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Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend Staff Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:39AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:41AM EDT The Manitoba government has lifted its 23-year-old ban on alcohol at provincial campgrounds for the May long weekend. The province said the decision to let booze legally flow is due to a significant drop in alcohol-related offences in the years since the ban was introduced. Six Manitoba provincial parks banned drinking on the Victoria Day weekend beginning in 1995. The ban was later expanded to all provincial park campsites. “We know that theRead More

No criminal charges against man who waved Nazi flag in Montreal: police

No criminal charges against man who waved Nazi flag in Montreal: police

Montreal police say there won’t be any criminal charges laid against a man who waved a Nazi flag from atop a condo building during a May Day protest earlier this month. The man was photographed holding the flag on the roof of a condo building on Hutchison Street in the city’s Park Extension neighbourhood on May 2 as demonstrators walked below. Police were notified after the image was posted on the Facebook page of a neighbourhood group called the Parc-Ex Action Squad. The Montreal police’s hate crimes division investigated theRead More

Canadian-born ‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder dead at 69

Canadian-born 'Superman' actress Margot Kidder dead at 69 Staff Published Monday, May 14, 2018 12:51PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 14, 2018 2:22PM EDT Margot Kidder, the Canadian-born actress who played Lois Lane in “Superman,” has died. She was 69. The actress passed away in her Montana home. There are no details yet on the cause of her death. Kidder’s family confirmed the news with CTV News. Kidder was born in Yellowknife in 1948. Even from a young age, she had ambitions of stardom. “From when she was very young she was determined she was going toRead More

Former CFL player Lin-J Shell stops angry woman with gun inside Florida school

Lin-J Shell

A former CFL football player has been credited with disarming an upset woman who allegedly brought a gun to a Florida high school as a brawl broke out inside the gymnasium.  Lin-J Shell, 36, won the Grey Cup with the Calgary Stampeders in 2014. He’s also played for the B.C. Lions, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Argonauts, but has since moved on to teaching physical education at Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Fla. Earlier this week, a fight involving multiple people broke out in the school’s gym.Read More

Canada ‘a little less safe’ with U.S. pullout from Iran deal: former NATO commander

David Fraser

OTTAWA — Canada has become “a little less safe” as a result of U.S. President Donald Trump withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, says former NATO commander and retired Maj.-Gen. David Fraser. During a panel on CTV’s Question Period airing on Sunday, Fraser said Trump’s May 8 decision to withdraw from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (CJPOA) will have negative impacts felt beyond the United States. “I think we’ve become a little less safe with the United States pulling out of the deal. They say keep your friendsRead More

Soo Greyhounds lose to Hamilton

Soo Greyhounds lose to Hamilton

Soo Greyhounds lose to Hamilton Friday night and now trail 3-2 in OHL Championship series. Jairus Patterson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Man arrested after WestJet flight from Halifax to Calgary diverted to Toronto


The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:42PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:43PM EDT MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A man in his 20s is in police custody after a WestJet flight from Halifax to Calgary was diverted to Toronto’s Pearson airport on Wednesday evening. Peel Region police received the call around 7 p.m. about an unruly passenger on board WestJet flight 231. The plane landed at Pearson about 90 minutes later and police say the male suspect was arrested without incident. WestJet did not immediately respond toRead More

Former child actor accuses Tom Sizemore of groping her in lawsuit

Tom Sizemore

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah woman who told police Tom Sizemore groped her at a photo shoot when she was 11 is suing the actor. The lawsuit filed Monday says the 2003 incident during production the “Born Killers” movie left her with post-traumatic stress and drug and alcohol addiction. The lawsuit seeks at least $3 million in damages. Sizemore denied the “highly disturbing” allegation when it surfaced last year, saying he would never inappropriately touch a child. Sizemore spokeswoman Michelle Salem did not immediately return phone and email messagesRead More

Nova Scotian teenager named among East Coast Music Award winners Sunday night

Makayla Lynn

CTV Atlantic Published Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:10PM ADT Last Updated Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:39PM ADT HALIFAX — A teenage girl walked away from the 2018 East Coast Music and Industry Awards celebration Sunday night with a prize under her belt, making her one of the youngest winners in the event’s 30-year-history. Makayla Lynn, 16, from Elmsdale, N.S., took home Country Recording of the Year for her fourth album, “On A Dare and a Prayer.” Lynn exploded onto the music scene as a preteen, first performing in Nashville atRead More

Police: Man steals Uber driver’s vehicle downtown, crashes into cars while fleeing

Impaired driving crash

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, May 6, 2018 8:57AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:52AM EDT A man accused of stealing an Uber driver’s car near Union Station and crashing into other vehicles while fleeing the scene has been arrested and charged, Toronto police say. The incident occurred near the downtown transportation hub shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Police say a 46-year-old man has stopped in the area to pick up an Uber fare when another man jumped into his car and fled. The suspect,Read More