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NHL: 3 stories from Wednesday night

The Leafs talked about winning, but couldn't make it happen, Sidney Crosby reached a milestone, and the Ducks solidified their spot at the top of the Pacific Division for the third year in a row. The Leafs are now 1-15-1 in their last 17 tries in Buffalo following another setback, this time a 4-3 loss to the Sabres. Prior to the game, Toronto's captain Dion Phaneuf spoke about his team's desire …

  • Lou Williams scored 18 points to lead a balanced Toronto offence as the Raptors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-99 on Wednesday.

  • Western University president Amit Chakma says he will voluntarily refund the school nearly half his $924,000 salary last year, money he received in lieu of taking an administrative leave."My employment contract with Western, executed in 2009, provided for payment in lieu of one year of administrative leave at the end …

  • A minor accident in a laboratory at Laval University in Quebec City forced the evacuation of the Pouliot Pavillion this afternoon.

  • The search continues for the source behind three noose-shaped ropes discovered at the Windsor Assembly Plant where police are investigating a case of harassment. Dino Chiodo, president of Unifor Local 444 said people were told the unions and company are cooperating to making the environment safe.

  • A chemical long-used to control foliage has now been deemed "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), asked experts from around the world to spend a year examining the data from …

  • Perley and Rideau centre partnership could free up hospital beds

    A new partnership with the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre could free up needed beds at the Ottawa Hospital's Civic and General campuses, says the hospital's chief of staff. Discussions are underway about the potential transfer of elderly patients at the hospital to the Perley and Rideau centre, said Dr. Jeff …

  • Freezing rain on Thursday morning could make the early commute treacherous in Ottawa and across north and eastern Ontario and west Quebec. Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for a large stretch of north and eastern Ontario, beginning from Kapuskasing down to Blind River and moving east into west Quebec …

  • Toronto police found a Vietnamese man who had gone missing in Scarborough after a day-long search on Wednesday.

  • Rare auction of Canadiana fetches $5 million in London

    Museum buyers, private collectors, and dealers all gathered at Christie's Auction House in London to vie for the last of Winkworth's artifacts, which were once part of the most extensive private collection of Canadiana ever assembled. Among the items bid on were Captain Thomas Davie's 1762 painting of the first ever on-the-spot …

  • A Conservative senator today bristled at questions auditors have put to her about her expenses, saying she shouldn't be expected to eat airline breakfasts."If you want ice-cold camembert with broken crackers, have it!" said Senator Nancy Ruth.Ruth said auditors had taken issue with "a couple of times …

  • A woman has been charged after police determined she was  driving her Mercedes at allegedly 220 km/h on Highway 401 in southern Ontario. Just after 11:30 a.m., the officer saw a car that appeared to be exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr.

  • Suicide-prevention efforts after 1st attempt must last longer, new research suggests

    Their risk of suicide was 40 times higher than the general population, according to what Sick Kids calls the largest suicide prevention study worldwide. Suicide prevention focuses on the immediate post-attempt period, but the facts suggest the success is limited. In the U.S., suicide rates have increased by more than 16 …

  • Ottawa veterans centre rethinks role as funding shrinks

    The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre is now contemplating a future without veterans as the aging soldiers from World War II and the Korean conflict die — along with the federal government's funding to those veterans housed at the long-term care facility. The Perley Rideau, a sprawling, full-service facility in …

  • Not a single automaker announced new capacity investments in Canada last year, according to a report prepared at the University of Windsor. The report measures only investments in new assembly plants or money spent to increase capacity at existing plants. Canada has not received new capacity investments in four of the …

  • Halifax-based Holloway Lodging Corp. has sold its Travelodge franchise business for $21 million. It owned Travelodge, with about 90 franchise hotels, for less than a year as it was part of its purchase last year of Royal Host Inc. It paid $157 million in cash and shares last year to take control of Royal Host, which owned …

  • Veteran Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller received an awful scare (and likely a scar) on Tuesday night when the skate of Ottawa's Mark Stone struck him in the face, causing severe cuts around his right eye. Miller, who wears a visor, rushed off the ice, and a photo later surfaced on the Twitter account @redwingsmemes …

  • The Windsor Community Orchestra will play its final note April 12. It can no longer afford to operate.The orchestra, currently in its 32nd season, has simply run out of money, says board member Robert Kiborn, a trumpet player who has played in the orchestra for 26 years.Kiborn says no one has been able to cover the orchestra's …

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