3 current events in the news today


Commuters prepare for chaos ahead of first phase of Riverside Vista Project

Riverside Drive

It’s a project that’s been in the works for more than a decade. Windsor city council approved the $6.3-million contract to Amico Infrastructures to rebuild Riverside Drive from Lauzon Road to Riverdale Avenue and it’s set to begin Monday. “This is going to take some time to complete, but…we’ll keep moving forward over time. It’ll be a little hassle, but the hassle will be worth it at the end of the day, said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. Residents are already preparing for slowdowns. “It’s going to be quite frustrating andRead More

Hospital officials still looking for funding for a second cath table

Hospital officials still looking for funding for a second cath table

Officials at Windsor Regional Hospital are still looking for funding for a second table at the catheterization lab. President and CEO David Musyj says tells CTV News the funding was promised four years ago. “To say we are in 2018 and we haven’t moved ahead is a big disappointment,” says Musyj. The first cath table was installed at WRH in 2005, and was replaced in March. WRH says the lab, inside the Ouellette campus performs around three thousand operations every year. Musyj says that number could double if the provincialRead More

76ers GM Bryan Colangelo denies blasting star players, others via Twitter accounts

Bryan Colangelo

Philadelphia 76ers general manager and former Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. The Ringer asked the team about five Twitter accounts it suspected the GM was operating. Colangelo said in a statement that he used one of theRead More

Cyclists near Seattle tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

Washington cougar attack

SEATTLE – The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran off. It wasn’t enough, authorities said. As they stood trying to catch their breath, the cougar returned, biting one of them on the head and shaking him, Capt. Alan Myers of the Washington DepartmentRead More

Police make major drug bust, seize $200K in drugs, cash

Drugs arrest

CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 11:58AM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00PM CST Winnipeg Police Service, along with RCMP, carried out search warrants at a pair of homes in the East St. Paul and Lord Roberts areas Friday.  They arrested two men, who were taken into custody.  At a house in the 100 block of Eagle Creek Drive in East St. Paul police found one kilogram of cocaine worth $60,000, $45,000 in cash, two bulletproof vests, ammunition, cutting agents, money counters and multiple cellphones. During aRead More

Border agents diverted to help with asylum influx; union fears travel delays

Windsor border

Border security officers are being diverted from across Canada, including Windsor, to help with an anticipated spike in the number of asylum seekers crossing irregularly into Quebec. The Canada Border Services Agency has sent memos to members across the country advising them that agents from other regions will be sent to Quebec to alleviate pressures caused by the influx of refugee claimants coming across the Canada-U.S. border at unofficial entry points. Jean-Pierre Fortin, national president of the Customs and Immigration Union, says this will lead to delays at major airportsRead More

Hall of Fame coach Clare Drake dead at 89


Hall of Fame hockey coach Clare Drake died at the age of 89 Sunday morning. He was the University of Alberta’s Golden Bears coach for 28 years, winning six national titles and 17 conference championships. Drake was the most successful coach in college hockey history. The coach was inducted in the hockey hall of fame in 2017. The Golden Bears arena was named after Drake in 1990.   It is a sad day for Golden Bears Hockey. Last night we lost Coach Drake. At this time we would like toRead More

Amid new approach to military justice, Sajjan pledges to ‘aggressively’ handle offenders

Amid new approach to military justice, Sajjan pledges to 'aggressively' handle offenders

OTTAWA – As the federal defence minister prepares to reform the military justice system by putting a new focus on victims’ rights, Harjit Sajjan is vowing to “aggressively” handle offenders. Speaking to Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period, about the military’s latest efforts to tackle misconduct within its ranks, Sajjan said he wants to make sure victims are looked after throughout the process, bringing the way the Forces handle these cases more in line with the civilian justice system. “We have a zero-tolerance policy on this and we willRead More

Whiteout Viewing Party tickets on sale for away games

Viewing party

The Winnipeg Jets will be continuing the tradition of opening up Bell MTS Place to fans during away games the team announced Saturday. Games 3 and 4 will see the Jets travel to Las Vegas to take on the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Loyal Jets fans have come in droves to cheer on their beloved team, watching them from the jumbotron, a tradition started in Round 2 against the Nashville Predators.  Tickets will be priced at $10 each for reserved seating and fans in attendance will receive a ‘WeRead More

Getting to know the candidates in Barrie-Innisfil

Getting to know the candidates in Barrie-Innisfil

Adam Ward and Beatrice Vaisman, CTV Barrie Published Friday, May 11, 2018 7:10PM EDT While a lot of political attention has been on the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, the city has a second riding that the ruling Liberals arguably have more to lose in. Liberal incumbent Ann Hoggarth has represented the people of Barrie since 2014 when she snuck in a victory in what had been a conservative stronghold in recent years. With the city now split into two separate ridings, Hoggarth has chosen Barrie-Innisfil as the spot she wants toRead More