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Toronto company hoping Tom Hanks has 'Big' impact as physical distance marker

TORONTO — It could be "A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood" if you come across a life-sized decal of Tom Hanks in downtown Toronto.
Liberals revise COVID-19 wage subsidy, ease eligibility in bid to boost takeup

Liberals revise COVID-19 wage subsidy, ease eligibility in bid to boost takeup

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the Liberals are easing eligibility rules for the government's emergency wage subsidy and changing the amounts businesses can receive.

Inmate dies in prison 51 years after life sentence for double murder in Ontario

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A man in his 70s has died behind bars, almost 51-years after receiving a life sentence for a double murder in Ontario, two sexual assaults and several other offences.
Supreme Court issues pointed reminder against 'interminable delays' in system

Supreme Court issues pointed reminder against 'interminable delays' in system

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a stern reminder of the need for timely justice and the importance of ending the "anything goes" culture of delay that has plagued the criminal courts.
Manhunt intensifies as Quebec police search cabins for father of girls found dead

Manhunt intensifies as Quebec police search cabins for father of girls found dead

ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police deployed in large numbers southwest of Quebec City Friday, the ninth day of the manhunt for the father of two young girls found dead last weekend. Sgt.
COVID-19 hastens sale of Theodore Tugboat after years touring Halifax harbour

COVID-19 hastens sale of Theodore Tugboat after years touring Halifax harbour

HALIFAX — The Theodore Tugboat replica that has long been a children's favourite in the Halifax harbour is being put up for sale as COVID-19 causes a crash in tourism revenues in Nova Scotia.
Bail hearing postponed two weeks for accused in Rideau Hall gate crashing

Bail hearing postponed two weeks for accused in Rideau Hall gate crashing

OTTAWA — A bail hearing for the man accused of threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been delayed until the end of July while his lawyer waits to see the evidence against him. Corey Hurren, 46, made a brief court appearance by phone Friday.
Ontario moves to next phase and Jays given green light; In The News for July 17

Ontario moves to next phase and Jays given green light; In The News for July 17

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Corey Hurren, accused in Rideau Hall gate-crashing, due for court hearing in Ottawa

Corey Hurren, accused in Rideau Hall gate-crashing, due for court hearing in Ottawa

OTTAWA — A man accused of threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and carrying guns illegally on the grounds of Rideau Hall is expected to have his bail hearing postponed later today.
PMO didn't direct me to choose WE for volunteer program: Chagger

PMO didn't direct me to choose WE for volunteer program: Chagger

OTTAWA — The federal minister responsible for a $912-million student volunteering program said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office didn't order her to make the agreement with WE Charity that has become mired in ethical questions for the government