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The man charged in the attempted murder of a decorated war veteran is due in court today   62-year-old Ian Bush faces an attempted murder charge, as well as robbery and forcible confinement charges, for a home invasion and attack on Ernest Cote in 2014.   The decorated 101-year-old veteran, who landed in Normandy on […]

Smiths Falls’ Brooke Henderson finished even shooting a final round 68, tied for 27th, at the LPGA’s Taiwan Championship. 17 shots off winner Eun-Hee Ji.   —   Canucks dump the Red Wings 4-1 in NHL action.   —   The Maple Leafs return home tonight to host the Los Angeles Kings in a light […]

Oct 23 Clear 14 degrees Winds S 4 km/h                                Today: Mainly sunny. Wind becoming S 20-40 km/h near noon. High 21. UV index 3 or moderate.   Tonight: Increasing cloudiness with showers beginning overnight. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind SE 20-40 km/h. Low 18.   Tues: Showers ending near noon then a mix of […]

The man accused of killing three women in the Ottawa Valley two years ago has for first the first time taken part in his defence. Sixty-year-old Basil Borutski is representing himself at his Ottawa trial on three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzy and Nathalie Warmerdam — who all […]

The Senators let their lead slip late. New Jersey scored three unanswered goals, including John Moore’s overtime winner, as the Devils beat Ottawa 5-4. Meanwhile, the Bruins used a four-goal first period to get past the Vancouver Canucks 6-3. Boston scored three power-play goals in the first after Erik Gudbranson was called for a boarding […]

Oct 20 Clear 9 degrees Winds W 9 km/h                                Today: Mainly sunny. High 18.   Tonight: Clear. Low 8.   Sat: Mainly sunny. High 22.   Sun: A mix of sun and cloud. Low 11. High 21.   Mon: Mainly cloudy with isolated showers. Low 13. High 21.   Tues: Cloudy with sunny breaks […]

One person is in critical condition after an overnight crash.   Emergency crews responded to Highway 174 around 12 a.m., where a wheel had flown off a westbound passenger vehicle, striking an eastbound passenger vehicle.   The highway is closed in both directions between Blair Road and Montreal Road.   Two people were taken to […]

Sens take on the Devils tonight at Canadian Tire Centre.   The Leafs, in town on Saturday, dumped the Red Wings 6-3 for their third straight win.   Kings beat the slumping Habs 5-1.  Blues got by the Hawks 5-2.   —   The New York Yankees are one win away from the World Series.  They […]

Oct 19 Clear 12 degrees Winds SW 7 km/h                                Today: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Wind becoming SW 30-50 km/h this morning. High 19. UV index 3 or moderate.   Tonight: A few clouds. Low 7.   Fri: Sunny. High 18.   Sat: A mix of sun and cloud. […]

The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. Leaders of Canada's indigenous community say they feel stunned and grateful to Tragically Hip frontman Downie for training the spotlight on issues plaguing First Nations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

To say that a legend was lost today would be a massive understatement as the entire music world is mourning the passing of The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie. Earlier this morning, The Tragically Hip revealed that Gord had lost his battle with cancer.   Statement – https://t.co/vOTvlJ2jqA pic.twitter.com/Z6dHmr1xpM — The Tragically Hip (@thehipdotcom) October 18, […]

The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. (Chad Hipolito/CP)

  Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip lost his near year-long courageous battle with terminal brain cancer today. He leaves behind an unquestionable legacy of greatness both as a musician and songwriter, and as a human being. Take a look at the remarkable life of the late, great Gord Downie.  

A Canadian man who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops says his wife has been rushed to hospital.   Joshua Boyle tells the Associated Press in an email that his wife Caitlin was admitted to hospital on Monday and remains there.   He did not specify why she was hospitalized, saying […]

Erik Karlsson made his season debut but it wasn’t enough as the Sens lose 3-0 to the visiting Vancouver Canucks.     The Leafs’ hot start continues with a 2-0 blanking of the Capitals. Sharks dump the Habs 5-2.  Jets drop a 5-2 decision to the Blue Jackets and the Oilers lose their 4th in a row 5-3 to […]

Oct 18 Clear 9 degrees Winds W 7 km/h                                Today: Sunny. Wind becoming SW 20 km/h this afternoon. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate.   Tonight: Clear. Low 11.   Thurs: Mainly sunny. Wind becoming SW 30-50 km/h near noon. High 19.   Fri: Sunny. Low 7. High 17.   Sat: A mix […]

The Basil Borutski triple first degree murder trial heard from friends of one of the murder victims.   In Postmedia today the court testimony by friends of Carol Culleton.   They told court she referred to Basil Borutski as the handyman, and then by his first name, as he did work around her cottage.   While […]

Senators receiving a major boost with the return of Erik Karlsson.  The captain will be in the lineup tonight against the visiting Canucks.   Montreal at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.   Tampa Bay edged Detroit 3-2 in the lone Monday night game.   —   Aaron Judge smacks a three-run homer in the Yankees 8-1 rout […]

Oct 17 Clear 1 degree Winds SW 5 km/h                                Today: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Wind becoming SW 20-40 km/h near noon. High 15. UV index 3 or moderate.   Tonight: Clearing this evening. Fog patches developing. Low 7.   Wed: Sunny. Wind becoming SW 20 km/h in the […]

More than 12-thousand professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians at Ontario’s 24 colleges including Algonquin College campuses are on strike.   The Ontario Public Services Employees Union says the two sides failed to resolve their differences before a midnight strike deadline.   There’s no indication yet when talks might resume.   More than 500-thousand students are […]

Brooke Henderson fired an even par 72 in the final round of the LPGA stop in South Korea.   The Smiths Falls golfer finished the tournament at ten under par.   She tied for 8th and won just over 43,000 dollars.   The winning score was 19 under.   The LPGA is in Taiwan for the Swinging […]

Oct 16 Cloudy 6 degrees Winds NW 12 km/h                                Today: Mainly cloudy with a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind NW 20-40 km/h. High 8.   Tonight: Clearing. Low 0.   Tues: Increasing cloudiness. Wind becoming SW 20-40 km/h near noon. High 15.   Wed: A mix of sun and cloud. Low […]

A couple from Smiths Falls says it’s a miracle that their son and his family all escaped alive after five years in captivity in Afghanistan.   Pakistan’s military said yesterday that Joshua Boyle, his wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children born while the couple was being held by a terrorist group had been freed […]

Smiths Falls’ Brooke Henderson fired a 5 under par in the second round of the LPGA event in South Korea.  She is 6 under for the tournament at the half way mark, she is tied for 13th and is 5 strokes behind the leader.   —   The Chicago Cubs are heading back to the […]

Oct 13 Partly cloudy 7 degrees Winds E 6 km/h                                Today: Increasing cloudiness. Slight chance of drizzle this afternoon/evening. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate.   Tonight: Mainly cloudy with a few showers. Low 14.   Sat: Cloudy with a few showers. High 18.   Sun: Periods of rain. Low 15. High 22. […]

Ottawa police say a proactive investigation of the file-sharing network P2P has led to the arrest of a 54-year-old man on child pornography charges.   Police say a member of the Internet Child Exploitation Unit identified an IP address located in the Ottawa area sharing files of prepubescent children being sexually abused.   They say […]

After a week off following the New Zealand Open, the LPGA is back this week.  The tournament in being played at Incheon, South Korea.   Smiths Falls’ Brooke Henderson fired an opening round one under par. She is currently tied for 27th after round one.   Three players hold the lead at 6 under par.   —   […]