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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


College football player in Japan bows in shame over tackle

Miyagawa

Stephen Wade and Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:10AM EDT TOKYO — A college football player in Japan has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team with a late tackle , an incident that has riveted the country for several weeks. In a news conference shown live on television across the country on Tuesday, Taisuke Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it. But he said he should have been stronger and refused the order. The coach,Read More


Royal wedding live: Crowds gather to watch Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Royal wedding live: Crowds gather to watch Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 3:49AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:22AM EDT Adjust your fascinator and straighten your tie because the big day for royal watchers is finally here. This morning, Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle to greet her prince, Harry, for a royal wedding unlike any other.   With the morning sun shining brightly on this important day, thousands of fans of the happy couple have already gathered in the narrow streets of Windsor, some draped in Union Jacks, others waving U.S.Read More


New vape packaging rules ‘grey’: Saskatoon vape shop manager

Brennden MacKenzie

A Saskatoon vape shop manager wants more clarity when it comes to new rules for vape product packaging. The federal government recently passed legislation that will restrict how vaping products are sold, labelled, manufactured and promoted. The new bill will ban companies from promoting “confectionery” vape-juice flavours — which include flavours pertaining to desserts and soft drinks that are believed to appeal to youth. “The wording is grey. It’s basically saying candy flavours, but would that mean orange juice, apple juice? Or would it mean pop drinks, like Coca-Cola?” BrenndenRead More


N.S. family concerned about lack of supports for son with non-verbal autism

N.S. family concerned about lack of supports for son with non-verbal autism

A Nova Scotia family is rethinking plans of sending their son to school after learning he may not have the supports he needs in the classroom. Jade Williams knew something was wrong when Briem still wasn’t talking at the age of two. Concerned, she took him to the IWK Health Centre. Almost three years later, he was finally diagnosed with non-verbal autism. Briem may never be able to hold a conversation or even communicate verbally. Now four years old, Brien is supposed to start school this September, but Williams saysRead More


Teen accused of stabbing Sydney cab driver to undergo psychiatric assessment

taxi driver stabbed

A 13-year-old boy accused of stabbing a cab driver in Sydney is being sent for a psychiatric assessment. The teen will undergo a 30-day mental health assessment at the IWK Health Centre after a request was made by the Crown during a bail hearing in Sydney on Tuesday. He has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and two breaches of probation in connection with the incident. The charges come after patrol officers with Cape Breton Regional Police noticed a Dynasty taxi stopped on Bentinck Street in SydneyRead More


Trump: U.S. hasn’t been notified about threat to cancel summit

Trump: U.S. hasn't been notified about threat to cancel summit

Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:57PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:15PM EDT WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. hasn’t been notified about North Korea’s threat to cancel his planned summit with Kim Jong Un next month. North Korea threatened earlier in the day to scrap the historic summit between Trump and Kim, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Trump maintained that he’llRead More


Heritage Park faces financial challenges as a result of City’s flood mitigation effort

Heritage Park faces financial challenges as a result of City’s flood mitigation effort

A much beloved paddlewheeler will remain on shore for the foreseeable future and its dock will require a costly overhaul as a result of the City of Calgary’s decision to alter the water level of the Glenmore Reservoir. Alida Visbach, Heritage Park Historical Village’s president and CEO, confirms the S.S. Moyer will not operate in 2018. “The Moyer is one of our popular attractions, one of many that we have here, and this year, because of the mitigation work that’s being done due to the flooding in 2013 and lookingRead More