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Edmonton police to march out of uniform in Pride parade

Edmonton pride

EDMONTON — Police officers will march in this year’s Edmonton Pride festival, but not in their uniforms. The Edmonton Pride Festival Society says it restricted enforcement vehicles, lights and sirens in the 2017 parade after a similar move in Toronto. It was due to concerns that police were making marginalized people feel unsafe. Supt. Brad Doucette said at the time that the Edmonton Police Service had more work to do if the community wasn’t comfortable with a police presence. The service met with the festival society to discuss what couldRead More


Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Final inspections of international trade centre underway

Saskatchewan’s first international trade centre is ready to open in Regina. Final inspections are underway as Brightenview prepares to open the long awaited Global Trade and Exhibition Centre in the province. The massive wholesale mall will match Chinese manufacturers with North American buyers. “All business condo units have reached substantial completion, ready for occupancy of business owners,” Brightenview CEO Joe Zhou said. The facility was to have been built outside Dundurn but developers felt the Global Transportation Hub was a better location. Eight years ago, the massive trade and exhibitionRead More


Kovac and Frankfurt stun Bayern 3-1 to win German Cup final

Frankfurt win cup

By Ciaran Fahey, The Associated Press Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:19PM EDT BERLIN — Niko Kovac stunned his future employer by leading Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on Saturday. The Frankfurt coach, who has agreed to take over from the retiring Jupp Heynckes in Munich next season, oversaw a committed performance from his side crowned by two goals from the impressive Ante Rebic. The Croatian striker scored early and late to cancel out Robert Lewandowski’s equalizer for Bayern. Bayern mightRead More


HAZMAT called to north side garage fire

garage fire

Kiera Lyons, CTV Edmonton Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:54PM MDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:15PM MDT Edmonton fire crews received a fire call at 138 Avenue and 93 Street just after 4 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters said the blaze started in a detached garage at a north-side residence, and spread to two cars and a boat on the driveway. The HAZMAT team was called in to deal with two propane tanks that had blown their valves and began leaking. Fire officials told CTV News that wind was anRead More


‘Shoplifters’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” is the winner of the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family. The director accepted the award in Japanese and dedicated it to the whole production team involved in movie. Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” won the festival’s Jury Prize. Spike Lee won the Grand Prize for his film “BlacKkKlansman.” “Cold War”  won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his 2013 Oscar-winner “Ida.”Read More


SIU investigating after man seriously injured in Brantford

SIU investigating after man seriously injured in Brantford

CTV Kitchener Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:13PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:48PM EDT Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a 25-year-old man suffered serious injuries in Brantford early Saturday morning. The SIU says Brantford police were called to the area of Market Street and Chatham Street in the early morning hours to conduct an investigation. Around 2 a.m. one of the officers entered his police cruiser and began driving. The officer soon came to realize that a man, the 25-year-old, was under the cruiser. ARead More


New vape packaging rules ‘grey’: Saskatoon vape shop manager

Brennden MacKenzie

A Saskatoon vape shop manager wants more clarity when it comes to new rules for vape product packaging. The federal government recently passed legislation that will restrict how vaping products are sold, labelled, manufactured and promoted. The new bill will ban companies from promoting “confectionery” vape-juice flavours — which include flavours pertaining to desserts and soft drinks that are believed to appeal to youth. “The wording is grey. It’s basically saying candy flavours, but would that mean orange juice, apple juice? Or would it mean pop drinks, like Coca-Cola?” BrenndenRead More


Highway 407 investigating ‘inside theft of data’

Highway 407 entrance sign

TORONTO — The company that operates a major toll road in southern Ontario says the personal information of roughly 60,000 people was stolen from its offices “some time over the past 12 months.” The privately-operated 407 Express Toll Route says in a statement that the stolen data is limited to account names and phone numbers, and no credit card or banking information was taken. It says the incident is being investigated as an “inside theft of data,” and no external breach of its systems is suspected. The company says itRead More


Info session on Mount Royal through traffic divides Montrealers

Cyclist on Mount Royal

The debate over through traffic on Mount Royal continued on Tuesday night at an information session three weeks before the ban is set to go ahead. The pilot project will stop all through traffic by cars on Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Rd. for five months of the year. Montrealers on both sides of a debate that largely pits drivers against cyclists showed up to voice their opinions on the local controversy. “It’s nonsense. They should keep the mountain open,” said resident Michael Shafter. “It should have elements of a park,Read More


Markle seeks respect for dad after report he’ll skip wedding

Meghan Markle

LONDON – Kensington Palace says Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are requesting “understanding and respect” for Markle’s father after a celebrity news site reported he would not be coming to the royal wedding to walk his daughter down the aisle. The palace’s statement did not confirm the TMZ report on Monday that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend Saturday’s wedding in Windsor, England. The palace said earlier that it would not comment on the report. TMZ said Thomas Markle was upset over the way his decision to haveRead More