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Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

CTVNews.ca Published Friday, June 15, 2018 7:42AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Police are making a plea for anyone with information to come forward after a brazen shooting in the east end of Toronto Thursday afternoon. Two young girls playing in a small playground in a housing complex were shot. They were among 11 kids playing in the McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue area of Scarborough on a bright, sunny day. Police released images of a “vehicle of interest” in their attempted murder investigation Friday morning.Read More


5 things to know on CTVNews.ca on Wednesday, June 13, 2018: Colorectal cancer, Maxime Bernier, Albert Einstein

A new report is highlighting the astonishing rate of colorectal cancer patients that are diagnosed after the cancer has spread to different parts of their bodies. Plus, a Canadian gay rights activist is being honoured for his fight for equality. 1. Cancer diagnosis: A new report says that nearly half of all colorectal cancers in Canada are diagnosed after they’ve spread in the body, despite the numerous screening programs offered across the country that can detect the disease in its earliest stages. 2. Bernier booted: Conservative MP and former leadershipRead More


Watson congratulates Ford and new PC Government

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Mayor Jim Watson says he’s committed to building a “productive working relationship” with Premier Designate Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives. Watson issued a statement shortly after Ford and the Progressive Conservatives won a majority mandate in the 42nd Ontario election. He says “I have said previously that there were policies in each of the Liberal, PC and NDP platforms that would be good for the city. I continue to feel optimistic about the future and I will be focusing on areas of common alignment with the new Progressive ConservativeRead More


Renovation work halted after shards of glass fall onto busy sidewalk

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Renovations on a historical downtown building have been suspended since authorities were alerted to some public safety concerns. On Tuesday, pedestrians dodged shards of glass falling from the two-storey building as a worker hammered away at the window panes above. “I’m really grateful to the pedestrians who called this incident in,” Labour Minister Christina Gray said. She said occupational health and safety officers visited the building on 100 Street north of Jasper Avenue, and ordered the employer to conduct a hazard assessment and prove the site is safe before workRead More


5 things to know on CTVNews.ca on Wednesday, June 6, 2018: Canadian Armed Forces, G7 summit, male doula

The Canadian Armed Forces is asking for members to return some gear, in a move that is drawing intense criticism from the Conservative Party. 1. Returning gear: CTV News has learned that the Canadian Armed Forces is ordering members to return rucksacks and sleeping bag kits due to a “shortfall of equipment” with the gear needed for redistribution. 2. G7 anger: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the rest of the G7 leaders are planning to confront U.S. President Donald Trump over his controversial tariff decisions on the opening day ofRead More


Public inquiry sparked by Wettlaufer case begins today in Ontario

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The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:12AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:20AM EDT ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed a long-term care nurse to kill elderly patients in her care is set to get underway today in St. Thomas, Ont. The inquiry, led by Ontario Court of Appeal judge Eileen Gillese, will examine systemic factors that allowed Elizabeth Wettlaufer to inject more than a dozen patients with overdoses of insulin while working at long-term care homes and private residencesRead More


Mattis warns of bumpy road to U.S., North Korea nuclear summit

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press Published Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:56PM EDT SINGAPORE — It will be a “bumpy road” to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of strength. Mattis was speaking at the start of a meeting with South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo and Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on the final day of the Shangri-LaRead More


Man faces slew of charges going wrong way on 401, SIU investigating

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CTV London Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:27PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:46PM EDT A 20-year-old Lambton County man is facing numerous charges after going the wrong way on the 401 near Dutton. OPP say the incident happened Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. He is charged with the following: • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle • Driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood • Driving while disqualified • Refuse to provide breath sample at road side  • Possession of a schedule I substance Read More


Mounties warn public about series of fake gold jewelry scams

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A fake jewelry scam has surfaced in central and southern Alberta and police say the suspects often play on people’s emotions to make the sale. Strathmore RCMP has received four complaints about people trying to sell jewelry in the parking lots of local businesses since May 13. The sellers say the jewelry is real gold and those who have purchased items later find out the jewelry is fake. Police say in several cases the vehicle involved is a blue Dodge Journey with an Ontario or Quebec licence plate and thatRead More


Regina setting cannabis zoning regulations

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The City of Regina is closer to knowing where cannabis retail stores will go in the city after councilors approved a report on Monday. The administration will begin reworking the bylaw to be finalized in June, as the province will be issuing six cannabis retail store permits in Regina. Council voted to not allow cannabis retail stores to set up within one block or 600 feet of certain zones frequented by youth. The downtown area is approved for discretionary use, meaning any stores that want to locate there, must firstRead More