update world news


Saskatoon city council looking at potential plans for downtown arena

Saskatoon city council looking at potential plans for downtown arena

CTV Saskatoon Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:12PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:14PM CST Don’t expect a new arena in downtown Saskatoon anytime soon, even if potential plans have been put forward, the CEO of SaskTel Centre says. “It’s a decade or so out,” said Will Lofdahl on Wednesday on CTV Morning Live. “As we mentioned earlier, this is the first step. It’s important to stay on the timeline, and to realize that our facilities are aging, and we need to do something.” SaskTel Centre and TCURead More

‘Patience’: Spring expected to creep in slowly this year

'Patience': Spring expected to creep in slowly this year

Josh K. Elliott, CTVNews.ca Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:15PM EDT Spring has officially sprung in Canada, but the effects of the “fickle” season will be slow to appear across the country, according to Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips. “This spring, patience is the key word,” Phillips told CTV News Channel on Tuesday, with the temperature in Toronto sitting at several degrees below freezing. Spring officially started at 12 :15 ET, but Phillips says the warm-up might still be a month away for much of the country. “Spring isRead More

Vancouver motorist slapped with 2 distracted driving tickets in 7 minutes

Vancouver motorist slapped with 2 distracted driving tickets in 7 minutes

A Metro Vancouver driver is facing over $700 in fines after receiving two separate distracted driving tickets within seven minutes of one another. The 22-year-old male driving a Dodge Journey was first cited at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, for using an electronic device while driving. He was nabbed again for the same offence just a few kilometres away at 12:27 p.m. The New Westminster Police Department’s traffic department posted pictures of both tickets to Twitter on Wednesday. The combined fines total $736, plus an eight-point penalty on his licence. That’sRead More

Edmonton lifts moratorium on combative sports imposed after death of MMA fighter

Tim Hague

EDMONTON — City council in Edmonton has voted to lift a moratorium on combative sports events that was imposed following the death of a mixed martial arts fighter. Tim Hague, who was a teacher, died in hospital last June — two days after losing a match to Adam Braidwood, a former Canadian Football League player. Hague, who is 34, died following brain surgery after being knocked down five times in the ring. City council imposed the ban in December in response to a report that recommended the city improve fighterRead More

Local reaction to Patrick Brown’s PC leadership bid


Twenty-four hours after Patrick Brown vowed to reclaim his old job, it’s becoming clear there are deep divisions within the Ontario Progressive Conservative caucus. Meanwhile, Brown says he’s bolstered by a groundswell of support from grassroots party members, despite sexual misconduct allegations. “We are in very unchartered waters at this point, we actually have a case where Patrick Brown is applying to replace Patrick Brown,” says Laurentian University professor Michael Johns. His decision to run for the party’s top job on Friday came hours after interim leader Vic Fedeli kickedRead More

Australian dad says he followed hunch in hiring copter that found injured son


SYDNEY, Australia – The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. Samuel Lethbridge remains in a hospital in serious condition with multiple fractures on Tuesday following the crash on Sunday. His father, Tony Lethbridge, told Seven Network television he suspected his 17-year-old son may have been in a car wreck when he did not return by Sunday night to the family home at Lake Macquarie, northRead More

Sudbury’s athlete of the year to compete in South Korea

Sudbury’s athlete of the year to compete in South Korea

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Claude Sharma: Collin Cameron of Sudbury is a member of the Canadian Para Olympic team headed to the Olympics. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Dolores O’Riordan found second home in Ontario, called herself ‘half a Canuck’

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

By David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 5:36PM EST Dolores O’Riordan, the defiant voice of Irish rock band the Cranberries who died Monday at 46, found a certain solace in her second home — a remote town in Ontario. When she wasn’t performing rock anthems like “Zombie,” “Linger” and “Dreams” before audiences of thousands, O’Riordan was often at her cottage north of Peterborough, Ont., about 90 minutes northeast of Toronto. It was there she escaped from her sometimes relentless global fame and lived for years withRead More

PUB approves MPI rates panned by Uber and Lyft


Uber and Lyft might not be rolling into Winnipeg, for now. The Public Utilities Board has approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s rates for companies like Uber and Lyft. The model will see ride sharing drivers pay an add on to their insurance based on how many time bands they select during the day. READ MORE: ‘Find the road to yes’: Bowman calling on MPI to help pave the way for ride sharing MPI has said this system is flexible and prevents other vehicle classes from subsidizing ride sharing vehicles. Uber hasRead More

Eskimos sign veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn to CFL deal

Kevin Glenn

EDMONTON – Kevin Glenn’s trek through the CFL is now complete. The veteran quarterback signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. Prior to the move, the Eskimos were the lone team not to hold Glenn’s rights over his 17-year CFL career. The 38-year-old Detroit native spent last season with Saskatchewan, passing for 4,038 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading the Roughriders to the East Division final. Glenn is expected to provide depth at quarterback behind incumbent Mike Reilly, the CFL’s outstanding player last season. Glenn has appeared in 268 careerRead More