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Speed Skating Canada fires coach Crowe after investigation

National team coach Michael Crowe

The Canadian Press Published Friday, April 20, 2018 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, April 20, 2018 7:15PM EDT OTTAWA – Speed Skating Canada has fired the head coach of Canada’s long-track speedskating team. Michael Crowe went on a leave of absence a month before the Pyeongchang Olympics while the organization conducted an internal investigation. He did not accompany the Canadian team to South Korea. Speed Skating Canada didn’t specify the nature of its investigation. Former American speedskaters claimed last January that Crowe had sexual relationships with some skaters while aRead More

Propane leak shuts down Manitoba border crossing

File image of a border crossing.

CTV Winnipeg Published Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:31PM CST Last Updated Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:32PM CST A propane leak has temporarily shut down a border crossing from Manitoba into the United States. The Maida Port of Entry was closed Thursday after the leak was discovered. US Customs and Border Protection said the closure was made in the interest of public safety and it apologizes for any inconvenience. It suggests using the Ports of Hannah and Walhalla as alternative places to cross. Officials say an update as to when theRead More

SIU ends investigation into Kitchener arrest

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Medical evidence has led the SIU to terminate into its investigation into a recent arrest by Waterloo Regional Police. The investigation involved a Dec. 22, 2017, arrest at an undisclosed location in Kitchener. According to the SIU, a 41-year-old man had barricaded himself inside the second-floor washroom of a home after police were called there to deal with a domestic disturbance. The man eventually left the washroom and was taken into custody, then to hospital. The SIU says the man never suffered a serious injury, meaning the entire incident fallsRead More

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in U.K.

Cambridge Analytica

LONDON — The chair of the British Parliament’s media committee says that Cambridge Analytica’s former CEO, Alexander Nix, says he will no longer testify at an upcoming session on fake news, citing an ongoing investigation by the information commissioner’s office. Nix had been recalled by the committee to testify Wednesday following testimony by whistleblower Christopher Wylie on the use of data mine from some 87 million Facebook users in the campaign for Donald Trump’s presidential election. Committee chair Damian Collins rejected Nix’s reason for not appearing, as he has notRead More

Travelling zoo in Timmins

Travelling zoo in Timmins

Families in Timmins are treated to a weekend of learning and adventure thanks to the travelling arm of the Ottawa Zoo. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Five ‘high-profile offenders’ arrested in west-end takedown

Ottawa Police

Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA Published Saturday, April 14, 2018 5:33PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 14, 2018 5:52PM EDT “These are nefarious individuals.” That’s how Ottawa Police Insp. Mark Patterson described the five men arrested Friday during a dramatic takedown outside a Lone Star restaurant. Patterson says the arrests were the culmination of an investigation into gun crime that began in January. One of the suspects had been wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection with a shooting near Algonquin College last summer. Four men were in a carRead More

Injured Broncos cheered by Stanley Cup visit to their hospital bedsides

Stanley Cup

SASKATOON — The Stanley Cup has visited the hospital bedsides of Humboldt Broncos who survived a deadly bus crash. Tom Straschnitzki, whose son Ryan Straschnitzki was badly injured in the crash, says he was in a waiting area at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Friday night when a large box was wheeled in. Recognizing the box from Stanley Cup presentations, he immediately suspected what was inside, and his suspicions were confirmed when someone wearing white gloves lifted the trophy from the case. Tom Straschnitzki says Ryan’s bed was theRead More

Heavy wind delays first cruise ship of the season

Heavy wind delays first cruise ship of the season

A cruise ship season predicted to be record-breaking was briefly blown off course before it even began on Wednesday. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

EPCOR raises alarm over reported Bitcoin scam


EPCOR is issuing a warning to customers after they received multiple reports of scammers posing as the company demanding payments in Bitcoin. A spokesperson for EPCOR told CTV News the company had received reports EPCOR customers had been targeted by scammers over the phone. Scammers reportedly called customers telling them their power will be shut off in one hour, unless the caller received a large amount of money in Bitcoin. The company said seven customers had come forward on Tuesday saying they had been called – two of them saidRead More

Homicide detectives investigating after male found dead in Brampton

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Monday, April 9, 2018 7:10AM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 9, 2018 7:11AM EDT Peel Regional Police’s homicide unit is investigating after a male was found dead in Brampton on Sunday afternoon. Police were called to the area of Middleton Way and MacKay Street at around 2:15 p.m. and discovered a deceased male. Police have not disclosed how the male died but said they believe he was the victim of homicide. No suspect information has been released and police are calling the situation anRead More