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Sudbury cab driver attacked

Sudbury cab driver attacked

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Ian Tyson bows out of upcoming Drumheller performance due to serious health concerns

Ian Tyson

In an email to ticket holders for the sold out ‘An Evening of Cowboy Songs and Stories’ in Drumheller, 84-year-old Ian Tyson announced he would not be performing as he is experiencing heart problems. The August 25 concert at the Badlands Amphitheatre was to include performances by Tyson and Corb Lund. In a letter to his fans shared on social media on Friday morning, Lund says he will still take to the stage on August 25 and ‘honour the intended spirit of the evening’. “Ian and I hope to doRead More


Eid Al-Adha celebrated at Conestoga College

Students preparing for a Hajj workshop

The Muslim Student Association at Conestoga College hosted an event celebrating Eid Al-Adha Friday. Eid Al-Adha, also known as the festival of the sacrifice, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. It was hosted at the Doon campus in Kitchener as an opportunity to bring people together. “A lot of converts don’t actually have Muslim families because they are converts, and it’s just an opportunity to let people outside the Muslim community what Eid is about,” said event organizer Nur Hidayah. Available for attendees were pizza,Read More


Wreckage of plane found in Lac Ste. Anne County

WESTLOCK PLANE CRASH SCENE

The search for a missing pilot has ended with the discovery of his Cessna 172 in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton. The wreckage of a small plane was discovered on Thursday afternoon in Lac Ste. Anne County, south of Oldman Lake. Search and rescue crews found the crash site, after reviewing radar logs from a nearby airport, and notified RCMP in Mayerthorpe. Police say the aircraft was extensively damaged and a body was discovered at the scene. Scott Schneider’s sister, Stephaine Bruntz, tells CTV News the body found isRead More


Saskatoon sees second homicide in less than a day

Saskatoon Police

Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section, Forensic Identification and the Office of the Chief Coroner are investigating two homicides that took place within a day of each other. Police and Medavie Health Services were called to the aid of an injured man in an apartment in the 200 block of 5th Avenue North on Friday night. The man was located in the hallway and was transported to a hospital where he died from the injury. On Saturday morning at approximately 10:40 a.m. members of both the Saskatoon Police Service andRead More


Ontario adding $100M to battle forest fires across province

Ontario forest fire

TORONTO — The Ontario government is adding $100 million to funds available to fight forest fires in the province. The Progressive Conservative government made the announcement on Wednesday and says the money is on top of base funding of almost $70 million to battle the blazes. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 116 active fires, including 73 in the northwest region and 43 across the northeast. That compared to 120 active fires on Tuesday afternoon. The ministry says the largest fire in the northeast, known as “North BayRead More


Saskatoon police officers plead not guilty to assault, trial dates set

Saskatoon provincial court

Trial dates have been set for two Saskatoon police officers charged with assault. Cst. Cailin Link and Cst. Angela McEwen (formerly McDade) were not present in Saskatoon Provincial Court Wednesday morning, but defence lawyer Brad Mitchell entered not guilty pleas on their behalf. Link and McEwen were charged with assault in May after consultation with Crown prosecutors and an investigation overseen by the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission. The charges come from an alleged assault that happened in November 2017 when the two officers pulled a man over during a trafficRead More


Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Having had enough of the negativity of Facebook, Granby’s mayor has vowed to log off for good. In a post on his public page, Pascal Bonin said cruel comments have led him to permanently shut the page down. “For over five years, I have produced thousands of post on Facebook, I have responded to several tens of thousands of messages and I have invested a phenomenal amount of hours,” he wrote. “I really thought that being open about my life would be positive, but the reality was something else. SeveralRead More


New tax on Ottawa Airbnb rentals

Airbnb

Airbnb users are now paying a tax on their nightly rental in Ottawa. Starting today, Airbnb will collect a four per cent “municipal accommodation tax” on all Ottawa listings. The tax will then be remitted to the City of Ottawa to help support Ottawa tourism. Ottawa was the first Ontario city to enter into a Municipal Accommodation Tax collection agreement with Airbnb. In January, the City of Ottawa imposed a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax on hotel rooms in Ottawa.  The money is used to support the tourism industry.Read More


Volunteers gather for Heritage neighbourhood cleanup

Heritage Cleanup

Dozens of volunteers gathered in the Heritage neighbourhood on Saturday for a community cleanup. Jennifer Della Valle, a longtime resident of the neighbourhood, volunteered for the cleanup as an opportunity to give her community a makeover. “I drive around or walk around this area and you always see, I’m sure it’s the same with lots of other areas too, but you always see couches and mattresses that people don’t know how to dispose,” said Della Valle. “I do a lot of walking or cycling, so it’s good to have theRead More