Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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22-year-old Hamilton man is due to be sentenced in a U-S court in February after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo.

American authorities say the hacking attack was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a half-billion user accounts.

Karim Baratov pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse and eight counts of aggravated identity theft.

His lawyers said outside court in San Francisco that Baratov hacked only eight accounts and did not know that he was working for Russian agents.

Baratov was arrested in Hamilton in March and later agreed to forego an extradition hearing and face the U-S charges. (The Associated Press)



Leaders of a northern Ontario First Nation will meet with federal and provincial cabinet ministers today amid calls for a mercury treatment centre in their community.

Research suggests that more than 90 per cent of people in the Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nation show signs of mercury poisoning.

The problem began in the 1960's when a paper mill in Dryden dumped nine-thousand kilograms of mercury into nearby river systems.

Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister, who suffers from mercury poisoning himself, says he's frustrated that there hasn't been a firm commitment to the treatment centre. (The Canadian Press)



A Mississauga-based company has been fined 60-thousand dollars after a worker fell from the roof of a 10-storey apartment building and suffered critical injuries.

Pro Renovations Solutions had been subcontracted to make repairs to an apartment building in Peterborough when the incident happened in November of 2016.

Court heard the worker fell off the edge of the roof after bringing a wrench to some other workers who were setting up a swing stage.

The worker was not protected by any form of fall protection. …

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