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Minister responsible for Phoenix isn’t ‘married’ to system.

CTV Ottawa, CTV Ottawa Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:01PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:12PM EST The Minister responsible for the plagued Phoenix pay program said she is “not married” to the system. In an exclusive interview with CTV News Thursday, Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough said she is not opposed to scrapping the Phoenix pay system once the pay problems have stabilized.  “We’re not married to Phoenix; I’m not married to Phoenix now, I just have to pay people every two weeks,” she said.Read More

Steve Vogelsang granted bail after bank robbery charges

A prominent Winnipeg broadcaster has been granted bail in connection to a number of bank robberies in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Steve Vogelsang was originally arrested and charged after two bank robberies in Medicine Hat, Alta. Police say he is facing similar charges in Regina and Saskatoon. Vogelsang is a former news director and sports reporter at CTV Winnipeg and a former journalism instructor at Red River College. With files from CTV Winnipeg Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news todayRead More

Child care costs rising faster than inflation

A new study shows child care in Vancouver is the second most expensive in the country, at about $1,300 per toddler on average. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Ontario premier files statement of claim against opposition leader

The Canadian Press Published Monday, December 11, 2017 5:00PM EST Last Updated Monday, December 11, 2017 6:05PM EST TORONTO — A statement of claim was filed today in order for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to be able to continue with her case against Patrick Brown. The legal action stems from comments Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown made in September, a day before Wynne testified as a witness at a trial in Sudbury, Ont., involving two provincial Liberals facing Election Act bribery charges. Brown told reporters he hoped Wynne would giveRead More

Four masked assailants assault man, 63, during Terrebonne home invasion

CTV Montreal Published Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:32PM EST Last Updated Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:41PM EST Terrebonne police are investigating after receiving notice of a home invasion, reported by the victim two days after the alleged assault. The man, 63, was alone at his house on Montee Gagnon when four masked assailants broke in, striking him in the head with a blunt object.  The suspects were able to take money, electronics, and firearms before fleeing the premises.  The man brought himself to the hospital for treatment following the assault,Read More

Singer Neil Young’s model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction

(Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Neil Young’s extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon. A model train which is part of a collection of recording artist Neil Young’s most prized possessions being put up for auction by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 9, 2017, is shown in this photo provided November 2, 2107. Julien’s Auctions Gallery/Handout via REUTERS Young, a model train enthusiast for decades, offered more than 230 pieces at Julien’sRead More

Driver in critical condition after Springwater crash

Beatrice Vaisman, CTV News Published Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:42PM EST Last Updated Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:53PM EST A man has been airlifted to a trauma centre in Toronto after a crash on County Road 27 in Springwater Township last night. He had to be extricated from his vehicle, and he remains in critical condition.    Police tell CTV News Barrie that a northbound vehicle crossed the centre line and hit a car travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of a pick-up truck also swerved to avoid theRead More

Location, location, location: How your health-care coverage is linked to where you live in Canada – Calgary

Rosa Marchitelli Two men, different provinces, the same life-changing surgery, yet one has to pay out of pocket and the other is covered by the public health-care system in what some call Canada’s medical “postal code lottery.” Peter Pawlik, a hearing-impaired Calgary man, is travelling to Austria to get a life-changing medical device surgically implanted that will help him hear clearly for the first time. Because the Alberta government won’t pay for the surgery, his retired parents are footing the $50,000 bill. It’s a trip they wouldn’t have to take and aRead More

CTV News at Six Northern Ontario for Sun. Dec. 10

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Cape Breton Councillor frustrated with lack of information over potential container terminal

Cape Breton Regional Municipality Councillor Amanda MacDougall has spent a lot of time on the phone lately, trying to find answers about the potential of a container terminal in Sydney for her constituents. “At the end of the day, we’re elected officials, we’re dealing with public money, we’re here to first and foremost to serve the greater good of the CBRM and its residents. If people want information we should providing that information. We’re not in the business of private business,” says MacDougall. MacDougall says she just recently found outRead More