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Union leaders speak to striking workers at ZF-TRW

ZF-TRW workers on the picket line for a second day

ZF-TRW workers remain on the picket line Saturday. Unifor Local 444 leaders were speaking to striking workers on the line. ZF-TRW is a feeder plant for the Windsor Assembly plant. The strike has forced the Windsor plant to cancel its production Saturday, affecting 6,000 employees there. It’s unknown if Sunday’s operation will be affected. Close to 300 ZF-TRW employees went on strike after 62 per cent of workers turned down a tentative agreement struck by Unifor Local 444 and the company. The tentative agreement included a $2 per hour wageRead More

Glenn only player to have CFL rights held by all nine teams after joining Eskimos

Kevin Glenn

EDMONTON — Kevin Glenn is now nine-for-nine over his CFL career. The veteran quarterback signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. The CFL said that makes Glenn the only player in its history to have had his rights held by all nine franchises. Glenn, a 17-year CFL veteran, was part of both the Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts but never played a game for either franchise. Glenn played on three occasions with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2001-03, 2015, 2017) and twice for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2004-08, 2016). The 38-year-old DetroitRead More

Jewellery worth $10,000 stolen from Innisfil store

roadshow's 400 antiques mall

A man and woman are wanted after allegedly taking off with more than $10,000 worth of jewellery from the Roadshow’s 400 Antiques Mall in Innisfil. Surveillance camera footage obtained by CTV News Barrie shows the man and woman arriving in a black minivan, and entering the store through the front doors. Store manager Fred Pelton tells us the pair made no attempt to conceal their identity, and their every move was captured on one of the 24 cameras in the store. “They’ll ask to see an item. She’ll open theRead More

Final day for Sears store in Windsor

Final day for Sears store in Windsor

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:04PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:00PM EST After 48 years in business, the Sears store in Windsor officially closed Sunday. The Devonshire mall location joined other Sears stores across the country that have all closed their doors for good. Liquidation sales have been held for the last few months. Customers expressed sadness at the closing. Lindsey Friesen took her children to Sears every year for annual photos. “Our last group shot was with their instruments and I took in oneRead More

Police officials want more resources for Innisfil, Bradford

As the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil continue to grow, there are concerns that police resources aren’t. The South Simcoe Police services board presented its 2018 budget to both town councils before Christmas. Both municipalities approved the addition of four new officers. “The population between Bradford and Innisfil is growing or has grown upwards of 35 per cent over the last four to five years, and the police service is basically status quo and has been for the last 10 years,” says Dan Tucker, president of the SouthRead More

‘Very strong cold front’ heading for southwestern Ontario

Cold weather (CTV Windsor)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. While mild and rainy conditions are expected over much of southern Ontario Thursday and into Friday, colder weather is on the way. The rain is expected to be patchy and light for much of Thursday, but may become more widespread tonight and into Friday. A general rainfall of 10 to 20 millimetres appears likely, although some areas may see higher amounts. This rainfall in combination with the melting snowpack may result in pooling of water on roads andRead More

Hong Kong-based company to spend $350 million to expand capacity in Ontario, premier says

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:02AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:03AM EST HONG KONG – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says Johnson Electric will invest more than $350 million in new equipment and capacity in Ontario, which she says is expected to create 326 new jobs. Wynne, who is on a trade mission to China and Vietnam, made the announcement from Hong Kong, where Johnson Electric is based. She says the company, which makes electric motors and mechanical parts for automotive manufacturing, will invest theRead More

Vancouver animators out of work due to Louis C.K.’s admissions of sexual misconduct

Dozens of employees for a Vancouver-based animation studio lost a big gig recently after a new Louis C.K. TV series was shelved because of his admissions of sexual misconduct. Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment was in charge of animation for “The Cops,” a new TBS cartoon produced by and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Fifty-three animators at the studio were put out of work when the show was cancelled after the comedian admitted to masturbating in front of, or on the phone with, five women he worked with at various pointsRead More

High school hockey hazing incident leaves student in hospital

CTV Kitchener Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:03PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:25PM EST A teenage hockey player ended up in hospital due to what officials describe as a hazing incident. As a result, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in Waterloo will not be icing a boys’ hockey team this year. Nick Manning, the Waterloo Region District School Board’s chief communications officer, says the decision was made by the school’s principal and vice-principals after they learned that “a number of students” involved with the team hadRead More

‘Come From Away’ creators and all-Canadian cast prepare for Toronto return

Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:16PM EST TORONTO — Actor George Masswohl got cast for the upcoming Canadian production of “Come From Away” without actually having seen the Broadway hit. Not that it was intentional. “Couldn’t get a ticket!” says Masswohl, who will play Claude in Mirvish Production’s new seven-month run of the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, starting in February. He wasn’t alone in getting shut out of the massive hit. Tickets were hard to come by during the show’s brief run inRead More