CTV News Top Stories
- Two long-lost Peter Sellers films co-written by famed Canadian author and social critic Mordecai Richler will be screened at a U.K. film festival decades after they were created.
- Ontario's Progressive Conservatives have pulled further ahead of the governing Liberals, according to a new poll, and now have a five-point lead a week before the budget unveiling that could trigger a spring election.
- Police in Ontario, Ohio say they're looking for a woman who was captured on camera stealing a stuffed animal from a child's grave. The child, Hayden "Tank" Cole Sheridan, died in 2007 and his parents say toys and solar night lights have been taken from the 14-month-old's gravesite ever since.
- Air Canada been scolded by a court in Nova Scotia for not following its own rules about how it compensates the passengers it bumps from oversold flights.
- The cost of gas is at a three-year high in parts of the country today, and it could go higher, meaning the pain at the pumps isn't over yet for Canadians.
- Would you recognize your own mother if you passed her on the street? Maybe on a normal day, but you'd probably walk right past her if she was dressed as a homeless person, according to the results of a stunning social experiment carried out in New York City.
- Canada's top military commander has asked for an internal review of workplace programs and policies after an investigation by two magazines uncovered allegations of rampant sexual violence within the Canadian Forces.
- The federal government is suspending payments for the demolition of homes on a condemned, flood-ravaged Manitoba First Nations reserve, after CTV News reported that dozens of buildings were moved off the land and sold.
- Ontario Provincial Police say they have located two male canoeists who went missing Wednesday night after a canoe trip with three other riders.
- Quebec Health Minister Dr. Gaetan Barrette says a petition calling on him to lose weight is bullying, while the man who wrote the petition says it is being misunderstood.
- Police in Abbotsford, B.C. are being accused of using excessive force after cellphone video emerged this week of police firing non-lethal rounds at a homeless man.
- After the federal government paid nearly $2 million to destroy homes on a condemned Manitoba First Nations reserve slated for demolition, dozens of buildings were moved off the land and sold, CTV News has learned.
- SEOUL, South Korea - President Barack Obama is sitting down with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, whose attention is unavoidably split between her economic agenda with Obama and the unfolding aftermath of a tragic ferry disaster.
- PYONGYANG, North Korea - A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. The report underscores the flight of international donors to countries with less political baggage and more willingness to let aid workers do their jobs.
- OKLAHOMA CITY - Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighbourhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the local City Hall, which serves as a public storm shelter.
- MOSCOW - The Standard & Poor's credit agency on Friday cut Russia's credit rating for the first time in more than five years, citing the capital flight and risk to investment in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
- NEW YORK, N.Y. - A modest funeral service has been planned for a homeless former Marine who was found dead more than two months ago in an overheated New York City jail cell.
- SRINAGAR, India - The death toll from violence during a major day of voting in the world's biggest election rose to nine Friday, according to police, who say suspected rebels killed five paramilitary soldiers and four polling officials who were travelling on buses after conducting balloting in two Indian states.
- If you're to believe the Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors can expect a less than warm reception tonight when they take the court at the Barclays Center in Game 3 with their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series deadlocked at 1-1. You can catch all the action live on TSN, TSN GO and TSN Radio 1050 with coverage getting underway at 6:30pm et/3:30pm pt. TSN.ca will provide in-game highlights, live streaming of the fans in Maple Leaf Square and the post-game news conferences.
- Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.
- The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will head back to Denver all square. Goals from Jared Spurgeon and Charlie Coyle gave the Wild a 2-1 victory over the Avalanche on Thursday night to even their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal at 2-2. Ryan O'Reilly replied for the visitors.
- The Bruins win in OT, the Wild dominate in a 2-1 win and the Kings tell the Sharks to put away the brooms. Scott Cullen has notes on Tatar, Pominville, Hishon, Brown, Voynov and more.
- Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials appeared to miss him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers. Hardly playing like a No. 8 seed that finished 38-44 during the regular season, the Hawks took control in the third quarter and held off the Pacers to go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
- Major League Baseball has suspended New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda 10 games for the use of pine tar against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Pineda was ejected in the second inning after umpires identified a large smear of tar on the pitcher's neck.
- SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming line-up of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S.
- WATERLOO, Ont. - Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC) has reported a big year-over-year increase in its fiscal third-quarter revenue and earnings and is boosting its dividend by 15 per cent.
- NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps.
- SAN FRANCISCO - Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.
- NEW YORK, N.Y. - Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.
- LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.
- It's been a fantastic year for Lupita Nyong'o, having won our hearts in "12 Years a Slave" and honoured by critics and peers during awards season. She has topped best-dressed and most beautiful lists in that time so it shouldn't be shocking to anyone that Lupita was named People magazine's Most Beautiful Person. Really, was anyone else even considered? By Denette Wilford