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Man gets prison sentence for hacking celebrities in ‘celebgate’

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut man who hacked into more than 200 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and other people has been sentenced to eight months in prison. George Garofano was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Bridgeport. After prison, he must serve three years of supervised release and perform 60 hours of community service. The North Branford man was one of four men arrested in the 2014 hacking scandal that led to private photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and others being made public. Authorities say theRead More


Greenbelt Research Farm up for grabs as NCC mulls soundstage proposal

Greenbelt Research Farm up for grabs as NCC mulls soundstage proposal

There is movie-making excitement in the air of Ottawa’s film industry. Dreams of a local sound stage, is finding new life in a west-end field. “What a sound stage allows you to do is to take your dramatic production, put it into a controlled environment where the sound is controlled, there’s no worry about rain or anything else,” said Bruce Harvey, Film Commissioner at the Ottawa Film Office. So envision a 40-million-dollar warehouse on 9.58 ha of land; one big enough to recreate the halls of Parliament or the restaurantRead More


First-ever greater rhea chick hatchlings make history at Calgary Zoo

Greater rhea chick

The Calgary Zoo made history earlier this month when it welcomed its first-ever greater rhea chicks. The pair – now three weeks old – hatched at the zoo on Aug. 3 and 5. The flightless greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and is found mostly in Argentina and Brazil. Related to the ostrich and the emu, the bird uses its wings not for flight, but for balance and changing direction while running. Male rheas incubate the eggs and care for the new hatchlings, guarding them aggressively forRead More


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines bright at the box office

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:05PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:00PM EDT LOS ANGELES — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. 1 in North American theatres this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like “Mile 22.” Warner Bros. estimates that the film earned $25.2 million over the weekend and $34 million since its opening Wednesday. It’s a surefire win for the film, which cost $30 million to produce and went intoRead More


Bicyle Group Seeks New Home

Bike Windsor

Saturday was moving day for Bike-Friendly Windor-Essex, but the group isn’t moving to where it thought it was headed. Lori Newton with the cycling advocacy group says the home of Snack BBQ would not be available to house the new group, despite it previously being offered. As CTV News told you in June, the group’s Bike Kitchen was handed a surprise eviction from its home at the Capitol Theatre on Pelissier Street downtown. Before his shock passing on July 26, downtown business owner and city booster Mark Boscariol had arrangedRead More


Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Having had enough of the negativity of Facebook, Granby’s mayor has vowed to log off for good. In a post on his public page, Pascal Bonin said cruel comments have led him to permanently shut the page down. “For over five years, I have produced thousands of post on Facebook, I have responded to several tens of thousands of messages and I have invested a phenomenal amount of hours,” he wrote. “I really thought that being open about my life would be positive, but the reality was something else. SeveralRead More


‘Think of how catastrophic that is going to be’: Toronto police chief on 3D-printed guns

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Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:27PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:42PM EDT Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said that allowing the blueprints for 3D-printed guns to be posted online would be “catastrophic.” In a conversation with CP24 Wednesday morning, Saunders referenced a controversial issue sweeping across the United States in which blueprints for 3D-printed plastic guns were set to be released to the public. He said that the mass production of these easily-concealed and untraceable guns would create concerns along the borderRead More


Police say argument between mother and son led to death threat

Chatham-Kent Police

A 24-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he threatened to kill his mother, police say. Police were called to a St. Clair Street home around 10 p.m. Saturday. They say a man and his mother were arguing and the man broke several dishes. Police say he then prevented his mother from leaving the residence while he continued to argue with her. The man was eventually forced out of the residence but returned and began kicking the door, police say, and he was able to force his way back inside.Read More


Man charged after large quantity of fentanyl seized in Brantford, Ont., motel

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BRANTFORD, Ont. — Police say a man is facing charges after officers seized a large quantity of fentanyl in Brantford, Ont. They say officers investigating drug activity at a Brantford motel on Wednesday arrested two men wanted on outstanding warrants. One was additionally charged with assaulting police after allegedly attempting to spit on an officer and with possession for the purpose of trafficking after prescription pills were seized. Investigators say the motel room used by one of the accused was searched on Thursday and officers seized more than 76 gramsRead More


Quebec man, 63, dies after police chase ends in multi-vehicle crash

police chase in Trois-Rivieres

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. – Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating after a 63-year-old man died following a police chase that ended in a multi-vehicle crash. The investigations unit says its information suggests the victim was in a vehicle that was hit by a fleeing driver who was being pursued by a Trois-Rivieres police officer. A police news release says the incident began when the officer approached a car on foot after a scan revealed an expired licence plate. The unit says the male driver sped away when the officer tapped on theRead More