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Highway 401 Remains Closed After Pile Up With Chemical Spill

The 401 remains closed this morning, following weather-related collisions that left one person dead, 28 people injured and officials scrambling to contain a chemical spill. O P P say the pileup on Highway 4-0-1 near Kingston yesterday began with two

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Twenty New Red Light Cameras In Ottawa

Twenty new red light cameras will be sprouting up in Ottawa. Officials say studies show the installation of red light cameras help reduce the number of right-angle collisions at intersections. City staff looked to see where the cameras might bring

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Hawkesbury Lawyer Arrested

Raymond Joseph Yvon Lachapelle, a Hawkesbury lawyer was among six men arrested, as part of what the RCMP alleges was a conspiracy to import more than a tonne of cocaine into Canada from Colombia. He is facing charges after an 18-month

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Erica Penton’s Goal Is To Never Buy Clothes Again

Erica Penton’s goal is to never buy clothes again — not even her bras. The self-taught seamstress is on a quest to fill her closet entirely with clothes that she made in her Halifax apartment. Penton started making her own

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Tax-Filing Website Back Online

The Canada Revenue Agency’s tax-filing website is back online. A notice was posted on the agency’s website on Friday that said many of its services, including electronic tax filing, had been taken down because officials had detected “an Internet vulnerability.”

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Should Employers Be Able To Make Women Wear High Heels?

  Should employers be able to make women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes? It’s a question British M-P’s were debating Monday.   A receptionist who was sent home without pay by Price Waterhouse Coopers in December 2015

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Chicken Strips Recall

A brand of chicken strips sold at Costco stores in much of eastern Canada is being recalled due to possible hazardous bacteria that could cause illness. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the oven-preparation instructions on the label for Hampton

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The True Purpose of the Drawer Underneath Your Oven

 You know that drawer below your oven? While many people use it to store baking dishes, that’s not necessarily its purpose. The truth is, it could be a broiler drawer, warming drawer, or storage drawer depending on the type of

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Ottawa Man Charged With Sexual Assault

A 65-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference. Ottawa police say a young girl was inappropriately touched by a male customer at a store on Saturday. Police announced Sunday that they had apprehended a suspect.

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Clarence Rockland Residents Upset By Proposed Garbage Fees Increase

The Clarence Rockland Town  Council Meeting takes place this Monday when Clarence Rockland plans to consider the increase of user fees for garbage collection. Many residents are upset with the plans, and are voicing their opinion against it by writing

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L-C-B-O Has Issued A Vodka-Recall

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is recalling some bottles of Vodka because their alcohol content is about double what it should be.   The board says one batch of Georgian Bay Vodka is labelled as containing 40 per cent

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3 People in Ontario Contract Virus Spread By Rats

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says three people in Ontario have contracted a virus linked to exposure to rats. Dr. David Williams says the health ministry is investigating three human cases of Seoul virus among people who had prolonged

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Top-10 Fraud Scams Targeting Canadians

The Competition Bureau and several fraud-prevention partners have announced the Top-10 fraud scams targeting Canadians last year. Tops on the list in terms of complaints received was the employment scam that bilked victims out of 5.3-million dollars when people sent

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Ontario Wants Your Feedback To Solve The Scalper Problem

The province is looking for feedback from the public on how to make sure everyone has a fair shot at buying event tickets amid concerns about resale prices and enforcement. The Liberal government said last year that it would look

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College Student Makes Extra Money Turning Dead Animals Into Pencil Cases

A British university student found an unusual way to make some spare cash — making pencil cases out of dead animals after teaching himself taxidermy. Jack Devaney, 22, who is studying 3D design in Devon, England, said he used skills

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