Police officers killed in the line of duty, sharks making a comeback and 'a dream come true'

Canada This Week is a curated collection of some of the best stories published by CTV News journalists across the country this week.
March 19, 2023
Canada 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.

'Thank them for their service'

Messages of support poured in from across Alberta and the country this week after two Edmonton police officers were shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute.

"When you see an officer working to keep you safe, and our community safe, please thank them for their service," Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi said.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among those who sent condolences to the families and colleagues, saying, "We're here for you."

'A dream come true'

A Winnipeg-born actor is making his big-screen debut in an upcoming film about the rise and fall of BlackBerry.

Michael Scott is set to appear on screen alongside Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton and Cary Elwes in the film that's set to tell the tale of the "meteoric rise and catastrophic demise of the world's first smartphone."

"It was just super cool," Scott told CTV News Winnipeg.

Great white sharks making recovery

A researcher who warned in 2003 that shark populations in the Atlantic were on the verge of collapse says great white sharks are bouncing back.

Boris Worm told CTV News Atlantic changes to laws around catching great whites and trading their body parts, and awareness campaigns, have helped the cause.

"It's really brought the number of mortalities down and the numbers we see in the wild up," he says.

Winning the lottery twice (sort of)

An Alberta man who once won the grand prize from the STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) Lottery is sharing the story of how the helicopter rescue organization saved his life almost a decade later. 

Neil Lunn and his wife, Mona Cardinal, won a $1.3-million home in Calgary from the 2014 STARS Lottery. A few weeks ago, on Jan. 26, Lunn started having heart issues while at his home in Didsbury, Alta.

It was a STARS helicopter that transported him from the town's hospital to a hospital in Calgary, where he would receive further treatment.

'The Last of Us' tourism boost

The first season of HBO's 'The Last of Us' aired its finale on March 12 and the show has been taking the world by storm since its premiere.

The hit show was filmed in locations across Alberta and a tourism boom could be on the horizon for many of the filming locations. 

"There's a moment here in Alberta where we're on the map in Canada as a place to come and film and visit," said Tannis Gaffney, chief marketing officer with Travel Alberta.

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