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Third day of Lac-Megantic deliberations ends; no verdict reached

Lac-Megantic destruction

SHERBROOKE, Que. – The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster will deliberate for a fourth day Sunday after failing to reach a verdict today. Day 3 of deliberations passed without any questions or messages from the 12 jurors. The jury is deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.Read More


MacTier native to play for Team Canada’s men’s hockey team

MacTier native to play for Team Canada's men's hockey team

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:24PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:25PM EST A year ago, Canadian forward Wojtek Wolski was in a hospital bed recovering from surgery on a broken neck. Today, he is an Olympian. “I look at the picture of me in the hospital and can’t help but cry,” the 31-year-old winger said via social media. “Mostly tears of happiness, but I am filled with so many emotions about what I have overcome. I could never have imagined that I would beRead More


Cannimed approves of Saskatchewan retail pot plan: CEO

Marijuana could be legal in Canada by July 1, 2018

Saskatoon-based Cannimed Therapeutics is signalling its approval of the province’s plan to issue about 60 retail permits for the sale of cannabis. The company will partner with Ontario’s Up Cannabis to apply for a retail permit, its CEO, Brent Zettl, confirmed to CTV News on Tuesday. “I think the key thing is going to be how they’re actually setting up the regulations, and the regulations surrounding that, from protecting youth and inventory, and making sure they’re running legitimate businesses,” Zettl said. The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and an independentRead More


Ottawa teen found safe and sound

Missing teenage girl Safi Nur

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:21AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:56AM EST Ottawa Police say 15-year-old Safi Nur has been located safe and sound. The teenager was reported missing after she was last seen Sunday afternoon in Nepean. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


CTF says high electricity bills are hurting Chatham hospital

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says soaring electricity bills at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance are unsustainable. CTF says documents it obtained show the electricity bills for the hospital have grown from $1,230,757 in 2012-13 to $1,477,700 in 2016-17, an increase of more than 20 per cent. “How is Chatham-Kent Health Alliance expected to manage their budget when electricity bills have rising (sic) dramatically every year?” a news release quotes  CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “The more the hospital has to spend keeping their lights on, the fewer resources they haveRead More


A&W gives $5 million to new U of S agriculture centre

Fast-food giant A&W is giving $5 million to a new University of Saskatchewan agriculture centre near Clavet. The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will focus on livestock education for both agriculture and veterinary students. Ryder Lee, CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, said the new facility will put Canada ahead in beef production. “If you’re just doing it the same old way and making the same stuff, everybody else will move ahead and they’ll out-compete you,” Lee said. A few months ago, Premier Brad Wall had some beef withRead More


It’s official: Neil Young returns home for Coronation Hall show in Omemee, Ont.

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 2:24PM EST OMEMEE, Ont. — Neil Young is officially headed back to his hometown of Omemee, Ont., for an intimate concert on Friday night — but good luck scoring last-minute tickets. Most fans of the “Heart of Gold” singer will be shut out of the invite-only event inside Coronation Hall, a small venue which seats about 225 people. Instead, they’ll be able to catch the acoustic concert livestreamed by CTV at 8 p.m. ET on various platforms, including CTV.ca,Read More


Eye tattooing, eye jewelry implants to be banned in Ontario

Eyeball tattooing and implanting eye jewelry will soon be banned in Ontario after health professionals urged action to prevent the dangerous procedures. The provincial government has amended a health-care bill before the legislature — Bill 160 — to include banning eyeball tattooing, unless performed by a member of a regulated health profession, as well as barring the implantation of eye jewelry under the conjunctiva. Medical professionals recently asked a legislative committee to ban the practices as they continue to increase in popularity, saying it’s difficult to engage in the proceduresRead More


Arson charges laid over Cambridge industrial fire

Two people under the age of 18 have been charged with arson in connection with a major fire in an abandoned factory. Waterloo Regional Police say one young person was arrested on Saturday, and the other on Tuesday. The two children are accused of setting the fire that destroyed an industrial building on Sheffield Street last week. The fire was large enough that firefighters stayed at the scene for more than 24 hours. Because of plastic and rubber products stored inside the building, it caused a smell which lingered aroundRead More


Spike in cases of disease that’s potentially deadly to dogs

A Barrie veterinarian is sounding the alarm after a spike in confirmed cases of a potentially deadly bacterial disease that attacks dogs. Allandale Veterinary Hospital has had upwards of five cases of leptospirosis in the last couple of weeks. The disease, commonly found in dogs, has several symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Dr. Elaine Murphy says dogs get infected when they’re exposed to water sources or grass that’s contaminated with urine from wildlife animals. “It is uncommon that we are seeing so many cases of it considering we haveRead More