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Raonic, Shapavalov advance into third round of U.S. Open

Milos Raonic

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:08PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:00AM EDT NEW YORK – Milos Raonic felt he stepped up in the second round of the U.S. Open – and the scoreline indicates the Canadian did just that. After an inconsistent performance in a four-set win over qualifier Carlos Berlocq to open the final Grand Slam of the year, the No. 25 seed downed France’s Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on a hot and humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows. “Overall, I did thingsRead More


Homicide unit reviews investigation into Calgary man’s overdose death

Darrell Smith - homicide unit review

The Calgary Police Service is reviewing its investigation into the recent death of 47-year-old Darrell Smith as his family continues to question the injuries they found on his body. Smith, who is from the Piikani Nation, was found dead in his Beltline apartment in the 1400 block of 11 Street Southwest on August 12, 2018. An autopsy attributed his death to an overdose. Darrell’s niece Simone Smith was the last member of the family to see Darrell alive. Simone had gone to Calgary with her uncle for some back toRead More


Final farewell held for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

Final farewell held for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

Ben Cousins, CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:40AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:40PM EDT The two officers who were killed in last week’s deadly shooting in Fredericton are being remembered as dedicated officers with a passion for policing. Fredericton Police constables Robb Costello, 45, and Sara Burns, 43, were fatally shot last week while responding to a call outside an apartment complex in the city’s north end. During a regimental funeral Saturday in front of thousands of friends, family members and first responders from acrossRead More


‘We’re keeping the barn’: City reverses decision to take barn from Heritage Festival

heritage fest storage

The Heritage Festival will be allowed to use the barn where it stores its equipment year-round after all. The City of Edmonton and Heritage Festival officials met Friday to discuss the eviction notice issued by city administration, and the decision was reversed.   We’re keeping the barn! Thanks #yeg, @Paulatics @doniveson and more, for huge support. Late Fri afternoon mtg with @CityofEdmonton officials resulted in removal of eviction notice, plus agreement to explore longer-term initiatives such as new off-site storage facility. — Heritage Festival (@EdmHeritageFest) August 13, 2018 Mayor DonRead More


Ministry called after fuel spill in Oxford

Clean up of a fuel spill in Oxford County

More than 24 hours after a diesel fuel spill, a roadway remains closed in Oxford County near Ingersoll for the clean up. And the road could be closed through to tomorrow. OPP say there was a transport truck collision at Beachville Road on Foldens Line yesterday at 4 p.m. The truck hit a guardrail , spilling an undetermined amount of diesel fuel in the area.  The Ministry of Environment was notified of the spill, as there was concern about a waterway nearby. The roadway is closed during the cleanup andRead More


Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pounds Toronto during intense storm

Hail pummeled parts of Toronto Thursday as a powerful summer storm swept through the city and brought highway traffic to a standstill. The rain began shortly after 4 p.m., falling in heavy sheets. Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning due to concerns of large hail, damaging winds, lightning strikes and “torrential” rainfall. The strong storm is expected to strike several regions within the Greater Toronto Area and pass by mid-evening. Videos show sheets of rain blasting roads and halting traffic along Highway 401. Other photos show an ominous wallRead More


Double stabbing near Chinatown, two arrested

Stabbing July 20

CTV Montreal Published Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:50AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:02AM EDT Two men in their twenties were stabbed overnight near Chinatown between Friday and Saturday, according to Montreal police. Four suspects were apprehended after the assault. Police say that one victim is touch-and-go, and the other will survive his serious injuries. The incident occurred around 3:50 a.m. at the intersection of Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Viger Avenue – where an argument between several people degenerated for reasons that are still unknown.  Four people were arrestedRead More


Antigonish proud to be first town to host Special Olympics

Antigonish proud to be first town to host Special Olympics

It’s a busy time in Antigonish as the town prepares for a group of special visitors later this month. In two weeks, the town of Antigonish will Host the Special Olympics 2018 Canada Summer Games and Antigonish is proud of its historic first. “We’re the first town to host it,” said co-chair Carl Chisholm. “Normally it goes to a city, and we’re very proud of that and we want to make sure that we put on a great show for them so that hopefully other towns across the country willRead More


City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

CTV Barrie Published Monday, July 16, 2018 8:02PM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 16, 2018 8:05PM EDT Orillia councillors have mixed opinions on plans to bring Uber to the city. Taxi drivers in Orillia must have a valid a drivers abstract, pass a criminal background check, and a vulnerable services check.The vulnerable services check speaks to any pardons for sexual or mental health criminal convictions from the past.Uber does driver abstract checks and criminal background checks but has said on record, that if the city of Orillia wants a vulnerableRead More


1 man shot, another assaulted in Portage la Prairie: RCMP

RCMP

CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:06PM CST Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:08PM CST RCMP are reporting a 20-year-old man was shot around midnight on Sunday near 17th Street NW in Portage la Prairie, while an 18-year-old man nearby was seriously assaulted The victim of the shooting was transported to hospital in stable condition. The assault victim was taken to hospital in unstable condition, but his health has since improved. Police said both of the victims are from Portage la Prairie and investigators do not believe theseRead More