Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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Excavation work will continue in the morning -- and likely for much of the next week -- at a midtown Toronto property where police have unearthed more human remains.

The property is linked to accused serial killer Bruce McArthur.

The 66-year-old former landscaper has been in custody since January and is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of seven men with ties to Toronto's gay village.

Police say it's unclear if remains uncovered Wednesday in a ravine near the house are those of a new victim, or one of the seven previously found buried in planters on the property. (1)



Quebec health officials are now blaming the heat for at least 33 deaths in recent days -- mostly around Montreal and the Eastern Townships where mid-30 temperatures have combined with humidity to make it feel like over 40 degrees.

Montreal's health director, Dr. Mylene Drouin, says of 18 of the heat-related deaths were in Montreal, with most of the victims men over age 53 who lived in places with no air conditioning.

Environment Canada expects the week-long heat wave to move out this morning in Ontario, later today in southern Quebec, and by tonight in the Maritime provinces.(1)



Hours after he met with a premier who campaigned successfully on a populist platform, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told supporters near Toronto he wouldn't let a worldwide trend of populism get in the way of his own 2019 campaign.

Trudeau attended a rally in Brampton Thursday evening after he'd met at the Ontario legislature with new Conservative Premier Doug Ford and clashed on issues including asylum seekers and carbon pricing.

Trudeau told the Liberal rally the federal Conservative Party has been ``emboldened'' by campaigns elsewhere in the world that ``divide'' people against each other. …

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