The teen was attending a wake when the shooting began, police said in a statement.
Williams was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
TORONTO—The union representing 55,000 Ontario education workers says members are prepared to escalate job actions during the first week of school in an effort to pressure the provincial government in contract talks.
WASHINGTON—The Canadian border got dragged into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign yesterday, with a prominent candidate appearing to entertain the notion of building a giant wall on the 49th parallel.
The idea was raised in a talk-show interview with Republican contender Scott Walker, who after being pressed twice by the interviewer appeared to agree it was worth considering.
TORONTO—Years after Bixi and its competitors set up shop in Canada, another bike-sharing system that some describe as the AirBnB of cycling is making inroads in the country.
Spinlister allows people to list their unused bicycles and search for available ones in a specific area.
CALGARY—A Calgary man said he will quit his job if he’s assigned to drive a bus wrapped in a rainbow flag.
The annual Calgary Pride Festival kicked off today and, as a show of support, a Calgary Transit bus has been wrapped in the symbol of inclusiveness.
The rainbow flag bus will operate through Sept. 7, the day of the parade.
KAPUSKASING, Ont.—The wreckage of small plane that went missing 23 years ago has been found near Kapuskasing in northern Ontario.
Ontario Provincial Police say they found the wreckage of a single engine aircraft in a remote area and confirmed it was that of a plane reported missing in April of 1992.
WINNIPEG—A dog blinded after a child in a northern Manitoba community rubbed hair dye in its eyes has a new lease on life.
In February, Percy was flown south to Winnipeg after a neighbour noticed the one-year-old Jack Russell terrier-Chihuahua cross had been in extreme pain for three days.
AURORA, Ill.—The police department in an Illinois city is going to compile a “habitual drunkard” list to help fight public intoxication.
Aurora Police Department Sgt. Tom McNamara said the list will have “certain clientele” whom police and fire departments see regularly.
SIMCOE, Ont.—Police in Simcoe, Ont., are looking for a thief with an apparent appetite for other people’s shoes.
Norfolk OPP say a passenger was in a vehicle in the drive-thru lane at a McDonald’s restaurant early yesterday with their feet dangling out the side window.