Two people have been arrested in connection to a shooting and police chase in Ottawa last night


Around 8:45, the victim in the incident was leaving a residence on Hartley Avenue when the shooting occurred.


There were no injuries.


Police stopped the suspect vehicle near Bronson Avenue and Riverside Drive, arresting the two males.


Both are due in court today.


The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact police




Ontario’s newly elected PC leader Doug Ford says he will leave much of the work in the legislature to Vic Fedeli, since he plans to spend most of his time campaigning for a spring election.


Ford, who narrowly won the Progressive Conservative leadership on the weekend, says he plans to be on the road non-stop as he works to topple the governing Liberals in June.


Fedeli had been serving as the party’s interim leader following the sudden January resignation of Patrick Brown amid sexual misconduct allegations.


Ford won the Tory leadership following a chaotic convention that saw results delayed over seven hours because of the narrow margin between him and runner-up Christine Elliott.




Disgraced former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown likely won’t be running as a PC candidate in the spring election.


The National Post reports party sources tell them Brown can either bow out on his own or be forced out, but Doug Ford’s team is worried he would be a ”distraction”.


Brown has said he still intends to run in his Barrie riding and currently has no challenger.


Brown resigned as leader in late January over sexual misconduct allegations he has called false and malicious.




A crowdfunding campaign against Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is set to roll out their own advertising.


The #melnyk-out sens fan campaign has raised over 10-thousand dollars in 17 days … In aim of pushing out advertisements across the city to let Melnyk know that fans are happy with how he is running the team.


The campaign organizer has posted an update, saying that the funds raised will go towards billboards that are set to go up Monday, and at the beginning of April.


Billboards going up next week will be in the areas of Ogilvie near St. Laurent, Hunt Club near Paul Benoit, Bank near Riverside, and Carling near Preston.


Those billboards are set to be up in those locations for two weeks.




The stage 2 contracts for light rail are going to be awarded 6 months later than originally planned, but this latest delay on the project is not thanks to the city.


The companies bidding to help build stage two requested the schedule adjustment so they could take a more detailed look at some project elements and adequately design and price their bid submissions.


The city says this delay is one that they can actually benefit from.


In their re-evaluations, the proponents will be expected to provide more cost-effective pricing that will ensure better value for the city.


The city says this updated schedule will not affect the current timeline, which will still see construction start in 2019 for the confederation and trillium line extensions.




A petition to the federal government wants to make it easier for Ottawa River flood victims to find the cash to repair their homes.


So far, more than 600 people have signed a petition to change some of the rules around RRSP’s.


The petition asks the government to allow the victims of the floods — and other natural disasters — to withdraw money from their RRSP’s without penalty or a maximum amount, to pay for rebuilding or repairing their homes.


The petition says the victims could then repay the amount back into their RRSP over the next 15 to 20 years.


It sounds similar to the first time home buyers plan.


While there’s been government assistance for flood victims, in Ontario it doesn’t cover all of the costs.


And the creator of the petition points out the delay in waiting for a cheque.


The petition’s being sponsored by Gatineau MP Steven MacKinnon.


So far, it has more than 600 signatures — most of them from Ontario and Quebec.


The petition, on the government’s website, Is open for signatures until June.




Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with workers at Stelco Hamilton during a visit to the city today.


He will also take part in a roundtable with industry leaders during his visit, which is part of a tour to show his support for the steel and aluminum industries.


The tour was announced last week in the face of stiff tariffs being threatened by the United States.


The U-S decided to excuse Canada and Mexico from the tariffs but has hinted that the reprieve could be temporary and somehow dependent on the result of the ongoing NAFTA negotiations.


Trudeau is also expected to take a brief tour of the ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant in Hamilton this afternoon.




A military judge says a Halifax-based sailor had predatory and “clearly not honourable” motivation when he sexually assaulted a colleague three years ago.


Master Seaman Daniel Cooper was sentenced to 22-months in jail and dismissed from the navy after being convicted of sexual assault and ill treatment of a subordinate.


Cooper had pleaded not guilty to the charges in relation to an incident aboard H-M-C-S Athabaskan while the navy destroyer was visiting Spain in 2015.




The official first day of spring may be only a week away, but large areas of North America’s Atlantic coast are bracing for a fierce storm today, bringing snow, freezing rain and strong winds.


Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings and watches for most of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, where up to 10 centimetres of snow is expected.


The U-S National Weather Service has issued weather warnings for much of the U-S East Coast.




Canada’s new 10-dollar bill features a map of a historically black neighbourhood in Halifax’s north end behind a portrait of one of its most famous business owners, Viola Desmond.


Desmond — who owned a salon on the north end’s main drag and started her own line of cosmetics — took a legendary stand for civil rights in 1946 when she refused to leave the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.


One activist says he hopes the new bill spurs black entrepreneurship in the community.




Belgium’s King Philippe says he’s very happy to see Canada and the world through the eyes of Governor General and former astronaut Julie Payette.


Payette greeted self-described space buff King Philippe and Queen Mathilde at Rideau Hall Monday as the royal couple arrived in Ottawa for the first Belgian state visit to Canada in over 40 years.


The week-long visit will also include stops in Toronto and Montreal.




Russia’s Foreign Ministry is calling allegations of Moscow’s involvement in a poisoning attack in Britain a “circus show in the British Parliament.”


British Prime Minister Theresa May told M-P’s yesterday that it was “highly likely” that Russia was responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian official-turned-British spy and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent.


May demanded that Moscow give a compelling explanation or face “extensive” retaliation.




An explosion has struck the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister during a rare visit to Gaza.


Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was unharmed, but his Palestinian Authority quickly accused Gaza militants of trying to kill him.


Hamdallah, who operated in the West Bank, arrived in Hamas-run Gaza to inaugurate a long-awaited sewage plant project.




An adult film star has given U-S President Donald Trump until noon today to accept her offer to return the 130-thousand dollars in “hush money” she was paid, in exchange for her being able to speak freely about their alleged sexual relationship.


Stormy Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles last week seeking to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement she signed in 2016.


White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said last week that Trump has made it clear that none of the allegations are true.

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