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Renovation work halted after shards of glass fall onto busy sidewalk

falling glass

Renovations on a historical downtown building have been suspended since authorities were alerted to some public safety concerns. On Tuesday, pedestrians dodged shards of glass falling from the two-storey building as a worker hammered away at the window panes above. “I’m really grateful to the pedestrians who called this incident in,” Labour Minister Christina Gray said. She said occupational health and safety officers visited the building on 100 Street north of Jasper Avenue, and ordered the employer to conduct a hazard assessment and prove the site is safe before workRead More


‘We were worried that was going to be the end’: Dog attacked by beavers in Fort Saskatchewan

‘We were worried that was going to be the end’: Dog attacked by beavers in Fort Saskatchewan

A pit bull is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by a group of beavers in Fort Saskatchewan, according to a local wildlife expert. Gabbie Andrews was walking her three dogs on a trail near the Highway 15 bridge when three beavers attacked eight-year-old Kilo in the North Saskatchewan River. “As he was chasing the stick in the water, [Kilo] and his daughter must have ran into a beaver dam that we didn’t see because it was under the mud,” Andrews told CTV News. Kilo required 42 stitches:Read More


Winnipeg school reaping rewards after putting scheduling to the test

Winnipeg school reaping rewards after putting scheduling to the test

A Winnipeg school is taking the standard school day and making some tweaks. Ecole Lacerte in Windsor Park has gone from three breaks during the day to two, and since making the switch student success has spiked. It’s called a ‘balanced day’ schedule, and students are enjoying it. “I like that you have more time to do classes and recesses,” said fourth grader Alexie George. The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. with the first block going until 10:30. At that time, students head outside for a 30 minute recessRead More


Thousands of runners participate in Calgary Marathon

Calgary Marathon

About 8,100 people got up mighty early and laced up their sneakers for the Calgary Marathon on Sunday morning. The race is now in it’s 54th year in the city and has grown in size from its first year, when just 19 men were involved. Now, the Marathon has 50 km, 10 km and five kilometre divisions as well as a children’s race. Runners of all ages say that the sport helps them immensely. “I feel that running helps me with all avenues of living,” says 81-year-old Gerald Miller, whoRead More


Air quality alert issued for Waterloo Region

Air quality alert issued for Waterloo Region

CTV Kitchener Published Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:10PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:51PM EDT High levels of air pollution are expected Sunday in southwestern Ontario according to Environment Canada. Environment Canada has issued an alert for Southern Wellington County, Northern Wellington County, Waterloo Region, and the GTA. Environment Canada is warning individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. They say the statement is in effect due to the possibility of deteriorating air quality. Frank Seglenieks, the weather station coordinatorRead More


Federal panel urging Canada to ramp up efforts to collect blood plasma

Pay for plasma

OTTAWA — Canada needs to do more to collect and stockpile its own homegrown plasma, the blood component used to make various medical treatments including life-saving drugs known as immune globulins, a federal panel of experts recommended Wednesday. In its newly released final report, the panel appointed last year by Health Canada was careful to point out it has found no evidence of a looming crisis in the supply of immune globulins, which help the body fight infections, or other products derived from blood plasma. Nor can it point toRead More


Major fires destroy multiple Brandon buildings

Christie's building on fire

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:03PM CST Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:09PM CST Destructive fires have hit a historic block of Brandon based businesses near 7th and Pacific Avenue Saturday afternoon. Flames could be seen bursting through the buildings as clouds of smoke covered the sky over Brandon. According to local residents Christie’s Office Plus and Brandon Boxing Club have burned down. A spokesperson with the city of Brandon says the initial fire broke out at Christie’s Office Plus around the noon hour andRead More


Canada’s top-ranked female tennis player blames racism for relative obscurity

Canada's top-ranked female tennis player blames racism for relative obscurity

Canada’s top-ranked female tennis player has a troubling theory for why she’s not a household name: racism. Twenty-one-year-old Francoise Abanda made her opinion known after a Twitter user asked why she doesn’t get the same amount of attention as her much-lauded peer, Eugenie Bouchard. “I will never get the same treatment because I am black,” Abanda replied on her verified Twitter account Wednesday. “It’s the truth!” The Montrealer, who turned pro in 2015, is currently ranked 128 by the Women’s Tennis Association. Bouchard sits at 169. Abanda, who climbed aboveRead More


PMJT calls for investigation after London doctor shot in Gaza

Canadian physician Tarek Loubani shot in Gaza Strip while providing medical care

Justin Trudeau says he is appalled by the shooting of a Canadian doctor who was trying to help wounded protesters in Gaza on Monday. The prime minister is adding his voice to the calls for an independent investigation into the shootings by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza border that killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds more during Monday’s mass protests. In a statement, Trudeau describes the reported use of excessive force and live ammunition as “inexcusable.” He is calling for a thorough examination of the possible use of both excessiveRead More


Former ‘Indian Hospital’ patients launch class-action lawsuit

Former 'Indian Hospital' patients launch class-action lawsuit

Tony Merchant has launched a class action lawsuit surrounding alleged medical experiments and testing conducted on Indigenous patients back when “Indian Hospitals” were in operation. Sixty-five-year-old Klyne Alexson is one of the people involved in the lawsuit, saying he was in the former Fort Qu’Appelle Sanitarium from six months old until he was three, as doctors said he had a collapsed lung from tuberculosis. “It was a nightmare,” Alexson told CTV News. He said he still has flashbacks of dark rooms and children crying. He also says he remembers beingRead More