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Man rescued from Etobicoke Creek dies

Etobicoke, Creek

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Monday, May 21, 2018 7:55AM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 8:18AM EDT Toronto police say a man rescued from Etobicoke Creek on Sunday night has died in hospital. Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to Mill Road, near Rathburn Road, at around 6:30 p.m. for reports of a man in a ravine in the area. Speaking to CP24, police said it appears the man slipped down a steep hill and hit rocks as he slid down. When crews arrived on scene, paramedicsRead More


Saskatoon woman demands change for provincial wheelchair accessibility

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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


Two Morley women arrested following gas-and-dash in stolen car and Highway 1A crash

Ghost Station gas-and-dash crash

Two women were arrested and charged after an attempted getaway following a gas-and-dash was halted by a t-bone crash just metres away from the station. Mike Mondor, the owner of Ghost Gas Station and Campground, a convenience store and campground located along Highway 1A approximately 13 kilometres west of Cochrane, says a car pulled into the station Tuesday morning shortly before 10:00. One of the occupants of the car filled the tank but failed to pay. The theft wasn’t noticed at the time but surveillance camera footage verified the driverRead More


NDP now in second place ahead of Liberals but Tories retain big lead: poll

Andrea Horwath

The Progressive Conservative party continues to enjoy a commanding lead ahead of the June 7 provincial election while Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals have dropped to third place behind the NDP, a new poll has found. The Mainstreet Research poll of 2,534 Ontario voters found that 42.3 per cent of decided or leaning voters plan to cast a ballot for the Tories while 28.4 per cent say they will vote NDP and 22.1 per cent say they will vote Liberal. About 5.4 per cent said that they will vote forRead More


Male motorcyclist seriously hurt after striking tree in Mississauga

Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:24PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:26PM EDT A male motorcyclist is in serious condition in hospital after striking a tree in central Mississauga on Saturday evening. Peel Regional Police say they were called to the area of Central Parkway East and Rathburn Road at 4:41 p.m. for a report of a collision. They arrived to find a male, who paramedics described as being in his 30s, suffering from injuries. He was rushed to St. Michael’s Hospital forRead More


Humboldt Broncos team will return for 2018-19 SJHL season

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The Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team will return to the ice for the 2018-19 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season. The team says they will need to rebuild after a bus crash killed 16 people — including 10 players — and injured 13 others on April 6. The team’s head coach, Darcy Haugan, was one of the people who died in the crash. “Darcy Haugan was selfless, inspirational and motivating, building up his players to be great ambassadors and role models both on the ice and in the community.” saidRead More


Parry Sound debate kicks off day 3 of Ontario election campaign

Parry Sound debate kicks off day 3 of Ontario election campaign

Ontario’s major party leaders will kick off the third day of the provincial election campaign with a debate. Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will lock horns at the closing event of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities conference in Parry Sound, Ont. Kapuskasing, Ont., Mayor Alan Spacek says conference participants are looking forward to asking tough questions and hearing the leaders’ plans for northern Ontario. After the debate, Ford will attend a meet-and-greet in Parry Sound before heading south to visitRead More


Ottawa to determine if military needed for N.B. flood cleanup

Ottawa to determine if military needed for N.B. flood cleanup

FREDERICTON — Ottawa is stepping into help flood-weary residents clean up as floodwaters continue their long-awaited retreat in New Brunswick. Premier Brian Gallant announced Thursday that the province has asked the Armed Forces to conduct a “reconnaissance mission” to determine if the military could provide assistance in the cleanup. The federal government has agreed and has assigned a reconnaissance team to determine what assistance members can provide. Federal Environment data indicate water levels in Fredericton receded to about 6.4 metres above sea level early today, putting the city below theRead More


Production halted at Ford Essex engine plant

Ford Essex Engine Plant

Repercussions are starting to be felt on Windsor-Essex production lines from last week’s fire at the Meridian Magnesium plant in Lansing, Michigan. The Ford Essex engine plant will be closed for the rest of this week. The two-day shutdown is due to a production slowdown south of the border. Essex engine supplies the V8 engines to plants in Kansas City, Missouri and Dearborn, Michigan. Ford has already halted production of the F-series at its Kansas City plant. Now, employees at the Dearborn truck plant have been alerted and production thereRead More


Grizzly bear warning won’t delay Kananaskis Country Golf Course reopening

Kananaskis Country Golf Course - May 2018 reopen

The Kananaskis Country Golf Course will welcome golfers back for the first time in nearly five years on Thursday but the visitors to the Mt. Lorette track will be hitting the links under a grizzly bear warning. The club’s Mt. Lorette and Mt. Kidd loops were ravaged by the flooding of the Kananaskis River in the spring of 2013. Several trails in the area around the golf courses have been closed due to grizzly bear activity after a pair of the bruins was spotted. The most recent sighting of theRead More