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Red Cross ships fridges, freezers to evacuated communities of Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids

Red Cross ships fridges, freezers to evacuated communities of Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:09PM CST Last Updated Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:38PM CST After hundreds of fridges and freezers were destroyed or damaged during wildfires that struck Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids First Nations the Canadian Red Cross is filling the void. The humanitarian organization is sending nearly 800 fridges and freezers to the two communities to help residents resume normal lives. The appliances were deemed not fit to use, as they were sitting dormant for weeks with rotten food and chemicals inside makingRead More

Lemur allegedly stolen from Elmvale zoo found safe; two other animals still outstanding


CTV Barrie Published Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:25PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 3, 2018 4:02PM EDT Provincial police say one of three animals stolen from the Elmvale Jungle Zoo has been located in Quebec. The OPP say  the black and white lemur named JC was located overnight. The OPP had worked closely with Quebec’s provincial police and the Montreal police service in locating the animal. The lemur along with a baby Gibbon monkey and tortoise were stolen from the zoo during a break-in sometime between 9 p.m. on MondayRead More

Public school board trustees approve new budget

Public school board trustees approve new budget

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:53PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:08PM MDT Trustees with the Calgary Board of Education approved the 2018-19 budget on Tuesday and say the $1.4 billion provides stable funding to support students. Earlier this month, the CBE said it had a $35 million shortfall and that it would have to come up with extra funds to keep service at normal levels after the province said it would not make up the three percent shortfall. The board receives more than $1Read More

Hydro One’s planned merger with U.S. energy firm Avista passes another hurdle

Hydro One office

TORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. say their proposed merger has cleared another hurdle in the U.S. The two companies say the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has completed a review of the deal and found no unresolved national security concerns. The friendly deal announced last summer for the Ontario-based utility to acquire the U.S. energy company received antitrust clearance in the United States in early April and consent from the Federal Communications Commission on May 4. Avista shareholders had previously approved the deal onRead More

Johnny Manziel has first practice with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Johnny Manziel

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:50AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 11:35AM EDT HAMILTON – It hasn’t taken long to see Johnny Manziel’s impact with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Roughly 200 fans took in the opening day of the CFL team’s training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium, which also happened to be Manziel’s first practice with the Ticats after signing with the club Saturday. That’s about double the normal fan turnout. And although the Ticats sold roughly two dozen Manziel jerseys after his signing, the onlyRead More

Major fires destroy multiple Brandon buildings

Christie's building on fire

Ahmar Khan, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:03PM CST Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:09PM CST Destructive fires have hit a historic block of Brandon based businesses near 7th and Pacific Avenue Saturday afternoon. Flames could be seen bursting through the buildings as clouds of smoke covered the sky over Brandon. According to local residents Christie’s Office Plus and Brandon Boxing Club have burned down. A spokesperson with the city of Brandon says the initial fire broke out at Christie’s Office Plus around the noon hour andRead More

Doug Ford would allow beer, wine and cider to be sold in Ontario corner stores


TORONTO — Doug Ford says if elected premier he would allow beer, wine, cider and coolers to be sold in corner stores. In the announcement, which he made a day before a long weekend, the Progressive Conservative leader says Ontario is mature enough for this change. The Liberal government expanded alcohol sales in recent years, with more than 200 grocery stores authorized to sell beer and cider, and another 70 allowed to sell wine. Under their plan, up to 450 grocery stores will sell beer and cider, including 300 alsoRead More

Man in his 20s injured after Scarborough shooting

Toronto Police

A male victim believed to be in his 20s is suffering from serious injuries after a shooting took place in Scarborough’s Golden Mile area on Thursday night. Officers were called to the area of Eglinton and Pharmacy avenues at around 10 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police said they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was subsequently taken to a trauma centre in non-life-threatening condition. No information on any possible suspects has been released in connection with this case. Roads have been blocked off inRead More

‘That support is needed’: Some N.S. schools see reduction in guidance counsellor positions

'That support is needed': Some N.S. schools see reduction in guidance counsellor positions

As schools across Nova Scotia learn of their staffing allocations for next year, some guidance counsellors are learning their services won’t be needed full-time in September.        Earlier this month, the provincial government announced that it would be hiring more than 190 specialized education professionals as part of its efforts to help with classroom inclusion. But the Nova Scotia Teachers Union says the announcement is being soured by news that some student will have less time with guidance counsellors next year. “There has been a promise made for additional resources toRead More

New mental health and addictions strategy to tackle gaps in care: Province

New mental health and addictions strategy to tackle gaps in care: Province

The Manitoba government released its news mental health and addictions strategy on Monday with a focus on addressing gaps in healthcare services, according to a news release from the province. The report identifies some of the major challenges facing mental health and addictions treatment: long waits for services, limited access to treatment in rural and northern communities, gaps in continuing from acute to primary care and an imbalance in how investments were divided between acute services and community-based services. The Manitoba Mental Health and Addictions Strategy highlights the need toRead More