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New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry after Australia bars her

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand authorities say Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after organizers said she couldn’t enter Australia. Manning was convicted for leaking U.S. government secrets and would not normally qualify for entry into New Zealand under its good character provisions. But Immigration New Zealand General Manager Steve Stuart said Friday that Manning had been granted a “special direction,” allowing her to apply for a working visa for planned speaking events in Auckland and Wellington. Stuart said the agency noted thatRead More


Boy, 17, charged with first-degree murder in Weston stabbing

Kafi Abshir

Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:23PM EDT A 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in Weston last Friday. Officers were called to a Toronto Community Housing building at 5 Bellevue Crescent, near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue, at about 5 a.m. on Aug. 24. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man suffering from obvious signs of trauma. A male was seen fleeing the scene. Police said thatRead More


Driver flees same ride program twice, found in barn

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A female driver faces driving-related charges after an incident in Huron East. On Aug. 11 at approximately 12:05 a.m., Huron County OPP were conducting a ride check at Front Road and Kinburn Line. A female driver failed to stop for the officers and sped away. No pursuit was given. Shortly after, the same vehicle returned to the area and took off again, police say. The driver collided with a bridge and continued westbound on Front Road. Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle parked at an address near Goderich,Read More


Trudeau expected at funeral today for victim of Toronto shooting

Trudeau expected at funeral today for victim of Toronto shooting

TORONTO – Mourners will gather in east Toronto this morning for the funeral of Reese Fallon, who died in last week’s mass shooting in the city’s Greektown neighbourhood. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory are among those expected to attend the service, which follows a public visitation held Sunday for the 18-year-old. Fallon was among the two people killed and 13 wounded when a gunman charged down Danforth Avenue last Sunday, shooting pedestrians and restaurant-goers. Ten-year-old Julianna Kozis was also killed in the shooting that has leftRead More


Young rockers take the stage at all-girl rock camp

Young rockers take the stage at all-girl rock camp

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:26PM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:40PM CST Young rock stars performed in front of 250 people at The Exchange on Saturday, as part of the finale to their week long rock camp. Girls Rock Regina is a weeklong camp where 29 girls ages 10 to 14 are put into six, four member bands. In just a week, the camp teaches the girls how to play instruments, write song lyrics, record their songs and perform. “Girls rock camp is for female identifying transRead More


Double stabbing near Chinatown, two arrested

Stabbing July 20

CTV Montreal Published Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:50AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:02AM EDT Two men in their twenties were stabbed overnight near Chinatown between Friday and Saturday, according to Montreal police. Four suspects were apprehended after the assault. Police say that one victim is touch-and-go, and the other will survive his serious injuries. The incident occurred around 3:50 a.m. at the intersection of Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Viger Avenue – where an argument between several people degenerated for reasons that are still unknown.  Four people were arrestedRead More


U.S. launches national security investigation against uranium imports

An underground uranium mine owned by Cameco, is shown on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Canada could face a larger trade dispute with the U.S. after the Department of Commerce launched another national security investigation, this time by looking into uranium imports. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the investigation Wednesday, noting U.S. production of uranium for military and electric power has decreased to five per cent of its consumption from 49 per cent in 1987. “The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security will conduct a thorough, fair, and transparent review to determine whether uranium imports threaten to impair national security,” Ross in aRead More


Sorry, commuters: Train officials just can’t guarantee punctuality

Years of weekend commuter train disruptions begin

CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:07PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:50PM EDT Commuters using train service in the Montreal area can’t expect their transit to be on time right now, officials with Exo, the regional train service, say. In a news release Tuesday evening, Exo said that work on the REM light-rail system means they can’t guarantee punctuality on the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines. They say the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Vaudreuil-Hudson and Saint-Jérôme will not be affected. Since June 25, the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines have beenRead More


Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite

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WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born inside the Beltway and has lived there virtually his entire life. “He can still recite the section and seat numbers of the upper deck seats his dad hadRead More


Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Deb Hopkins speaks to a reporter inside the CTV Saskatoon building on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Legal Aid lawyer says six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled in Legal Aid's Saskatoon office. (Angelina Irinici/CTV Saskatoon)

The vice-president of CUPE Local 1949, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan employees, said layoff notices in the Saskatoon office sent shockwaves through staff. Six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled, according to union vice-president and Legal Aid lawyer Deb Hopkins. She also said some duty counsel work, which includes bail hearings and sentencings, is being contracted out to private lawyers. “Obviously, we’re all feeling really terrible,” Hopkins said. Legal Aid SaskatchewanRead More