Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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A courtroom in Kingston will play host today to the second part of a two-day bail hearing for a youth facing terrorism charges.

The accused, who can't be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged in late January after a police investigation sparked by a tip from the F-B-I.

The youth is accused of knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity, and counselling another person to "deliver, place, discharge or detonate an explosive or other lethal device" in a public place.

Police have said no specific target had been established before the suspect was arrested. (The Canadian Press)



Hydro One says an executive from a British Columbia electrical utility will become its new president and C-E-O.

Mark Poweska, who currently serves as B-C Hydro's executive vice president of operations, will start work at Hydro One in early May.

The hiring comes after former Hydro One C-E-O Mayo Schmidt retired following the election of the Progressive Conservative government last spring.

Premier Doug Ford campaigned on a promise to fire Schmidt, whom he dubbed the "Six-Million-Dollar Man" because of the C-E-O's salary. (The Canadian Press)



A lawyer for the plaintiffs in a proposed class action says as many as 200-thousand people may have had their personal information stolen in a hack on servers at one of Ontario's most popular casinos.

But a lawyer for Casino Rama says at most, 10- to 11-thousand people were victimized.

The case arose in November 2016, when Casino Rama announced it had been the target of a cyberattack in which a large quantity of sensitive personal information was stolen.

The attacker posted information -- including names, addresses, credit files and gambling losses -- of about 10-thousand-900 people publicly. (The Canadian Press)



The province's police watchdog says a Niagara regional police has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of another cop last November. …

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