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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Olympic flag-bearers

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South Bruce OPP officer injured, two cruisers damaged as man tries to avoid capture

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A man who allegedly drove a vehicle at two cruisers and injured an officer was caught after fleeing his vehicle in South Bruce. OPP say about 1 p.m. on Saturday, a blockade was set up to try to apprehend a male wanted in connection to uttering threats in an incident involving a firearm two days earlier in the Township of Huron-Kinloss. The man had been seen in a vehicle on Bruce Road 6 in Ripley. Police say when they attempted to block the roadway, the man drove toward it andRead More


Police officials want more resources for Innisfil, Bradford

As the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil continue to grow, there are concerns that police resources aren’t. The South Simcoe Police services board presented its 2018 budget to both town councils before Christmas. Both municipalities approved the addition of four new officers. “The population between Bradford and Innisfil is growing or has grown upwards of 35 per cent over the last four to five years, and the police service is basically status quo and has been for the last 10 years,” says Dan Tucker, president of the SouthRead More


Canadian Kennel Club seeking to add 12 more dog breeds

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Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:01PM EST TORONTO — Two dog breeds recently added to the American Kennel Club’s pack are not recognized north of the border, but the Canadian Kennel Club is hoping to add 12 others that are gaining popularity with dog lovers. Andrew Patton, spokesman for Canada’s primary registry for purebred dogs, says 2018’s incoming class could include the Portuguese sheepdog, Tibetan mastiff, rat terrier and Spanish water dog, if they get the stamp of approval from Agriculture Canada. But they don’tRead More


Louisiana teacher speaks out after arrest at board meeting

Teacher escorted out of board meeting in handcuffs

Kevin McGill and Gerald Herbert, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:01PM EST ABBEVILLE, La. — The Louisiana teacher who was ejected from a school board meeting and handcuffed after speaking out about salaries — a video-recorded arrest that sparked outrage — said Wednesday her treatment was appalling and encouraged others to speak out. The fallout from Deyshia Hargrave’s arrest Monday night was wide-ranging, with school district officials receiving death threats and the governor saying it “cast a negative light” on the state. Video of the arrest wasRead More


Rose McGowan says Weinstein legal action costing her house

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PASADENA, Calif. — Rose McGowan, refusing to mention Harvey Weinstein by name, said unspecified legal action by the man she instead calls “the monster” is forcing her to sell her house to fight him. The actress-turned-activist spoke to TV critics Tuesday about her upcoming documentary series “Citizen Rose” and what she called her global struggle against sexual assault and economic injustice. McGowan helped start a national public discussion when she accused Hollywood mogul Weinstein of raping her. Weinstein, facing numerous other accusations of misconduct, has repeatedly denied “allegations of non-consensualRead More


Police release surveillance video of assault in illegal gaming den in Richmond Hill

York Regional Police have released surveillance video of an assault that happened in an illegal gaming den in Richmond Hill. The assault took place at a commercial plaza at 9005 Leslie St., around 2 p.m. on Friday, June. 9. However, the surveillance footage was released Friday afternoon. When officers arrived on the scene they found a 28-year-old man suffering from serious injuries. He was then taken to hospital. Investigators said the victim was confronted by a man over an outstanding debt. Police say they have “exhausted all leads” and areRead More


Sask. introduces new drug impaired driving legislation

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:21PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:02PM CST New drug-impaired driving legislation by the federal government will mean tough consequences for Saskatchewan drivers. On Tuesday, The Miscellaneous Vehicle and Driving Statutes (Cannabis Legislation) Amendment Act, 2017, was introduced in the Saskatchewan Legislature in preparation for these changes. The provincial amendment addresses how the Saskatchewan government will enforce impaired driving when marijuana is legalized. “It’s important for people to remember that in Saskatchewan it is currently and will continue to be illegalRead More


Cannabis laws a boon for lawyers, likely to further clog justice system

MONTREAL — McGill University law professor Daniel Weinstock says he heartily recommends his students take up criminal law in order to take advantage of the country’s new, strict cannabis laws. “There is going to be a steady stream of customers,” Weinstock said, referring to the influx of people he estimates will be moving through the justice system. The professor’s comments were partly made in jest but serve to illustrate a larger point: upcoming federal and provincial marijuana laws — in response to domestic and U.S. politics — will be aRead More


Kitchener debt load down 30% from peak levels

Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener Published Monday, November 27, 2017 6:06PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 6:52PM EST If you think the idea of a government reducing its debt load sounds like some sort of absurdist fantasy, then you might want to pay a little more attention to what’s happening in your own backyard. The City of Kitchener’s debt levels peaked earlier this decade at $112 million, or about $1,200 for every household in the city. The city has spent the past five years paying off the debt, toRead More