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Man, 71, dead in alleged drunk driving crash

OTTAWA — Police say a 71-year-old man is dead after an alleged drunk driving crash in Ottawa on Saturday night.

Investigators say the incident happened at about 10 p.m., when a pickup truck veered into an oncoming lane of traffic and hit a Volvo.

They say a third vehicle then struck the pickup truck.

Police say the man...

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Proposed public art sparks debate in Victoria

VICTORIA — A new public art installation proposed for Victoria has sparked debate over the merit and interpretation of city-funded artwork.

British Columbia artist Luke Ramsey defended the inspiration and design of the sculpture that incorporates a series of colourful surfboard-type arches mimicking the silhouette of an orca at city council last week.

The $250,000 sculpture compliments...

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Hunter Harrison dead, CSX Corp confirms

JACKSONVILLE,, United States — Hunter Harrison, the plain-spoken, gruff American who rewrote the Canadian railroading book during his years heading both of this country's largest railways, has died. He was 73.

CSX Corp., the American railroad Harrison began leading earlier this year, issued a statement on Saturday announcing his death.

The company attributed his death to "unexpectedly...

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Autopsies underway for Canadian billionaires found dead

TORONTO — Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths.

Toronto Police Const. David Hopkinson said Saturday the autopsies were being performed a day after the Apotex founder and his wife, Honey, were...

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