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Sarah Polley, Margaret Atwood to appear at Toronto International Festival of Authors

Sarah Polley, Margaret Atwood to appear at Toronto International Festival of Authors

TORONTO — Canadian multihyphenate Sarah Polley will receive the Toronto Book Award at this year's Toronto International Festival of Authors, where CanLit titans including Margaret Atwood and Patrick deWitt are also set to appear.
Company redesigns proposed Ontario Place waterpark and spa; adds more public space

Company redesigns proposed Ontario Place waterpark and spa; adds more public space

TORONTO — The European company planning a spa and waterpark at Ontario Place has completed a redesign to create more public space and give the building a smaller footprint in response to feedback, but its staunchest critics remain opposed.
Liberals look to sitting judges to lead foreign interference inquiry: LeBlanc

Liberals look to sitting judges to lead foreign interference inquiry: LeBlanc

CHARLOTTETOWN — It is taking longer than expected to find someone to lead a public inquiry into foreign interference because the government is in talks with sitting judges, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc said Tuesday, which means following sp
No criminal charges for Halifax police officer who killed man pointing shotgun

No criminal charges for Halifax police officer who killed man pointing shotgun

HALIFAX — A Halifax Regional Police officer won't face criminal charges for shooting dead a Dartmouth, N.S., man who was allegedly pointing a shotgun at police.
N.S. police watchdog says Truro officer faces sex-assault and voyeurism charges

N.S. police watchdog says Truro officer faces sex-assault and voyeurism charges

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s independent police watchdog says it has laid four sex-related charges against a member of the Truro Police Service. The Serious Incident Response Team says it was contacted on March 21 by police in Truro, N.S.
Ottawa Food Bank forced to turn down volunteers due to donation shortfall

Ottawa Food Bank forced to turn down volunteers due to donation shortfall

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Food Bank says it was forced to cut shifts for volunteers due to a shortage of donated food. It attributes the scarcity in donations to high food prices, which the organization says "are understandably impacting donor habits.
Hudson's Bay revamps rewards program with app, personalized offers and quests

Hudson's Bay revamps rewards program with app, personalized offers and quests

TORONTO — Hudson’s Bay hopes to capture customer interest with a revamped loyalty program that includes a new app and personalized offers.
Local news is a calling for ex-BBC reporter informing N.W.T. and beyond about fires

Local news is a calling for ex-BBC reporter informing N.W.T. and beyond about fires

As thousands of terrified people packed up their belongings last week after an evacuation order in Yellowknife, N.W.T., local news site Cabin Radio was providing line-by-line, minute-by-minute updates on where to go and what to expect.
Accused in Quebec daycare bus crash that killed two kids has case postponed

Accused in Quebec daycare bus crash that killed two kids has case postponed

MONTREAL — The court case of a Quebec man accused of killing two young children by driving a city bus into a Montreal-area daycare was postponed on Tuesday, as a prosecutor requested more time to finish disclosing evidence.
Report says detached home prices in Toronto, Vancouver and Fraser Valley down

Report says detached home prices in Toronto, Vancouver and Fraser Valley down

TORONTO — A report by Re/Max Canada says prices for detached houses in Toronto, Vancouver and B.C.'s Fraser Valley saw upward momentum in the first half of the year, but average prices fell short of those seen last year in most neighbourhoods.