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Grey wolf habitat to open at Assiniboine Park Zoo Saturday

Wolf pack members

The wolf pack at Assiniboine Park Zoo is taking up new digs in time for the Father’s Day weekend. On Thursday, the zoo gave members of the media a sneak peek of the wolf habitat that will open Saturday. The new habitat includes a pond, a naturalized landscape and “many places for them to forage and dig,” said Johanna Soto, curator of animal care. Soto said the exhibit also includes a first for the Assiniboine Park Zoo – heated rocks the animals can perch on throughout the winter months. “TheRead More

Quebec City streets peaceful so far, but bracing for G7 protesters


Morgan Lowrie and Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 8:10PM EDT Quebec City’s historic district looked as though business owners were preparing for a mini hurricane to blow through the cobblestone streets on Thursday, as several storefronts were barricaded with plywood in anticipation of anti-G7 protests. So far, demonstrations were tense but calm, as protesters congregated in growing numbers in a city park. Stores that were open for business vastly outnumbered the shuttered facades. But the police presence in the old city was noticeable — squadRead More

Major fires destroy multiple Brandon buildings

Christie's building on fire

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:03PM CST Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:09PM CST Destructive fires have hit a historic block of Brandon based businesses near 7th and Pacific Avenue Saturday afternoon. Flames could be seen bursting through the buildings as clouds of smoke covered the sky over Brandon. According to local residents Christie’s Office Plus and Brandon Boxing Club have burned down. A spokesperson with the city of Brandon says the initial fire broke out at Christie’s Office Plus around the noon hour andRead More

Windsor’s parking app hits 20,000 users

Parking app launches in Windsor

The City of Windsor’s new parking app has hit 20,000 users. “The uptake has been excellent, so we’re obviously really pleased,” said parking compliance and enforcement supervisor Bill Kralovensky.  “But, the most important thing for us has been the positive feedback, showing that people are not only using the service, but they’re happy to have it as well.” Nic Puim, owner and operator of The Dugout on Ouellette Avenue was lucky user 20,000 and received a special visit and gift from Kralovensky. “I think the app is great,” says Puim.Read More

Judge to decide on long-term offender designation for Shane Pattison Thursday

Judge to decide on long-term offender designation for Shane Pattison Thursday

Warning: Graphic content A Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench judge is expected to decide Thursday whether to deem repeat child pornography offender Shane Dale Pattison a long-term offender after a three-day hearing. Crown and defence lawyers have filed a joint-submission seeking a long-term offender designation for Pattison and a seven-year prison sentence followed by a 10-year supervision order. Justice Richard Danyliuk must find Pattison is at a high-risk to reoffend but that the risks he poses could eventually be managed in the community in order to apply the designation. PattisonRead More

Experts share safety tips as ATV season approaches

Experts share safety tips as ATV season approaches

This week, Jacqueline Derbowka shared an experience that changed her life. She, along with ATV experts, expressed safety tips and concerns when it comes to riding an ATV. It’s the time of the year when Derbowka remembers her father. Four years ago, he was killed in an ATV accident. “We were going up a hill… and it was just too light in the front end and not being used to the quad, it came backwards on us,” she said.  Derbowka was sitting behind her father on the back of theRead More

Ten ridings to watch as Ontario heads to the polls next month

Kathleen Wynne

Paola Loriggio , The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:28AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:29AM EDT Ontario has 124 provincial ridings as it goes into a spring election. Here are 10 to watch: DON VALLEY WEST Her Liberals are lagging in the polls, but can Premier Kathleen Wynne secure a victory in her own riding? The veteran politician snatched the seat from the Tories in 2003 as the Liberals formed government, but 15 years later the party and its leader have seen their popularity dropRead More

Dozens of homes and cottages at risk of flooding in West Quebec

Dozens of homes and cottages at risk of flooding in West Quebec

CTV Ottawa Published Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:29PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:35PM EDT Dozens of homes in West Quebec are at risk of flooding as water rises. The flooding is along both the Coulonge River and Ottawa River in the municipalities of Mansfield and Davidson. Denis Paquette says his basement started flooding on Friday morning, and he has been fighting off the water since. He lives along Rue des Rapides along the Coulonge River. Paquette says it’s the second year in a row he has hadRead More

Fire ban implemented in Corman Park following grass fires

Fire ban implemented in Corman Park following grass fires

The RM of Corman Park is implementing a fire ban after two major fires over the weekend. On Saturday, a controlled burn quickly became unmanageable as dry conditions fueled the flames. Saskatoon fire crews responded to a large grass fire near Auction Mart Road. The fire threatened three homes. Two were saved by crews, but one had extensive damages. Then on Sunday, a house fire on an acreage in the RM of Blucher quickly spread. Winds gusting between 35 to 40 km/hr pushed the fire towards three homes to theRead More

Jets shutout, Predators tie series forcing Game 7

Filip Forsberg goal

The Nashville Predators showed why they were the best team in the regular season on Monday night as they came into Bell MTS Place and ran roughshod over the Winnipeg Jets winning 4-0. The series now heads back to Nashville tied up at three games apiece setting up a winner take all game on Thursday.  The Predators got it going early on as Viktor Arvidsson deflected a shot home one minute into the game. That was all the Nashville needed as they blanked the Jets behind a strong performance fromRead More