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Balaclava rapist Larry Takahashi’s day parole continued, no overnight leave

Larry Takahashi

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:01PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 9, 2018 11:50PM EDT ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Parole Board of Canada has continued day parole in British Columbia for the man known as the balaclava rapist for another six months while ruling out overnight leave privileges for now. Larry Takahashi is serving three concurrent life sentences for multiple counts of rape, aggravated sexual assault and other attacks on 23 women in the Edmonton area in the 1970s and ’80s, which he committed while wearing aRead More


Transport Canada to make seatbelts mandatory on new highway buses by 2020

Humboldt Broncos

OTTAWA — Transport Canada says they will soon require all newly built highway buses to have seatbelts. The federal department says they will make seatbelts mandatory on medium and large highway buses starting Sept. 1, 2020. They say seatbelts have a strong and proven record of saving lives. The department says it first proposed the change in 2017. Mandatory seatbelts on buses has been discussed since April 6 when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi-truck in rural Saskatchewan. Sixteen people were killed andRead More


ByWard Market Businesses say rent increase and added costs forcing them to leave

wedel store

 Businesses in the ByWard Market say a new hike in rent and operating costs will force them to leave. Edward Olszowka has owned and operated Wadel Touch of Europe for over 20 years. He moved the store to the market two years ago to better service tourists and customers looking for European specialty foods. Last month he says he got notice that his rent was increasing and there would be more operational costs. He can’t afford them. Olszowka says he is “Very sad… you build something, I put all myRead More


Heat damages sections of Highway 3, forcing closure

Sections of Highway 3 have buckled under the heat

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, July 1, 2018 4:54PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:49PM EDT With the temperature in Windsor-Essex hitting 34 degrees Sunday, the heat wreaked havoc on a portion of Highway 3. OPP said the highway between Malden Road and Ellis Side Road in Tecumseh and Lakeshore is closed because the intersections there buckled due to the heat. Two sections of roadway near the intersections have damage due to the heat and are considered unsafe to travel on, OPP said. These sections of Highway 3 willRead More


Child rushed to hospital following incident at southeast lake

child injured, Lake Bonaventure, Lake Placid Drive

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:36PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:35PM MDT A child has been rushed to hospital after falling into Lake Bonaventure in the city’s southeast. Emergency crews were called to the 1100 block of Lake Placid Drive S.E. just after 11:00 a.m. after someone called 911. A young child was rushed from the scene to the South Health Campus in critical, life threatening condition by EMS. “When fire crews arrived, CPR was already in progress by family and bystanders and AHSRead More


Toronto Marlies beat Texas Stars 6-1 to win AHL Calder Cup final in seven games

Garret Sparks

TORONTO — Andreas Johnsson scored two goals and added an assist as the Toronto Marlies beat the Texas Stars 6-1 on Thursday night to win the Calder Cup final in seven games. Mason Marchment also had a pair for the hometown Marlies while Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added singles. Austin Fyten scored the lone goal for the Stars, ending Garret Sparks’ shutout bid midway through the third period. Toronto outshot Texas 46-30. The victory capped a dream season for the top development team of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.Read More


Amherstburg Police Services Board holding special meeting

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:20PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:27PM EDT The Amherstburg Police Services Board is holding special meeting to discuss an investigation into the Windsor police force. The Ontario Civilian Police Commission has initiated an investigation of Windsor police under section 25 of the Police Services Act. The OCPC says from January 2018 to April 2018, the Commission received multiple complaints from members of WPS that raised serious concerns about the workplace environment, the administration and the oversight provided by the Windsor Police Services Board. The commission saysRead More


Edmonton man gored by bison in ‘terrifying’ attack

Edmonton man gored by bison in 'terrifying' attack

An Edmonton man who was gored by a wild bison says he’s fortunate the animal only pierced his rear and not a vital organ. “Although it was a bad situation, I feel pretty lucky,” Craig Neilson told CTV Edmonton. Neilson and his wife were camping over the Victoria Day long weekend in Elk Island National Park, a lake-dotted swath of prairie wilderness just 35 kilometers east of Edmonton that boasts a healthy population of once-threatened American bison. Neilson had been out for a morning run along a park road whenRead More


Excessive force not to blame for hip fracture, SIU finds

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Two OPP officers have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with an arrest they made in the Listowel area. Tony Loparco, the director of the Special Investigations Unit, says the officers acted properly and did not use excessive force as they arrested a 62-year-old man. The officers were called to the home in Gowanstown on July 6, 2017, without knowing exactly what was going on. Dispatchers had received a 911 call asking for police assistance from a caller who hung up before offering any other details. According to theRead More


Family upset with EMS response to fatal overdose

Family upset with EMS response to fatal overdose

One year ago Tuesday, Bill Pearl saw his stepson’s final moments. According to a Special Investigations Unit report, Kieran Kay was in his Cambridge home on May 22, 2017, when he took off his clothes and started saying he was seeing snakes. Worried – and aware that he had finished a drug rehab program the previous day – family members in the house called 911. They told the SIU they had seen a syringe sticking out of Kay’s body, and their first attempts to calm him down had failed. SeeingRead More