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Theft charges for two men

RCMP

Two men have been charged with theft after a large amount of copper wire was stolen in Stoughton. It happened on Thursday morning at a business in Stoughton, Fillmore RCMP said. A large amount of copper was stolen from the business. Later in the day, RCMP received a complaint about rolls of copper wire at a rural property near Stoughton. While officers were investigating, two men returned to the scene. Police arrested the men and charged them with theft. After searching them, officers also found what is believed to beRead More


Aaron Sanchez hopes blister saga doesn’t continue into 2018

Aaron Sanchez

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 8:08PM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:13PM EST BURNABY, B.C. — Aaron Sanchez felt like he was trying to run in quicksand last season. Coming off a breakout campaign where the Toronto Blue Jays starter led the American League in earned-run average and got his first all-star nod, 2017 was marred by blister and nail issues on the middle finger of his pitching hand. The baffling injury that first bubbled to the surface in April landed Sanchez onRead More


Skipp Anderson sexual assault conviction timely: trial lawyers

Skipp Anderson sexual assault conviction timely: trial lawyers

Both the Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer in the Skipp Anderson sexual assault trial say the conviction comes at a time when sexual assault cases and victims’ voices are front and centre in society. “I see, as we all do, that society is being more and more receptive to the voices of people who experience sexual violence and I think this is reflected in this decision,” Crown prosecutor Tamara Rock told reporters after the verdict was handed down Thursday night. The jury deliberated for nearly seven hours and convicted theRead More


Video hopes to encourage more youth to become hockey referees

Referees

Thousands of Calgary kids are taking to the ice for Minor Hockey Week at the Max Bell Centre but a growing number of youngsters are slipping into striped shirts rather than pads for the tournament. As a result of the resounding interest in officiating at events, a group of hockey officials put together a video that they hope will encourage more young people to get involved. The video follows one of the youngest linesmen on the ice in the city, 13-year-old Mason Rockley. In the video, Rockley reveals why heRead More


Tailored response in Alberta, Ontario, B.C. for South Asians addicted to opioids

Oxycodone

Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:19PM EST VANCOUVER — A medical clinic in British Columbia and a social service agency in Alberta are set to expand their programs to meet the often-hidden and growing problem of South Asians battling addiction to opioids. The Roshni Clinic opened last spring in Surrey to provide services for South Asian clients addicted to alcohol and stimulants including amphetamine and cocaine. But more programs will be offered in the coming months to deal with the use of opioids such asRead More


Ford recalls pickups, SUVs to secure loose seat cushions

DETROIT — Ford is recalling more than 202,000 pickup trucks and SUVs in North America because front seat cushions can come loose and fail to properly hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain 2016 F-150 and Explorer vehicles equipped with front power seats. The company says a bolt in the power seat adjuster can come loose or fall out. If that happens, the seat cushion can move too far. Ford says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem. Dealers will check the bolts. IfRead More


Mild, above average temperatures to dominate this winter, Environment Canada says

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:07AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:24AM EST In tune with the balmy conditions felt this fall in southern Ontario, Environment Canada is calling for a mild winter ahead with above-average temperatures for much of Eastern Canada. But for winter-weather enthusiasts, Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips said the upcoming season won’t disappoint. A “white Christmas” is highly anticipated in southern Ontario, although conditions won’t be as snowy – or as soggy – as winters past. “Overall, we think [in terms of]Read More


Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More


Canada’s Marie-Michele Gagnon out for season after suffering torn ACL

The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 8:29PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 8:36PM EST CALGARY — Canadian skier Marie-Michele Gagnon suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament to her right knee during a training run and will miss the rest of the season. Alpine Canada announced the injury in a statement Friday — a day after Gagnon also dislocated her left shoulder and had some sutures to her left forearm. “This is really disappointing because I initially didn’t think this injury was as severe as it is,”Read More


Chief of defence says military not talking to U.S. about joining missile defence

OTTAWA – While the Canadian military is preparing to work with the U.S. on upgrading North America’s aging defences, Canada’s top general says there have been absolutely no talks about joining its ballistic-missile shield program. Chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance’s comments come amid swirling questions over Canada’s potential involvement in ballistic-missile defence, particularly given rampant concerns about North Korea. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan appeared to leave the door open to participating in the controversial program in October, but the government has otherwise remained largely ambiguous when asked aboutRead More