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Couple finds therapy in art

Couple finds therapy in art

Published Monday, May 21, 2018 6:15PM CST Last Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 6:30PM CST A couple in Regina says the process of creating unique art by carving animal skulls is very therapeutic. Chad Mcindoe has been carving skulls for about three years. “For fifteen years of my life I worked a lot and liked to party and when I found art it was my total therapy, this is what I do on weekends now you know. It’s helped get my life together. Definitely,” Mcindoe said. Mcindoe says he getsRead More

Prices at the pumps continue to skyrocket over the long weekend

Prices at the pumps continue to skyrocket over the long weekend

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:43PM EDT Local drivers say they’ve been feeling the pain at the pumps as gas prices continue to skyrocket over the long weekend. “It seems kind of suspicious, it’s the long weekend or during the summer, it’s just the season that gas goes up,” said local resident Roberta Hannaford. Out on the campaign trail Ontario’s leaders are making promises to put an end to the long-weekend spikes in gas prices. Campaigning inRead More

Doug Ford would allow beer, wine and cider to be sold in Ontario corner stores


TORONTO — Doug Ford says if elected premier he would allow beer, wine, cider and coolers to be sold in corner stores. In the announcement, which he made a day before a long weekend, the Progressive Conservative leader says Ontario is mature enough for this change. The Liberal government expanded alcohol sales in recent years, with more than 200 grocery stores authorized to sell beer and cider, and another 70 allowed to sell wine. Under their plan, up to 450 grocery stores will sell beer and cider, including 300 alsoRead More

Suspect flees with cash following morning bank robbery

Police are searching for a suspect in robbery

CTV London Published Friday, May 18, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 12:16PM EDT London police are searching for a suspect following a bank robbery Friday morning. Police were called to a CIBC branch around 9:40 a.m. They say a man entered the bank at 228 Oxford St. E. and demanded money from the employee. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of currency. The employee did not have any physical injuries, police say. The suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion andRead More

Man in his 20s injured after Scarborough shooting

Toronto Police

A male victim believed to be in his 20s is suffering from serious injuries after a shooting took place in Scarborough’s Golden Mile area on Thursday night. Officers were called to the area of Eglinton and Pharmacy avenues at around 10 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police said they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was subsequently taken to a trauma centre in non-life-threatening condition. No information on any possible suspects has been released in connection with this case. Roads have been blocked off inRead More

Tim Hortons franchisee sues parent company for $4 million over licence renewal

Tim Hortons

Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:25PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:02PM EDT A Tim Hortons franchisee filed a $4-million lawsuit against the coffee-and-doughnut chain’s parent company after he says it refused to renew a licence for one of his stores in bad faith. “The actions of the defendant were callous, wanton and in total disregard of the rights of the plaintiff,” reads a lawsuit Mark Kuziora filed in the Ontario Superior Court against TDL Group Corp., a subsidiary of parent company RestaurantRead More

Winnipeg Jets beat Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

Winnipeg Jets beat Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:01PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:06PM EDT WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien each had a goal and an assist as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference final. Patrik Laine and Joel Armia also scored for Winnipeg, while Blake Wheeler added three assists. Connor Hellebuyck made 19 saves for the Jets. Brayden McNabb and William Karlsson replied for the expansion Knights, whoRead More

U of M apologizes to faculty association, will pay fine as ordered

UMFA strike

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association said it received an apology from the university’s administration Friday over what was ruled to be an unfair labour practice during contract talks in 2016. The Manitoba Labour Board made the ruling in January and ordered the University of Manitoba to pay more than $2 million. The ruling centred on information the university withheld from the association that Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister had ordered the university to impose a wage freeze. READ MORE: Unfair labour practice ruling for University of Manitoba On Friday UMFARead More

Vanilla prices hit all-time high, now more expensive than silver

Vanilla prices hit all-time high, now more expensive than silver

Local businesses are feeling the squeeze as the price of vanilla skyrockets. Some bakeries are resorting to other natural, local alternatives, such as maple syrup. But for some businesses, the popularity of the vanilla flavour means substitution is not an option. Chris Parent, owner of Christopher’s Gelato in Waterloo, sells six times more vanilla than any other flavour. His vanilla recipe, he said, is “locked in solid.” More than 80 per cent of vanilla orchid is grown on Madagascar. “That island is very vulnerable due to climate change, hurricanes, typhoons,Read More

Frustrations continue over closing Balgonie highway access


The government has removed Balgonie’s Main Street access to the Trans-Canada due to safety concerns. Crews arrived at the scene around 6 a.m. Friday morning to finish the job started on Thursday. By the time protestors arrived, more of the access road had been demolished. The community had been fighting to keep a right turn lane off the highway into the town’s business district. “We’re currently standing in the existing right in lane that’s been here for decades and that has operated safely for decades,” said Balgonie resident Jesse Edwards.Read More