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  1. Information Items for the Week Ending February 24, 2017

    Guelph.ca - Guelph 02.24 / 19:47 guelph.ca
    Reports 2017 Traffic Control Signal Program Source Protection Plan Annual Reporting Closed Meeting Investigation Report from the City’s Closed Meeting Investigator re: Closed Meeting of Council for the City of Guelph on December 10, 2015 Intergovernmental Consultations Proposed New Water Bottling Charge Correspondence City of Guelph Response to Intergovernmental Consultation re: Proposed Transitional Operating Agreement between the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and the R…
  2. GO trains resume service after stoppage caused by power outage

    Kitchener.ctvnews.ca - Ontario 02.24 / 19:43 kitchener.ctvnews.ca
    Service has resumed on the Toronto and Hamilton area's commuter rail system after a power outage brought all trains to a halt for hours during Friday's morning…
  3. Chapleau man faces child pornography charge

    Local2.ca - Ontario 02.24 / 19:37 local2.ca
    Seven electronic devices were seized for…
  4. Court closes Robin Thicke restraining order trial to public

    Local2.ca - Ontario 02.24 / 19:37 local2.ca
    LOS ANGELES — No public proceedings will be held in the trial of Robin Thicke focusing on a restraining order his ex-wife wants amid allegations that he abused her and their s…
  5. Judge bars several accusers from testifying at Cosby's trial

    Local2.ca - Ontario 02.24 / 19:37 local2.ca
    PHILADELPHIA — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade a…
  6. Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

    Local2.ca - Ontario 02.24 / 19:37 local2.ca
    CANNON BALL, N.D. — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. There's tons of debris to be c…
  7. Update: Third teen charged in connection with stabbing at Peterborough home

    Mykawartha.com - Peterborough 02.24 / 19:37 www.mykawartha.com
    PETERBOROUGH — Two more people has been charged in connection with a stabbing Thursday (Feb. 23) at a Peterborough home. A 17-year-old boy is charged with attempted murder, break and enter, and accessory after the fact. His charges stem from an i…
  8. Metro invests $19 million in Windsor grocery stores

    Ourwindsor.ca - Ontario 02.24 / 19:36 www.ourwindsor.ca
    Metro Ontario will be opening a new location at Devonshire Mall this year, as well as renovating existing locations in…
  1. Caretaker charged with defrauding two seniors of more than $20,000

    Montreal.ctvnews.ca - Quebec 02.24 / 19:43 montreal.ctvnews.ca
    A 21-year-old woman is facing allegations she defrauded two seniors she worked for as a home caregiver and police are asking for any other victims to step…
  2. Two suspects sought in Laval armed robbery

    Montreal.ctvnews.ca - Quebec 02.24 / 19:18 montreal.ctvnews.ca
    Laval police are looking for two men involved in the armed robbery of a gas…
  3. Mia Farrow headlines "We Day" at St. Denis Theatre

    Montreal.ctvnews.ca - Quebec 02.24 / 18:52 montreal.ctvnews.ca
    The St. Denis Theatre played host to thousands of optimistic young Montrealers gathered to celebrate “We Day” on Fri…
  4. Quebec pension fund manager reports 'solid' return of 7.6% in 2016

    Cbc.ca - Quebec 02.24 / 18:38 www.cbc.ca
    Quebec's giant pension fund manager, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, posted a 7.6 per cent return on investment last year, bringing its net assets to $270.7 bi…
  5. NEWS: Designer envisions huge all-terrain Arctic cruise vehicles for Nunavut

    Nunatsiaqonline.ca - Quebec 02.24 / 18:37 nunatsiaqonline.ca
    When you look at the design of this futuristic all-terrain cruise vehicle, you have to wonder how Nunavut regulators, who scrutinize cruise ship travel plans, would react to a proposed trans-Nunavut overland voyage by such a vehicle. Designed by Imaginactive, the all-terrain ship, dubbed the “Resolute,” after the High Arctic Nunavut community, is just one of the futuristic vehicles that this non-profit organization has dreamed up. Imaginactive is an design…
  6. Postscript: Clown pants the least of the SPVM's worries

    Montreal.ctvnews.ca - Quebec 02.24 / 18:27 montreal.ctvnews.ca
    Forget Denmark. Barry Wilson thinks there's something rotten much closer to home: in the core of the Montreal police…
  7. 5 Montreal stories you must read this week: February 24

    Globalnews.ca - Quebec 02.24 / 18:12 globalnews.ca
    From Melissa Kayla's unexpected arrival to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizing for answering a woman's English question in French, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this…
  8. Man behind Joker-mask in anti-Arab video pleads guilty to making death threat

    Cbc.ca - Quebec 02.24 / 18:12 www.cbc.ca
    A 25-year-old Montreal North man who threatened to kill one Arab per week in an online video has pleaded guilty to making a death threat and apologized for his behaviour at a hearing on…
  1. Fisheries inspectors probe farmed fish escape in Shelburne

    Cbc.ca - Nova Scotia 02.24 / 19:27 www.cbc.ca
    Provincial fisheries officials are investigating the escape of possibly hundreds of farmed salmon from a storm-damaged pen in Shelburne…
  2. Charges dropped against N.B. police officers in shooting death of Michel Vienneau

    Globalnews.ca - Nova Scotia 02.24 / 18:12 globalnews.ca
    Michel Vienneau was shot outside the Bathurst train station on Jan. 12, 2015 during what police said was a drug…
  3. Canadian Forces member facing drug trafficking, possession charges after search of Halifax home

    Globalnews.ca - Nova Scotia 02.24 / 17:48 globalnews.ca
    The Canadian Forces began looking into "illegal drug activity" at the Halifax base in May…
  4. Opioid poisonings landing more Nova Scotians in hospital

    Cbc.ca - Nova Scotia 02.24 / 17:47 www.cbc.ca
    Between 2008 and 2015, the number of people landing in hospital with painkiller poisoning rose, report…
  5. New Glasgow doctor accused of washroom voyeurism allowed to resume practice

    Cbc.ca - Nova Scotia 02.24 / 16:54 www.cbc.ca
    A New Glasgow, N.S., family doctor accused of secretly recording an explicit video of a woman using the washroom at the clinic where he worked is allowed to practise medicine…
  6. Decision expected on whether N.B. police officers to face manslaughter trial

    Globalnews.ca - Nova Scotia 02.24 / 15:38 globalnews.ca
    Const. Patrick Bulger and Const. Mathieu Boudreau are each charged with manslaughter in the death of Michel…
  7. Government steps in with funding to keep Whitney Pier rink open

    Cbc.ca - Nova Scotia 02.24 / 13:55 www.cbc.ca
    The Whitney Pier rink suffered a major financial loss when the Sydney Minor Hockey Association moved to a new arena at…
  8. The convention centre on Trappist-1 probably opened on time: Morning File, Friday, February 24, 2017

    News 1. Court Watch: Barenaked Ladies, murders, and a toothless victory for credit customers The week, Examiner court watcher Christina Macdonald goes to Toronto for something called the Moots and catches a glimpse of the BNL’s Ed Robertson in the courthouse. Macdonald also discusses Christopher Garnier’s alleged breach of conditions, George Hubley’s conviction of accessory to murder after [&…
  1. N.S. doctor accused of voyeurism can resume practice -- with a chaperone

    Atlantic.ctvnews.ca - Newfoundland 02.24 / 19:43 atlantic.ctvnews.ca
    A Nova Scotia physician charged with voyeurism after medical clinic staff were surreptitiously filmed in the washroom has approval to practice…
  2. Canada Soccer evaluates New Brunswick girl's skills

    Cbc.ca - New Brunswick 02.24 / 19:02 www.cbc.ca
    Canada Soccer invited 59 young players to attend identification camps for its national Excel program this week, among them one teenage girl from New…
  3. Saint John police search for missing 17-year-old

    Cbc.ca - New Brunswick 02.24 / 19:02 www.cbc.ca
    Marissa Scott was reported missing on Feb.…
  4. 'I shouldn't have called Smyth the day of the shooting,' former premier tells Dunphy inquiry

    Cbc.ca - Newfoundland 02.24 / 19:02 www.cbc.ca
    Paul Davis is reiterating that he knew nothing of Don Dunphy or his controversial tweets before Dunphy was shot to death by a member of the premier's security…
  5. Afraid to get back in his cab: Taxi driver traumatized by fatal crash

    Cbc.ca - Newfoundland 02.24 / 18:37 www.cbc.ca
    Nearly a week after a snowmobile crashed into his cab, killing a 21-year-old, Jonathan Hardy can't get back behind the…
  6. Judge ends manslaughter case against N.B. police officers in shooting

    Atlantic.ctvnews.ca - Newfoundland 02.24 / 18:27 atlantic.ctvnews.ca
    A judge has ended manslaughter charges against two New Brunswick police officers in the shooting death of a Tracadie businessman two years…
  7. N.B. judge overturns conviction of grandfather accused of sexual interference

    Atlantic.ctvnews.ca - Newfoundland 02.24 / 18:27 atlantic.ctvnews.ca
    A man who was shunned by his community and reviled by family when he was wrongly branded a sex offender has been acquitted of sexually assaulting his step-granddaughter after the girl admitted she was forced to make up the story by her…
  8. 'Russian roulette': drug dealers have no idea what they're selling, RCMP say

    Cbc.ca - New Brunswick 02.24 / 18:11 www.cbc.ca
    The RCMP are once again warning the public about the lethal effects of designer drugs, which Sgt. Marc Fortin of the RCMP's crime reduction unit describes as unregulated chemicals unfit for human…
  1. Bowman focuses on Winnipeg's future in state of the city speech

    Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman made few promises in his speech to a pro-business crowd at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon Friday, choosing to focus on the city Winnipeg will become. "We need to be thinking about and planning today for a future we know is going to create increased…
  2. Man throws fluid on girl

    Winnipegsun.com - Winnipeg 02.24 / 19:49 www.winnipegsun.com
    Winnipeg police say surveillance video is still being reviewed and DNA tests are pending after an unsettling incident at the St. Vital Centre involving a group of teenage…
  3. Opening Portage and Main still on tap

    Winnipegsun.com - Manitoba 02.24 / 19:48 www.winnipegsun.com
    Mayor Brian Bowman announced some progress on re-opening Portage Avenue and Main Street to pedestrians, among a few new goals within his State of The City address…
  4. Family plans birthday vigil for Manitoba teen with autism killed in foster care

    Cbc.ca - Manitoba 02.24 / 19:27 www.cbc.ca
    Lydia Whitford's sister Jessica is inviting the public to light a candle for her on her birthday as her family continues to search for…
  5. Millions in renovations coming to MTS Centre

    Globalnews.ca - Manitoba 02.24 / 19:03 globalnews.ca
    True North Sports and Entertainment plans to spend an estimated $12 million to revamp MTS Centre with new colors, lighting, flooring and…
  6. Hak named Liquor and Lotteries CEO

    The acting chief executive officer of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is taking over the Crown corporation's starring role full time. Longtime executive Peter Hak has been appointed president and CEO, effective immediately, MLL said Friday in a release. Hak has held a number of…
  7. Innovation officer's hiring completes city administration overhaul

    City hall has rounded out its senior bureaucratic team. CAO Doug McNeil sent an email to all members of council Friday stating the newly created position of chief innovation officer has been filled with the hiring of Michael Legary. Legary’s hiring completes McNeil’s overhaul of…
  8. Teen girl sprayed with ‘unknown substance’ at St. Vital mall

    Winnipeg.ctvnews.ca - Manitoba 02.24 / 17:37 winnipeg.ctvnews.ca
    Winnipeg police are investigating a bizarre and disturbing incident at a St. Vital…
  1. Protesters to rally at Trump Tower opening next week

    News1130.com - British Columbia 02.24 / 19:34 www.news1130.com
    Donald Trump won't be in Vancouver next week, but two of his sons will be when the luxury tower bearing the US president's surname officially opens on…
  2. Tension crack stalls work at Site C Dam

    News1130.com - British Columbia 02.24 / 19:34 www.news1130.com
    A 400-metre tension crack along a haul road has stalled work on the Site C Dam project in Northeastern…
  3. Crook relinquishes items seized from Okanagan chop shop

    Globalnews.ca - British Columbia 02.24 / 19:28 globalnews.ca
    The release states Cycle Logic had connections to the Nanaimo and Calgary Hells Angels chapters and to two Kelowna motorcycle…
  4. U.S. authorities apprehend illegal border crossers east of Osoyoos

    Osoyoostimes.com - British Columbia 02.24 / 19:24 www.osoyoostimes.com
    Five people from India were apprehended by U.S. authorities south of Bridesville recently after illegally crossing into the United States. A Canadian citizen unrelated to the five Indians was also charged with human smuggling. Oroville Border Patrol agents arrested the six on Feb. 8, but the incident was only publicized in a news release from […] The post U.S. authorities apprehend illegal border crossers east of Osoyoos appeared first on Osoyoos…
  5. 5 to start your day

    Another patient dies after being sent home from Abbotsford Hospital, the feds talk marijuana legalization, and more you need to…
  6. Fire destroys garage

    Castanet.net - British Columbia 02.24 / 19:09 www.castanet.net
    UPDATE: 10:43 a.m. Fire Chief Darlene Bailey said the Kaleden Fire Department responded just before 9 a.m. to the garage/workshop fire. When they arrived on scene the structure was fully engulfed in flames and the fire had also spread to a tree and a corner of the nearby house. Residents…
  7. Bald tires are bad news

    Castanet.net - British Columbia 02.24 / 19:09 www.castanet.net
    Bald may be beautiful, but not when it comes to tires. During a recent traffic safety blitz, Vernon RCMP found several vehicles with poor tires, including one that was nearly slick. “One Vernon man was stopped driving down the highway with extremely bald tires. He was on his way to a…
  8. Brave swimmers dip into Kinsmen Beach for Polar Bear Plunge

    B104.ca - British Columbia 02.24 / 19:04 b104.ca
    It’s not quite bikini season but that’s not stopping swimmers heading down to Kinsmen Beach Friday. Columbia Valley’s Recreation Adapted Society is hosting their Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Windermere. Those brave enough to dip into icy waters have fundraised money for RAD to purchase new adapted ski equipment. The Society aims to relieve the…
  1. Great Canadian Dollar Store opening 5th P.E.I. location on Saturday

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 02.24 / 19:27 www.cbc.ca
    The Great Canadian Dollar Store will be opening its fifth location on Prince Edward Island this weekend, with an eye to opening another…
  2. 'Snoga': About 20 people brave the cold for yoga in the snow

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 02.24 / 19:27 www.cbc.ca
    For an hour on Friday, Rochford Square in Charlottetown became an open air yoga studio. On yoga mats sunk into the snow, about 20 people participated in what organizers called…
  3. Dairy Queen eyes return to Summerside

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 02.24 / 18:38 www.cbc.ca
    Dairy Queen is looking to return to Summerside, P.E.I., after its last franchise there closed in…
  4. Island women to help mark 100th anniversary of vote

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 02.24 / 17:21 www.cbc.ca
    Four young Island women will represent P.E.I. at a national event marking the 100th anniversary of women attaining the right to vote in Canadian federal…
  5. 'A cool job': How ice sculptures are made for the Jack Frost Children's Winterfest

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 02.24 / 16:28 www.cbc.ca
    Ice sculptors have out in full force this week preparing for the Jack Frost Children's…
  6. Impaired driving convictions in P.E.I. up slightly in 2016

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 02.24 / 15:37 www.cbc.ca
    The number of impaired driving convictions on P.E.I. ticked up slightly in 2016, but is still near historic…
  7. 3,500 Islanders removed from provincial patient registry

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 02.24 / 13:27 www.cbc.ca
    About 3,500 Islanders have been removed from the provincial patient registry since October, but almost 7,000 are still looking for a primary-care…
  8. P.E.I. inmates repair 120,000 pairs of eyeglasses for the needy

    Cbc.ca - Prince Edward Island 02.24 / 11:45 www.cbc.ca
    More than 120,000 pairs of used eyeglasses from Atlantic Canada will soon be headed to people in need with help from inmates at P.E.I.'s provincial…
  1. Oil spill cleanup cost in Saskatchewan now $107M: Husky Energy

    Globalnews.ca - Saskatoon 02.24 / 19:28 globalnews.ca
    Husky Energy says the cost to clean up the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River was $107…
  2. Restaurant patios, vaping, part of Regina smoking bylaw review

    Cbc.ca - Saskatchewan 02.24 / 19:27 www.cbc.ca
    The City of Regina is reviewing smoking rules for outdoor spaces — such as restaurant p…
  3. Saskatoon weather outlook: winter returns with snow, -20 wind chills

    Globalnews.ca - Saskatoon 02.24 / 19:04 globalnews.ca
    Our fling with spring has ended and it’s back to winter for awhile with -20 wind chills back in Saskatoon's weather f…
  4. Healing lodges, alternative sentences work, says McKay lawyer

    Cbc.ca - Saskatchewan 02.24 / 18:38 www.cbc.ca
    The lawyer of Catherine McKay, who killed a family of four while driving drunk, says many inmates would benefit from a healing…
  5. Cleanup of oil spill in Saskatchewan cost $107M, Husky Energy says

    Cbc.ca - Saskatchewan 02.24 / 18:38 www.cbc.ca
    Husky Energy says efforts to clean up a major oil pipeline spill last year in Saskatchewan have cost $107…
  6. Family receives keys to Habitat home

    When you are a family of six, including three teenage boys, living in a two-bedroom house, things can become a little…
  7. Regina coach, educator, former MLA Gordon Currie dies

    Cbc.ca - Saskatchewan 02.24 / 18:12 www.cbc.ca
    Gordon Currie, a legendary Saskatchewan coach and educator who also served in Grant Devine's cabinet, passed away this week at…
  8. Five candidates running in Saskatoon-Meewasin byelection

    Globalnews.ca - Saskatoon 02.24 / 17:22 globalnews.ca
    Darrin Lamoureux, Ryan Meili, Brent Penner, David Prokopchuk and Shawn Setyo are running in the Saskatoon-Meewasin…
  1. Wildrose Party calls on NDP to distance themselves from union push to defund private schools

    Calgarysun.com - Alberta 02.24 / 19:48 www.calgarysun.com
    The Wildrose Party is demanding the NDP government disavow a call to defund private…
  2. Suspects in two violent Calgary robberies arrested in Edmonton

    Edmontonsun.com - Edmonton 02.24 / 19:48 www.edmontonsun.com
    Calgary police say two suspects wanted in connection with violent robberies in December and January have been arrested in…
  3. Oil spill cleanup cost in Saskatchewan now $107M: Husky Energy

    Newstalk770.com - Calgary 02.24 / 19:47 newstalk770.com
    The cost to clean up the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River has risen to $107 million, Husky Energyreported on Friday. A Husky spokesperson…
  4. Calgary pair charged after victims beaten, held against their will in armed robberies

    Newstalk770.com - Calgary 02.24 / 19:47 newstalk770.com
    Calgary police have laid charges after two violent robberies in which people responding to online personal ads were attacked. The first robbery…
  5. CPS urges online hookup caution after assaults and robberies

    660news.com - Alberta 02.24 / 19:34 www.660news.com
    Calgary police are warning you about the dangers of online hookups after two men who responded to online personal ads were assaulted and robbed. In December, a man arranged to meet someone in a northeast hotel room, but was visited by a man and a woman who took out a machete, held him against his…
  6. Woman found dead in vehicle in rural northeast Edmonton was shot

    Globalnews.ca - Alberta 02.24 / 19:28 globalnews.ca
    An autopsy confirmed a woman whose body was found inside a vehicle on the outskirts of Edmonton Monday died from gunshot…
  7. Robbed, not romanced: 2 arrested after personal ad dates end in violent thefts

    Cbc.ca - Alberta 02.24 / 19:27 www.cbc.ca
    Two people who were sought in the violent robberies of men responding to online personal ads in Calgary have been arrested in…
  8. Woman found shot to death in northeast Edmonton identified

    Cbc.ca - Alberta 02.24 / 19:27 www.cbc.ca
    A woman found dead in a vehicle on the outskirts of northeast Edmonton died of gunshot wounds, homicide investigators confirmed…
  1. McDiarmid found guilty of assault on lawyer

    Yukon-news.com - Yukon 02.23 / 23:13 www.yukon-news.com
    A Dawson City man was found guilty of assaulting and threatening a lawyer and resisting a peace officer in Yukon Supreme Court Feb. 22. Justice David Gates sentenced Mark McDiarmid to 10 months in prison, but McDiarmid was released the same day because of credit for time…
  1. Feasting in the outdoors

    Hayriverhub.com - Northwest Territories 02.24 / 00:48 www.hayriverhub.com
    The Lights On program held a community feast outdoors on Feb. 18 in the parking lot of Diamond Jenness Secondary School. People treated themselves to food prepared inside the school by participants in the weekend activity program for young people, and kept warm by gathering around fires in two barrels. The community feast was sponsored…
  2. Prime minister invited to AWG

    Hayriverhub.com - Northwest Territories 02.24 / 00:22 www.hayriverhub.com
    A pitch was made last week to attract some serious political star power to next year’s Arctic Winter Games. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was invited to attend the games during his stop in Yellowknife on Feb. 10. The invitation was personally extended by Hay River Mayor Brad Mapes, Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley and Greg…