Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

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Ontario News Advisory


Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

As of 4 p.m.

Here are the latest Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press as of 11 a.m. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change. Contact the Ontario Desk at 416-507-2159.



Lightning kills University of Waterloo student


WATERLOO -- A female first-year student has died after being struck by lightning on the University of Waterloo campus in southern Ontario, the school said Friday.The student was struck at about 9 a.m. while walking on a pathway leading to student residences.


Shots in farm area not always dangerous: court


TORONTO -- A former American military sniper who fired his gun to scare off a stray dog in a rural area of Ontario deserves another trial on charges of careless use of a firearm, the province's top court ruled Friday.In its decision, the Court of Appeal said two lower courts were wrong to convict John Batty on the basis that the simple act of firing his gun was dangerous, and noted their rulings could have serious implications for those who live outside urban areas.


Ford subpoenaed in video extortion case


TORONTO -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is slated to testify at his friend's "crack video" extortion case next March. Ford's lawyer confirms police served his client with a subpoena last week. The mayor's friend Alexander (Sandro) Lisi faces charges of extortion related to a video that appears to show Ford smoking crack cocaine. PHOTO.


Babysitter arrested in girl's death


TORONTO -- Toronto police say they have charged an 18-year-old babysitter with second-degree murder in the death of a 32-months-old girl earlier this year.Police say officers were called to the Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street area on Jan. 3 by a then-17-year-old babysitter for a child not breathing. …

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