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Calgary speed skater meets firefighter who saved her life

Calgary speed skater meets firefighter who saved her life

A Calgary speed skater who was just recently named to Canada’s Olympic team got the chance to thank the person she says saved her life five years ago. Brianne Tutt, 25, says her skating career nearly came to an end in a nasty crash at the Olympic Oval in 2012. During a typical Saturday in December, Tutt was waiting at the practice start when another skater slammed into her. “I remember waking up in the hospital and thinking, ‘I don’t know how I came back’, because to have that experienceRead More


At-risk youth arts program looking for new space

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A program that helps at-risk youth stay off the streets through art is looking for a new place to go. Ottawa Innercity Arts is a program run by Ottawa Innercity Ministries. They operate in a space in St Paul & St Peter’s Church on Metcalfe Street. “Most of the kids are leaving home because of domestic violence. As bad as the streets are – home is much, much worst,” says Executive Director Ken MacLaren. But the church needs to close off a section of the building for required construction. ItRead More


Slain girl may have been victim of serial killer: Pakistan

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Zaheer Babar, The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:04AM EST LAHORE, Pakistan — A serial killer may have been behind the rape and murder of young girl in Pakistan whose killing sparked deadly clashes between protesters and police, an official said Saturday. Rana Sanaullah, the home minister for Punjab province, said DNA testing has linked the killing to at least five other cases of child abuse and murder in the city of Kasur. Police have detained eight suspects, including two relatives of the girl. Eight-year-old Zainab Ansari wentRead More


Over-capacity school sends students packing

Over-capacity school sends students packing

Children living in Sage Creek may have a tough time getting into their neighborhood school. Overcrowding at Sage Creek School has many families making a commute to schools in other catchment areas. Sage Creek School reached its capacity in the fall. “We have increased the student body from 450 to 627,” said Chris Sigurdson, chair of the Louis Riel School Division. A spokesperson for Manitoba Education and Training told CTV News, “There must be sufficient growth in the student population before a new school or additional space at an existingRead More


Drug trafficking leads to jail time for Windsor man

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:06PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:26PM EST A Windsor man is headed to jail for drug trafficking. Kevin Lewis, 30, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to possession of drug trafficking in October. Lewis was among 10 people charged following a cross border investigation into the importation and distribution of illegal guns into Ontario from the United States. “Project Kirby” began in 2015 with members of the OPP, the Organized Crime Enforcement Nureau and theRead More


Ronald McDonald House families embark on special flight to the North Pole

A dozen families who have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House received a much-needed reprieve from their days in hospital as they boarded a magical flight from the Calgary International Airport to the North Pole. The flight was organized by volunteers with Air Canada Jazz who wanted to share the Christmas spirit with children who will likely spend the holiday season in hospital. Jaylin Mendenhall boarded the flight alongside his son. “Little Mason here was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma back in July,” said Mendenhall. “He is going toRead More


School bus strike averted in Durham Region

A school bus strike that could have impacted about 10,000 students at 103 schools in parts of Durham Region and east-end Toronto was averted late Wednesday night. Unifor and First Student Canada signed a tentative agreement for 260 drivers just ahead of strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Details will be released after a ratification vote to be held in the coming days. Naureen Rizvi, Unifor’s Ontario regional director, said unpaid hours and low wages were keys issues at the bargaining table. Under the previous contract, drivers are only paidRead More


amherstburg tax municipal | CTV Windsor News

Taxpayers in Amherstburg will see an increase, in 2018, Angelo Aversa/CTV News Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:54PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:02PM EST Taxes are going up in Amherstburg, but not by as much as previously suspected. The town treasurer reports the municipal tax rate is forecasted at 1.69 percent, following the town’s two day 2018 budget meeting. That’s a little over $54 a year, on a home assessed at $200,000. The proposed rate hike was at two per cent. The lower rate comes as aRead More


Woman’s body discovered following kitchen fire

Montreal police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered after an apartment fire. The fire broke out around 11 a.m. in a building on Guimond St. near Letourneux Ave. and was quickly extinguished. Firefighters determined the fire began in the kitchen, and once the flames were out discovered the woman’s body. She has been identified as a 58-year-old woman although her name has not been released. An autopsy will be performed to determine if the woman died while cooking, or if her death came after theRead More


Snowfall welcomes 105th Grey Cup game between Calgary and Toronto

OTTAWA — The 105th Grey Cup kicked off in a winter wonderland. The Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts took to TD Place Stadium for Sunday night’s CFL finale on a snow-covered field. Snow started falling about two hours before kickoff, and by the time the teams took the field, officials were scrambling to clear the turf. Several dozen stadium employees raced with shovels to uncover the lines, while snow plows attempted to clear the end zones. The shovellers and plows also came out during every stoppage in play early onRead More