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Canadian mother, 10-year-old daughter missing during California camping trip

Canadian mother, 10-year-old daughter missing during California camping trip

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:27PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:43PM EDT A Canadian mother and her 10-year-old daughter have gone missing shortly after arriving in California for a camping trip. The San Mateo County Sheriff‘s Office says 29-year-old Audrey Rodrigue and her daughter, Emily, landed in San Francisco last Saturday, rented a car at the airport and stayed at the Vagabond Hotel in Burlingame, Calif. The following day, Rodrigue sent a text to her boyfriend in Canada but he was unable to reach herRead More


Ontario educators to be put on notice if they teach new sex-ed curriculum

Doug Ford

Colin D’Mello and Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:44PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:56PM EDT Teachers can either teach the 2014 sexual education curriculum or be dragged in front of the Ontario College of Teachers and face a disciplinary hearing, the provincial government has said. The tough talk comes from Premier Doug Ford, who cautioned teachers against using “children as pawns for grandstanding or political games” and warned educators that anyone caught “failing to do their job” will be punished. In July,Read More


Girl, 6, dead and man seriously injured after crash in Caledon

The Canadian Press Published Monday, August 6, 2018 1:15PM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 5:10PM EDT Provincial police say a six-year-old girl is dead and a 36-year-old man is seriously injured after a collision on Monday morning. Police say the two-vehicle crash occurred in Caledon, just after 10 a.m. They say the collision involved a vehicle and a tractor trailer that were both travelling north. Police also say the 36-year-old man was the driver of the vehicle and the young girl was a passenger in the same car.Read More


Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

A group of university students in Fredericton has a lofty goal: they want to ban plastic shopping bags across the province. To kick off their campaign, they’re asking New Brunswickers to sign a petition. “Anything that we can do to eliminate some of the plastic use, I think, is a good thing,” said Sandra Sheridan of Moncton. The idea is to get consumers to bring their own reusable bags in hopes of eliminating some of the plastic that ends up in landfills, on city streets and in waterways such asRead More


Province closes two backcountry areas amidst wildfire concerns

Nopiming Park

CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:34PM CST Last Updated Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:36PM CST Manitoba Sustainable Development’s Parks Branch has closed two areas to protect canoeists, travelers and campers over concerns of nearby wildfires. The two areas closed are the Bloodvein River recreational canoeing and access corridor in Atikaki Provincial Park and Bird River-Elbow Lake Canoe Route and 19 designated water route campsites in Nopiming Provincial Park.  Wildfires in the and around the area of Gammon River pose threats to anyone in the backcountry and residents inRead More


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


Hamilton police investigate ‘sudden death’ of young child

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CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:38PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:43PM EDT An investigation is underway into the “sudden death” of a young child in Hamilton on Wednesday evening, police said. Emergency crews were called to an apartment building in the area of Young and John streets at around 5 p.m. At the time, Hamilton paramedics said they were responding to a “child in distress.” No further details have been provided. Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators at 905-564-4861. Source linkRead More


EPS ask for assistance to locate teenage boy with autism

Brgan

Edmonton police are asking the public to help them find a 14-year-old with autism. Cory Brgan was last seen in the Bonnie Doon area on Sunday at around 1 p.m. Brgan has autism and other diagnoses that require medication, and he functions at the level of a seven-year-old, EPS said. He is fascinated by airplanes, trains and buses, likes to travel by transit, and has been found at the airport, Greyhound station and ETS Westwood Garage in the past, according to police. Brgan is described as 168 centimetres (5’6”) tall,Read More


Ford freezes salaries of public service managers, reviews executive pay

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TORONTO — Ontario’s new premier has frozen the wages of public service managers and ordered a review of executive and management compensation in his latest effort to curb government spending. A memo posted on the government website Friday — the day Doug Ford was sworn in as premier — says pending pay adjustments for managers, executives and staff not covered by collective bargaining will be on hold “until the new government can put in place an expenditure management strategy.” The documents says merit pay for the current performance cycle willRead More


Man killed in collision between vehicle and motorcycle

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CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 30, 2018 6:32PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:44PM CST One man is dead after a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle on Park Street Saturday afternoon. Police are currently on scene at 9th Avenue East and Park Street investigating the collision. Members of Forensic Identification and collision analysts from the Traffic Safety Unit are currently investigating with the Office of the Chief Coroner. Both northbound and southbound lanes are closed between 10th Avenue East and Dewdney, and motorists are being advisedRead More