OTTAWA—The Dan Gagnier drag chute billowed out behind the Liberal campaign yesterday—giving Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair a badly-needed chance to catch up to the apparent front-runner, Justin Trudeau.
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TORONTO—Ontario’s opposition parties say the Liberal government failed to keep its promise to cut auto insurance rates by 15 percent and call a mandated discount for winter tires “a gimmick.”
TORONTO—Electricity rates are going up again in Ontario starting Nov. 1.
The Ontario Energy Board said the peak price for electricity—between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. and from 5-7 p.m.—will rise by 1.4 cents to 17.5 cents a kilowatt hour.
The mid-peak price from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. will rise by 0.6 cents to 12.8 cents a kw/h.
MONTREAL—The federal government is “irresponsible and negligent” to have ordered a halt to the City of Montreal’s plans to begin construction work that would see eight billion litres of raw sewage dumped into the St. Lawrence River, Mayor Denis Coderre said yesterday.
Coderre said Ottawa’s decision “makes no sense” and puts the city’s water-treatment infrastructure in jeopardy.
WITHROW, Alta.—Three young sisters were playing in their family’s loaded grain truck when they became trapped and suffocated in a dense pile of tiny canola seeds that experts say would have swallowed them like quicksand.
OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau mused yesterday about a majority government as his Liberals ride high atop polls that suggest they have the all-important momentum heading into next week’s election—a surge that has them squarely in the Conservative cross-hairs.
REGINA—There’s a leak at the seat of government in Saskatchewan—and the sergeant-at-arms wants it to stop.
Patrick Shaw, who also is head of security at the Saskatchewan legislature, said three party bus companies have been pulling up in front of the building late at night and allowing people to pee on it.
EDMONTON—What started as a stop for not having a bell on a bike turned into almost 20 charges for an Edmonton man.
Police stopped the 25-year-old for riding on the sidewalk and not having the bell.
Police said he gave them a false name, so he was arrested for obstruction of justice.
While officers were trying to arrest the man, a knife fell out of his pants.
LILLOOET, B.C. ‚Äî Police say a man has walked into an aboriginal government office in British Columbia and attacked the people there, leaving 10 injured, some critically.
Police say the suspect was restrained when they arrived and died some time after the Wednesday attack.
EDMONTON—The CEO of a group that runs several venues, including the NHL arena where the Edmonton Oilers play, is defending his decision to fire all its parking lot cashiers amid allegations of rampant theft.
Tim Reid, of non-profit Northlands, said Friday that some of the 38 people let go were upright and exceptional employees but had to go anyway.