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Wee Willie, relaxed at his home near the Wiarton Library, Aug. 3. Photo by Zoe Kessler/Wiarton Echo

"Wee Willie" ready to take on top job: caretaker

Gord Glover says he doesn't have a shadow of a doubt that Wee Willie – the three-year-old “understudy” of the recently departed Wiarton Willie – is ready to take on the starring role as Canada's most-famous weather prognosticating groundhog.

The GM CAMI assembly factory parking lot sits empty as employees walk the picket line in Ingersoll, Ont., on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Ont. GM plant to lay off at least 255 workers

Layoff notices have been handed out to hundreds of workers at the General Motors transmission-making factory in St. Catharines, Ont., as effects spread from a strike that started Sunday at GM’s CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont.

Justin Trudeau and Mark Hammill.

Star Wars fans go nuts over Trudeau tweet

You don't often see Luke Skywalker showing interest in a world leader's sartorial choices. Let alone their socks. But it's not everyday that the Prime Minister of Canada wears wookie socks to a major function.

Workers use a crane to lift a segment of a new fence into place on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico, where Sunland Park, New Mexico, meets the Anapra neighbourhood of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on March 30, 2017. (Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)

Calif. sues to prevent border wall

California's attorney general sued the Trump administration Wednesday over its plan to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing it's overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

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