Colwood council backtracks on Esquimalt Lagoon road closure

Colwood's mayor says the majority of residents who responded to the city asked council not to close Ocean Boulevard to traffic this summer. (CTV News) Colwood's mayor says the majority of residents who responded to the city asked council not to close Ocean Boulevard to traffic this summer. (CTV News)

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German vote nearly even for Merkel's bloc, Social Democrats

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race Sunday with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc in the country's parliamentary election, a vote that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader after 16 years in power, exit polls showed. Officials from both parties said they hope to lead the next government.