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Hydro One’s planned merger with U.S. energy firm Avista passes another hurdle

Hydro One office

TORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. say their proposed merger has cleared another hurdle in the U.S. The two companies say the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has completed a review of the deal and found no unresolved national security concerns. The friendly deal announced last summer for the Ontario-based utility to acquire the U.S. energy company received antitrust clearance in the United States in early April and consent from the Federal Communications Commission on May 4. Avista shareholders had previously approved the deal onRead More

CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

Lincoln Louttit checks out the Victoria Day tradition in Sault Ste. Marie, the carnival. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Saskatoon woman demands change for provincial wheelchair accessibility


A woman in a wheelchair in Saskatoon is demanding change for wheelchair accessibility in the city and across the province.  For Debbie Windsor, getting around isn’t easy. She’s been in a wheelchair since she was four-years-old and has a rare condition called Osteogenesis imperfecta. Windsor said her disability has been preventing her from going to certain places like the Saskatoon Business College to start her career. “I started looking into that school and where it was and all of that…  And it wasn’t accessible,” Windsor said. Windsor wants to startRead More

Canadians share how they celebrated the royal wedding in style

Canadians share how they celebrated the royal wedding in style

Despite the early hours, Canadians from coast to coast donned their finest fascinators, set out their scones, and tuned in to the royal wedding. Whether it was in their pyjamas or in dresses suitable for the grounds of Windsor Castle, royal fans celebrated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in style. Here are some of the highlights from CTV News viewers. @CTVNews looking very Royal in Bath Ontario! The Ladies of Abby Dawn! #CTVRoyalWedding — Vicki McConnell (@teachmcconnell) May 19, 2018 It’s early but it’s great! #RoyalWedding #CTVRoyalWedding —Read More

Longboarding teen in Prince Albert run over by vehicle he was riding behind

STARS Air Ambulance

CTV Saskatoon Published Friday, May 18, 2018 2:26PM CST Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 2:34PM CST A teen who was longboarding while holding onto a friend’s vehicle in Prince Albert sustained a major head injury when he was run over by the vehicle, according to the city’s police service. The 17-year-old boy fell from the board and was run over by the Jeep’s rear wheel, police said in a news release. He sustained head trauma and was unconscious when emergency crews arrived at the scene, the 1600 block ofRead More

Montreal holds pro-Palestine demonstration as U.S. Embassy opens in Jerusalem

Pro-Palestine demonstration in Montreal

There were protests in Montreal and around the world Monday as Israel marked the 70th anniversary of its founding by celebrating the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Dozens took to the streets downtown Montreal to express their anger about the embassy’s new location as well as the Israeli government’s response to protests there. Israeli troops shot dead 55 Palestinian demonstrators and wounded 1,200 others. Another 1,200 Palestinians suffered other injuries. It was the deadliest day since a cross-border war in 2014. Protesters threw stones and the IsraeliRead More

Soo Greyhounds lose to Hamilton

Soo Greyhounds lose to Hamilton

Soo Greyhounds lose to Hamilton Friday night and now trail 3-2 in OHL Championship series. Jairus Patterson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Body found along banks of Restigouche River identified as missing man

Lawrence Caissie

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, May 11, 2018 11:15AM ADT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 11:16AM ADT A body found along the banks of New Brunswick’s Restigouche River has been identified as that of a Campbellton man reported missing in January. Police say a person walking along the edge of the river made the discovery near Rimap Park in Campbellton around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. The body has been identified as 59-year-old Lawrence Caissie, who was last seen leaving the Campbellton Regional Hospital on Jan. 4. He was reported missing toRead More

Hurricanes to hire former captain Rod Brind’Amour as coach

Rod Brind'Amour

RALEIGH, N.C. — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Carolina captain Rod Brind’Amour is expected to be promoted to head coach of the Hurricanes. The person said the deal was being finalized and the announcement could come later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team has not publicly discussed its coaching search. Brind’Amour captained the Hurricanes’ only Stanley Cup championship team in 2006. He replaces Bill Peters, who opted out of his contract last month following his fourthRead More

‘Water was washing over the helicopter’: Officers open up about rescue on Lake Simcoe

'Water was washing over the helicopter': Officers open up about rescue on Lake Simcoe

Beatrice Vaisman, CTV Barrie Published Monday, May 7, 2018 6:56PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 7, 2018 9:47PM EDT Large waves crashed into an OPP helicopter, as officers grabbed people who were flung into Lake Simcoe during Friday’s wind storm. “Whitecaps were visible and water was washing over the helicopter,” says Const. Tom Laing. “The people in the water were having a hard time staying above water even with life-jackets.” Laing and Sgt. Scott Ross found 11 people in the water on Friday afternoon after their canoes capsized. Knowing justRead More