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Northern Lights make rare appearance in Southern Ontario



A dazzling display

A phenomenon reserved mostly for the Northwest Territories and the Prairie Provinces, the Northern Lights made a rare but dazzling appearance in southern Ontario on Thursday.

Social media buzz

People took to social media to post photos of what they saw, from Grand Bend to the Guelph area.

Blustery solar wind

According to The Weather Network, the lights were shining bright across the whole country due to a “blustery solar wind.”

Live coverage of Biden’s visit

As Joe Biden makes his first trip to Canada as president of the United States, is offering live coverage of the leader’s visit. Follow our live blog on and the CTV News app for the latest updates.

A lot to talk about

U.S. President Joe Biden arrived on Parliament Hill saying that he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “have a lot to talk about,” but that it’s great to be in Canada.

Kidnappers seek millions in ransom

Ontario’s self-described crypto king was allegedly abducted, tortured, and beaten for days as his kidnappers looked to solicit millions in ransom, his father told a court in December.

Sky-gazers and shutterbugs treated to a show

Sky-gazers and shutterbugs across much of Canada were treated to a spectacular display of northern lights Thursday night and into Friday morning.

Biden given introduction to Canadian sport culture

The United States’ first lady was given a sweeping introduction to Canadian sports culture in Ottawa today as Sophie Gregoire Trudeau took Jill Biden to the curling rink.

Crackdown on illegal listings follows fatal fire

Short-term rental company Airbnb says it will pull listings that don’t have a proper permit from the Quebec government. The San Francisco-based company made the announcement eight days after a fatal fire destroyed an Old Montreal building that housed illegal rentals.

Death occurred during hockey team-bonding event

An Ontario couple has filed a request with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) to appoint a new police force to investigate the death of their 17-year-old son Benjamin, who died during a hockey team-bonding event in September 2019.

Biggest jump in alcohol excise duty in over 40 years

Canada’s restaurant industry is bracing for the biggest jump in the country’s alcohol excise duty in more than 40 years, spurring warnings the tax hike could force some bars and restaurants out of business.



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