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N.S. pub owner wants to sail away and become a pirate

N.S. pub owner wants to sail away and become a pirate

CTV Atlantic Published Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:13PM ADT Last Updated Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:25PM ADT Some people want to run away and join the circus, but Kevin Emery wants to sail away and be a pirate — or a Viking. Emery owns Ye Olde Towne Pub and Restaurant, the type of pub you would imagine in the historic town of Annapolis Royal. It’s housed in a building from 1884 that used to be the town bank. It’s got character, and it’s been a pub since the late 1980s.Read More


Boy, 17, charged with first-degree murder in Weston stabbing

Kafi Abshir

Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:23PM EDT A 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in Weston last Friday. Officers were called to a Toronto Community Housing building at 5 Bellevue Crescent, near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue, at about 5 a.m. on Aug. 24. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man suffering from obvious signs of trauma. A male was seen fleeing the scene. Police said thatRead More


Estrada struggles as Jays lose to Philly 8-3; Morales sets Toronto homer record

Kendrys Morales

TORONTO — Hampered by a back injury, Marco Estrada struggled through his start on Sunday. Estrada (7-10) surrendered five earned runs on seven hits and walked four over parts of just three innings as the Toronto Blue Jays fell 8-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies. “I just wasn’t making pitches, had no command of my fastball or changeup,” said Estrada. “Threw some OK curveballs, but for the most part, I just had no idea where the ball was going.” Estrada left his July 3 start against the Mets after just aRead More


Needing a win, TFC thumps Montreal 3-1 at home

TFC

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:23PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:24PM EDT TORONTO — Sebastian Giovinco scored twice to help Toronto FC keep its slim playoff hopes alive with a 3-1 win over the rival Montreal Impact on Saturday night. It was a wide-open, entertaining game before 27,294 at BMO Field with lots of offence and precious little defence in the first 45 minutes. Their backs to the wall and needing points to climb back into the playoff picture, the reigning MLS champions ledRead More


RCMP arrest man in North Battleford wanted on Canada Wide warrant

The RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) have arrested a high risk offender on a Canada Wide warrant, in North Battleford on Saturday. For several weeks an investigation was underway by the Battlefords Municipal GIS Unit and the Provincial Crime Reduction Team, to locate a high risk offender. The investigation found that the man was wanted on a Canada Wide warrant for a parole violation, and residing in the Battleford area. On Saturday the offender was found in a residence in the 500 block of 103 St. in North Battleford, byRead More


Homicide unit reviews investigation into Calgary man’s overdose death

Darrell Smith - homicide unit review

The Calgary Police Service is reviewing its investigation into the recent death of 47-year-old Darrell Smith as his family continues to question the injuries they found on his body. Smith, who is from the Piikani Nation, was found dead in his Beltline apartment in the 1400 block of 11 Street Southwest on August 12, 2018. An autopsy attributed his death to an overdose. Darrell’s niece Simone Smith was the last member of the family to see Darrell alive. Simone had gone to Calgary with her uncle for some back toRead More


Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie`s unemployment rate remains among the highest in Canada: Statistics Canada

Barrie had the fourth highest unemployment rate among Canadian cities in July. The latest numbers released by Statistics Canada showed the jobless rate in July was  7.0 per cent, up from 6.9 per cent in the previous month. Tyler Colatosti has been looking for plumber work for almost two years now. “They’re looking  for two or three years’ experience and not guys who just got out of school. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t find work,” said Colatosti. Barrie only trails St. John’s (9.0), Calgary (7.9) Read More


Girl, 6, dead and man seriously injured after crash in Caledon

The Canadian Press Published Monday, August 6, 2018 1:15PM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 5:10PM EDT Provincial police say a six-year-old girl is dead and a 36-year-old man is seriously injured after a collision on Monday morning. Police say the two-vehicle crash occurred in Caledon, just after 10 a.m. They say the collision involved a vehicle and a tractor trailer that were both travelling north. Police also say the 36-year-old man was the driver of the vehicle and the young girl was a passenger in the same car.Read 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


Strong storm topples trees in southeast Calgary

No one hurt when trees topple in southeast Calgary

A storm that blew through Calgary late Monday afternoon packed winds strong enough to blow down two trees in Penbrooke Meadows in southeast Calgary. Homeowner Glenn Macadam was surprised by the sight when he came home from work. “The trees were split and had two tops and the wind came from the north and it gusted up really strong really quickly and it knocked the leeward side of the tree over all the way across the road here blocked off the road took out the light here obviously both ofRead More