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Police watchdog looking at injuries sustained during the actual arrest, not as a result of the pursuit
Ontario’s police watchdog was called in after two people were arrested following a shooting in downtown Toronto Tuesday evening.
As world leaders gather at the General Assembly, the Middle East and the India-Pakistan conflict continue to act as stress points
Presidents, prime ministers and other top leaders from around the world are converging in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly.
But amid their careful diplomatic language, there are numerous tensions lurking in the sidelines.
A new California state law, colloquially called the “eraser button,” is being introduced in an effort to protect minors and their privacy by allowing them to demand removal of publicly posted information on websites and apps. Will this law work? Tech editor Shane Dingman joins Hannah Sung to discuss.
83 per cent of Grade 9 TDSB students in the academic stream meeting provincial standard in math
CAROLINE ALPHONSO EDUCATION REPORTER
Students who fail to meet provincial standards early in their schooling are more likely to have trouble in later grades, according to Ontario’s testing agency that released math results for high school students Wednesday.
PM to meet leaders and host maternal-health conference, but maintains cool approach to UN
JOANNA SLATER NEW YORK
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is joining the throng of world leaders gathered in New York for the annual kickoff to this year’s session of the United Nations, but unlike many of them, his agenda does not include a formal speech to the General Assembly.
International aviation authorities are considering lifting restrictions as better screening technology is developed
BY TU THANH HA
Thanks to better screening technology, Canada and other western countries are considering easing the restrictions on boarding passenger planes with liquids, starting next January, according to documents tabled with the United Nations agency which sets safety standards.
JOSH WINGROVE OTTAWA
After three surgeries and two blood transfusions, a Canadian teenager remains in serious condition at a Kenyan hospital with injuries from a terror attack on a Nairobi mall, a relative said.
No injuries reported, size of spill unknown
A Canadian National Railway Co. train derailed west of Saskatoon on Wednesday, and at least one car had leaked crude oil in the latest in a string of oil-by-rail accidents across the country.
Emergency crews were responding at the site near Landis, Sask., where 16 cars from a west-bound train had jumped the tracks, sparking a grass fire, RCMP said. None of the cars was on fire and no injuries were reported, police said.
The RCMP said they were called to the derailment at 4:50 a.m. local time on Wednesday. They reported the spill involved a petroleum product that is not considered highly explosive. Police said the train was carrying grain cars, tanker cars with ethanol and other chemicals, and other cargo cars.
RCMP did not have an estimate of the size of the spill. CN officials were not immediately available for comment.
The school in Landis, a town about 130 kilometres west of Saskatoon, has been evacuated for the day while the contents of the damaged cars are unloaded.
The incident follows an eight-car Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train derailment in Calgary on Sept. 11. None of the cars leaked the petroleum product it was carrying, though a large part of an inner city neighbourhood was evacuated for part of an evening.
The practice of shipping oil by rail, which has boomed in North America as pipeline proposals have stalled, came under intense scrutiny following the derailment and explosion of an unmanned train in Lac-Mégantic, Que., in July, which killed 47 people and destroyed much of the downtown.
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