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Police probe possible drowning in Hamilton

Hamilton, possible, drowning

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:21AM EDT Police are investigating a possible drowning near the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton this morning Hamilton police say they received a call about a man who was spotted in the water near the boat club, located at 50 Leander Drive, at around 6 a.m. Sunday. The police service’s marine unit, as well as paramedics and firefighters, are trying to locate the man. Police say there is a heavy police presenceRead More


Local newspapers in Oxford and Lambton Counties to be shut down

Postmedia

Two Oxford County newspapers and on in Lambton County with long histories in their communities are being shut down. Postmedia announced Tuesday that it plans to close the Ingersoll Times, the Norwich Gazette and the Petrolia Topic “in the coming weeks.” Also slated for closure are newspapers in Kapuskasing and Alberta. A handful of other newspapers across the country will see their publishing schedules cut back or move to online-only operations. The company said the changes were part of cost-reduction attempts, with a goal of cutting total salary expenses byRead More


Quebec man, 73, charged in alleged Ontario sex assaults dating back to 1970s

Crime generic

Police in the Toronto area say a 73-year-old Quebec man is facing charges in an investigation into sexual assaults alleged to have occurred nearly 50 years ago. Peel regional police say a 56-year-old man contacted them in May alleging he was the victim of series of sexual assaults that occurred in the early 1970s. Investigators say Alonzo Levesque of L’Ile-Bizard, Que., was arrested on Monday and charged with four counts of sexual assault. They say Levesque had been a referee with a hockey league in Toronto in the 1970s andRead More


Five arrested following bear spray attacks and attempted break-ins near Cochrane

Members of the Cochrane RCMP detachment continue to investigate a Monday night crime spree that resulted in five arrests, the recovery of a stolen pickup truck and left two RCMP constables suffering from minor injuries. According to RCMP, officers received reports a pedestrian has been assaulted by the occupants of a vehicle and attacked with bear spray at an undisclosed location at approximately 10:40 p.m. While the investigation into the attack on the pedestrian was underway, a Rocky View County resident interrupted three people who were rummaging through a vehicleRead More


Seth Meyers, Wanda Sykes, Hannibal Buress topline JFL42 in Toronto

Seth Meyers

TORONTO — Seth Meyers, Jo Koy, Wanda Sykes, and Hannibal Buress are among the headliners booked for Toronto’s JFL42 comedy festival. Organizers says September’s laugh-fest will also feature Anthony Jeselnik, Chris D’Elia and Ken Jeong, while other names set to appear include “The Daily Show ” correspondent Dulce Sloan and JFL42 veteran Andy Kindler, who returns for the seventh year in a row to host The Alternative Show. The festival’s daytime program ComedyCon returns with onstage conversations including Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, and Comedy Central funnyman Anthony Atamanuik of “TheRead More


Crown appeals decision on retired Chatham violin teacher

Chatham-Kent courthouse

Legal troubles may not be over for a retired violin teacher in Chatham, who was found not guilty of historic sexual offences.  The Crown attorney is appealing the decision for 72-year-old Claude Eric Trachy from April 23. At that time a judge agreed with the defence that Trachy was helping students rest their shoulders while playing the violin. The defence argued it was to promote better posture and not sexual touching. Trachy was originally charged in 2015 for allegations from 25 complaints, which dated back to the early 1980’s. SourceRead More


Fifteen injured after bomb explodes at Ont. restaurant

Police release photos of explosion suspects

Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:43PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 5:34AM EDT MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Fifteen people were injured Thursday night when two men entered an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ont., and detonated what police described as an improvised explosive device. Peel Region police said they received a call about the explosion in the Bombay Bhel restaurant, located in a plaza near Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue, just after 10:30 p.m. “There were two individuals seen entering and detonating the device andRead More


Memorial Cup host committee expected to lose money

Memorial Cup host committee expected to lose money

The Memorial Cup host committee says it took a hit when it had to pay the Canadian Hockey League $3.65 million just to host the event. The committee says everything, including with the Eagles concert and opening ceremonies, cost more than $12.5 million, and the committee lost about $2 million. “We expected that we would have to underwrite it, we were prepared to do that. We were competing against the Hamilton Bulldogs that wanted it there. They have a 19,000 seat arena,” committee chair Shaun Semple said. The cost toRead More


Police searching for suspect following groping incidents downtown

Winnipeg police

Winnipeg Police Service is looking to find the person or people responsible for two groping incidents in downtown Winnipeg. Police said the first incident happened on Friday, May 18 around 7:50 a.m. in the skywalk near Bell MTS Place and Cityplace Shopping Centre when a woman in her 30’s was approached and grabbed by a man. The man is described as approximately 20-years-old, five feet tall with a small build and wearing a t-shirt and cargo pants. No surveillance photos have been released from this incident.  The second incident tookRead More


Horwath would not permit Ontario corner stores to sell beer, wine

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:16PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:36PM EDT THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Horwath said there’s no need to allow convenience stores to carry the products — a perennially favoured if never-implemented idea that once helped propel the Liberals to office in the mid-1980s. “I’m going to be straightRead More