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Food industry fails to meet most voluntary sodium reduction targets: Health Canada

TORONTO — Health Canada says voluntary sodium targets for the food industry have failed to significantly reduce the amount of salt consumers are getting in processed foods. The federal department set targets four years ago for cutting sodium in 94 categories of processed food, with a goal of meeting that objective in 2016. But a federal report shows targets have been met in only 14 per cent of the food categories. And in 48 per cent of the categories, there was no meaningful progress in curtailing salt levels. The departmentRead More


‘I feel the pain’: Asylum seeker severely frostbitten after 12 hours in the cold

'I feel the pain': Asylum seeker severely frostbitten after 12 hours in the cold

With severe frostbite numbing his hands after a 12-hour trek in -28 C weather, Kangni Fiowole Kouevi couldn’t take it anymore. He found refuge in a shed and called 911. The 36-year-old man from the West African nation of Togo spent US$700 on the more than 600-kilometre taxi ride from Minneapolis to Emerson, Man. The fare did not come with a warning about the bitter cold. “I feel the pain,” he told CTV News on Sunday, speaking in French. “I feel too bad when I am in the cold thatRead More


Theft charges for two men

RCMP

Two men have been charged with theft after a large amount of copper wire was stolen in Stoughton. It happened on Thursday morning at a business in Stoughton, Fillmore RCMP said. A large amount of copper was stolen from the business. Later in the day, RCMP received a complaint about rolls of copper wire at a rural property near Stoughton. While officers were investigating, two men returned to the scene. Police arrested the men and charged them with theft. After searching them, officers also found what is believed to beRead More


‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

The family of a Cape Breton woman whose been missing since Easter weekend is speaking out in the hopes that a renewed interested in the case will help them find answers. Debbie Ann Hutchinson, 59, of Sydney was last seen on April 14. She was reported missing by her family on April 24, who told police they haven’t been able to contact her. Debbie’s brother John Hutchinson says her disappearance has been a total mystery to the family and has caused a great deal of heartache. “It’s been hard,” heRead More


At-risk youth arts program looking for new space

inntercity youth

A program that helps at-risk youth stay off the streets through art is looking for a new place to go. Ottawa Innercity Arts is a program run by Ottawa Innercity Ministries. They operate in a space in St Paul & St Peter’s Church on Metcalfe Street. “Most of the kids are leaving home because of domestic violence. As bad as the streets are – home is much, much worst,” says Executive Director Ken MacLaren. But the church needs to close off a section of the building for required construction. ItRead More


Rains drench Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, outages and homes evacuated

Rain storm

HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, leaving more than 20,000 Maritimers without power and leading some people in southwest New Brunswick to evacuate their homes. Environment Canada says a low-pressure system will slowly track across the East Coast today, bringing up to 50 millimetres of rainfall to parts of southwestern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s south coast. The weather agency says the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb the deluge, which, combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in partsRead More


Transport Canada lifts temporary speed limit after no whales spotted in Gulf

Right whales

OTTAWA – A temporary speed limit imposed on ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has been lifted. The speed limit was imposed in August in an effort to help North Atlantic right whales avoid being fatally struck by ships. Seventeen of the highly endangered whales died off the east coasts of Canada and the United States last year, 12 of them in the Gulf. Transport Minister Marc Garneau says no whales have been spotted in recent weeks, so the speed restriction is being lifted to help ships navigate safelyRead More


ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More


Breakaway barge carrying millions of litres of fuel to be towed from B.C. to Alaska

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A British Columbia First Nation is breathing a sigh of relief as a barge carrying millions of litres of fuel was removed from its harbour on the central coast. The barge broke away from a U.S.-registered tugboat, the Jake Shearer, southwest of Bella Bella last Sunday. Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett says it’s “terrifying” to consider the damage that could have been caused if a spill occurred. The barge was carrying 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline, which Slett says is four times the volumeRead More


Mild, above average temperatures to dominate this winter, Environment Canada says

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:07AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:24AM EST In tune with the balmy conditions felt this fall in southern Ontario, Environment Canada is calling for a mild winter ahead with above-average temperatures for much of Eastern Canada. But for winter-weather enthusiasts, Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips said the upcoming season won’t disappoint. A “white Christmas” is highly anticipated in southern Ontario, although conditions won’t be as snowy – or as soggy – as winters past. “Overall, we think [in terms of]Read More