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Boy, 17, charged with first-degree murder in Weston stabbing

Kafi Abshir

Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:23PM EDT A 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in Weston last Friday. Officers were called to a Toronto Community Housing building at 5 Bellevue Crescent, near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue, at about 5 a.m. on Aug. 24. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man suffering from obvious signs of trauma. A male was seen fleeing the scene. Police said thatRead More


Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials

LONDON — An Irish government Cabinet minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church “should contribute substantially” to funding reparations for survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of children’s remains was discovered. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone raised the issue with the pope on Saturday during his weekend visit to Ireland. On Monday, Zappone released her remarks to Francis and a letter she gave him laying out background for the monetary appeal. Church-run homes in Ireland housed orphans, unmarried pregnant women andRead More


Construction begins for Windsor’s Miracle League diamond

Miracle League Baseball Diamond

After just one year of fundraising, Riverside Minor Baseball is breaking ground on a new Miracle League baseball diamond in east Windsor. A sod turning ceremony was held Wednesday morning to mark the official start of construction. The field, next to the existing Riverside baseball diamonds on Wyandotte Street East, will allow children with disabilities to participate in minor baseball programs. The Farrow Riverside Miracle Field is modeled after the existing one in Amherstburg. The diamond is part of a $2.5-million project on property leased from the city last October.Read More


Man with service dog turned away from Montreal Tim Hortons

Man with service dog turned away from Montreal Tim Hortons

A Tim Hortons employee has been fired after a customer with a service dog was refused service at one of the chain’s locations in Montreal. Craig Read, who says he was refused service at a Tim Hortons near his homeabout a month ago, recorded video of an argument between himself and one of the restaurant’s employees. “I’m not allowed in? Says who?” he asked in the video. “My owner,” the employee replied. Another video shows Read and the employee arguing again outside the restaurant. Read says the argument was overRead More


Iran’s currency hits record low as U.S. sanctions loom

People cross Jomhouri-e-Eslami

Amir Vahdat And David Rising, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 30, 2018 2:29PM EDT TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s currency plummeted to a record low Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nuclear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Already last month, protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Tehran in three days of demonstrations sparked by the Iranian rial plunging to nearly 90,000 to the dollar. That followed country-wide economic protests in December and January, inRead More


Over 1,800 migrant children reunited with family members: U.S. officials say

Immigrant children reunited with families

SAN DIEGO – The Trump administration says more than 1,800 children 5 years and older had been reunited with parents or sponsors hours before the deadline. That includes 1,442 children who were returned to parents in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, and another 378 who were released under a variety of other circumstances. But officials say about 700 more remain separated, including 431 whose parents were deported. Those reunions take more time, effort and paperwork as children are returned to Central America. With the court-ordered deadline passed, the federalRead More


Moscow open to Putin visiting Washington, envoy says

Trump & Putin

MOSCOW – Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. says Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington after an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said Friday that Russia “was always open to such proposals. We are ready for discussions on this subject.” However he noted that it is up to the Kremlin to formally respond. The Kremlin has not commented on Trump’s proposal Thursday. And Antonov also said that it’s important to “deal with the results” of the two men’s summitRead More


Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Many businesses along Georgian Bay are thriving so far this summer because of the hot temperatures and sunny conditions. “The weather will dictate your income.  Just look outside and see if you’re going to make money or not,” says Wasaga Beach business owner Mohammed Mosadeq. This summer has already surpassed seasonal norms.  The Barrie area typically gets about 10 days of 30-degree weather between May and September.  Already this year, we’ve had 12 days where the mercury climbed over the 30 C mark and that has given many businesses aRead More


Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

Legacy of Lethbridge toddler, lost to rare disease, lives on through blood donations

The family of Finley Malmberg, the young girl with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy who passed away in 2015, is hoping to honour her memory by arranging to have 25 people donate blood in Finley’s name ahead of August 2, 2018. The Malmberg family says Finley taught them how precious life truly is in the brief 13 months they had with her. They say arranging blood donations is one way to give back to the community that gave them so much in their time of need. The drive is alreadyRead More


City faces $425K in external fees for lawsuit over Downtown police HQ project

Winnipeg police headquarters

The city is facing another cost overrun related to the Downtown Police Headquarters project. A new report says in order to sue over deficiencies with the building, the city’s legal department needs an over expenditure of $270,000. If approved the city wants to hire law firm Marr Finlayson Pollock. The report estimates all external legal fees could total up to $425,000. Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the move, saying this term of council has had to clean up the mess from the scandal-plagued project. The city filed a statementRead More