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Sask. preparing for pot legalization after feds announce official date

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Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan still plans to have all of its provincial pot bylaws in place by July 1, despite the prime minister’s announcement that it will become legal nationwide on Oct. 17. Retailers say having a date in mind is welcome news, but getting ready for the legalization will still be challenging — even with the unexpected extension. On June 1, the province announced the 51 retailers granted permits to sell cannabis. Applicants had 45 days to begin the permitting process. Allen Kilback was one of the retailersRead More


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


Red Cross ships fridges, freezers to evacuated communities of Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids

Red Cross ships fridges, freezers to evacuated communities of Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:09PM CST Last Updated Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:38PM CST After hundreds of fridges and freezers were destroyed or damaged during wildfires that struck Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids First Nations the Canadian Red Cross is filling the void. The humanitarian organization is sending nearly 800 fridges and freezers to the two communities to help residents resume normal lives. The appliances were deemed not fit to use, as they were sitting dormant for weeks with rotten food and chemicals inside makingRead More


Transcona couple faces 6-figure bill over foundation failure

Transcona couple faces 6-figure bill over foundation failure

Bonnie Hinchcliffe says her dream house has turned into a nightmare; the walls are literally falling in around her. “Our jaws dropped to the ground. Is this actually happening to us right now?” said Hinchcliffe. Following a home inspection, Hinchcliffe and her husband bought the 1960 Transcona home in November. All seemed well until Christmas time when Hinchcliffe’s husband noticed a draft in the basement ceiling and worse upon closer inspection. “He pulled out the insulation and noticed that there’s daylight coming from where there’s not supposed to be daylight,”Read More


Community members on evacuation standby as RM of Grahamdale issues state of emergency

Source: Linda Mouktar

Published Monday, May 21, 2018 11:58PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:06AM CST Some living in the rural municipality of Grahamdale are on evacuation standby, after a wildfire prompted a local state of emergency. The fire is burning roughly 2 hours north of Winnipeg near Ashern, Man. on the east side of Hwy. 6.  As of Monday night, people living between Mulvihill and Ashern were being told to prepare to evacuate.  Officials with the RM delivered notices door-to-door and updates were being posted to the municipality’s website andRead More


Feds deny Russian rumours that 3 Canadian soldiers were killed in Ukraine

Feds deny Russian rumours that 3 Canadian soldiers were killed in Ukraine

Federal officials have flatly denied online rumours circulated by Russian social media accounts that three Canadian soldiers working in Ukraine were killed by a landmine. The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces told CTV News that the claims are totally false, and that there are no Canadians who have been injured or killed. The false claim appears to have been first reported on a Russian-language website that cites the pro-Russian group the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). The separatist group, which receives financial backing from Russia, was declaredRead More


Man sent to hospital after drive-by shooting in Lawrence Heights

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Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Friday, May 18, 2018 5:50PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 6:19PM EDT A man has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a drive-by shooting in Lawrence Heights, on Friday afternoon. Police responded to reports of a shooting near Flemington and Allen roads around 4:20 p.m.. They found a male in his late teens or early 20s suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police say the incident was a drive-by shooting and witnesses sawRead More


Physician’s prescriptions faulted in 3 Doors Down guitarist’s overdose: expert

Matt Roberts, 3 Doors down

MOBILE, Ala. – A pain specialist faults prescriptions by an Alabama physician accused of federal crimes in the 2016 drug overdose death of a former guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down. Dr. Richard Snellgrove is accused of unlawful distribution of drugs and health care fraud in a case tied to the death of Matthew Roberts. The Fairhope physician faces up to 240 years in prison and up to $2.8 million in fines if convicted. Al.com reports that Dr. Rahul Vohra testified Wednesday in the trial in Mobile that Snellgrove’sRead 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


Experts share safety tips as ATV season approaches

Experts share safety tips as ATV season approaches

This week, Jacqueline Derbowka shared an experience that changed her life. She, along with ATV experts, expressed safety tips and concerns when it comes to riding an ATV. It’s the time of the year when Derbowka remembers her father. Four years ago, he was killed in an ATV accident. “We were going up a hill… and it was just too light in the front end and not being used to the quad, it came backwards on us,” she said.  Derbowka was sitting behind her father on the back of theRead More