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Child injured after driver failed to stop for a school bus

School Bus

A 10-year-old child was injured Wednesday morning after she was struck by a car that failed to stop for school bus in Owen Sound. Police say it happened around 8:35 a.m. when a school bus travelling eastbound along Alpha Street stopped at 6th Avenue West to pick up students. All the school bus crossing safety equipment was activated at the time, police said.  According to police, a westbound car proceeded against the safety signals and hit the child as she stepped off the curb. The childs father was present andRead More

Family upset with EMS response to fatal overdose

Family upset with EMS response to fatal overdose

One year ago Tuesday, Bill Pearl saw his stepson’s final moments. According to a Special Investigations Unit report, Kieran Kay was in his Cambridge home on May 22, 2017, when he took off his clothes and started saying he was seeing snakes. Worried – and aware that he had finished a drug rehab program the previous day – family members in the house called 911. They told the SIU they had seen a syringe sticking out of Kay’s body, and their first attempts to calm him down had failed. SeeingRead More

Suspect flees with cash following morning bank robbery

Police are searching for a suspect in robbery

CTV London Published Friday, May 18, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 12:16PM EDT London police are searching for a suspect following a bank robbery Friday morning. Police were called to a CIBC branch around 9:40 a.m. They say a man entered the bank at 228 Oxford St. E. and demanded money from the employee. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of currency. The employee did not have any physical injuries, police say. The suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion andRead More

CBC/Radio Canada warns employees their financial info may be at risk after theft

The CBC building

OTTAWA — Thousands of employees of Canada’s public broadcaster are being warned their personal information may have been compromised after a recent computer theft, the CBC said Wednesday. “The stolen equipment, while password protected, may contain electronic files, including some personal financial information” of people who recently worked for the CBC and Radio-Canada, the Crown corporation’s chief financial officer said in an email. Around 20,000 people could be affected, including current employees, outside contractors and some former employees who worked over the last 18 months, the broadcaster confirmed. But aRead More

Democrats keen to unseat Trump in 2020 meet to discuss strategy


WASHINGTON — Grappling with the realities of U.S. President Donald Trump’s reign, Democrats are trying to offer a counterweight to the president’s message — without making it all about Trump. An annual conference organized by a prominent Democratic think-tank Tuesday included an early glimpse at some of the Democrats plotting a challenge to Trump in 2020. But it also laid bare some of the challenges Democrats face in opposing a president whose presence has been all-consuming and in developing an alternative agenda to reach voters who turned to Trump inRead More

AHS confirms measles case in Edmonton, warns individuals of potential exposure

AHS confirms measles case in Edmonton, warns individuals of potential exposure

An individual with lab-confirmed measles has been in several public locations across Edmonton while infectious, Alberta Health Services said. AHS warns individuals who were at these locations on certain dates they may have been exposed to the disease: May 8: Northgate Mall (9499 137 Avenue) between 8:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. May 9: Northgate Mall between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Misericordia Community Hospital (16940 87 Avenue) Emergency department between 6:48 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. The Misericordia Community Hospital Diagnostic Imaging department between 11:55 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. MayRead More

Mother Nature co-operating in southern Alberta: Little chance of big flood

Alberta flooding

CALGARY — Alberta’s snowpack may be deep but officials say that doesn’t mean the recurrence of heavy flooding that devastated the southern part of the province nearly five years ago. Frank Frigo, leader of watershed analysis with the City of Calgary, says the snowpack from a particularly long winter was about 30 per cent higher than normal. But that doesn’t immediately translate into a spring flood. “In terms of precipitation, we see that we have weak La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean that led to that high snowpack,” FrigoRead More

Brampton crash sends two people to hospital

brampton crash

Two people have been taken to hospital with various injuries following a two-vehicle crash in Brampton Tuesday night. The collision took place at around 7:45 p.m. in the area of Williams Parkway and Airport Road. Peel Regional Police said one person had to be extracted by firefighters after one of the vehicles involved struck a pole. Following the crash, a male was taken to a trauma centre with non-life-threatening injuries and a female was transported to a local hospital with unspecificed injuries. Officers said their major collision bureau will beRead More

No apology from Nova Scotia premier to teen cleared in privacy-breach case

Stephen McNeil

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is not offering an apology to a 19-year-old man who was arrested after allegedly breaching the province’s freedom-of-information website. Police dropped the case against the young man on Monday, saying there was no criminal intent and “no grounds to lay charges.” McNeil initially referred to the man’s actions as “stealing,” but has since backed away from such strong language. On Tuesday he was asked about opposition calls for an apology for his early characterization of what occurred. McNeil wouldn’t address an apology directly,Read More

Naveed Anwar announced as new face of Sask. Liberal Party


Naveed Anwar has been announced as the new leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party. The news was revealed on Saturday afternoon in Saskatoon. Anwar takes over from Tara Jijian, who was serving as interim leader since the fall of 2017.   Anwar is the owner of a tax consulting firm with operations in both Saskatoon and Prince Albert. He grew up in Pakistan and has a master’s degree in political science.  Anwar said the province has to work together to build a place that is more fair, so that everyone inRead More