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Despite risk of cyber attacks, political parties still handle Canadians’ data with no rules in place

The Liberal government is warning about cyber security threats to the 2019 election, but the Democratic Institutions Minister says it’s not time for privacy and security rules for political parties.
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Annual carol concert brings in $44,067 for kids this Christmas
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:45:00 +0100
The Christmas Carol Concert, which marks its 40th anniversary next year, has been a long-time supporter of the Star’s Santa Claus Fund.
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After delays, cost overruns, and tragedy, a subway to Vaughan is complete
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:04:46 +0100
The $3.2-billion project extends the subway network outside of Toronto for the first time, but critics wonder if it's money well spent.
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‘Fetus’, ‘transgender’ and diversity — just a few of the words the U.S. Centers for Disease Control are forbidden from using
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:58:00 +0100
Policy analysts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have reportedly been told to avoid using words including “science-based,” “transgender” and “vulnerable,” when preparing documents for next year’s budget.
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A Virginia jury convicted a 19-year-old maid for stealing. Then they paid her fine
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:10:47 +0100
The jurors agreed that the teen, pregnant with her second child, had made a dumb mistake. But they also felt she was guilty — so they fined her the equivalent of one day’s wages, and then paid the $60 for her.
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Hunter Harrison, railway executive who led turnarounds at CP and CN, dies at 73
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:35:57 +0100
American railroad giant CSX announced the death of its current chief executive on Saturday, saying Harrison died in Wellington, Fla. Harrison, who engineered dramatic turnarounds at Canadian Pacific and Canadian National went on medical leave from CSX...
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Rosie DiManno: His letters to a girlfriend were the undoing of Dellen Millard
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:12:49 +0100
It was a batch of letters from killer Millard to girlfriend Christina Noudga that proved the coup de grâce for the prosecutors in the trial into Laura Babcock’s murder, Rosie Dimanno writes.
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His letters to a girlfriend were the undoing of Dellen Millard
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:12:49 +0100
It was a batch of letters from killer Millard to girlfriend Christina Noudga that proved the coup de grâce for the prosecutors in the trial into Laura Babcock’s murder, Rosie Dimanno writes.
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Man dead in collision on Hwy. 401 near Clarington
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:09:28 +0100
Jacob Knowlton, 38, of Trenton, Ont., was killed in a head-on crash early Saturday morning, police say.
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Police investigate possible murder-suicide in deaths of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:32:01 +0100
In a statement Saturday, the Sherman family rejected the theory, calling for Toronto police “to conduct a thorough, intensive and objective criminal investigation.”
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Police investigating possible murder-suicide in deaths of billionaire and his wife
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:32:01 +0100
The bodies of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found in their North York mansion just before noon Friday.
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Murder-suicide is the working theory for police investigating death of billionaire and his wife
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:32:01 +0100
The bodies of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found in their North York mansion just before noon Friday.
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Employees purchase local newspaper in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to keep it from closing
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:29:15 +0100
Star News Publishing says it’s sold the Prince Albert Daily Herald to a group of employees led by publisher Donna Pfeil. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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6-year-old boy dies in hospital after Hwy. 403 crash near Mavis Rd.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:14:24 +0100
A pregnant woman and male driver were also taken to hospital in critical condition, but have stabilized. The crash happened on Hwy. 403 near Mavis Rd. Friday.
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Dellen Millard, Mark Smich found guilty of murder in Laura Babcock’s death
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:08:50 +0100
The two men were convicted last year of killing Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster, Ont., man who disappeared in May 2013 while trying to sell his pickup truck, and burning his body in Millard’s incinerator.
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Man shot dead inside TCHC building in St. Lawrence
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:41:55 +0100
Toronto police said screaming and yelling could be heard in the background of the 911 call. Homicide detectives are investigating.
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