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Feds deny Russian rumours that 3 Canadian soldiers were killed in Ukraine

Feds deny Russian rumours that 3 Canadian soldiers were killed in Ukraine

Federal officials have flatly denied online rumours circulated by Russian social media accounts that three Canadian soldiers working in Ukraine were killed by a landmine. The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces told CTV News that the claims are totally false, and that there are no Canadians who have been injured or killed. The false claim appears to have been first reported on a Russian-language website that cites the pro-Russian group the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). The separatist group, which receives financial backing from Russia, was declaredRead More


Huskies coach fired after reports he knew of sexual assault charge against recruit

Brian Gavlas speaks to CTV News in this file photo.

Huskies men’s volleyball coach Brian Gavlas has been fired following reports he was aware of a sexual assault charge faced by a player when the University of Saskatchewan team recruited the student athlete. The university informed media of Gavlas’s firing Thursday afternoon, three days after the player, Matthew Meyer, pleaded guilty and two days after Gavlas told the Prince Albert Daily Herald he knew of the allegations. “The situation raised significant concerns as to how the player was allowed to become a Huskie athlete,” read a statement from the university,Read More


Dwane Casey nominated for NBA coach of the year five days after Raptors fire him

Dwane Casey

NEW YORK — Dwane Casey has been named one of three finalists for the NBA’s coach of the year award. Too bad the nomination came five days after he was fired by the Toronto Raptors. Casey was named a finalist for the award on Wednesday night along with Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. The 61-year-old Casey was the most successful coach in Raptors history, rewriting the culture of what had been one of the worst teams in the league. He led TorontoRead More


Trump: U.S. hasn’t been notified about threat to cancel summit

Trump: U.S. hasn't been notified about threat to cancel summit

Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:57PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:15PM EDT WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. hasn’t been notified about North Korea’s threat to cancel his planned summit with Kim Jong Un next month. North Korea threatened earlier in the day to scrap the historic summit between Trump and Kim, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Trump maintained that he’llRead More


Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

The Humboldt Broncos hockey team is facing off with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League over the slogan Humboldt Strong and several others. After the deadly bus crash on April 6 that killed 16 people and injured 13 others, people across the country showed their support using the phrase “Humboldt Strong” and putting hockey sticks out on the porch. The president of SJHL, Bill Chow, said he wanted to protect the hashtags #HumboldtStrong, #SticksonthePorch, and seven others, by applying for trademark. Chow said the league controls all proprietary rights and broadcastRead More


Federal NDP struggling to find traction after tough parliamentary session

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

OTTAWA — Federal New Democrats will enter the final few weeks of Parliament before the summer break hoping to recapture some momentum after a difficult stretch largely overshadowed by internal divisions and harassment allegations. The bad news has piled up for the NDP in recent months, as new leader Jagmeet Singh has faced pushback from some members of caucus and suspended or expelled others because of questions about their conduct. As a result, Singh and his third-place party have struggled to find a rhythm and advance their message, despite theRead More


Woman found dead at roadside IDed; death considered suspicious

OPP cruisers in Vanastra, Ont.

A woman found dead at the side of a road in Huron County had been reported missing a few hours earlier, police say. The woman’s body was found Wednesday morning on Front Road near Vanastra, south of Clinton. She was identified Thursday as Laura Wigelsworth, a 27-year-old Vanastra resident. Huron County OPP say she had been reported missing Wednesday night, after failing to return home from an evening walk. Wigelsworth’s death is being treated as suspicious. Police hoped a post-mortem examination, which was expected to take place Friday, would helpRead More


“They were scrambling’: Whiteshell wildfire believed to be sparked by motorist

Flacon Lake Fire

Fire fighters in eastern Manitoba scrambled to extinguish a wildfire not far from homes in the Falcon Lake area. Chief Bruce Morrison with the South East Whiteshell Fire Department told CTV News on Sunday the fire is believed to have been set by a cigarette butt or mechanical part that heated on Hwy 1, which quickly spread to the tree line. “Called Pinawa because it was so dry and they were scrambling. It went quickly,” said Morrison. “I understand the RCMP stopped first and used their extinguishers and it didn’tRead More


Montreal prepares to debut new high-tech, self-cleaning public bathrooms

Toilet

The City of Montreal once boasted an impressive fleet of 20 or so art deco-inspired public toilets, built in the 1930s to improve hygiene and create work during the Great Depression. But by the 1970s, most of the octagon-shaped structures had fallen into disrepair and were demolished, leaving Montrealers with no city-run, round-the-clock places to relieve themselves — until now. After several months of delays, the City of Montreal says it is preparing to unveil the first three of a planned 12 high-tech, self-cleaning, free-to-use public bathrooms. It will costRead More


New charges for California dad in child torture case

David Allen Turpin

Amy Taxin, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 4, 2018 6:55PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 4, 2018 10:31PM EDT RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Prosecutors have filed eight new charges against a California father accused of shackling and starving some of his 13 children, alleging that he lied on government forms about their schooling. The Riverside County district attorney’s office said Friday that David Turpin was charged with eight felony counts of perjury related to paperwork he filed yearly with the California Department of Education certifying his children were receiving aRead More