Family urges ‘thorough’ investigation into deaths of Apotex CEO Barry Sherman, wife Honey

The family of Barry and Honey Sherman urged the Toronto Police Services to conduct a “comprehensive, intensive and objective criminal investigation,” and asked the media to refrain from further reporting on the cause of their deaths before the investigation is finished. “Our parents shared an enthusiasm for life and devotion to their loved ones and community totally inconsistent with all…

Read More Read More

Employees purchase Saskatchewan Paper Prince Albert Daily Herald to keep it from closing

A group of workers in a Saskatchewan daily paper has reached a deal to buy the socket and operate it as an independent book, just over a week after a sister every day in the state closed. Star News Publishing says it has sold the Prince Albert Daily Herald to a group of workers led by writer Donna Pfeil. “It…

Read More Read More

Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile Components, coal for North Korea

A South Korean-born Sydney man was charged Sunday with acting as an economic agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly trying to broker sales worth tens of millions of dollars to get Pyongyang that included elements used in ballistic missiles. The Australian Federal Police said 59-year-old naturalized Australian Chan Han Choi utilized encrypted communication to agent sales and discuss…

Read More Read More

Departure of Alloura Wells tells a story of a vulnerable community

They’re old pictures of Alloura Wells, mementos from less tragic occasions. One taken as a year old baby. Another in elementary school. Two snapped at a photonbsp;booth. They’re creased and worn since Alloura’s dad, Mike, kept them in his wallet during his years on the road and in supportivenbsp;housing. He pulls out the photographs when describing the afternoon a decade…

Read More Read More

Quebec offers plan to Assist newspapers while Ottawa does nothing

The francophone newspaper Le Droit was founded in Ottawa in 1913 to agitate against Ontario government laws to restrict French schooling in the state. Former federal cabinet minister Martin Cauchon remembered these origins while describing, in a language in 2015, why he’d only bought Le Droit and five regional Quebec newspapers, in a time when other newspaper publishers were fighting.…

Read More Read More

Australian prime minister’s future leadership at stake in Critical by-election

Voters began casting ballots in a Sydney by-election on Saturday that could determine the future of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who’s hoping to recover his parliamentary majority and safeguard his leadership. The election campaign at the blue-ribbon Sydney seat of Bennelong has been bitterly fought between the centre-right government’s candidate, former tennis star John Alexander, and the Labor opposition’s…

Read More Read More

Next stop, Vaughan: Inside the Toronto subway’s big move beyond the city limits

For the first time in its 96-year history, Toronto Transit Commission trains are about to start carrying passengers outside present city limits. The Toronto-York Spadina subway extension (TYSSE) goes into regular service on Sunday, 11 years after the province sprang the plan on the TTC. It’s the first expansion of the TTC subway system since 2002 and marks a turning point…

Read More Read More

B.C., Britain investigate role of Canadian tech firm AggregateIQ in Brexit vote

Privacy officials in Britain and British Columbia are investigating how a Canadian technology company may have helped sway last year’s Brexit vote. AggregateIQ, a Victoria-based data-analytics firm with only 20 employees, has fallen under scrutiny in recent months after it was revealed to have played a key role in Britain’s Vote Leave campaign. It had been hired to help influence…

Read More Read More

Trump thanks Putin for remarks on ‘America’s strong economic performance’

President Donald Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for remarks he made Thursday “acknowledging America’s strong economic performance,” the White House said. The two presidents spoke by phone following Putin’s annual press conference in Moscow. They discussed ways to work together to address North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic weapons program, the White House said. In an equally brief statement, the…

Read More Read More

A blow to Trump-style politics? Check out what led to Doug Jones’s triumph in Alabama

The day after pulling off an upset victory in Alabama, Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones announced that his defeat of Roy Moore would spell the end of the Republican Party’s domination of his nation. And the leaders of the U.S. left were quick to announce the vote as a powerful blow to Trump-style politics. “This state will be improved,” Mr. Jones…

Read More Read More