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Trade war? Trump blasts Canada on Twitter

Trade war? Trump blasts Canada on Twitter

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Friday, June 1, 2018 9:29AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 1, 2018 10:13AM EDT OTTAWA – U.S. President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter criticizing Canada for being “highly restrictive on trade.” In a 274-character comment on Friday, Trump took aim at Canada, imploring his neighbour to the north to open their markets and take down its trade barriers. “Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and takeRead More


Figure skating champion Zagitova gets dog for gold

Alina Zagitova

MOSCOW — Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova has been given a Japanese akita dog in a ceremony involving Japan’s prime minister. Zagitova said at this year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that she had fallen in love with the akita breed — which she calls a “devoted friend” — while training before the Games. Her parents said they would consider having a dog if she won in Japan. Japanese dog enthusiasts then rallied round to send the 16-year-old skater the puppy, named Masaru, or “victory”. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and hisRead More


Morneau to give speech in Calgary ahead of Kinder Morgan deadline

Bill Morneau

CALGARY — Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future. Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question. TheRead More


Move over Mac: New moose calves in Moose Jaw

Move over Mac: New moose calves in Moose Jaw

CTV Regina Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:06PM CST Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:32PM CST The Friendly City has a new pair of moose mascots, possibly replacing Mac on Highway 1. Two orphaned calves are being cared for at Wild & Carefree Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc. The organization was started by Melanie Blager in 2009. The veterinarian originally started the centre to take care of songbirds, but now she’s looking after something a little bigger. “I had my facilities inspected last month, and they said it was big enoughRead More


Aggressive bear prompts closure of popular trails in Banff

Residents of Banff are being urged to take prevent

Parks officials have been closed some hiking trails in Banff after a mother black bear and her cubs were spotted in the area. A closure notice was issued on Wednesday for Valleyview Trails and the surrounding area, bordered by Mountain Avenue, the Banff Springs Hotel and the Rimrock Resort. Officials say a female black bear and her cubs were exhibiting aggressive behaviour and the trails have been closed to all traffic and travel. Experts say the chances of having an encounter with an aggressive bear are low but people headingRead More


Russia adopts bill that could stymie trade with U.S.

Moscow

MOSCOW — Russia’s parliament on Tuesday adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia from the U.S. and other countries. The bill, drafted by leading lawmakers at the State Duma in response to the latest round of U.S. sanctions, lays out a wide range of restrictions for U.S. businesses in Russia and for co-operation with the U.S. Among other things, the bill allows the Russian president to “ban or suspend co-operation with a hostile state” and ban imports of goods fromRead More


Taylor Swift is doing more to stop scalpers than Ontario’s new ticket act: experts

Concert-goers

David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Monday, May 21, 2018 10:25AM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 12:35PM EDT TORONTO — Step aside Ontario lawmakers, because Taylor Swift is giving you a lesson in how to deflect concert scalpers. As the province gets ready to introduce a new law on July 1 which puts a price cap on resales of live-event tickets, experts say it’s the world-famous pop singer who’s doing a better job squeezing out black-market opportunists. Swift’s team is undertaking an experiment that lists her tickets onRead More


Deadly Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack

Deadly Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack

Elaine Ganley and Angela Charlton, The Associated Press Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 4:38PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 7:26PM EDT PARIS — A knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four others in a lively neighbourhood near Paris’ famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its “soldiers.” Counterterrorism authorities took charge of the investigation, and President Emmanuel Macron vowed that France would not bow to extremists despite being the target of multiple deadlyRead More


Owen Sound woman admits to killing kittens

An Owen Sound woman has been charged after she admitted to killing a pair of three-month-old kittens in her care. Police were tipped off by a concerned citizen Friday night. When officers talked to her, she described to what police call a, ” gruesome incident” before she threw them away in a public garbage can. The 53-year-old woman was arrested and a small dog in her possession was removed for her home. She was released with a June 21 court date. In the meantime, she cannot own or be inRead More


Suspect who fled police custody overnight arrested

Edmonton Police Service Generic

Police said a male who fled police custody late Wednesday night, but managed to escape, was arrested again early Thursday morning. Edmonton Police said officers pulled over a suspicious vehicle in the area of 141 Street and 121 Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. Officers took 22-year-old Luke Belcourt into custody, but he escaped the area on foot while still wearing handcuffs. Police issued an alert before 2 a.m. Thursday, asking for the public’s help to track Belcourt down. He was wanted for charges of escaping lawful custody, breach of recognizanceRead More