Friday August 01, 2014

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Via Rail, CN trains collide east of Kingston, Ont.; one injury reported

GANANOQUE, Ont. - Via Rail says a collision between one of its trains and a CN freight train east of Kingston, Ont., has shut down the Toronto to Montreal and Toronto to Ottawa routes for the day....

posted: August 1,2014

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Hackers 'constantly probing' federal computers: Canada's electronic spy chief

OTTAWA - Malicious hackers are "constantly probing" federal computer systems so they can break in and steal coveted information, says the head of Canada's electronic spy agency....

Fraud trial of ex-Quebec lieutenant- governor suspended

QUEBEC - The fraud trial of former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault has been put off for a month after she suffered an epileptic seizure....

Emergency officials say 911 operator made 'error' after professor fatally shot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The head of a Florida dispatch centre is acknowledging an "error" was made in the moments after the fatal shooting of Toronto-born law professor....

Fairfax's Prem Watsa faces probe from Quebec regulator over insider trading

TORONTO - Billionaire investor Prem Watsa is facing an investigation by Quebec's securities regulator over possible insider trading or tipping....

Toronto's top cop threatens suit against Mayor Rob Ford's brother

TORONTO - Another front opened Friday in the war of words between Toronto's top cop and Rob Ford's brother over accusations the chief had helped leak information that police were preparing to subpoena the mayor as "payback."...

Liberal fundraising momentum stalls with 'scary' numbers, says top party official

OTTAWA - The federal Liberals are partly blaming the Ontario provincial election for a slowdown in fundraising going into the summer months....

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