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New group home opens for disabled seniors in Yorkton

New group home opens for disabled seniors in Yorkton

Yorkton residents are welcoming a new addition to the community in the form of a new group home designed specifically for seniors with disabilities. The home will be operated by Yorkton Adult Independent Living, a group that already operates three other group homes in Yorkton. “Many of them don’t walk, so we have to use lifts to move them from bed to chair, chair to wherever,” said Jeanette Fahlman with YAIL Harbor Inc. “These types of things make a big difference. We need the space, more than anything.” Although theRead More

Edmonton couple marries in Las Vegas before Oilers game

Edmonton couple marries in Las Vegas before Oilers game

An Edmonton couple got married in Las Vegas steps away from the T-Mobile arena before the Oilers defeated the Golden Knights Saturday night. Tricia and Kevin Sexsmith, with a group of friends in attendance, said their ‘I dos’ two hours before the game – decked out in Oilers gear. Tricia wore an Oilers away jersey dress and her now husband wore an orange Oilers jacket and tie. “I asked for one with Connor McDavid’s number in white so I had my white wedding dress,” Tricia said. Kevin told CTV NewsRead More

Weapons call prompts heavy police presence in Waterloo neighbourhood

Police presence

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:46PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:17PM EST Waterloo Regional Police were negotiating with a barricaded man in a Waterloo neighbourhood on Thursday evening. Police say they received a 911 call regarding weapons around 6 p.m. on Laurel Street and when they arrived a man had barricaded himself inside an apartment building. According to regional police, one person was taken to hospital with minor head injuries but it’s not clear how they were hurt. The emergency response team is on sceneRead More

Another London cop facing criminal charges

London Police

CTV London Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:50PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:55PM EST In what seems like is becoming a regular occurrence, another London police officer is facing a criminal charge. Cst. Sergio Mendez-Vargas, 33, is facing one count of breach of trust. He has been suspended from duty since March 27, 2017. Mendez-Vargas has been released from custody and is expected to appear in court on Feb. 21. This is the ninth London police officer facing criminal charges in the past 10 months. “With theRead More

Another WolfCop returning to theaters in Regina

A highly anticipated movie sequel is set to be released in Regina, as the beast is back in the Queen City. “Another WolfCop” premiers in select theatres around the world tomorrow, Friday, December 1, including in Regina’s Galaxy Cinema on 420 McCarthy Blvd N. “It’s a very modest little film about a man who’s looking for himself, who happens to be a werewolf and sometimes to find himself he has to go on the hockey rink and rip people apart,” said Lowell Dean, director and writer, during an interview onRead More

Offers of help pour in after vandals smash up tiny N.B. church Staff Published Monday, November 27, 2017 6:01PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 6:25PM EST Just a month before Christmas, vandals have attacked a tiny New Brunswick church, breaking windows, damaging furniture and trampling on bread meant for communion. They even smashed its piano. Minister David Haddon says the damage to his church in St. George, N.B., has left many people feeling “a little bit riled up,” but he is choosing to focus on the good that he believes might come out of the heartbreak. Some good hasRead More

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce engagement

The Associated Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 5:09AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 7:20AM EST LONDON – Actress, humanitarian campaigner, lifestyle blogger – and, next spring, a princess. Palace officials announced Monday that Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, confirming months of rumours that the couple was close to tying the knot. In some ways, Markle – a mixed-race American raised in California, an outspoken full-time actress, and a divorcee – makes a surprising addition to the monarchy. But the institution has moved on with theRead More

Cape Breton First Nations protest mining on Kellys Mountain

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:26PM AST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:37PM AST The Mining Association of Nova Scotia hopes to develop a quarry in the area of Kellys mountain in Cape Breton, but the Mi’kmaq say the land is sacred. The picturesque landscape is covered by the Kluscap wilderness and considered First Nation’s holy ground, but the association believes there’s an aggregate deposit of over 2 billion tonnes on the mountain in New Harris, N.S. Protesters from First Nations communities gathered near the mountain toRead More

Stangs get set for 53rd Vanier Cup against Laval

The Western Mustangs are making their 13th appearance in the Vanier Cup Saturday against the Laval Rouge et Or, who have been in the Canadian university football championship 11 times. Defending champion Laval is looking for a record 10th national title while Marshall hopes a long Vanier Cup drought will come to an end for Western, which can cap a perfect season with a victory. “We’ve improved every single week and our run in the playoffs has been a continuation of that improvement throughout the season,” Marshall said. The championshipRead More

12 dead in hotel fire in Georgia’s Black Sea resort

The Associated Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 9:13PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 9:15PM EST TBILISI, Georgia — The Georgian Interior Ministry says 12 people have died in a fire in a hotel in the Black Sea resort city of Batumi. Russia’s TASS news agency is quoting the ministry as saying the fire engulfed the Leogrand hotel late Friday evening. The ministry says more than 100 people, including guests and employees, were evacuated from the burning building. It says the victims are being identified. The cause ofRead More