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Final day for Sears store in Windsor

Final day for Sears store in Windsor

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:04PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:00PM EST After 48 years in business, the Sears store in Windsor officially closed Sunday. The Devonshire mall location joined other Sears stores across the country that have all closed their doors for good. Liquidation sales have been held for the last few months. Customers expressed sadness at the closing. Lindsey Friesen took her children to Sears every year for annual photos. “Our last group shot was with their instruments and I took in oneRead More

Golden State edges past Raptors 127-125, DeRozan scores 42


Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:22PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:25PM EST TORONTO — Klay Thompson had 26 points while Kevin Durant added 25 as the Golden State Warriors held on for a wild 127-125 road win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night. The defending-champion Warriors (league-best 35-9 record) earned their NBA-leading 19th road win and eighth straight victory over Toronto (29-12). Stephen Curry, the two-time league MVP, returned to Golden State’s lineup after missing two games with an ankle injuryRead More

Putin calls Kim Jong Un ‘competent and mature’ leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre

The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 11:21AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 11:22AM EST MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has shown himself to be a mature leader who is interested in calming down the tensions over its nuclear and long-range missile programs. Meeting with top Russian media figures on Thursday, Putin said Kim “is an absolutely competent and already mature politician” who has “solved his strategic task — he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile.” Now, inRead More

Canada’s top soldier talks North Korea, ISIS and military suicides in year-end interview

It’s been a busy year for Canada’s military. North Korea conducted 23 missile tests this year, three of which were inter-continental ballistic missiles that the rogue nation claims have the ability to strike anywhere in North America. In Iraq, political turmoil has forced Canadian Special Operation Forces soldiers to halt their “advise-and-assist” co-operation with Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers. Dozens of service members found guilty of sexual misconduct were forced out of the military. All the while, the Canadian Forces have been working to reduce the rate of military suicide, aRead More

Seven year jail-term for Windsor man

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:22PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:24PM EST A Windsor man is going to remain in jail after being found guilty in a vicious assault more than two years ago. Kennon Ball was found guilty of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon back in May, in connection with a 2015 beating that left one man with severe fractures to his skull. In court on Thursday, Ball was sentenced to almost seven years behind bars, as well as a lifetime weaponsRead More

Homeless Samaritan to get house, dream truck with US$385K in donations

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey woman has raised more than $385,000 for a Philadelphia homeless man who came to her roadside aid — enough to buy him a home and his dream truck, and provide him with a small annual salary. Kate McClure said on her GoFundMe page Tuesday that an attorney and financial adviser helped 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr. come up with the plan. McClure, of Florence Township, ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp late one night in Philadelphia. Bobbitt walked a few blocks toRead More

Spotting Toronto in Meghan Markle’s TV show ‘Suits’

The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 12:19PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 2:53PM EST TORONTO — Before she was linked to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle became known to Canadians through her role on the TV legal drama “Suits” and as a pitchwoman for Canadian retailer Reitmans. Markle moved to Toronto to play Rachel Zane in the long-running USA Network/Bravo series, which recently wrapped its seventh season. While Markle’s Zane and the other main characters are supposed to be based in Manhattan, Toronto’s streets and hot spotsRead More

Mounties conclude investigation into reported assault of Okotoks teen

RCMP say the alleged attack on a 16-year-old Okotoks girl did not happen as originally reported and that they are not seeking any suspects in the case. Police were called to a home in the Cimarron Vista area at about 2:00 p.m. on November 18 after a teen said she was attacked by an unknown man as she exited the back door of the residence. The girl claimed that a man armed with a knife assaulted her and that the offender fled when she fought back. She had a cutRead More

New Democrat private member’s bill would regulate gas prices

An Ontario New Democrat is proposing a private member’s bill that would regulate gas prices. Gilles Bisson will introduce a bill next week that would allow the Ontario Energy Board to control both the retail price and wholesale mark-up of petroleum products in the province. He says communities in Ontario can have a 40-cent difference in price on the same day, and that’s not fair to consumers. Bisson says there would still be some regional differences, to account for fuel transportation costs, but not nearly as large as drivers seeRead More

Canada should expect new wave of Haitian asylum seekers from U.S.: experts

Magdaline Boutros, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:58PM EST MONTREAL — Canada should expect a massive influx of Haitians attempting to enter the country from the United States in light of the decision to end a program granting almost 60,000 Haitians residency south of the border, experts say. The day after Monday’s announcement by the U.S. Homeland Security Department, a Haitian-born MP was in New York City to meet with leaders of the Haitian community. Emmanuel Dubourg was trying to avoid a repeat of this past summer,Read More