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George Clooney tops Forbes’ highest-paid actors list

George Clooney

LOS ANGELES — George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he’s not starring in any hit movies. The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors with US$239 million in pretax earnings. Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila, which Clooney co-founded in 2013 with two entrepreneurs. The actor’s wealth also includes additional earnings from endorsements and older movies. The rankings include on-screen and outside earnings. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ranked second with $124 million pretax. Forbes saysRead More


Owner of Sweetfin Poké blazes a trail in local food scene

Owner of Sweetfin Poké blazes a trail in local food scene

After trotting the globe, Delaine Brilz thought Saskatoons food scene was missing something. “One of my favourite hobbies is eating and drinking, so like why not,” Brilz said. After six months spent working as a waitress in the Cayman Islands, Brilz decided to open a restaurant that would bring something brand new to Saskatoon, poké. Her first endeavour is called Sweetfin Poké, and is the first restaurant to offer deconstructed sushi bowls to the people of Saskatoon. “I’ve been to a few places, Toronto, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and I noticedRead More


Wreckage of plane found in Lac Ste. Anne County

WESTLOCK PLANE CRASH SCENE

The search for a missing pilot has ended with the discovery of his Cessna 172 in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton. The wreckage of a small plane was discovered on Thursday afternoon in Lac Ste. Anne County, south of Oldman Lake. Search and rescue crews found the crash site, after reviewing radar logs from a nearby airport, and notified RCMP in Mayerthorpe. Police say the aircraft was extensively damaged and a body was discovered at the scene. Scott Schneider’s sister, Stephaine Bruntz, tells CTV News the body found isRead More


One dead, two seriously injured following crash near Mitchell

RCMP

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:02PM CST Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:50PM CST One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash just two kilometres east of Mitchell, Man. The collision happened at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, August 10 on Highway 52. A gravel truck was headed westbound and signaled to go south and slowed down for eastbound traffic to clear. According to RCMP, a van came to stop behind the gravel truck and was promptly struck from behind by a pickup truck. The vanRead More


U.S. launches national security investigation against uranium imports

An underground uranium mine owned by Cameco, is shown on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Canada could face a larger trade dispute with the U.S. after the Department of Commerce launched another national security investigation, this time by looking into uranium imports. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the investigation Wednesday, noting U.S. production of uranium for military and electric power has decreased to five per cent of its consumption from 49 per cent in 1987. “The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security will conduct a thorough, fair, and transparent review to determine whether uranium imports threaten to impair national security,” Ross in aRead 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


‘We look at it as a way of healing’: Three brothers healing through music

‘We look at it as a way of healing’: Three brothers healing through music

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:20PM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:48PM CST Three singing brothers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo stopped in Regina on Saturday, to share their story of survival. Fabian, Aliston and Michel Lwamba all lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for years, after escaping from their home in the Congo. “A refugee camp if I can describe, is a place of death, a place of sorrow, a place where there is no hope. And hopelessness is very much in the camp,”Read More


‘Bridging North America’ to design and build cable-stayed Gordie Howe Bridge

Gordie Howe Bridge concept cable-stayed

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:36AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:58AM EDT The builder who will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit was announced today in Windsor, Ont. The preferred proponent ‘Bridging North America’ will soon start construction on an 853 metre cable-stayed span, being touted by Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority officials as the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. WDBA communications director Mark Butler says “it’s going to be as tall as the Ren Center,” one of mostRead More


Application to demolish Kensington Manor submitted to City of Calgary

Kensington Manor

The City of Calgary has received a proposal to demolish a northwest apartment building that has sat vacant since November due to structural concerns. On November 23, residents of the 57 units of Kensington Manor, an apartment building in the 300 block of 10 Street Northwest, were evacuated from the building with little notice after an engineer detected serious structural issues. The building’s frame was shored and the perimeter of the building was fenced off to prevent unauthorized access. The seven-storey building was constructed in 1969. With files from CTV’sRead More


Russia adds to list of famous World Cup upsets

Russia World Cup

With a spirited home crowd cheering on, Russia made a memorable contribution to the World Cup’s history of upsets. The Russians beat Spain on penalty kicks in the round of 16 on Sunday, eliminating the 2010 champions and overcoming seemingly nonstop possession by the Spaniards. Russia is No. 70 in the FIFA ranking and Spain is No. 10, and the Spanish were considered serious contenders to win the tournament. The FIFA ranking may have underrated Russia because as the host country, it didn’t have to play any qualifiers. Still, thisRead More