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Fuel cleanup in drainage pond is conducted under environment ministry direction

CTV London Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:14PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:09PM EST The source of a large diesel fuel spill in a northwest storm drainage pond was a fuel tank being used by a construction contractor, the city says. As first reported by CTV News, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change was called in after the Thursday spill. Ward 7 councillor Josh Morgan says the contractor hired “a dedicated spills contractor” to clean up the fuel. The work is being conducted under the directionRead More

Mixed reactions for postponing of seismic testing at Donkin Mine

After a sudden decision to postpone controversial seismic testing at the Donkin Mine in Nova Scotia, Maritimers are expressing both caution and relief. The company operating the mine, Kameron Coal, announced Friday that it’s putting off the polarizing project until 2018. The company faced significant public backlash from both fishermen and First Nations who argue the tests would harm fisheries.            Fishermen’s representative, Herb Nash says he’s relieved the project has been put off. “We’re tickled pink with it,” he says. “We couldn’t be happier that Kameron Coal stopped it,Read More

SIU investigating arrest of man in St. Catharines

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The province’s Special Investigations Unit says its investigating the recent arrest of a man in St. Catharines, Ont. They say Niagara Regional Police were trying to arrest the 43-year-old man on Thursday afternoon when he fled in a vehicle. The SIU did not provide a reason for the attempted arrest. Shortly after the man drove away, the SIU says he crashed into another vehicle driven by a 29-year-old man, causing him minor injuries. The 43-year-old man was ultimately arrested with help from police dogs and takenRead More

Several in custody after Regina police, including SWAT team, execute warrant

CTV Regina Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:17PM CST Last Updated Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:47PM CST Several people are in custody after a SWAT team and other police officers carried out a high-risk search warrant in Regina’s Cathedral neighbourhood Thursday. Police say they obtained the warrant as part of an ongoing investigation after identifying a house in the 2000 block of Princess Street as a “site of criminal activity.” A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to the scene because police believed there would be firearms inside theRead More

Tax overhaul drama moves to Senate as House approves its bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans took important steps on Thursday toward the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s, with the House of Representatives approving a broad package of tax cuts, and a Senate panel advancing its own version of the legislation sought by senior lawmakers and President Donald Trump. The House vote shifted the tax debate to the Senate, where a tax-writing panel finished debating and approved a bill late Thursday evening. That measure has already encountered resistance from some within the Republicans ranks. Full Senate action is expectedRead More

Leafs star Auston Matthews to miss fourth straight game due to injury

TORONTO — Injured Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews will miss a fourth straight game tonight when Toronto hosts the New Jersey Devils. Leafs coach Mike Babcock confirmed at practice today that Matthews will sit out the game as he continues to deal with an upper-body injury. There was speculation Matthews, who has 10 goals and nine assists in 16 games, might be fit to face the Devils after he returned to practice Wednesday. Toronto has played well without their young star. The Maple Leafs have won four in a row,Read More

One dead in head-on crash near Strathmore

Authorities say that one driver has died and another was injured in a crash on a rural highway near a community east of the City of Calgary. Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 901, just west of Highway 817 at about 5:00 p.m. Investigators say a Dodge Grand Caravan, eastbound on the road, crossed the centre line into the path of a semi tractor-trailer. The truck driver attempted to avoid hitting the van, but the vehicles crashed head-on. The truck driver suffered minor injuriesRead More

Toronto Raptors beat Houston Rockets 129-113

Kristie Rieken, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:13PM EST HOUSTON — DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and the Toronto Raptors built a big lead in the first half and held on for a 129-113 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. James Harden had 38 points and made 19 of 19 foul shots for the Rockets, who ended a six-game winning streak. Houston scored six straight points, including three free throws from Harden, to make it 108-103 with about 7 1/2 minutes left. Delon Wright madeRead More

Alberta introducing rules to align with federal cannabis legalization plan

EDMONTON — Alberta is putting the legislative pieces in place for legalized marijuana, starting with changes to align its rules with pending Criminal Code amendments. “Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death and injury in Canada,” Transportation Minister Brian Mason said Tuesday after introducing Bill 29 in the legislature. “If this bill passes, it will support our government’s goal of zero impairment (and) related collisions and fatalities on Alberta roads.” Marijuana is to be legal across Canada as of July 1, and the federal government is revising andRead 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