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First victim in Toronto van attack identified

First victim in Toronto van attack identified

The first of 10 victims killed after a rental van mowed down pedestrians on a busy Toronto sidewalk has been identified. Anne Marie D’Amico worked at Invesco, a U.S.-based investment management firm, which had its Canadian headquarters in North York, a source confirmed to CP24. On Monday, the company said in a statement that two of its employees were injured during the incident. On Tuesday morning, the president of Invesco Canada confirmed to CTV News that one their staff members had died. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be withRead More


Search for Kaden Young ‘has finally come to an end’: Mother

Search for Kaden Young 'has finally come to an end': Mother

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, April 22, 2018 11:00AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 22, 2018 7:24PM EDT ORANGEVILLE, Ont. — A months-long search for a three-year-old boy who was swept away in southern Ontario’s Grand River has come to an end, according to the boy’s mother, who says her son’s body has been found. “It has been a long, extremely draining two months of searching and now has finally come to an end,” said Michelle Hanson, the mother of 3-year-old Kaden Young, in a Facebook post. “The amount ofRead More


Woman rescued after saving dog from North Saskatchewan River

Woman rescued after saving dog from North Saskatchewan River

An Edmonton woman nearly fell through the North Saskatchewan River after she rescued her dog on Saturday afternoon. Derek and Kateryna Sehn were walking their dogs at Dawson Park, just north of the river in the downtown area, when they heard people screaming. “You could see the dog hanging on the edge of the ice and it was starting to panic and so the woman we helped dove in to help the dog,” Derek Sehn told CTV News. The Sehns quickly sprang into action. They took the woman’s dog andRead More


Atlantic premiers take stage at Liberal convention in Halifax

Atlantic premiers take stage at Liberal convention in Halifax

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:33PM ADT Last Updated Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:07PM ADT The four Atlantic premiers took the stage at the Liberal’s national convention to discuss cooperation among provinces to strengthen the East Coast. Framed by pictures of Hopewell Rocks and Peggy’s Cove, each spoke of their province’s part in working together Saturday in Halifax. “We’re genuinely friends,” said Newfoundland Premier Dwight Ball. In front of hundreds of liberals, the premiers were asked what they felt is the biggest challenge to overcome in the AtlanticRead More


Supreme Court decision on cross-border booze could rewrite trade rules

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OTTAWA — A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man’s cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade. In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and three bottles of liquor at Pointe-a-la-Croix and a nearby Indigenous reserve. The RCMP, who had been watching Comeau, charged him under New Brunswick’s Liquor Control Act with being in possession of alcohol he had not purchased through his province’s liquor corporation. TheRead More


Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3 and damages hundreds of homes

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said Thursday as they declared a two-week emergency for the affected areas. Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the magnitude-4.4 quake that occurred Wednesday at a depth of 4 kilometres was centred about 52 kilometres north of Kebumen, a densely populated district of Central Java province. Central Java’s Disaster Management Agency head Sarwo Pramana said the quake which was felt in many parts of the province killed two elderlyRead More


Parents of children with autism consider legal action against QC government.

Parents of children with autism consider legal action against QC government.

CTV Montreal Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:19PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:39PM EDT For years, the complaint has been that there’s not enough money or resources for children with autism. Now their parents are considering filing lawsuits against numerous government bodies, citing “systemic discrimination.” Claudia Taboada can’t help but get emotional when she thinks about the impact autism has had on her life – her son, a teen, has a neurodevelopmental disorder. In order to care for him, Taboada quit her job in 2003 to takeRead More


Death toll of Humboldt bus crash increases to 16 as trainer passes away

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The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:01PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:03PM EDT SASKATOON — The athletic therapist for the Humboldt Broncos has become the 16th person to die following a horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan last week. Relatives of Dayna Brons, 24, said they will remember her “joyful smile.” Brons died Wednesday afternoon in a Saskatoon hospital from injuries sustained in Friday’s crash. “She was surrounded by those she loved and those who loved her,” her family said in a statement. “Dayna will beRead More


Crunching the numbers for the Stanley Cup playoffs

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DENVER — Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Josh Jooris wears No. 16. That happens to be the total wins necessary for the team to retain the Stanley Cup for a third straight season. There are lots of relevant numbers to be crunched heading into the playoffs, which begin Wednesday night. For instance, zero comes to mind, which is the number of expansion teams that have hoisted the Cup after starting from scratch. That’s a figure the upstart Vegas Golden Knights are aiming to update. Or Sweet 16 — the amount ofRead More


Cutting edge DNA analysis could crack 30-year-old murders of Victoria couple

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:53PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:54PM EDT EVERETT, Wash. — Sheriffs in Washington state may have new information linked to the 30-year-old murders of two British Columbia residents. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has called a news conference for Wednesday in Everett, Wash., to discuss the murders of 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg and 20-year-old Jay Cook, both from the Victoria-area. Families of the victims are also expected to attend as investigators unveil what the sheriff’s office describes as newRead More