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No defence witnesses or evidence being called in Via terror plot trial
TORONTO - Neither of the two men accused of plotting to derail a passenger train are choosing to call evidence or witnesses in their defence at their trial.
Crown lawyers have spent nearly four weeks presenting their side of the case against Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier, who face multiple terror-related charges in the alleged plot targeting a train travelling from New York to Toronto.



SPORTS NEWS

Toronto Maple Leafs' David Clarkson poses during a photo shoot at training camp in Toronto on Thursday Sept.18, 2014. The Maple Leafs have traded winger David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for injured forward Nathan Horton. THE CANADIAN
Maple Leafs trade David Clarkson to Columbus for winger Nathan Horton
TORONTO - By trading David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Toronto Maple Leafs got out from under the weight of their worst contract as they embark on a rebuilding project.
The Leafs sent Clarkson and his US$5.25-million cap hit for five more seasons to the Columbus Blue Jackets for injured winger Nathan Horton, who has a similar salary and term but could cost nothing on the cap while on long-term injured reserve.



BUSINESS NEWS

Gas prices are shown on a gas station in Beaverton, Ont., on Dec. 20, 2014. Slumping gas prices continue to be a drag on Canada's annual inflation rate, which slowed to 1.0 per cent in January, Statistics Canada said Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives
Plunging gas prices slow January inflation to 1.0%: Statistics Canada
OTTAWA - Slumping gas prices continue to be a drag on Canada's annual inflation rate, which slowed to 1.0 per cent in January, Statistics Canada said Thursday.
The reading followed a rise of 1.5 per cent in December, which was also a deceleration from the previous month. Economists had expected the rate for January to come in at 0.7 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann wins Oscar for work on 'Whiplash'
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann has won an Oscar for his work on the intense drumming film "Whiplash."
The 38-year-old claimed the sound mixing Academy Award along with co-nominees Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley.



HEALTH NEWS

CP NewsAlert: Another child dies after being exposed to bedbug insecticide
EDMONTON - Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide used to kill bedbugs in an apartment in Fort McMurray.
The two-year-old boy had been undergoing treatment in hospital.