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Amazon to open massive distribution centre in Ottawa

Amazon to open massive distribution centre in Ottawa

CTV Ottawa Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:56PM EDT The world’s largest retailer is building a massive new facility in Ottawa’s east end, CTV News has learned. Sources tell CTV News that Amazon will open a massive distribution centre at Boundary Road and Hwy. 417. The facility will be a whopping one million square feet—the largest industrial building ever built in the city. It will sit on a 96-acre property and include 1,000 parking spaces and 99 truck loading bays. In aRead More


Child injured after driver failed to stop for a school bus

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A 10-year-old child was injured Wednesday morning after she was struck by a car that failed to stop for school bus in Owen Sound. Police say it happened around 8:35 a.m. when a school bus travelling eastbound along Alpha Street stopped at 6th Avenue West to pick up students. All the school bus crossing safety equipment was activated at the time, police said.  According to police, a westbound car proceeded against the safety signals and hit the child as she stepped off the curb. The childs father was present andRead More


Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash on Highway 400

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A man in his 50s is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash on Highway 400. The OPP’s Southern Georgian Bay Detachment and Simcoe County Paramedics responded to the single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of the highway, between Highway 12 and Vasey Road, around 3:15 p.m. on Monday. Investigators say the motorcyclist veered off the road and into the centre median. He was treated at the scene, before being transported to a hospital in Midland. A spokesperson for Ornge Air Ambulance confirms the man was then airlifted to aRead More


Two homes destroyed in pair of Puslinch fires

Two homes destroyed in pair of Puslinch fires

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Monday, May 21, 2018 5:33PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 6:33PM EDT The Puslinch Fire Department had their hands full Sunday dealing with two devastating fires. The first call came into the Puslinch Fire Department around 1 p.m. for an address on Sideroad 10 North. When fire crews arrived the home was fully engulfed in flames. Crews quickly called for back-up from the Rockwood and Guelph fire departments. Approximately 25 firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 45Read More


Saskatoon woman demands change for provincial wheelchair accessibility

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A woman in a wheelchair in Saskatoon is demanding change for wheelchair accessibility in the city and across the province.  For Debbie Windsor, getting around isn’t easy. She’s been in a wheelchair since she was four-years-old and has a rare condition called Osteogenesis imperfecta. Windsor said her disability has been preventing her from going to certain places like the Saskatoon Business College to start her career. “I started looking into that school and where it was and all of that…  And it wasn’t accessible,” Windsor said. Windsor wants to startRead More


Markle chooses Givenchy designer for wedding gown

Markle chooses Givenchy designer for wedding gown

Meredith MacLeod, CTVNews.ca Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:17AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:40AM EDT Meghan Markle’s bridal gown is a long-sleeved, high-neck simple white silk gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller. Waight Keller last year became the first female artistic director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. The gown’s five-metre veil was carried up the steps of St. George’s Chapel by twins Brian and John Mulroney, sons of Ben and Jessica Mulroney. Speculation has raged for months about what Markle would wear. What designerRead More


Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:39AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:41AM EDT The Manitoba government has lifted its 23-year-old ban on alcohol at provincial campgrounds for the May long weekend. The province said the decision to let booze legally flow is due to a significant drop in alcohol-related offences in the years since the ban was introduced. Six Manitoba provincial parks banned drinking on the Victoria Day weekend beginning in 1995. The ban was later expanded to all provincial park campsites. “We know that theRead More


ERCA issues flood outlook for lake erie shoreline areas

Lake Erie shoreline flood outlook

CTV Windsor Published Friday, May 11, 2018 7:50PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 7:58PM EDT Due to high winds in the forecast and predicted lake water elevations, the Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood outlook for Lake Erie shoreline areas.  ERCA says the areas to be potentially impacted is the shoreline in the municipality of Leamington, between Wheatley Harbour and the tip of Point Pelee. This entire shoreline was significantly impacted by waves during the wind storm event that occurred in April. ERCA  says there isRead More


Curious catch: N.S. grocery store displays rare white, blue lobsters

Curious catch: N.S. grocery store displays rare white, blue lobsters

A grocery store in Nova Scotia is currently displaying a pair of curious crustaceans: one white and one blue lobster. “We’re the envy of all the seafood departments around,” Trent MacLean, seafood manager at Sobeys in Pictou, N.S., told CTV Atlantic. The white lobster, which has been named Casper, is the rarer of the two. The odds of catching one are about one in one hundred million. “It’s a white male lobster,” MacLean explained. “It’s about a pound, I would say… It’s got a little tint of blue to it,Read More


Sunday’s Toronto Marathon causes many road closures in the city

Toronto marathon

There will be a number of road closures throughout the day on Sunday as the 24th annual Toronto Marathon takes place. The events will take place throughout the day from North York to the Waterfront. Full marathon and 10 kilometre run will begin at 7:30 a.m. Relay will begin at 7:50 a.m. Five kilometer run will begin at 8 a.m. Half marathon will begin at 8:30 a.m. Five kilometer walk will begin at noon As a result, several road closures will be put in place. Beecroft Road, Elmhurst Avenue toRead More