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China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing

Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping

BEIJING — Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. Kim’s trip follows his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week that resulted in a surprise announcement of a U.S. suspension of military drills with its South Korean ally. Security was tight Tuesday morning at the Beijing airport where paramilitary police prevented journalists from shooting photos. A motorcade was seen leaving the airport in vehicles that were not apparently carrying flags. The state media reports did notRead More


Queen City Pride Parade takes over Regina

Queen City Pride Parade takes over Regina

CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:44PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:47PM CST The Queen City Pride Parade took to the streets of Regina on Saturday afternoon. The city was bursting with colour as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the LGBTQ community. It was the biggest parade yet according to Brita Lind, who has participated in seven consecutive pride days, “I just saw the length of it, I saw the number of people, I’ve never seen that many people line the streets. That was theRead More


Watson congratulates Ford and new PC Government

Ottawa mayor jim Watson

Mayor Jim Watson says he’s committed to building a “productive working relationship” with Premier Designate Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives. Watson issued a statement shortly after Ford and the Progressive Conservatives won a majority mandate in the 42nd Ontario election. He says “I have said previously that there were policies in each of the Liberal, PC and NDP platforms that would be good for the city. I continue to feel optimistic about the future and I will be focusing on areas of common alignment with the new Progressive ConservativeRead More


Windsor-Essex schools need $400M of repairs: Fix our schools

Greater Essex County District School Board office

A recent report from the ‘Fix our Schools’ campaign shows some major infrastructure deficit for schools in southwestern Ontario, and specifically, Windsor. The region’s schools face a $1.5 billion infrastructure deficit, which the Fix our School’s campaign says is calculated using Ministry of Education statistics. In Windsor, that repair bill could be roughly $407 million, according to the co-founder of fix our schools. Christa Wylie, the co-founder Fix Our Schools tells AM800 News high schools are in most need of repairs. “They’re larger buildings, they were built so there’s moreRead More


Graduates in need getting a helping hand in Saskatoon

Graduates in need getting a helping hand in Saskatoon

Saron Fanel, CTV Saskatoon Published Monday, May 28, 2018 6:46PM CST Last Updated Monday, May 28, 2018 6:50PM CST Some Saskatoon families feeling the financial pinch of graduation season are getting a helping hand. The Princess Shop, a non-profit organization, and Prairieland Park are teaming up to provide the ultimate experience for graduates in need. “One more barrier that’s not allowing them to attend fully is the cost of the graduation banquet ticket,” the Princess Shop’s executive director Karen Robson said. Students who receive a prom dress from the PrincessRead More


Police search for missing woman in Thompson

Dianne Mae Bignell

CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:28AM CST Last Updated Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:33AM CST Thompson RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find missing 60-year-old Dianne Mae Bignell. Police said she was last seen around the Juniper Street area of Thompson at 8:30 a.m. on May 17. Bignell is described as five feet four inches, with a heavy build, grey shoulder length hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. Police are concerned for her well-being and anyone with information is asked to call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6911.Read More


Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

CTV Montreal Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:49PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:44PM EDT The warmer weather entices many of us outside, and also brings with it some risks – like Lyme disease, which is on the rise in Quebec. The bite of an infected tick requires your full attention: right now, the Monteregie area is the main source of infected ticks in our general region. The problem will only intensify over the coming years, so the director of McGill’s Center for Tropical Diseases says we bestRead More


Public school board trustees approve new budget

Public school board trustees approve new budget

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:53PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:08PM MDT Trustees with the Calgary Board of Education approved the 2018-19 budget on Tuesday and say the $1.4 billion provides stable funding to support students. Earlier this month, the CBE said it had a $35 million shortfall and that it would have to come up with extra funds to keep service at normal levels after the province said it would not make up the three percent shortfall. The board receives more than $1Read More


Kitchener teen remembered one year after fatal overdose

Zion Williams-Farrell died of a fentanyl overdose

Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of 14-year-old Zion Williams-Farrell. The Kitchener teenager was found dead in his room overdosing on fentanyl-laced Xanax. In Waterloo Region, opioid deaths are occurring most often in suburbs, not on the streets or in shelters. Last year, there were seven fatal overdoses in Kitchener, five in Cambridge and one in Waterloo. The total number is down compared to the same time last year, but police say that more naloxone kits have been used to save lives. For law enforcement, the growing concernRead More


Two Morley women arrested following gas-and-dash in stolen car and Highway 1A crash

Ghost Station gas-and-dash crash

Two women were arrested and charged after an attempted getaway following a gas-and-dash was halted by a t-bone crash just metres away from the station. Mike Mondor, the owner of Ghost Gas Station and Campground, a convenience store and campground located along Highway 1A approximately 13 kilometres west of Cochrane, says a car pulled into the station Tuesday morning shortly before 10:00. One of the occupants of the car filled the tank but failed to pay. The theft wasn’t noticed at the time but surveillance camera footage verified the driverRead More