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Morneau to give speech in Calgary ahead of Kinder Morgan deadline

Bill Morneau

CALGARY — Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future. Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question. TheRead More

Suspicious package prompts police probe at an apartment building

London police on scene at 501 Wilkins St.

CTV London Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:49PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:50PM EDT One man is in custody after a suspcious package was discovered at 501 Wilkins Street earlier this afternoon. Police were called to the building on a different matter when the package came to their attention. Residents on floors four, five and six of the 12 story complex  were forced to evacuate the premises  for about 4 hours. Police used the robot disposal unit and the package was removed from the building just afterRead More

Judge to decide on long-term offender designation for Shane Pattison Thursday

Judge to decide on long-term offender designation for Shane Pattison Thursday

Warning: Graphic content A Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench judge is expected to decide Thursday whether to deem repeat child pornography offender Shane Dale Pattison a long-term offender after a three-day hearing. Crown and defence lawyers have filed a joint-submission seeking a long-term offender designation for Pattison and a seven-year prison sentence followed by a 10-year supervision order. Justice Richard Danyliuk must find Pattison is at a high-risk to reoffend but that the risks he poses could eventually be managed in the community in order to apply the designation. PattisonRead More

Nearly a quarter of Ontario opioid prescriptions exceeded guidelines: Study

TORONTO — Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017. Researchers say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid prescriptions in Ontario during that time had a daily dose of more than 50 milligram morphine equivalents. That’s more than the threshold set last year for North American physicians treating chronic non-cancer pain with opioids like oxycodone, hydromorphone and the fentanyl patch. The year-old guidelines suggest opioids be restricted to less than the equivalent of 90 milligrams ofRead More

Board members at Hydro One give themselves $25,000 pay hike

David Denison

Hydro One’s board of directors approved to a $25,000 pay hike for their own jobs in 2018 and a $70,000 raise for the chair of the board. The utility company’s Annual General Meeting will be held today in Toronto and in a Management Information Circular released ahead of the meeting, the document reveals that the part-time board voted in favour of bumping up their salaries from $160,000 per year to $185,000 per year, effective at the start of this year. They receive half of the money in cash and theRead More

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials

China's aircraft carrier Liaoning at a shipyard

BEIJING — China’s first entirely home-built aircraft carrier began sea trials Sunday in a sign of the growing sophistication of the country’s domestic arms industry. The still-unnamed ship left dock in the northern port of Dalian at 7:00 a.m. to “test the reliability and stability of its propulsion and other system,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement. The Liaoning provincial maritime safety bureau issued an order for shipping to avoid a section of ocean southeast of the city between Sunday and Friday. The 50,000-ton carrier will likely be formallyRead More

Winnipeg Jets beat Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

Winnipeg Jets beat Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:01PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:06PM EDT WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien each had a goal and an assist as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference final. Patrik Laine and Joel Armia also scored for Winnipeg, while Blake Wheeler added three assists. Connor Hellebuyck made 19 saves for the Jets. Brayden McNabb and William Karlsson replied for the expansion Knights, whoRead More

Police seek four people in connection to gang-related shootings in Calgary and Edmonton

Redstone fatal double shooting

A joint investigation by Calgary and Edmonton police into two targeted shooting incidents in 2016 has identified four people who may have information on the homicides. Cuc Lung, 34, and Quang Tran, 38, were shot while sitting in a vehicle outside a residence on Redstone Manor N.E. at about 8:00 p.m. on September 20th, 2016. Police say Lung’s five-year-old son was in the backseat at the time and was uninjured in the shooting. On October 7, 2016, Emergency crews in Edmonton were called to a shooting near 171 Avenue andRead More

Winnipeg Jets advance to Western Conference Final with convincing win over Nashville

Winnipeg Jets advance to Western Conference Final with convincing win over Nashville

The Winnipeg Jets playoff run continues following a 5-1 win in game 7 over the Nashville Predators. The Jets won 3 of 4 games at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in a second round series which featured the top two teams in the league. No team won two games in a row in the series. The back and forth continued right up until the final buzzer. “I think right now we’re just thrilled to move on,” said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. “We’re pretty pleased to knock off a team like Nashville.”Read More

Public funeral held for 3-year-old Kaden Young

Kaden Young

A public funeral was held for Kaden Young on Saturday morning, two weeks after his body was discovered by a fisherman. “Today is basically about a celebration of life,” said Const. Paul Nancekivell with Dufferin OPP. “They picked this church because it’s the largest church in Dufferin County that can accommodate a large number of people who want to come here and pay their respects to the family and help mourn.” Young, 3, was swept away from his mother’s arms into the river near Grand Valley in February. The lossRead More