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Throne speech to detail Ford government’s plans for Ontario

Queen's Park

TORONTO — Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises. The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony. While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities. Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, endingRead More


First look at artificial reef off Powell River

First look at artificial reef off Powell River

A First World War vessel made out of concrete was sunk off the coast of Powell River. Today, CTV’s Gord Kurbis takes a look. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Seth Meyers, Wanda Sykes, Hannibal Buress topline JFL42 in Toronto

Seth Meyers

TORONTO — Seth Meyers, Jo Koy, Wanda Sykes, and Hannibal Buress are among the headliners booked for Toronto’s JFL42 comedy festival. Organizers says September’s laugh-fest will also feature Anthony Jeselnik, Chris D’Elia and Ken Jeong, while other names set to appear include “The Daily Show ” correspondent Dulce Sloan and JFL42 veteran Andy Kindler, who returns for the seventh year in a row to host The Alternative Show. The festival’s daytime program ComedyCon returns with onstage conversations including Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, and Comedy Central funnyman Anthony Atamanuik of “TheRead More


C2 in Montreal: Chelsea Manning reminds citizens that they have power

chelsea manning

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:36PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:37PM EDT Whistleblower Chelsea Manning says the average citizen has power and needs to use it. The internationally recognized transgender activist told the annual C2 Montreal business conference today that people have the political power to change things. Manning, 30, is a former Army intelligence analyst who served seven years in a U.S. prison for leaking government documents to Wikileaks until then-President Barack Obama commuted the sentence in 2017. Known as Bradley Manning atRead More


Victoria mayor calls string of attacks a one-off

Victoria mayor calls string of attacks a one-off

Lisa Helps praised the police response to a terrifying string of attacks downtown, and said this kind of violence isn’t a sign of things to Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Oxygen tank explodes during house fire in Port McNicoll

Port McNicoll fire

CTV Barrie Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:46PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:47PM EDT A house fire in Port McNicoll not only destroyed a home, but shocked neighbours who heard a loud explosion. The fire broke out late Tuesday afternoon at a house on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Assiniboia Street. Two people and two dogs were able to escape the home without injury. When fire crews arrived on scene, flames could be seen coming out of the back, front and roof of the home. TheRead More


Kitchener mother loses over 120 pounds

Kitchener mother loses over 120 pounds

After the birth of her last daughter, Kristina Todd tipped the scales at over 300 pounds. “I could barely walk to the park with my son, you know, I was feeling so uncomfortable,” Todd said. As her health deteriorated and her self-confidence diminished, she decided it was time to act. Todd had been on diets before, but called them “yo-yo diets” – because they make it quick to lose weight but difficult to keep it off. Todd began by analyzing her diet and eating better. She found that adopting aRead More


New online tool to check for business’ stamp of approval

New online tool to check for business’ stamp of approval

Public Health Sudbury & Districts launches new online disclosure system to show if a business is health compliant. Lyndsay Moggy reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Former CFL player Lin-J Shell stops angry woman with gun inside Florida school

Lin-J Shell

A former CFL football player has been credited with disarming an upset woman who allegedly brought a gun to a Florida high school as a brawl broke out inside the gymnasium.  Lin-J Shell, 36, won the Grey Cup with the Calgary Stampeders in 2014. He’s also played for the B.C. Lions, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Argonauts, but has since moved on to teaching physical education at Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Fla. Earlier this week, a fight involving multiple people broke out in the school’s gym.Read More


Getting to know the candidates in Barrie-Innisfil

Getting to know the candidates in Barrie-Innisfil

Adam Ward and Beatrice Vaisman, CTV Barrie Published Friday, May 11, 2018 7:10PM EDT While a lot of political attention has been on the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, the city has a second riding that the ruling Liberals arguably have more to lose in. Liberal incumbent Ann Hoggarth has represented the people of Barrie since 2014 when she snuck in a victory in what had been a conservative stronghold in recent years. With the city now split into two separate ridings, Hoggarth has chosen Barrie-Innisfil as the spot she wants toRead More