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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


Province closes two backcountry areas amidst wildfire concerns

Nopiming Park

CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:34PM CST Last Updated Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:36PM CST Manitoba Sustainable Development’s Parks Branch has closed two areas to protect canoeists, travelers and campers over concerns of nearby wildfires. The two areas closed are the Bloodvein River recreational canoeing and access corridor in Atikaki Provincial Park and Bird River-Elbow Lake Canoe Route and 19 designated water route campsites in Nopiming Provincial Park.  Wildfires in the and around the area of Gammon River pose threats to anyone in the backcountry and residents inRead More


Ford recalls 550,000 vehicles that can roll away unexpectedly | CTV News

Ford recalls

DETROIT — Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. The recall covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion sedans and some 2013 and 2014 Escape small SUVs. Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. If this happens, the driver could shift into park but the vehicle could be in another gear. That could let the vehicle roll, increasing the risk of injury or crash. TheRead More


Man facing arson charge a person of interest in homicide case

July 6 house fire

A man charged with arson in connection with a house fire in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood is now a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Saskatoon police recently confirmed the 39-year-old, who was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on the arson charge, is a person of interest in the death of Crystal Louise McFadyen. McFadyen, who was eight months pregnant, was found dead by firefighters who were responding Friday morning to flames at a home on the 200 block of Avenue F North. Police initially called the deathRead More


First look at artificial reef off Powell River

First look at artificial reef off Powell River

A First World War vessel made out of concrete was sunk off the coast of Powell River. Today, CTV’s Gord Kurbis takes a look. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Court documents indicate McArthur was at ‘low risk’ to reoffend after 2003 assault trial

Court documents indicate McArthur was at 'low risk' to reoffend after 2003 assault trial

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:17PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:34PM EDT A pre-sentence report and psychological assessment presented during sentencing in a 2003 assault case involving alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, indicated there was a “low risk” he would reoffend. The assessment noted that he showed “absolutely no signs of psychopathy.” CTV News Toronto is one of several media organizations that acquired these court documents, relating to the sentencing hearing on April 11, 2003. The documents indicate that the Crown advisedRead More


Pride Parade takes over Saskatoon

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over Saskatoon on June 23, 2018.

The 18th annual Pride Parade took over the streets of Saskatoon on Saturday. Thousands of people paraded down the streets on Saturday afternoon, showing off their pride colours. Craig Watson was loud and proud during the festivities, but it was not always easy being open about who he is. “I’m Mormon, so I came out and I lost my whole family for 7 years,” said Watson. “If it takes you 23 years to come out. You have to give your family a little bit of time for them to comeRead More


Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More


Appeal board denies Capital Pointe’s request for stay on filling hole

Capital Pointe

The Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board has denied the Capital Pointe developer’s application to stay the City’s order to fill in the hole. The board heard arguments for a stay on the order on May 16. Westgate Properties Ltd. Obtained for the building permits for the Capital Pointe project in 2015. The permit expired in September 2017. In a written decision, the board said the developer had excavated the building site and there is now a 17 metre excavation hole at the project. Westgate was given a deadlineRead More


Eric Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Eric Gordon scores against the Warriors

HOUSTON – Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday night in Oakland one win away from knocking off the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95. Chris Paul scored 20 points and James Harden struggled for his 19, but Paul hadRead More