Daily Archives: February 12, 2019

Brothers held for alleged killing of missing California teen

This Feb. 12, 2019 photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office shows Owen Shover, 18, one of two brothers who have been arrested in the disappearance of Aranda Briones, 16, who has been missing since Jan. 13, 2019. Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said at a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 that evidence dug out of the brothers’ ...

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Canada, U.S. must do more to check Russia's military moves in the Arctic, says NORAD chief

The American commander of NORAD delivered a stark warning Tuesday to policy makers in both Washington and Ottawa, calling on them to think hard about whether they’re doing enough to address new threats — such as Russia’s recent military moves in the Arctic. U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, speaking at defence conference in Ottawa, checked off a list of recent alarming statements ...

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Mortgages from big banks consistently cost Canadians more, says rate comparison site

Mortgage rates from Canada’s big banks were consistently more expensive than those offered by smaller lenders last year, according to the latest findings from LowestRates.ca. The financial product comparison website said the lowest rates offered by the “Big Six” — Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and National Bank of Canada — were always more ...

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Sudden snow days 'little less problematic' for some parents, challenging for others

When the Toronto District School Board made the rare move to cancel classes across the city because of Tuesday’s winter storm, it was the first time it had done so in eight years — in part because of the impact a decision like that has on thousands of families. As the country’s largest school board in Canada’s largest city, the TDSB represents some 246,000 children. An email sent Monday ahead of ...

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Police arrest 17, seize almost $33M in Montreal-Toronto money-laundering bust

The RCMP says it has cracked down on an elaborate international money-laundering network operated by organized-crime cells in Montreal and Toronto. Police arrested 17 people in early morning raids in the two cities Monday, seizing more than $32.8 million in assets. “It is by depriving criminal groups of their money-laundering networks that we will shake the very structure of organized crime,” said RCMP Supt. ...

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