Major crime investigators are continuing to look into any criminal aspects around the disappearance of Nakayla Baskin

The 11-year-old girl was located safe by officers yesterday, alone in an apartment in the east end of the city.

Police say they were acting on a tip from the public.

Nakayla had been missing for more than 2 weeks — after packing a bag and left home on Sept 24.

She has been reunited with her family.


Kingston police say they’ve arrested three people with a young child in a stroller who allegedly stole paint supplies.

Police allege the trio entered a store around 7:45 p-m and picked out and hid decals, paint brushes, tape and a tarp and walked out of the store 15 minutes later.

Security officers watched the trio and then called police who arrested all three.

A 23-year-old woman with the child was charged theft and released on scene while a 15-year-old boy and a 21-year-old woman were taken to police headquarters and charged with theft.


An Ontario business magnate is suing his daughter, two grandchildren and others for allegedly mismanaging the family’s assets and trust funds.

Frank Stronach — the man who started the autoparts business Magna International — and his wife, Elfriede, have launched the lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court and said they have done so as a last resort.

Thoroughbred Daily News reports the couple have accused Belinda Stronach, the chairman and president of The Stronach Group that runs horse racetracks around the world, of conspiring by “unlawful actions” against the best interests of other members of the Stronach family.

The suit, which has not been proven in court, seeks more than 500 million dollars in damages.

Belinda Stronach has denied the allegations.


Two Toronto-area police officers are facing charges after a nearly year-long corruption investigation.

York regional police say two of their own officers are among the seven charged in the probe that included drug trafficking offences, theft of a police shotgun, attempted armed robbery of cocaine.

A 14-year-veteran of the force faces 30 charges while the other officer faces two charges.

York Chief Eric Jolliffe says the charges are not a reflection of the rest of the dedicated officers on the force.


A helpline for indigenous women is expanding across the province.

The ‘Talk4healing’ helpline – promoting mental health and well-being was previously only available in Northern Ontario.

‘Talk4healing’ is a free, 24-hour telephone line, also providing text and chat services.

It will be available to indigenous women across Ontario beginning October 19th.


With legalization now days away, the federal government is not going to be forcing any changes when it comes to marijuana policies in the workplace.

Senior officials confirm there will be no changes to the Canada labour code and no changes to impairment policies for federally regulated workers

The officials say impairment is not a new issue, it’s already prohibited for federal workers on the job, and the current rules already address the use of both legal and illegal substances.

The government has urged departments and companies to review their policies, but will leave it up to them to decide if changes are needed.


Charges have been laid against the owner of an Alberta trucking company involved in April’s fatal crash of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team’s bus in Saskatchewan.

Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason announced the charges against Sukhmander Singh (SOOK’-man-duhr Sing) of Adesh Deol Trucking yesterday, as he was detailing an entry-level mandatory training program for truck and bus drivers.

Singh is charged with eight counts of non-compliance with federal and provincial safety regulations.

The charges stem from the crash of the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi-trailer that killed 16 people and injured 13.

The truck’s driver was charged this year with dangerous driving causing death and causing bodily harm.


The impact from Tuesday’s natural-gas pipeline explosion near Prince George, B-C was so severe, it sent debris flying for more than a kilometre and an area First Nations chief is calling for safety assurances.

Regional chief Terry Teegee was standing outside his home nearly two kilometres from the blast site when he heard dirt hitting the ground — and found some in his hair later that evening.

The Enbridge pipeline explosion forced 100 area residents from their homes for most of the night.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and the Enbridge pipeline has been shut down.

Fortis B-C says as a result, there could be a temporary shortage of natural gas for 700-thousand customers in northern B-C, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island


New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant will convene a new session of the legislature on October 23rd, but there are signs his government may not be able to hold on to power.

Gallant’s Liberals won 21 seats in last month’s election — one fewer than the Conservatives, with the Green Party and People’s Alliance each winning three seats.

Green Leader David Coon says after talking with the Liberals and Tories, it’s clear that conditions for a formal agreement are not present.

His party has drafted a declaration of intent to find solutions to co-operate in the house.

Gallant says all of his caucus members will sign the declaration, but the 24 votes will still be one shy of the 25 needed to win a majority vote in the legislature.


The news media has been uninvited to a Toronto speech by Stephen Harper today, underscoring the apparent antipathy the former prime minister continues to harbour towards the Canadian press corps even in his private life.

Harper is to address the Canadian Club of Toronto, which had previously invited reporters to cover the event.

But the club sent out a notice to the media yesterday, saying the invitation had been sent in error.

Executive director Colleen Kennedy says the event was always considered private.

Harper is plugging a new book, “Right Here, Right Now,” in which he addresses how conservatives should tackle rising populism since the election of Donald Trump to the U-S presidency.


Six years after his state legalized recreational marijuana, Washington Governor Jay Inslee is offering some advice to Canadians as we usher in legalized pot next week.

Inslee told the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Vancouver yesterday that Canadian governments shouldn’t issue more licences than they can handle.

Inslee said while other American states struggled after issuing unlimited licences to producers and retailers, Washington managed to avoid a Wild West market by erring on the side of caution.

B-C Premier John Horgan says his government is paying attention, noting B-C dispensary operators must apply through the province for a licence even if they’ve already been operating with a city-issued one for medical marijuana.


A report out today is recommending Canada expand its trading relationship with China sector-by-sector, rather than seek a sweeping free trade deal that could risk angering the U-S.

A newly reached update to the North American free trade pact includes a clause that requires Canada, the U-S and Mexico to notify each other if they enter into trade talks with a “non-market” economy.

The provision is widely viewed as an attempt by Washington to single out Beijing.

The Public Policy Forum paper advises Canada to chase several targeted deals with China covering sectors, including agri-food.

It notes Canada can’t ignore China’s rapidly expanding economy if it wants to move away from its heavy dependency on the U-S market.


Hurricane Michael’s battering waves swamped streets and docks, and its shrieking winds splintered trees and rooftops.

The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle left widespread destruction when it came ashore as a Category 4 storm.

And Michael isn’t finished yet, as he crosses Georgia toward the Carolinas, though now as a weakened tropical storm.

Authorities report at least two deaths — both from trees falling on homes in the Florida Panhandle and in Georgia.

Power outages have been reported to about 600-thousand homes and businesses in both states.


Two astronauts from the U-S and Russia are said to be in good condition after making an emergency landing after a Russian booster rocket carrying them into orbit today to the International Space Station failed after launch.

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russia’s Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 4:40 Eastern Time this morning from the Russia-leased cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz booster rocket.

They were to dock at the orbiting outpost six hours later, but the booster suffered a failure minutes after launch.

NASA said it has been informed by Russian space officials that the crew has made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan and they are in good condition — rescue crews are heading to the landing site.

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