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Another national title for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

CTV Kitchener Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:20PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:27PM EST Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured their eighth Canadian figure skating title Saturday. The pair scored 209.82 for their “Moulin Rouge” performance. Virtue, from London, and Moir, from Ilderton, are former members of the K-W Skating Club. They won gold at the 2010 Olympics but fell short in Sochi, placing 2nd overall. Virtue and Moir are hoping for a big comeback at this year’s Olympic Games. Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of TorontoRead More


U.S. House passes spy program after baffling Trump tweets

U.S. House passes spy program after baffling Trump tweets

Deb Riechmann and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:51PM EST WASHINGTON — After a confusing morning of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It would require the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans’ communications swept up in the process. Legislation to renew the program that allows spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad passed the HouseRead More


Ottawa woman warns of dangers of eyelash extension glue allergic reactions

Isabelle Kun allergic reaction

An Ottawa-area woman who developed a severe allergic reaction after getting eyelash extensions is warning other women about the potential danger of the hugely popular beauty treatment. Isabelle Edith Kun, a 20-year-old nursing student living in Ottawa, says she went on Tuesday to get a new set of eyelash extensions applied. On Thursday, she woke up to find her eyes had swollen almost completely closed. “My girlfriend had slept over and I couldn’t even see her. And, I was having a hard time swallowing and even breathing,” she told CTVNews.caRead More


More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination

Two current Waterloo Regional Police officers and one former officer have sworn affidavits as part of a proposed class-action lawsuit against the region’s police board and police union, alleging a culture of sexual harassment that leaves female officers afraid to report misconduct. The legal action was launched last year, when a current officer and a former officer came forward with allegations that they were repeatedly harassed and abused. Like the earlier claims, none of the new allegations have been tested in court. The lawyer representing Waterloo Regional Police in theRead More


Pedestrian hit by car in south Kitchener

One person was taken to hospital after they were hit by a car in Kitchener’s south end Friday evening. It happened around 6 p.m. at Homer Watson Boulevard and Doon South Drive. The crash left the car with a broken windshield. A tattered down coat was visible on the ground near the car. According to Waterloo Regional Police, the pedestrian’s injuries were not life-threatening. Information on the cause of the collision was not immediately available. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News HeadlinesRead More


Free national parks program soon to end, but kids will still get in free in 2018

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 4:32PM EST OTTAWA — The party is nearly over: the free admission to national parks and heritage sites that accompanied Canada’s 150th birthday bash will come to an end Dec. 31. Earlier this year, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was considering whether to extend the free admission to parks and heritage sites because the program had proven so popular. But McKenna now says the admission fees will return for adults as of Jan. 1, although she is following through onRead More


Cannabis laws a boon for lawyers, likely to further clog justice system

MONTREAL — McGill University law professor Daniel Weinstock says he heartily recommends his students take up criminal law in order to take advantage of the country’s new, strict cannabis laws. “There is going to be a steady stream of customers,” Weinstock said, referring to the influx of people he estimates will be moving through the justice system. The professor’s comments were partly made in jest but serve to illustrate a larger point: upcoming federal and provincial marijuana laws — in response to domestic and U.S. politics — will be aRead More


Holiday train is rolling into the north

From CTV Northern Ontario: The 19th edition of CP’s Holiday Train making stops in the north this week. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Argonauts Grey Cup rally set for Tuesday afternoon

The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 11:13AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 11:14AM EST TORONTO — The Argonauts have touched down in Toronto with the Grey Cup in tow. Star quarterback Ricky Ray emerged from the team’s charter plane hoisting the coveted trophy. The team is returning from Ottawa following Sunday’s stunning 27-24 win over the favoured Calgary Stampeders. Ray says it was a quiet flight following a “good after party” Sunday night. It’s Toronto’s 17th Grey Cup, a CFL record. The team will celebrate theRead More


Canada’s Erik Guay pulls out of Lake Louise World Cup super-G with sore back

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – Back problems continue to plague Canadian ski star Erik Guay as he withdrew from Sunday’s World Cup super-G race in Lake Louise, Alta. The 36-year-old from Mont-Tremblant, Que., is the reigning super-G champion after winning gold in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in February. Guay also pulled out of Saturday’s downhill, which was won by Swiss skier Beat Feuz. Back issues limited Guay’s training prior to arriving in Lake Louise. He says his back worsened in Friday’s training run. Guay is Canada’s most decorated alpine skier with 25Read More