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City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

City Councillors divided on plans to bring Uber to Orillia

CTV Barrie Published Monday, July 16, 2018 8:02PM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 16, 2018 8:05PM EDT Orillia councillors have mixed opinions on plans to bring Uber to the city. Taxi drivers in Orillia must have a valid a drivers abstract, pass a criminal background check, and a vulnerable services check.The vulnerable services check speaks to any pardons for sexual or mental health criminal convictions from the past.Uber does driver abstract checks and criminal background checks but has said on record, that if the city of Orillia wants a vulnerableRead More


1 man shot, another assaulted in Portage la Prairie: RCMP

RCMP

CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:06PM CST Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:08PM CST RCMP are reporting a 20-year-old man was shot around midnight on Sunday near 17th Street NW in Portage la Prairie, while an 18-year-old man nearby was seriously assaulted The victim of the shooting was transported to hospital in stable condition. The assault victim was taken to hospital in unstable condition, but his health has since improved. Police said both of the victims are from Portage la Prairie and investigators do not believe theseRead More


Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Researchers at the University of Alberta said a new study provides a glimpse into how marijuana could affect human embryos. For a year and a half, they studied the impact of THC and CBD, two chemicals found in marijuana, on zebrafish embryos. Researchers tried several different dosages, comparable to the amounts people use for medicinal or recreational purposes. The study followed the fish from fertilization to adulthood. It found significant impacts on the physical and mental development of the embryos. At the highest levels, it even affected survival rates ofRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


Feeling like survivors will be key to rescued Thai boys’ emotional well-being: psychologist

Feeling like survivors will be key to rescued Thai boys' emotional well-being: psychologist

The boys who were rescued after spending two weeks inside a flooded cave system in Thailand could initially struggle with their emotions and the symptoms of acute stress disorder, says an Ottawa child psychologist. “You’ve gone through something traumatic and your emotions are high and you’re experiencing all sorts of different things, usually flashbacks and nightmares, emotional ability, tearfulness, sometimes regression,” Jennifer Vriend told CTV News Channel Monday. “All of those things we expect are probably going to occur.” It’s important to allow the boys to experience and express theRead More


RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

RCMP, Coast Guard highlight water safety on Lake Winnipeg following Manitoba tragedies

Manitoba RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard put a spotlight on water safety Sunday by holding a joint training exercise for search and rescue crews to improve communication, coordination with a focus on life saving skills, such as rescuing stranded boaters.  It’s been a difficult start to the summer on the water for some Manitobans that has led to multiple deaths. Four young Manitoba men have died in three separate incidents in the past week. On Thursday, a rescue operation was required to save two people stranded in a sailboatRead More


Lac-Megantic anniversary to be marked by mass, public events

Lac-Megantic

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – A commemorative church service will be held in Lac-Megantic today to mark the five-year-anniversary of the train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed part of downtown. Church bells will ring around noon to remember the victims who lost their lives on July 6, 2013, after a runaway train hauling tanker cars loaded with volatile crude oil barrelled into the town of 6,000, derailed and exploded. The service is part of a series of events being held through Sunday to commemorate the tragedy. The town has beenRead More


Two Knights selected in first round of NHL draft

Evan Bouchard, London Knights

Two London Knights were drafted in the first round of the NHL draft Friday in Dallas. Evan Bouchard, a defenceman with the Knights, was selected 10th overall by the Edmonton Oilers. Liam Foudy, a six-foot centre from the Knights, was selected 18th by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bouchard, from Oakville, has already started thinking about passing the puck to Connor McDavid. “For me, I’m just trying to take it one step and a time (and) enjoy the process,” Bouchard said. “I know there’s a lot of stuff to work onRead More


Late Broncos coach wins inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award

Head coach Darcy Haugan

Late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan received the inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Haugan’s wife Christina accepted the award, surrounded by 10 of the surviving players. She spoke of Haugan’s legacy in the community, and how he worked hard to shape the young men he coached. Sixteen people – including Haugan – were killed in a tragic bus crash on April 6. Thirteen others were injured. The NHL honoured the team at the awards ceremony with an emotional tribute. On Tuesday, the NHLRead More


Family joins search for kayaker missing near Sooke

Family joins search for kayaker missing near Sooke

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