Ottawa rejects internet rates appeal, sets new CRTC policy

Ottawa says it will direct the country’s telecom regulator to take a stronger stance to spur more competition, lower prices and improve services. The federal department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) on Thursday announced a proposed new policy direction for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The government said the new directive … Read more

Jaromir Jagr thankful to survive nasty collision with tram in Czech Republic

Jaromir Jagr thankful to survive nasty collision with tram in Czech Republic | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,” mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”Instagram”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle” :”small-up”},{“type”:”ad”,”heading”:”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW”,”name”:”ArticleSecondBigBox”,”display”:”medium-down”,”pos”:” 2″,”interstitial”:true,”sizes”:[[300,250]]},{“text”:”Jagr is second to Wayne Gretzky in goals scored (766) and points (1,921) all-time in the NHL. He’d be in the Hall of Fame if he would only retire. The hall only puts in retired … Read more

After 25 years in Canada, this Toronto man is being deported to Bangladesh this week — and separated from his son and grandkids

When Mohammad Mahfuz Alam fled Bangladesh and a repressive regime in 1996 to seek political asylum in Canada, he had to leave his family behind. It was his hope that, one day, his wife and two children would join him here. Though his refugee claim was later refused, he would end up spending the past … Read more

Closed for business? Ontario loses out on LG Chem plant. Business groups blame Ford’s cancellation of renewable energy contracts

The Ontario government’s decision to scrap hundreds of renewable energy projects early in Premier Doug Ford’s tenure may have cost the City of Windsor a major chemical plant and more than a thousand jobs, business groups say. In May, local business association Invest Windsor-Essex said the city is losing out on a $2.5-billion plant from … Read more

Highlights from Tory leadership French language debate

OTTAWA — The second official debate of the federal Conservative leadership race saw the six candidates run through a gamut of topics Wednesday night where their policies may not have been altogether different, but the politics of the race itself was on full — and sometimes heated — display . The two-hour French language event … Read more

TDSB votes to remove skill-based assessments for specialized schools, programs

Trustees at Toronto’s public school board voted Wednesday night to approve a major overhaul of the admissions process at specialized programs and schools, replacing ability-based assessments with an interest-based application. During the Toronto District School Board meeting, trustees criticized and applauded the controversial change to the process, which is aimed at improving access and will … Read more

Uxbridge, Ottawa balancing storm cleanup, school closures days after storm destruction

Ottawa’s mayor said the city hopes to have power restored to all residents by Friday as it grapples with the fallout of a deadly storm deemed worse than the 1998 Ice Storm and the 2018 tornadoes. Mayor Jim Watson said at a Wednesday press conference that most residents should have power within the next two … Read more

‘I didn’t think I was gonna make it’: Man who shot two Métis hunters tells court he was rushing to save his father and brother

EDMONTON—The man who would shoot two Métis hunters dead at a dark intersection in rural Alberta was rushing to the scene when he heard over a phone call the smashing of a window and his younger brother screaming “don’t kill my dad,” a courtroom heard Wednesday. Anthony Bilodeau, 33, and his father Roger Bilodeau, 58, … Read more

Canadian abuse charity cuts ties with Q107 host John Derringer

A Canadian charity that focuses on abuse awareness has cut ties with Q107 morning man John Derringer after his former co-hosts complained of years of verbal abuse. The annual fundraising campaign by Derringer and his show brought in more than $400,000 last year, the charity says. “We are in shock,” said Ellen Campbell, the founder … Read more

Trudeau cancels appearance after protesters seen with noose

OTTAWA — Trucks with horns blaring and a noose dangling from a hand-held prop resembling a gallows were the backdrop of a protest outside a Liberal party fundraiser in Surrey, BC on Tuesday night that grew so ugly Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to cancel his appearance. Tensions amid a group of protesters estimated … Read more