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Alleged scissor attack 'did not happen': Toronto police

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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


Accused in attacks fit to stand trial, but second assessment not yet complete

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif

The man accused in the Sept. 30 attacks in Edmonton has been found fit to stand trial, although an assessment on his mental state at the time of the alleged assaults has not been completed. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif appeared in court Friday on the 11 charges he faced in connection to the attack – where an Edmonton Police Service officer was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed, and hours later, a cube van hit four people in the downtown core. His lawyer told court Friday an assessment found SharifRead More


Salvadorans in Manitoba concerned after recent U.S. immigration decision

Ahmed Hussen

The group Canadian-Salvadorians in Winnipeg is concerned about the safety of Salvadorans living in the United States. It comes following a decision by the Trump administration this week to end special protections for around 200,000 Salvadorans. Oscar Calix, the group’s past president, said Salvadorans living in Manitoba are watching the situation closely. “We are concerned for different reasons and one of them is the safety of our people,” said Calix. “We are concerned about the safety, the impact this will have in El Salvador.” “We hope Canadians will understand theRead More


Canada’s Marie-Michele Gagnon out for season after suffering torn ACL

The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 1, 2017 8:29PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 8:36PM EST CALGARY — Canadian skier Marie-Michele Gagnon suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament to her right knee during a training run and will miss the rest of the season. Alpine Canada announced the injury in a statement Friday — a day after Gagnon also dislocated her left shoulder and had some sutures to her left forearm. “This is really disappointing because I initially didn’t think this injury was as severe as it is,”Read More


Kitchener, Guelph seasonal parking bans start Friday

Park your car with lots of caution, fa la la la la la la la la. ‘Tis the season for fewer on-street options, fa la la la la la la la la. Friday is Dec. 1 – the day when the rules around parking on roads in Kitchener and Guelph change for the winter. In Kitchener, vehicles cannot be left on any street between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 1 to March 31. The city can also declare a snow event, meaning no on-street parkingRead More


Calgary family shocked as glass dining table shatters without warning

A Calgary family says they were stunned when the glass dining room table they were sitting at suddenly shattered and sent pieces of glass hurtling through the air. Now they are trying to understand what happened. Earlier this week, Wasim Huq and his two children, aged 12 and 7, were sitting at the dining room table doing homework and eating lunch, when the table’s tempered glass top broke without warning from under them. Because the tabletop was made of tempered glass, the glass exploded into tiny cubes instead of shards,Read More


Sask. government gives financial update

CTV Regina Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:00PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:07PM CST The last provincial budget saw some major cuts, leaving the province to make some tough decisions to make up for lost revenue. The government is now giving an update on its financial situation. The Finance Minister has said things are back on track, but Saskatchewan is projected to end its fiscal year $679 million short. “Our budget is on track. We haven’t lost ground in this budget,” said Donna Harpauer, Minister of Finance.Read More


Union concerned about safety and mental health of correctional officers

The president of the Prairies Region Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says more than a third of its members at Saskatoon’s Regional Psychiatric Centre are on leave. James Bloomfield says 55 of the 130 correctional officers at the facility are off work for stress, medical reasons or workplace injuries. He also says the number of assaults on officers has increased since August, when Correctional Service Canada changed its segregation policy so inmates with a serious mental illness cannot be placed in segregation. According to the CSC website, the changes includeRead More


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce engagement

The Associated Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 5:09AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 7:20AM EST LONDON – Actress, humanitarian campaigner, lifestyle blogger – and, next spring, a princess. Palace officials announced Monday that Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, confirming months of rumours that the couple was close to tying the knot. In some ways, Markle – a mixed-race American raised in California, an outspoken full-time actress, and a divorcee – makes a surprising addition to the monarchy. But the institution has moved on with theRead More