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Woman arrested after rally against controversial professor Jordan Peterson

Canada AM: A look at the psychology of terror

KINGSTON, Ont. — A woman in eastern Ontario is facing numerous charges after taking part in a protest against a lecture by a controversial Toronto professor. Police say a 38-year-old woman was arrested near Queen’s University in Kingston Monday evening. She’s charged with mischief, assaulting police, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and for carrying a concealed weapon. Local media reports say more than 150 people took part in the rally against University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson. He has come under fire for refusing to useRead More

Matthews scores, then leaves with injury in 4-3 shootout win against Islanders

Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:47PM EST TORONTO – Tyler Bozak scored the shootout winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the New York Islanders 4-3 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night. Auston Matthews tipped a Jake Gardiner shot to tie it 3-3 with 3:29 remaining in the third, but later left the game favouring his right side after taking a hit from Cal Clutterbuck and not return. The 20-year-old missed six games in December with a concussion and another four games with anRead More

Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Daksha Rangan, Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:20AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:57AM EST The City of Brantford has declared a state of emergency and called for an immediate evacuation after heavy rain and unseasonable warmth triggered severe flooding for areas near the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, which runs through the city. Roughly 2,200 homes and up to 4,900 people have been impacted in the affected areas, City of Brantford officials told CTV News on Wednesday. Residents living in the areas of Holmedale, Old WestRead 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

New York Islanders top Montreal Canadiens 5-4

John Tavares

Published Monday, January 15, 2018 10:51PM EST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 10:52PM EST John Tavares scored in regulation time and got the game-winner 1:51 into overtime as the New York Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Monday night. The Islanders (23-18-4) posted a third straight win. Mathew Barzal, coming off his second five-point game of the season on Saturday against the New York Rangers, had a goal and two assists to give him 10 points in his last three outings. Anthony Beauvillier and Adam Pelech also scoredRead More

Edmontonians win 50/50 at Oilers game in Las Vegas

Edmontonians win 50/50 at Oilers game in Las Vegas

Most people lose money in Las Vegas, and most visiting NHL teams are beaten at the T-Mobile Arena, but two Edmontonians, and the Oilers, are going home a success. At the Oilers’ 3-2 overtime win against the Golden Knights, the team’s second loss on home ice, Oilers fans broke the franchise’s 50/50 record, and three of them are splitting the winnings. Cassie Leggio bought US$100 worth of 50/50 tickets along with her husband and her uncle, who is from Calgary, and they won the US$138,590 jackpot. They will each getRead More

Local youth society reaching out for help, after flood destroyed their ‘safe space for teens’

Local youth society reaching out for help, after flood destroyed their 'safe space for teens'

Kiera Lyons, CTV Edmonton Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:44PM MST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:46PM MST A local charity that helps at-risk youth in the city has been forced to temporarily shut its doors. The iHuman Youth Society’s downtown facility suffered substantial damage after a pipe burst, flooding their building. The society works with marginalized inner city youth –including teen moms. They were closed for the holidays, but because of the flooding they haven’t been able to help anyone for weeks. The damage was significant enough thatRead More

Singer gets anonymous gift to watch Duhamel and Radford skate to her song

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

VANCOUVER — Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford’s skate to April Meservy’s cover of U2’s “With or Without You” drew the singer herself to Vancouver on Friday. The singer/songwriter from Reno, Nev., was at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre to see Duhamel and Radford easily win the pairs short program at the Canadian figure skating championships. Meservy said in an Instagram post that the trip to Vancouver for herself and two friends was an anonymous gift. “I was shocked to tears to read a letter informing me that flights, hotel, andRead More

More claim sexual inappropriateness against James Franco

James Franco

NEW YORK — Several women have made further claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour against James Franco in a Los Angeles Times article. In the report published Thursday, two former student actresses described negative on-set experiences with the actor-filmmaker while being directed by him. Sarah Tither-Kaplan said in a nude orgy scene three years ago, he removed plastic guards covering the actresses’ groins while simulating sex. Former students spoke of an unprofessional culture at Franco’s now-closed acting school Studio 4, where he taught a sex scenes class. Two women said FrancoRead More

Cannimed approves of Saskatchewan retail pot plan: CEO

Marijuana could be legal in Canada by July 1, 2018

Saskatoon-based Cannimed Therapeutics is signalling its approval of the province’s plan to issue about 60 retail permits for the sale of cannabis. The company will partner with Ontario’s Up Cannabis to apply for a retail permit, its CEO, Brent Zettl, confirmed to CTV News on Tuesday. “I think the key thing is going to be how they’re actually setting up the regulations, and the regulations surrounding that, from protecting youth and inventory, and making sure they’re running legitimate businesses,” Zettl said. The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and an independentRead More