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Armed 25-year-old man shot dead by police after hostages taken inside Vaughan bank

Rachael D’Amore, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:29PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:47PM EST York Regional Police say officers have shot and killed an armed suspect after he allegedly stormed a Vaughan bank, taking staff and customers hostage. Police were made aware of the situation shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Const. Andy Pattenden said officers responded to the RBC bank branch near Major Mackenzie Drive West and Dufferin Street after receiving calls about a man inside the bank with a gun. When officersRead More

Stratford man obtains naked photos of women for extortion purposes: police

Following an 18 month investigation, Stratford police have arrested a 22-year-old resident of the city for allegedly extorting over a dozen women for sexual purposes. The suspect would use fake Instagram and Snapchat accounts to lure women and convince them to send naked photographs of themselves promising large amounts of cash. After receiving the pictures, the suspect would not pay the women. He would then threaten to send the pictures to friends and family members. Police say victims are scattered across the province The suspect faces 35 criminal charges, includingRead More

New report says Toronto is the most expensive city in the country for child care

A report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Tuesday suggests Toronto parents are digging deep into their wallets when it comes to paying for child care in the city. Families in the city are paying the highest child care rates in Canada at an average of $21,096 a year and the costs are climbing six times faster than the rate of inflation, according to the report. “It sucks because it makes having children a privilege, right? Because not everyone can afford it,” Toronto mom Rebecca Nmezi told CTVRead More

Former Calgary Flames defenceman Zarley Zalapski dead at 49

The Calgary Flames are extending condolences to the family of Zarley Zalapski, a former Calgary Flames defenceman, who died Tuesday at the age of 49. Zalapski played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers and Philadelphia Flyers before he was eventually traded to the Calgary Flames. He ended up playing for the team from 1993 to 1998. He returned to live in Calgary after his retirement in 2010. Ken King, President of the Calgary Flames, released the following statement on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened with the news of Zarley’s passing.Read More

Name suggestions needed for downtown Barrie theatre

The public can now submit name suggestions for the former Mady Centre for the Performing Arts. Barrie city councillors gave initial approval to give Pratt Homes the naming rights on Monday night at general committee. The developer is now moving forward with a contest to rename the theatre. Pratt Homes has launched a website where people can enter their name suggestions. All anyone has to do is type in a name and the reason behind it. Pratt will take a select number of submissions back to the city for aRead More

Canadian members of Oscars academy hopeful about new code of conduct

Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:37PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 7, 2017 3:20PM EST TORONTO — When Toronto-based sound editor Jane Tattersall received an email from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week announcing a new code of conduct it seemed an obvious move — but a very necessary one. “I thought, ‘I hope you wouldn’t tolerate this behaviour anyway, but why not be specific about it? It doesn’t do you any service to not say these words, not to putRead More

Northern Pulp holding open houses to receive feedback on pipeline plan

CTV Atlantic Published Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:14PM AST Last Updated Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:18PM AST Northern Pulp held open houses Tuesday to receive feedback on its plan to pump wastewater into the Northumberland Strait. The over 50-year-old facility was forced to change its operation after the province mandated the closure of the current treatment centre by 2020. Northern Pulp has started consultation on their new plan which would include a new wastewater treatment facility on the mill’s property, then laying a 10.5-kilometre pipeline on the bottom of PictouRead More

Honduran presidential candidate calls for military to ‘rebel against your bosses’ – World

Reuters A Honduran TV star turned opposition candidate on Sunday called on the country’s military to rebel from enforcing a curfew that was imposed after deadly protests over last week’s disputed presidential vote. Thousands of mostly young demonstrators banged pots and blew shrill horns as they marched through the capital, Tegucigalpa, in support of Salvador Nasralla. He accuses the government of trying to steal last week’s election. Local TV images showed similar protests in other major cities around the country. Early last week, Nasralla, a former sportscaster and game show host, appeared to haveRead More

‘Coco’ handily wins quiet box office weekend

Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Published Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:55PM EST Last Updated Sunday, December 3, 2017 5:52PM EST NEW YORK — In a sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar’s “Coco” remained the top film for the second straight week while a number of Oscar contenders packed theatres in specialty release. “Coco” again easily led all films with $26.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The acclaimed animated tale based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)Read More

Sudbury health care services company giving back

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