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Two Morley women arrested following gas-and-dash in stolen car and Highway 1A crash

Ghost Station gas-and-dash crash

Two women were arrested and charged after an attempted getaway following a gas-and-dash was halted by a t-bone crash just metres away from the station. Mike Mondor, the owner of Ghost Gas Station and Campground, a convenience store and campground located along Highway 1A approximately 13 kilometres west of Cochrane, says a car pulled into the station Tuesday morning shortly before 10:00. One of the occupants of the car filled the tank but failed to pay. The theft wasn’t noticed at the time but surveillance camera footage verified the driverRead More

Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on display in Amsterdam


AMSTERDAM — A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn went on display Wednesday in an Amsterdam museum. The Hermitage Amsterdam museum called it the first unknown Rembrandt to surface in 44 years. The unsigned, undated 17th-century portrait of a young man resplendent in a black cape and white lace ruff, at the time attributed to an unknown member of Rembrandt’s circle, caught the eye of Amsterdam art dealer Jan Six when an auction catalogue plopped onto his gallery’s doormat in 2016. “It’s that sort ofRead More

Canadian-born ‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder dead at 69

Canadian-born 'Superman' actress Margot Kidder dead at 69 Staff Published Monday, May 14, 2018 12:51PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 14, 2018 2:22PM EDT Margot Kidder, the Canadian-born actress who played Lois Lane in “Superman,” has died. She was 69. The actress passed away in her Montana home. There are no details yet on the cause of her death. Kidder’s family confirmed the news with CTV News. Kidder was born in Yellowknife in 1948. Even from a young age, she had ambitions of stardom. “From when she was very young she was determined she was going toRead More

Search continues along river for missing Sask. boy, 4

Search continues along river for missing Sask. boy, 4

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Police, firefighters and other searchers combed riverbanks in northern Saskatchewan over the weekend as the hunt continued for a four-year-old boy who went missing last week. Sgt. Berry Wauters with the Prince Albert Police Service said the search for Sweetgrass Kennedy continues to focus on the North Saskatchewan River, where police said Friday their search was being directed. Sweetgrass hasn’t been seen since Thursday and hundreds of volunteers helped look for the boy until police shifted the search to the river and warned the public toRead More

Is 92 too old to lead? Malaysia’s Mahathir doesn’t think so

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, centre

Tim Sullivan and Eileen Ng, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 11, 2018 7:47AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The longtime strongman was born when silent films still packed movie theatres and Adolf Hitler was still a fringe politician. It was 1926, and his homeland was known as British Malaya. Now Mahathir Mohamad is 92 years old. He is also Malaysia’s newest prime minister. It’s been 37 years since he first had the job, and 15 since he retired from it. All of that raises an obvious question: How oldRead More

Suspect who fled police custody overnight arrested

Edmonton Police Service Generic

Police said a male who fled police custody late Wednesday night, but managed to escape, was arrested again early Thursday morning. Edmonton Police said officers pulled over a suspicious vehicle in the area of 141 Street and 121 Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. Officers took 22-year-old Luke Belcourt into custody, but he escaped the area on foot while still wearing handcuffs. Police issued an alert before 2 a.m. Thursday, asking for the public’s help to track Belcourt down. He was wanted for charges of escaping lawful custody, breach of recognizanceRead More

Campaign for Ontario’s June 7 election officially begins

Ontario election debate

TORONTO — The campaign for Ontario’s June 7 election officially kicks off today. Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell signed a proclamation on Tuesday dissolving the province’s 41st Parliament and paving the way for the vote. Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne starts her day with a couple of events in Toronto before attending an evening rally in Ottawa. Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford makes an announcement this morning in Toronto, then heads to Carp, Ont., for an afternoon meet-and-greet followed by an evening rally in Renfrew, Ont. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath spends theRead More

One man missing, one arrested after boat capsizes on the Red River

One man missing, one arrested after boat capsizes on the Red River

CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:06PM CST Last Updated Saturday, May 5, 2018 5:43PM CST One man is missing after a boat capsized on the Red River near Chief Peguis Trail Bridge. Winnipeg police were called to boat around 11:15 p.m. Friday and found all but one of the men. Police said three of the four men made it to shore safely and were taken to hospital with one man in unstable condition. Police along with Air1 and Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service’s Water Rescue Team conducted searchesRead More

Sexual assault and child porn suspect facing 87 charges

Simon Drouin

A man from the Laurentians is due in court Friday to face 87 charges for sexual offences involving approximately 70 teenagers. Simon Drouin, 33, is scheduled to appear in the Saint Jerome courthouse. The Sureté du Quebec said the scale of the case justified the launching of an investigation for serial crimes. Police have recommended Drouin be charged with incitement to sexual touching, sexual assault, luring, and possession and production of child pornography. The alleged acts were committed between 2010 and 2015. Drouin was arrested in Mont Tremblant on Thursday,Read More

Collingwood councillors vote against trapping program

A coyote

Collingwood councillors have decided they will not go ahead with a trapping program to address a coyote problem. Town councillors instead decided on Monday night to implement some changes to keep better track of the problem. The decision agrees with a recommendation made by town staff. Councillors say they must balance human safety with the natural ecology of the area.  The decision means the town will go ahead with a new communications plan, including setting up a hotline for immediate assistance, launching new education programs, training officers, and increasing signage. Read More