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Ontario educators to be put on notice if they teach new sex-ed curriculum

Doug Ford

Colin D’Mello and Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:44PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:56PM EDT Teachers can either teach the 2014 sexual education curriculum or be dragged in front of the Ontario College of Teachers and face a disciplinary hearing, the provincial government has said. The tough talk comes from Premier Doug Ford, who cautioned teachers against using “children as pawns for grandstanding or political games” and warned educators that anyone caught “failing to do their job” will be punished. In July,Read More


Police search for two suspects after home owner tied up during robbery

Regina Police Service

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:50PM CST Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:52PM CST The Regina Police Service is investigating after a home invasion on Saturday afternoon. Police were called to the 700 block of McIntosh Street by a man who said two suspects had forced entry to his home. The male victim was tied up by the suspects while the suspects searched through the home for items to steal. The victim was eventually able to escape and ran to the neighbours house where he was able to contactRead More


Military calls off Alberta search after missing Cessna 172 found, pilot dead

Lac Ste. Anne County

John Cotter, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:27PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:33PM EDT MAYERTHORPE, Alta. — The Royal Canadian Air Force says the search for a missing pilot and his Cessna 172 has ended with the discovery of the light plane and a body in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton. “The search for missing pilot Scott Schneider has ended with the discovery of his Cessna 172,” the military said in a release Thursday night. “Unfortunately, when Royal Canadian Air Force search andRead More


Man stabbed in attempted bike robbery

Saskatoon Police

CTV Saskatoon Published Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:09AM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:35AM CST A 36-year old man was stabbed in an attempted bike robbery near 20th Street and Avenue L just before midnight on Friday , according to a police media release. Police say an unidentified suspect or suspects tried to steal the victim’s bike, and when he refused to give it to them, stabbed him in the back. The victim is in stable condition in hospital. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Source linkRead More


Activists file petition to force city to call public consultations on systemic racism

Activists file petition to force city to call public consultations on systemic racism

CTV Montreal Published Friday, July 27, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 8:53PM EDT A petition calling on the city to hold public consultations on systemic racism has surpassed the number of signatures it needed to move on to the next step. McGill law student Balarama Holness filed the petition at city hall Friday after it gathered 20,000 signatures – 5,000 more than the city requires to force a consultation. Holness spearheaded the petition with the community group Montreal in Action; the group wants the city toRead More


Man arrested after fleeing robbery through broken window

Police car

A Winnipeg man was arrested after he tried to rob a convenience store and then fled through a broken window on Wednesday, alleged the Winnipeg Police Service Thursday. A news release said that around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers went to a convenience store in the 500 block of William Avenue to follow up on a report of a man trying to assault a store employee while armed with a knife. Investigators believe the man went into the store with his face covered and brandished a makeshift knife at the employees.Read More


Anita Baker honoured honoured at BET Awards

Anitba Baker

Legendary singer Anita Baker was honoured at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears. Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams – in superior form – sang the singer’s well-known hits onstage. The 60-year-old, who dominated the R&B charts from the early ’80s to mid-90s with smooth songs like “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got,” used her speech to encourage the artists inRead More


Late Broncos coach wins inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award

Head coach Darcy Haugan

Late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan received the inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Haugan’s wife Christina accepted the award, surrounded by 10 of the surviving players. She spoke of Haugan’s legacy in the community, and how he worked hard to shape the young men he coached. Sixteen people – including Haugan – were killed in a tragic bus crash on April 6. Thirteen others were injured. The NHL honoured the team at the awards ceremony with an emotional tribute. On Tuesday, the NHLRead More


China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing

Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping

BEIJING — Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. Kim’s trip follows his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week that resulted in a surprise announcement of a U.S. suspension of military drills with its South Korean ally. Security was tight Tuesday morning at the Beijing airport where paramilitary police prevented journalists from shooting photos. A motorcade was seen leaving the airport in vehicles that were not apparently carrying flags. The state media reports did notRead More


‘We were worried that was going to be the end’: Dog attacked by beavers in Fort Saskatchewan

‘We were worried that was going to be the end’: Dog attacked by beavers in Fort Saskatchewan

A pit bull is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by a group of beavers in Fort Saskatchewan, according to a local wildlife expert. Gabbie Andrews was walking her three dogs on a trail near the Highway 15 bridge when three beavers attacked eight-year-old Kilo in the North Saskatchewan River. “As he was chasing the stick in the water, [Kilo] and his daughter must have ran into a beaver dam that we didn’t see because it was under the mud,” Andrews told CTV News. Kilo required 42 stitches:Read More