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High temperatures and heat warnings continue for Calgary and surrounding areas

High temperatures and heat warnings continue for Calgary and surrounding areas

A heat warning remains in effect for Calgary and parts of southern and central Alberta and authorities are advising people to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion. A heat warning is issued when the daily temperature reaches 29C or above and the overnight temperatures reach 14C or above. On Monday, it was 30C in parts of the city and the high temperatures will continue into Tuesday with an expected high of 31C. The elevated temperatures can increase the risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and people are being advisedRead More


Weinstein due in court on charges he assaulted a third woman

Weinstein

The Associated Press Published Monday, July 9, 2018 3:42AM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 9, 2018 3:43AM EDT NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. An updated indictment unveiled last week alleges the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006. The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of lifeRead More


Government asks for FSIN to be involved in meetings with protest camp

Justice for Our Stolen Children

CTV Regina Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:54AM CST Last Updated Wednesday, July 4, 2018 12:17PM CST The provincial government is asking the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations to weigh in on its meeting with the Justice for our Stolen Children camp on Monday. Justice Minister Don Morgan said Tuesday that the government had received a list of requests from the protesters — including calls to reform justice and social services, along with an inquiry into the death of Haven Dubois. The protesters would also like the government to launchRead More


Panovski tells court of his whereabouts on day of shooting

Boris Panovski

CTV London Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:15PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:47PM EDT Boris Panovski, charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man near Clinton and attempted murder of the man’s wife, took the stand in his own defence Tuesday. Panovski pleaded not guilty to Don Frigo’s death as well as not guilty to the attempted murder charge laid as Frigo’s wife Eva was also shot at the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area back in September 2014. The Crown alleged that Panovski drove to theRead More


Queen City Pride Parade takes over Regina

Queen City Pride Parade takes over Regina

CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:44PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:47PM CST The Queen City Pride Parade took to the streets of Regina on Saturday afternoon. The city was bursting with colour as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the LGBTQ community. It was the biggest parade yet according to Brita Lind, who has participated in seven consecutive pride days, “I just saw the length of it, I saw the number of people, I’ve never seen that many people line the streets. That was theRead More


Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More


Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment: officials

Kate Spade

NEW YORK — Law enforcement officials say New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide. The officials say she was found hanging by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. They say she left a note at the scene. The officials were not authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The officials didn’t know what the note said. The 55-year-old Spade created a line ofRead More


Lemur allegedly stolen from Elmvale zoo found safe; two other animals still outstanding

Lemur

CTV Barrie Published Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:25PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 3, 2018 4:02PM EDT Provincial police say one of three animals stolen from the Elmvale Jungle Zoo has been located in Quebec. The OPP say  the black and white lemur named JC was located overnight. The OPP had worked closely with Quebec’s provincial police and the Montreal police service in locating the animal. The lemur along with a baby Gibbon monkey and tortoise were stolen from the zoo during a break-in sometime between 9 p.m. on MondayRead More


Italian Centre Shop brand ground veal recalled due to E. coli

veal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning involving ground veal from the Italian Centre Shop in Edmonton and Calgary due to possible E. coli contamination. Messinger Meats is recalling Veal – Ground Alberta 13095 packed on May 7 with a best before date of May 28, and packed on May 14 with a best before date of June 4. CFIA says these products should be thrown out or taken back to the store. Food contaminated with E. coli may not necessarily look or smell spoiled, theRead More


Alberta man competing in World Blind Golf Championships

Kiefer Jones

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:08PM EDT Navigating sand traps and trees is part of the challenge of golf — but imagine playing the game when you can’t see the course. That’s what golf is like for Kiefer Jones, 27, who recently qualified for the 2018 World Blind Golf Championships, which will be held in Italy in October. “I golf six days a week,” the Albertan told CTV News. “I don’t know what else I would do if I wasn’tRead More