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Horwath would not permit Ontario corner stores to sell beer, wine

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:16PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:36PM EDT THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Horwath said there’s no need to allow convenience stores to carry the products — a perennially favoured if never-implemented idea that once helped propel the Liberals to office in the mid-1980s. “I’m going to be straightRead More

Nearly a quarter of Ontario opioid prescriptions exceeded guidelines: Study

TORONTO — Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017. Researchers say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid prescriptions in Ontario during that time had a daily dose of more than 50 milligram morphine equivalents. That’s more than the threshold set last year for North American physicians treating chronic non-cancer pain with opioids like oxycodone, hydromorphone and the fentanyl patch. The year-old guidelines suggest opioids be restricted to less than the equivalent of 90 milligrams ofRead More

Winnipeg Jets beat Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

Winnipeg Jets beat Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:01PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:06PM EDT WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien each had a goal and an assist as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference final. Patrik Laine and Joel Armia also scored for Winnipeg, while Blake Wheeler added three assists. Connor Hellebuyck made 19 saves for the Jets. Brayden McNabb and William Karlsson replied for the expansion Knights, whoRead More

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ debuts, brings Millennium Falcon to Hollywood

Solo: A Star Wars Story debuts in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood played host Thursday evening to a few more scoundrels than usual for the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The film tells the story of the early years of smuggler Han Solo, who was played by Harrison Ford in seven films in the “Star Wars” franchise. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo and Donald Glover as a Lando Calrissian, both actors playing younger versions of the characters made famous by the original “Star Wars” trilogy. “Solo” also features fan favourites Chewbacca and theRead More

Ambassador Bridge owners lose court battle in Michigan

CTV Windsor: Gordie Howe bridge

The owners of the Ambassador Bridge have suffered another legal blow in their attempt stop construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Michigan Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling against the Maroun family. Michigan has begun expropriation of the 20 Maroun-owned properties in Delray, Michigan. That’s where the Gordie Howe bridge will touch down stateside. Lawyers for the Michigan Department of Transportation successfully argued the owners of the Ambassador Bridge missed a one-year statute for claims by failing to file a timely notice following the 2012Read More

US$325,000 ‘Iron Man’ suit disappears from L.A. movie prop facility

Iron Man

LOS ANGELES – Police are investigating the disappearance of an expensive “Iron Man” suit from a Los Angeles movie prop storage facility. Los Angeles police Officer Christopher No said Wednesday a police report was filed Tuesday and that the suit’s estimated value is US$325,000. The suit apparently went missing from the facility in the Pacoima neighbourhood between February and April 25. KCBS-TV first reported the investigation and says the crimson-and-gold costume was used in the 2008 “Iron Man” film, which starred Robert Downey Jr. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews andRead More

Stamp out Hunger food drive

Stamp out Hunger food drive

Sault Ste. Marie Canada Post employees to pick up food donations in support of the local soup kitchen. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

No apology from Nova Scotia premier to teen cleared in privacy-breach case

Stephen McNeil

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is not offering an apology to a 19-year-old man who was arrested after allegedly breaching the province’s freedom-of-information website. Police dropped the case against the young man on Monday, saying there was no criminal intent and “no grounds to lay charges.” McNeil initially referred to the man’s actions as “stealing,” but has since backed away from such strong language. On Tuesday he was asked about opposition calls for an apology for his early characterization of what occurred. McNeil wouldn’t address an apology directly,Read More

Man who died behind wall in women’s washroom at Calgary mall climbed into vent

Body found in Calgary mall washroom

Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:44PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:17PM EDT CALGARY — Police say a man whose body was found inside a wall in a women’s washroom in a downtown Calgary mall died accidentally after he crawled into a vent behind a toilet and got stuck. “The victim’s motivation for crawling inside the wall is unknown at this time,” police said Wednesday. His body was found on Monday morning by a maintenance worker who was called to fix a toiletRead More

Ottawa police confirm fatality in Russell Road crash

Collision on Russell Road

CTV Ottawa Published Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:26PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:40PM EDT Ottawa police are looking into a serious crash that has left one person dead and closed a stretch of road in the city’s south-east. It is being described as a head-on crash taking place around 4:26 p.m. at Russell Road and Southvale Crescent. Paramedics say a 76-year-old man was found in cardiac arrest, and that an 82-year-old man and 73-year-old woman suffered serious injuries. Russell Road remains closed between Walkley and St. LaurentRead More