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Bail conditions unchanged in fatal crash case

LINDSAY — The bail conditions of a City of Kawartha Lakes woman charged in connection with a fatal crash in the northwestern corner of the municipality remain the same after an application to change them was withdrawn in Lindsay Ontario Court of Justice on Monday.

Erick Tello Arias, 23, was stabbed to death Monday, May 23, 2016 in Wasaga Beach. (GoFundMe)

Fatal stabbing arrest

WASAGA BEACH – A local man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Caledon man on the May-24 weekend.

The WayHome Festival at Burl's Creek, just north of Barrie, brought in more than 35,000 people. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Noise focus of OMB testimony

About a half-hour into Tuesday's Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing considering a temporary zoning bylaw at Burl's Creek Event Grounds, board chair Richard Makuch had already had enough of the various parties around the table.

SUBMITTED Local lawyer Steve Rastin recently received the John A. McLeish Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. He is pictured with Maia Bent, president of association, who presented him with the award.

Local lawyer 'humbled' by award

Is law a profession that tries to make the world a better place or is it simply a commodity? Local trial lawyer Steve Rastin believes it's the former.

Curtis Vey arrives at court in Prince Albert, Sask., on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The father of an NHL player and his alleged lover have pleaded not guilty to charges that they plotted to murder their spouses in Saskatchewan. Curtis Vey, the father of Vancouver Canucks forward Linden Vey, and Angela Nicholson, who each face two charges of conspiracy to commit murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jennifer Graham

Man accused in murder plot says it was just talk

Curtis Vey, the Wakaw man on trial for conspiring to kill his wife and his girlfriend's husband, told a police officer that when he discussed giving sleeping pills to his wife and potentially setting their house on fire once she fell asleep, it was just talk — not a plan he intended on carrying out.

Canadian Blake Leibel is accused of torturing and murdering his girlfriend Iana Kasian in Los Angeles. (Facebook)

Toronto heir could face death penalty in U.S.

A Canadian accused of torturing, disfiguring and ultimately killing his girlfriend in their West Hollywood apartment last week could be put to death by the state of California if convicted because of the gruesome nature of his alleged crime.

Local Ottawa high school students look at plain cigarette packaging examples, on World No Tobacco Day, prior to meeting with Minister of Health Jane Philpott in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Philpott officially launched public consultations on plain packaging requirements for tobacco products. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Feds seek input on plain tobacco packaging

The federal government plans to consult Canadians about how best to implement measures to curb smoking that include requiring plain packaging for tobacco products, Health Minister Jane Philpott said Tuesday.

Former Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Hunter Tootoo

Tootoo leaving Cabinet, Liberal caucus

Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo, citing “addiction issues,” has resigned from the federal cabinet and is leaving the Liberal caucus.Dominic LeBlanc, the government’s House leader, will assume Tootoo’s cabinet responsibilities.A statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office says Tootoo is “taking time to seek treatment for addiction issues.

A man watches a TV news program reporting about a missile launch of North Korea, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland. The letters read on top left, "Fail, North Korea's Musudan missile." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korea: North Korea missile launch failed

A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

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