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N.S. pub owner wants to sail away and become a pirate

N.S. pub owner wants to sail away and become a pirate

CTV Atlantic Published Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:13PM ADT Last Updated Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:25PM ADT Some people want to run away and join the circus, but Kevin Emery wants to sail away and be a pirate — or a Viking. Emery owns Ye Olde Towne Pub and Restaurant, the type of pub you would imagine in the historic town of Annapolis Royal. It’s housed in a building from 1884 that used to be the town bank. It’s got character, and it’s been a pub since the late 1980s.Read More


Final farewell held for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

Final farewell held for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

Ben Cousins, CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:40AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:40PM EDT The two officers who were killed in last week’s deadly shooting in Fredericton are being remembered as dedicated officers with a passion for policing. Fredericton Police constables Robb Costello, 45, and Sara Burns, 43, were fatally shot last week while responding to a call outside an apartment complex in the city’s north end. During a regimental funeral Saturday in front of thousands of friends, family members and first responders from acrossRead More


Duron Carter plans to continue playing after cut from Riders roster

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Duron Carter plans to keep playing in the Canadian Football League after he was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the weekend. Carter played one and a half seasons with the Riders. He scored 11 touchdowns in 25, playing on both sides of the ball. “I have fun in Regina and it will always be great memories,” Carter said at an event at a Regina clothing store on Tuesday. Riders coach Chris Jones said Sunday that the change wasn’t performance based. But, the roster change makes room for other talentedRead More


Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie had the fourth highest unemployment rate among Canadian cities in July. The latest numbers released by Statistics Canada showed the jobless rate in July was  7.0 per cent, up from 6.9 per cent in the previous month. Tyler Colatosti has been looking for plumber work for almost two years now. “They’re looking  for two or three years’ experience and not guys who just got out of school. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t find work,” said Colatosti. Barrie only trails St. John’s (9.0), Calgary (7.9) Read More


United Nations report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

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CAMEROON, Cameroon — A new U.N. report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida’s global network. The experts’ report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Monday says it’s likely that a reduced “covert version” of the IS core will survive in Syria and Iraq, with “significant” affiliated supporters in Afghanistan, Libya, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The experts said al-Qaida’s global network “continues to show resilience”Read More


Calls for legal side-by-side cycling after pickup truck crash hurts five

Calls for legal side-by-side cycling after pickup truck crash hurts five

A collision on a highway in Edmonton ended with five cyclists in hospital and others calling for a change to Alberta’s traffic laws. The five cyclists were part of a group of 15 travelling on the Sherwood Park Freeway Saturday morning as part of a weekly ride when they were hit from behind by a pickup truck. “It’s every cyclist’s nightmare,” Tiffany Baker of the Edmonton Road and Track Club told CTV Edmonton. “It is every club’s nightmare to know a group of cyclists went down during a group ride.”Read More


Two people in hospital after shots fired in North York

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 5:53PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:10PM EDT Two people have been injured after shots were fired in the Bayview Woods-Steeles neighbourhood in North York Saturday evening. Witnesses reported hearing as many as 20 shots fired in the area of Leslie Street and Finch Avenue. Police responded to Tree Sparroway, just west of Leslie Street, and found shell casings in the area and a number of damaged vehicles. Witnesses told police that a vehicle was spotted fleeing theRead More


Tacks found on downtown bike network

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An Edmonton man says he found 44 tacks along the downtown bike network on 102 Avenue Sunday.   Just took 44 tacks off the 102 Ave bike lane between 106 St and 107 St. Must have blown off nearby bulletin boards. #yegbike pic.twitter.com/mLO8HVAHFU — Glenn Kubish (@Kub64) August 5, 2018 Glenn Kubish told CTV News a tack punctured one of the tires of his wife’s bike. If done deliberately, Kubish said he’d like to go for a bike ride with the person that dropped the tacks to show them howRead More


Man with service dog turned away from Montreal Tim Hortons

Man with service dog turned away from Montreal Tim Hortons

A Tim Hortons employee has been fired after a customer with a service dog was refused service at one of the chain’s locations in Montreal. Craig Read, who says he was refused service at a Tim Hortons near his homeabout a month ago, recorded video of an argument between himself and one of the restaurant’s employees. “I’m not allowed in? Says who?” he asked in the video. “My owner,” the employee replied. Another video shows Read and the employee arguing again outside the restaurant. Read says the argument was overRead More


Three dead, three others hurt after crash at Brampton-Vaughan boundary

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Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 4, 2018 9:56PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 4, 2018 11:20PM EDT A woman and two children are dead and three others were hurt in a crash at the boundary between Brampton and Vaughan on Saturday night. Peel Regional Police Const. Iryna Yashnyk said they were called to the intersection of Highway 50 and Countryside Drive at 9:02 p.m. for a report of a two-vehicle crash involving an SUV and a Corvette. A 47-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene andRead More