Illegal border crossings by asylum seekers decline in Manitoba but spike in Quebec

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The total number of illegal border crossings made by asylum seekers increased slightly in June compared with the previous month, but has stayed relatively consistent since March, according to newly released government figures. Most notably, the number White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns, sources sayNearly 900 asylum seekers crossed illegally into Canada in June, mostly in QuebecIllegal crossings at Quebec border hit new high, drop in Manitoba

Thunder Bay mayor Keith Hobbs, two others charged with extortion

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The mayor of Thunder Bay was charged with extortion and obstruction of justice, along with his wife and another woman Friday, the latest blow to a city facing a crisis of leadership after the deaths of Indigenous teenagers in the city's waterways and Thunder Bay mayor Keith Hobbs, wife charged with extortionOPP charge Thunder Bay mayor, two others, with extortionMayor of Thunder Bay, Ont., and two others charged with extortion

Two Canadian employees of Cavalia equestrian show jailed in China

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MONTREAL — Two Canadians detained in Beijing are receiving assistance from the federal government amid reports Friday that employees of the equestrian-themed show Cavalia had been arrested for alleged marijuana use. “Consular services are being ...Two Canadian employees of Cavalia equestrian show jailed in China: reportChina holds Canadians 'for smoking marijuana'2 Canadian Cavalia employees jailed in China for smoking pot

City of Toronto tears down handyman's park stairs

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If you build it, they will come -- and tear it down. A City of Toronto work crew was seen in Etobicoke's Tom Riley Park early Friday morning, removing a staircase that had been erected by maverick local handyman Adi Astl. Construction on new stairs City takes down $500 DIY park staircase, will replace it for $10000Adi Astl, everyday heroes and the return of civil societyToronto workers remove $550 park stairs built by senior after city's $65K-$150K estimate

Calgary man who claims neck was sliced by barbed wire on mountain bike trail charged with fraud

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RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for the Calgary man who claimed his neck was sliced by barbed wire on a popular mountain biking trail west of the city and then asked for donations online. Cochrane RCMP said Friday they have charged Stelianos ...Warrant issued for mountain biker after RCMP determine barbed wire encounter on trail never occurredAlberta cyclist who claimed to be injured by barbed wire, started GoFundMe facing chargesRCMP charge alleged Bragg Creek barbed wire bike victim with fraud

WATCH: Driver charged after cyclist attacked with club in Peterborough

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A shocking video of a driver attacking a cyclist with a club in Peterborough on Tuesday morning has ended in an arrest. Police in Peterborough say a 74-year-old man was riding his bike on Erskine Avenue at around 11 a.m. when he became involved in an ...Driver charged after dramatic video shows vicious attack of 74-year-old cyclistMan charged in roadside attack of elderly cyclistPickup-truck driver beats 74-year-old cyclist in Peterborough

Liberals quash NDP push to question Justin Trudeau on NAFTA

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Trade committee will hear from foreign affairs minister Aug. 14 as calls continue for more transparency on government's NAFTA goals. By Alex Ballingall Ottawa Bureau. Fri., July 21, 2017. OTTAWA—The Liberal-dominated House of Commons trade ...National Post View: A free-trade lesson for Canada courtesy of ... Donald Trump5 key NAFTA battlegrounds to watch when negotiations get underwayMP on Canada-US file says sharing NAFTA goals gives up negotiating advantage

Truck driver charged after chemical spill closed Hwy. 400 near Newmarket

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A transport truck driver has been charged with having an unsecured load after a crash on Highway 400 on Thursday that resulted in the spill of a flammable material. The transport truck was involved in a collision north of Canal Road at around 1:30 p.m..Driver charged after truck spills dangerous substance on Hwy. 400 near Newmarket, Ont.Frustrated drivers trapped for hours after Hwy. 400 shut down for chemical spillDriver charged in Hwy. 400 dangerous goods spill

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