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Eric Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Eric Gordon scores against the Warriors

HOUSTON – Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday night in Oakland one win away from knocking off the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95. Chris Paul scored 20 points and James Harden struggled for his 19, but Paul hadRead 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

Stabbing at Victoria Park Station sends male victim to hospital

victoria park station stabbing

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:31PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:25PM EDT A man has been taken to a trauma centre with a lower body injury after a stabbing took place at Victoria Park Station on Tuesday night. The incident occurred on the eastbound platform of the subway station at around 8:30 p.m. The male victim was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Toronto Paramedics said. Toronto police said a suspect wanted in connection with the incident fled the sceneRead More

Hall of Fame coach Clare Drake dead at 89


Hall of Fame hockey coach Clare Drake died at the age of 89 Sunday morning. He was the University of Alberta’s Golden Bears coach for 28 years, winning six national titles and 17 conference championships. Drake was the most successful coach in college hockey history. The coach was inducted in the hockey hall of fame in 2017. The Golden Bears arena was named after Drake in 1990.   It is a sad day for Golden Bears Hockey. Last night we lost Coach Drake. At this time we would like toRead More

Words of love and wisdom for Mother’s Day from mom with incurable cancer

Words of love and wisdom for Mother's Day from mom with incurable cancer

Joanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa Published Friday, May 11, 2018 4:10PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 6:49PM EDT How are you marking this Mother’s Day? Maybe a special brunch for mom, some flowers or chocolates. For one Ottawa area mother, her best gift is still being alive to appreciate every moment with her children. Every moment with her children is a special moment for Jillian O’Connor. Even if it’s hangin’ out, waiting for an MRI. We first met Jillian 4 years ago when she was pregnant with her thirdRead More

Lethbridge police chief wants context of racist video of woman in Denny’s

Lethbridge police chief wants context of racist video of woman in Denny's

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A southern Alberta police chief is urging people not to leap to conclusions about how officers handled a racist confrontation at a local Denny’s last month. “It’s very easy to armchair quarterback three weeks later when we have the videos out there and people wading in,” Lethbridge police Chief Rob Davis said Thursday. “But based on what we have, I’m confident that our officers acted appropriately.” Monir Omerzai and three friends were at the restaurant in April waiting for their food when a woman in the nextRead More

Renfrew fire chief forced out due to age

Renfrew fire chief forced out due to age

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:00PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:49PM EDT The fire chief in the town of Renfrew is out of a job — for a reason some find unfair and infuriating. Guy Longtin was a veteran of the job. He had been serving in the role of fire chief since 1992. This week that all came to an end. Longtin has learned he no longer holds the position because at the age of 61 it’s been decided he’s too old for theRead More

Toyota to upgrade Woodstock and Cambridge plants in $1.4B deal

Toyota to upgrade Woodstock and Cambridge plants in $1.4B deal

The Canadian Press Published Friday, May 4, 2018 5:53PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 4, 2018 6:53PM EDT The federal and Ontario governments will pitch in a combined $220 million toward a $1.4-billion upgrade at two Toyota Canada manufacturing plants. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement at Toyota’s plant in Cambridge, Ont., which, along with a facility in Woodstock, Ont., will see the upgrades. “The government of Canada will be contributing $110 million in partnership with the government of Ontario, which will match our investment,” Trudeau said. Upon completionRead More

Politician takes up cause of N.S. woman who wants to teach Gaelic in Scotland

Gaelic Council

A prominent member of the Scottish parliament is taking up the cause of a young Nova Scotia woman and the Scottish island school that wants her to be its Gaelic teacher. Sine Halfpenny of Antigonish, N.S., was the only applicant for a Gaelic-language teaching job at Bunessan Primary School in Isle of Mull, Scotland. But she encountered visa issues, and couldn’t get approval to immigrate. She ultimately took a job in Manitoba that doesn’t allow her to use her Gaelic skills. “It’s frustrating because you got kids with no teacher,”Read More

New app could help N.B. doctors take the guesswork out of diagnosing dementia


MONCTON, N.B. — A professor of clinical neuropsychology at the University of Moncton says a computer application she developed could help doctors better predict a patient’s risk of developing dementia. Sarah Pakzad’s Neurocognitive Frailty Index would help healthcare professionals walk patients through tests that would assess risk factors for dementia. At the end of the test, the app would produce a percentage probability of the patient developing dementia. Pakzad spent the last seven years working on the index, which draws information from a database of more than 25,000 patients overRead More