3 current events in the news today

 
 

Murder trial begins in case of Ont. woman who vanished five years ago

TORONTO – Opening arguments are set to get underway today in the murder trial for a Toronto woman who vanished five years ago. Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock. Justice Michael Code, who is presiding over the case, has told potential jurors that the Crown alleges Millard and Smich murdered Babcock at Millard’s Toronto home on July 3 or 4, 2012. Code has said to potential jurors that the pairRead More


International students won’t face immigration penalties over college strike: officials

Tens of thousands of international students affected by a faculty strike at Ontario colleges are being reassured by immigration officials that they won’t be penalized for a delay that is beyond their control. But some international students say the work stoppage, which began last Monday, has them worrying about finances as well as their education and immigration status. “It is very stressful,” said Noble Thomas, 24, a human resources management student at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont. Thomas, who came to Canada two years ago from India, said eachRead More


CTV Northern Ontario: Learning about disabilities

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U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory over ISIS militants in Raqqa

Zeina Karam, The Associated Press Published Friday, October 20, 2017 7:35AM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 10:34AM EDT BEIRUT — A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former “capital” of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins. At a press conference held inside the city Friday, the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces formally handed over administration of the devastated northern city to a councilRead More


Raid following fire turns up guns and drugs

London police have seized guns and drugs following a fire on Limberlost Road. Emergency crews were called to a fire in the basement of a  residence about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The occupant of the home was outside of the residence when emergency services arrived. He sustained minor injuries which did not require medical attention, police said. Police executed a search warrant at the residence.  The following items were seized: •       Semi-automatic rifle x 2 •       Loaded pump-action 12 gauge shotgun x 2 •       11 rounds of 12 gauge ammunitionRead More


MMIWG inquiry makes changes to accommodate more families on third day of hearings in Winnipeg

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls made changes on the third day of hearings in Winnipeg to allow more families in Manitoba to tell their stories of loss. 120 Manitoba families have registered to give testimony to the inquiry. The inquiry said it will now travel to Norway House for statement gathering from November 7 to 9. On Wednesday, an appearance by the Bear Clan Patrol was also cancelled to allow more time for families to tell their stories. While an interim report is expectedRead More


Woman, 26, dies in hospital after crash on Hwy. 410 in Brampton

Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:13AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:26AM EDT A 26-year-old woman female has died in hospital following a single-vehicle collision on Highway 410 in Brampton on Wednesday night, police confirm. It happened in the southbound lanes of the highway near Steeles Avenue at around 11 p.m. Peel paramedics told CP24 a female was taken to a local hospital to be treated for critical injuries but police have now confirmed that the woman, a 26-year-old Brampton resident, later died.Read More


B.C. mayor: Workers were doing maintenance when killed at B.C. arena

FERNIE, B.C. — The mayor of a small city in southeastern British Columbia says three workers were doing routine maintenance at the ice rink when they were killed by a suspected ammonia leak. Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano has not identified the dead, but says two of them were local residents. The third was an out-of-town contractor for the company handling maintenance on the ice-making equipment at the Fernie Memorial Arena. A state of emergency remains in effect in Fernie after the leak, which happened just after noon on Tuesday. GiulianoRead More


‘It wasn’t right what she did,’: Blind woman befriended, then robbed

A blind woman was heading to Toronto for a doctor’s appointment when she was robbed by a woman who befriended her. The woman, who didn’t want to reveal her real name, planned a trip from her home in Sudbury to Toronto for an appointment with a specialist and wanted to go on her own without the help of her daughter, in an effort to regain some of her independence, she told CTV News Toronto. But her trip took an unexpected turn when she got on a chartered bus and madeRead More


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