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City faces $425K in external fees for lawsuit over Downtown police HQ project

Winnipeg police headquarters

The city is facing another cost overrun related to the Downtown Police Headquarters project. A new report says in order to sue over deficiencies with the building, the city’s legal department needs an over expenditure of $270,000. If approved the city wants to hire law firm Marr Finlayson Pollock. The report estimates all external legal fees could total up to $425,000. Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the move, saying this term of council has had to clean up the mess from the scandal-plagued project. The city filed a statementRead More


How police are preparing to catch drivers under the influence of cannabis

How police are preparing to catch drivers under the influence of cannabis

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:03PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, June 30, 2018 11:08PM EDT With recreational marijuana set to become legal on Oct. 17, police forces across Canada are stepping up efforts to train officers to detect drivers under the influence of the drug. A new piece of legislation that changed Canada’s impaired driving laws gives police enhanced powers to conduct roadside intoxication tests, including oral fluid drug tests. Driving while high will remain illegal after legalization. Public Safety Canada announced in September 2017 that it wouldRead More


Jogger who crossed U.S. border accidentally a warning to Canadians: expert

Blaine, Washington

VANCOUVER – A Washington state immigration lawyer says a case of a French teenager who reportedly crossed from Canada into the United States by accident and was detained for two weeks should serve as a warning to Canadians. Len Saunders says while there are aspects of her case that are unique, it should still serve as a reminder for Canadians to be careful along border crossings. Cedella Roman, a 19-year-old French citizen, could not be reached for comment but she told CBC she was visiting her mother in B.C. andRead More


Late Broncos coach wins inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award

Head coach Darcy Haugan

Late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan received the inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Haugan’s wife Christina accepted the award, surrounded by 10 of the surviving players. She spoke of Haugan’s legacy in the community, and how he worked hard to shape the young men he coached. Sixteen people – including Haugan – were killed in a tragic bus crash on April 6. Thirteen others were injured. The NHL honoured the team at the awards ceremony with an emotional tribute. On Tuesday, the NHLRead More


Child rushed to hospital following incident at southeast lake

child injured, Lake Bonaventure, Lake Placid Drive

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:36PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:35PM MDT A child has been rushed to hospital after falling into Lake Bonaventure in the city’s southeast. Emergency crews were called to the 1100 block of Lake Placid Drive S.E. just after 11:00 a.m. after someone called 911. A young child was rushed from the scene to the South Health Campus in critical, life threatening condition by EMS. “When fire crews arrived, CPR was already in progress by family and bystanders and AHSRead More


5 things to know on CTVNews.ca on Wednesday, June 6, 2018: Canadian Armed Forces, G7 summit, male doula

The Canadian Armed Forces is asking for members to return some gear, in a move that is drawing intense criticism from the Conservative Party. 1. Returning gear: CTV News has learned that the Canadian Armed Forces is ordering members to return rucksacks and sleeping bag kits due to a “shortfall of equipment” with the gear needed for redistribution. 2. G7 anger: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the rest of the G7 leaders are planning to confront U.S. President Donald Trump over his controversial tariff decisions on the opening day ofRead More


Bond 25 finds distribution from Universal, MGM

James Bond premiere Skyfall

LOS ANGELES – After more than a decade at Sony Pictures, James Bond has a few new partners. In a joint announcement Thursday, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said Universal Pictures will release the 25th installment of the superspy franchise internationally while MGM will handle the U.S. release. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as 007 in the film and Oscar-winner Danny Boyle will direct. Sony’s Bond contract expired in 2015 and many of the major studios competed for the chance to distribute the profitable franchise. As per traditionRead 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 beaches in Bracebridge remain closed

bracebridge beaches closed

Two beaches in Bracebridge remain closed all long weekend for a police investigation. Town officials decided to shut down Kirby’s Beach Park and Bracebridge Bay Park on Friday, after broken glass and sewing needles were purposely placed in the sand, both in the water, and on the beach. Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith says volunteer scuba divers from Gravenhurst will be on site Monday conducting a thorough underwater inspection to ensure the beaches are as safe as possible. “We have a nice safe beach 99.99% of the time, but unfortunately somethingRead More


Harry and Meghan: Montreal’s eye on the Royals

Harry and Meghan: Montreal’s eye on the Royals

As the world watched Meghan and Harry, so did many in Montreal – some viewing parties started as early as 6 a.m. Kelly Greig attended. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]