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‘Shark Tank’ judge Kevin O’Leary involved in Ontario boating crash that left 2 dead

O'Leary confirmed that he was involved in the crash in a statement to TMZ, which broke the story Tuesday.
Smoke and fire fill the air July 19, 2017 in and around Cache Creek, as forest fires rage in western Canada.

A Canadian firefighter says his human rights were violated because he wasn’t given vegan food while fighting wildfires

Adam Knauff, 40, alleged that he was discriminated against, suspended, and ultimately docked pay in 2017 after he stood up for his "rights."
Ontario police released surveillance footage showing a suspect they said posed as a deliveryman before shooting a woman with a crossbow concealed inside the box.

A woman answered her door to an apparent deliveryman carrying a large box. Police say he shot her with a crossbow concealed inside.

Canadian police officers are asking for help identifying the person who shot a woman with a crossbow after posing as a deliveryman.
A woman smokes a joint on the day Canada legalizes recreational marijuana at Trinity Bellwoods Park, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 17, 2018.

Canada’s rocky legal-marijuana rollout has been plagued by product shortages, out-of-control lines, and distribution issues — and people a...

Canada's rollout of legal marijuana has been rocky. In Toronto, Canada's most populous city, the black market has seen "new life breathed into it."
Not Samantha Stevenson's hands or crystal ball.

A woman has been charged with pretending to be a witch and allegedly scamming a man out of $600,000

Police in the York region of Ontario have charged a woman with pretending to practice witchcraft, fraud, and possession of property obtained by crime.
Jagmeet Singh, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, poses for a picture in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, on July 13, 2017.

One of the world’s largest basic income experiments was abruptly shortened — now a Canadian political leader is trying to restart it

Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, is calling for the federal government to fund the rest of Ontario's canceled basic income pilot.

An ambitious basic income experiment started by a major Silicon Valley tech accelerator has been delayed

Y Combinator's study to provide basic income to selected participants for five years has been delayed after a pilot program took a lot longer than anticipated. Now, Y Combinator hopes to start the study by mid-2019, and it has partnered with the University of Michigan to oversee the process.

The first major basic income trial in the US just announced how it plans to give away free money

The Stockton program will provide 100 residents with $500 each month for the duration of the trial. Recipients do not need to be working during the 18-month pilot, and there are no restrictions on how the money can be used.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford reacts during his unofficial swearing in ceremony in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2018.

‘I feel very betrayed’: Basic-income recipients react to one of the world’s largest experiments suddenly being canceled

To 4,000 Ontario residents living near the poverty line, a basic-income pilot project started last summer was a lifeline. But a new government suddenly canceled the program, leaving some of the recipients in shock.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford reacts during his unofficial swearing in ceremony in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2018.

A Canadian province just killed one of the world’s largest basic income pilot projects

Ontario's new premier, Doug Ford, killed its three-year basic income project only a year into the pilot. The move left recipients of the stipend shocked.