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Ex-Toronto bar owner gets bail pending appeal of gang sexual assault conviction

Ex-Toronto bar owner gets bail pending appeal of gang sexual assault conviction

TORONTO — A former downtown bar owner has been granted bail pending his appeal of a conviction for the gang sexual assault of a barely conscious woman.
'Nothing surprises us anymore:' U.S. border officials find brain in package

'Nothing surprises us anymore:' U.S. border officials find brain in package

PORT HURON, Mich. — Unusual packages turn up at border crossings every now and then, a U.S. border official said Thursday, but it was still strange for officers to find a human brain in a shipment from Toronto last week. U.S.
Babies frequently exposed to cleaning products at higher risk of asthma: study

Babies frequently exposed to cleaning products at higher risk of asthma: study

VANCOUVER — New research suggests frequent exposure to common household cleaning products can increase a child's risk of developing asthma.

Judge extends order suspending legal proceedings against three tobacco companies

TORONTO — An Ontario court has extended an order suspending legal proceedings against three major tobacco companies as they try to negotiate a settlement with their creditors.
A timeline on rail disruptions by anti-pipeline protesters across Canada

A timeline on rail disruptions by anti-pipeline protesters across Canada

RCMP began enforcing an injunction earlier this month that prevents interference with construction of a $6.6-billion natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia.
Supreme Court of Canada to hear federal appeal in Via Rail terror case

Supreme Court of Canada to hear federal appeal in Via Rail terror case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will review a lower-court decision to grant a new trial to two men accused of plotting to crash a Via Rail train.
Baloney Meter: Rail blockades and government authority over the police

Baloney Meter: Rail blockades and government authority over the police

OTTAWA — "The RCMP Act is clear: the minister of public safety has the ultimate authority over Canada's national police force, and has the power to direct the RCMP to enforce the law. ... So do the right thing, Prime Minister Trudeau.
Protests put pressure on Trudeau and B.C.'s sweet tax; In The News for Feb. 20

Protests put pressure on Trudeau and B.C.'s sweet tax; In The News for Feb. 20

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 20 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators

The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators

Here is the latest news on protests across Canada over a natural gas pipeline project in British Columbia: Protesters blocked traffic at a major intersection in Vancouver after the region's public transit operator obtained a court injunction preventi
Canadians from coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan to fly home Thursday: Champagne

Canadians from coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan to fly home Thursday: Champagne

Canadians who have spent weeks on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan will board a government-chartered plane to take them home Thursday evening, the foreign affairs minister says.