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Ontario NDP leader wouldn’t introduce corner store sale of beer and wine

Andrea Horwath

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 straight up about it: I don’t think we need to have beer and wine in the corner stores,” Horwath said. “I don’t think this isRead More

Two men charged with attempted murder released on bail

Two of the three men charged with attempted murder in Oro-Medonte walked out of the courthouse on Friday on bail. Cory Greenspoon was released into his parent’s care. The 28 year old’s lawyer says his client had no business being behind bars. “The police don’t have much of a case. It may be paper thin,” says defence lawyer Mitchell Worsoff. “I had thought the police were going to withdraw these charges or have the Crown withdraw these charges. But they may have some further evidence against my client. I’m skeptical.”Read More

Weather May 18/19

Weather May 18/19

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As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As lava destroy homes in Hawaii, B.C. scientists say they’re keen on developing better technology to monitor volcanoes in our own backyard. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

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

Markle seeks respect for dad after report he’ll skip wedding

Meghan Markle

LONDON – Kensington Palace says Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are requesting “understanding and respect” for Markle’s father after a celebrity news site reported he would not be coming to the royal wedding to walk his daughter down the aisle. The palace’s statement did not confirm the TMZ report on Monday that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend Saturday’s wedding in Windsor, England. The palace said earlier that it would not comment on the report. TMZ said Thomas Markle was upset over the way his decision to haveRead More

London police investigating after child abducted by stranger

Suspect vehicle

CTV London Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:01PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:06PM EDT London police are searching for a suspect after a 4-year-old child was abducted by a stranger Sunday morning. Police say the incident happened around 9:15 a.m. in the area of Barker Street and Melsandra Avenue. The child was abducted by a male suspect driving a gold or beige-coloured older 4-door Chevrolet Impala. Witnesses followed the car and the child was located nearby a short time later. The child was not injured. The suspectRead More

Victoria's Ship Point to get major facelift

Victoria's Ship Point to get major facelift

The city dropped concept designs today as it prepares to give a major makeover to Ship Point in the Inner Harbour. Scott Cunningham reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Woman caught on video grabbing flowers from Toronto van attack memorial

Van attack memorial

Multiple videos posted online appear to show a woman removing bouquets of flowers from a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Toronto van attack. The videos were recorded at Olive Square park, near the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue intersection where 10 were killed and more than a dozen injured by a speeding van on the afternoon of Apr. 23. The woman in the videos appears to be removing flowers from the wall of tributes to the victims, and stuffing them into a plastic bag. Videos of the incidentRead More

UCP won’t be marching in Pride parade, application rejected

UCP won’t be marching in Pride parade, application rejected

The United Conservative Party will not be marching in this year’s Edmonton Pride Parade, despite the party and its leader saying they’d like to participate. People who were interested in joining the parade had to fill out an application and answer six questions to demonstrate how engaged and welcoming they are of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Dana Marsh, a spokesperson for the Edmonton Pride Festival Society (EPFS), said the UCP’s application was rejected because its answers were vague and did not highlight any action it takes or will take to beRead More