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Commuters prepare for chaos ahead of first phase of Riverside Vista Project

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It’s a project that’s been in the works for more than a decade. Windsor city council approved the $6.3-million contract to Amico Infrastructures to rebuild Riverside Drive from Lauzon Road to Riverdale Avenue and it’s set to begin Monday. “This is going to take some time to complete, but…we’ll keep moving forward over time. It’ll be a little hassle, but the hassle will be worth it at the end of the day, said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. Residents are already preparing for slowdowns. “It’s going to be quite frustrating andRead More


Watson congratulates Ford and new PC Government

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Mayor Jim Watson says he’s committed to building a “productive working relationship” with Premier Designate Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives. Watson issued a statement shortly after Ford and the Progressive Conservatives won a majority mandate in the 42nd Ontario election. He says “I have said previously that there were policies in each of the Liberal, PC and NDP platforms that would be good for the city. I continue to feel optimistic about the future and I will be focusing on areas of common alignment with the new Progressive ConservativeRead More


Public inquiry sparked by Wettlaufer case begins today in Ontario

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The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:12AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:20AM EDT ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed a long-term care nurse to kill elderly patients in her care is set to get underway today in St. Thomas, Ont. The inquiry, led by Ontario Court of Appeal judge Eileen Gillese, will examine systemic factors that allowed Elizabeth Wettlaufer to inject more than a dozen patients with overdoses of insulin while working at long-term care homes and private residencesRead More


‘You get a twist in your soul’: Van de Vorst journey continues after McKay sentenced

Jordan Van de Vorst, his wife Chanda and their children, two-year-old Miguire and five-year-old Kamryn, are seen in this image from Facebook. All were killed in the crash.

It’s been 883 days since the Van de Vorst family lost four members of their family and 677 days since the woman responsible for the deaths was sentenced for the crimes. On Friday, their late son and brother’s birthday, Linda and Lou Van de Vorst along with their daughters, traveled to a hotel in Maple Creek. The next day they drove further, to Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge to read victim impact statements at Catherine McKay’s parole board hearing. She was denied unescorted temporary absences to see her family by theRead More


Skateboarder seriously hurt in collision with truck

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CTV Montreal Published Friday, May 25, 2018 1:53PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 1:58PM EDT A 29-year-old man was sent to hospital in serious condition after he hit a truck while skateboarding down Lucien L’Allier St. near St. Jacques St. The collision occurred about 11:50 a.m. Friday when the skateboarder went through a red light, and hit a truck heading east. According to Montreal police Constable Manuel Couture “the skateboarder hit the truck at full speed on the driver’s side.” The skateboarder was not conscious when he wasRead More


Eric Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

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HOUSTON – Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday night in Oakland one win away from knocking off the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95. Chris Paul scored 20 points and James Harden struggled for his 19, but Paul hadRead More


Mississauga blast: 15 hurt in explosion at Indian restaurant

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CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:43PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 7:33AM EDT Police in Mississauga, Ont., are on the hunt for two men who entered an Indian restaurant on Thursday night and detonated what police described as an improvised explosive device, injuring 15 people. Three of those suffered serious blast injuries and were taken to trauma centres; the rest sustained smaller shrapnel injuries. The majority of the victims have been treated and released, while the three most seriously injured are now in stable condition. PeelRead More


‘The beauty of our land is going to be drastically changed’: Wildfire evacuees worry about community left behind

'The beauty of our land is going to be drastically changed': Wildfire evacuees worry about community left behind

As the evacuation of Little Grand Rapids, Man. winds down residents from the community are left worried about their community. A total of around 1100 people from Little Grand Rapids and the nearby Pauingassi First Nation had to be flown to Winnipeg due to a large wildfire burning out of control near the two communities. As of Thursday afternoon the Canadian Red Cross said 18 people remained in Little Grand Rapids while 219 people still required transportation out of Pauingassi. The Red Cross expected Thursday afternoon that everyone would beRead More


High streamflow advisory issued for Bow River upstream of Canmore

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Alberta Environment and Parks has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Bow River near the Town of Canmore. Officials say snowmelt has increased water levels in the Bow River, upstream of Canmore, and the Pipestone River, north of Lake Louise, and there is some flooding in low-lying areas. The Bow River in the mountain parks has risen about 0.5 m in the last week and the Pipestone’s water levels have also increased by about 0.3m. The pathway under the Bow River Bridge, near Canmore, is closed and additional trailsRead More


Jets falter early on, Vegas nabs series lead

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Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:11PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:15PM CST The Vegas Golden Knights protected their newly gained home-ice advantage on Wednesday night beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2. The Golden Knights speedy centre, Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring by blazing past Jacob Trouba and slipping it past Connor Hellebuyck. The Jets responded in the second period as Mark Scheifele scored his 13th goal of the playoffs to tie it at one goal apiece. The lead however, did not last for longRead More