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Conservation Group Urges Canadians Not to Spread Invasive Species

Conservation Group Urges Canadians Not to Spread Invasive Species

By The Canadian Press

Forester - Jeff Rider
Jeff Rider of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation prepares to cut down an ash tree to check for signs of emerald ash borer infestation in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on April 12, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mike Groll)

TORONTO – As many Canadians head out to enjoy nature this summer, a conservation group is encouraging them not to take invasive species with them.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, horseback riding and driving ATVs can unintentionally spread invasive species into rivers, streams and forests.

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CIBC Refunding 1.4 Million Credit Card Customers for Years of Improper Fees

CIBC Refunding 1.4 Million Credit Card Customers for Years of Improper Fees

By The Canadian Press

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A CIBC sign in Toronto’s financial district in downtown Toronto is shown on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is refunding 1.4 million customers for improperly charging credit card fees over 14 years.

The country’s fifth-largest bank says some credit card accounts in Canada may have been incorrectly charged a fee for exceeding the credit limit between 2003 and 2017.

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Tim Hortons Franchisees Say Company Won’t Meet with Them to Mend Relations

Tim Hortons Franchisees Say Company Won’t Meet with Them to Mend Relations

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

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A pedestrian walks past a Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto on June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

OAKVILLE, Ont. – A coalition of rebellious Tim Hortons franchisees is accusing the fast-food giant’s parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. of trying to sideline the group by refusing to recognize it and stonewalling efforts to meet and mend their relationship.

In a letter obtained by The Canadian Press, the Great White North Franchisee Association told its members it has sent emails to Tim Hortons President Alex Macedo requesting a meeting, but has found Macedo has “no interest” in sitting down with them. GWNFA’s letter said its attempts to meet and work together have also been rebuffed by the company’s advisory board, which is elected by secret ballot and meant to represent all Tim Hortons franchisees.

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Restaurant Owner Jailed 90 Days, Fined for Failing to Pay Staff as Ordered

Restaurant Owner Jailed 90 Days, Fined for Failing to Pay Staff as Ordered

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – The owner of a now-defunct Toronto-area restaurant chain has been jailed for 90 days for failing to comply with a government order to pay former employees wages and other money they were owed.

In addition, Ontario court justice of the peace Karen Walker fined Yuk Yee (Ellen) Pun and the companies behind the Regal restaurant chain $900,000 for the failure.

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Numerous Lawsuits Claim Baby Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer, So Is It Safe or Not?

Numerous Lawsuits Claim Baby Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer, So Is It Safe or Not?

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Mary Krpan
Mary Krpan, who is presently going through chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, is photographed at her home in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson is facing numerous lawsuits, including two class-actions in Canada, over allegations its product caused ovarian cancer in women who used it for personal hygiene. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

TORONTO – Baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson has been the subject of a string of lawsuits, including two pending class-action cases in Canada, over allegations its product caused ovarian cancer in thousands of women who used the sweet-smelling, moisture-reducing agent for feminine hygiene.

While some suits already heard in the U.S. have resulted in juries awarding massive amounts in compensation, studies on talcum powder’s potential link to the gynecological cancer have produced often contrary conclusions, leaving women to wonder: is it safe to use baby powder or not?

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Hedley Fans Consider Impact of Hoggard Charges on Their Devotion to the Band

Hedley Fans Consider Impact of Hoggard Charges on Their Devotion to the Band

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press

Hedley Fan Laura Carruthers
Hedley supporter Laura Carruthers holds a Canadian Flag she plans to have signed by Hedley fans before the final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C., on Friday, March 23, 2018. After years of involvement with the group, Carruthers she sees the music that has comforted her through hard times, and the band members who feel like “part of my family” as “one and one whole.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)

TORONTO – Their songs were the soundtrack to many fans’ formative years, but as frontman Jacob Hoggard heads to court on sexual-assault charges, some Hedley followers are considering how the news impacts their devotion to the band.

As Hedley forged ahead with their tour earlier this year amid online accusations suggesting inappropriate encounters with young fans, 37-year-old Jodie Rae of North Battleford, Sask., said she sat down for a talk with her 10- and 11-year-old sons.

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Ten-Year-Old Girl, 18-Year-Old Woman Killed in Toronto Shooting, 13 Injured

Ten-Year-Old Girl, 18-Year-Old Woman Killed in Toronto Shooting, 13 Injured

By Michelle McQuigge and Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

Toronto Shooting
Police investigate a car with a bullet hole within the scene of a shooting in east Toronto, on Monday, July 23, 2018. Police were trying Monday to determine what prompted a 29-year-old man to go on a shooting rampage in a popular Toronto neighbourhood, killing two people and injuring 12 others. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – A 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman were killed in Toronto’s vibrant Greektown when a man went on a shooting spree down one of the city’s busiest streets, police said Monday as they tried to determine what prompted the attack.

Police Chief Mark Saunders did not speculate on the motive for Sunday night’s rampage, which also injured 13 people between the ages of 10 and 59. Authorities said the suspected gunman fled the area on foot and was later found dead with a gunshot wound.

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