Man stabbed in New York Hanukkah attack may not regain consciousness, family says

In a statement released Tuesday evening, Josef Neumann's family said he was 'severely stabbed multiple times' during the attack, suffering wounds to the head and neck.
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‘Degrassi’ co-creator Kit Hood dies at 76
The co-creator of the hit “Degrassi” television series, Christopher “Kit” Hood, has died. According to an obituary on the Cole Harbour Funeral Home and Crematorium website, Hood died suddenly at his home in West Lawrencetown, N.S., this past Monday. He was 76. Originally from England, Hood emigrated to Canada in his mid-20s and had a […]
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Pickering, Ont. mother living with cystic fibrosis approved for miracle drug: ‘I’m in shock’
Mother fighting Cystic Fibrosis takes miracle drug for the first time. She is the first person to be approved for compassionate care in Canada for the drug Trikafta.
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Hamilton Bulldogs drop fourth straight game with 4-1 loss against London Knights
The Bulldogs will attempt to return to the win column Saturday night when they visit the Barrie Colts.
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Vancouver's plan to calm Prior Street begins Monday with lane, speed reductions
The busy, two-lane arterial route from East Vancouver into downtown will be reduced to just one lane of traffic in each direction between Gore and Raymur
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Raptors use a group effort to get past Knicks for sixth straight win
Lowry leads the way with 26 points but five players score at least 14.
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Raptors eke one out in Gotham to extend winning streak to six
NEW YORK — Another slow start, another few nervy moments down the stretch, but still another win, the sixth in a row for the Raptors as they hung on to beat a game Knicks squad 116-112. Part of it is the quality of the opponent of late (the Raptors are in a rather weak part […]
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Siakam’s success just the latest in a chain reaction of successes for the Raptors
NEW YORK — These all-star honours are becoming the norm for members of the Toronto Raptors. Don’t expect the trend to end any time soon. Pascal Siakam is the latest Raptor to join the steady representation line to the annual mid-season classic. That’s six starter selections in a row for the Raptors beginning with Kyle […]
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B.C. health officials prepare for possible virus spread after containing SARS
They're applying lessons learned from the SARS outbreak 17 years ago as they prepare for another deadly virus.
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AUMA wants Alberta to make tax changes to address failing oil and gas properties
The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association is calling on the province to change legislation to allow local governments to collect property taxes from oil and gas properties when they fail.
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Former Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchels apologizes for team’s sign-stealing scheme
Ex-Astro says: “Was it against the rules? Yes it was, and I personally am sorry for what’s come about, the whole situation.”
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Protocols in place to protect Guelph residents from coronavirus: Public Health
Guelph's associate medical officer of health says lessons learned and protocols from the 2003 SARS outbreak are being implemented.
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Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are done early Down Under — Coco mania is very much alive
Naomi Osaka’s hopes for a second consecutive Australian Open title were crushed by teenage sensation Coco Gauff, after Serena Williams’ shot at a 24th major crown was dashed by Wang Qiang.
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Human trafficking charges laid against 5 people in Caledonia, Ont.: Haldimand County OPP
OPP arrested five people Thursday and executed a search warrant at a home in Caledonia where they seized illicit drugs and replica firearms.
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Peel police arrest two, seize firearm, drugs at Brampton residence
A man and woman were arrested for possession of drugs, a hand gun and ammunition in Brampton Friday evening. Police say a 24-year-old and 18-year-old face four charges each.
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Newly-released video shows Oscar Arfmann during shooting that killed Abbotsford police officer
The only known video of Oscar Arfmann with a gun on the day of Const. John Davidson's death was played in court in June, but was released to the public Friday.
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B.C. health officials prepare for possible virus spread after containing SARS
Officials have ditched strategies that proved ineffective during the SARS crisis and have implemented protocols to prevent the spread of the virus through hospitals and health care facilities
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Future of Montreal recycling uncertain after company announces intention to cease operations
However, Jean-François Parenteau, the executive member in charge of the environment, said the city has various options when it comes to moving forward.
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Calgary elephant hunt auction cancelled following protests
Outrage over an Alberta hunting group’s planned auction of an elephant hunt in Africa has triggered organizers to cancel it. In a Facebook update Friday afternoon, the Calgary Alberta Chapter of Safari Club International announced it will no longer offer the auction. “Considerable interest has been shown for the hunt that was reserved for auction […]
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Quarantine of China virus epicentre leaves some businesses reeling
China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region.
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Bonnie Stewart: One Ring to rule them all: Surveillance ‘smart’ tech won’t make Canadian cities safer
Do we want a societal surveillance system where public crime data is owned by a corporate entity?
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Letters to the Editor: Is reason and tolerance too much to expect?
Re: Douglas Todd’s column on Stereotyping Religions, Jan. 18. In 1976-77, my late father, Rev. Alastair MacLeod, was the elected president of the United Church of Canada in B.C. He was also chairman of a group called Interfaith Forum. Each month, people from many faiths — Christian, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, etc. — would […]
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Claire Jones and Eileen McMahon: More is not always better in fertility treatment
Opinion: Sometimes in reproductive medicine, more interventions may be unnecessary, wasteful and sometimes harmful
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Ford says he’s losing patience with teacher strikes
As a week of rotating school strikes wound down, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he was getting fed up with union leaders constantly taking teachers out of the classroom. “There’s only so long my patience can last with the head of the unions,” Ford said Friday morning. “I got a message to the teachers, I […]
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Vaughn Palmer: Never the yes man, Lekstrom wants no part of NDP's caribou rescue plan
OPINION: Rather than preside over a sham consultation that was designed to make Premier John Horgan look good, Blair Lekstrom resigned in frustration
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Alberta’s Marks defeats Quebec’s Gauthier at junior curling championship
Abby Marks defeated Noemie Gauthier 8-0 in six ends Friday to secure a tiebreak berth at the Canadian junior curling championship.
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Surrey committed to planning for density to support SkyTrain extension
The business case for the project, along with a supportive policies agreement, will be considered at a Jan. 30 Mayors' Council meeting.
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Risk of British Columbians contracting Wuhan coronavirus is ‘very low’: BC CDC
Officials say there are still no confirmed cases in the province, despite rumours of people falling ill to the coronavirus in Metro Vancouver.
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Police, firefighters rescue man who got stuck in sump-pump pit
A man who became trapped upside down in a Victoria-area storm drain was safely rescued by a police officer and fire crews.
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PGA TOUR: Palmer scorches Torrey…Tiger and Rory stumble…Canadians sent packing
LA JOLLA, Calif. — With Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy spinning their wheels on Friday, it was journeyman Ryan Palmer who looked like the best player in the world at the Farmers Insurance Open. The 43-year-old Palmer scorched the north course at Torrey Pines with a 10-under-par 62 to take a two-shot lead into the […]
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Premier Doug Ford puts up $20M to fight guns and gangs
The Ford government is investing more money in backing local police forces in their fight against guns and gangs while also calling on the federal government to deal with issues like weapons smuggling at the border. Premier Doug Ford announced $20.5 million for Peel Regional Police so the force can beef up its efforts to […]
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Ride-hailing Day 1: Some teething problems for Uber and Lyft in Vancouver
The last major market in North America without Uber or Lyft welcomed the start of their services on Friday.
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Man sentenced to five years for attempted shooting of New West police officer
Steven Gordon Vollrath, 37, who also received a 12-year sentence in Alberta on other charges, will now remain in custody for 17 years.
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Frederik Andersen’s affection for Maple Leafs teammates unmasked at all-star weekend
The Leafs goalie showed up in St. Louis with a special mask depicting familiar moments with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner.
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Human remains discovered during home renovation in Annex
Human remains have been found at a home renovation in the Annex. It may be ancient who-done-it as the house is 140 years old. Police were called to a suspicious incident on Wednesday at 410 Brunswick Ave., just south of Dupont St. at about 3 p.m. “A contractor was renovating a house and discovered what […]
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Mountain of paperwork in BEI's investigation of UPAC's leaks to media
Before BEI even took over the investigation of UPAC leaks to media, the probe had already generated 4.8 million electronic documents
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Milos Raonic is using that big serve to take back the spotlight at the Australian Open, and raise a little money in the process
The media attention has been on Canadian upstarts Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime of late, but the former World No. 3 is showing again he’s formidable when healthy.
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Alberta woman charged with child abduction pleads guilty to lesser charge
The case began on Jan. 6, 2014, when the woman’s ex-husband told police she had taken their son and left the country.
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Christine Sinclair goes for milestone goal in Texas as Canadian women look to Tokyo
Her next goal will be her 184th, tying the world scoring record currently held by retired American striker Abby Wambach.
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Uber and Lyft still face employment rights challenge in B.C.
A United Food & Commercial Workers' International Union complaint with B.C.’s Labour Relations Board has yet to be resolved.
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Former Liberal Blair Lekstrom quits post as Premier Horgan’s caribou liaison
Horgan appointed Lekstrom last year to bridge tensions between local groups, including backcountry enthusiasts and Indigenous nations, over government plans to save threatened caribou herds.
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Edmonton seniors out of luck after catalytic converter theft
Some residents of an Edmonton seniors' home are feeling the impact of a crime that some people worry is becoming more and more common.
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Ian Mulgrew: B.C. Law Society injunction ignores access-to-justice crisis
OPINION: “If lawyers cannot work with non-lawyers to deliver affordable services, legal fees will skyrocket higher than ever.”
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Surgeon gets one-month suspension for abusing colleagues on Twitter
A prominent Ontario surgeon has had his license suspended for one month over an unprovoked Twitter attack on two female colleagues. Dr. Angus Macivor admitted at a disciplinary hearing that he used shocking and sexualized language to bully and humiliate the other doctors on the public forum in the fall of 2018. The College of […]
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Indigenous youth chant ‘stand up, fight back’ at B.C. anti-pipeline protest
About 100 people attended a protest Friday at the B.C. legislature to urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan to respect Wet’suwet’en laws.
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