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ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More


Iconic Orillia landmark gets a fresh start

Phase one of the Sundial Lakeview Retirement Residence in Orillia had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony today. According to its new owners, the opening was several years in the making. “It’s been about a just a little over two and a half year journey from the purchase of the land, to the development, to the final completion,” says Yaseen Nimjee. It’s a four-storey, spacious modern design with one hundred suites. The residence is loaded with amenities like a theatre, game room, fitness centre and hair salon. “We feel we wanted toRead More


Quebec City woman arrested on animal cruelty, bestiality charges

La Presse Canadienne Published Friday, December 1, 2017 7:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 7:48AM EST A Quebec City woman in her 20s is facing animal cruelty and bestiality charges. She was arrested on Thursday night in a Quebec City housing unit after people called police to the attention of images posted to social media that allegedly appeared to show animal cruelty. Police believe there was a sexual act involving a human and an animal. The woman was released on a promise to appear in court at aRead More


‘Come From Away’ creators and all-Canadian cast prepare for Toronto return

Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:16PM EST TORONTO — Actor George Masswohl got cast for the upcoming Canadian production of “Come From Away” without actually having seen the Broadway hit. Not that it was intentional. “Couldn’t get a ticket!” says Masswohl, who will play Claude in Mirvish Production’s new seven-month run of the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, starting in February. He wasn’t alone in getting shut out of the massive hit. Tickets were hard to come by during the show’s brief run inRead More


‘He saw two coyotes running away’: Family issues warning after pet dog killed

A Winnipeg family is warning pet owners about coyotes. Kathy Mathae says two coyotes attacked and killed her Spanish mix dog Spencer. It happened Tuesday morning in Transcona near Peguis Street and Almey Avenue. Mathae said she let Spencer outside in the yard to do his business as usual. But this time, she didn’t hook him up to his rope. The backyard is not fenced. When Mathae called out for Spencer, he didn’t come back, so she had her husband take a look. “He saw two coyotes running away soRead More


Sask. introduces new drug impaired driving legislation

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:21PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:02PM CST New drug-impaired driving legislation by the federal government will mean tough consequences for Saskatchewan drivers. On Tuesday, The Miscellaneous Vehicle and Driving Statutes (Cannabis Legislation) Amendment Act, 2017, was introduced in the Saskatchewan Legislature in preparation for these changes. The provincial amendment addresses how the Saskatchewan government will enforce impaired driving when marijuana is legalized. “It’s important for people to remember that in Saskatchewan it is currently and will continue to be illegalRead More


Searchers looking near Revelstoke for missing plane carrying 2 people

Searchers are combing a mountainous area near Revelstoke, B.C. for any sign of a missing single-engine aircraft carrying two people that took off from Penticton en route to Edmonton on Saturday. The white and burgundy striped Mooney airplane left Penticton around 2:30 p.m. Saturday and was reported four hours overdue from Edmonton around 10:40 p.m. Saturday night. Searchers started looking immediately with a Hercules aircraft, and on Sunday several more helicopters joined the effort. “We’ve had aircraft out searching today under challenging conditions to the best of their ability,” saidRead More


Giant Tiger investigating after Indigenous man alleges racial profiling

An employee of the retail chain Giant Tiger has been temporarily suspended and the company is apologizing after an Indigenous man recorded video showing a white employee following him around a store. The video was posted on the Facebook account of Maxine Stephanie Goforth, who says it shows her youngest son facing “racial profiling and harassment.” In the video, drywaller Zeke Bigknife can be seen with a store employee closely trailing behind him as he does groceries in Regina, Sask. “This guy’s just following me around G.T. every time IRead More


Hydro hip-hop: listen to two tunes about Ontario hydro bills

The Wack MCs have the “Hydro Blues.” “Look at this bill — am I reading it right?” they rap in a new music video. “If I feed my kids, I gotta shut off my lights?” Released this week, “Hydro Blues” is a tongue-in-cheek jab at Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government’s energy policies. “Basically, The Wack MCs make songs about things that people shouldn’t make songs about,” Carl Welch, a member of the London, Ont.-based trio recently told CTV London. The Wack MCs, he explains, operate as a customRead More


Family raises concerns over coroner’s report into teen’s death

The family of an Indigenous teen found dead in Regina two years ago is raising concerns over the coroner’s report into his death. Fourteen-year-old Haven Dubois was found dead in a shallow ravine in east Regina in May of 2015. Dubois’ mother and grandmother, who spoke at a news conference on Monday in Saskatoon, claim the boy’s death was a result of a criminal act. A report by the coroner’s office ruled the death accidental. The family claims the report left out critical details. Grandmother Constance Dubois claims the teenRead More