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Meghan McCain’s eulogy: ‘America was always great’

Meghan McCain's eulogy: 'America was always great'

Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:49AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:13PM EDT WASHINGTON — John McCain’s daughter opened his memorial service, her voice rising from tearful to impassioned tribute, by posing her father’s legacy as a direct challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump. Meghan McCain said her father was a “great man” and she encouraged others to live up to his example, setting a tone that echoed the senator’s own fighting spirit as services began Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral. “WeRead More


Tough decision for Herongate residents

Tough decision for Herongate residents

CTV Ottawa Published Friday, August 31, 2018 6:33PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 31, 2018 10:58PM EDT Many residents in the Herongate area are still scrambling for somewhere to go after their landlord handed them an eviction notice back in May. The townhomes are owned by Timbercreek and run between Heron Road, Sandalwood Drive and Baycrest Drive. The townhouses are old and in drastic need of repair. There are 150 townhomes set to be demolished – 105 units were occupied when eviction notice was given. There are on average fiveRead More


Man gets prison sentence for hacking celebrities in ‘celebgate’

Computer

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


Saskatoon sees second homicide in less than a day

Saskatoon Police

Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section, Forensic Identification and the Office of the Chief Coroner are investigating two homicides that took place within a day of each other. Police and Medavie Health Services were called to the aid of an injured man in an apartment in the 200 block of 5th Avenue North on Friday night. The man was located in the hallway and was transported to a hospital where he died from the injury. On Saturday morning at approximately 10:40 a.m. members of both the Saskatoon Police Service andRead More


Police seek to track movements of suspect in Calgary triple murder

Dustin Duthie

Calgary police are seeking the public’s help for information about the activities of Dustin Duthie, a man charged with three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of three people last month. Duthie is accused of killing his girlfriend Taylor Toller, his mother Shawn Boshuck and stepfather Alan Pennylegion. The bodies of the three victims were found on July 31, after police conducted check on welfare calls on two Calgary homes. While charges have already been laid and no other suspects are being sought, investigators are trying to learn moreRead More


Surgical patients being monitored after broken fan shuts down ORs

St. Boniface Hospital sign at night

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said Wednesday surgeries were underway when an operating room air exchange malfunctioned at St. Boniface Hospital. As a result, health authority officials tell CTV News there is a small infection risk to these patients who were notified about what happened and are being monitored as a precaution. Repairs are expected to be done by Friday but in the meantime 16 surgeries were moved to other facilities and 12 procedures are being rescheduled. The malfunction affects 9 of the 14 surgical suites at St. Boniface andRead More


Man stabbed in attempted bike robbery

Saskatoon Police

CTV Saskatoon Published Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:09AM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:35AM CST A 36-year old man was stabbed in an attempted bike robbery near 20th Street and Avenue L just before midnight on Friday , according to a police media release. Police say an unidentified suspect or suspects tried to steal the victim’s bike, and when he refused to give it to them, stabbed him in the back. The victim is in stable condition in hospital. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Source linkRead More


Navan family fundraising to cover costly cancer treatment in Germany

Hope for Sarah

Four years after receiving her first cancer diagnosis, Navan’s Sarah Haddad is getting set for a journey she hopes will end her breast cancer battle once and for all. “It was just too painful to watch and know there was another thing out there that we could try,” said Sarah’s husband Matt Haddad. Sarah was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2014. She was 26. After six months of intense chemo, a lumpectomy, and 29 rounds of chemo, she was declared cancer free. Her cancer came back in 2018,Read More


City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

CTV Barrie Published Monday, July 16, 2018 8:02PM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 16, 2018 8:05PM EDT Orillia councillors have mixed opinions on plans to bring Uber to the city. Taxi drivers in Orillia must have a valid a drivers abstract, pass a criminal background check, and a vulnerable services check.The vulnerable services check speaks to any pardons for sexual or mental health criminal convictions from the past.Uber does driver abstract checks and criminal background checks but has said on record, that if the city of Orillia wants a vulnerableRead More


1 man shot, another assaulted in Portage la Prairie: RCMP

RCMP

CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:06PM CST Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:08PM CST RCMP are reporting a 20-year-old man was shot around midnight on Sunday near 17th Street NW in Portage la Prairie, while an 18-year-old man nearby was seriously assaulted The victim of the shooting was transported to hospital in stable condition. The assault victim was taken to hospital in unstable condition, but his health has since improved. Police said both of the victims are from Portage la Prairie and investigators do not believe theseRead More