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Mattis warns of bumpy road to U.S., North Korea nuclear summit

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press Published Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:56PM EDT SINGAPORE — It will be a “bumpy road” to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of strength. Mattis was speaking at the start of a meeting with South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo and Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on the final day of the Shangri-LaRead More

Former B.C. premier Christy Clark joins Bennett Jones as senior advisor

Christy Clark

VANCOUVER — Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark is joining the Bennett Jones law firm as a senior advisor in its Vancouver office. The firm says Clark will join its government affairs and public policy team, which also counts former deputy prime minister Anne McLellan and former foreign minister John Baird as members. Bennett Jones CEO Hugh MacKinnon says in a statement that Clark’s focus on economic growth through trade fits in well with the interests of the firm’s clients. Clark resigned as B.C. premier last summer, having served inRead More

Handgun used in carjacking: police

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Winnipeg police are investigating a carjacking involving a gun. Police said they were called Tuesday at about 6 a.m. to the 1000 block of McGregor Street. That’s where a 48-year-old woman told them she was sitting in her car when two men appeared. Police said one of the suspects had a handgun and demanded she get out, and after she exited, the suspects left with the car, a red 2013 Toyota Corolla. The suspects are described as being Indigenous males who looked between 20 and 25 years old. Police saidRead More

City unveiling new Red Light Camera

Ottawa redlight camera

Ottawa’s newest red light camera will be unveiled today. Mayor Jim Watson and Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli will show off the new camera on Lyon Street, between Albert and Slater Streets. This is the last of 20 new red light cameras Council committed to installing during this current term. The City of Ottawa says the Red Light Camera Program is an initiative to improve intersection safety.  The goals of the program are to reduce collisions and to reduce injuries to help improve road safety at the targeted intersections. ThereRead 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

Man in his 20s injured after Scarborough shooting

Toronto Police

A male victim believed to be in his 20s is suffering from serious injuries after a shooting took place in Scarborough’s Golden Mile area on Thursday night. Officers were called to the area of Eglinton and Pharmacy avenues at around 10 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police said they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was subsequently taken to a trauma centre in non-life-threatening condition. No information on any possible suspects has been released in connection with this case. Roads have been blocked off inRead More

U of A scientists use cyclotron to develop medical isotopes

U of A scientists use cyclotron to develop medical isotopes

Edmonton has become the first Canadian city to create large quantities of medical isotopes – a substance used to detect dangerous diseases, including cancer. University of Alberta scientists used a cyclotron machine (a particle accelerator) to produce enough isotopes to conduct up to 1,000 tests per day. This machine can produce enough medical isotopes to conduct tests for the entire province. “We were asked to show that we could make it in the quantities that are required to supply a province and we’ve done it,” U of A Oncology professorRead More

ERCA issues flood outlook for lake erie shoreline areas

Lake Erie shoreline flood outlook

CTV Windsor Published Friday, May 11, 2018 7:50PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 7:58PM EDT Due to high winds in the forecast and predicted lake water elevations, the Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood outlook for Lake Erie shoreline areas.  ERCA says the areas to be potentially impacted is the shoreline in the municipality of Leamington, between Wheatley Harbour and the tip of Point Pelee. This entire shoreline was significantly impacted by waves during the wind storm event that occurred in April. ERCA  says there isRead More

Raptors president Masai Ujiri fined $25,000 for berating officials in Game 3

Raptors Ujiri

CLEVELAND – The NBA has slapped Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri with a $25,000 fine for walking onto the playing court at halftime to “verbally confront” game officials. The incident occurred during the Raptors’ 105-103 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. Toronto had been called for 14 fouls in the first half, compared to eight for Cleveland. And the Raptors were irate that what had seemed liked a Serge Ibaka bucket and potential three-point free-throw was downgraded to a foul with no basket and noRead More

“They were scrambling’: Whiteshell wildfire believed to be sparked by motorist

Flacon Lake Fire

Fire fighters in eastern Manitoba scrambled to extinguish a wildfire not far from homes in the Falcon Lake area. Chief Bruce Morrison with the South East Whiteshell Fire Department told CTV News on Sunday the fire is believed to have been set by a cigarette butt or mechanical part that heated on Hwy 1, which quickly spread to the tree line. “Called Pinawa because it was so dry and they were scrambling. It went quickly,” said Morrison. “I understand the RCMP stopped first and used their extinguishers and it didn’tRead More