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National Capital Commission announces work on bridges, pathways

Federal ministers, NCC on tour of Voyageur Pathway

The National Capital Commission has been given more than $21-million for three important bridge projects in both Ottawa and Gatineau. They are the Portage Bridge, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway’s Lebreton exit bridge, and the Hog’s Back swing bridge. Money was also earmarked today to help repair the damage to the region’s multi-use pathways after that devastating flood last spring. Floodwaters washed away infrastructure and caused millions of dollars in damage. The bulk of the repairs are happening on the Voyageur Pathway by the Museum of History. Cyclists andRead More


Osheaga-goer who went missing found dead

Osheaga-goer who went missing found dead

The search for an Ottawa man who went missing during the Osheaga music festival over the weekend ended when his body was pulled from the St. Lawrence River. Collins Obiagboso had travelled to Montreal in late July and met up with some friends to attend the festival on Aug. 3. Wahib Ali was among those friends and said the two were watching a set by rapper Nav when they got separated in the crowd. “We agreed not to bring our phones or anything, so we don’t lose anything, people don’tRead More


Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

With all this heat you might find it refreshing to sit back and enjoy a cold drink. But if your favourite beverage includes lime, take note, there’s something called Margarita disease or lime disease (different than the Lyme disease you can get from ticks) and, although it can be quite painful, most have never heard of it. “No, I’ve probably heard of margarita withdrawals disease,” joked Margarita lover Leslie Koski. Margaritas, or any drink made with fresh limes, can be refreshing but can also lead to a painful rash forRead More


Penny Oleksiak withdraws from Pan Pacifics to prepare for push to 2020

Penny Oleksiak

EDMONTON – Canadian Penny Oleksiak will not compete at next month’s Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. The four-time Olympic medallist won the 100-metre freestyle and 100 butterfly at this week’s Canadian Swimming Trials to qualify for the national team that’s headed to Japan, but is withdrawing from the event to focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Swimming Canada says that the 18-year-old from Toronto has come to a joint decision together with Swimming Canada’s high performance leadership team, believing a break would better allow her to return to her highly rigorousRead More


7-year-old survives dad’s drunk crash, killed by another car

Michigan police

ROMULUS, Mich. – Police say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed as she tried to get help after her father drunkenly crashed into an abandoned vehicle on an interstate in suburban Detroit. State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says the girl sent text messages to police about her father’s crash before she was struck on I-94 near Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus early Sunday. She died instantly. Shaw says a driver called state police to say she might have hit a pedestrian. He says the girl’s father was drunkRead More


Ford freezes salaries of public service managers, reviews executive pay

doug ford

TORONTO — Ontario’s new premier has frozen the wages of public service managers and ordered a review of executive and management compensation in his latest effort to curb government spending. A memo posted on the government website Friday — the day Doug Ford was sworn in as premier — says pending pay adjustments for managers, executives and staff not covered by collective bargaining will be on hold “until the new government can put in place an expenditure management strategy.” The documents says merit pay for the current performance cycle willRead More


Valedictorian’s homage to classmate redacted by school

Valedictorian's homage to classmate redacted by school

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, June 29, 2018 9:09PM ADT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 9:35PM ADT It was a speech meant to celebrate everything her graduating class has accomplished, but the valedictorian at Cole Harbour District High School says she was told to remove a special part of the speech honouring the memory of a classmate. “This year, we lost one of our own. I know sitting here today without one of your closest friends can’t be easy but today when we cross that stage to receive our diplomasRead More


Billions of dollars in limbo as Doug Ford nixes cap and trade

Doug Ford

David Paddon, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:09AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:25AM EDT TORONTO — The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for pricey home upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program. Incoming premier Doug Ford has vowed to immediately dismantle cap and trade, but has offered few details on how the system will be wound down, and how or if participating companies will beRead More


China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing

Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping

BEIJING — Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. Kim’s trip follows his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week that resulted in a surprise announcement of a U.S. suspension of military drills with its South Korean ally. Security was tight Tuesday morning at the Beijing airport where paramilitary police prevented journalists from shooting photos. A motorcade was seen leaving the airport in vehicles that were not apparently carrying flags. The state media reports did notRead 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