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Canadians are another step closer to legally buying and consuming recreational pot, now that the senate has handily passed bill C-45. After seven months of parliamentary study and debate, senators Tuesday evening voted 52-29 to pass the Trudeau government’s cannabis bill. It makes Canada the first industrialized country to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide. The bill […]

Ten of the 13 surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team are in Las Vegas for the NHL awards. It’s the first time the players have all been together since the April 6th crash of their team bus on a Saskatchewan highway that killed 16 players and staff. Humboldt head coach Darcy Haugan, […]

June 20 Clear 12 degrees Winds W 2 km/h                                Today: Sunny. A mix of sun and cloud late this afternoon with a slight chance of showers. Wind becoming W 20 km/h late this afternoon. High 28. UV index 9 or very high.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 12.   Thurs: Sunny. High 22.   […]

Provincial police say a father and son driving on Highway 401 ended up in a ditch after the vehicle in front of them stopped to avoid hitting a family of ducks. They say it happened Sunday on Highway 401 eastbound in Kingston, when a white vehicle came to a sudden stop in order to avoid […]

A preview to this years CP Womens open in Regina featured Brooke Henderson. The Smiths Falls golfer was in Saskatchewan to promote the tournament in August. She is skipping this weeks LPGA event in Arkansas. Brooke admits it has been tough on her and her family since the death of her grandfather. Robert Moir died […]

June 19 Partly cloudy 15 degrees Winds NW 16 km/h                                Today: Mainly sunny. Wind NW 20 km/h becoming light early this morning. High 23. UV index 9 or very high.   Tonight: Clear. Low 13.   Wed: Sunny in the morning and early in the afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud with […]

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is announcing the protection of 48 hectares (120 acres), including 2.5 kilometres of historic Rideau Waterway shoreline, on Whitefish Lake. This piece of Whitefish Lake, which includes a collection of granite ridges, forests and shoreline, is at the heart of the Frontenac Arch. The NCC describes it as a key […]

Brooks Koepka will spend another year as the reigning U-S Open champion. Koepka is the first player to successfully defend his U-S Open title since Curtis Strange in 1989, finishing one stroke ahead of a hard-charging Tommy Fleetwood. The 28-year-old Koepka closed with a 2-under 68 for a 1-over total at unforgiving Shinnecock Hills. — […]

June 18 Partly cloudy 22 degrees Winds SW 12 km/h                                Today: Increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning near noon. Risk of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Wind becoming W 20-40 km/h this afternoon. High 28. Humidex 38. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Clearing. Low 13.   Tues: Mainly sunny. High 23. […]

Some Ottawa cyclists are furious that they’ve been ticketed for parking their cars at city-owned parks along the Ottawa River. The commuters have been using the sites as halfway points on their way to work, parking their cars in the lots and switching to bikes. But city officials say the parking lot is for people […]

At the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan…Smiths Falls’ Brooke Henderson finished the first round 5 shots off the lead at 3 under. American Kelly Shon leads at 8 under while Canadian Jaclyn Lee is tied for 10th at 4 under. — Game 7, and the Calder Cup goes to the Toronto Marlies. Andreas […]

June 15 Cloudy 12 degrees Winds W 4 km/h                                Today: Clearing this morning. Sunny. High 25. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Mainly clear. Low 12.   Sat: Mainly sunny with increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. High 27.   Sun: A mix of sun and cloud with isolated showers. Low 19. High […]

The Ontario Liberal caucus — which was reduced to seven members when the party suffered a massive defeat in last week’s election — has unanimously endorsed John Fraser as interim leader. Their selection will be voted on over the next 24 hours by party executive members and riding association presidents who do not have elected […]

Smiths Falls’s own Brooke Henderson is the defending champion at this weeks LPGA event in Michigan. Henderson tees off this morning in round one of her defence of the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids. Brooke is currently ranked fifth in the season long race to the CME Globe and the one million dollar bonus. […]

June 14 Cloudy 16 degrees Winds SW 13-29 km/h                                Today: Cloudy with showers. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate.   Tonight: Cloudy with scattered showers. Low 11.   Fri: Sunny. High 25. UV index 8 or very high.   Sat: A mix of sun and cloud. Low 14. High 27.   Sun: A […]

The wife of the Ottawa Senators’ captain is alleging harassment and cyberbullying by the girlfriend of another player. Melinda Karlsson, who is married to Erik Karlsson, has filed an order of protection against Monika Caryk, the longtime partner of Sens forward Mike Hoffman. Karlsson’s application for a peace bond, filed last month in an Ottawa […]

The Toronto Marlies will have to wait until Thursday before they can lift the Calder Cup.  The Texas Stars defeated Toronto 5-2 to force a deciding seventh game in the American Hockey League final series. The Marlies will host Game 7 on Thursday. They’ve never won a Calder Cup before. — Veteran left-hander J.A. (jay) […]

June 13 Partly cloudy 16 degrees Winds SW 6 km/h                                Today: Increasing cloudiness. A few showers with thunderstorms beginning late this morning. High 21. Humidex 28. UV index 3 or moderate.   Tonight: Mainly cloudy with light rain. Low 13.   Thurs: Mainly cloudy with some morning showers. Wind becoming NW 20 km/h in […]

Former Ottawa centre MP Paul Dewar has revealed his brain cancer is terminal. The 55-year-old sat down with Postmedia to talk about the diagnosis and what it means. Dewar tells the paper, he has been spending a lot of time with his wife and their two children — aged 22 and 19. ======== Some stunning […]

Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby made Jimmy Fallon part of their Stanley Cup celebration by hoisting the talk show host in the air and letting him take a drink out of the trophy. The two Washington Capitals stars appeared on The Tonight Show with the Stanley Cup. Along with Fallon, they were joined by Triple […]

June 12 Clear 10 degrees Winds W 4 km/h                                Today: Mainly sunny. Wind becoming SW 20-40 km/h late this morning. High 25. UV index 9 or very high.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 15.   Wed: Mainly cloudy. A few showers beginning in the morning. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Wind becoming […]

Police continue the hunt for a shooter, witnesses say, was wearing a dark coloured hoodie black pants, a bandana covering his face  and  sunglasses.   Several shots were fired inside the Milanos at Hunt Club and Bank in the early evening hours Saturday night.   No body was hurt in the shooting that happened around 8:30.   Police […]

Brooke Henderson finished in a tie for 28th at this weeks LPGA event in New Jersey.   The Smiths Falls golfer fired 6 under par in the three round tournament.   This week the women play in the LPGA Classic in Michigan.  Brooke Henderson is the defending champion.   —   Dustin Johnson is back on top. He […]

June 11 Clear 10 degrees Winds NW 3 km/h                                Today: Sunny. High 23. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: A few clouds. Low 10.   Tues: Mainly sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 late in the morning. High 26. Humidex 27. UV index 8 or very high.   Wed: […]

Doug Ford will soon occupy the premier’s office at Queen’s Park thanks to a populist wave that carried him and the Progressive Conservatives to power last night. They won the Ontario election by dialling in to voters’ economic anxiety and anger with a scandal-plagued Liberal government. The final tally shows the P-C’s won 76 ridings […]