CTV News - Top Stories 10,000 steps to health: Canadian study backs doctor-prescribed step-counting 2017-02-23T20:06:07.000000Z A study out of McGill University has shown that physicians’ step-counting prescriptions, combined with the use of a pedometer, can lead to a 20 per cent increase in a person’s daily step count. This in turn, the researchers said, led to 'measurable' health benefits in their study participants. Trudeau, Trump talk border issues, softwood: PMO 2017-02-23T19:40:00.000000Z Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have spoken on the phone in a followup to last week's face-to-face meeting at the White House. Ambrose tables bill on mandatory sex assault law training for judges 2017-02-23T19:33:00.000000Z Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose introduced Thursday a private member’s bill that would make sex assault law training mandatory for any lawyer who wants to become a federal court judge. Jail for man who bit off part of fellow mourner's nose at drunken wake 2017-02-23T18:58:34.000000Z A Nova Scotia man convicted of biting off part of a fellow mourner's nose in a drunken brawl at a wake has been sentenced to six months in jail. Pallister to Ottawa: Take action on asylum-seekers 2017-02-23T18:46:00.000000Z Manitoba's premier says the federal government needs to stop talking and take action on an influx of people who have jumped the border from the U.S. to seek asylum in Canada. Judge rejects request to stay murder charges over 5-year trial delay 2017-02-23T15:33:00.000000Z A Quebec Superior Court judge has rejected the request to stay the charges against a man accused of triple murder due to trial delay. Parents furious after driver keeps children on school bus over 'misbehaviour' 2017-02-23T14:24:00.000000Z A Toronto-area school board is investigating after dozens of children were dropped off at home more than an hour late, following unscheduled stops by their bus driver to quiet raucous behaviour. Ont. vet found abusing animals on video is back to work 2017-02-23T14:09:00.000000Z An Ontario veterinarian who was suspended for misconduct after being seen on video abusing pets in his care has returned to work at a St. Catharines clinic, but he hasn’t received a warm welcome. Police opinion deemed expert evidence in drug-impairment trials, SCC rules 2017-02-23T13:09:00.000000Z A police officer’s opinion about a driver’s level of impairment can be admitted as expert testimony at drugged-driving trials without prior examination of the evidence, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp holdouts arrested 2017-02-23T06:22:00.000000Z Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota on Thursday in defiance of orders to leave.