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Amherstburg Police Services Board holding special meeting

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:20PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:27PM EDT The Amherstburg Police Services Board is holding special meeting to discuss an investigation into the Windsor police force. The Ontario Civilian Police Commission has initiated an investigation of Windsor police under section 25 of the Police Services Act. The OCPC says from January 2018 to April 2018, the Commission received multiple complaints from members of WPS that raised serious concerns about the workplace environment, the administration and the oversight provided by the Windsor Police Services Board. The commission saysRead More


Why did Wynne say she won’t be Ontario’s premier? A political scientist explains

Why did Wynne say she won't be Ontario's premier? A political scientist explains

Many Ontarians were surprised and confused by Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne’s announcement on Saturday that she won’t be premier after Thursday’s election. “On June 7th voters will elect a new government. I don’t know who voters will choose but I am pretty sure that it won’t be me,” Wynne told reporters, after polls put her in a distant third place behind the Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives and Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats. “After Thursday, I will no longer be Ontario’s Premier. And I’m okay with that,” Wynne said. “Because, as I’veRead More


Crown appeals decision on retired Chatham violin teacher

Chatham-Kent courthouse

Legal troubles may not be over for a retired violin teacher in Chatham, who was found not guilty of historic sexual offences.  The Crown attorney is appealing the decision for 72-year-old Claude Eric Trachy from April 23. At that time a judge agreed with the defence that Trachy was helping students rest their shoulders while playing the violin. The defence argued it was to promote better posture and not sexual touching. Trachy was originally charged in 2015 for allegations from 25 complaints, which dated back to the early 1980’s. SourceRead More


Skateboarder seriously hurt in collision with truck

Skateboard, injured

CTV Montreal Published Friday, May 25, 2018 1:53PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 1:58PM EDT A 29-year-old man was sent to hospital in serious condition after he hit a truck while skateboarding down Lucien L’Allier St. near St. Jacques St. The collision occurred about 11:50 a.m. Friday when the skateboarder went through a red light, and hit a truck heading east. According to Montreal police Constable Manuel Couture “the skateboarder hit the truck at full speed on the driver’s side.” The skateboarder was not conscious when he wasRead More


High levels of air pollution in region prompt statement from Environment Canada

Smog alert

Environment Canada has issued an air quality statement for London-Middlesex Friday. The agency says high levels of air pollution have developed. Hot and sunny conditions have resulted in increasing ground-level ozone concentrations for the region, which are expected to last into the afternoon. In Sarnia-Lambton, the agency says there is both a smog and air health advisory in effect there due to deteriorating air quality. Children, including teenagers, are at higher risk from outdoor air pollution because they often spend time being active outdoors. Young people are more likely toRead More


Morneau to give speech in Calgary ahead of Kinder Morgan deadline

Bill Morneau

CALGARY — Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future. Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question. TheRead More


Strike at Caesars Windsor postpones Blink-182, Russell Peters shows

Caesars Windsor

WINDSOR, Ont. – An ongoing strike at Caesars Windsor has postponed more concerts, this time appearances by artists including Blink-182 and Russell Peters. The southern Ontario tourist draw says it is postponing concerts and cancelling hotel reservations through June 16. That includes Colosseum Shows for Blink-182 on June 2, Russell Peters on June 15, and Cole Swindell on June 16. About 2,300 members of Unifor Local 444 walked off the job April 6 over issues including wages and working conditions. The striking workers include dealers, cooks, housekeepers and janitors. TheRead More


Child injured after driver failed to stop for a school bus

School Bus

A 10-year-old child was injured Wednesday morning after she was struck by a car that failed to stop for school bus in Owen Sound. Police say it happened around 8:35 a.m. when a school bus travelling eastbound along Alpha Street stopped at 6th Avenue West to pick up students. All the school bus crossing safety equipment was activated at the time, police said.  According to police, a westbound car proceeded against the safety signals and hit the child as she stepped off the curb. The childs father was present andRead More


Caught on camera: Vancouver landlord ignores cops in alleged illegal eviction

Caught on camera: Vancouver landlord ignores cops in alleged illegal eviction

A Vancouver renter says home security video of an alleged illegal eviction is evidence that more needs to be done to protect tenants. The footage shows a team of men entering the unit, changing the locks and packing up his possessions while ignoring police knocking on the door. Brandon Fielding said he spent six weeks living out of a suitcase before he was able to access his belongings, including a home security camera that captured footage of the men inside the apartment. In the video, Fielding’s landlord Timothy Karajaoja isRead More


Power outage reported in south Regina

SaskPower

CTV Regina Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:42PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:54PM CST A power outage is impacting several neighbourhoods in south Regina. SaskPower says the power is out in Albert Park, Harbour Landing, Parliament Place, Hillsdale, Lakeview and the surrounding area. Other reports say the power is out in the Cathedral neighbourhood as well.   This is a BIG power outage. #YQR — Justin Reves (@justinreves) May 22, 2018     Hey @SaskPower, any word on when Harbour Landing will get power back? #yqr —Read More