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Singer gets anonymous gift to watch Duhamel and Radford skate to her song

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

VANCOUVER — Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford’s skate to April Meservy’s cover of U2’s “With or Without You” drew the singer herself to Vancouver on Friday. The singer/songwriter from Reno, Nev., was at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre to see Duhamel and Radford easily win the pairs short program at the Canadian figure skating championships. Meservy said in an Instagram post that the trip to Vancouver for herself and two friends was an anonymous gift. “I was shocked to tears to read a letter informing me that flights, hotel, andRead More


Accused in attacks fit to stand trial, but second assessment not yet complete

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif

The man accused in the Sept. 30 attacks in Edmonton has been found fit to stand trial, although an assessment on his mental state at the time of the alleged assaults has not been completed. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif appeared in court Friday on the 11 charges he faced in connection to the attack – where an Edmonton Police Service officer was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed, and hours later, a cube van hit four people in the downtown core. His lawyer told court Friday an assessment found SharifRead More


Federal funding will go long way for Sask. Indigenous police force

Federal funding will go long way for Sask. Indigenous police force

CTV Regina Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:07PM CST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:42PM CST Federal investment in First Nations police forces will go a long for the only Indigenous police force in the province. The Government of Canada announced a $300 million investment on Wednesday to help make Indigenous communities safer. The money will be used to hire 110 new positions over the next five years across the country. “We expect the policing service to be invigorated by the extra resources that we’re putting in,” said RalphRead More


Tailored response in Alberta, Ontario, B.C. for South Asians addicted to opioids

Oxycodone

Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:19PM EST VANCOUVER — A medical clinic in British Columbia and a social service agency in Alberta are set to expand their programs to meet the often-hidden and growing problem of South Asians battling addiction to opioids. The Roshni Clinic opened last spring in Surrey to provide services for South Asian clients addicted to alcohol and stimulants including amphetamine and cocaine. But more programs will be offered in the coming months to deal with the use of opioids such asRead More


No charges after Toronto police Tasered psychiatric patient multiple times: SIU

SIU file photo

TORONTO — Ontario’s police watchdog says no charges are warranted after a psychiatric patient at a downtown Toronto hospital suffered a broken hip when Tasered multiple times by police officers. The Special Investigations Unit said in a release Tuesday that the hospital made a 911 call for assistance with a patient on Sept. 24, 2016, and the man was subdued by a conducted energy weapon and then sedated by hospital staff. Late on Sept. 27, police again responded to a 911 call regarding the same patient in the psychiatric intensiveRead More


Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More


CTF says high electricity bills are hurting Chatham hospital

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says soaring electricity bills at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance are unsustainable. CTF says documents it obtained show the electricity bills for the hospital have grown from $1,230,757 in 2012-13 to $1,477,700 in 2016-17, an increase of more than 20 per cent. “How is Chatham-Kent Health Alliance expected to manage their budget when electricity bills have rising (sic) dramatically every year?” a news release quotes  CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “The more the hospital has to spend keeping their lights on, the fewer resources they haveRead More


Ban on new admissions at Caressant Care home lifted

A Woodstock long-term care home barred from admitting new residents for most of 2017 is now allowed to do so. Caressant Care says the province has lifted its halt on admissions at its Woodstock facility, meaning admissions will resume next week. In a press release, the company said it would be working with the South West Local Health Integration Network to ensure things go smoothly for any new residents moved to Caressant Care. The province had ordered the home to stop admitting new residents in January. Inspection reports showed thatRead More


Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:44AM EST NEW YORK — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since revelations about Harvey Weinstein exploded in October. Accusers of politicians, actors, comedians, singers, producers, directors, other media powerhouses and assorted business moguls have takenRead More


Castor triple murder trial concludes with a verdict slated for January

Tyson Fedor , CTV Edmonton Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:10PM MST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:11PM MST It was a daunting and lengthy trial but on Wednesday the crown along with defense lawyers for co-accused Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank gave their closing arguments.    As it was for much of the almost six-week trial, a packed courtroom heard the case put forward by the crown, that they believe both parties are guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus.   Read More