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Employers flock to Toronto job fair for people with autism

Albi Shani attends the Spectrum Works job fair

Albi Shani studied to be a health records clerk, but he’s struggled to find work in his chosen field. Instead, he’s been working part-time at a grocery store collecting shopping carts. But on Friday, Shani was feeling upbeat about his prospects, as he joined hundreds of other jobseekers at a job fair in Toronto created specifically for people with autism. “It’s great to meet employers and have a chance to get interviewed,” Shani told CTV’s John Vennavally-Rao. Autism is a common disorder, affecting about 1 in 66 children in Canada,Read More

Task force examining sex assaults deemed unfounded forges ahead

A review into why Waterloo Region might surpass the national rate for declaring sexual assault cases as unfounded is nearing completion. Dozens of community groups and organizations were invited to be part of the task force last year, after an investigation by The Globe and Mail found that 27 per cent of sexual assault reports made to Waterloo Regional Police between 2011 and 2015 were classified as unfounded. The national average was 19 per cent. Chief Bryan Larkin says the task force was divided into two working groups. One groupRead More

London to get 2 permanent, 1 mobile supervised drug consumption sites

London to get 2 permanent, 1 mobile supervised drug consumption sites

CTV London Published Friday, April 20, 2018 4:08PM EDT Last Updated Friday, April 20, 2018 6:43PM EDT Pending approval, London will be getting two permanent supervised consumption facilities and a mobile one. The locations selected are 241 Simcoe Street and 446 York Street. An application for a mobile consumption site has also been filed. The vehicle would stop at specific locations in Old East Village, SoHo, downtown and other areas. The Middlesex-London Health Unit along with the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection will be holding two public meetings on April 26 toRead More

Weather Apr. 19/18

Weather Apr. 19/18

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Police searching for suspect after sexual assault

Waterloo Regional Police

Waterloo Regional Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was assaulted in Kitchener. Police say they responded to reports of an assault around 6 a.m. Sunday morning. They say around 3 a.m. a woman was walking southbound on King Street South near Union Street, when she was approached from behind by an unknown man who sexually assaulted her. The man was last seen after the assault walking northbound on King Street. The woman was treated and released from hospital. Police say the man is described as having lightRead More

Police investigate after body found in southeast Calgary

Calgary police

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the southeast on Sunday afternoon. Officers were called to the scene at Heritage Meadows Road and Heritage Meadows Way S.E. at just before 2:00 p.m. Information is limited at this time and the circumstances behind the death have not yet been determined. More to come. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

U.S. missiles in Syria

Hope Yen And Robert Burns, The Associated Press Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:35PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:49PM EDT WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, even as his aides stressed continuing U.S. troop involvement and plans for new economic sanctions against Russia for enabling the government of Bashar Assad. Stepping up the pressure on Syria’s president, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley indicated the sanctions to be announcedRead More

Redevelopment of Cambridge golf course approved

Saginaw Golf Club

Residents of a central Cambridge neighbourhood say they’re not giving up in their fight to limit redevelopment of a former golf course. The Saginaw Golf Club was sold to a Toronto-area developer in 2015. Niveda Properties now plans to build 368 residential units on the 65-acre site. Some people living near the course have been fighting the project ever since, raising concerns about increased traffic and decreased house values. The issue went to city councillors Monday night, with eight of nine council members voting in favour of a staff recommendationRead More

Late night fire in Centretown

Fire in Gilmour Street Apartment 2

Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live Published Monday, April 9, 2018 3:39AM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 9, 2018 3:40AM EDT A man was treated by paramedics after a late night fire in Centretown. Firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting smoke coming from a 7th floor apartment on Gilmour Street just before 11 p.m. Sunday. It took firefighters about 10 minutes to extinguish the fire. Ottawa Fire says the male occupant of the apartment sustained injuries, and was in the care of paramedics. Investigators are searching for the cause ofRead More

Winnipeg car chase results in collision at the intersection Arlington St. and Winnipeg Ave.

Winnipeg Police Service (File Image)

A police chase involving a stolen vehicle resulted in a collision at the intersection Arlington St. and Winnipeg Ave. early Sunday morning. Police encountered a stolen Toyota Corolla near Manitoba Ave. and Parr St. just after 1:30 a.m. Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but it sped off. Air-1 maintained sight of the vehicle after the chase was stopped shortly afterwards. Police said the stolen Corolla collided with another vehicle 10 minutes later. A man and a toddler were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The 37-year-old driver of theRead More