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First-ever greater rhea chick hatchlings make history at Calgary Zoo

Greater rhea chick

The Calgary Zoo made history earlier this month when it welcomed its first-ever greater rhea chicks. The pair – now three weeks old – hatched at the zoo on Aug. 3 and 5. The flightless greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and is found mostly in Argentina and Brazil. Related to the ostrich and the emu, the bird uses its wings not for flight, but for balance and changing direction while running. Male rheas incubate the eggs and care for the new hatchlings, guarding them aggressively forRead More


Driver charged after pedestrian struck in west Edmonton crosswalk

Car-ped

A woman in her 60s has been charged after a woman was struck while crossing a road in west Edmonton Monday. Officers were called to a crosswalk near 90 Avenue and 173 Street just after 1 p.m. Monday. When police arrived, they found a female pedestrian in medical distress on the road near the entrance to the West Edmonton Mall parking lot. Reports indicated the pedestrian was crossing 90 Avenue when she was hit by an SUV. The pedestrian was treated and taken to hospital by paramedics with non-life threateningRead More


Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


Bicyle Group Seeks New Home

Bike Windsor

Saturday was moving day for Bike-Friendly Windor-Essex, but the group isn’t moving to where it thought it was headed. Lori Newton with the cycling advocacy group says the home of Snack BBQ would not be available to house the new group, despite it previously being offered. As CTV News told you in June, the group’s Bike Kitchen was handed a surprise eviction from its home at the Capitol Theatre on Pelissier Street downtown. Before his shock passing on July 26, downtown business owner and city booster Mark Boscariol had arrangedRead More


‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

An estimated 250 people converged on West Edmonton Mall’s Fantasyland Hotel Thursday, for the first of a two-day conference on an issue that was settled by science hundreds of years ago. The event is billed as the first Canadian Flat Earth International Conference. Organizers said within the room, there were a number of differing views about the nature of the world we call home. “You’re going to find so many various beliefs here, but the one thing that we all kind of agree on is that we don’t believe we’reRead More


Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Women who regularly take aspirin could significantly reduce inflammation associated with contracting HIV, new research finds. The pilot study, released Thursday, does not suggest that taking aspirin will prevent transmission of the disease. The research also did not factor in men. However, researchers at the University of Manitoba say further research could build on the pilot study and one day prove that aspirin — a cheap, widely accessible drug — is another effective tool for HIV prevention. The report included researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo and Nairobi andRead More


Pop star Demi Lovato vows to keep fighting addiction

Demi Lovato

LOS ANGELES – In her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato says she remains committed to overcoming addiction. “I will keep fighting,” Lovato wrote Sunday in a post on Instagram. She also thanked her fans, family, team and staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She reportedly overdosed on drugs at her Hollywood Hills home on July 24. She said she’s learned that the illness of addiction doesn’t fade and is something she “must continue to overcome,” and needs time to healRead More


Canadian tennis stars confident ahead of Rogers Cup

Canadian tennis stars confident ahead of Rogers Cup

When the Rogers Cup tennis tournament kicks off in Toronto and Montreal on Monday, there will be plenty of Canadian talent on display. Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard will be among the Canadian talent aiming for the title. Shapovalov, the Richmond Hill, Ont., native whose semi-final run at last year’s tournament made him the competition’s breakout star, told CTV News Channel that some of the best experiences of his life have been at the Rogers Cup. “I always grew up watching this tournament,” Shapovalov said. “WhenRead More


Day two of Capital Pointe appeal to begin with cross examination of engineer

Capital Pointe

Day two of the Capital Pointe appeal is set to get underway on Wednesday morning. On the first day of the appeal, the Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board heard testimony from an expert witness for Westgate Properties Ltd., who owns the development. The witness, Kai-Sing Hui has been retained as the engineer of record for the project for the next six months. Back in April, the city ordered the developer to fill the hole, after communication from the previous engineer of record indicated that the temporary shoring ofRead More


City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

CTV Barrie Published Monday, July 16, 2018 8:02PM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 16, 2018 8:05PM EDT Orillia councillors have mixed opinions on plans to bring Uber to the city. Taxi drivers in Orillia must have a valid a drivers abstract, pass a criminal background check, and a vulnerable services check.The vulnerable services check speaks to any pardons for sexual or mental health criminal convictions from the past.Uber does driver abstract checks and criminal background checks but has said on record, that if the city of Orillia wants a vulnerableRead More