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Pride Parade takes over Saskatoon

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over Saskatoon on June 23, 2018.

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over the streets of Saskatoon on Saturday. Thousands of people paraded down the streets on Saturday afternoon, showing off their pride colours. Craig Watson was loud and proud during the festivities, but it was not always easy being open about who he is. “I’m Mormon, so I came out and I lost my whole family for 7 years,” said Watson. “If it takes you 23 years to come out. You have to give your family a little bit of time for them to comeRead More


Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More


New drug gives hope to Moose Jaw woman with rare disorder

Shailyn

A new drug has given hope to a Moose Jaw woman with a rare neuromuscular disorder, but it comes with a high price tag. Shailyn Taylor is a student at Mount Royal University in Calgary with spinal muscular dystrophy or SMA. Her physical condition has deteriorated over the last 22 years, as the disease attacks her muscles. “My councillor actually told me to start making funeral plans, so I could accept that that was coming,” Taylor said. In late 2016 she received a call from the Families of SMA Organization,Read More


Three people injured in highway crash in Woodstock

Vehicle crash on 401

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in Woodstock left three injured. Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a vehicle travelling eastbound lost control and rolled into the ditch, Oxford County OPP say. A female passenger was reportedly airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. She had to be extricated from the vehicle. Officers say a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and taken to hospital by ambulance. The driver is reported to have suffered minor injuries as well. The 401 was closed Sunday between Highway 59 and Highway 2. With files fromRead More


Canadian rugby sevens men win twice to advance to Cup quarterfinals in London

Harry Jones Rugby

LONDON — Harry Jones scored his 100th try in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and Canada defeated Samoa and Russia on Saturday to advance to the Cup quarter-finals at the London Sevens. It marks just the second time in nine tournaments this season that the Canadian men have reached the final eight. Jones scored his landmark try in a 17-7 loss to No. 2 South Africa that was sandwiched between the wins over No. 9 Samoa and No. 15 Russia at Twickenham. Canada, which currently stands 11th in theRead More


Spring snow storm closes schools along the northeast coast of Newfoundland

Snow falls in St. John's, N.L.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A spring storm that has buried cars in snow and closed a slew of schools in Newfoundland has prompted dismay — and disbelief — from residents along the northeast coast of the island. Photos posted on social media show a barbecue entombed in snow and drifts that reached halfway up a front door. “Meanwhile in Gander…my daughter is waxing her skis. Why? Why? Why?” wrote a Twitter user with the name David Newell. Dozens of schools in the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District are closedRead More


Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Golden Knights end Jets season, win Game 5

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:02PM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:06PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights have done the seemingly impossible as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 to eliminate the last remaining Canadian team and advance to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. Winnipeg’s valiant efforts fell short as Marc-Andre Fleury stood strong in the Vegas net stopping 35 of the 37 shots he faced on the day.  Vegas proved the trend of the team to score the firstRead More


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


Transport truck flips over at Ambassador Bridge

Truck crash

Heads up if you are travelling to the U.S. this afternoon, as a transport truck has flipped at the Ambassador Bridge. The rollover took place on Huron Church Road, north of College Avenue on Thursday. Police say the accident is blocking the main entrance to the bridge at the bend. There is minimal access through the duty free lot. Motorists are advised to use Wyandotte to access the bridge. The bridge’s manager of operations reports there are a minimal delays and traffic is being diverted to the Wyandotte Street Entrance.Read More


Hydro One first quarter profit up 33 per cent to $222M, dividend rising

Hydro One office in Mississauga, Ont.

TORONTO – Hydro One says its first-quarter profit rose to $222 million, which was up 33 per cent from the same time last year. That included $12 million related to its $6.7-billion acquisition of Avista, a U.S. energy company. The Ontario utility’s profit amounted to 37 cents per share, up from 28 cents per share in the first quarter of 2017. Revenue was $1.58 billion, or $875 million after excluding purchased power. That compared with 2017 first-quarter revenue of $1.66 billion, or $769 million net of purchased power. Hydro OneRead More