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‘Patience’: Spring expected to creep in slowly this year

'Patience': Spring expected to creep in slowly this year

Josh K. Elliott, Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:15PM EDT Spring has officially sprung in Canada, but the effects of the “fickle” season will be slow to appear across the country, according to Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips. “This spring, patience is the key word,” Phillips told CTV News Channel on Tuesday, with the temperature in Toronto sitting at several degrees below freezing. Spring officially started at 12 :15 ET, but Phillips says the warm-up might still be a month away for much of the country. “Spring isRead More

Winnipeggers challenged to reimagine Alexander Docks

Winnipeggers challenged to reimagine Alexander Docks

Published Sunday, March 11, 2018 6:46PM CST Last Updated Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:21PM CST A competition is challenging Winnipeggers to come up with a new design for the Alexander Docks. The waterfront site has been vacant since the dock was closed due to safety concerns in 2015. The competition is called ‘On The Docks’. Two Winnipeg architects launched it to inspire ideas and come up with imaginative solutions for the space. Unlike other types of public brainstorming sessions, this one requires a little extra creativity. The architects behind theRead More

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Olympic flag-bearers

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Virtue, Moir win eighth Canadian ice dance title

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

VANCOUVER — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are big believers in pushing boundaries. So when they returned to the competitive arena last season after a two-year hiatus, the three-time world champions weren’t content with being the same skaters that left the sport after their silver medal performance at the Sochi Olympics. Virtue and Moir won their eighth Canadian ice dance title Saturday, with a program to music from “Moulin Rouge!” that was both passionate and provocative. In one particularly steamy lift that prompted questions from reporters, Virtue sticks a toeRead More

Police cruiser rammed during attempted getaway

A heavy police presence descended on Clinton Thursday morning as officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle. The police action ended with a man from out of the province facing charges including dangerous driving, impaired driving and assault with a weapon – and the discovery that the man was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for robbery. Huron County OPP say it began when an officer noticed a pickup truck that had been stolen from a parking lot in Seaforth two days earlier. The truck drove away, was tracked down aboutRead 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

‘Very strong cold front’ heading for southwestern Ontario

Cold weather (CTV Windsor)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. While mild and rainy conditions are expected over much of southern Ontario Thursday and into Friday, colder weather is on the way. The rain is expected to be patchy and light for much of Thursday, but may become more widespread tonight and into Friday. A general rainfall of 10 to 20 millimetres appears likely, although some areas may see higher amounts. This rainfall in combination with the melting snowpack may result in pooling of water on roads andRead More

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

While much attention has been given to concussions and athletics in recent years, a new study conducted by researchers at Ste-Justine Hospital and the Universite de Montreal is shedding light on how they affect smaller people.   Ste-Justine researcher Miriam Beauchamp said concussions are more prevalent in preschoolers than they are in teenagers. “We also know that young children are quite vulnerable,” she said. “They’re in a really critical area of development.” Beauchamp and her team evaluated how developing brains were affected by injury. They said many affected children displayed changesRead More

No red flags raised over meeting with freed hostage Boyle, Trudeau suggests


The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:15PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:16PM EST HALIFAX — Justin Trudeau is suggesting that security officials raised no red flags when his office arranged last month for him to meet freed hostage Joshua Boyle and his family. The prime minister says his office follows all the advice it’s given by security officials and did exactly that in the case of the Boyle family. Trudeau met with Boyle, his American wife and their three children in the prime minister’s ParliamentRead More

Drug trafficking leads to jail time for Windsor man

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:06PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:26PM EST A Windsor man is headed to jail for drug trafficking. Kevin Lewis, 30, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to possession of drug trafficking in October. Lewis was among 10 people charged following a cross border investigation into the importation and distribution of illegal guns into Ontario from the United States. “Project Kirby” began in 2015 with members of the OPP, the Organized Crime Enforcement Nureau and theRead More