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RCMP investigating after man stabbed during Porters Lake home invasion

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Halifax District RCMP are investigating after a man was stabbed during a violent home invasion in Porters Lake, N.S. Police say they received a report before 3:30 a.m. Friday that a 26-year-old man had arrived at the Dartmouth General Hospital with a stab wound. Police say the victim was alone at a residence on Meadowview Drive when two masked men entered the home and assaulted him. Police say the man was stabbed during the altercation and then drove himself to hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening. Police say the investigationRead More


Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite

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WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born inside the Beltway and has lived there virtually his entire life. “He can still recite the section and seat numbers of the upper deck seats his dad hadRead More


Tent city founder arrested for alleged obstruction

Tent city founder arrested for alleged obstruction

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Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Deb Hopkins speaks to a reporter inside the CTV Saskatoon building on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Legal Aid lawyer says six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled in Legal Aid's Saskatoon office. (Angelina Irinici/CTV Saskatoon)

The vice-president of CUPE Local 1949, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan employees, said layoff notices in the Saskatoon office sent shockwaves through staff. Six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled, according to union vice-president and Legal Aid lawyer Deb Hopkins. She also said some duty counsel work, which includes bail hearings and sentencings, is being contracted out to private lawyers. “Obviously, we’re all feeling really terrible,” Hopkins said. Legal Aid SaskatchewanRead More


Society for Atlantic Heroes plans to build centre for those suffering from PTSD

Society for Atlantic Heroes plans to build centre for those suffering from PTSD

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, June 22, 2018 9:29PM ADT Last Updated Friday, June 22, 2018 9:30PM ADT It’s estimated one in 20 Canadians works in public safety – as a police officer, fire fighter, a member of the military or as a first responder — and many experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of their work. Friday, a non-profit group called the Society of Atlantic Heroes unveiled plans for a one-of-a-kind centre in Atlantic Canada to assist first responders and veterans suffering from PTSD. It will be a place whereRead More


Montreal’s Stroll collides with Hartley in first lap of Canadian Grand Prix

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MONTREAL — Canadian Lance Stroll crashed with Toro Rossi’s Brendon Hartley on the first lap of the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Montreal driver’s Williams punctured a tire and the car slid across the track and jammed the New Zealander’s car into a wall in a spectacular crash. Both cars were badly damaged but the drivers got out their cars apparently uninjured. The crash came shortly after what looked like a clean start to the 70-lap race. The incident brought the safety car onto the track. Stroll, 19, wasRead More


Regina setting cannabis zoning regulations

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The City of Regina is closer to knowing where cannabis retail stores will go in the city after councilors approved a report on Monday. The administration will begin reworking the bylaw to be finalized in June, as the province will be issuing six cannabis retail store permits in Regina. Council voted to not allow cannabis retail stores to set up within one block or 600 feet of certain zones frequented by youth. The downtown area is approved for discretionary use, meaning any stores that want to locate there, must firstRead More


Legal hurdles may make Weinstein’s prosecution an exception

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Harvey Weinstein’s arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the .MeToo movement. Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-inspired wave that began in October, legal hurdles may make such prosecutions the exception. While men including Kevin Spacey and Mario Batali remain under investigation, the next round of charges could well be against Weinstein again, who also is facing scrutiny from authorities in Los Angeles and London. One expert said prosecutors in those jurisdictionsRead More


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


Sask. couple survives being buried in mudslide on B.C. highway

Gabe Rosescu and Sheri Niemegeers

KELOWNA, B.C. — A Saskatchewan couple is recovering in hospital after a mudslide swept them off a cliff in British Columbia. Don Struthers said his brother-in-law Gabe Rosescu and his girlfriend, Sheri Niemegeers, were en route to Nelson, B.C., when disaster struck. “They were driving down the road, happy go lucky, excited to see their buddy. And Gabe said all of a sudden they saw one tree kind of fall right onto the road,” Struthers said. “They didn’t have time to hit the brakes or anything and, before they knewRead More