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PUB approves MPI rates panned by Uber and Lyft

UBER

Uber and Lyft might not be rolling into Winnipeg, for now. The Public Utilities Board has approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s rates for companies like Uber and Lyft. The model will see ride sharing drivers pay an add on to their insurance based on how many time bands they select during the day. READ MORE: ‘Find the road to yes’: Bowman calling on MPI to help pave the way for ride sharing MPI has said this system is flexible and prevents other vehicle classes from subsidizing ride sharing vehicles. Uber hasRead More


CTV News at Six for January 13: Nanaimo shooting

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Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Prairie Game Expo in Regina

Board game enthusiasts met in Regina to create, test and play at the Prairie Game Expo on Saturday. The event brings together people with a passion for the less digitally based hobby. Organizers say role playing and miniature games have become more popular in the last decade, and the expo enables those types of interest groups to come together and have a good interactive time. “What’s good about getting together as a larger community is one meeting more people, getting exposed to new types of games that you might notRead More


Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:52AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:14AM EST Warning: This story contains vulgar language HL:Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries@ WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied usingRead More


Winnipeg police union takes concerns about safe parking to provincial government

Downtown safety

The union representing Winnipeg police officers is taking concerns about a lack of safe parking for members’ personal vehicles to the provincial government. It comes after an off-duty officer was stabbed early last month going to his vehicle after leaving work at the downtown headquarters — which doesn’t have a parkade. And just two days ago, on Sunday morning, a man was arrested and charged after trying to rob an off-duty officer outside the downtown headquarters but the union doesn’t believe the victim in that incident was targeted because heRead More


Canada’s top soldier talks North Korea, ISIS and military suicides in year-end interview

It’s been a busy year for Canada’s military. North Korea conducted 23 missile tests this year, three of which were inter-continental ballistic missiles that the rogue nation claims have the ability to strike anywhere in North America. In Iraq, political turmoil has forced Canadian Special Operation Forces soldiers to halt their “advise-and-assist” co-operation with Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers. Dozens of service members found guilty of sexual misconduct were forced out of the military. All the while, the Canadian Forces have been working to reduce the rate of military suicide, aRead More


It’s official: Neil Young returns home for Coronation Hall show in Omemee, Ont.

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 2:24PM EST OMEMEE, Ont. — Neil Young is officially headed back to his hometown of Omemee, Ont., for an intimate concert on Friday night — but good luck scoring last-minute tickets. Most fans of the “Heart of Gold” singer will be shut out of the invite-only event inside Coronation Hall, a small venue which seats about 225 people. Instead, they’ll be able to catch the acoustic concert livestreamed by CTV at 8 p.m. ET on various platforms, including CTV.ca,Read More


Another WolfCop returning to theaters in Regina

A highly anticipated movie sequel is set to be released in Regina, as the beast is back in the Queen City. “Another WolfCop” premiers in select theatres around the world tomorrow, Friday, December 1, including in Regina’s Galaxy Cinema on 420 McCarthy Blvd N. “It’s a very modest little film about a man who’s looking for himself, who happens to be a werewolf and sometimes to find himself he has to go on the hockey rink and rip people apart,” said Lowell Dean, director and writer, during an interview onRead More


Jim Nabors, TV’s homespun Gomer Pyle and singer, dies at 87

Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:09PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:46PM EST HONOLULU — Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy made him a TV star as Gomer Pyle and whose surprisingly operatic voice kept him a favourite in Las Vegas and other showplaces, died Thursday. He was 87. Nabors, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B, died peacefully at his home in Hawaii after his health had declined for the past year, said his husband, StanRead More


Rideau Street merchants calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols

CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:54PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:12PM EST Downtown merchants are calling on Ottawa Police to increase foot patrols along Rideau Street. Peggy Ducharme, the Executive Director of the Ottawa Rideau BIA, has noticed an increase in crime in the area since police changed how they deploy front line workers. Ducharme collected nine letters from business owners and operators voicing their concerns. She says there are many others who have reached out privately. “There has been throughout the year an increasingRead More