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Members of CUPE executive to join picket at York University as strike begins fifth day

Strike at York University

Members of the CUPE Ontario executive board will join striking York University contract faculty, teaching assistants and other staff on the picket lines today as the first week of the work stoppage comes to an end. About 3,000 workers, all of whom belong to CUPE 3903, have been on strike since Monday. The union did submit a counter-offer to the university’s purported “final offer” on Monday night; however the school said that offer included demands that were “significantly outside the reach of the university.” According to CUPE Ontario, members ofRead More

Windsor woman dies in Florida crash

Elizabeth Wilkki

A traffic accident in Florida has claimed the life of a Windsor woman. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Myers reports a couple – Elizabeth and George Wilkki were crossing a highway – when they were sideswiped by a Chevy Pickup leaving a Walmart parking lot on Wednesday afternoon. George Wilkki was a former solicitor for Windsor and his wife who also worked for the city. They were thrown to the ground and sent to hospital. Elizabeth Wilkki later died of her injuries, while George Wilkki`s injuries were notRead More

CTV News at Six for January 13: Nanaimo shooting

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If 2017 weather was a downer, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Environmental Defence

Extreme cold

OTTAWA — When it comes to extreme weather, 2018 has a throwdown message for last year’s show of hurricanes, forest fires and non-stop rainfall: hold my beer. Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, says that while predicting when and where extreme weather will hit is difficult, if not impossible, he’s confident there will be even more wacky weather this year. Gray says greenhouse gases like carbon and methane sit and gather in the earth’s atmosphere, where they trap heat as energy. The more energy there is in theRead More

Putin calls Kim Jong Un ‘competent and mature’ leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre

The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 11:21AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 11:22AM EST MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has shown himself to be a mature leader who is interested in calming down the tensions over its nuclear and long-range missile programs. Meeting with top Russian media figures on Thursday, Putin said Kim “is an absolutely competent and already mature politician” who has “solved his strategic task — he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile.” Now, inRead More

Sprinklers put out restaurant fire

Ottawa fire truck (stock photo)

Firefighters responded to a small fire at a restaurant in the 4100 block of Strandherd Drive late Thursday night.  They say they got the call at just before 11:00 p.m. from an alarm company, alerting them to a fire alarm going off in the restaurant.  Firew crews found alarms sounding and smoke near the kitchen when they arrived. They determined a sprinkler had put out the fire, which started in an appliance motor. The owners arrived on the scene shortly after firefighers. There’s been no word yet on the cost ofRead More

South Korea floats summit with Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un

Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:58PM EST SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea’s president said Wednesday he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks and co-operation with the North to try to resolve the nuclear standoff. President Moon Jae-in has previously floated the idea of a summit with Kim under conditions. But his latest comments came a day after the North agreed to send a delegation to nextRead More

Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More

Vancouver animators out of work due to Louis C.K.’s admissions of sexual misconduct

Dozens of employees for a Vancouver-based animation studio lost a big gig recently after a new Louis C.K. TV series was shelved because of his admissions of sexual misconduct. Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment was in charge of animation for “The Cops,” a new TBS cartoon produced by and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Fifty-three animators at the studio were put out of work when the show was cancelled after the comedian admitted to masturbating in front of, or on the phone with, five women he worked with at various pointsRead More

Shelburne man facing 24 charges after stolen SUV recovered

A Shelburne man is facing several charges after police recovered a stolen vehicle. A 2017 Ford Explorer had been reported stolen on Thursday after it was taken out of the owner’s driveway with valuables worth more than $5,000 inside. Police were able to identify the suspect within the first few hours of the investigation. Officers located the stolen SUV with the original suspect behind the wheel shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. The vehicle was recovered with no damage and a majority of the valuables were also recovered. Police say furtherRead More