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Green Party optimistic of making inroads in New Brunswick election

David Coon

FREDERICTON — After making inroads in recent provincial elections across Canada, the Green party is looking for fresh gains when New Brunswickers go to the polls next month. Currently, provincial Green Leader David Coon is the party’s only member in the legislature, having won in 2014, and political scientist Tom Bateman says Coon is likely to win his seat again. “He has been an articulate MLA and a very good constituency MLA,” said Bateman, of St. Thomas University in Fredericton. The party is concentrating on a couple of key ridings,Read More


Two men critically injured in stabbing at Sherway Gardens

Sherway stabbing

Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:10PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:29PM EDT Two men are in life-threatening condition after they were stabbed outside Sherway Gardens Mall on Saturday night. Toronto police said they were called to an area near the mall, in the Queensway Avenue and The West Mall just before 10 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. They arrived with paramedics to find two men in life-threatening condition. A third victim, described by police as a 15-year-old boy, was laterRead More


Controversial Quebec play ‘SLAV’ to continue run across province in 2019

SLAV show

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:04PM EDT The artistic director of a theatre in Saint-Jerome, Que., says he doesn’t want to cancel a play that sparked protests and accusations of racial insensitivity, and helped lead the Montreal jazz festival to cancel the show’s multi-night run in early July. David Laferriere said in an interview Tuesday the theatre will put on the show “SLAV” by Quebec director Robert Lepage in early 2019. The play features a predominantly white cast picking cotton and singing songs composed byRead More


Woman found living with adult daughter’s corpse: police

Police Tape

DETROIT – A 65-year-old woman has been found living with the body of her adult daughter in a house on Detroit’s west side. Detroit police Officer Dan Donakowski said Monday that the mother went to a police precinct Sunday and told officers that her daughter had died. Officers went to the home on Seebaldt Street and found the 47-year-old woman’s body. Donakowski says a medical examiner must determine when and how she died. No one has been arrested. WJBK-TV and WXYZ-TV report that the woman’s body may have been inRead More


Bird, Bird, Bird is the word!

Killdeer birds moved successfully

Ottawa residents are celebrating the birth of a baby Bluesfest Killdeer. Bluesfest confirmed to CTV Ottawa Saturday afternoon that one of the four eggs had hatched. The plan is to name the babies Adams, Mendes, Matthew and Grohl for this year’s performers.  The birth comes just days after experts moved the Killdeer nest and eggs about 25 meters from where they were first laid. Last Friday, the Killdeer mother and her nest were discovered on a cobbleston path where the main stage for Ottawa Bluesfest was to be setup. EnvironmentRead More


Judge releases dashcam video of fatal crash after speeding driver’s acquittal

Dashcam video

A B.C. judge has released a dashcam video of a high-speed crash that killed a Vancouver doctor in 2015. The driver of the car was found to be going 119 km/h in a 50 km/h zone at the point of impact, but was acquitted in May of dangerous driving causing death. The November, 2015 video shows Ken Chung’s Audi collide with the passenger’s side of Dr. Alphonsus Hui’s small red Suzuki at an intersection. Hui, who was turning left at a green light en route to work, died at theRead More


Grey wolf habitat to open at Assiniboine Park Zoo Saturday

Wolf pack members

The wolf pack at Assiniboine Park Zoo is taking up new digs in time for the Father’s Day weekend. On Thursday, the zoo gave members of the media a sneak peek of the wolf habitat that will open Saturday. The new habitat includes a pond, a naturalized landscape and “many places for them to forage and dig,” said Johanna Soto, curator of animal care. Soto said the exhibit also includes a first for the Assiniboine Park Zoo – heated rocks the animals can perch on throughout the winter months. “TheRead More


Female-dominated cabinet in charge of new Spanish government

Spain politics

MADRID — Spain’s new Socialist government announced Wednesday a female-dominated cabinet, including women appointed to key positions overseeing the national economy, finance and defence. The new government includes 11 female ministers and five men, as well as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez who said it is the first time since Spain returned to a democratic system in the late 1970s that there are more women than men in the Cabinet. Nadia Calvino, who has been director general for the budget at the European Union’s Commission since 2014, was appointed as theRead More


Why did Wynne say she won’t be Ontario’s premier? A political scientist explains

Why did Wynne say she won't be Ontario's premier? A political scientist explains

Many Ontarians were surprised and confused by Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne’s announcement on Saturday that she won’t be premier after Thursday’s election. “On June 7th voters will elect a new government. I don’t know who voters will choose but I am pretty sure that it won’t be me,” Wynne told reporters, after polls put her in a distant third place behind the Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives and Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats. “After Thursday, I will no longer be Ontario’s Premier. And I’m okay with that,” Wynne said. “Because, as I’veRead More


Edmonton man gored by bison in ‘terrifying’ attack

Edmonton man gored by bison in 'terrifying' attack

An Edmonton man who was gored by a wild bison says he’s fortunate the animal only pierced his rear and not a vital organ. “Although it was a bad situation, I feel pretty lucky,” Craig Neilson told CTV Edmonton. Neilson and his wife were camping over the Victoria Day long weekend in Elk Island National Park, a lake-dotted swath of prairie wilderness just 35 kilometers east of Edmonton that boasts a healthy population of once-threatened American bison. Neilson had been out for a morning run along a park road whenRead More