CTV News Top Stories
- Kathryn Jones, a 55-year-old engineer from Hamilton, Ont., is the winner of a $50-million Lotto Max jackpot that remained unclaimed for almost a year.
- Ottawa is moving ahead with new regulations on pre-paid credit cards after consumers complained of unfair fees that eat away at the card's balance.
- Sen. Romeo Dallaire has apologized for crashing his car into a lamp post on Parliament Hill this morning after falling asleep at the wheel.
- A recent study published by Royal Lepage finds that the condo market in major cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver is expected to grow considerably over the next two decades.
- Conservative Senator David Braley has resigned from the upper chamber, three years short of mandatory retirement.
- The blizzard that hit Calgary may be over, but residents are now left to dig themselves out from the mounds of snow left in the storm's wake.
- Another Canadian soldier has died of an apparent suicide, after three veterans were found dead last week. The death of 46-year-old Master Cpl. Sylvain Lelievre in Quebec is the fourth apparent soldier suicide in just over a week.
- Crown prosecutors are seeking jail time in a brutal case of animal cruelty and hoarding in Manitoba. Peter and Judy Chernecki pleaded guilty in April to seven counts under the Animal Care Act after 64 dogs were seized from their Gull Lake property in 2010.
- Parcels are already piling up at Canada Post, so if you've got a gift or card you want delivered by Christmas the agency recommends planning ahead with its list of suggesting mailing dates.
- Carolyn Shaughnessy and Jess Goldberg say the manager at Brasserie Le Manoir in Pointe-Claire kicked them out because they kissed, but the owner of the bar says they were doing more than simply kissing.
- Two military coastal defence ships have quietly been taken out of service in an effort to cut costs, CTV News has learned.
- A New Zealand-based Antarctic research group has invited a Maritime university student to take part in their research investigating soil biological activity in the extremes of the earth.
- JOHANNESBURG - Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is not "doing well" but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed," members of his family have told the South African Broadcasting Corporation in an interview.
- BEIRUT - Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander after he parked his car in his apartment building's garage Wednesday in Lebanon's capital, a major breach of the Shiite militant group's security as it struggles to maintain multiple fronts while it fights alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria.
- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico police have issued more than 100 tickets to drivers who organized a caravan to honour "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and created massive traffic jams across the island's capital.
- LONDON - Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has admitted in a U.K. court that she has taken cocaine a handful of times. But she denied habitually using illegal drugs and accused her ex-husband of spreading that allegation to savage her reputation.
- BAMAKO, Mali - A mass grave containing 21 skulls has been discovered near the Kati military barracks, formerly the fief of the country's military strongman, Mali's chief prosecutor announced Wednesday.
- BEIJING, China - In a sharp rebuff, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan's side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice-President Joe Biden met with Beijing's leaders.
- The New York Rangers have called a news conference for Wednesday to announce that the club has signed goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to a contract extension. Sources tell TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger that it's a seven-year deal worth $8.5 million a season.
- Another CFL head coaching vacancy has been filled up by another former Toronto Argonauts assistant, as multiple sources tell TSN Radio 1290's Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press that Mike O'Shea will be named head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. O'Shea has been Toronto's special teams coordinator since 2010.
- Catch a four-pack of multi-platform coverage from the Barclay's Premier League on Wednesday as David Moyes faces his former squad when Manchester United faces Everton at 2pm et/11am pt on TSN2. And on TSN.ca, you can watch live streaming of three BPL matches, including Liverpool vs. Norwich, Arsenal vs. Hull City and Swansea vs. Newcastle - all at 2:45pm et/11:45am pt.
- The Calgary Flames hope to put together a winning streak as they host the Phoenix Coyotes at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday night. The Flames recently halted a two-game slide with Saturday's road victory over Los Angeles, giving Calgary its third win in six games after suffering through an 0-5-1 drought from Nov. 5-16.
- The surging Montreal Canadiens will try to complete a home-and-home sweep when they visit the New Jersey Devils for Wednesday's rematch at Prudential Center. The Canadiens notched a 3-2 regulation win over the visiting Devils on Monday, giving Montreal a 6-0-1 record over its past seven contests. Watch the Canadiens vs. Devils live tonight on TSN at 7pm et/4pm pt.
- TSN gets you set up for the World Junior Hockey Championship with the 2014 World Junior Championship: Countdown Show, tonight at 10:30pm et/7:30pm pt on TSN immediately following the NHL on TSN Wednesday night game between the Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils.
- WATERLOO, Ont. - Descartes Systems Group Inc. (TSX:DSG) reports it had US$2.18 million of net income in its fiscal third quarter, a decline from the same period last year due to costs associated with an acquisition.
- WASHINGTON - Hollywood studios have won a copyright case against Hotfile Corp. after a Florida judge on Tuesday ordered the file-hosting website to pay $80 million in damages.
- NEW YORK, N.Y. - Cyber Monday is still on top.
- NEW YORK, N.Y. - Cyber Monday is still on top.
- TORONTO - A growing number of Canadian businesses are betting against BlackBerry as they consider how to spend their future technology budgets.
- Ever since she shimmied down a school hallway in a not-quite-regulation school uniform, Britney Spears's attire has been shocking and awing. Looking back, those so-called scandalous outfits have become modern pop culture legends, as harmless as Elvis Presley's gyrating hips, while some of the missteps feel more like a cry for help. For better or for worse, the pop star everyone thought was disposable has found everlasting fame with these 10 unforgettable looks. We rank her highs and lows on a scale of one to five Britneys. By Ryan Porter
- When you think about it, bathrooms are very important rooms. Unlike, say, a family room or an office, you can't really avoid using a bathroom for even a day. And since master baths are where homeowners typically do their business, it makes sense that they'd be the finest bathrooms in a home. Here are 10 examples of truly beautiful master bathrooms. By Brandon Miller