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Prince Albert bishop wants to ‘fix the road’ amidst abuse scandal

Catholic services

Catholic churches around Prince Albert have hosted special services, inviting members of the Church to share in an hour of adoration for the victims of abuse in the church. “The past is gone and I cannot change it,” Bishop Albert Thevenot told CTV. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t fix the road now and make it a better place.” He says he hopes the day of focused prayers will help the congregation accept what has happened and allow them to reflect on what change can be made. Protocols have beenRead More


Fringe audience grows, festival announces holdover series

Fringe

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival set a ticket record purchase in the 11-day run that wrapped up Sunday. The festival welcomed 817,000 Fringers – 9,000 more than last year – and sold 133,276 tickets in the more than 1,600 live performances at 38 different venues. There were 419 sell out shows. “We work hard to create a space for artists to get their work to the masses, in an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and we think we’ve done that,” Murray Utas, the festival’s artistic director, said in aRead More


N.S. judge freezes half of winnings in Chase-the-Ace lawsuit

N.S. judge freezes half of winnings in Chase-the-Ace lawsuit

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Monday, August 27, 2018 3:07PM ADT Last Updated Monday, August 27, 2018 8:30PM ADT PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — A judge has frozen half of a $1.2-million Chase the Ace jackpot at the centre of a lawsuit between a Nova Scotia woman and her nephew. Barbara Reddick sued her nephew Tyrone MacInnis after the grand prize of a charity fundraiser in rural Cape Breton was divided between the two, leaving them each with $611,319.50. Reddick has said she put MacInnis’s name on the ticket for good luckRead More


Online site helps guarantee voter eligibility for municipal election

CTV Windsor Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:09PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:43PM EDT If you plan to vote in this fall’s municipal election, a check online will ensure you are eligible. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent says voters can now use voterlookup.ca to see if they are on the registered list and to make sure the information there is accurate. “We want to make sure everyone eligible to vote is able to do so easily and efficiently,” said Chatham-Kent Election Co-ordinator Lucas Chambers. “It is especially importantRead More


Woman dies in crash on Highway 400

hwy 400 crash

A 42-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 400 near MacTier early Friday morning. Provincial Police say the crash happened in the southbound lanes of the highway near Lake Joseph Road just before 7 a.m. Two other passengers were airlifted to a Toronto-area hospital with life-altering injuries.  The driver was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The southbound lanes of the highway had to be closed for several hours for the police investigation. Police are continuing to investigate what may have led to the crash. SourceRead More


Two alarm fire in northeast community of Taradale displaces 21 people and destroys three homes

Two alarm fire in northeast community of Taradale displaces 21 people and destroys three homes

Three homes were destroyed in a fire in the northeast community of Taradale.   The fire broke out along the 200 block of Tara Vista Drive around 5:15 Monday afternoon. The Calgary Fire Department responded after several calls come into 9-11. “Crews arrived to find the structure fully involved due to the wind and amount of fire started to spread to structures on either side,” says Battalion Chief Alistair Robin. “I was driving by and saw a lot of smoke coming out from these houses and they burned in threeRead More


MPP starts petition to stop the provincial government from repealing 2015 sex-education curriculum

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The MPP for Ottawa-Centre went door-to-door Saturday asking residents to sign a petition to pressure the provincial government to keep a modernized sexual-education curriculum. NDP MPP Joel Harden says he started this petition as a grassroots effort that he will bring back with him to Queen’s Park. “I find it irresponsible to rip up a curriculum and go back to one that was made in 1998. I don’t think that is acceptable.” Soon after Doug Ford took over as Ontario Premier, his government announced it was revoking an updated versionRead More


Manziel picked off four times in CFL debut as Ticats down Alouettes 50-11

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel

MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel called it a humbling experience. The much-hyped CFL debut of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was a disaster as everything went downhill after his first pass was picked off by Larry Dean and his Montreal Alouettes were trounced 50-11 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night. It wasn’t all Manziel’s fault, but he was intercepted four times in the first half and put up only 104 yards on 11 completions before he was replaced by backup Vernon Adams in the fourth quarter. He wasn’t buying theRead More


Police say argument between mother and son led to death threat

Chatham-Kent Police

A 24-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he threatened to kill his mother, police say. Police were called to a St. Clair Street home around 10 p.m. Saturday. They say a man and his mother were arguing and the man broke several dishes. Police say he then prevented his mother from leaving the residence while he continued to argue with her. The man was eventually forced out of the residence but returned and began kicking the door, police say, and he was able to force his way back inside.Read More


N.B. RCMP investigating after shots fired at truck in Riverside-Albert

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, July 27, 2018 11:50AM ADT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 11:53AM ADT The RCMP is investigating after shots were fired at a pickup truck in Riverside-Albert, N.B. Police say the truck was parked outside a home on King Street at the time of the incident. They believe the shots were fired sometime between 2:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. on July 18. No one was injured but the truck sustained some damage. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsibleRead More