OHL Roundup: Barrie Colts rally past Hamilton Bulldogs for 7-6 win

BARRIE, ONTARIO, - Andrew Mangiapane and Anthony Stefano both scored twice, with each recording a short-handed goal, as the Barrie Colts stormed back for a 7-6 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Thursday in Ontario Hockey League action.

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  • Couple who raped and killed Sarnia, Ont., teacher says 'sorry' to her family

    A couple whose depraved sexual appetites led them to brutally murder and rape an Ontario teacher they picked up on the side of the road three years ago apologized to the woman's grief-stricken family Thursday as they prepared to spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Tanya Bogdanovich, 34, and Michael MacGregor, 22, chose to face Noelle Paquette's family and friends in a packed St. Thomas courtroom as they took turns voicing their remorse for the gruesome killing that sent shockwaves through southwestern Ontario. "I want to say sorry, I know I can't change or take back what I've done no matter how much I wish I could," said MacGregor, who addressed the court first.

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  • Ontario man believed missing or dead for 30 years to be reunited with his family

    An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family. Niagara Regional Police say Edgar Latulip was reported missing in 1986 from Waterloo region. Phil Gavin says Latulip took a bus to the Niagara region, where he suffered a head injury that robbed him of much of his memory.

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  • Daddy-long-legs spider wins lopsided battle with deadly snake

    Aussie farmer Patrick Lees snapped this photo last past weekend when he noticed a venomous brown snake caught in the web of spider on his farm, reports ABC. “I’ve heard about it, but I’ve never seen it, let alone a daddy-long-legs,” Lees told ABC. Lees decided to leave the snake alone, as a group of the eight-legged arachnids had already begun encasing the brown snake in web.

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  • Elon Musk's vision is not for the faint of heart

    Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses - all in the middle of a market selloff. Musk's electric vehicle startup, Tesla Motors Inc, on Wednesday posted its eleventh straight quarterly loss, when analysts had expected a profit. Tesla also said it planned $1.5 billion in capital spending this year but had just $1.2 billion in the bank.

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  • Freezing temperatures surprise NBA superstars coming to Toronto for All-Star Weekend

    Thu, Feb 11: Despite an unseasonably warm winter, this weekend is shaping up to be the coldest this year. Peter Kim reports.

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  • Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

    Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicle search if they were stopped by police, authorities said Thursday. It was all part of a sting operation by the FBI. A total of 46 current and former correctional officers, as well as two civilians and one inmate, were arrested Thursday in the latest phase of an undercover federal investigation targeting contraband and criminal activity in the state's prisons, authorities said.

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  • Promises kept, broken, in progress during Trudeau's first 100 days in power

    Justin Trudeau made 214 of them during last fall's marathon election campaign, according to TrudeauMetre.ca, a non-partisan, citizen-driven website that tracks if and when the prime minister delivers on his commitments. As his Liberal government prepares to mark its 100th day in power Friday, the website reckons Trudeau has so far delivered on 13 promises, started 29 more and broken at least two. While some of the website's conclusions are debatable, they underscore that despite a running start, the government has made barely a dent in a sweeping platform that promised transformative change on multiple fronts: stimulating the stagnant economy, transforming government and even overhauling how governments are chosen.

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  • Calgary twins who died on bobsled run enjoyed school, church, outdoors

    CALGARY - A funeral was held Thursday for twin teenage brothers Jordan and Evan Caldwell, who died during an after-hours run on a bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. After the accident early Saturday, their parents and sister shared some background about the 17-year-old boys.

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  • Two men killed in eastern Ont., shooting; woman recovering in hospital

    Sarah Cameron was taken to hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries on Thursday morning after a shooting at her father's home in Almonte, Ont., about 50 kilometres west of Ottawa.

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  • Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead

    A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years. No escapes were reported in the clash at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, said Nuevo Leon state Gov. Jaime Rodriguez. The riot took place on the eve of Pope Francis' arrival in Mexico, a visit that is scheduled to include a trip next week to another prison in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.

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  • Calgary Zoo's otter Logan dies in 'tragic incident'

    A 12-year-old otter has died at the Calgary Zoo, officials said, leaving three remaining otters in the Canadian Wilds exhibit. "We are sad to report that … Logan has passed away," the zoo said in a statement. Logan was seen struggling in the pool around 11 a.m. Thursday. A zoo keeper jumped into the pool, but the male river otter did not survive.

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  • Full suit of armour, 1967 Mercedes-Benz among items on auction in Winnipeg

    A full suit of armour is just one of the items Kaye's Auction House manager Jason Kaye was surprised to see from an estate in a Winnipeg home. 

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  • $462M in MSP payments overdue says Canadian Taxpayers Federation

    B.C. is short about a half-billion dollars due to overdue Medical Service Plan payments, according to the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation. "The BC Liberals have doubled the rates since they came into office ... people are just falling further and further behind," said Bateman.

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  • Liberal government misfires on promised gun-marking measures

    The Liberal government has broken a promise to immediately implement firearm-marking regulations to help police trace guns used in crime. On the eve of the Trudeau government's Friday milestone of 100 days in office, the pledge had not been fulfilled. Just before the August federal election call, the Conservative government quietly published a notice deferring the firearm-marking regulations until June 1, 2017 — the seventh time the measures had been delayed.

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  • Missed Open Enrollment? You can still buy Medigap!

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  • Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk

    A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals. Researchers found evidence that one bit of Neanderthal DNA can boost the risk of tobacco addiction, while others can slightly raise or lower the risk of being diagnosed with depression. Neanderthals and modern people split off from each other on the evolutionary tree hundreds of thousands of years ago.

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  • John Gormley to stay on as board member at Saskatoon's Remai

    Well-known talk radio host John Gormley will remain as a "director in good standing" on the board of the Remai Modern Art Gallery, according to the board's vice-chair, Ken Smith. The following month, a group of artists called on Saskatoon's city council to remove Gormley from the board of the Remai Modern Art Gallery.

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  • Homeless man reunites with his family for the first time in 40 years

    Social media is often criticized, but it can be an incredible thing. A homeless man in Miami used its power to reunite with his family, who he hasn’t seen in 40 years. Isaac Avila, better known as Chico, has spent the past 10 years living on the streets of Miami, just blocks away from the Miami Herald, where he used to work as a printer, reports WSVN.

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  • Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

    A blowout at a natural gas well that leaked uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with cement and inspected by state regulators, the announcement by Southern California Gas Co. marked the first time the massive leak has been under control since it was reported Oct. 23. The leak is expected to cost the company, a division of Sempra Energy, $250 million to $300 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  • American expats in Canada renouncing U.S. citizenship to avoid punitive taxation

    For American citizens living and working in Canada, these are stressful times. As tax season heats up, a growing number of American expats will begin the long, drawn-out process of renouncing their U.S. citizenship in a bid to avoid costly, complicated and onerous tax compliance obligations. “In the last 24 months we’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of people who are interested in or want to renounce their citizenship,” says Roy Berg, a lawyer and director of U.S. tax law at Moodys Gartner in Calgary.

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  • You gotta eat here

    John Catucci from the Food Network's You Gotta Eat Here! drops by the Morning News to talk about his most memorable dining experiences in Montreal.

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  • Storm-battered cruise ship returns to New Jersey homeport

    Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas docked at Bayonne's Cape Liberty shortly after 9 p.m., its passengers cheering wildly. "I could kiss the ground" a woman cried as she rushed toward the cruise terminal, where passengers were reunited with family members. The ship was carrying 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members when it departed Saturday on a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas.

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  • Jeffrey Salomonie murdered Daisy Curley while committing sexual assault, argues Crown

    Crown lawyer Barry McLaren argued Wednesday that Jeffrey Salomonie beat Daisy Curley to death while committing sexual assault, which is grounds for a first-degree murder conviction. Salomonie has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the May 2009 death of the 33-year-old Iqaluit woman. Both Crown and defence agree Salomonie killed Curley in her own home by hitting her in the face with his fists and striking her with a hockey stick after a night of drinking.

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  • S. Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N. Korea

    South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas' last major co-operation project as punishment over Pyongyang's recent rocket launch. It was unclear how long the shutdown at the industrial complex in the border city of Kaesong would last, or even how long it would take South Korean companies to close down. Pyongyang has yet to comment, but Seoul said that North Korean workers did not report to work at Kaesong on Thursday.

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  • Deformed fish found near Lac-Mégantic oil spill disaster

    Scientists have found an “unprecedented” number of fish with deformed fins, tumours and lesions in the river near the Lac-Mégantic oil spill in Quebec. A report for the provincial Environment Department says the scope and level of contamination in the Chaudière River near the site of the July 2013 disaster has decreased.

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  • Police dog helps out in drug bust at Deer Lake home

    Thanks to the help of an enterprising police service dog, a Deer Lake man has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. With aid from the RCMP's serious crimes unit and the police service dog Fargo, RCMP officials went into the home and seized more than eight pounds of marijuana, 62 grams of cannabis resin, and 71 oxycodone pills. It wasn't the first time the suspect has had trouble with the law, or that a search warrant has been executed at his home.

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  • Adams isolated as Irish leaders debate ahead of Feb. 26 vote

    The leaders of Ireland's other major parties accused Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams of directing IRA violence in the past and seeking to endanger jurors today as they waged their first head-to-head debate ahead of Ireland's Feb. 26 election. Adams spent much of Thursday night's 90-minute live televised event isolated versus Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Deputy Prime Minister Joan Burton and opposition Fianna Fail party leader Micheal Martin.

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  • P.E.I. lobster levy will launch this spring

    When the lobster fishery begins this spring, P.E.I. will become the first province in the region where a two-cent-per-pound levy will be collected. A lobster marketing board — comprised of six executives from the P.E.I. Fishermen's Association (PEIFA) and six lobster fishermen — has been established to decide how to spend the harvesters' half of the money.

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  • NB Power's 'no herbicide list' surprises spray opponents

    "If I had known about the list I would have been the first one on it," said Cheryl Webb. Webb lives in Wirral and her property includes sections of transmission lines that NB Power sprayed with the herbicide Vision Max last year. NB Power declined to be interviewed about the existence of the list, but spokeswoman Deborah Nobes provided a statement through email.

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  • New England Salt Company eyes PotashCorp's road salt business

    A U.S.-based road salt supplier is setting up shop near the New Brunswick border hoping to cash in on the closing of the PotashCorp mine near Sussex. PotashCorp is a major supplier of road salt in the Maritime provinces. New England Salt Company, based in Winterport, Me., has announced it is setting up an operation at the Eastport Port Authority, hoping to pick up business in eastern Maine and the Maritime provinces.

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  • Yukon climate warming twice as fast as elsewhere, research says

    A comprehensive new report on environmental change in Yukon says the territory's climate is warming faster than much of the planet, and that's not likely to change any time soon. The Northern Climate ExChange at Yukon College compiled research and findings from different sources, in an attempt to offer a thorough "evidence-based" assessment of how the territory's climate is changing. The report has been funded by the Yukon government.

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  • Forget Guns, This is Bright Enough To Blind A Bear

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  • Yash Pal Sharma, Ward 12 candidate, sued for role in alleged conspiracy to smear local journalist

    Edmonton Ward 12 candidate Yash Pal Sharma is being sued over his involvement in an alleged scheme to smear the reputation of a local Punjabi-language journalist. Sharma is one of eight people named in Edmonton journalist Jarnail Basota's defamation action. In it, Basota alleges Sharma helped "concoct" a scheme to publicly discredit him, using fabricated news articles.

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  • Plastic industry wants Montreal suburb to halt proposed shopping bag ban

    Big Plastic is laying down the legal gauntlet against a Montreal suburb that is looking at banning plastic bags later this year. The Canadian Plastic Bag Association served the City of Brossard with a legal letter on Thursday demanding it back off on its proposed shopping-bag bylaw. Officials in the town are expected to pass a bylaw next Tuesday that would see a ban come into effect by September.

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  • GM's Opel to build next generation electric car in 2017

    General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Thursday said the company's European division Opel would build an affordable five-seater electric car, the Ampera-e, in 2017. The car shares the same underpinnings as GM's other electric car, the Chevrolet Bolt. "Like its twin, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ampera-e promises to transform the electric vehicle market in Europe as the first EV that combines long range at an affordable price," Barra told an industry conference.

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  • Clinton says Sanders making promises that 'cannot be kept'

    Clinton and Sanders split the first two states in the state-by-state Democratic primary battle, potentially setting the stage for a long fight for the party's nomination. While Sanders has energized young people with his call for free tuition at public colleges and universities, as well as a government-run, single-payer health care system, Clinton said those proposals come with unrealistic price tags.

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  • Van Gogh's famous bedroom listed on Airbnb

    The host of the Airbnb ad is named Vincent and features a portrait of the long deceased artist. The museum happens to have a show featuring all three versions the famous paintings depicting the room once inhabited by the artist while he was living in Arles, France.

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  • Montreal-based group presents petition to make genocide studies compulsory in Quebec

    A Montreal-based group presented a petition to the National Assembly Wednesday, calling on the government to make the study of genocide compulsory in Quebec high schools. Heidi Berger, creator of the Foundation for the Compulsory Study of Genocide in Schools, says most students graduate from high school with little knowledge of the genocide, such as the history of the Holocaust and the role that residential schools played in decimating indigenous communities in Canada. The petition emphasizes studies as a way to prevent future acts of violence and crime.

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  • Sir Ian McKellen chokes up while reading coming out letter in novel

    The British actor was reading a passage from Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. In it, a character named Michael Tolliver writes a letter to his parents to  dissuade them from supporting anti-gay politics.

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  • Twin brothers remembered a brave, honest, sincere and silly

    Thu, Feb 11: Loved ones and perfect strangers said goodbye to twins Jordan and Evan Caldwell at a massive memorial service on Thursday. Global’s Jill Croteau reports.

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  • U.S. announcer thinks Saskatchewan is home to sasquatches

    NBA announcer Jeff Wade recently made a comment during a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz, claiming that Saskatchewan is named after sasquatches because that’s where all the furry Bigfoot creatures live, CTV News reports. Wade apparently made the bizarre comment in regards to Trey Lyles, who plays for the Jazz and is the first-ever NBA player from Saskatchewan, The Huffington Post reports.

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  • Meet the Canadian contenders at the Westminster dog show

    Canada will be well represented next week at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. “When he walks into a ring, he owns it,” she tells Yahoo Canada News. Robertson suggests that dog lovers should attend the event, rather than participate in it, since it leads to a tremendous amount of stress.

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  • B.C. health officials warn of highest syphilis levels in decades among gay men

    The rate of syphilis in gay men has reached its highest level in 30 years in British Columbia, and Vancouver Coastal Health is urging regular testing. Medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson says there were nearly 500 cases of infectious syphilis reported to the health authority last year. Statistics show that 97 per cent of people diagnosed with syphilis are men, over 90 per cent are identified as gay or bisexual and the largest increase is among men between the ages of 20 and 24 years old.

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  • Peladeau will personally pay to find headhunter for sovereignty institute

    Parti Quebecois Leader Pierre Karl Peladeau will personally pay the contract of a headhunter tasked with recruiting a director for a new institute on Quebec sovereignty. Peladeau said the timetable for the creation of the institute, which will produce studies on the advantages of Quebec independence, has not been finalized. "A headhunter has been mandated to find the management (of the institute)," he said.

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  • Grey seal pup hit by vehicle in Nova Scotia, being treated for injuries

    A grey seal pup that was hit by a vehicle on a Nova Scotia road is being treated for serious injuries at a wildlife centre. Hope Swinimer, operator of the facility just outside Halifax, said the marine mammal was found on a road in Pictou County by an RCMP officer late Wednesday.

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  • Titanic replica charts course to set sail in 2018

    You might think that the Titanic’s maiden voyage was disastrous enough that no one would dream of trying to replicate it. Aussie billionaire Clive Palmer and his company Blue Star Line have had the ambitious plan in the works to build a “Titanic II”. A spokesperson for Palmer confirmed with the Belfast Telegraph that the Titanic II is on track to set sail on its maiden voyage from Jiangsu, China to Dubai two years from now.

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  • More reliance on Holyrood could be 'perfect storm,' says consumer advocate

    The province's consumer advocate warns that relying more on diesel power from the Holyrood plant would not only cost ratepayers, but would also create extra stress on already-troubled equipment. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro said Monday that recent dry weather means its hydro reservoirs are at a 20-year low. In order to meet the province's power demands, NL Hydro said it will use more thermal generation from Holyrood and burn diesel at standby generating sources throughout the province.

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  • Langley house fire leaves one person dead

    Langley RCMP say one person is dead after a fire broke out in a house on 76B Crescent around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. Fire crews arrived to find a pool house in the back of the property fully engulfed in flames. "At this point, we believe it's the tenant of the pool house … an adult male tenant," said Staff Sgt. David Brown of Langley RCMP.

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  • Mice, rat calls up 50% as temperatures plummet, says Orkin

    The recent drop in temperature is causing rodents to suddenly seek shelter. Orkin Canada says calls to get rid of mice and rats have increased 50 per cent. When the weather was nice out, up until about a month ago, and then there was a dramatic drop in the temperature, which forced the rodents to come inside and look for a warmer place to live," said Chris Ortner, manager of the Windsor branch of the pest removal company.

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  • State TV: Teacher shoots dead 6 colleagues in Saudi Arabia

    A teacher in southern Saudi Arabia opened fire on colleagues Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding two, state television reported. The brief reports on the state television channel's website and Twitter account did not elaborate or offer a reason for the shooting at an education department building. The state-run Saudi Press Agency did not immediately report the shooting.

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  • Students pulled, school council resigns at Beaver Creek, Yukon, school

    All four members of the school council in Beaver Creek, Yukon, resigned this week and parents are withdrawing their children from the one-room schoolhouse, over concerns that the Department of Education isn't working in the best interests of the community. Nelnah Bessie John School, which goes from kindergarten to Grade 9, is the small border community's only school. The council and parents say it's not providing a place where children can learn.

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  • Blood, bullet casing found in Tim Bosma's pickup truck, murder trial told

    Family members of Tim Bosma winced and looked away as a police officer told his murder trial the details of a bullet casing and blood she found inside the Hamilton man's pickup truck. Laura McLellan of Halton Regional Police testified Thursday that she and her team of officers didn't initially see the shell casing because it was lodged somewhere behind the truck's rear seat. McLellan said it became dislodged as she snapped hundreds of photographs of the truck and the trailer it was found in — a trailer that was registered to Millardair, an aviation company owned by Dellen Millard — one of the two accused.

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  • Group urges Ottawa to allow dementia patients to request assisted death in advance

    The advocacy organization Dying With Dignity is urging Ottawa to include a provision for advance consent in right-to-die legislation that would allow people diagnosed with dementia to arrange for physician-assisted death while they are still cognitively competent to make the choice. Shanaaz Gokool, national campaigns director for the Toronto-based group, said the ability to provide advanced consent for assisted death is critical for people who have been told they have a progressive and eventually fatal medical condition such as Alzheimer's disease. A poll commissioned by Dying With Dignity and released Thursday suggests 80 per cent of Canadians agree that individuals with a terminal medical condition like dementia should be permitted to consent to assisted death in advance.

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  • Gambo students channel Taylor Swift for energy savings tune

    The Grade 3 class at Smallwood Academy in Gambo have channeled its inner Taylor Swift, in the hopes of winning an energy saving contest. The students said they had a lot of fun during filming. The experience has left Taylor swift fan Breanna Collins speculating on the chances their video might catch the pop singer's attention.

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  • 'When fairy tale falls apart:' Couples' status varies by relationship, region

    Elizabeth Abbott, author of A History of Marriage, says couples become so seduced by love itself, they forget there's more to a successful relationship and some of it is, well, unromantic. It's living together, it's having a job, it's spending money," says Abbott, a historian and senior research associate at the University of Toronto. In no situation is that more important than in common-law marriages — especially if the love affair ends or if one person dies.

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  • AP Explains: Just what are Einstein's gravitational waves?

    Astronomers on Thursday announced that their new billion-dollar U.S. observatory has detected a gravitational wave, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity. WHAT IS A GRAVITATIONAL WAVE? Gravitational waves are extremely faint ripples in the fabric of space and time that come from some of the most violent events in the universe.

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  • Honda to start making gasoline-electric cars in China this year

    By Norihiko Shirouzu TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd plans to start making gasoline-electric hybrid cars in China later this year, to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy regulations in a country blighted by worsening air pollution. The Japanese automaker will build hybrid versions of its Accord sedan and Acura compact crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the southern city of Guangzhou, Tokyo-based spokesman Ben Nakamura said on Thursday. It will follow those with a hybrid version of its Spirior sedan, Nakamura told Reuters.

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  • Dell's $10 billion loans for EMC buy stall

    By Michelle Sierra NEW YORK (Reuters) - The commitment deadline on $10 billion of pro-rata loans in a $45 billion financing package backing computer giant Dell’s purchase of data storage products maker EMC Corp has been extended due to a slow order book, a source close to the transaction said. Pro rata loans are primarily sold to banks, and Asian and European lenders are an important component. "Asian banks -- Chinese and Taiwanese -- they have balance sheets and an ancillary connection with Dell and EMC," a banker following the transaction said, adding documentation delays are not uncommon at this point of the marketing process.

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  • From common law to 'adult interdependent relationships': How laws vary by region

    The federal government recognizes common-law partners as two people living in a conjugal relationship for a year. NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: The province's Family Law Act doesn't set out rules for division of property and debt for common-law couples as it does for married spouses. In the event of a breakup, common-law partners keep what belongs to them, whether it is something they bought or an item in their name.

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  • Alberta bishops call euthanasia ‘state-sponsored killing’

    As the expiration of Canada’s laws against physician-assisted death moves closer, a group of Catholic bishops in Alberta has come out strongly against the change. Canada’s current laws banning physician-assisted death will expire in June, after the Supreme Court of Canada granted the federal government a four-month extension on Jan. 15. “When any life can be taken at will, the dignity of all lives is seriously eroded and respect for human lives in our society as a whole is diminished,” reads the letter, which was released on Thursday and signed by six bishops from across the province.

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