Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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(Bruce-McArthur)

A seventh charge of first degree murder has been laid against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

The charge in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi was announced when the 66-year-old landscaper made a brief court appearance in Toronto this morning.

Toronto police are to hold a news conference this afternoon to provide what is described as "substantial" new information about the investigation into McArthur.

He was arrested in January and earlier charged in the deaths of six other men with connections to the city's L-G-B-T-Q community. (The Canadian Press)

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(Gas-Plants-Sentencing)

Former premier Dalton McGuinty's one-time chief of staff has been sentenced to four months in jail in connection with the gas plants scandal.

David Livingston was also sentenced today to 12 months probation and 100 hours of community service after being convicted of illegal computer use for destroying computer records related to the costly cancellation of two gas plants.

The defence had urged a conditional discharge, saying bad publicity has been enough punishment for the otherwise well respected former aide.

But the judge said Livingston attempted to interfere with parliamentary democracy and anything less than a period of imprisonment was not enough. (The Canadian Press)

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(Swastika-Street)

Residents who live on a southern Ontario street with a controversial name are heading to court in an effort to get it changed.

Some residents of Swastika Trail are asking for a judicial review after Puslinch Township council voted against changing the street name last year.

They argue the township "blindly" followed what they say was a flawed vote by a local community association in which a slight majority of residents said they wanted to keep the name.

The lawsuit claims only about half the people in the community were able to take part in that vote and that the community association circulated one-sided information designed to influence voters to keep the name.

The applicants claim they have tried talking with township and council and feel now that taking legal action is their only option. (570News)

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(Hate-Graffiti)

The Owen Sound Police Service says graffiti found on a garage in the east end of the city is being investigated as a hate crime. …

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