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Bond 25 finds distribution from Universal, MGM

James Bond premiere Skyfall

LOS ANGELES – After more than a decade at Sony Pictures, James Bond has a few new partners. In a joint announcement Thursday, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said Universal Pictures will release the 25th installment of the superspy franchise internationally while MGM will handle the U.S. release. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as 007 in the film and Oscar-winner Danny Boyle will direct. Sony’s Bond contract expired in 2015 and many of the major studios competed for the chance to distribute the profitable franchise. As per traditionRead More


Federal panel urging Canada to ramp up efforts to collect blood plasma

Pay for plasma

OTTAWA — Canada needs to do more to collect and stockpile its own homegrown plasma, the blood component used to make various medical treatments including life-saving drugs known as immune globulins, a federal panel of experts recommended Wednesday. In its newly released final report, the panel appointed last year by Health Canada was careful to point out it has found no evidence of a looming crisis in the supply of immune globulins, which help the body fight infections, or other products derived from blood plasma. Nor can it point toRead More


Nova Scotia mulls fate of iconic Annie Leibovitz photography collection

Annie Leibovitz

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is reviving hopes that a collection of iconic portraits by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz could be displayed at the provincial gallery. The influential works, including an introspective image of the Queen and a portrait of a pregnant Demi Moore, have been stuck in storage at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax as a tax battle was waged in Ottawa. A federal cultural board refused to grant the collection a stamp of cultural significance, withholding lucrative tax incentives to the art donorRead More


Excessive force not to blame for hip fracture, SIU finds

Perth County OPP generic

Two OPP officers have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with an arrest they made in the Listowel area. Tony Loparco, the director of the Special Investigations Unit, says the officers acted properly and did not use excessive force as they arrested a 62-year-old man. The officers were called to the home in Gowanstown on July 6, 2017, without knowing exactly what was going on. Dispatchers had received a 911 call asking for police assistance from a caller who hung up before offering any other details. According to theRead More


City unveiling new Red Light Camera

Ottawa redlight camera

Ottawa’s newest red light camera will be unveiled today. Mayor Jim Watson and Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli will show off the new camera on Lyon Street, between Albert and Slater Streets. This is the last of 20 new red light cameras Council committed to installing during this current term. The City of Ottawa says the Red Light Camera Program is an initiative to improve intersection safety.  The goals of the program are to reduce collisions and to reduce injuries to help improve road safety at the targeted intersections. ThereRead More


Man injured while working on vehicle in Dewinton

STARS

Okotoks EMS says a man is in hospital after he was seriously hurt after the vehicle he was working on fell on him. Paramedics were called to a rural property east of Dewinton shortly after 12:00 p.m. for reports of a man being injured. Officials say the man was working on a vehicle at his home and had gotten traipped underneath it when it fell on him. A number of people who found him managed to free him and called 911. STARS flew the victim to Foothill Hospital where heRead More


HAZMAT called to north side garage fire

garage fire

Kiera Lyons, CTV Edmonton Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:54PM MDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:15PM MDT Edmonton fire crews received a fire call at 138 Avenue and 93 Street just after 4 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters said the blaze started in a detached garage at a north-side residence, and spread to two cars and a boat on the driveway. The HAZMAT team was called in to deal with two propane tanks that had blown their valves and began leaking. Fire officials told CTV News that wind was anRead More


Unattended cooking causes fire at student residence

Waterloo Fire

Waterloo Fire says an unattended cooking pan is to blame for a fire at a student residence Saturday. Crews responded to a high-rise student building at 315 King Street North between Columbia Street and University Avenue around 4:30 p.m. They say the fire was in the residence’s common cooking area and sprinklers located in the room were able to extinguish the fire completely. Fire officials say upon investigation it was determined to be unattended cooking that was the cause. Some students were evacuated, but there were no injuries. Officials sayRead More


Windsor’s parking app hits 20,000 users

Parking app launches in Windsor

The City of Windsor’s new parking app has hit 20,000 users. “The uptake has been excellent, so we’re obviously really pleased,” said parking compliance and enforcement supervisor Bill Kralovensky.  “But, the most important thing for us has been the positive feedback, showing that people are not only using the service, but they’re happy to have it as well.” Nic Puim, owner and operator of The Dugout on Ouellette Avenue was lucky user 20,000 and received a special visit and gift from Kralovensky. “I think the app is great,” says Puim.Read More


Suspect flees with cash following morning bank robbery

Police are searching for a suspect in robbery

CTV London Published Friday, May 18, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 12:16PM EDT London police are searching for a suspect following a bank robbery Friday morning. Police were called to a CIBC branch around 9:40 a.m. They say a man entered the bank at 228 Oxford St. E. and demanded money from the employee. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of currency. The employee did not have any physical injuries, police say. The suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion andRead More