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Turris believes Sens owner Eugene Melnyk is the reason he’s no longer in Ottawa

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:15PM EST VANCOUVER — Kyle Turris believes Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is the reason he’s no longer in the nation’s capital. Speaking before his team’s game in Vancouver against the Canucks on Wednesday, the Nashville Predators centre reflected on his time with the Senators that ended with a three-team trade on Nov. 5. “It’s tough because I think management did want to sign me, but I think that the owner didn’t,” Turris said following Nashville’s morning skate. “And thatRead More

Search is on to get hottest toy before Christmas

Last-minute shoppers are frantic to find the elusive Fingerling toys for Christmas. “Tag Along Toys” in Kanata got a surprise shipment in Wednesday morning. They are all already accounted for. “It has been the toy of 2017- we have not been able to get any – this is the first shipment we are getting and that’s it!” says owner Patti Taggart. She says she has been getting phone calls since June for the toy. Fingerlings are the “it” toy this holiday season. They are small shaped creatures designed to gripRead More

N.S. veterinary association to ban cat declawing, a first in Canada

Veterinarians in Nova Scotia will halt the “ethically unacceptable” practice of declawing domestic cats as they adopt a new code of ethics next spring. The Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association said the code of ethics will come into effect on March 15, 2018 and prohibit veterinarians from declawing cats if there’s no medically necessary reason to do so. A three-month “education period” about the new rules takes effect immediately, the society said in a news release. Veterinarians will still be able to declaw cats that have diseased or infected nails,Read More

25,700 college students get refund after strike, according to early numbers

Shawn Jeffords , The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:56AM EST TORONTO — Nearly 25,700 full-time Ontario college students received tuition refunds after a five-week strike derailed their semester. Ontario’s Ministry of Advanced Education confirmed Tuesday that 10.3 per cent of Ontario’s roughly 250,000 full-time college students asked for, and received, their money back after the strike. Minister Deb Matthews said the figures are still preliminary and could change in the coming weeks as further numbers are reported by Ontario’s 24 colleges. “Over the past months, I haveRead More

Assault victim says ex-boyfriend’s discharge tells attackers ‘He can get away with it’

A Newfoundland woman who was beaten by her ex-boyfriend says a judge’s decision to grant a discharge sends a clear message to attackers that “you can do whatever you want as long as you’re going to university at some point.” Lancelot Saunders, 20, pleaded guilty to assaulting 19-year-old Aden Savoie. He later bragged about the attack on his Instagram account. A judge decided to issue an absolute discharge — effectively scrapping any consequences — after a lawyer for Saunders said his client planned to attend Memorial University. The young manRead More

Protesters voice concerns with proposed changes to health care in N.B.

Protesters rallied in Dieppe, N.B., Monday urging the provincial government to back away from a plan that would have Medavie – which already manages Ambulance New Brunswick – take over management of the extramural home healthcare program and Tele-Care 811 currently under provincial management. “It’s certainly to get a message to the government that we’re not buying into their sale to Medavie. Extramural is not for sale,” says Cecile Cassista of the New Brunswick Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents’ Rights. The government insists more people will receive medicalRead More

Child care costs rising faster than inflation, raising questions about Liberal spending

Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:09AM EST OTTAWA – A new report shows child care costs are rising faster than inflation, straining pocketbooks and raising questions about whether billions in new federal spending will make daycare more affordable for those who want it. Toronto remains the most expensive city for child care, where median daycare costs families about $21,096 a year. The cheapest spaces are in Quebec, where provincially regulated and subsidized daycare has a median cost of $183 a month, or $2,196 a year.Read More

Viral video of bullied boy sparks criticism for the mom

Heart wrenching video of boy’s response to being bullied goes viral, but does the mother have an ulterior motive? Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

OPP patrolling in transport trucks to crack down on distracted drivers

Provincial police are patrolling Ontario roads in transport trucks this week in an effort to crack down on distracted driving by commercial truck drivers. Ontario Provincial Police say the five-day road safety blitz launched Monday is the first time officers have used transport trucks on patrol. They say being in the trucks will give officers a better vantage point for spotting distracted or dangerous drivers. The OPP say inattentive driving causes over a quarter of all commercial vehicle collisions. Commissioner Vince Hawkes says the OPP has responded to more thanRead More

Canadiens loan defenceman Victor Mete to Canada’s junior national team

MONTREAL — Defenceman Victor Mete has been loaned by the Montreal Canadiens to Canada’s national junior team a day before its selection camp for the upcoming world championships begins. Mete is one of six Canadian junior-eligible players in the NHL this season. He is the first to be made available to Canada’s junior team. Columbus centre Pierre-Luc Dubois, Arizona defenceman Jakob Chychrun, Philadelphia centre Nolan Patrick and Colorado Avalanche defenceman Samuel Girard and centre Tyson Jost are the other eligible players. Mete has four assists and a plus-5 rating inRead More