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Study suggests third of cigarettes sold in Ontario are contraband

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 2:32pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

TORONTO — A new study suggests nearly a third of cigarettes sold in Ontario are purchased illegally.

The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco commissioned...

Police say they are investigating an alleged assault at Edmonton women's rally

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 2:22pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

Edmonton police say they are investigating an alleged assault said to have occurred Saturday at a rally held at the Alberta legislature in support of the Women's March on...

Court hears RCMP found blood, burning barrel after suspect's arrest

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 2:19pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 2:45pm

CALGARY — A trial has heard that RCMP mounted what they thought was going to be a rescue mission at the home of a man charged in the disappearance of a couple and their five-...

Owners of Toronto's illegal pot shops not reporting violent robberies: Police

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 2:09pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

TORONTO — Police say marijuana dispensaries operating illegally in Toronto have been the target of violent, armed robberies but their business owners and employees often don't ...

Public reprimand for Ontario doctor who 'brought shame to the profession'

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 2:03pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

TORONTO — Ontario's medical watchdog has issued a scathing reprimand against a psychiatrist who sexually abused multiple patients over more than a decade, saying the man...

Canadian golfer Hadwin ready to build on history-making round of 59

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 1:54pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

A routine putt had Adam Hadwin rattled.

All that stood between the Canadian golfer and a third-round score of 59 at the PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge on Saturday...

Vancouver's housing market third most expensive in the world: survey

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 1:41pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

VANCOUVER — An annual international survey rates Vancouver as the third least affordable housing market on the planet and it also has a warning about Toronto housing. 

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Documents reveal concerns, effects of CPP benefit limits for widows and widowers

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 1:24pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

OTTAWA — Sheila was 62 when her husband died.

For three years she continued to work full time as a nurse, collecting survivor benefits under the Canada Pension Plan....

Ontario liable for severe jailhouse attack on gang member by rivals

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 1:13pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 1:45pm

TORONTO — Jail authorities were negligent to house rival gang members in the same unit and therefore liable for the injuries one of them sustained in a beating, Ontario's top...

Vancouver Whitecaps sign Peruvian international striker Yordy Reyna

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 1:10pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Peruvian international striker Yordy Reyna, the team announced Monday.

The 23-year-old joins the Major League Soccer club...

Five things to know about Quebec law aimed at boosting electric vehicle sales

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 1:03pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

MONTREAL — A law in Quebec that requires automakers to sell a minimum number of zero-emission vehicles beginning with their 2018 models is causing alarm within the industry....

Quebec electric vehicle law sparks concern within automotive industry

By The Canadian Press January 23, 2017 - 1:03pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

MONTREAL — Automakers are expressing concern that it will be difficult to comply with a new law in Quebec that requires them to sell a minimum number of electric, plug-in...

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