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Chris Brown’s pet capuchin monkey seized

Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES — California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown’s pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday that investigators determined the singer didn’t have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. The singer posted an Instagram video last month showing his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey. Foy says that prompted a half-dozen calls to the wildlife department from concerned people. Foy says Brown agreed to co-operate. Agents served a search warrant Jan. 2 at his home. Foy says Brown wasn’tRead More


Iconic Orillia landmark gets a fresh start

Phase one of the Sundial Lakeview Retirement Residence in Orillia had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony today. According to its new owners, the opening was several years in the making. “It’s been about a just a little over two and a half year journey from the purchase of the land, to the development, to the final completion,” says Yaseen Nimjee. It’s a four-storey, spacious modern design with one hundred suites. The residence is loaded with amenities like a theatre, game room, fitness centre and hair salon. “We feel we wanted toRead 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


Jim Nabors, TV’s homespun Gomer Pyle and singer, dies at 87

Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:09PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:46PM EST HONOLULU — Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy made him a TV star as Gomer Pyle and whose surprisingly operatic voice kept him a favourite in Las Vegas and other showplaces, died Thursday. He was 87. Nabors, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B, died peacefully at his home in Hawaii after his health had declined for the past year, said his husband, StanRead More


Cuba’s expected next president starts to take higher profile

Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 8:23PM EST HAVANA — The man widely seen as Cuba’s next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island’s single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections expected to end with his taking over from Raul Castro next year. First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the voting will deliver a message to the world. “What message? Unity. Conviction. A message that our people don’t bow down, not to a hurricane andRead More


Barrie charity vandalised with offensive images

Staff members with the Barrie Habitat for Humanity ReStore are determined to find out who vandalised their store over the weekend. On Sunday a staff member dropped by the store to pick up some items, only to discover the store and nearby truck covered in red paint and offensive images, including a swastika and the word ‘Hitler.’ The store was hit overnight, but surveillance video did capture the vandal in action. Barrie police are in the process of reviewing the surveillance video and hope to identify the suspect. ‘It’s completelyRead More


Canadian mayors get their digs in before Grey Cup

The Mayors of Toronto and Calgary exchanged words about the Grey Cup on Saturday, a day before the Argonauts and Stampeders face each other in the CFL’s championship game. A reporter tweeted that Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, which is hosting the Grey Cup, would be supporting the Toronto Argonauts with his hometown Ottawa Redblacks being eliminated in the CFL East’s semifinal. Toronto Mayor John Tory replied to the tweet, welcoming Watson to the Argonauts’ fanbase. “Plenty of room on the @TorontoArgos bandwagon for you, Mayor Watson. Glad toRead More


Peel police arrest suspect wanted in alleged sexual assault of girls in Davisville area

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:46PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 5:02PM EST A suspect wanted in connection with the alleged sexual assault of several girls in the Davisville area is now in custody. Toronto police said Friday that they were looking for a suspect wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting several girls between 12 and 15 years of age over the noon hour in the Davisville Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road area. Police also released several suspect images and said they were lookingRead More


Yorkton RCMP looking for male robbery suspect

CTV Yorkton Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:05PM CST Last Updated Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:11PM CST Yorkton Municipal RCMP is looking for any information about a Wednesday robbery at a Yorkton business. Police say they received a 911 call to a business on the south end of Gladstone Avenue South at around 6 p.m. Wednesday. The business had been robbed by an unknown male brandishing a metal pipe. Police closed off the area and were able to use a canine unit to establish a trail. The RCMP ask anyoneRead More


N.S. premier questions auditor generals’ report on health care system

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is questioning what the province’s auditor general should be examining after an audit was released on the performance of the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Department of Health. Following Thursday’s cabinet meeting, McNeil told reporters public policy is the position of those who are elected. “Do you think the auditor needed to tell me we have a shortage of family doctors?” McNeil asked. “Do you think the issue hasn’t been raised by Nova Scotians?” “What the auditor general, in my view, responsibility is to ensureRead More