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Controversial Quebec play ‘SLAV’ to continue run across province in 2019

SLAV show

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:04PM EDT The artistic director of a theatre in Saint-Jerome, Que., says he doesn’t want to cancel a play that sparked protests and accusations of racial insensitivity, and helped lead the Montreal jazz festival to cancel the show’s multi-night run in early July. David Laferriere said in an interview Tuesday the theatre will put on the show “SLAV” by Quebec director Robert Lepage in early 2019. The play features a predominantly white cast picking cotton and singing songs composed byRead More


Putin urges closer international cybersecurity co-operation

Putin cyber

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for closer international co-operation in fending off cyberattacks. Addressing a cybersecurity conference in Moscow, Putin said it’s important to develop common cybersecurity standards that take into account interests of all nations. He noted that cyberthreats have mounted around the world. “Cyberthreats have reached such a scale that they could only be neutralized by combined efforts of the entire international community,” Putin said. “We have repeatedly seen that some nations’ egoism, their attempts to act squarely to their own advantages, hurt the globalRead More


Dealing with the dangers of hot playground equipment

Dealing with the dangers of hot playground equipment

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:52PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:38PM EDT While Waterloo Region remains under a heat warning for the sixth day in a row, parents are trying to find ways to keep their kids cool. But they’re being asked to exercise caution in the extreme heat, especially when taking their kids to the playground. Andrea Snow, a parent in Waterloo Region, says her 17-month-old has experienced first-hand just how hot the playground equipment can get. “The first time IRead More


Orillia council adopts a new city logo

Orillia

The City of Orillia has a new look.  City council unanimously voted in favour of a new logo to identify the sunshine city.  Councillors say the logo is more modern.  It features the sun and water to represent Orillia’s two lakes. The city’s mayor says Orillia is in the midst of some significant transformations “while still being committed to preserving the heritage and character that makes us unique.  This new logo marries the two perfectly.”  Steve Clarke went on to say he is excited for everyone to see it inRead More


Judge releases dashcam video of fatal crash after speeding driver’s acquittal

Dashcam video

A B.C. judge has released a dashcam video of a high-speed crash that killed a Vancouver doctor in 2015. The driver of the car was found to be going 119 km/h in a 50 km/h zone at the point of impact, but was acquitted in May of dangerous driving causing death. The November, 2015 video shows Ken Chung’s Audi collide with the passenger’s side of Dr. Alphonsus Hui’s small red Suzuki at an intersection. Hui, who was turning left at a green light en route to work, died at theRead More


Police investigation underway in Brant County

OPP

Ontario Provincial Police say they executed a search warrant at a home in Brant County. According to police, it was carried out at a residence on Jerseyville Road early Thursday morning. Police say the organized crime enforcement bureau, the west region community street crime unit, tactics rescue unit, emergency response team, urban search and rescue response team, aviation search, west region support and forensic identification unit all descended on the property. Police say their investigation is continuing and in the meantime officers will remain at the scene. Source link #canadiannewsRead More


Beachgoers beware of riptides | CTV Atlantic News

Beachgoers beware of riptides | CTV Atlantic News

Sue Barclay Gallant’s husband Dan drowned after being pulled out to sea by a powerful undertow at a Prince Edward Island beach and she’s speaking out to prevent more tragedies. She says not enough is known about the phenomenon and beachgoers need to be made aware of the risks, especially since danger can strike so quickly. Barclay Gallant said the whole incident in which her husband drowned took only minutes. “All of a sudden, there was, I’m going to call it a rogue wave that almost knocked everybody over,” sheRead 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


‘We haven’t lost hope’: Woman writes to sister who vanished as a toddler

Diane Prevost

It’s been 51 years since Lise Nastuk last saw her younger sister Diane. It was Sept. 17, 1966, a Saturday, and the Prevost family was enjoying the final days of summer at Grundy Lake Provincial Park, located approximately 100 kilometres southeast from their home in Blezard Valley, outside of Sudbury, Ont. Lise and her two siblings frolicked in the water with her mother while her father fished. Frightened of the water, two-year-old Diane played alone in the sand. The toddler said she wanted to return to the campsite, just 152Read More


Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

The baby calves of a pregnant moose that was euthanized Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle are now the focus of a rehabilitation effort. The newborn calves are at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary where they are now under the care of wildlife experts for the next two months. The mother moose was struck by a vehicle along Muskoka Road 3 around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday and ended up in a shallow pond. A team of wildlife experts, veterinarians and crews from Fowler Construction worked together to pull the injuredRead More