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Heritage residents concerned by high-risk offender moving in

Heritage residents concerned by high-risk offender moving in

Residents in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood are sharing their concerns, after a man described as a “high risk to reoffend” will be moving in to the area. Jason Paul Thorne, 41, has a criminal history, including sexual offences, and police say he has a history of reoffending. A resident in the Heritage neighbourhood says at least four repeat sex offenders have been moved to the area of the last couple years, and it’s a concerning trend. Corrections Service Canada could not confirm why the Heritage area seems to be the chosenRead More


UVic student lands internship with Tesla

UVic student lands internship with Tesla

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Illegal grow-op located in farmer’s field

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CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:38PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:50PM EDT Police say that unknown suspects cleared a section of a farmer’s field in Norfolk County and planted several suspected marijuana plants. A concerned citizen contacted police after making the discovery on Saturday morning around 10 a.m. Ontario Provincial Police say the plants have since been removed. Police say there is numerous public safety risks associated with illegal grow-op sites. They are reminding the public that growing the drug illegally is a criminal operationRead More


Man airlifted to trauma centre, woman taken to hospital following head-on crash

Man airlifted to trauma centre, woman taken to hospital following head-on crash

CTV Kitchener Published Friday, August 3, 2018 5:30PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 3, 2018 6:42PM EDT A man was air lifted to hospital and a woman was taken to hospital after a three-vehicle collision just outside Drayton. “As a result of the collision a man in his 50s was airlifted to a trauma centre. His female passenger was then transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious, but non, life-threatening injuries,” said Joshua Cunningham, with the Ontario Provincial Police. The crash happened on Wellington Road 12 around 2Read More


Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

SURREY, B.C. — The wife of a man gunned down in what police say was a case of mistaken identity is pleading for any information that would solve the murder the family is struggling to understand. Paul Bennett, 47, was shot in his driveway in Surrey, B.C., on the afternoon of June 23. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday he was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting. Darlene Bennett described her husband as the kind of man who wore his heart on his sleeve, volunteered his time freely,Read 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


Society for Atlantic Heroes plans to build centre for those suffering from PTSD

Society for Atlantic Heroes plans to build centre for those suffering from PTSD

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, June 22, 2018 9:29PM ADT Last Updated Friday, June 22, 2018 9:30PM ADT It’s estimated one in 20 Canadians works in public safety – as a police officer, fire fighter, a member of the military or as a first responder — and many experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of their work. Friday, a non-profit group called the Society of Atlantic Heroes unveiled plans for a one-of-a-kind centre in Atlantic Canada to assist first responders and veterans suffering from PTSD. It will be a place whereRead More


Queen City Pride Parade takes over Regina

Queen City Pride Parade takes over Regina

CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:44PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:47PM CST The Queen City Pride Parade took to the streets of Regina on Saturday afternoon. The city was bursting with colour as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the LGBTQ community. It was the biggest parade yet according to Brita Lind, who has participated in seven consecutive pride days, “I just saw the length of it, I saw the number of people, I’ve never seen that many people line the streets. That was theRead More


Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ claims. Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice-president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a yearRead More


Alberta woman says beaver attack left her pit bull needing 40 stitches

Alberta woman says beaver attack left her pit bull needing 40 stitches

Nick Kirmse, CTVNews.ca Published Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:40PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:51PM EDT An Alberta woman is warning fellow pet owners to be careful around water after she says her pit bull dog was viciously attacked by a group of beavers. Gabbie Andrews was walking her three dogs along a popular trail in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. last Thursday when she says three beavers attacked eight-year-old Kilo. Andrews says she saw three beavers slapping their tails on the water before diving under, surrounding her dogs. SheRead More