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Billions of dollars in limbo as Doug Ford nixes cap and trade

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David Paddon, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:09AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:25AM EDT TORONTO — The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for pricey home upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program. Incoming premier Doug Ford has vowed to immediately dismantle cap and trade, but has offered few details on how the system will be wound down, and how or if participating companies will beRead More


Senior attacked and robbed outside northeast casino, surveillance stills released

Persons of interest - senior robbed outside casino

The Calgary Police Service is asking for help from the public as investigators attempt to identify a woman who robbed an 88-year-old man in the parking lot of a northeast casino. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, an 88-year-old man left Casino Calgary, in the 1400 block of Meridian Road N.E., and entered his car. Police say a woman approached the man’s vehicle and attempted to sell him some jewelry. The senior refused the offer and the woman allegedly reached into the car and attacked the man. AnRead More


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


14 pieces of artwork stolen from St. John’s home recovered by police

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have recovered a sizable number of paintings stolen from a home in the west end of St. John’s, thanks in part to help from the public. Police announced that 14 pieces of pricey artwork were found Saturday, and said in a release that the discovery was “a direct result of the media release made on Thursday afternoon.” Pieces by artists Clifford George, Peter Lewis, David Blackwood and Christopher Pratt are among those that were recovered. Officers continue to search forRead More


Tommy Chong reflects on life, marijuana and jokes as he turns 80

Tommy Chong turns 80

LOS ANGELES – Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country. He had no doubt when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they didn’t just play hippie potheads in the movies – they really were those guys – could have landed them in prison. Not even in 2003 when Chong was imprisoned for nine months for conspiring to distribute handcrafted artisanal bongsRead More


Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

Montreal specialist dispenses advice for preventing Lyme disease

CTV Montreal Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:49PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:44PM EDT The warmer weather entices many of us outside, and also brings with it some risks – like Lyme disease, which is on the rise in Quebec. The bite of an infected tick requires your full attention: right now, the Monteregie area is the main source of infected ticks in our general region. The problem will only intensify over the coming years, so the director of McGill’s Center for Tropical Diseases says we bestRead More


Handgun used in carjacking: police

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Winnipeg police are investigating a carjacking involving a gun. Police said they were called Tuesday at about 6 a.m. to the 1000 block of McGregor Street. That’s where a 48-year-old woman told them she was sitting in her car when two men appeared. Police said one of the suspects had a handgun and demanded she get out, and after she exited, the suspects left with the car, a red 2013 Toyota Corolla. The suspects are described as being Indigenous males who looked between 20 and 25 years old. Police saidRead More


Child injured after driver failed to stop for a school bus

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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


Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting in exchange for life sentence

Esteban Santiago court appearance

Curt Anderson, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:02PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:22PM EDT MIAMI — An Alaska man pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six, blaming his rampage on severe mental illness a psychologist said is now under control. Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty to 11 charges stemming from the January 2017 attack. Santiago, of Anchorage, Alaska, admitted he opened fire with a handgun in a baggage areaRead More


Fraud charge in ‘elaborate’ cancer scam that raised thousands

Fraud charge in 'elaborate' cancer scam that raised thousands

A Calgary woman has been charged with fraud after police say she was collecting money through various fundraising campaigns for cancer treatments she didn’t need. Police said the 30-year-old woman set up a GoFundMe page and even organized a raffle with false prizes to raise money after she claimed she was diagnosed with cancer. Investigators received a tip about the woman and searched her medical records where they discovered she had never been diagnosed with the disease. The raffle raised $10,000 and offered two WestJet gift certificates claiming to beRead More