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Trades workers, truckers and industry experts worry about weed in the workplace

Students at North American Transport Driving Acade

Joanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa Published Friday, August 24, 2018 5:00PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 24, 2018 5:01PM EDT The legalization of marijuana has many in the construction trades worried about safety in the workplace.  As Canada enters this new era, questions are rolling out about how employers will deal with pot on the job and whether job safety will be compromised. Those who work in industry say they’re not naive enough to think people aren’t using now on the job.  But the concern is that once it’s legal, evenRead More


Pete Davidson talks to GQ about love and Ariana Grande

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:14AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:15AM EDT NEW YORK – “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson says he’s the “luckiest guy in the world” after wasting little time pursuing Ariana Grande. In September’s GQ magazine, Davidson says he told Grande on the day he met her, “Hey, I’ll marry you tomorrow.” He says she was calling his bluff and he sent her a picture of engagement rings. He says Grande told him those were her favourites and heRead More


Two alarm fire in northeast community of Taradale displaces 21 people and destroys three homes

Two alarm fire in northeast community of Taradale displaces 21 people and destroys three homes

Three homes were destroyed in a fire in the northeast community of Taradale.   The fire broke out along the 200 block of Tara Vista Drive around 5:15 Monday afternoon. The Calgary Fire Department responded after several calls come into 9-11. “Crews arrived to find the structure fully involved due to the wind and amount of fire started to spread to structures on either side,” says Battalion Chief Alistair Robin. “I was driving by and saw a lot of smoke coming out from these houses and they burned in threeRead More


Robert Garrigus takes clubhouse lead at RBC Canadian Open

Robert Garrigus of the USA

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Robert Garrigus shot a 9-under 63 to take the clubhouse lead at the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday. The 40-year-old American parred the first hole of his opening round at Glen Abbey Golf Club before ripping off five straight birdies to card a 30 on the front nine. Garrigus then picked up four more birdies after the turn to sit two strokes up on fellow American Chris Stroud at the US$6.2-million PGA Tour event. Ben Crane and Hudson Swafford, both also of the U.S., and England’s IanRead More


Angus woman missing since June 21

Samantha McInnis

Barrie police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Angus woman. Samantha McInnis was last seen by her family and friends on Thursday, June 21.  Police believe the 27-year-old is in the Barrie area and say they are concerned for her well-being. She is described as being 5 feet tall with a thin build, brown hair and blue eyes.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. Barrie Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Samantha MCINNIS from Angus. Detectives haveRead More


Six dead, including three children, in head-on Saskatchewan highway crash

Six dead, including three children, in head-on Saskatchewan highway crash

The Canadian Press Published Friday, June 29, 2018 11:25PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 11:31PM EDT ELROSE, Sask. — Six people are dead following a two-vehicle crash in southwestern Saskatchewan. RCMP say two SUVs collided head-on north of Elrose on Highway 4. Two adults and three children were found dead in one of the vehicles. A woman who was the only person in the other SUV also died. RCMP say there were no other people in the vehicles and no names will be released. Mounties say they areRead More


Jogger who crossed U.S. border accidentally a warning to Canadians: expert

Blaine, Washington

VANCOUVER – A Washington state immigration lawyer says a case of a French teenager who reportedly crossed from Canada into the United States by accident and was detained for two weeks should serve as a warning to Canadians. Len Saunders says while there are aspects of her case that are unique, it should still serve as a reminder for Canadians to be careful along border crossings. Cedella Roman, a 19-year-old French citizen, could not be reached for comment but she told CBC she was visiting her mother in B.C. andRead More


Anita Baker honoured honoured at BET Awards

Anitba Baker

Legendary singer Anita Baker was honoured at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears. Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams – in superior form – sang the singer’s well-known hits onstage. The 60-year-old, who dominated the R&B charts from the early ’80s to mid-90s with smooth songs like “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got,” used her speech to encourage the artists inRead More


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


Thieves break into Edmonton antiques shop with battering ram

Thieves break into Edmonton antiques shop with battering ram

Three thieves used a battering ram to break into a central Edmonton antiques shop before they were disturbed by a unique anti-theft device. A minivan with metal mounted on the back smashed into the front door of Beck Antiques & Jewelry early Saturday morning. Once they entered the store, the thieves began to shatter showcases, and then smoke started to fill the store. “They can’t see anything,” owner Clinton Beck proudly told CTV News while watching surveillance video of the robbery. “They’re kinda clumsy and running into each other.” BeckRead More