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U.S. court documents reveal new details in murder of Windsor mom

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New details are emerging about the grim murder of a Windsor mom. CTV News has obtained court documents from an American court, where Jitesh “Jay” Bhogal was arrested and charged in the murder of Autumn Taggart. Details of a Canadian crime are already being revealed by a U.S. court because it’s in the U.S. that Bhogal was arrested on Aug. 17. The U.S. court documents say that Bhogal is a Canadian citizen, who worked in Detroit. On June 10, U.S. authorities allege Bhogal bought cocaine from a local dealer. TheyRead More


Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

LONDON — An Irish government Cabinet minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church “should contribute substantially” to funding reparations for survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of children’s remains was discovered. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone raised the issue with the pope on Saturday during his weekend visit to Ireland. On Monday, Zappone released her remarks to Francis and a letter she gave him laying out background for the monetary appeal. Church-run homes in Ireland housed orphans, unmarried pregnant women andRead More


People viewing Sprucedale blast site asked to stay away

People viewing Sprucedale blast site asked to stay away

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Friday, August 24, 2018 4:19PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 24, 2018 7:25PM EDT The City of Kitchener is asking local traffic to stay away from the Sprucedale Crescent blast site after an overwhelming number of onlookers have been occupying the area. They are cracking down on what they call ‘disaster tourism,’ where onlookers come to take photos and view the scene firsthand. “There’s obviously a lot of attention being drawn to this, but we are asking for the public to give the residenceRead More


Online site helps guarantee voter eligibility for municipal election

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:09PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:43PM EDT If you plan to vote in this fall’s municipal election, a check online will ensure you are eligible. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent says voters can now use voterlookup.ca to see if they are on the registered list and to make sure the information there is accurate. “We want to make sure everyone eligible to vote is able to do so easily and efficiently,” said Chatham-Kent Election Co-ordinator Lucas Chambers. “It is especially importantRead More


RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

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AIRDRIE, Alta. – RCMP are appealing to the public for tips and dashcam footage as they continue to investigate the shooting of a German tourist earlier this month west of Calgary. The 60-year-old man was driving in a black Dodge Durango with his family near Morley, Alta., on Aug. 2. He survived, but the German consulate says he can’t talk or move his right side as a result of the injury. Cpl. Curtis Peters says it’s believed the car was travelling eastbound from Banff when the shooting occurred — notRead More


MPP starts petition to stop the provincial government from repealing 2015 sex-education curriculum

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The MPP for Ottawa-Centre went door-to-door Saturday asking residents to sign a petition to pressure the provincial government to keep a modernized sexual-education curriculum. NDP MPP Joel Harden says he started this petition as a grassroots effort that he will bring back with him to Queen’s Park. “I find it irresponsible to rip up a curriculum and go back to one that was made in 1998. I don’t think that is acceptable.” Soon after Doug Ford took over as Ontario Premier, his government announced it was revoking an updated versionRead More


Two youths charged with manslaughter in Raymond Beaver’s death

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London police have charged two youths with manslaughter in connection to the October 2017 murder of Raymond Beaver The two London youths, aged 15 and 17, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, have been charged. The pair will appear in court on Tuesday to answer to the charge. On Oct. 2, police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Lansdowne Avenue around 11:40 p.m. Police found a man who had been stabbed to death. Several days later, police announced that Daniel Cavanagh, 32, Melissa George,Read More


Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Historic lighthouse destroyed by lightning fire

Onlookers looked in horror as a beloved lighthouse nestled in the St. Lawrence River, just west of Brockville was destroyed by a lightning fire on Monday, July 23. Many felt utterly helpless as they watched from the shoreline as flames brought down the aged structure after a single flash of lightning in stormy weather brought down the 162-year-old landmark. “A few people shed some tears. It was just kind of like a death in the family.” says Mike Milne, an area cottager in the Thousand Islands. The Cole Shoal LighthouseRead More


Needles, trash ruining Barrie pond

Needles, trash ruining Barrie pond

Everything from needles, to household items to trash, is being found at Milligan’s Pond in Barrie, and residents are calling on the city for a big cleanup.   One resident took photos of large piles of trash left at the pond in Barrie this weekend. The photos caught the attention of many who live in the area. “This used to be a little haven, for people to bring their children, for people to read their books, and just spend time here. Now as you can see, there is no children,”Read More


Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees

Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada's Walk of Fame inductees

TORONTO — Movie star Seth Rogen, Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield are joining Canada’s Walk of Fame. The organization said Monday its latest cohort of influential Canadians will also include a posthumous honour for Montreal singer Leonard Cohen. In total, 10 people will be recognized at a ceremony slated for December, which also marks the event’s 20th anniversary. Also joining the club is Rogen’s frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg, a writer, director and childhood friend who rose alongside Rogen to the upper echelons ofRead More