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First victim in Toronto van attack identified

First victim in Toronto van attack identified

The first of 10 victims killed after a rental van mowed down pedestrians on a busy Toronto sidewalk has been identified. Anne Marie D’Amico worked at Invesco, a U.S.-based investment management firm, which had its Canadian headquarters in North York, a source confirmed to CP24. On Monday, the company said in a statement that two of its employees were injured during the incident. On Tuesday morning, the president of Invesco Canada confirmed to CTV News that one their staff members had died. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be withRead More

Hollywood film brings economic boost to Yarmouth

Hollywood film brings economic boost to Yarmouth

The movie being shot in Yarmouth, N.S. starring Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson is bringing more than just attention to the area, it’s also providing some much appreciated economic stimulus. Jeff Bain is co-owner of Heritage Brewery, a small brewing company in Yarmouth. Their suds have been flowing steadily since the movie crew arrived in the town back in March. “We have noticed our tap accounts at the Rod Grand Hotel and a couple of the smaller eateries around town have increased,” says Bain. Bain got creative and took itRead More

Prolonged winter still causing delays on sports fields in Calgary

Prolonged winter still causing delays on sports fields in Calgary

Children who are all itching to get outside and play their favourite sports will need to wait a little longer as many fields are still closed; an unfortunate side effect of Calgary’s long hard winter. A number of leagues have already sent out letters to parents, indicating that they have had to cancel games and re-schedule the start of their seasons. Rajat Karval, the vice-president of the Calgary and District Cricket League, says that the extended winter has meant more work for them. “We’ve had to do more maintenance tasksRead More

Task force examining sex assaults deemed unfounded forges ahead

A review into why Waterloo Region might surpass the national rate for declaring sexual assault cases as unfounded is nearing completion. Dozens of community groups and organizations were invited to be part of the task force last year, after an investigation by The Globe and Mail found that 27 per cent of sexual assault reports made to Waterloo Regional Police between 2011 and 2015 were classified as unfounded. The national average was 19 per cent. Chief Bryan Larkin says the task force was divided into two working groups. One groupRead More

4/20 'global act of peaceful civil disobedience': Emery

4/20 'global act of peaceful civil disobedience': Emery Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Canada given one year to sort out B.C. First Nations commercial fishery: court

VANCOUVER – A group of West Coast First Nations has won the right to harvest and sell fish commercially after a 12-year court battle. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mary Humphries has ruled Fisheries and Oceans Canada has one year to establish a commercial fishery for the five First Nations collectivelly known as Nuu-chah-nulth. However, Nuu-chah-nulth president Judith Sayers says that if the government is serious about implementing their rights, it should let the bands begin fishing immediately. In the 400-page judgment, Humphries sets out the parameters for the Indigenous fisheriesRead More

Supreme Court decision on cross-border booze could rewrite trade rules


OTTAWA — A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man’s cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade. In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and three bottles of liquor at Pointe-a-la-Croix and a nearby Indigenous reserve. The RCMP, who had been watching Comeau, charged him under New Brunswick’s Liquor Control Act with being in possession of alcohol he had not purchased through his province’s liquor corporation. TheRead More

Charlize Theron gives Hamilton hot sauce company a boost

Charlize Theron

David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:31AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:45AM EDT TORONTO – Hollywood actress Charlize Theron’s tasty endorsement is giving a Hamilton hot sauce some extra zing in their sales. After the “Mad Max: Fury Road” star chomped into a chicken wing covered in Dawson’s Hot Sauce, creator Brodie Dawson says bottles of the company’s Original Hot flavour experienced a spike in demand. The moment was captured on popular YouTube series “Hot Ones,” where celebrities drag their taste buds throughRead More

John Stamos welcomes son, names him after father

John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh

The Associated Press Published Monday, April 16, 2018 8:54AM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 16, 2018 8:57AM EDT NEW YORK – Actor John Stamos is a father. The 54-year-old announced on Instagram the birth of his son, Billy Stamos. Stamos says the child is named after the actor’s father. Stamos says, “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and son.” Stamos and 31-year-old Caitlin McHugh married in February. His publicist says “Billy and Mom are both home and healthy.” Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More

CTV News at Six for April 14: Pipeline politics

CTV News at Six Vancouver Island Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines