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  • Police seize guns, drugs as part of lengthy investigation

    December 17, 2013 6:25 PM 21

    Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, police carried out a search of a vehicle during a traffic stop on Monday in the 100 block of Watt Street. A male and female were taken into custody as part of a lengthy drug investigation, said police. Less than an hour later, police from multiple units carried out a search at a residence on Gordon Avenue and one on Talbot

  • Police seize Superbuff and cocaine in alleged dial-a-dope operation

    December 17, 2013 6:17 PM 25

    Two Alberta men are facing charges and a province-wide warrant has been issued for a third in connection to an alleged cocaine distribution operation. ALERT’s CFSEU, CPS and Airdrie RCMP executed seven search warrants on December 4 and seized more than 15 kilograms of Phenacetin or “Superbuff” from a home in Airdrie. The pain killer was withdrawn from the Canadian

  • Firearms association wants High River gun grab inquiry

    December 17, 2013 5:17 PM 17

    OTTAWA — The National Firearms Association is calling for a high-calibre judicial inquiry into RCMP actions during summer flooding in High River, Alta. President Sheldon Clare said he's glad the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP is examining the decision of Mounties to enter homes and seize legally owned rifles and shotguns, but he believes

  • Woman pulled from burning house dies in hospital

    December 17, 2013 5:16 PM 38

    A 73-year-old woman who firefighters pulled from a burning house Thursday night was unable to recover in hospital. She died in hospital the following day, according to a Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services media release. The woman was transported to Royal University Hospital Thursday with serious injuries after fire crews found her inside a burning

  • Flaherty betrayed Ontario over health transfers: health minister

    December 17, 2013 5:09 PM 25

    TORONTO -- Ontario's health minister says the federal government has betrayed Canada's most populous province by breaking its promise over health-care funding. Deb Matthews says the Conservatives promised to a six per cent increase in health transfers, but are only giving Ontario half of that. She says that means Ontario is out $300 million, while Alberta

  • UPAC year-end review: 66 arrests, millions seized

    December 17, 2013 3:14 PM 14

    Quebec's anti-corruption squad says it made a record number of arrests this year in its ongoing battle against corruption in the province. To date the squad has arrested 66 people suspected of fraud, conspiracy, and similar crimes. Those arrested include former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt, interim Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum, and most recently

  • Manitoba government says 2011 census was underestimated

    December 17, 2013 2:26 PM 14

    The Manitoba government said it is being shortchanged in federal transfer payments. Finance Minister Jennifer Howard said Ottawa under-counted the number of people living in Manitoba in the 2011 census. “For us, that means a difference of $37 million in this fiscal year,” said Howard. “It means $100 million next year.” She said census takers missed people

  • CTV Calgary News

    December 17, 2013 2:10 PM 16

    Northeast residents are still dealing with the aftermath of two major snowstorms. Their patience is running out. Temple is among the hardest hit areas and residents say city crews have been nowhere in sight. Residents are now questioning the city’s snow clearing budget and its priorities. The city says it is continuing to focus on hard hit areas and has equipment

  • Windsor Firefighters Association renews warning about resident’s safety

    December 17, 2013 1:25 PM 17

    A full house of firefighters attended the last city council meeting of 2013 Monday evening. Their union wanted councillors to reconsider a recently adopted implementation plan for firefighting in Windsor. Firefighters Association President, Angelo Gertsakis raised concerns about safety. “We’re an association. We’re trying to do the right thing for the citizens

  • On Point: What's next for Muskrat Falls?

    December 17, 2013 10:55 AM 18

    Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale says the last details are finalized on the Muskrat Falls deal, but the costs of construction at the site have fluctuated as progress continues. Ed Martin, President and CEO of Nalcor Energy, said the overall cost is a floating target as details change. "We are still in the process of letting some contracts