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Canadian gets five years in U.S. prison in turtle smuggling case

Detroit - A Canadian man who made numerous trips to Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China will spend nearly five years in a U.S. federal prison for smuggling. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: The best of live theatre in Toronto and elsewhere in 2015

Toronto - So we’ve come to the end of 2015. As inevitable as Christmas, New Year’s and excessive alcohol and chocolate consumption are the media’s endless recap lists and reviews of the best in entertainment of the year – in music, film and so on.

Father wouldn't stop homeopathy on autistic sons, loses custody

Toronto - A father in Ontario lost custody of his two young sons, in part because he refused to stop trying to cure the boys' autism and other illnesses with homeopathy. The boys, aged nine and ten have "severe and profound" autism spectrum disorder.

Review: ‘Crimson Peak’ is the epitome of a gothic horror romance Special

‘Crimson Peak’ is Guillermo del Toro’s stunning gothic horror romance that uses a deadly mystery to draw audiences into the Victorian ghost story.

Ontario to allow beer sales in some grocery stores

Toronto - The premier of the province of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, announced the government will allow beer to be sold in up to 450 grocery stores.

Ontario's clean energy plan wins green approval Special

Toronto - Ontario has announced that it will instigate a so-called "cap-and-trade" system on carbon emissions from businesses. This move has been welcomed by environmental groups.

Canadian paleontologist helps crack turtle smuggling case

Vancouver - When wildlife officials needed help identifying several species of turtles and tortoises whose shells and shell fragments were sent unlawfully to an Ontario herbal supply company, they knew paleontologist Don Brinkman was their man.

Canada denies asylum, deports alleged Anonymous hacker to U.S.

Ontario - A former U.S. soldier who fled to Canada in the face of criminal charges filed after he was accused of computer hacking for the group Anonymous has been deported from Canada.

Bestival Toronto promises music, magic, and mayhem

Toronto - Bestival UK has confirmed that their trademark triumvirate of music, magic and mayhem will be heading to North America, taking over Toronto Islands on June 12th and 13th, 2015 for the first ever Bestival abroad.

Tourism numbers up in Toronto

Toronto - Toronto set new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014. Key drivers were a fourth consecutive year of growth in visitors from the U.S., and the highest number of overseas visitors ever in the destination.

Coaches banned from touching players in girls hockey league

Toronto - A Toronto girls hockey league has implemented a zero tolerance policy that bans coaches from touching benched players, even on the helmet.

Op-Ed: Vic Fedeli should propose eliminating minimum wage for youth

Toronto - Is anyone paying attention to the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race? Probably not because we're still hanging our heads in shame for voting for Kathleen Wynne's Liberals. But we should start honing in on this race.

What you need to know about Ontario's new tougher smoking laws

It is getting harder for Ontario smokers these days. The number one cause of disease in Ontario, tobacco cigarettes, has new stronger laws that limit the areas where smokers can light up without being ticketed.

Review: The Tragically Hip's third album re-released as a two-CD set

Fully Completely was a major success for the Canadian rockers back in 1992, and now a new-and-improved version seeks to enhance the overall listening experience. Digital Journal gave it a listen.

Tiny kitten rescued from highway after being thrown from a car

Toronto - Driving South on Highway 427 in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon, Mandi Howard saw something being thrown out of a window. At first, she thought it was a fast-food coffee cup. Until she got closer.

Sexual assault: Man charged bizzare assaults on female feet

York Regional Police in Toronto have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a series of assaults on women and their feet. The alleged assaults have all taken place in the past eight days.

Op-Ed: Holiday happenings in Toronto

Toronto - The holiday season is a time to reflect upon another year soon to be behind us, spend time with family and friends, and also a great time of year to bundle up and enjoy all that the city of Toronto has to offer.

Ontario family says chemo for aboriginal child ‘uncalled for’

Ontario - An Ontario family of an aboriginal child who is the center of attention about whether she should be isolated from her family and given chemotherapy treatment states the box was "uncalled for" and that they would not ever hurt a child's well-being.

Blackberry slowly seeing success

Despite concerns about the subsiding of Blackberry, CEO John Chen and the company have completed the first phase of their two-year turnaround plan.

Toronto's Ford era is over; John Tory elected mayor

Toronto - Toronto decided to elect long-time politician John Tory to lead the city. Tory took 40 percent of the votes, with Doug Ford (Rob Ford's brother) finished second and Olivia Chow in third.

Canadian patient tests negative for Ebola

Toronto - A Canadian being treated in a Toronto-area hospital after showing symptoms of a flu-like illness, including fever, is breathing a lot easier today after testing negative for Ebola Virus.

Op-Ed: Lake Huron is not the best place for a nuclear waste dump

What would you think if you found out a company was going to build a nuclear waste dump right next to one of the Great Lakes? It seems that this is what has been proposed, but a lot of people are questioning the feasibility of such a project.

Op-Ed: Election Day Ontario — The vote for Ontario’s least incompetent

For those in Ontario, Election Day has arrived. Yes, today, Thursday June 12th, voters head to the polls to elect Ontario’s 41st head of provincial government.

Toronto's Field Trip Festival

Toronto - Field Trip returns June 7 and 8, expanding from its celebration of music label Arts & Crafts' 10th anniversary celebration, into a two-day boutique music and arts festival taking place at Fort York & Garrison Common in downtown Toronto.

Youth water education flows through Ontario this summer Special

Toronto - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is supporting the Children’s Water Education Council (CWEC), by participating at various Children’s Water Festivals this summer.

Kitchener, Ont. family shocked at sharing home with 50,000 bees

Kitchener - A family in Kitchener, Ont., Canada had absolutely no idea what was sharing their home, until one family member was stung by a bee. Turns out there were thousands of honeybees living in their walls.

Ontario provincial governments look to liquidate GM holdings

When General Motors emerged from bankruptcy in 2010, the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments found themselves among the largest shareholders in one of the biggest automakers in the world and, currently, the governments want to liquidate.

Bartlett Gallery hosts reception for Mendelson Joe exhibition Special

Caledon - This month, the Bartlett Gallery at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon, Ontario hosts Out of the Cage, an exhibition of 25 paintings by Mendelson Joe.

Sunderland to host 19th annual maple syrup festival Special

This weekend, the village of Sunderland in Durham Region welcomes visitors to its annual maple syrup festival. The event is hosted in support of various charitable and community fundraising projects, and emphasizes family fun.

Interview with country singer Marshall Dane: 'Alcohol Abuse' Special

Country music singer Marshall Dane chatted about his newest single "Alcohol Abuse" and he opened up about the story behind the song.
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At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
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A Christmas light display showing the biblical story of Noah's Ark at Dufferin Island Park in Niagara Falls at the 2013 Festival of Lights.
Endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at Toronto Zoo
Endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at Toronto Zoo
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Legislative Assembly Chamber
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Lake Ontario waves pounding Tommy Thompson Park
Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Lieutenant Colonel John Graves Simcoe - First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada and founder of Toronto.
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The laker going toward Lake Ontario enters Lock 3 in St. Catherines after another has just left heading the other direction, toward Lake St. Clair.
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At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
Legislative Assembly Chamber
Legislative Assembly Chamber
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Horseshoe Falls with a double rainbow present, as viewed from the River Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
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Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is in production 363 days of the year, only closed on Christmas and New Years day. The company produces one beer only - Pilsner - which was selected to fill a gap in the craft beer market.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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The judges gathering for final instructions on their categories before heading out to make their choices.
Northrop Nomad no. 3521 plane that crashed in 1940 was retrieved from the bottom of Lake Muskoka  On...
Northrop Nomad no. 3521 plane that crashed in 1940 was retrieved from the bottom of Lake Muskoka, Ontario
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Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
Monday  July 8  2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commu...
Monday, July 8, 2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commuters across the Greater Toronto Area
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