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Host Mustangs hoping to capture national women’s hockey title

CTV London Published Sunday, March 18, 2018 12:54PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, March 18, 2018 1:10PM EDT For what would be the second time in team history, Western’s women’s hockey team hopes to capture gold at the national university championships in London Sunday. The hosts will square off against the Manitoba Bisons at 4 p.m. at Thompson Arena on the Western campus. Western scored two powerplay goals Saturday to defeat the Saskatchewan Huskies 2-1 in a hard-fought battle. April Clark and Alyssa Chiarello scored for Western. The Bison go inRead More

New Dynamic Earth exhibit celebrates engineering

New Dynamic Earth exhibit celebrates engineering

From CTV Northern Ontario: Canadian premier of “Engineering Earth” exhibit at Sudbury’s Dynamic Earth. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Its population shrinking, Newfoundland and Labrador aims to lure back diaspora

Newfoundland Labrador flag

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Bill Hodder says he would leave Calgary to move back to Newfoundland and Labrador “in a heartbeat.” He loved growing up in Churchill Falls, the small company town of about 650 people that runs the Labrador hydroelectric plant on the upper Churchill River. His father, sister and many of his cousins now live in St. John’s. “Home is where your family is,” said Hodder, 40. “If a job was there, it’d be no question we’d move back home.” Hodder, a project co-ordinator who has worked inRead More

Edmonton couple marries in Las Vegas before Oilers game

Edmonton couple marries in Las Vegas before Oilers game

An Edmonton couple got married in Las Vegas steps away from the T-Mobile arena before the Oilers defeated the Golden Knights Saturday night. Tricia and Kevin Sexsmith, with a group of friends in attendance, said their ‘I dos’ two hours before the game – decked out in Oilers gear. Tricia wore an Oilers away jersey dress and her now husband wore an orange Oilers jacket and tie. “I asked for one with Connor McDavid’s number in white so I had my white wedding dress,” Tricia said. Kevin told CTV NewsRead More

‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

The family of a Cape Breton woman whose been missing since Easter weekend is speaking out in the hopes that a renewed interested in the case will help them find answers. Debbie Ann Hutchinson, 59, of Sydney was last seen on April 14. She was reported missing by her family on April 24, who told police they haven’t been able to contact her. Debbie’s brother John Hutchinson says her disappearance has been a total mystery to the family and has caused a great deal of heartache. “It’s been hard,” heRead More

Video hopes to encourage more youth to become hockey referees


Thousands of Calgary kids are taking to the ice for Minor Hockey Week at the Max Bell Centre but a growing number of youngsters are slipping into striped shirts rather than pads for the tournament. As a result of the resounding interest in officiating at events, a group of hockey officials put together a video that they hope will encourage more young people to get involved. The video follows one of the youngest linesmen on the ice in the city, 13-year-old Mason Rockley. In the video, Rockley reveals why heRead More

More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

Two current Waterloo Regional Police officers and one former officer have sworn affidavits as part of a proposed class-action lawsuit against the region’s police board and police union, alleging a culture of sexual harassment that leaves female officers afraid to report misconduct. The legal action was launched last year, when a current officer and a former officer came forward with allegations that they were repeatedly harassed and abused. Like the earlier claims, none of the new allegations have been tested in court. The lawyer representing Waterloo Regional Police in theRead More

Canada’s top soldier talks North Korea, ISIS and military suicides in year-end interview

It’s been a busy year for Canada’s military. North Korea conducted 23 missile tests this year, three of which were inter-continental ballistic missiles that the rogue nation claims have the ability to strike anywhere in North America. In Iraq, political turmoil has forced Canadian Special Operation Forces soldiers to halt their “advise-and-assist” co-operation with Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers. Dozens of service members found guilty of sexual misconduct were forced out of the military. All the while, the Canadian Forces have been working to reduce the rate of military suicide, aRead More

Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court in immigrant document fight

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s order requiring it to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. In a court filing Friday, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice say the order by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco is too broad and would require the administration to turn over protected and nonpublic documents. More than a dozen states along with theRead More

Winnipeg man receives racist letter

A St. James man is sharing his experience of racism, after receiving a page full of derogatory comments in his mailbox. Tashie McKay had barely moved into his home, when he got an unwelcome surprise. On Thursday, McKay saw someone enter his yard. “A suspicious character walked up to the mailbox and put the letter in. I thought nothing of it,” said McKay. But when he opened the letter, it was full of racist remarks about Indigenous people; the letter was directed to his landlord about tenants in the house.Read More