Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

 

Schuurmans’ to complete Canadian milk tour in Bettina’s memory

Schuurmans’ to complete Canadian milk tour in Bettina’s memory

On Wednesday, Hank Schuurmans once again began his cross-Canada journey to raise awareness of the Canadian dairy industry. Hank and his wife Bettina Schuurmans were doing the same trip back in July when they were involved in a collision with a semi-trailer truck. Bettina died as a result of the crash. Hank has since recovered from his injuries and is walking with crutches now. This time, Hank’s daughters Lize and Emily are joining him on the journey to complete the Canadian milk tour in Bettina’s memory. The goal is toRead More


British Airways flight from London to Calgary makes unscheduled stop in Nunavut

British Airways - emergency landing London-Calgary

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:34PM MDT Last Updated Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:36PM MDT A flight scheduled to arrive at Calgary International Airport Wednesday evening made an emergency landing in Iqaluit. British Airways flight BA103 departed London’s Heathrow Airport at 6:29 p.m. local time but the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner made an unscheduled stop at Iqualuit Airport in Iqaluit, Nunavut where emergency vehicles awaited the aircraft. The passengers will spend the night in Iqaluit as the airline has scheduled a flight from Iqaluit Airport to Calgary International Airport on Thursday.Read More


A bylaw too far: Is Halifax’s effort to curb smoking feasible?

A bylaw too far: Is Halifax's effort to curb smoking feasible?

CTV Atlantic Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:43PM ADT Last Updated Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:09PM ADT A day after Halifax recommitted to one of the toughest anti-smoking bylaws in Canada, questions are still swirling about how it will be enforced and whether it can be enforced at all. Tobacco smoking is included in a bylaw that also prohibits cannabis smoking on city property. Some people are wondering if council’s blowing hot air. Bill and Wendy Gray of Saint John, N.B., were enjoying a final day of vacation Wednesday asRead More


News photographer leads restoration on totem pole outside CTV

News photographer leads restoration on totem pole outside CTV

The totem pole that has been standing outside CTV Edmonton for 28 years is being rejuvenated —by one of CTV’s own. John Hanson is a news photographer for the station, but for the next couple of weeks he will restore a piece of Edmonton history. The totem pole he’s working on is the station’s second. It was commissioned in the late 1980s to replace the original Sunwapta totem pole, erected by the founder of Sunwapta Broadcasting, G.R.A. “Dick” Rice. “Mr. Rice, he had a great fondness for First Nations, generally,Read More


Family arrivals surge at U.S.-Mexico border in August

U.S.-Mexico border

Elliott Spagat, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:23PM EDT SAN DIEGO — The Border Patrol arrested dramatically more immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border in August compared to previous months in a spike that a Trump administration official said Wednesday was the result of legal loopholes allowing parents and children to avoid immediate deportation to their homelands in Central America. The number of families arriving at the Mexico border reached 15,955, said Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. Families accounted for about one-third of people whoRead More


Tractor trailer rear ends vehicle in fiery Highway 401 crash: OPP

Tractor trailer rear ends vehicle in fiery Highway 401 crash: OPP

CTV London Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:33PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:13AM EDT Chatham-Kent OPP say a tractor trailer rear ended a vehicle in a fiery crash on Highway 401 near Kenesserie Road. Police responded to the multi-vehicle collision on around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Investigation revealed traffic had stopped on Highway 401 in the end queue while entering the construction zone. Police say a westbound tractor trailer failed to stop and collided into the rear of a stopped tractor trailer causing it to collide withRead More


Teen pleads guilty to pouring maple syrup on senior during break-in

Teen pleads guilty to pouring maple syrup on senior during break-in

A man accused of breaking into a Barrie home and ransacking it with a friend in 2016 pleaded guilty on Wednesday. The teen, who cannot be identified, admitted in court to being high and drunk in the early morning hours of Dec. 29, 2016, breaking into a Sunnidale home and pouring maple syrup on 97-year-old Jean Knox; who pretended to be asleep. In the agreed statement of facts read in court on Wednesday, the Crown Attorney told the court “She was fearful for her safety. She was unable to leaveRead More


P.E.I. scraps business immigration program criticized for oversight problems

P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan

Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:16PM EDT CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is scrapping a controversial business immigration program which prompted federal investigations alleging hundreds of applicants never settled on the Island. The provincial government said Wednesday it will no longer accept applications from immigrants looking to set up a business on the Island in the entrepreneur stream of the Provincial Nominee Program. The immigration program has faced criticism for granting permanent residency status — a coveted step towards full citizenship — before businesses wereRead More


International Judo Federation Hall of Fame names first Canadian inductee

Nicolas Gill

MONTREAL — Nicolas Gill is set to become the first Canadian inducted into the International Judo Federation Hall of Fame. The Montreal native will enter the Hall of Fame on Sept. 18 before the world championship in Baku, Azerbaijan. A four-time Olympian, Gill won bronze in Barcelona in 1992 and silver in Sydney in 2000. He was flag-bearer for Canada at the opening ceremony for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Gill, 46, also won three world championship medals. “I didn’t realize how others perceived me,” Gill said. “For me, I hadRead More


Quebec’s French-only road signs to be replaced with pictograms

Quebec's French-only road signs to be replaced with pictograms

Many road signs in Quebec will be speaking the language of pictures by the end of the year as the province moves to replace French words with pictograms. The move, which comes after a petition for bilingual signs was tabled last year at the National Assembly, is done with safety in mind. Quebec’s Charter of the French Language prevent the province from putting English on signage, unless “no symbol or pictograph exists that satisfies the requirements of health or public safety.” “This is all about safety and security for allRead More