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‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

The family of a Cape Breton woman whose been missing since Easter weekend is speaking out in the hopes that a renewed interested in the case will help them find answers. Debbie Ann Hutchinson, 59, of Sydney was last seen on April 14. She was reported missing by her family on April 24, who told police they haven’t been able to contact her. Debbie’s brother John Hutchinson says her disappearance has been a total mystery to the family and has caused a great deal of heartache. “It’s been hard,” heRead More


At-risk youth arts program looking for new space

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A program that helps at-risk youth stay off the streets through art is looking for a new place to go. Ottawa Innercity Arts is a program run by Ottawa Innercity Ministries. They operate in a space in St Paul & St Peter’s Church on Metcalfe Street. “Most of the kids are leaving home because of domestic violence. As bad as the streets are – home is much, much worst,” says Executive Director Ken MacLaren. But the church needs to close off a section of the building for required construction. ItRead More


Downpour drenches Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, power outages

Downpour drenches Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, power outages

Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:41AM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:33PM EST HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, swamping some areas with extensive flooding and causing two Newfoundland towns to declare a state of emergency. Environment Canada said a low-pressure system slowly tracked across the East Coast on Saturday, drenching the region in heavy rains. In southern New Brunswick, total rainfall amounts had exceeded 50 millimetres in some areas by SaturdayRead More


Accused in attacks fit to stand trial, but second assessment not yet complete

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The man accused in the Sept. 30 attacks in Edmonton has been found fit to stand trial, although an assessment on his mental state at the time of the alleged assaults has not been completed. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif appeared in court Friday on the 11 charges he faced in connection to the attack – where an Edmonton Police Service officer was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed, and hours later, a cube van hit four people in the downtown core. His lawyer told court Friday an assessment found SharifRead More


Canadian Kennel Club seeking to add 12 more dog breeds

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Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:01PM EST TORONTO — Two dog breeds recently added to the American Kennel Club’s pack are not recognized north of the border, but the Canadian Kennel Club is hoping to add 12 others that are gaining popularity with dog lovers. Andrew Patton, spokesman for Canada’s primary registry for purebred dogs, says 2018’s incoming class could include the Portuguese sheepdog, Tibetan mastiff, rat terrier and Spanish water dog, if they get the stamp of approval from Agriculture Canada. But they don’tRead More


Former deputy reeve takes stand in his own defence

Former deputy reeve takes stand in his own defence

CTV Regina Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:16PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:55PM CST The former deputy reeve of the RM of Sherwood took the stand in his own defence on Wednesday. Tim Probe is facing charges of municipal corruption and breach of trust. Most of the accusations against him have been made by Jeffrey Poissant, reeve of Sherwood. Speaking in court on Wednesday, Probe noted that relations between his family and Poissant’s family have never been good. Probe told court that the private meetings he isRead More


54th annual Christmas Daddies Telethon raises over $446,000

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:29PM AST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:29PM AST It’s a CTV tradition that’s been helping Maritime children and families in need, dating back to 1964. More than $446,000 was raised for the 54th annual Christmas Daddies Telethon on Saturday. Every year the telethon brings in thousands of dollars to support families across the region during the Christmas season. CTV retiree, Jim Hill Junior says he remembers the first year for Christmas Daddies when his father – one of the founders –Read More


Sportsnet analyst Gregg Zaun terminated over ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:36PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:32PM EST Former baseball player and Sportsnet Blue Jays analyst Gregg Zaun’s contract has been terminated by Rogers Media over “inappropriate behaviour.” The communications company said Zaun’s termination was effective immediately in a statement released on Thursday. “This week we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour and comments by Gregg Zaun in the workplace,” President of Rogers Media Rick Brace said in the statement. “After investigating theRead More


Gov’t reaches agreement in principle with LGBT group

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:43AM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:44AM EST OTTAWA — A lawyer says a group of people seeking to sue the government over alleged state-sanctioned persecution for their sexual orientation have reached an agreement in principle. Doug Elliott says details of the agreement will be released on Tuesday to coincide with the apology. The agreement comes ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised apology, which will acknowledge how members of the military, RCMP and civil service were discriminated against onRead More


Dozens of men gather to discuss how to help counter violence against women

The Canadian Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 1:18PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 1:55PM EST As they did last year, a few dozen men from different walks of life met Friday morning in Montreal to discuss violence against women and what they could do, individually and collectively, to counter it. Among them were police officers, union representatives, unemployed people, rappers, politicians and lawyers, all responding to the invitation from the Fédération des maisons d’hébergement pour femmes. Some men reported that they had witnessed domestic violence against theirRead More