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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


Royal wedding live: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Royal wedding live: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tie the knot

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been joined together as husband and wife in a ceremony marked by more than a touch of both British and Hollywood glamour. The couple exchanged their vows before more than 600 guests as well as millions of spectators around the globe, promising to love and cherish one another “till death us do part.” Highlights so far: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Wedding guests include Oprah, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham Markle isRead More


Amid new approach to military justice, Sajjan pledges to ‘aggressively’ handle offenders

Amid new approach to military justice, Sajjan pledges to 'aggressively' handle offenders

OTTAWA – As the federal defence minister prepares to reform the military justice system by putting a new focus on victims’ rights, Harjit Sajjan is vowing to “aggressively” handle offenders. Speaking to Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period, about the military’s latest efforts to tackle misconduct within its ranks, Sajjan said he wants to make sure victims are looked after throughout the process, bringing the way the Forces handle these cases more in line with the civilian justice system. “We have a zero-tolerance policy on this and we willRead More


Tesla with Autopilot slams into truck stopped at red light | CTV News

Tesla in South Jordan, Utah

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 mph (97 kph) apparently without braking before impact, but police say it’s unknown if the Autopilot feature was engaged. The cause of the Friday evening crash, involving a Tesla Model S and a fire department mechanic truck stopped at a red light, was under investigation, said police in South Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City. The crash, in which the Tesla driver was injured, comes as federal safety agenciesRead More


Drivers fume as gas prices across Canada soar

Gas prices

Gas prices shot up across Canada on Saturday, with costs expected to keep soaring over the summer. Rising oil prices, the value of the Canadian dollar and the 2010 introduction of the HST have been blamed for the skyrocketing prices. “Even for someone who uses 60 litres a week like I do, you’re looking at an additional $500 to $700 a year more in costs just to get from point A to point B,” Dan McTeague, an analyst for GasBuddy.com, said to CTV Toronto. “And most people aren’t driving aroundRead More


Flaming rabbit blamed for sparking Saskatchewan wildfire

Flaming rabbit blamed for sparking Saskatchewan wildfire

Two schools on a Saskatchewan First Nation were evacuated Monday after a controlled blaze suddenly erupted into a wildfire. The cause of the chaos, officials believe, was a flaming rabbit. The planned fire was carried out by a fire department on Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, about 90 kilometres north of Saskatoon. But when fire officials thought their controlled blaze was over, it suddenly reignited, according to councilor Kevin Seesequasis, who oversees emergency management in the community. “Unfortunately, after a controlled burn was conducted and thought-to-be extinguished, a rabbit-on-fire (yes,Read More


Vehicle fire briefly shuts down part of Hwy. 400

Vehicle fire briefly shuts down part of Hwy. 400

CTV Barrie Published Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:51PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:46PM EDT Traffic came to a grinding halt on Highway 400 early Saturday afternoon after an SUV caught fire. The OPP shut down all northbound lanes north of Highway 89 in Innisfil around 12:30 p.m. The closure lasted for about half an hour, while emergency responders worked to get the fire under control. The charred black SUV was then loaded onto a tow truck. Paramedics say no one was injured. It’s not yet clear whatRead More


Residential fire destroys apartment building in Brossard

Fire in Brossard

CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:05PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:19PM EDT Firefighters in Longueuil were at the scene of a major fire in a residential building in Brossard Tuesday afternoon. The blaze broke out on a balcony at 4 p.m. and quickly spread to the roof. Local firefighters say the blaze was accidental. Fire consumed part of the roof, sending flames and dense smoke to the sky – a thick plume of smoke that could be seen as far as Montreal. The building housedRead More


New family shelter coming to Barrie

Barrie family shelter

A unique project that aims to tackle a social crisis is in the works in Barrie.  The Salvation Army and Redwood Park Communities are partnering up to build a new family shelter, which is meant to be a place where people who have fallen on tough times can go to find hope. The 2-point-5 acres of land owned by Salvation Army will be a place where families in crisis will be able to take refuge in a transitional, short-term home, while they work to get back on their feet. “WeRead More


Lots of highway, bridge construction in Montreal on weekend of April 20

Turcot

It’s not going to be a weekend to sit in your car in the southern section of Montreal. Construction is scheduled to take place on the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Bonaventure Expressway, Highway 20 between Viger Ave. and the Mercier Bridge, and the Turcot Interchange. Turcot Interchange As has become routine this year, multiple connections in the Turcot Interchange will be closed from 11:30 p.m. or midnight Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. The closed ramps include: Highway 15 South to Highway 20 West and Route 136 East Highway 15 NorthRead More