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5 things to know on Wednesday, July 11 on CTVNews.ca: NATO, subway, interest rates

Authorities say the 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave are recovering and in good health. In other news, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will take command of a new NATO training mission. 1. Troop commitment: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will assume command of a new NATO training mission in Iraq. 2. Subway save: Three men have been honoured by the City of Toronto and given free public transit for a year as a reward for helping a visually impaired man who fell onto theRead More


‘Journalism is under attack’: Rob Reiner on his new film, Archie Bunker and Roseanne Barr

'Journalism is under attack': Rob Reiner on his new film, Archie Bunker and Roseanne Barr

Filmmaker Rob Reiner is on a crusade to protect journalists and the work that they do, at a time when he says the vocation is under attack. Reiner, who first gained fame for playing the role of Michael Stivic in the 1970s TV show “All in the Family,” has directed a new film about the skeptical journalists who exposed U.S. President George W. Bush’s false claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. “Shock and Awe” will hit Canadian theatres in mid-July. It delivers a message for the moment. “RightRead More


Billions of dollars in limbo as Doug Ford nixes cap and trade

Doug Ford

David Paddon, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:09AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:25AM EDT TORONTO — The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for pricey home upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program. Incoming premier Doug Ford has vowed to immediately dismantle cap and trade, but has offered few details on how the system will be wound down, and how or if participating companies will beRead More


Two Knights selected in first round of NHL draft

Evan Bouchard, London Knights

Two London Knights were drafted in the first round of the NHL draft Friday in Dallas. Evan Bouchard, a defenceman with the Knights, was selected 10th overall by the Edmonton Oilers. Liam Foudy, a six-foot centre from the Knights, was selected 18th by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bouchard, from Oakville, has already started thinking about passing the puck to Connor McDavid. “For me, I’m just trying to take it one step and a time (and) enjoy the process,” Bouchard said. “I know there’s a lot of stuff to work onRead More


Quebec man, 73, charged in alleged Ontario sex assaults dating back to 1970s

Crime generic

Police in the Toronto area say a 73-year-old Quebec man is facing charges in an investigation into sexual assaults alleged to have occurred nearly 50 years ago. Peel regional police say a 56-year-old man contacted them in May alleging he was the victim of series of sexual assaults that occurred in the early 1970s. Investigators say Alonzo Levesque of L’Ile-Bizard, Que., was arrested on Monday and charged with four counts of sexual assault. They say Levesque had been a referee with a hockey league in Toronto in the 1970s andRead More


Essex County residents want Ford to keep Highway 3 promise

Highway 3

CTV Windsor Published Friday, June 8, 2018 5:09PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 8, 2018 6:20PM EDT Many residents living in Essex County say they are looking forward to Premier-elect Doug Ford keeping his word to widen Highway 3. It has been a contentious issue since the Liberal government completed phase one of the project, but the stretch of highway from Essex to Leamington remains one lane in each direction. Ford did promise to widen the road immediately during a campaign stop last month, after his bus passed a seriousRead More


Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

Keystone XL pipeline

Matthew Brown, The Associated Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:45AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:33AM EDT BILLINGS, Mont. — Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. The 1,800-kilometre line proposed by TransCanada Corporation was rejected in 2015 by former President Barack Obama because of its potential to exacerbate climate change. President Donald Trump revived the project soon after taking office last year, citingRead More


saskatoon, homicide, applegate, third, person, charged

saskatoon police

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:28PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:42PM CST Police have charged a woman with manslaughter in connection with a killing last summer. The woman is third person charged in the death of Tyler Applegate. He was shot in the stomach at his home on the 2300 block of 33rd Street West on July 22, 2017. The 27-year-old died from his injuries three weeks later. Following the shooting, police were looking for a black Nissan Titan truck with three male occupants, which was stolenRead More


Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

CTV Montreal Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:49PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:44PM EDT The warmer weather entices many of us outside, and also brings with it some risks – like Lyme disease, which is on the rise in Quebec. The bite of an infected tick requires your full attention: right now, the Monteregie area is the main source of infected ticks in our general region. The problem will only intensify over the coming years, so the director of McGill’s Center for Tropical Diseases says we bestRead More


Fraud charge in ‘elaborate’ cancer scam that raised thousands

Fraud charge in 'elaborate' cancer scam that raised thousands

A Calgary woman has been charged with fraud after police say she was collecting money through various fundraising campaigns for cancer treatments she didn’t need. Police said the 30-year-old woman set up a GoFundMe page and even organized a raffle with false prizes to raise money after she claimed she was diagnosed with cancer. Investigators received a tip about the woman and searched her medical records where they discovered she had never been diagnosed with the disease. The raffle raised $10,000 and offered two WestJet gift certificates claiming to beRead More