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RCMP arrest man in North Battleford wanted on Canada Wide warrant

The RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) have arrested a high risk offender on a Canada Wide warrant, in North Battleford on Saturday. For several weeks an investigation was underway by the Battlefords Municipal GIS Unit and the Provincial Crime Reduction Team, to locate a high risk offender. The investigation found that the man was wanted on a Canada Wide warrant for a parole violation, and residing in the Battleford area. On Saturday the offender was found in a residence in the 500 block of 103 St. in North Battleford, byRead More


Do you know what a harmful drug looks like?

Do you know what a harmful drug looks like?

Sudbury’s Youth Action Centre has a new educational tool to help identify harmful drugs and fight opioid abuse. Alana Everson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


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


Ontario adding $100M to battle forest fires across province

Ontario forest fire

TORONTO — The Ontario government is adding $100 million to funds available to fight forest fires in the province. The Progressive Conservative government made the announcement on Wednesday and says the money is on top of base funding of almost $70 million to battle the blazes. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 116 active fires, including 73 in the northwest region and 43 across the northeast. That compared to 120 active fires on Tuesday afternoon. The ministry says the largest fire in the northeast, known as “North BayRead More


Kitchener truck driver charged in drug smuggling case

Kitchener truck driver charged in drug smuggling case

A Kitchener man was found guilty of importing a substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Drago Knezevic was crossing the border from the United States to Canada driving a transport truck in 2011. During a secondary inspection at the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit to Windsor, Canadian border officers found two suitcases containing 39 bricks of cocaine. The estimated street value of the drug was $3.9 million. Knezevic was shipping raspberries from California to Etobicoke. He was found not guilty during his first trial, when he denied knowing aboutRead More


Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Deb Hopkins speaks to a reporter inside the CTV Saskatoon building on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Legal Aid lawyer says six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled in Legal Aid's Saskatoon office. (Angelina Irinici/CTV Saskatoon)

The vice-president of CUPE Local 1949, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan employees, said layoff notices in the Saskatoon office sent shockwaves through staff. Six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled, according to union vice-president and Legal Aid lawyer Deb Hopkins. She also said some duty counsel work, which includes bail hearings and sentencings, is being contracted out to private lawyers. “Obviously, we’re all feeling really terrible,” Hopkins said. Legal Aid SaskatchewanRead More


Unionized Halifax shipbuilders vote in favour of four-year collective agreement

Irving Shipbuilding

The Canadian Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:52PM ADT Last Updated Monday, June 25, 2018 11:05PM ADT HALIFAX – The union at the Halifax shipyard that’s building the next generation of Royal Canadian Navy vessels says workers have voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with Irving Shipbuilding. Unifor says in a statement that the vote Monday comes after eight months of bargaining, and Irving Shipbuilding says the collective agreement covers about 900 shipbuilders at its Halifax Shipyard facility. The vote followed a tentative agreement thatRead More


Collection featuring Group of Seven paintings donated to University of Lethbridge

Canadian artist Emily Carr

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess spent a lifetime following her passion. A lifelong educator and art collector, the Order of Canada recipient bequeathed a collection worth as much as $5 million to the University of Lethbridge following her death at age 100 in 2016. The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery received word last year that Hess had donated her vast collection, which includes works from some of the most well-known artists in Canada and from around the world. University president Mike Mahon knew Hess for eight years priorRead More


Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

CTVNews.ca Published Friday, June 15, 2018 7:42AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Police are making a plea for anyone with information to come forward after a brazen shooting in the east end of Toronto Thursday afternoon. Two young girls playing in a small playground in a housing complex were shot. They were among 11 kids playing in the McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue area of Scarborough on a bright, sunny day. Police released images of a “vehicle of interest” in their attempted murder investigation Friday morning.Read More


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