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‘Shoplifters’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” is the winner of the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family. The director accepted the award in Japanese and dedicated it to the whole production team involved in movie. Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” won the festival’s Jury Prize. Spike Lee won the Grand Prize for his film “BlacKkKlansman.” “Cold War”  won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his 2013 Oscar-winner “Ida.”Read More


Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Repeat child porn offender Shane Pattison not eligible for treatment in prison: parole officer

Warning: Extremely graphic content A man twice convicted of child pornography-related offences “fell through the cracks” when it came to receiving treatment while in prison after his first series of offences, according to a lawyer and parole officer. A long-term offender hearing is underway for Shane Dale Pattison at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. Pattison was deemed a low-risk to reoffend by an intake team when he first went to prison in 2012 after pleading guilty to 53 child porn-related offences. Jessica Diks, his parole officer in the facility, testifiedRead More


Victoria's Ship Point to get major facelift

Victoria's Ship Point to get major facelift

The city dropped concept designs today as it prepares to give a major makeover to Ship Point in the Inner Harbour. Scott Cunningham reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Woman charged with embezzlement after allegedly defrauding employers out of $1.2M

Calgary Police, police, CPS

A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged after allegedly writing cheques to herself from four companies, including three Calgary-based companies, where she had worked over the span of nearly six years. According to Calgary Police Service officials, Colleen Fay Dhuga cashed approximately $1.2 million in cheques between June 2008 and March 2014. The 185 cheques were allegedly made out to her, drawing from the commercial accounts and authorized with a signature stamp. In addition to the cheques, Dhuga is accused of making unauthorized purchases and cash withdrawals from corporateRead More


Police investigating weapons complain in southeast Edmonton

Weapons complaint

Police are investigating a weapons complaint in southeast Edmonton Monday afternoon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Mueller team questions Trump friend Tom Barrack

Tom Barrack

WASHINGTON — Investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller have interviewed one of President Donald Trump’s closest friends and confidants, California real estate investor Tom Barrack, The Associated Press has learned. Barrack was interviewed as part of the federal investigation of possible co-ordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. The specific topics covered in questions from Mueller’s team were not immediately clear. One of the people who spokeRead More


West-end residents calling out NCC for extensive tree cutting and removal at Mud Lake

West-end residents calling out NCC for extensive tree cutting and removal at Mud Lake

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:49PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:35PM EDT Work to remove dead trees and those infested by the devastating Emerald Ash Borer has residents and users of the Mud Lake Conservation Area up in arms. Mud Lake is one of the most ecologically important natural habitats in the urban part of Canada’s capital region. It is home to 269 species of birds, dozens of rare and uncommon plant species and wildlife species at risk. It is a provincially significant wetland andRead More


Sandie Rinaldo, Kevin Newman to be honoured at RTDNA awards

Sandie Rinaldo

Trailblazing CTV News anchor Sandie Rinaldo will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award this May by the Radio Television Digital News Association of Canada. “In her 45-years with CTV News, calling Sandie Rinaldo an icon would be a major understatement,” RTDNA president Ian Koenigsfest said in a statement released Friday. “This RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award epitomizes Sandie’s consummate professionalism and recognizes her outstanding contribution to journalism in Canada.” Rinaldo first joined CTV in 1973, just one week after graduating from university. For nearly four decades she has been theRead More


City releases stops, names of stations for Valley Line West LRT

Misericordia Station rendering

It will be years before an LRT line will run into west Edmonton, but a city announcement has brought that future stop into sharper focus, with names for the 16 stops along the future line. The City of Edmonton’s Naming Committee announced the approved names Wednesday morning. When it is complete, the future line will feature a total of 16 stops: 14 on street-level and two elevated. The line extension will begin at Alex Decoteau Stop, located near Alex Decoteau Park on 102 Avenue at 105 Street. The rest willRead More


Antaya won’t seek re-election in October

Ken Antaya Mayor of Lasalle

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:03PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:13PM EDT Lasalle voters will have to decide on a new mayor later this year. Mayor Ken Antaya announced he will not seek re-election in this year’s municipal election. He made the announcement following Tuesday’s council meeting. “I’m announcing early so I can step aside and let the members of council make a decision on where they want to go” said Antaya. He served two-terms as mayor of the town, and was also deputy wardenRead More