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Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence increased

The Associated Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 3:06AM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 3:41AM EST SOMERSET WEST, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius’ original six-year sentenceRead More

Emily Cablek speaks out to help others, 5 years after abducted kids returned

Emily Cablek never gave up. When her ex-husband Kevin Maryk abducted her two children and hid them in Mexico for nearly four years, she never stopped searching. Five years later, the mother of two has also found herself. “When they were abducted life just kind of stopped for me,” Cablek said. “It’s taken me a while to be strong about what I went through. I finally know me.” Before the abduction, before the divorce and custody battle for her children, Cablek said she was in a relationship with Maryk forRead More

Deaf woman whose daughter was murdered calls for more interpreters

The mother of a murdered Saskatoon woman testified at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls Thursday she’d like to see better access to interpreters. “Without an interpreter, communication was difficult,” Carol Wolfe, who is deaf, told the inquiry via an interpreter. “I felt unheard and dismissed simply because they chose not to hear me.” Her daughter, Karina Wolfe, disappeared in Saskatoon on July 2, 2010. About two weeks after the 20-year-old went missing, her mother went to the Saskatoon police station. Wolfe told the inquiryRead More

B.C. man charged after cat allegedly drugged, bleached and shaved

The RCMP has arrested a 20-year-old man after a disturbing incident involving an animal was posted on social media in which a cat was allegedly drugged, shaved, bleached and thrown out a window in B.C.’s Cowichan Valley. According to court documents obtained by CTV Vancouver Island, Joshua Lemire has been charged with one count of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal. “(F)urther charges are being considered on other youth who were involved,” Cpl. Tammy Douglas of the RCMP said in a written statement. The disturbing incident came toRead More

Six-year-old girl kills deer under Wisconsin’s new hunting rules

Gretchen Ehlke, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:38AM EST MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin kindergartener is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under a new law that eliminates the state’s minimum hunting age. Lexie Harris, 6, is no stranger to the woods. Her dad, Tyler Harris, has taken her along on his hunts since she was 3. But, it wasn’t until Gov. Scott Walker signed the new law on Nov. 12 that Lexie could legally shoot a deer. Until then, a state resident had to beRead More

Fox fur farmer guilty of three counts of animal cruelty

CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:27PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:59PM EST A Quebec fur farmer was found guilty on three charges of animal cruelty on Tuesday, three years after the Montreal SPCA declared his farm “hell on earth.” With the conviction, Jean-Luc Rodier is facing a $5,000 fine and 75 hours of community service, as well as a 15 year ban on owning any animals other than mink. Those animals he is permitted to own will be supervised by the Montreal SPCA. In 2014,Read More

Grey Cup Week Kicks Off Today

Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:14AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:20AM EST The Grey Cup officially arrives in Ottawa today. Fans are invited to Parliament Hill at 12 p.m. to kick-off Grey Cup Festival week in the capital. CTV Morning Live’s Henry Burris will be among the fans at the official kick off of the 105 Grey Cup Festival. Both the Toronto Argos and Calgary Stampeders will also arrive in Ottawa today to begin preparations for Sunday’s CFL championship game at TDRead More

AMAs reflect year in pop music, where male acts dominated

Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:35AM EST The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees? Not so much. In categories like artist of the year and favourite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts are in contention. Other categories where male acts dominate include video of the year, tour of the year, favourite country album and favourite soul/R&B song. Halsey is the only female act nominated for favourite pop/rock song and collaborationRead More

Health Sciences Centre investigating young mother’s death after delivering baby boy

A Winnipeg family mourning the loss of a young mother believes a catheter from an epidural wasn’t removed in a timely manner and is connected to a meningitis diagnosis in hospital. Chelean Eaton, 25, died Nov. 6, less than a week after giving birth to her baby boy, Damien. Her mother Cynthia Eaton told CTV News Saturday Chelean had the same epidural when her two daughters were born, now eight and nine years old. In those cases, Eaton said the catheter was taken out right away. “They’re going to growRead More

Climate-hit nations say UN talks offer little help for soaring losses – Technology & Science

Reuters From Fiji to St. Lucia, small island nations have taken every opportunity to flag the growing risks of climate change to their land and people at UN talks in Bonn — but their cry for help has fallen on deaf ears, officials and experts said on Friday. Over the past two weeks, leaders of those states have spoken consistently of the loss of life and property caused by powerful storms in the last two years, and the existential threat to their low-lying territories as seas rise on a warming planet.Read More