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Man facing arson charge a person of interest in homicide case

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A man charged with arson in connection with a house fire in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood is now a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Saskatoon police recently confirmed the 39-year-old, who was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on the arson charge, is a person of interest in the death of Crystal Louise McFadyen. McFadyen, who was eight months pregnant, was found dead by firefighters who were responding Friday morning to flames at a home on the 200 block of Avenue F North. Police initially called the deathRead More


ByWard Market Businesses say rent increase and added costs forcing them to leave

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 Businesses in the ByWard Market say a new hike in rent and operating costs will force them to leave. Edward Olszowka has owned and operated Wadel Touch of Europe for over 20 years. He moved the store to the market two years ago to better service tourists and customers looking for European specialty foods. Last month he says he got notice that his rent was increasing and there would be more operational costs. He can’t afford them. Olszowka says he is “Very sad… you build something, I put all myRead More


Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Deb Hopkins speaks to a reporter inside the CTV Saskatoon building on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Legal Aid lawyer says six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled in Legal Aid's Saskatoon office. (Angelina Irinici/CTV Saskatoon)

The vice-president of CUPE Local 1949, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan employees, said layoff notices in the Saskatoon office sent shockwaves through staff. Six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled, according to union vice-president and Legal Aid lawyer Deb Hopkins. She also said some duty counsel work, which includes bail hearings and sentencings, is being contracted out to private lawyers. “Obviously, we’re all feeling really terrible,” Hopkins said. Legal Aid SaskatchewanRead More


Ottawa woman remains in hospital after hit-and-run on Gatineau River

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An Ottawa woman remains in hospital in serious condition after being badly hurt on Canada Day. She’s been identified by friends as Casey Delaney, a local kindergarten teacher. According to a GoFundMe page set up by friend, Delaney remains in a medically-induced coma. Quebec Provincial Police say a group of people were on an inflatable island on the Gatineau River near Bouchette, Q.C., — about 100 km north of Gatineau — Sunday afternoon, when two men approached on their personal watercraft. Police say the men tried to splash the groupRead More


Writer Harlan Ellison dies at age 84

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LOS ANGELES — Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. Ellison’s death was confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press by Bill Schafer, an editor with Subterranean Press, the author’s publisher. A woman who answered the phone at Ellison’s office, who declined to give her name, said he died Wednesday in his sleep. During a career that spanned more than half a century, Ellison wrote some 50Read More


Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Possessing marijuana is still a crime. That’s the message the Trudeau government is sending to Canadians four months ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis. Critics say that could have extreme consequences for people carrying a conviction even after pot laws change. Come October 17th adults will be allowed to legally possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis. The law will create a new offence for possessing more than that amount. The uncertainty over what will happen with previous convictions under the existing law has left a cloud hangingRead More


Flag football tournament raises money for Special Olympics

Flag football tournament raises money for Special Olympics

CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:13PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:53PM CST Flag football players gathered at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday for the inaugural Queen City Blitz Flag Football Tournament to raise money for Special Olympics Saskatchewan. For Kevin Ooms who came all the way from Warman, Saskatchewan to play in the game, it is a great opportunity to raise money for a good cause. “What a better way to support these athletes by us non-athletes. I mean there are some really good athletes hereRead More


UVic student reflects on Canucks draft day visit

UVic student reflects on Canucks draft day visit

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Child rushed to hospital following incident at southeast lake

child injured, Lake Bonaventure, Lake Placid Drive

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:36PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:35PM MDT A child has been rushed to hospital after falling into Lake Bonaventure in the city’s southeast. Emergency crews were called to the 1100 block of Lake Placid Drive S.E. just after 11:00 a.m. after someone called 911. A young child was rushed from the scene to the South Health Campus in critical, life threatening condition by EMS. “When fire crews arrived, CPR was already in progress by family and bystanders and AHSRead More


Owen Sound man charged for allegedly trafficking fentanyl, heroin

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Two men are facing multiple charges for allegedly trafficking fentanyl and heroin in Owen Sound. The Owen Sound police drug unit says they seized a variety of drugs, including fentanyl and heroin from a home on Tuesday. The estimated street value of the drugs is pegged at more than $8,400. Detectives say they suspected the home was being used to sell the illegal drugs.  A 53-year-old Owen Sound man has been charged with numerous offences, including trafficking fentanyl and heroin. A 42-year-old Hamilton man is also facing trafficking charges. BothRead More