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Man in his 20s injured after Scarborough shooting

Toronto Police

A male victim believed to be in his 20s is suffering from serious injuries after a shooting took place in Scarborough’s Golden Mile area on Thursday night. Officers were called to the area of Eglinton and Pharmacy avenues at around 10 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police said they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was subsequently taken to a trauma centre in non-life-threatening condition. No information on any possible suspects has been released in connection with this case. Roads have been blocked off inRead More

New vape packaging rules ‘grey’: Saskatoon vape shop manager

Brennden MacKenzie

A Saskatoon vape shop manager wants more clarity when it comes to new rules for vape product packaging. The federal government recently passed legislation that will restrict how vaping products are sold, labelled, manufactured and promoted. The new bill will ban companies from promoting “confectionery” vape-juice flavours — which include flavours pertaining to desserts and soft drinks that are believed to appeal to youth. “The wording is grey. It’s basically saying candy flavours, but would that mean orange juice, apple juice? Or would it mean pop drinks, like Coca-Cola?” BrenndenRead 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

Jets falter early on, Vegas nabs series lead

Marc-Andre Fleury

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:11PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:15PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights protected their newly gained home-ice advantage on Wednesday night beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2. The Golden Knights speedy centre, Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring by blazing past Jacob Trouba and slipping it past Connor Hellebuyck. The Jets responded in the second period as Mark Scheifele scored his 13th goal of the playoffs to tie it at one goal apiece. The lead however, did not last for longRead More

Stabbing at Victoria Park Station sends male victim to hospital

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Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:31PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:25PM EDT A man has been taken to a trauma centre with a lower body injury after a stabbing took place at Victoria Park Station on Tuesday night. The incident occurred on the eastbound platform of the subway station at around 8:30 p.m. The male victim was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Toronto Paramedics said. Toronto police said a suspect wanted in connection with the incident fled the sceneRead More

Non-Indigenous professor gets go-ahead to teach residential schools course

Mount Saint Vincent

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:08PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:14PM ADT HALIFAX — A non-Aboriginal history professor has been given the green light to teach a residential schools course at Mount Saint Vincent University, despite objections from some who say the course should be the purview of Indigenous academics. The Halifax school says a meeting was held Tuesday at the request of Dr. Martha Walls, who developed the course. The discussion included history department leaders, faculty, school administration and the senior adviser toRead More

Howie Mandel says comedy festival bigger than Gilbert Rozon

Howie Mandel

MONTREAL – Howie Mandel says Montreal’s Just For Laughs will move forward without founder Gilbert Rozon, stressing the comedy festival is not about one person. The Canadian-born comedian led an investor group that acquired the festival in March after it was put up for sale. The new owners include U.S. talent agency ICM Partners. Just For Laughs was rocked last fall after several women came forward with allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against Rozon, who was also majority stakeholder. Mandel tells The Canadian Press the comedy festival isRead More

Gas leak causes explosion in eastern Montreal

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CTV Montreal Published Friday, May 11, 2018 4:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 4:17PM EDT A gas leak caused an explosion in a home in the Mercier borough in eastern Montreal Friday afternoon. Énergir, previously known as Gaz Métro, said it sent an employee to site at Taillon and Sainte-Claire around noon after a natural gas pipe was damaged during construction work. According to spokesperson Maude Hébert, the Énergir employee suffered a “very slight burn” at the time of the explosion. Firefighters rushed to the scene where theyRead More

Ban on owning animals, probation for B.C. breeder guilty of animal cruelty

Ban on owning animals, probation for B.C. breeder guilty of animal cruelty

A woman in Surrey, B.C. has been found guilty of causing distress to animals more than two years after her breeding and boarding facility was raided by the BC SPCA and dozens of animals were seized. The animal welfare agency confiscated more than 80 animals, mostly cats, from Ivy Zhou’s business in Surrey’s Cloverdale area in February 2016. The BC SPCA said all of the animals required medical treatment and some of them were in critical distress and had to be euthanized as a result. Adrian Walton, a veterinarian whoRead More

Police identify type of vehicle involved in deadly hit-and-run

The OPP has released more information about the vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Springwater Township. Police say the vehicle that struck and killed a 28-year-old Springwater Township man on Saturday is a 2011 to 2013 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle is believed to have damage to the front end and passenger side. The damage includes a broken headlight. The OPP says the victim was crossing County Road 53 near Carson Road, just before 6 a.m. According to police, the driver fled the scene. The vehicle was last seen headedRead More