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5-year-old girl allegedly attacked by German shepherd

A little girl in Ontario continues to recover after an alleged dog attack by one of the neighbour’s pets. The family of five-year-old Madalyn Barclay says the little girl was attacked by a German shepherd mix while playing at a neighbour’s house in Bradford, Ont., roughly 70 kilometres north of Toronto. Bobbi Stickwood, Madalyn’s mother, told CTV Toronto the alleged attack happened 10 days ago when her daughter had been visiting the friend’s house. “We brought her back with a rag on her face and I knew it was reallyRead More

Small Ontario town to offer second round of generous incentives to move there

Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:40PM EST A northern Ontario town that offered generous incentives to potential newcomers in a bid to revitalize the community says its efforts were successful enough to merit a second round. Officials in Smooth Rock Falls, Ont., recently launched a campaign to woo newcomers to the area and help rebuild a town that had been in a financial tailspin since the closure of a local pulp and paper mill. As part of the campaign, the municipal government put 15 parcelsRead More

Home invasion in St. Hyacinthe leads to high-speed chase

Police in St. Hyacinthe are trying to unravel a tangled story that began with an attack in a home in a new development. Four men barged into a home on Carré René Belislé around midnight Thursday and assaulted the three people inside. Neighbours heard what sounded like a gun being fired, but police have not yet been able to confirm what made the explosive noise. After an assault that left one man injured the attackers left the home in a stolen car — but were spotted by police on HighwayRead More

Fairfax Financial Holdings interested in broken Churchill rail line: government

OTTAWA – The federal government says a Toronto-based holding company is interested in becoming a new partner in a possible deal for a takeover of the broken rail line that runs to Churchill in northern Manitoba. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says Fairfax Financial Holdings Inc. has expressed interest in the Hudson Bay Rail line, the Port of Churchill and other associated assets. Carr says Fairfax is considering partnering with Missinippi Rail and One North to acquire the line from Omnitrax. Severe flooding damaged the rail line last spring, cuttingRead More

Global hit ‘Despacito’ dominates Latin Grammys with 4 awards

LAS VEGAS – The global hit “Despacito” was the big winner at Thursday’s Latin Grammy Awards, making good on all four of its nominations, including record and song of the year. Singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi dedicated his awards to his native Puerto Rico, as did several other artists throughout the three-hour show, which opened with a moment of silence for the storm-ravaged island. “I’m here because of Puerto Rico, and this song is a hymn to Puerto Rico,” Fonsi said backstage. “Everything I do, and everything I will do, now moreRead More

Loblaw closing 22 unprofitable stores, Q3 profit up on sale of gas bar business

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it has finalized a plan that will result in the closure of 22 unprofitable stores across a range of its banners and formats. The company says it expects that the closures will be substantially complete by the end of the first quarter of next year. The move comes as Loblaw more than doubled its third-quarter profit compared with a year ago as its results were boosted by the sale of its gas bar business. The retailer says its profit attributable to common shareholdersRead More

Woman asked to leave Regina Chuck E Cheese because of service dog

A Regina woman says she was kicked out of a local Chuck E Cheese because she has a service dog. Ashley Nemeth is blind, and relies on her service dog Rick to help her with day to day tasks. She was at the Chuck E Cheese on Victoria Avenue with her family and Rick on Monday night, when she was asked to leave the restaurant by an employee, sighting the business’s strict “no pets” policy. Nemeth caught the incident on video. In an emailed statement to CTV News, Chuck ERead More

Safety at rail crossing where 11-year-old died could be improved: report

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has come up with options to improve safety at a Manitoba railway crossing where an 11-year-old girl on her bike was killed. Kharma Brown was hit by a train at pedestrian railway crossing in Ste. Anne, Man. September 15, 2017. READ MORE: ‘A very special child’: Father of 11-year-old girl hit by train calls for better safeguards at railway crossing The TSB report found while the crossing was regulation compliant as a pedestrian crossing, it was not designed for cyclists. Based on the findings,Read More

Lebanon again dangerously at mercy of Saudi Arabia-Iran rivalry: Nahlah Ayed – World

Nahlah Ayed From the start, the case of the missing Lebanese prime minister strayed wildly from the mainstream of the Middle East’s usual plots. Everything that has followed Saad Hariri’s sudden and reportedly forced resignation last week has struck the same startling tenor: his apparent house arrest, the Saudi Arabia-Lebanon mutual accusations of declaring war, the French president’s sudden in-person intervention. Hariri’s first interview since all of this started was no exception. Nearly 55 minutes into the interview Sunday, there was a mysterious man, caught briefly on camera, holding aRead More