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Alberta town divided over program to kill feral rabbits at $300 a pop

Alberta town divided over program to kill feral rabbits at $300 a pop

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Monday, July 16, 2018 8:22PM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 16, 2018 8:40PM EDT An Alberta town remains divided over a controversial program to kill feral rabbits at a cost of nearly $300 per bunny. Ten years ago, the Town of Canmore had an estimated 2,000 feral rabbits. They were former pets that had been breeding outdoors for decades in the tourist town near Banff. In 2012, Canmore began trapping and euthanizing the rabbits because biologists believed that they were attracting dangerous wildlife like cougars, bears andRead More


‘Bridging North America’ to design and build cable-stayed Gordie Howe Bridge

Gordie Howe Bridge concept cable-stayed

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:36AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:58AM EDT The builder who will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit was announced today in Windsor, Ont. The preferred proponent ‘Bridging North America’ will soon start construction on an 853 metre cable-stayed span, being touted by Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority officials as the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. WDBA communications director Mark Butler says “it’s going to be as tall as the Ren Center,” one of mostRead More


Renovation work halted after shards of glass fall onto busy sidewalk

falling glass

Renovations on a historical downtown building have been suspended since authorities were alerted to some public safety concerns. On Tuesday, pedestrians dodged shards of glass falling from the two-storey building as a worker hammered away at the window panes above. “I’m really grateful to the pedestrians who called this incident in,” Labour Minister Christina Gray said. She said occupational health and safety officers visited the building on 100 Street north of Jasper Avenue, and ordered the employer to conduct a hazard assessment and prove the site is safe before workRead More


5 things to know on CTVNews.ca on Wednesday, June 6, 2018: Canadian Armed Forces, G7 summit, male doula

The Canadian Armed Forces is asking for members to return some gear, in a move that is drawing intense criticism from the Conservative Party. 1. Returning gear: CTV News has learned that the Canadian Armed Forces is ordering members to return rucksacks and sleeping bag kits due to a “shortfall of equipment” with the gear needed for redistribution. 2. G7 anger: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the rest of the G7 leaders are planning to confront U.S. President Donald Trump over his controversial tariff decisions on the opening day ofRead More


Figure skating champion Zagitova gets dog for gold

Alina Zagitova

MOSCOW — Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova has been given a Japanese akita dog in a ceremony involving Japan’s prime minister. Zagitova said at this year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that she had fallen in love with the akita breed — which she calls a “devoted friend” — while training before the Games. Her parents said they would consider having a dog if she won in Japan. Japanese dog enthusiasts then rallied round to send the 16-year-old skater the puppy, named Masaru, or “victory”. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and hisRead More


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


College football player in Japan bows in shame over tackle

Miyagawa

Stephen Wade and Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:10AM EDT TOKYO — A college football player in Japan has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team with a late tackle , an incident that has riveted the country for several weeks. In a news conference shown live on television across the country on Tuesday, Taisuke Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it. But he said he should have been stronger and refused the order. The coach,Read More


Man injured while working on vehicle in Dewinton

STARS

Okotoks EMS says a man is in hospital after he was seriously hurt after the vehicle he was working on fell on him. Paramedics were called to a rural property east of Dewinton shortly after 12:00 p.m. for reports of a man being injured. Officials say the man was working on a vehicle at his home and had gotten traipped underneath it when it fell on him. A number of people who found him managed to free him and called 911. STARS flew the victim to Foothill Hospital where heRead More


Marcus Semien powers Oakland Athletics past Toronto Blue Jays 9-2

Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien

TORONTO — Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer as part of a four-run fifth inning as the Oakland Athletics thumped the Toronto Blue Jays 9-2 on Sunday. Semien also drove in Oakland’s (25-22) ninth run of the game. The Athletics have won six of their last seven games and improved to 20-12 in their previous 32 games. Oakland starting pitcher Daniel Mengden (4-4) kept the Blue Jays bats silent. He pitched seven shutout innings while allowing just two hits and one walk. Toronto’s Joe Biagini (0-3) struggled to pitch deepRead More


Canada’s top-ranked female tennis player blames racism for relative obscurity

Canada's top-ranked female tennis player blames racism for relative obscurity

Canada’s top-ranked female tennis player has a troubling theory for why she’s not a household name: racism. Twenty-one-year-old Francoise Abanda made her opinion known after a Twitter user asked why she doesn’t get the same amount of attention as her much-lauded peer, Eugenie Bouchard. “I will never get the same treatment because I am black,” Abanda replied on her verified Twitter account Wednesday. “It’s the truth!” The Montrealer, who turned pro in 2015, is currently ranked 128 by the Women’s Tennis Association. Bouchard sits at 169. Abanda, who climbed aboveRead More