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Woman taking on drunk driver in $11M suit

A young Barrie woman who came close to losing her leg after being hit and dragged by a drunk driver a year ago is suing the motorist and the bar that allegedly over-served him for $11 million.

Next step in waste plan

The process to determine where the county's proposed organics processing and materials management facilities will be located was recently approved by Simcoe County councillors.

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, the Bexar County Sheriff's Department investigates the scene where deputies shot a man as they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Northwest Bexar County, Texas, near San Antonio. Gilbert Flores, 41, who was taken to a hospital, died shortly after the shooting Friday, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Video obtained by KSAT-TV, that was taken by a bystander, appears to show Flores standing still with his arms raised just before two shots are heard. The deputies are on administrative leave. (John Davenport/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

2nd video gives 'clear view' of Texas shooting

SAN ANTONIO -- A second video has emerged that gives authorities a "very clear view" of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

The remains of a structure lost to a wildfire days earlier are seen in this aerial view near still green fields Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, near Chelan, Wash. The complex of fires burning throughout the area are the largest in state history. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Largest wildfire in Washington state history

SEATTLE- Crews battling the largest array of wildfires in Washington state history gained more ground against the flames on Tuesday, as property assessors reported the deadly conflagration had destroyed more than 170 homes and dozens of other structures.

Conservative leader Stephen Harper speaks during a campaign stop at a steel manufacturer in Burlington, Ont., on Sept. 1, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Canadian economy rebounding: Harper

What's a few bad months ahead of an election? That summed up Stephen Harper's approach Tuesday to new Statistics Canada data showing the country fell into a technical recession in the first half of the year.

A male teenager was airlifted to a Toronto hospital in serious condition August 27 after his car collided with a dump truck on Yonge Street, just north of County Road 89, in Innisfil. The truck burst into flames; the truck driver was able to escape injury. MIRIAM KING/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Charges pending in Yonge Street crash

INNISFIL – An Innisfil teenager airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre with arm and leg injuries after the car he was driving crossed Yonge Street and struck a fully-loaded dump truck at County Road 89 Thursday afternoon is expected to make a full recovery, South Simcoe police say.

Maher Arar. (Sebastien St-Jean/Postmedia Network File Photo)

Maher Arar's alleged torturer charged

The RCMP is laying a torture charge against a former Syrian military intelligence officer for alleged involvement in the brutal treatment of Ottawa telecommunications engineer Maher Arar.

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