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New group home opens for disabled seniors in Yorkton

New group home opens for disabled seniors in Yorkton

Yorkton residents are welcoming a new addition to the community in the form of a new group home designed specifically for seniors with disabilities. The home will be operated by Yorkton Adult Independent Living, a group that already operates three other group homes in Yorkton. “Many of them don’t walk, so we have to use lifts to move them from bed to chair, chair to wherever,” said Jeanette Fahlman with YAIL Harbor Inc. “These types of things make a big difference. We need the space, more than anything.” Although theRead More


Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Daksha Rangan, CTVNews.ca Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:20AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:57AM EST The City of Brantford has declared a state of emergency and called for an immediate evacuation after heavy rain and unseasonable warmth triggered severe flooding for areas near the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, which runs through the city. Roughly 2,200 homes and up to 4,900 people have been impacted in the affected areas, City of Brantford officials told CTV News on Wednesday. Residents living in the areas of Holmedale, Old WestRead More


Local reaction to Patrick Brown’s PC leadership bid

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Twenty-four hours after Patrick Brown vowed to reclaim his old job, it’s becoming clear there are deep divisions within the Ontario Progressive Conservative caucus. Meanwhile, Brown says he’s bolstered by a groundswell of support from grassroots party members, despite sexual misconduct allegations. “We are in very unchartered waters at this point, we actually have a case where Patrick Brown is applying to replace Patrick Brown,” says Laurentian University professor Michael Johns. His decision to run for the party’s top job on Friday came hours after interim leader Vic Fedeli kickedRead More


‘These stories should be told’: ‘Black Panther’ claws its way into film history

'These stories should be told': 'Black Panther' claws its way into film history

“Black Panther” is poised to pull of one of the biggest premieres in the history of superhero movies, with an anticipated $165-million opening weekend and sold-out screenings across the globe. But it’s the film’s substance that’s guaranteed to be revolutionary. The movie, which officially premieres in Canada on Saturday, follows T’Challa, AKA the Black Panther, as he fights to retrieve a valuable artifact stolen from his country, the fictional African nation of Wakanda. The film has earned hype for its predominantly black cast and crew, including director Ryan Coogler, actressRead More


Lambton OPP investigating pharmacy break and enter

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Lambton OPP are searching for a pair of suspects following a pharmacy break and enter over the weekend. Police say the suspects forced their way into the pharmacy in the 3000 block of River Street in Alvinston around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. The first suspect is described as six feet tall, heavy build, wearing white brush camouflage coat and pants, dark blue ski mask and gloves and walked with a noticeable limp. Suspect number two has a smaller build wearing a camouflage toque, blue coat, black pants, and gloves and carriedRead More


Calgary speed skater meets firefighter who saved her life

Calgary speed skater meets firefighter who saved her life

A Calgary speed skater who was just recently named to Canada’s Olympic team got the chance to thank the person she says saved her life five years ago. Brianne Tutt, 25, says her skating career nearly came to an end in a nasty crash at the Olympic Oval in 2012. During a typical Saturday in December, Tutt was waiting at the practice start when another skater slammed into her. “I remember waking up in the hospital and thinking, ‘I don’t know how I came back’, because to have that experienceRead More


River flats from Delaware through to Chatham could flood: LTVCA

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The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority says water levels on the Thames River are expected to peak Sunday in Dutton and in Thamesville and Chatham on Monday. That means the Indian-McGregor Creek Diversion Channel is still operating to protect the south end of Chatham from flooding. Elevated water levels can be expected for several days after the peak passes, LTVCA says. Low-lying river flats adjacent to the Thames River from Delaware to Chatham are expected to flood. The authority says water levels had risen on many of the region’s smallerRead More


Over-capacity school sends students packing

Over-capacity school sends students packing

Children living in Sage Creek may have a tough time getting into their neighborhood school. Overcrowding at Sage Creek School has many families making a commute to schools in other catchment areas. Sage Creek School reached its capacity in the fall. “We have increased the student body from 450 to 627,” said Chris Sigurdson, chair of the Louis Riel School Division. A spokesperson for Manitoba Education and Training told CTV News, “There must be sufficient growth in the student population before a new school or additional space at an existingRead More


No charges after Toronto police Tasered psychiatric patient multiple times: SIU

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TORONTO — Ontario’s police watchdog says no charges are warranted after a psychiatric patient at a downtown Toronto hospital suffered a broken hip when Tasered multiple times by police officers. The Special Investigations Unit said in a release Tuesday that the hospital made a 911 call for assistance with a patient on Sept. 24, 2016, and the man was subdued by a conducted energy weapon and then sedated by hospital staff. Late on Sept. 27, police again responded to a 911 call regarding the same patient in the psychiatric intensiveRead More


ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More