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Ontario College Apologizes for Student Sexual Harassment of TV Reporter

Ontario College Apologizes for Student Sexual Harassment of TV Reporter

By The Canadian Press

Britt Dixon
Britt Dixon (CHCH)

HAMILTON – A southern Ontario college says it’s investigating two incidents in which a television reporter says she was sexually harassed by students.

In a posting on the Mohawk College Facebook page, president Ron McKerlie says campus security is looking into “misogynistic words” used by two students on Tuesday.

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Regulator Investigating Sears Canada Liquidation Sale Prices: Monitor

Regulator Investigating Sears Canada Liquidation Sale Prices: Monitor

By The Canadian Press

Sears
Shoppers are seen in a Sears store in Hull, Quebec on Friday, July 21, 2017. The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some merchandise was marked up ahead of the liquidation sales at Sears Canada that began last month, the court-appointed monitor overseeing the retailer says. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

TORONTO – The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some merchandise was marked up ahead of the liquidation sales at Sears Canada that began last month, the court-appointed monitor overseeing the retailer says.

The monitor says the regulator sent letters on Nov. 8 to the liquidators inquiring about the allegations that certain merchandise was marked up.

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Canada’s 150 Year Ends on Ice, But No Hockey Pucks, Triple Jumps Allowed

Canada’s 150 Year Ends on Ice, But No Hockey Pucks, Triple Jumps Allowed

By The Canadian Press

Parliament Hill Skating Rink
Construction continues on the skating rink on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. The rink is part of a $5.6 million budget that includes a contest to bring 32 peewee house league hockey teams from across the country to Ottawa for a tournament after Christmas. The rink comes complete with cooling system, grandstands and boards. But outside of the tournament and a few other assorted events, there will be no hockey allowed on the ice. Also no food, no rough housing, no tag, no figure or speed skating, and no carrying of children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

No hockey.

No racing.

No cell phones.

But other than that, have fun, kids!

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U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Missing Calgary Man Off Florida Coast

U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Missing Calgary Man Off Florida Coast

By The Canadian Press

Fraser Horne
Michele Horne and her husband Fraser pose with their dog Toula, in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Michele Horne)

CALGARY – The wife of a missing Calgary man whose boat was recovered off the coast of Florida says he may have been swept away while trying to rescue the family dog.

Michele Horne told CTV Calgary it’s believed her husband, Fraser, dove in when the golden retriever named Toula fell into the water.

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William Shatner Complains About Ontario Condo Using His Name, Likeness

William Shatner Complains About Ontario Condo Using His Name, Likeness

By The Canadian Press

William Shatner
In this May 22, 2017 photo, William Shatner poses for a portrait on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Los Angeles. Shatner is objecting to the use of his name and likeness to promote an upcoming condo development in Hamilton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

HAMILTON – William Shatner is objecting to the use of his name and likeness to promote an upcoming condo development in Hamilton.

The “Star Trek” star, best known for playing Captain Kirk on the original series, set his phasers on a project dubbed “Television City.”

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Uber Isn’t Saying How Many Canadians Were Affected by Year-Old Hack

Uber Isn’t Saying How Many Canadians Were Affected by Year-Old Hack

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

Uber
The building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco are shown on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Uber isn’t saying how many Canadians were affected by a security breach that saw hackers steal the personal information of millions of its customers around the world last year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eric Risberg)

TORONTO – Privacy advocates are raising alarms at how Uber is handling a year-old security breach that saw hackers steal the personal information of millions of customers around the world.

Uber admitted Tuesday that hackers stole names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million riders but has still not said which customers had their data stolen including the number of Canadians affected.

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‘I Knew I Was Bleeding:’ Lawyer Who Lost Hand in Letter-Bomb Blast Testifies

‘I Knew I Was Bleeding:’ Lawyer Who Lost Hand in Letter-Bomb Blast Testifies

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Maria Mitousis
Lawyer Maria Mitousis, who was injured in an office bombing on July 3, speaks to media during a press conference in Winnipeg, Wednesday, September 30, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A lawyer whose hand was blown apart by a letter bomb recalled the few seconds when she hesitated before opening the strange package that had landed on her desk.

Maria Mitousis told an attempted murder trial in Winnipeg that she arrived at work on July 3, 2015 and found a puffy envelope on her desk addressed to her.

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HBC Says Competition Bureau’s Mattress Pricing Probe Has Cost It US $425,000

HBC Says Competition Bureau’s Mattress Pricing Probe Has Cost It US $425,000

By The Canadian Press

Hudson's Bay
A women leaves the Hudson Bay Company store in Toronto on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has cost it more than US$425,000 so far to comply with demands for documents from Canada’s competition watchdog as it investigates alleged deceptive pricing practices. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has spent more than US$425,000 to date to comply with demands for documents from Canada’s competition watchdog as it investigates alleged deceptive pricing practices.

The retailer says in a filing with the Competition Tribunal that it has invested more than 6,500 person-hours to produce 37,000 documents in response to the Competition Bureau’s complaint made last February.

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Ex-Wife of Winnipeg Man Accused of Sending Letter Bombs Denies Sending It Herself

Ex-Wife of Winnipeg Man Accused of Sending Letter Bombs Denies Sending It Herself

By James Turner, The Canadian Press

Guido Amsel
Guido Amsel (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – The ex-wife of a man accused in a mail bomb attack that left a Winnipeg lawyer severely injured has denied sending the explosive device herself to get back at him for accusing her of stealing from a business they once co-owned.

“No,” Iris Amsel testified Tuesday while being cross-examined by defence lawyer Saheel Zaman. “That is not correct.”

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