Saturday, April 21st, 2018

 

Leafs beat Bruins 4-3 as series hits Game 6

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Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:12PM EDT BOSTON — Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 42 saves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday to force a sixth game in their first-round playoff series. Connor Brown and Andreas Johnsson also scored for the Leafs, who still trail the Bruins 3-2 in their Eastern Conference quarter-final going into Monday’s Game 6 back in Toronto. Noel Acciari, with a goal and anRead More


17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

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BEIJING — Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday. The boats were practicing Saturday for a race in the Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident happened, said the fire department of the city of Guilin, capital of Guangxi region. It was not immediately clear what caused the boats to capsize. The fire department said on its official account on the social media site Sina Weibo that search efforts ended late Saturday and 17 people had been confirmed dead.Read More


Woman rescued after saving dog from North Saskatchewan River

Woman rescued after saving dog from North Saskatchewan River

An Edmonton woman nearly fell through the North Saskatchewan River after she rescued her dog on Saturday afternoon. Derek and Kateryna Sehn were walking their dogs at Dawson Park, just north of the river in the downtown area, when they heard people screaming. “You could see the dog hanging on the edge of the ice and it was starting to panic and so the woman we helped dove in to help the dog,” Derek Sehn told CTV News. The Sehns quickly sprang into action. They took the woman’s dog andRead More


Doug Ford appoints Doug Downey to run in Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte

Doug Downey

Ontario PC Leader, Doug Ford has appointed Doug Downey as the candidate for the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte. Downey is a lawyer based in Orillia and has served as a Progressive Conservative organizer in Simcoe County for a number of years.  “Things have moved quickly in the last 24 hours and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be the candidate for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte and hold the Liberals to account,” Downey told CTV News. This announcement comes a day after local Tories expressed concerns that the party would parachute someone intoRead More


Prolonged winter still causing delays on sports fields in Calgary

Prolonged winter still causing delays on sports fields in Calgary

Children who are all itching to get outside and play their favourite sports will need to wait a little longer as many fields are still closed; an unfortunate side effect of Calgary’s long hard winter. A number of leagues have already sent out letters to parents, indicating that they have had to cancel games and re-schedule the start of their seasons. Rajat Karval, the vice-president of the Calgary and District Cricket League, says that the extended winter has meant more work for them. “We’ve had to do more maintenance tasksRead More


Vancouver park closed after damage from 4-20 event: board chairman

Vancouver park closed after damage from 4-20 event: board chairman

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:02PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:49PM EDT VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Parks Board says it has to close a popular park because of damage caused during an annual cannabis celebration, but pot advocates are disputing the blame. Parks Board chairman Stuart Mackinnon says staff will need about 10 weeks to repair the damage to Sunset Beach Park, which hosted about 40,000 people at the 4-20 celebration on Friday. He says although organizers made efforts to reduce damage this year,Read More


Sex work, drugs, and pharmacare: What Liberals want in 2019 platform

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HALIFAX – Come 2019, Liberal members think the party should implement a national pharmacare program and champion the decriminalization of both low-level drug possession and sex work. The top five priorities voted by delegates in order are: implementing a pharmacare program; insuring mental health services are covered for all Canadians; decriminalizing drug possession; decriminalizing sex work; and protecting employee pensions. In total, delegates voted to select the top 15 policies, down from 30 at the start of the convention. These will now be sent to the national platform committee forRead More


Restoring faith and confidence, in the wake of a violent attack

Restoring faith and confidence, in the wake of a violent attack

It was a clean-up to restore faith and confidence, as hundreds gathered along Windsor’s Ganachio Trail. The trail was the scene of a violent attack back in October. 75 year old Anne Widholm was on her daily walk when a man approached her and beat her. On Saturday, the community came together to show support for the senior who remains in hospital in critical condition and do a little clean-up as a way to show the trail is still a safe space. Laurie Harrison helped to organize the community clean-upRead More


WISE Olympics

WISE Olympics

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Alana Everson: More than 120 girls in grades four to seven come together for the Women In Science and Engineeri Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


CTV Ottawa wins Best TV Newscast Award

CTV News Ottawa

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, April 21, 2018 6:22PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:58PM EDT CTV Ottawa was recognized at the Radio-Television Digital News Association of Canada awards Saturday taking home two of the top prizes. The station was awarded the “Bert Cannings” Award for Best TV Newscast in a large market for the “Live in the floodzone” coverage last spring. In addition, Joel Haslam’s piece on the untold story of Oscar Peterson’s World Famous “Canadiana Suite” won the Hugh Haugland Award for excellence in video. Haslam sharesRead More