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South Bruce OPP officer injured, two cruisers damaged as man tries to avoid capture

South Bruce OPP

A man who allegedly drove a vehicle at two cruisers and injured an officer was caught after fleeing his vehicle in South Bruce. OPP say about 1 p.m. on Saturday, a blockade was set up to try to apprehend a male wanted in connection to uttering threats in an incident involving a firearm two days earlier in the Township of Huron-Kinloss. The man had been seen in a vehicle on Bruce Road 6 in Ripley. Police say when they attempted to block the roadway, the man drove toward it andRead More


How 14-year-olds may help choose Saskatchewan’s next premier

How 14-year-olds may help choose Saskatchewan’s next premier

Jennifer Jellicoe and Kevin Menz, CTV Saskatoon Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:43PM CST Saskatchewan residents as young as 14 years old may be voting for the next premier, even if they aren’t eligible to vote in the province’s elections. Voters in general elections must be over 18, but, because the next premier will be chosen via the Saskatchewan Party leadership race, youth between 14 and 18 years old are eligible to take part in the decision due to the party’s membershipRead More


Rose McGowan says Weinstein legal action costing her house

Rose McGowan

PASADENA, Calif. — Rose McGowan, refusing to mention Harvey Weinstein by name, said unspecified legal action by the man she instead calls “the monster” is forcing her to sell her house to fight him. The actress-turned-activist spoke to TV critics Tuesday about her upcoming documentary series “Citizen Rose” and what she called her global struggle against sexual assault and economic injustice. McGowan helped start a national public discussion when she accused Hollywood mogul Weinstein of raping her. Weinstein, facing numerous other accusations of misconduct, has repeatedly denied “allegations of non-consensualRead More


Massive barn fire near St. Marys

Barn Fire St. Marys

Provincial police along with fire officials are trying to determine what caused a large barn near St. Marys to go up in flames early Tuesday morning. Members of the St. Marys, Sebringville and West Perth Fire Departments were on the scene of the barn fire which started shortly before 6:00 a.m. on Perth Line 16 in the Township of Perth South.  According to polce there were about 1800 livestock inside the barn at the time. Police could not say if any of the livestock were saved or what kind ofRead More


Influenza virus claims first Edmonton patient in 2017, cases triple since last year

This year’s influenza virus has claimed its first patient in Edmonton, according to Alberta Health Services. Edmonton has seen 167 cases of influenza in 2017. Alberta as a whole has had 1,147 – a large increase compared to 2016’s 374. An infectious disease specialist says this year’s vaccine is not getting the job done. “They did observe in Australia that the vaccine didn’t work very well,” Dr. Neil Rau said. “It protected only 10 per cent of people and that’s even worse than the usual rate of protection, which isRead More


Vancouver animators out of work due to Louis C.K.’s admissions of sexual misconduct

Dozens of employees for a Vancouver-based animation studio lost a big gig recently after a new Louis C.K. TV series was shelved because of his admissions of sexual misconduct. Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment was in charge of animation for “The Cops,” a new TBS cartoon produced by and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Fifty-three animators at the studio were put out of work when the show was cancelled after the comedian admitted to masturbating in front of, or on the phone with, five women he worked with at various pointsRead More


‘Come From Away’ creators and all-Canadian cast prepare for Toronto return

Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:16PM EST TORONTO — Actor George Masswohl got cast for the upcoming Canadian production of “Come From Away” without actually having seen the Broadway hit. Not that it was intentional. “Couldn’t get a ticket!” says Masswohl, who will play Claude in Mirvish Production’s new seven-month run of the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, starting in February. He wasn’t alone in getting shut out of the massive hit. Tickets were hard to come by during the show’s brief run inRead More


Controversy causes Pride Winnipeg to reconsider new dates for festival

A growing festival has spun into a growing controversy. It centres around the dates of Pride Winnipeg, a 10-day event celebrating sexual diversity typically held in the spring. This fall organizers moved the dates from the end of May and beginning of June to the end of July. Johanna Reinberg has been involved with Pride for the past five years. First with the festival’s market, and last year she helped build a float. She also makes a living as an actor and producer and takes part in the Winnipeg FringeRead More


12 dead in hotel fire in Georgia’s Black Sea resort

The Associated Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 9:13PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 9:15PM EST TBILISI, Georgia — The Georgian Interior Ministry says 12 people have died in a fire in a hotel in the Black Sea resort city of Batumi. Russia’s TASS news agency is quoting the ministry as saying the fire engulfed the Leogrand hotel late Friday evening. The ministry says more than 100 people, including guests and employees, were evacuated from the burning building. It says the victims are being identified. The cause ofRead More


Annual tree lot kicks off 25 years of tradition

The Kitchener Scouts have officially launched their 25th annual Christmas tree fundraiser. On Friday evening, hundreds of fresh-cut trees were delivered to the make-shift tree lot at the back of the Home Hardware parking lot on Victoria Street North in Kitchener. Dozens of volunteers were on hand to help unload, unwrap, tag, and sort over 400 fraser fir, balsam fir, and scotch pine trees. Scouter Jim Carse has been organizing the sale for more than 15 years. He says the money raised from the annual project goes directly to the localRead More