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DIY travel startup shut down by Ontario regulator

Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Published Monday, October 23, 2017 10:56AM EDT A new website that lets travellers bypass travel agents and pocket commissions has ceased operations in Ontario after the province’s travel regulator claimed the site violates provincial laws. The dispute is the latest in a consistent pattern of regulatory pushback against online businesses disrupting industries that have been slow to modernize. “We see this type of thing happening everywhere,” said Jochem Wijnands, TRVL’s founder, pointing to struggles other online platforms, like Airbnb and Uber, have faced for givingRead More


Murder trial begins in case of Ont. woman who vanished five years ago

TORONTO – Opening arguments are set to get underway today in the murder trial for a Toronto woman who vanished five years ago. Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock. Justice Michael Code, who is presiding over the case, has told potential jurors that the Crown alleges Millard and Smich murdered Babcock at Millard’s Toronto home on July 3 or 4, 2012. Code has said to potential jurors that the pairRead More


CTV News at Six for October 22: Fatal crash

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International students won’t face immigration penalties over college strike: officials

Tens of thousands of international students affected by a faculty strike at Ontario colleges are being reassured by immigration officials that they won’t be penalized for a delay that is beyond their control. But some international students say the work stoppage, which began last Monday, has them worrying about finances as well as their education and immigration status. “It is very stressful,” said Noble Thomas, 24, a human resources management student at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont. Thomas, who came to Canada two years ago from India, said eachRead More


Suspect in cell phone theft identified, arrest warrant issued

Edmonton police said the suspect at the centre of a theft investigation had been identified, and an arrest warrant had been issued. Police said Friday that Jasper Halfe, 19, is wanted on warrants for theft, breach of probation and breach of recognizance in connection to the theft of a woman’s cell phone on October 4. That day, at about 7 a.m., a woman who was waiting for a DATS bus in the area of 16 Avenue and 48 Street when she was approached by the suspect, who asked to borrowRead More


Ottawa Police issue warrant for Toronto man in connection with Caldwell Ave. homicide

Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA Published Friday, October 20, 2017 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 6:37PM EDT Ottawa Police have issued a warrant for a Toronto man in connection with the shooting death of an Ottawa man last month. Hamzeh Serhan was shot and killed in broad daylight on Caldwell Avenue on September 20, 2017. Ottawa Police say they’re now looking for information on the whereabouts of 20-year-old Farah Handule (pictured). He is described as 6’1″ (185cm), 150 lbs (68 kg) with a dark complexion. Handule isRead More


Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal, CDC reports – Health

The Associated Press Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. When his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumour. For a week, Dan and DeAnna Gabriele thought their son was dying until tests identified the cause: not cancer, but chickens — the ones he cared for at home. They had apparently infected him with salmonella that produced a severe abscess. The popular trend of raising backyard chickens in U.S. cities andRead More


MMIWG inquiry leaves Manitoba families wanting more – Manitoba

Jillian Taylor After five days of hearings, the stories of at least 50 missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls were heard by the national inquiry in Winnipeg. More than 80 survivors and families testified, including the family of Jennifer Catcheway, who’s been missing for nine years. “I feel a load of weight off of my shoulders,” said Bernice Catcheway, the mother of Jennifer. The family attended all five days. They were originally scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday, but their slot was changed Monday night after receiving a call from a commissionRead More


Lakeland residents call for crime watch

Some residents in Saskatchewan’s Lakeland region are calling for a new or revamped crime watch program as frustrations over break-ins, vehicles thefts and other crimes grow in the area. Nearly 150 people, including RCMP, conservation and bylaw officers, gathered in Christopher Lake on Thursday night to discuss ways to curb rural crime in the Lakeland region — Christopher Lake, Emma Lake and Anglin Lake — and the nearby rural municipalities of Paddockwood, Buckland and Meath Park. Elaine McMillan, an organizer of the meeting, said crime has been steady for theRead More


Apple unveils its store of the future Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

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