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Baby Donald blimp flies over London amid protest

Baby Donald blimp flies over London amid protest

The Associated Press Published Friday, July 13, 2018 7:56AM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2018 8:12AM EDT Hundreds of people in London have crowded under a balloon depicting Donald Trump as a screaming baby as protests across the U.K. accompanying the U.S. president’s arrival got underway. Some 16 balloon minders in yellow vests identifying themselves as “babysitters” minded lead lines to the 6-metre (20-foot) inflatable as the curious gawked and took pictures. Dominique Blum, 31, and Mia Parker, 50, from Pensacola Florida, were overjoyed with the spectacle. Parker saysRead More


Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite

Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born inside the Beltway and has lived there virtually his entire life. “He can still recite the section and seat numbers of the upper deck seats his dad hadRead More


Heat damages sections of Highway 3, forcing closure

Sections of Highway 3 have buckled under the heat

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, July 1, 2018 4:54PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:49PM EDT With the temperature in Windsor-Essex hitting 34 degrees Sunday, the heat wreaked havoc on a portion of Highway 3. OPP said the highway between Malden Road and Ellis Side Road in Tecumseh and Lakeshore is closed because the intersections there buckled due to the heat. Two sections of roadway near the intersections have damage due to the heat and are considered unsafe to travel on, OPP said. These sections of Highway 3 willRead More


Unionized Halifax shipbuilders vote in favour of four-year collective agreement

Irving Shipbuilding

The Canadian Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:52PM ADT Last Updated Monday, June 25, 2018 11:05PM ADT HALIFAX – The union at the Halifax shipyard that’s building the next generation of Royal Canadian Navy vessels says workers have voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with Irving Shipbuilding. Unifor says in a statement that the vote Monday comes after eight months of bargaining, and Irving Shipbuilding says the collective agreement covers about 900 shipbuilders at its Halifax Shipyard facility. The vote followed a tentative agreement thatRead More


Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

CTV Barrie Published Friday, June 22, 2018 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 22, 2018 6:57PM EDT Hundreds of dump trucks roll through the streets of Cookstown every day, but that could soon change. Allison Steward owns a business in Cookstown. She claims fewer people are walking into her store because of the trucks. “It’s not possible because it’s very loud on the street, so people are tending to not shop,” she says. Officials with the Town of Innisfil say the trucks have been damaging roads that recently received aRead More


Red Cross ships fridges, freezers to evacuated communities of Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids

Red Cross ships fridges, freezers to evacuated communities of Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:09PM CST Last Updated Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:38PM CST After hundreds of fridges and freezers were destroyed or damaged during wildfires that struck Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids First Nations the Canadian Red Cross is filling the void. The humanitarian organization is sending nearly 800 fridges and freezers to the two communities to help residents resume normal lives. The appliances were deemed not fit to use, as they were sitting dormant for weeks with rotten food and chemicals inside makingRead More


Nicole Kidman, Amazon sign TV, movie production deal

Kidman

LOS ANGELES — Amazon Studios says it’s signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company for TV and movie projects. Under the “first-look” deal, Amazon and Kidman’s Blossom Films will develop original series for Amazon Prime Video and big-screen films. In a statement Thursday, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke called Kidman “a force of nature” as an actress and a producer. Blossom Films, founded by Kidman and Per Saari, produced the Emmy-winning series “Big Little Lies” for HBO. Amazon is striking deals with other prominent Hollywood figures, includingRead More


Midtown Plaza plans $80M renovation for Sears space, requests tax abatement

A rendering from the City of Saskatoon website shows proposed plans for the former Sears space at Midtown Plaza. (supplied)

CTV Saskatoon Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:45PM CST Managers at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon’s downtown are hoping a tax abatement will help the mall cover the costs of a more than $80-million renovation plan for the former Sears space. The mall’s request for the tax abatement passed through a city committee Wednesday and now only needs to be approved by city council. “This isn’t about, you know, an ask to have taxes reduced. The plaza will still be paying millions ofRead More


City committee wants to play it safe with cannabis rules at public events

Cannabis

Calgary is one step closer to allowing pot smoking at concerts and festivals, but regulations could end up keeping marijuana confined to particular areas of those events. A city committee, looking into the creation of marijuana bylaws in the city, has voted in favour of a a bylaw that would allow events to apply add areas on their venues for people to smoke and vape cannabis. According to the results of a survey completed by thousands of Calgarians, 57 percent said that pot should be allowed within defined zones whileRead More


Pedestrian cycling bridge proposed to join areas divides opinions

Orange Bridge design

A City of Winnipeg proposal to build a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists between Osborne Village and downtown is dividing some Winnipeggers. There are three different bridge proposals being mulled by the city right now which would function solely for pedestrians and cyclists. But the proposed location is the same is the same with each design. If approved, the bridge would go from Fort Rouge Park on the south side of the Assiniboine River and McFayden Park on the north side. The new crossing would fall between bridges on DonaldRead More