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Solitary confinement under scrutiny as Ottawa moves to limit use of controversial practice

By Gareth Hampshire Locked up in solitary for 43 days last year at the Edmonton Institution, Matthew Hamm’s only view of the world outside his cell was through a mail slot. The practice of segregating inmates for long stretches is set to change as Canada attempts to fall in line with new United Nations rules introduced in 2015. Click for Full Story:

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‘It was painful’: How wireless startup Sugar Mobile is struggling to stay alive

By Aaron Saltzman Sugar Mobile — an upstart provider offering wireless plans for as little as $19 a month — lost 80 to 90 per cent of its subscribers when the CRTC sided with Rogers and ordered it off the big telco’s network. But a call to review that decision has thrown Sugar a lifeline, boosting hopes for more competition in Canada’s wireless sector. Click for Full Story:

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Is Prince Charles misunderstood?

By Janet Davison Prince Charles, who arrives in Canada Thursday for a three-day visit, has been labelled an old fogey and mocked for talking to plants, but the heir to the throne has also become a keen environmentalist and social entrepreneur seen by some as well ahead his time. Click for Full Story:

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Screening of police charges could help clear crowded courts, study says

By Mike Crawley Nearly half of all criminal charges in Ontario are withdrawn or tossed out before trial, according to new research, prompting calls for reforms to how charges are laid. Click for Full Story:

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Desperate measures: Families of drug-addicted teens running out of options

By Julie Ireton Sean and Tamara O’Leary broke the law to save their 16-year-old daughter, who’d recently relapsed, and was on the hunt for more drugs. That’s when they realized just how helpless they were to save her. Click for Full Story:

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‘A full day, we cried here’: Neighbours weep for 2 ‘gentle’ boys killed in Mississauga crash

By Laura Fraser A small Mississauga neighbourhood is mourning the loss of two boys, 13 and 5, who were killed in a car crash just 10 minutes from their home on Sunday night. Click for Full Story:

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