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Overdose awareness event aims to reduce stigma

Overdose awareness event aims to reduce stigma

An overdose awareness event was held in a Kitchener park on Monday afternoon. A group of people came together in Victoria Park to raise awareness about opioids in hopes of reducing stigma surrounding drug-related death and harm. Families affected by overdoses were on hand to speak about the loved ones they’ve lost to overdoses. The gathering was also an opportunity for health officials to teach the signs and symptoms of an overdose, the risk factors, and how to respond in an overdose situation. The event was part of a largerRead More


Plenty of jobs in Windsor-Essex, but economic growth slowing

CTV Windsor: Auto industry concerns

While most employers in Windsor-Essex seem to be in a hiring mood, there appears to be economic caution in the wind. A quarterly survey of 68 businesses by Workforce Windsor-Essex found more than 70 per cent of owners planned to hire someone over the summer month. More than 60 per cent still have hard-to-fill positions that are open. The survey also said 86 per cent of posted jobs were for full-time positions. However, the Conference Board of Canada expects Windsor’s annual three per cent economic growth rate to taper offRead More


Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

As kids head back to school, parents could soon be stressing about more than buying supplies.  Orange cones will continue to dot major Montreal roads, including Van Horne Avenue, Cote St. Luc Road, St. Jacques Street, and others. The city knows the stress that awaits drivers. “It’s going to be a tough ride on September 4th,” said city spokesman Philippe Sabourin at a press conference on Tuesday. “We ask citizens and motorists to commute with public transit.” The city also provided an update on the new REM. Thanks to workRead More


Warrant issued for Blood Reserve man following Lethbridge mugging

Dre Kade Sweetgrass - arrest warrant

One man has been charged and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a second suspect in connection with an assault and robbery in Lethbridge where the victim was rendered unconscious. At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, a male was walking near the intersection of Mayor Magrath Drive and 3 Avenue South when he was approached by two people he did not know. The male was asked to purchase alcohol for the pair and, when he refused, was subsequently attacked. According to police, one of theRead 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


Tacks found on downtown bike network

Tacks

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


Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

Like your Margaritas? Watch out for lime disease

With all this heat you might find it refreshing to sit back and enjoy a cold drink. But if your favourite beverage includes lime, take note, there’s something called Margarita disease or lime disease (different than the Lyme disease you can get from ticks) and, although it can be quite painful, most have never heard of it. “No, I’ve probably heard of margarita withdrawals disease,” joked Margarita lover Leslie Koski. Margaritas, or any drink made with fresh limes, can be refreshing but can also lead to a painful rash forRead More


Chatham-Kent police force mourns loss of fellow officer

CTV Windsor: Arms Out for Andrew

CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:54PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:59PM EDT A Chatham-Kent police officer has lost his battle with cancer. Const. Andrew Gaiswinkler passed away Tuesday following a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia. The 57-year-old had been with the police service since 2000 and was a member of the traffic unit, acting as a collision reconstructionist. Canadian Blood Services held multiple ‘Arms Out For Andrew’ blood drives earlier this year. Gaiswinkler leaves behind a wife and three kids. Friends and relatives areRead More


Brantford police seize more than $20,000 worth of fentanyl

Brantford Police

On July 19, the Brantford Police Service executed a search warrant of a motel room. During the search, 76.28 grams of suspected fentanyl was located, worth an estimated $22,884, police say. The search warrant was a result of an investigation on July 18, where the aforementioned and one other suspect were arrested on outstanding warrants. One of the accused attempted to spit on a police officer during his arrest. He was found to be in possession of Percocet tablets. As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old man from DundasRead More


U.S. launches national security investigation against uranium imports

An underground uranium mine owned by Cameco, is shown on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Canada could face a larger trade dispute with the U.S. after the Department of Commerce launched another national security investigation, this time by looking into uranium imports. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the investigation Wednesday, noting U.S. production of uranium for military and electric power has decreased to five per cent of its consumption from 49 per cent in 1987. “The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security will conduct a thorough, fair, and transparent review to determine whether uranium imports threaten to impair national security,” Ross in aRead More