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Trump doubles down on criticism of Canada

Trump doubles down on criticism of Canada

Ken Thomas, Catherine Lucey and Rob Gillies, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 11, 2018 1:51AM EDT WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal.” Trump roiled the weekend Group of Seven meeting in Canada by agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while flying to Asia.Read More


Calvin Nimoh found guilty in fatal stabbing of cancer researcher

Calvin Nimoh court sketch

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Friday, June 8, 2018 7:36PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 8, 2018 8:15PM EDT Calvin Nimoh has been found guilty in a random stabbing that left cancer researcher Mark Ernsting dead back in December 2015. The jury handed down their verdict inside a Toronto courtroom on Friday evening one day after deliberations began. Nimoh attempted to plead guilty to manslaughter last month but prosecutors rejected his plea as the defence argued he did not have the presence of mind for murder. The Crown laterRead More


Police search for three males, vehicle in shooting case

London Police

London police have now released descriptions of three suspects wanted after a shooting in the northeast corner of the city. The shooting in a condo complex in the Huron Heights neighbourhood left one person in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police were called to the area round 10 p.m. near Huron Street and Sandford Street. They found one person suffering from a gunshot wound. Police say three males fled the scene in a bluish-silver four-door vehicle, believed to be a Honda.  They are described as: 1) Black, tall, in hisRead More


Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ claims. Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice-president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a yearRead More


Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Residents of an 11 storey building in Old Montreal were forced to leave their homes overnight for what is becoming an increasingly common problem. Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday the fire department rushed to 1 McGill St., near De la Commune St., when the roof of the building caught on fire. Dozens of people rushed out of the building, some with assistance, as emergency crews rushed inside to put out the flames. Some residents initially stayed in their homes, thinking it was a false alarm, until they realized it wasRead More


Man faces slew of charges going wrong way on 401, SIU investigating

OPP cruisers

CTV London Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:27PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:46PM EDT A 20-year-old Lambton County man is facing numerous charges after going the wrong way on the 401 near Dutton. OPP say the incident happened Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. He is charged with the following: • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle • Driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood • Driving while disqualified • Refuse to provide breath sample at road side  • Possession of a schedule I substance Read More


Mounties warn public about series of fake gold jewelry scams

RCMP

A fake jewelry scam has surfaced in central and southern Alberta and police say the suspects often play on people’s emotions to make the sale. Strathmore RCMP has received four complaints about people trying to sell jewelry in the parking lots of local businesses since May 13. The sellers say the jewelry is real gold and those who have purchased items later find out the jewelry is fake. Police say in several cases the vehicle involved is a blue Dodge Journey with an Ontario or Quebec licence plate and thatRead More


Tom Thomson sketch discovered in Edmonton basement sells for $481K at auction

Glenna Gardiner

TORONTO — A Tom Thomson painting that was given away as a gag gift just months ago fetched $481,250 on Wednesday night at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House semi-annual auction in Toronto. Until recently, “Sketch for Lake in Algonquin Park” was collecting dust among a pile of artworks in Glenna Gardiner’s Edmonton basement. The 71-year-old retired nurse said she used to laugh off her late father’s claims that the painting was created by Thomson, often considered the forefather to the Group of Seven. The work’s origins became a runningRead More


If you’re buying Trans Mountain, where’s your backing for Energy East: Raitt

If you're buying Trans Mountain, where's your backing for Energy East: Raitt

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say if the Liberals are willing to put up billions of dollars to save the Trans Mountain pipeline to the West Coast, they should be willing to provide the same level of certainty to revive the Energy East line to the East Coast. Opposition parties are sharpening their attacks on the government’s decision to buy Trans Mountain for $4.5 billion to ensure it gets built, with the Conservatives looking to see how far the government is willing to go on other pipelines and the NDPRead More


‘They will have to move out’: Government wants protesters to pack up

Protesters

For weeks, the Saskatchewan government has been trying to get campers to move out of a campsite on the lawn in front of the legislative building. With summer approaching, the government’s patience is running out. Minister of Central Services Ken Cheveldayoff brought up the protest in question period on Thursday, raising concerns about the lawn. “There needs to be maintenance, we will be turning sprinklers on and things like that,” he said. “They will have to move out.” The demonstrators have been camping for more than 85 days and haveRead More