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Investigation continues into death of man found in burned car on Ahtahkakoop First Nation

Brennan Ahenakew

RCMP are looking for more information as they continue to investigate the death of a man whose remains were found inside a burned vehicle. Police investigating the death of Brennan Ahenakew ask anyone who contacted him or saw his car on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation overnight May 9 and 10 to come forward. The remains of the 20-year-old were found in his burned vehicle the evening of May 10. A report about the car fire came in to RCMP that morning, at about 10 a.m., but the vehicle was notRead More

High levels of air pollution in region prompt statement from Environment Canada

Smog alert

Environment Canada has issued an air quality statement for London-Middlesex Friday. The agency says high levels of air pollution have developed. Hot and sunny conditions have resulted in increasing ground-level ozone concentrations for the region, which are expected to last into the afternoon. In Sarnia-Lambton, the agency says there is both a smog and air health advisory in effect there due to deteriorating air quality. Children, including teenagers, are at higher risk from outdoor air pollution because they often spend time being active outdoors. Young people are more likely toRead More

saskatoon, homicide, applegate, third, person, charged

saskatoon police

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:28PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:42PM CST Police have charged a woman with manslaughter in connection with a killing last summer. The woman is third person charged in the death of Tyler Applegate. He was shot in the stomach at his home on the 2300 block of 33rd Street West on July 22, 2017. The 27-year-old died from his injuries three weeks later. Following the shooting, police were looking for a black Nissan Titan truck with three male occupants, which was stolenRead More

Renaming of Emily Carr painting spurs debate about reconciliation in art

Canadian artist Emily Carr

TORONTO — The painting depicts a colonial structure in an Indigenous setting, but it’s the name of the work that’s spurred a debate about how the art world should address reconciliation. The Art Gallery of Ontario has renamed a painting by Canadian artist Emily Carr as part of a broader effort to eliminate culturally insensitive language from titles in its collection, a curator says. But others in the artistic community contend that displacing a work from its historical context does far more cultural damage than a name. In the 1929Read More

Public school board trustees approve new budget

Public school board trustees approve new budget

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:53PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:08PM MDT Trustees with the Calgary Board of Education approved the 2018-19 budget on Tuesday and say the $1.4 billion provides stable funding to support students. Earlier this month, the CBE said it had a $35 million shortfall and that it would have to come up with extra funds to keep service at normal levels after the province said it would not make up the three percent shortfall. The board receives more than $1Read More

Two men charged with attempted murder released on bail

Two of the three men charged with attempted murder in Oro-Medonte walked out of the courthouse on Friday on bail. Cory Greenspoon was released into his parent’s care. The 28 year old’s lawyer says his client had no business being behind bars. “The police don’t have much of a case. It may be paper thin,” says defence lawyer Mitchell Worsoff. “I had thought the police were going to withdraw these charges or have the Crown withdraw these charges. But they may have some further evidence against my client. I’m skeptical.”Read More

Three-year-old boy mauled by coyote, receives 100 stitches

Three-year-old boy mauled by coyote, receives 100 stitches

A three-year-old boy in B.C. received more than 100 stitches after he was attacked by a coyote outside of his home. Amanda Dycke said her son Ayden slipped through the backyard gate to the sidewalk behind their house in Burnaby, B.C. on Tuesday evening. Only seconds later, Dycke said she heard him scream. “I ran out through the front door,” she recalled to CTV Vancouver on Wednesday. “I didn’t see until I got to the sidewalk that there was a coyote gnawing on his head.” “He was flailing and screaming.”Read More

Info session on Mount Royal through traffic divides Montrealers

Cyclist on Mount Royal

The debate over through traffic on Mount Royal continued on Tuesday night at an information session three weeks before the ban is set to go ahead. The pilot project will stop all through traffic by cars on Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Rd. for five months of the year. Montrealers on both sides of a debate that largely pits drivers against cyclists showed up to voice their opinions on the local controversy. “It’s nonsense. They should keep the mountain open,” said resident Michael Shafter. “It should have elements of a park,Read More

Man barricades himself inside Fairhaven home, police’s tactical support unit called

Saskatoon Police tactical unit

CTV Saskatoon Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:06PM CST Last Updated Monday, May 14, 2018 5:28AM CST A tense scene in the Fairhaven neighbourhood kept Saskatoon Police busy for several hours Sunday afternoon. Crisis negotiators and the tactical support unit were called to a home in the 100 block of Bushe Place following a situation involving a man and a possible firearm. Police say the man barricaded himself inside the home. Shortly after 10 p.m. police say the incident was peacefully resolved, with one man safely in custody. Police wouldn’tRead More

‘It’s a huge loss’: Beloved bakery in Churchill burns to the ground

Gypsy's Bakery burns down

A northern Manitoba community is faced with another loss following a massive blaze at a local restaurant. Gypsy’s Bakery in Churchill went up in flames early Sunday morning. Churchill Fire Chief Leroy Whitmore said crews were called just after 12:30 a.m., and upon arrival, heavy smoke and flames were shooting out of the roof. He said crews made several attempts at fighting the fire from the inside, but the fire proved to be too challenging. After three hours of actively fighting the fire, Whitmore made the decision to knock downRead More