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N.S. family concerned about lack of supports for son with non-verbal autism

N.S. family concerned about lack of supports for son with non-verbal autism

A Nova Scotia family is rethinking plans of sending their son to school after learning he may not have the supports he needs in the classroom. Jade Williams knew something was wrong when Briem still wasn’t talking at the age of two. Concerned, she took him to the IWK Health Centre. Almost three years later, he was finally diagnosed with non-verbal autism. Briem may never be able to hold a conversation or even communicate verbally. Now four years old, Brien is supposed to start school this September, but Williams saysRead More


Trump: U.S. hasn’t been notified about threat to cancel summit

Trump: U.S. hasn't been notified about threat to cancel summit

Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:57PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:15PM EDT WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. hasn’t been notified about North Korea’s threat to cancel his planned summit with Kim Jong Un next month. North Korea threatened earlier in the day to scrap the historic summit between Trump and Kim, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Trump maintained that he’llRead 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


Heritage Park faces financial challenges as a result of City’s flood mitigation effort

Heritage Park faces financial challenges as a result of City’s flood mitigation effort

A much beloved paddlewheeler will remain on shore for the foreseeable future and its dock will require a costly overhaul as a result of the City of Calgary’s decision to alter the water level of the Glenmore Reservoir. Alida Visbach, Heritage Park Historical Village’s president and CEO, confirms the S.S. Moyer will not operate in 2018. “The Moyer is one of our popular attractions, one of many that we have here, and this year, because of the mitigation work that’s being done due to the flooding in 2013 and lookingRead More


Search continues along river for missing Sask. boy, 4

Search continues along river for missing Sask. boy, 4

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Police, firefighters and other searchers combed riverbanks in northern Saskatchewan over the weekend as the hunt continued for a four-year-old boy who went missing last week. Sgt. Berry Wauters with the Prince Albert Police Service said the search for Sweetgrass Kennedy continues to focus on the North Saskatchewan River, where police said Friday their search was being directed. Sweetgrass hasn’t been seen since Thursday and hundreds of volunteers helped look for the boy until police shifted the search to the river and warned the public toRead More


Montreal police arson squad investigating torched car in Parc-Extension

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Around 3 a.m., several calls were placed with 911 to report a car in flames on Papineau Ave, near the intersection of L-O David St. in Parc-Extension. When police and firefighters arrived on-scene, the vehicle was still burning. However, they were able to extinguish the fire, but determined that the vehicle was a total loss.  Montreal police are treating the incident as an arson, and are currently working with the car’s owner to determine the exact circumstances. He is not known to police services, a spokesperson said, and there areRead More


Whiteout Viewing Party tickets on sale for away games

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The Winnipeg Jets will be continuing the tradition of opening up Bell MTS Place to fans during away games the team announced Saturday. Games 3 and 4 will see the Jets travel to Las Vegas to take on the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Loyal Jets fans have come in droves to cheer on their beloved team, watching them from the jumbotron, a tradition started in Round 2 against the Nashville Predators.  Tickets will be priced at $10 each for reserved seating and fans in attendance will receive a ‘WeRead More


Male motorcyclist seriously hurt after striking tree in Mississauga

Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:24PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:26PM EDT A male motorcyclist is in serious condition in hospital after striking a tree in central Mississauga on Saturday evening. Peel Regional Police say they were called to the area of Central Parkway East and Rathburn Road at 4:41 p.m. for a report of a collision. They arrived to find a male, who paramedics described as being in his 30s, suffering from injuries. He was rushed to St. Michael’s Hospital forRead More


‘Foolishness’: Stevie Wonder likens Kanye slavery comments to denying Holocaust

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Stevie Wonder has called out Kanye West for saying slavery is a choice, calling the idea “foolishness” and likening it to Holocaust denial. Wonder brought up West without prompting during an interview Thursday after a show at a West Hollywood club. “There’s been a lot of talk about what was said by Kanye,” Wonder said. “I want people to understand that the truth is the truth and a lie is a lie. “We all know that slavery was not a choice,” he went on. “So IRead More


Fire chief, 61, threatens $1.7M lawsuit over rule deeming him too old for job

Fire chief, 61, threatens $1.7M lawsuit over rule deeming him too old for job

An Ontario fire chief who lost his job over a new rule that deemed him one year too old for the position is threatening a $1.7-million lawsuit against the town that passed the rule. Guy Longtin was forced to resign last week after the town council in Renfrew, Ont. passed a rule that forced all firefighters in the town to retire by age 60. Longtin is 61. The town’s reeve is standing by its decision. But Longtin, who worked on the force for 26 years, alleges the new rule wasRead More