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Tornado warning issued for parts of Simcoe County

Tornado warning issued for parts of Simcoe County

CTV Barrie Published Monday, August 27, 2018 8:13PM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 27, 2018 10:19PM EDT A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Simcoe County A tornado warning is in effect for -Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago A tornado warning has ended for -Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale Meteorologists aretracking two dangerous thunderstorms. According to Environment Canada one dangerous thunderstorm produced a brief tornado over Lake Simcoe east of Hawkestone. It then moved east at 50 km/h over Lake Simcoe. Environment Canada says areas impacted includeRead More


New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand’s lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that politicians would turn down a planned 3 per cent pay raise this year and would freeze their pay for 12 months while they worked out a fairer formula for future raises. Ardern said there is an increasing gap between what low- and middle-income New Zealanders earn and what highly paid workersRead More


National Capital Commission announces work on bridges, pathways

Federal ministers, NCC on tour of Voyageur Pathway

The National Capital Commission has been given more than $21-million for three important bridge projects in both Ottawa and Gatineau. They are the Portage Bridge, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway’s Lebreton exit bridge, and the Hog’s Back swing bridge. Money was also earmarked today to help repair the damage to the region’s multi-use pathways after that devastating flood last spring. Floodwaters washed away infrastructure and caused millions of dollars in damage. The bulk of the repairs are happening on the Voyageur Pathway by the Museum of History. Cyclists andRead More


Manziel picked off four times in CFL debut as Ticats down Alouettes 50-11

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel

MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel called it a humbling experience. The much-hyped CFL debut of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was a disaster as everything went downhill after his first pass was picked off by Larry Dean and his Montreal Alouettes were trounced 50-11 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night. It wasn’t all Manziel’s fault, but he was intercepted four times in the first half and put up only 104 yards on 11 completions before he was replaced by backup Vernon Adams in the fourth quarter. He wasn’t buying theRead More


Activists file petition to force city to call public consultations on systemic racism

Activists file petition to force city to call public consultations on systemic racism

CTV Montreal Published Friday, July 27, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 8:53PM EDT A petition calling on the city to hold public consultations on systemic racism has surpassed the number of signatures it needed to move on to the next step. McGill law student Balarama Holness filed the petition at city hall Friday after it gathered 20,000 signatures – 5,000 more than the city requires to force a consultation. Holness spearheaded the petition with the community group Montreal in Action; the group wants the city toRead More


N.B. RCMP investigating after shots fired at truck in Riverside-Albert

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, July 27, 2018 11:50AM ADT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 11:53AM ADT The RCMP is investigating after shots were fired at a pickup truck in Riverside-Albert, N.B. Police say the truck was parked outside a home on King Street at the time of the incident. They believe the shots were fired sometime between 2:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. on July 18. No one was injured but the truck sustained some damage. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsibleRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


How police are preparing to catch drivers under the influence of cannabis

How police are preparing to catch drivers under the influence of cannabis

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:03PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, June 30, 2018 11:08PM EDT With recreational marijuana set to become legal on Oct. 17, police forces across Canada are stepping up efforts to train officers to detect drivers under the influence of the drug. A new piece of legislation that changed Canada’s impaired driving laws gives police enhanced powers to conduct roadside intoxication tests, including oral fluid drug tests. Driving while high will remain illegal after legalization. Public Safety Canada announced in September 2017 that it wouldRead More


Two Knights selected in first round of NHL draft

Evan Bouchard, London Knights

Two London Knights were drafted in the first round of the NHL draft Friday in Dallas. Evan Bouchard, a defenceman with the Knights, was selected 10th overall by the Edmonton Oilers. Liam Foudy, a six-foot centre from the Knights, was selected 18th by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bouchard, from Oakville, has already started thinking about passing the puck to Connor McDavid. “For me, I’m just trying to take it one step and a time (and) enjoy the process,” Bouchard said. “I know there’s a lot of stuff to work onRead More


High court says libel suit against Israeli newspaper should be heard in Israel

Supreme Court of Canada

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a Canadian businessman who claims he was defamed by an Israeli newspaper will have to pursue his libel case in Israel. Mitchell Goldhar, who owns a soccer team based in Tel Aviv, filed a defamation suit in 2011 against Israel’s oldest newspaper, Haaretz, over an article about his management style and business practices. The story appeared in print and on the newspaper’s Hebrew and English-language websites. Lower courts in Canada said Goldhar’s suit could proceed here, but in a 6-3 ruling, theRead More