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Putin calls Kim Jong Un ‘competent and mature’ leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre

The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 11:21AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 11:22AM EST MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has shown himself to be a mature leader who is interested in calming down the tensions over its nuclear and long-range missile programs. Meeting with top Russian media figures on Thursday, Putin said Kim “is an absolutely competent and already mature politician” who has “solved his strategic task — he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile.” Now, inRead More


Montreal explorers discover Ice Age-era cave under the city

Ben Cousins, CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:34PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:58PM EST Explorers in Montreal have made the underground discovery of a lifetime: a giant cave that weaves under one of the city’s public parks. A cave below Parc Pie-XII in Saint-Leonard, a neighbourhood in Montreal, was already available for people to walk through. But Luc Le Blanc, one of the people credited with the most recent discovery, says the new section was uncovered just behind the old cave. The newly-discovered cavern isRead More


Calgary researchers investigate effect of second-hand pot smoke

Scientists at the University of Calgary have found that you can feel the effects of marijuana just by being in the same room as a pot smoker even without taking a puff for yourself. Researchers at U of C’s Cumming School of Medicine conducted a four month study into second-hand marijuana smoke and discovered that in just a short time, non-smokers begin to absorb THC while in close proximity to a marijuana smoker. The study was comprised of data from eight existing studies that looked at healthy participants in aRead More


Kitchener, Guelph seasonal parking bans start Friday

Park your car with lots of caution, fa la la la la la la la la. ‘Tis the season for fewer on-street options, fa la la la la la la la la. Friday is Dec. 1 – the day when the rules around parking on roads in Kitchener and Guelph change for the winter. In Kitchener, vehicles cannot be left on any street between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 1 to March 31. The city can also declare a snow event, meaning no on-street parkingRead More


NBA scores: Love leads Cavs over Heat after LeBron ejection

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night. Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime. JamesRead More


Argonauts Grey Cup rally set for Tuesday afternoon

The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 11:13AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 11:14AM EST TORONTO — The Argonauts have touched down in Toronto with the Grey Cup in tow. Star quarterback Ricky Ray emerged from the team’s charter plane hoisting the coveted trophy. The team is returning from Ottawa following Sunday’s stunning 27-24 win over the favoured Calgary Stampeders. Ray says it was a quiet flight following a “good after party” Sunday night. It’s Toronto’s 17th Grey Cup, a CFL record. The team will celebrate theRead More


Giant Tiger investigating after Indigenous man alleges racial profiling

An employee of the retail chain Giant Tiger has been temporarily suspended and the company is apologizing after an Indigenous man recorded video showing a white employee following him around a store. The video was posted on the Facebook account of Maxine Stephanie Goforth, who says it shows her youngest son facing “racial profiling and harassment.” In the video, drywaller Zeke Bigknife can be seen with a store employee closely trailing behind him as he does groceries in Regina, Sask. “This guy’s just following me around G.T. every time IRead More


Orillia residents share big ideas for their city

CTV Barrie Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:14PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:16PM EST On Saturday Orillia residents had a chance to share some big ideas. The sunshine city hosted its third annual Sunshine Initiative, a three-part process where residents pitch ideas on how to make Orillia a better place. A music program for people with mental illness, a reuse centre at the landfill and a gathering place for those affected by the opioid crisis were just some of the ideas heard at the forum. The ideaRead More


Small dog attacked by owl in Sherwood Park backyard

A small dog is recovering after being attacked by an owl in a Sherwood Park backyard Tuesday night. Bailey, a 15-year-old Shih Tzu, was in her backyard when a great horned owl swooped in and attacked her. “I came out to check and I came around the corner, and I saw her laying in the snow and I couldn’t quite figure out what I was seeing because there was a big dark shape over her,” Anita Labrentz told CTV news. “She was just laying there with her eyes open andRead More


Giant panda at the Toronto Zoo picks Argos to win Grey Cup on Sunday

TORONTO — If an octopus can pick the World Cup winner and groundhogs can predict the weather, then maybe a giant panda has the inside line on the Grey Cup. As fans gather for Sunday’s game in Ottawa, the Toronto Zoo let a panda make its choice for the winner of the matchup between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders. Two cardboard footballs marked with the team logos and filled with “yummy treats” were placed in the panda enclosure at the zoo. Keepers said the football the panda eatsRead More