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Excessive force not to blame for hip fracture, SIU finds

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Two OPP officers have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with an arrest they made in the Listowel area. Tony Loparco, the director of the Special Investigations Unit, says the officers acted properly and did not use excessive force as they arrested a 62-year-old man. The officers were called to the home in Gowanstown on July 6, 2017, without knowing exactly what was going on. Dispatchers had received a 911 call asking for police assistance from a caller who hung up before offering any other details. According to theRead More

Public school board trustees approve new budget

Public school board trustees approve new budget

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:53PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:08PM MDT Trustees with the Calgary Board of Education approved the 2018-19 budget on Tuesday and say the $1.4 billion provides stable funding to support students. Earlier this month, the CBE said it had a $35 million shortfall and that it would have to come up with extra funds to keep service at normal levels after the province said it would not make up the three percent shortfall. The board receives more than $1Read More

Thieves drop jewelry as police quickly arrive on scene

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St. Thomas police say the window of a downtown jewelry store was smashed and items taken early Monday morning. About 4 a.m. a large quantity of jewelry was taken from the store but police say because they were on scene so quickly, the thieves had to hurry their escape and left behind a lot of items. The jewelry was found behind the store and recovered by police. Police are searching for three men in connection with the incident. In another incident, St. Thomas police also apprehended a driver they sayRead More

Saskatoon woman demands change for provincial wheelchair accessibility


A woman in a wheelchair in Saskatoon is demanding change for wheelchair accessibility in the city and across the province.  For Debbie Windsor, getting around isn’t easy. She’s been in a wheelchair since she was four-years-old and has a rare condition called Osteogenesis imperfecta. Windsor said her disability has been preventing her from going to certain places like the Saskatoon Business College to start her career. “I started looking into that school and where it was and all of that…  And it wasn’t accessible,” Windsor said. Windsor wants to startRead More

Investigation under way on Ojibway Parkway

CTV Windsor Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:02PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:53PM EDT Windsor police have shut down a portion of Ojibway Parkway. Police said on Twitter Saturday afternoon that they clsoed the road from Broadway Boulevard to Weaver. Police did not indicate the reason, only saying the Ojibway Parkway will be closed until further notice. There is a heavy police presence in the area. Witnesses tell CTV News officers had their weapons drawn. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USARead More

Oakland hits three homers in 10-5 win over Toronto

Oakland hits three homeruns in win over Jays

TORONTO – Khris Davis hit one of Oakland’s three home runs and reached base five times in all as the Athletics dumped the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Thursday at Rogers Centre. Davis belted his team-leading 13th homer of the season in Oakland’s three-run third inning. He finished with four hits on the night and was also hit by a pitch. Matt Olson hit a three-run shot in the fifth inning and Matt Chapman put the game away with a two-run blast in the sixth. The Athletics outhit the BlueRead More

$48 ticket for not walking on sidewalk shocks Cote-St-Luc father

$48 ticket for not walking on sidewalk shocks Cote-St-Luc father

CTV Montreal Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:53PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:33PM EDT A Cote-St-Luc man is feeling tread upon after receiving a $48 ticket for walking in the wrong place. Danny Cohen was taking his young daughter for a walk last week. He was stopped by police and issued a fine for being a pedestrian and not using the sidewalk. “I asked them if they were kidding and they said ‘No, absolutely not, we’re going to give you a ticket for walking in the street,’”Read More

ERCA issues flood outlook for lake erie shoreline areas

Lake Erie shoreline flood outlook

CTV Windsor Published Friday, May 11, 2018 7:50PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 7:58PM EDT Due to high winds in the forecast and predicted lake water elevations, the Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood outlook for Lake Erie shoreline areas.  ERCA says the areas to be potentially impacted is the shoreline in the municipality of Leamington, between Wheatley Harbour and the tip of Point Pelee. This entire shoreline was significantly impacted by waves during the wind storm event that occurred in April. ERCA  says there isRead More

Gas leak causes explosion in eastern Montreal

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CTV Montreal Published Friday, May 11, 2018 4:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 4:17PM EDT A gas leak caused an explosion in a home in the Mercier borough in eastern Montreal Friday afternoon. Énergir, previously known as Gaz Métro, said it sent an employee to site at Taillon and Sainte-Claire around noon after a natural gas pipe was damaged during construction work. According to spokesperson Maude Hébert, the Énergir employee suffered a “very slight burn” at the time of the explosion. Firefighters rushed to the scene where theyRead More

Woman found dead at roadside IDed; death considered suspicious

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A woman found dead at the side of a road in Huron County had been reported missing a few hours earlier, police say. The woman’s body was found Wednesday morning on Front Road near Vanastra, south of Clinton. She was identified Thursday as Laura Wigelsworth, a 27-year-old Vanastra resident. Huron County OPP say she had been reported missing Wednesday night, after failing to return home from an evening walk. Wigelsworth’s death is being treated as suspicious. Police hoped a post-mortem examination, which was expected to take place Friday, would helpRead More