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Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Many businesses along Georgian Bay are thriving so far this summer because of the hot temperatures and sunny conditions. “The weather will dictate your income.  Just look outside and see if you’re going to make money or not,” says Wasaga Beach business owner Mohammed Mosadeq. This summer has already surpassed seasonal norms.  The Barrie area typically gets about 10 days of 30-degree weather between May and September.  Already this year, we’ve had 12 days where the mercury climbed over the 30 C mark and that has given many businesses aRead More


How a free-to-use device can save you money on hydro

Tricklestar energy monitor

The Kitchener Wilmot Hydro and the Kitchener Public Library have teamed up to make energy consciousness more accessible. The library is signing out a plug-in energy device called a Tricklestar Energy Monitor. The device allows families to see how much energy something uses, and teaches kids about energy conservation. It can also tell you how much an appliance is costing you per hour, day and month, whether or not the device is on or just plugged in. The device can be used with any standard outlet for small appliances. ThingsRead More


Ontario PC government cancels $100 million school repair fund

Doug Ford

TORONTO — Ontario’s new Tory government has cancelled a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs this year, a cut that comes as a result of Doug Ford’s campaign promise to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. School boards were notified on July 3 that the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund would be eliminated and that only work contracted on or before that date would be covered. The memo, obtained by The Canadian Press, advises school boards to stop spending the cash that was allocated in April immediately. “Please maintain detailed records ofRead More


Jean-Marc Vallee wants to keep HBO ties after ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Sharp Objects’

Jean-Marc Vallee

TORONTO — Oscar-nominated Montreal director Jean-Marc Vallee never thought he’d work in television. Now, he adores it. After helming HBO’s hit series “Big Little Lies” and the new southern gothic mystery “Sharp Objects,” he says he “absolutely” wants to continue working with the network. “I feel I’m part of the family and I want to keep developing the relationship,” Vallee said in a recent phone interview. “It’s all about people, and when you find your people, you just don’t want to change. That’s why I’m introducing to my American friendsRead More


Bautista drives in run in Mets uniform beating Blue Jays 6-3

New York Mets' Jose Bautista

TORONTO — Former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista drove in the eventual winning run and scored as part of New York’s five-run fifth inning, and the Mets defeated Toronto 6-3 on Wednesday to split their two-game interleague series. Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer for the Mets (34-49) and Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto and Asdrubal Cabrera had run-scoring singles. Kendrys Morales homered for Toronto (40-46) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., drove in a pair to bring his RBI total to five in two games. Marcus Stroman (1-6) was chased after 4Read More


Manitoba man charged with murder in case of missing Alberta Indigenous woman

Manitoba man charged with murder in case of missing Alberta Indigenous woman

DESMARAIS, Alta. — RCMP have charged a man with second-degree murder after the remains of an Indigenous woman from northern Alberta were found in Manitoba nearly three years after she disappeared. Gloria Gladue, 44, was last seen in Wabasca, Alta., in October 2015 and reported missing by her family a month later. Her daughter, Nicole Gladue-Weesemat, said the family is shattered by the news. “I’m in shock and I’m devastated and in denial,” she said in an interview. “But it just keeps getting more real.” Gladue-Weesemat, who lives in Edson,Read More


Flag football tournament raises money for Special Olympics

Flag football tournament raises money for Special Olympics

CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:13PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:53PM CST Flag football players gathered at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday for the inaugural Queen City Blitz Flag Football Tournament to raise money for Special Olympics Saskatchewan. For Kevin Ooms who came all the way from Warman, Saskatchewan to play in the game, it is a great opportunity to raise money for a good cause. “What a better way to support these athletes by us non-athletes. I mean there are some really good athletes hereRead More


Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

Innisfil wants to ban dump trucks from town streets

CTV Barrie Published Friday, June 22, 2018 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 22, 2018 6:57PM EDT Hundreds of dump trucks roll through the streets of Cookstown every day, but that could soon change. Allison Steward owns a business in Cookstown. She claims fewer people are walking into her store because of the trucks. “It’s not possible because it’s very loud on the street, so people are tending to not shop,” she says. Officials with the Town of Innisfil say the trucks have been damaging roads that recently received aRead More


CBC ends ‘On The Money’ program due to budget constraints

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TORONTO — CBC says it’s cancelling its afternoon business program “On The Money” due to budget constraints as it focuses resources on digital platforms. CBC News general manager Jennifer McGuire said in a note to staff Wednesday that investments such as enhancing the digital presence of “The National” and expanded podcasting has created pressure in its operational budgets. She says that along with cancelling “On The Money,” CBC has in recent months found savings through discretionary spending, the closing of an international bureau, changes to workflow and technology, and largelyRead More


Family calls for more first responder mental health help after suicide of mosque shooting paramedic

Andreanne Leblanc

CTV Montreal Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:57PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:04PM EDT The family and friends of a Quebec City paramedic who took her own life just over a year after being called to the scene of the 2017 mosque shooting are calling for more psychological help for first responders. Andreanne Leblanc committed suicide in March, just over a year after the shooting that claimed six lives. Her mother, Lucie Roy, said that despite being a highly social person, her daughter never spoke about whatRead More