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Leafs beat Bruins 4-3 as series hits Game 6


Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:12PM EDT BOSTON — Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 42 saves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday to force a sixth game in their first-round playoff series. Connor Brown and Andreas Johnsson also scored for the Leafs, who still trail the Bruins 3-2 in their Eastern Conference quarter-final going into Monday’s Game 6 back in Toronto. Noel Acciari, with a goal and anRead More

‘We found a body of a young person’: OPP investigating area near Grand River in Belwood

'We found a body of a young person': OPP investigating area near Grand River in Belwood

Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police were called to the shores of the Grand River in Belwood for the report of a body found in the water. “About three o’clock today Wellington County OPP were called by a fisherman who had located a body in the water,” said Marylou Schwindt, with the Wellington County OPP. The discovery was made around 10 kilometres downstream from where 3-year-old Kaden Young was swept away in flood waters. “Latest is we found a body of a young person, but we are not releasing the nameRead More

B.C. Green Party leader calls Alberta and Saskatchewan oil bans a bluff

Andrew Weaver

B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver says Alberta and Saskatchewan’s threats to cut off oil and gas to his province are just tough talk and nothing more. “This is a lot of bluster — a big lot of bluster — and it’s just not helpful, to be blunt,” B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver told CTV’s Question Period Host Evan Solomon in an interview that airs Sunday. Following Alberta’s lead, Saskatchewan plans to table legislation next week that will allow the province to turn off its oil taps. Both moves areRead More

Calgary baker shares gluten-free love across western Canada

Calgary baker shares gluten-free love across western Canada

When a young Calgary woman found out she had celiac disease just before she started at SAIT’s culinary school, she forged ahead on a new path and is now looking to the future of her growing business. Kerry Bennett is one of many Canadians who are unable to eat gluten and she says that her stubbornness about her condition forced her to come up with new ways to cook with her fellow students. “We started experimenting and it was fun for the whole class,” Bennett says. “Everybody got to experimentRead More

Murder charge stayed against accused Calgary gang member

Murder charge stayed against accused Calgary gang member

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:43PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:51PM MDT Accused gang leader Nicholas Chan walked out of a Calgary court on Tuesday instead of standing trial for murder in connection to the death of a man in 2008. Chan was charged with the first-degree murder of Kevin Anaya who was gunned down almost ten years ago. He was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder and directing a criminal organization and was supposed to face a jury for trial. On TuesdayRead More

Rising interest rates starting to pinch more Canadians, poll says

Canada money

CALGARY — A new poll suggests a growing proportion of Canadians say they are feeling the effects of higher interest rates. The quarterly MNP consumer debt index survey says 43 per cent of Canadians say they’re feeling the effects of higher interest rates, up five percentage points from three months ago. The poll done for insolvency firm MNP also said 51 per cent of respondents fear rising interest rates could impact their ability to repay their debts, while 33 per cent agreed that rising interest rates could possibly push themRead More

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires again

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison

PITTSBURGH — James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it’s likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker. The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early Monday he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career that saw him go from undrafted free agent to one of the most feared players in the league. Harrison, 39, posted a collage of pictures of his two sons and noted he’s “missed way too muchRead More

Suspicious house fire in Wasaga Beach

CTV Barrie Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:26PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:32PM EDT Police confirm a man is in custody after a suspicious house fire in Wasaga Beach. The fire broke out around 2 p.m. on Saturday at a home on River Road West, near Silver Birch Avenue. Paramedics say one person was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It’s not clear how the fire started, but the OPP are waiting to obtain a search warrant before doing a scene investigation. The officeRead More

West Edmonton house destroyed in fire


A house in the Hamptons was wrecked by a fire Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to a residence in the area of 207 Street and 55 Avenue at approximately 6:30 a.m. They had the blaze under control an hour and a half later, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said. The occupants of the house got out safely, EFRS said. The two houses next to the one that was destroyed were also damage by the fire and heat. EFRS estimated the damage at about $800,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.Read More

Broncos player who donated organs celebrated as a hero at service

Logan Boulet

Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:22PM EDT LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Family and friends of Logan Boulet called him as a hero and later gave him a standing ovation in a southern Alberta arena after a few chants of “Logan” and “Boulet.” Boulet, 21, was one of 16 people who died after a transport truck and a bus carrying the Humboldt junior hockey team collided over a week ago at a rural Saskatchewan intersection. His godfather, Neil Langevin, said at Saturday’s service in Lethbridge that everyoneRead More