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Break is over for crews and businesses along 17 Avenue S.W.

Construction along 17 Avenue SW

After enjoying a two-month-long hiatus over the summer, businesses along 17 Avenue S.W. will again need to deal with the headache of construction crews starting next week. Beginning September 4, crews will again be out working on the next phase of the project , commencing with the closure of College Lane to 8 Street S.W., including the intersection of 7 Street and 17 Avenue S.W. No impact is expected on College Lane during that phase. That closure is expected to remain in place throughout the month and will be followedRead More


Owner of Sweetfin Poké blazes a trail in local food scene

Owner of Sweetfin Poké blazes a trail in local food scene

After trotting the globe, Delaine Brilz thought Saskatoons food scene was missing something. “One of my favourite hobbies is eating and drinking, so like why not,” Brilz said. After six months spent working as a waitress in the Cayman Islands, Brilz decided to open a restaurant that would bring something brand new to Saskatoon, poké. Her first endeavour is called Sweetfin Poké, and is the first restaurant to offer deconstructed sushi bowls to the people of Saskatoon. “I’ve been to a few places, Toronto, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and I noticedRead More


Woman dies in crash on Highway 400

hwy 400 crash

A 42-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 400 near MacTier early Friday morning. Provincial Police say the crash happened in the southbound lanes of the highway near Lake Joseph Road just before 7 a.m. Two other passengers were airlifted to a Toronto-area hospital with life-altering injuries.  The driver was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The southbound lanes of the highway had to be closed for several hours for the police investigation. Police are continuing to investigate what may have led to the crash. SourceRead More


He said he would always come home, says spouse of officer killed in Fredericton

Robb Costello

Const. Robb Costello would often tell his spouse that no matter what happened to him on the job, he would always come home. On Friday, the Fredericton officer didn’t return. Instead, police showed up at Jackie McLean’s home to tell her the 45-year-old was among four people killed in a shooting that took place in a quiet residential neighbourhood. “This is the first day he did not come back home,” McLean, Costello’s common-law partner, told The Canadian Press in an interview. “I am having a really hard time envisioning myRead More


Police probe possible drowning in Hamilton

Hamilton, possible, drowning

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:21AM EDT Police are investigating a possible drowning near the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton this morning Hamilton police say they received a call about a man who was spotted in the water near the boat club, located at 50 Leander Drive, at around 6 a.m. Sunday. The police service’s marine unit, as well as paramedics and firefighters, are trying to locate the man. Police say there is a heavy police presenceRead More


Stratford, Ont. mayor wants Justin Bieber to hold wedding in his hometown

Bieber Baldwin

TORONTO — Justin Bieber’s hometown of Stratford, Ont. is prepared to host the pop star’s wedding — should he decide to hold it there. Dan Mathieson, mayor of the southwestern Ontario city, said Tuesday he hopes Bieber includes the picturesque region in the nuptial conversations with his new fiancee Hailey Baldwin. The 24-year-old singer confirmed his engagement to the American model in an Instagram post on Monday, sparking instant speculation about where they might hold the event. “We would be happy to host that and do whatever we had toRead More


Yonge Street van attack survivor grapples with legacy of incident months later

Beverly Smith

Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:26PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:29PM EDT TORONTO — Beverly Smith has only hazy memories of the van attack that killed 10 people and left her broken and bleeding on a north Toronto sidewalk months ago. But the 81-year-old Toronto woman grapples with the legacy of the April attack every day, as she adapts to life in a wheelchair and works to regain the independence she enjoyed before the devastating incident. Smith, a retired teacher and librarian,Read More


City faces $425K in external fees for lawsuit over Downtown police HQ project

Winnipeg police headquarters

The city is facing another cost overrun related to the Downtown Police Headquarters project. A new report says in order to sue over deficiencies with the building, the city’s legal department needs an over expenditure of $270,000. If approved the city wants to hire law firm Marr Finlayson Pollock. The report estimates all external legal fees could total up to $425,000. Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the move, saying this term of council has had to clean up the mess from the scandal-plagued project. The city filed a statementRead More


Public inquiry sparked by Wettlaufer case begins today in Ontario

wettlaufer

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:12AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:20AM EDT ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed a long-term care nurse to kill elderly patients in her care is set to get underway today in St. Thomas, Ont. The inquiry, led by Ontario Court of Appeal judge Eileen Gillese, will examine systemic factors that allowed Elizabeth Wettlaufer to inject more than a dozen patients with overdoses of insulin while working at long-term care homes and private residencesRead More


PC Leader Ford’s lack of platform attacked at debate by NDP and Liberal leaders

Ontario party leaders speak at debate

TORONTO — Doug Ford came under repeated attack from both the NDP and Liberal leaders during Sunday’s provincial election debate for not yet presenting a full platform, when Ontarians are already casting their ballots in advanced polls. Recent polls have suggested the NDP has surpassed Ford’s Progressive Conservatives in popular support, which also made party leader Andrea Horwath a target in the third and final televised debate of the campaign. But she shot back at Ford after he slammed the NDP over an error in the party’s platform that meansRead More