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Inmate dies after being assaulted in custody at Stony Mountain, two others remain in hospital

Stony Mountain prison

CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 2:19PM CST Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:31PM CST Correctional Service of Canada said an inmate died while in custody at Stony Mountain Institution. Assistant Warden JL Meyer confirmed to CTV News the man who died was one of the inmates who was assaulted Thursday night. Adam Kent Monias, 25, died on Saturday in hospital following the attack. Monias was serving an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder, aggravated assault, and uttering threats to cause death or harm since June 3, 2015.Read More


Van Buskirk and teammates thrilled to compete at home at NACAC championships

Buskirk

TORONTO — Kate Van Buskirk turned down a chance to race the 5,000 metres at the 2015 Pan American Games in her hometown. Instead, she flew to Europe to chase the Olympic standard in the 1,500 metres and came up just short. Passing up that opportunity is one of Van Buskirk’s biggest regrets, and so the 31-year-old from Toronto jumped at the chance to race in the NACAC Championships on Friday night at Varsity Stadium. “I was seeing all the tweets and the photos of the medallists and the standsRead More


Northern Alberta man killed in highway crash near Redwater

A man in his 40s is dead, and a police investigation is underway intothe highway crash that killed him late Friday night. Officers were called to the head-on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 28 and Range Road 200 just after 11 p.m. Friday, July 27. It’s believed a pickup truck heading west collided with a minivan driving in the opposite direction. The driver of the minivan, a 41 year old male from Caslan, Alberta, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Two passengers, a 15-year-old female and 16-year-oldRead More


Over 1,800 migrant children reunited with family members: U.S. officials say

Immigrant children reunited with families

SAN DIEGO – The Trump administration says more than 1,800 children 5 years and older had been reunited with parents or sponsors hours before the deadline. That includes 1,442 children who were returned to parents in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, and another 378 who were released under a variety of other circumstances. But officials say about 700 more remain separated, including 431 whose parents were deported. Those reunions take more time, effort and paperwork as children are returned to Central America. With the court-ordered deadline passed, the federalRead More


Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Onlookers looked in horror as a beloved lighthouse nestled in the St. Lawrence River, just west of Brockville was destroyed by a lightning fire on Monday, July 23. Many felt utterly helpless as they watched from the shoreline as flames brought down the aged structure after a single flash of lightning in stormy weather brought down the 162-year-old landmark. “A few people shed some tears. It was just kind of like a death in the family.” says Mike Milne, an area cottager in the Thousand Islands. The Cole Shoal LighthouseRead 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


Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Hawaii lava

Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 16, 2018 6:21PM EDT HONOLULU — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. A woman in her 20s was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. Three others were in stable condition at a hospital with unspecified injuries. The rest of the passengers suffered burns, scrapes and other superficialRead More


Parts of Windsor-Essex deemed ‘child care desert’ in study

Child care map

Parts of Windsor-Essex are a “child care desert” according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The report says Windsor has the seventh lowest coverage out of 28, with 67 per cent of children living in an area parched for available child care. Across the country, the study suggests 776,000 Canadian children live in areas devoid of available daycare spaces.  Forty four per cent of all school-aged children are living in “child care deserts.” The authors say the report attempts to map, for the first timeRead More


Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More


5 things to know on CTVNews.ca on Wednesday, June 13, 2018: Colorectal cancer, Maxime Bernier, Albert Einstein

A new report is highlighting the astonishing rate of colorectal cancer patients that are diagnosed after the cancer has spread to different parts of their bodies. Plus, a Canadian gay rights activist is being honoured for his fight for equality. 1. Cancer diagnosis: A new report says that nearly half of all colorectal cancers in Canada are diagnosed after they’ve spread in the body, despite the numerous screening programs offered across the country that can detect the disease in its earliest stages. 2. Bernier booted: Conservative MP and former leadershipRead More