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Police pull over man with eight separate lifetime driving bans

MONO, Ont. - Provincial police say they’ve charged a man who was allegedly driving despite having eight separate lifetime bans from driving.

They say an officer saw a vehicle speeding on a road in Mono, Ont., on Tuesday, and pulled him over.

Police say the officer then realized that the Toronto man has numerous criminal prohibitions from driving.

Minassian makes brief appearance as court grapples with murder trial logistics

TORONTO–Lawyers say they are close to finalizing details that would allow a trial by Zoom for a man who killed 10 people when he drove a rental van down a busy Toronto sidewalk.

Alek Minassian faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder in connection with the April 2018 incident.

Officials find no threat of tsunami in B.C. after Alaska earthquake

VICTORIA - An earthquake in Alaska caused officials to assess the possibility of a tsunami in British Columbia on Monday before they determined there was no threat.

The 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula, prompting tsunami warnings for a vast swath of communities in the northern U.S. state.

Asbestos, Que. chooses new name

ASBESTOS, Que.–The Quebec town synonymous with the cancer-causing fibre asbestos has voted for a new name: Val-des-Sources. Mayor Hugues Grimard said Monday night during a live-streamed council meeting that Val-des-Sources won with 51.5 per cent of the vote after three rounds.

“It’s a name that represents our area, and especially, it’s inspiring for the future,” he said.