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EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

EPS issue arrest warrants for high-risk offender

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has issued arrest warrants for a high-risk offender who breached her court-imposed peace bond. EPS is searching for 36-year-old Leanne Whitford – a transgender woman formerly known as Ian – after she failed to report to police. Whitford is on the run and has four warrants for her arrest. She is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached, police said. Whitford is a convicted violent offender and EPS believe she will commit another violent crime. Whitford is known to frequent downtown Edmonton, EPSRead More

Man arrested in connection with 2 stabbings on TTC

Spadina Station stabbing

Codi Wilson, Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:25AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:28AM EDT A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection two separate stabbings on the TTC this weekend. The first stabbing occurred at around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday in the area of Islington Avenue and Winnipeg Road, near Bloor Street West. According to police, the man boarded a TTC bus in the area and was involved in a verbal altercation with the driver of the bus. At one point, police allege the suspect brokeRead More

Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:02PM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:06PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights have done the seemingly impossible as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 to eliminate the last remaining Canadian team and advance to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. Winnipeg’s valiant efforts fell short as Marc-Andre Fleury stood strong in the Vegas net stopping 35 of the 37 shots he faced on the day.  Vegas proved the trend of the team to score the firstRead More

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

Huskies coach fired after reports he knew of sexual assault charge against recruit

Brian Gavlas speaks to CTV News in this file photo.

Huskies men’s volleyball coach Brian Gavlas has been fired following reports he was aware of a sexual assault charge faced by a player when the University of Saskatchewan team recruited the student athlete. The university informed media of Gavlas’s firing Thursday afternoon, three days after the player, Matthew Meyer, pleaded guilty and two days after Gavlas told the Prince Albert Daily Herald he knew of the allegations. “The situation raised significant concerns as to how the player was allowed to become a Huskie athlete,” read a statement from the university,Read More

Impaired driver crashes stolen school bus on Hwy. 26: OPP

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Police say a drunken man stole a school bus and crashed into a sign at a roundabout on Highway 26. Emergency crews were called to the Mosley Street roundabout, just west of Stayner, for a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday night. According to the OPP, the school bus crashed into a light pole and a sign. The driver of the bus was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the school bus was stolen, and the driver, a 56-year-old Clearview Township man, was impaired. The accused now faces eightRead More

Three-year-old boy mauled by coyote, receives 100 stitches

Three-year-old boy mauled by coyote, receives 100 stitches

A three-year-old boy in B.C. received more than 100 stitches after he was attacked by a coyote outside of his home. Amanda Dycke said her son Ayden slipped through the backyard gate to the sidewalk behind their house in Burnaby, B.C. on Tuesday evening. Only seconds later, Dycke said she heard him scream. “I ran out through the front door,” she recalled to CTV Vancouver on Wednesday. “I didn’t see until I got to the sidewalk that there was a coyote gnawing on his head.” “He was flailing and screaming.”Read More

Amid new approach to military justice, Sajjan pledges to ‘aggressively’ handle offenders

Amid new approach to military justice, Sajjan pledges to 'aggressively' handle offenders

OTTAWA – As the federal defence minister prepares to reform the military justice system by putting a new focus on victims’ rights, Harjit Sajjan is vowing to “aggressively” handle offenders. Speaking to Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period, about the military’s latest efforts to tackle misconduct within its ranks, Sajjan said he wants to make sure victims are looked after throughout the process, bringing the way the Forces handle these cases more in line with the civilian justice system. “We have a zero-tolerance policy on this and we willRead More

Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

An Ontario hospice has hired a full-time employee perfectly suited to provide a dose of happiness to those moving through life’s final transition. Daisy, a three-year-old golden Labrador retriever, has been working as a certified service dog at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, Ont. for about a year. Her job is simple: to be there for those who need her most. “She can reduce anxiety, she can lower blood pressure, just by being there with people. She loves to be touched,” hospice employee Lynda Murta, who is also Daisy’s primary careRead More

Toronto family left homeless after windstorm rips roof off home

Toronto family left homeless after windstorm rips roof off home Staff Published Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:36PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:37PM EDT A wind storm that left at least three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ontario and Quebec also left at least one Toronto family homeless. The powerful gusts ripped the roof right off Steven Boyko’s and Jaclyn Lefebvre’s rented home in the Scarborough area of Toronto on Friday. Boyko’s nine-year-old son Nathan was sitting on the living room sofa when the roof was blown off. “I just heard bang!” NathanRead More