Canada This Week: Great maple syrup heist coming to Prime and a would-be thief caught on video

Canada This Week is a curated collection of some of the best stories published by CTV News journalists across the country this week.




Canada This Week is a curated collection of some of the best stories published by CTV News journalists across the country this week.

Here's what's been happening.


Great maple syrup heist coming to Prime

Amazon Studios has tapped Jamie Lee Curtis to produce a Prime comedy series about the notorious Quebec maple syrup heist. 

"The Sticky" is set to be filmed in Montreal this fall and is based on the real-life heist of 2,700 tonnes of maple syrup from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, in the Quebec City region.

"The Sticky is a unique story that can only be set in Quebec and a crime caper that we think audiences around the world will enjoy," said producer Chris McCumber, president of Blumhouse Television.

Video captures would-be thief

Video captured the intense moment an Ontario father stopped a person from stealing his vehicle, with his child in the backseat, from outside of his home.

Video, taken from the family's home security system, shows an unknown person, wearing black and a mask, run up to the man's SUV while he was still inside the house.

When the father comes back, he notices the person entering his vehicle. He quickly opens the passenger door of the SUV to confront the person trying to steal it. Watch the full video here


B.C. bus driver hits jackpot

The winner of last week's massive $18.7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot has been identified as a soon-to-be-retired bus driver from B.C.'s Lower Mainland.

Surrey resident Nang Trinh matched all six numbers in the April 6 draw, and collected his oversized ceremonial cheque from the B.C. Lottery Corporation's Vancouver office on Tuesday.

"Dream came true, so life is good," he said.

Ontario kid runs own newspaper

An eight-year-old girl from Port Dover, Ont., just released the 18th edition of a newspaper she started nearly two years ago. 

The Abby Post began as a newsletter only to grow into a small newspaper that includes book reviews, a list of things to do and interviews with local business owners. 

"The turtles were a huge update," Abby Mitchell said of her favourite issue so far.


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Canada This Week is curated by journalists Matthew Talbot and Adam Frisk and is published on Saturdays. Like what you see here? Get the latest local headlines whenever you want them from the Local Spotlight.

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