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Edmonton police to march out of uniform in Pride parade

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EDMONTON — Police officers will march in this year’s Edmonton Pride festival, but not in their uniforms. The Edmonton Pride Festival Society says it restricted enforcement vehicles, lights and sirens in the 2017 parade after a similar move in Toronto. It was due to concerns that police were making marginalized people feel unsafe. Supt. Brad Doucette said at the time that the Edmonton Police Service had more work to do if the community wasn’t comfortable with a police presence. The service met with the festival society to discuss what couldRead More

Prices at the pumps continue to skyrocket over the long weekend

Prices at the pumps continue to skyrocket over the long weekend

Emily Silva , CTV Kitchener Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:43PM EDT Local drivers say they’ve been feeling the pain at the pumps as gas prices continue to skyrocket over the long weekend. “It seems kind of suspicious, it’s the long weekend or during the summer, it’s just the season that gas goes up,” said local resident Roberta Hannaford. Out on the campaign trail Ontario’s leaders are making promises to put an end to the long-weekend spikes in gas prices. Campaigning inRead More

Markle chooses Givenchy designer for wedding gown

Markle chooses Givenchy designer for wedding gown

Meredith MacLeod, CTVNews.ca Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:17AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:40AM EDT Meghan Markle’s bridal gown is a long-sleeved, high-neck simple white silk gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller. Waight Keller last year became the first female artistic director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. The gown’s five-metre veil was carried up the steps of St. George’s Chapel by twins Brian and John Mulroney, sons of Ben and Jessica Mulroney. Speculation has raged for months about what Markle would wear. What designerRead More

New online tool to check for business’ stamp of approval

New online tool to check for business’ stamp of approval

Public Health Sudbury & Districts launches new online disclosure system to show if a business is health compliant. Lyndsay Moggy reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Former ‘Indian Hospital’ patients launch class-action lawsuit

Former 'Indian Hospital' patients launch class-action lawsuit

Tony Merchant has launched a class action lawsuit surrounding alleged medical experiments and testing conducted on Indigenous patients back when “Indian Hospitals” were in operation. Sixty-five-year-old Klyne Alexson is one of the people involved in the lawsuit, saying he was in the former Fort Qu’Appelle Sanitarium from six months old until he was three, as doctors said he had a collapsed lung from tuberculosis. “It was a nightmare,” Alexson told CTV News. He said he still has flashbacks of dark rooms and children crying. He also says he remembers beingRead More

Police to expand search of properties linked to Bruce McArthur this week

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Cadaver dogs and homicide detectives will begin searching more properties linked to accused serial killer Bruce McArthur starting this week. Police have already searched numerous properties connected to the 66-year-old landscaper but Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga said there are still close to 100 properties investigators want to visit. In a news conference last month, Idsinga said officers were waiting for warmer weather to resume searching the properties. Idsinga would not disclose the location of the properties that will be searched. McArthur, who is facing eight counts of first-degree murder in connectionRead More

Trump to address NRA amid national gun control movement

Donald Trump endorsed by NRA

WASHINGTON  — Back for a return engagement, U.S. President Donald Trump’s address to the National Rifle Association on Friday comes after he temporarily strayed from the group’s strong opposition to tougher gun controls following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida — only to rapidly return to the fold. For the fourth year in a row, Trump will speak to the group, which meets this year in Dallas. Last year, he became the first sitting president to appear in more than 30 years, declaring that the “assault” on the Second AmendmentRead More

Min wage increase will cause prices to go up

Min wage increase will cause prices to go up

If the island’s gas prices already have you down, it looks like next up on the price hike docket is your dinner and the beer you wash it dow Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Ottawa police confirm fatality in Russell Road crash

Collision on Russell Road

CTV Ottawa Published Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:26PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:40PM EDT Ottawa police are looking into a serious crash that has left one person dead and closed a stretch of road in the city’s south-east. It is being described as a head-on crash taking place around 4:26 p.m. at Russell Road and Southvale Crescent. Paramedics say a 76-year-old man was found in cardiac arrest, and that an 82-year-old man and 73-year-old woman suffered serious injuries. Russell Road remains closed between Walkley and St. LaurentRead More

Case of N.S. sailboat captain charged with importing cocaine due in court

Jacques John Grenier

HALIFAX — The case of a sailboat captain who smuggled drugs into Nova Scotia from a small Caribbean island is set to hear from an expert witness in court today. Jacques John Grenier was charged with possession of 250 kilograms of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, importing cocaine and conspiracy to import cocaine. Federal Crown lawyer Glen Scheuer said last week the witness will provide an expert opinion on criminal organizations and the importation of controlled substances like cocaine. Grenier pleaded guilty to the first two charges last NovemberRead More