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 numbers are out on the number of students in Ottawa who  attempted suicide last year.

1,300 say they tried to kill themselves. 60 per cent of them say they wanted to find someone to talk to, to help them, but didn’t know where to turn.

This report also found that between 2007 and 2016, hospital visits for addiction and mental health services rose 45 percent.

The biggest segment of the population in that increase was people between the ages of 15 and 24.


Ottawa paramedics say a man in his 20s is in critical condition after being run over by a bulldozer at a west-end construction site.

Paramedics say the man was conscious when they arrived at the work site yesterday.

They say he suffered serious injuries to his legs, pelvis and abdomen.


Ontario’s newly elected Progressive Conservatives are facing a lengthy to-do list as they prepare to take power for the first time in 15 years.

Premier-designate Doug Ford — who announced his transition team a day after his party won a majority — has been busy meeting with senior public servants.

He’ll be gathering his new 76-member caucus for the first time next week — and officially taking over from outgoing Liberal premier Katheen Wynne on June 29th.

Steve Orsini, who is head of the Ontario’s public service, has sent a memo asking senior bureaucrats to help with the transition on a “24-7” basis.


Coroner’s officials say an inquest will be held in the fall into the death of an inmate at a prison west of Kingston.

Fifty-eight-year-old Richard Chatelain died on May 14th, 2015, while in custody at Bath Institution.

An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

It’s scheduled to take place on November 21st in Napanee.


Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney predicts U-S President Donald Trump’s unprecedented diatribe against our current prime minister is a passing storm.

Mulroney has a personal relationship with Trump and has been quietly advising Justin Trudeau on how to deal with him.

Trump unleashed Twitter salvos against Trudeau after departing the G-7 summit in Quebec on Saturday.

But Mulroney likened Trump’s tirade to serious summer squalls, adding — quote — “They come upon you abruptly, and they dissipate just as quickly.”

He thinks the rising trade tensions between Canada and the U-S is serious, but not lethal.


The House of Commons is enjoying some partisan-free camaraderie amid Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trade war with his Twitter-obsessed American counterpart.

M-Ps on Monday unanimously approved a motion that denounces Donald Trump’s hefty tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, and his threats against dairy producers and automakers.

The Trudeau government has vowed to impose retaliatory tariffs on metals and a range of other U-S products by July 1st — Canada Day.


U-S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have signed a joint document in which they commit to working toward the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

The document signed at their historic summit today in Singapore also includes a commitment to recovering the remains of U-S military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War.

Nearly 78-hundred U-S troops remain unaccounted for from the 1950-to-53 war.

About 53-hundred were lost in North Korea.

Efforts to recover and return the remains have been stalled for over a decade due to the North’s nuclear development.

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