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Premier Notley to deal with pipeline and will skip Premiers’ conference

Notley to skip Premiers' conference

Alberta’s premier says it’s more important for her to focus on the upcoming deadline on the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline project than attend a conference. The Western Premiers’ Conference is slated to run for two days this week in Yellowknife. In a statement, a spokesperson said Rachel Notley will be staying in this province to work towards a deal with the federal government and Kinder Morgan, the company behind the project. It would be surreal and exceptionally tone deaf for anyone to think we could politely discuss pharmacareRead More


“Their lives were ruined”: Families of MK Ultra survivors planning class-action suit

"Their lives were ruined": Families of MK Ultra survivors planning class-action suit

Lindsay Richardson, CTV Montreal Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:44PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 7:15PM EDT By the time Phyllis Goldberg died in 2011, she’d spent the last 20 years of her life institutionalized – a “complete vegetable,” her niece recounts – an “infant.” In the cracked sepia photograph Marlene Levenson holds, her aunt is a young, optimistic woman – only 19 years old, pursuing a career as a nurse. But after an admission to the Allan Memorial Institute in 1945 to treat a bout of mildRead More


‘Arrested Development’ stars stand by co-star Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor

LOS ANGELES – The cast of “Arrested Development” made it clear they fully support co-star Jeffrey Tambor as the beleaguered actor made one of his first public appearances at the show’s premiere. Tambor has kept a low profile since he was accused of sexual misconduct by two women who worked on “Transparent,” which he denied. He’s been dismissed from the show and its future is unclear. But he still has a role on the Netflix comedy, and at its Thursday-night premiere, co-stars like Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Portia deRead More


Dwane Casey nominated for NBA coach of the year five days after Raptors fire him

Dwane Casey

NEW YORK — Dwane Casey has been named one of three finalists for the NBA’s coach of the year award. Too bad the nomination came five days after he was fired by the Toronto Raptors. Casey was named a finalist for the award on Wednesday night along with Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. The 61-year-old Casey was the most successful coach in Raptors history, rewriting the culture of what had been one of the worst teams in the league. He led TorontoRead More


Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:39AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:41AM EDT The Manitoba government has lifted its 23-year-old ban on alcohol at provincial campgrounds for the May long weekend. The province said the decision to let booze legally flow is due to a significant drop in alcohol-related offences in the years since the ban was introduced. Six Manitoba provincial parks banned drinking on the Victoria Day weekend beginning in 1995. The ban was later expanded to all provincial park campsites. “We know that theRead More


Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

Humboldt Broncos and league face off over Humboldt Strong trademark

The Humboldt Broncos hockey team is facing off with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League over the slogan Humboldt Strong and several others. After the deadly bus crash on April 6 that killed 16 people and injured 13 others, people across the country showed their support using the phrase “Humboldt Strong” and putting hockey sticks out on the porch. The president of SJHL, Bill Chow, said he wanted to protect the hashtags #HumboldtStrong, #SticksonthePorch, and seven others, by applying for trademark. Chow said the league controls all proprietary rights and broadcastRead More


Mother Nature co-operating in southern Alberta: Little chance of big flood

Alberta flooding

CALGARY — Alberta’s snowpack may be deep but officials say that doesn’t mean the recurrence of heavy flooding that devastated the southern part of the province nearly five years ago. Frank Frigo, leader of watershed analysis with the City of Calgary, says the snowpack from a particularly long winter was about 30 per cent higher than normal. But that doesn’t immediately translate into a spring flood. “In terms of precipitation, we see that we have weak La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean that led to that high snowpack,” FrigoRead More


‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ debuts, brings Millennium Falcon to Hollywood

Solo: A Star Wars Story debuts in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood played host Thursday evening to a few more scoundrels than usual for the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The film tells the story of the early years of smuggler Han Solo, who was played by Harrison Ford in seven films in the “Star Wars” franchise. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo and Donald Glover as a Lando Calrissian, both actors playing younger versions of the characters made famous by the original “Star Wars” trilogy. “Solo” also features fan favourites Chewbacca and theRead More


Woman caught on video grabbing flowers from Toronto van attack memorial

Van attack memorial

Multiple videos posted online appear to show a woman removing bouquets of flowers from a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Toronto van attack. The videos were recorded at Olive Square park, near the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue intersection where 10 were killed and more than a dozen injured by a speeding van on the afternoon of Apr. 23. The woman in the videos appears to be removing flowers from the wall of tributes to the victims, and stuffing them into a plastic bag. Videos of the incidentRead More


Man arrested, charged with impaired driving

Saskatoon Police

A man, 37, has been taken into custody by Saskatoon police and will be charged with impaired driving after an incident at Diefenbaker Park. On Friday evening around 5:17 p.m. police received a complaint about a hit and run in the area of Diefenbaker Park. With the help of the Air Support Unit, police located the suspect vehicle, which was driving erratically in the park. The vehicle struck a number of objects, including another vehicle and a garbage bin. The suspect vehicle then got hung up on a wooden postRead More