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ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More


Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More


Winnipeg man receives racist letter

A St. James man is sharing his experience of racism, after receiving a page full of derogatory comments in his mailbox. Tashie McKay had barely moved into his home, when he got an unwelcome surprise. On Thursday, McKay saw someone enter his yard. “A suspicious character walked up to the mailbox and put the letter in. I thought nothing of it,” said McKay. But when he opened the letter, it was full of racist remarks about Indigenous people; the letter was directed to his landlord about tenants in the house.Read More


It’s official: Neil Young returns home for Coronation Hall show in Omemee, Ont.

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 2:24PM EST OMEMEE, Ont. — Neil Young is officially headed back to his hometown of Omemee, Ont., for an intimate concert on Friday night — but good luck scoring last-minute tickets. Most fans of the “Heart of Gold” singer will be shut out of the invite-only event inside Coronation Hall, a small venue which seats about 225 people. Instead, they’ll be able to catch the acoustic concert livestreamed by CTV at 8 p.m. ET on various platforms, including CTV.ca,Read More


Some Christmas tree sellers paying more for trees

Buying a real Christmas tree could you set you back a few dollars extra this year.      Some sellers have noticed a small spike in prices from their suppliers. And that could make it tougher for some tree lots to turn a profit. Ray Dubois of Ron Paul Garden Centre said his most popular tree, the 6 to 7 foot Balsam Fir, has gone up $2 this year at his store. “They should of gone up more, but I can’t do it,” said Dubois.  The 67th Winnipeg Scout Group calculated eachRead More


Sportsnet analyst Gregg Zaun terminated over ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:36PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:32PM EST Former baseball player and Sportsnet Blue Jays analyst Gregg Zaun’s contract has been terminated by Rogers Media over “inappropriate behaviour.” The communications company said Zaun’s termination was effective immediately in a statement released on Thursday. “This week we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour and comments by Gregg Zaun in the workplace,” President of Rogers Media Rick Brace said in the statement. “After investigating theRead More


N.B. distributing 2,500 naloxone kits to deal with opioid use

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:56PM AST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:45PM AST FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government has introduced a naloxone kit program in an effort to respond to the growing epidemic of opioid use in Canada. Health Minister Benoit Bourque says the government will spend $150,000 to buy about 2,500 kits. Naloxone temporarily reverses overdoses caused by opioid drugs such as fentanyl or heroin. The kits will be distributed free of charge through needle exchange programs with AIDS New Brunswick, AIDS MonctonRead More


NBC fires Matt Lauer over ‘inappropriate’ workplace behaviour

David Bauder, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:08AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:18AM EST NEW YORK — NBC News has fired longtime “Today” show host Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behaviour,” making him the second morning television show personality to lose his job because of sexual misconduct charges in a week. Lauer’s co-host Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of Wednesday’s “Today” show. Last week, CBS News fired Charlie Rose after complaints from several women who worked for him. NBC News ChairmanRead More


Rideau Street merchants calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:54PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:12PM EST Downtown merchants are calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols along Rideau Street. Peggy Ducharme, the Executive Director of the Ottawa Rideau BIA, has noticed an increase in crime in the area since police changed how they deploy front line workers. Ducharme collected nine letters from business owners and operators voicing their concerns. She says there are many others who have reached out privately. “There has been throughout the year an increasingRead More


Cannabis laws a boon for lawyers, likely to further clog justice system

MONTREAL — McGill University law professor Daniel Weinstock says he heartily recommends his students take up criminal law in order to take advantage of the country’s new, strict cannabis laws. “There is going to be a steady stream of customers,” Weinstock said, referring to the influx of people he estimates will be moving through the justice system. The professor’s comments were partly made in jest but serve to illustrate a larger point: upcoming federal and provincial marijuana laws — in response to domestic and U.S. politics — will be aRead More