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 court, alleges that Caryk posted hundreds of derogatory online messages aimed at her and her husband.

The Senators say in a statement that the club is investigating the matter, and will take whatever steps are necessary to protect the safety and privacy of its players and their families.


An Almonte woman has been shot in an altercation between her dogs and the police.

The OPP was called to an Almonte home yesterday morning. While speaking with a woman on the porch, two dogs came out from inside the home. Both police officers were bitten.

One officer fired multiple shots at the dogs, but one of the bullets hit the 64-year-old woman.

The woman and the two officers were taken to hospital for treatment.

One of the dogs died at the scene.

Ontario’s special investigations unit is probing the shooting.


Ontario’s Liberal party says it has started the process to pick an interim leader.

Kathleen Wynne resigned as leader last week after the party was reduced to seven seats in the provincial legislature.

The party’s president says an interim leader will be selected within the coming days.


A spokesman for Doug Ford says Ontario’s incoming premier is determined to deliver on his campaign promise to scrap the “disastrous” cap-and-trade system and fight a federal carbon tax.

Ford’s pledge is causing concern in Quebec, a province that introduced a cap-and-trade system in 2013 and shares a carbon market with Ontario and California.

Ford, whose Progressive Conservatives won a majority of seats in the Ontario legislature, is currently meeting with his transition team to select his cabinet and prepare for his official swearing-in on June 29.

Quebec’s environment minister, Isabelle Melancon, says she is watching closely to see who Ford will appoint as her counterpart and plans to stress the benefits of the cap-and-trade system.


The old wartime slogan “Keep calm and carry on” has been adopted by the Trudeau government as its mantra for ongoing trade talks with the U-S.

Amid more personal shots against the prime minister from U-S President Trump over plans for retaliatory tariffs, Justin Trudeau and his ministers were careful to say nothing that might add to Trump’s ire.

Behind the scenes, they were trying to re-establish normal relations with U-S officials.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will be in Washington today and tomorrow, hoping to meet with U-S trade czar Robert Lighthizer to resume talks on modernizing NAFTA.


Alberta’s premier says it’s getting harder to stomach having the U-S as virtually the only customer for Canada’s energy exports.

Rachel Notley says it’s become even more apparent in recent weeks that Canada needs to diversify its export markets — which is why she says the Trans Mountain pipeline extension must get built.

Notley also used the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary to take aim at the Trump Administration for what she called “reckless U-S attacks” against Canada’s steel and aluminum industries.

She took a few good-natured jabs at the Americans in the crowd, sarcastically lauding their bravery for coming to a country that represents a national-security threat.


The federal government has unveiled its plan to bolster Canada’s defences against nefarious online attacks and cybercrime.

But it’s also acknowledging a shortage of skilled cyber-warriors to meet the country’s protection needs.

Armed with over 500-million dollars in new funding over five years, Ottawa’s newly released cybersecurity strategy lays out a range of initiatives as digital technology plays an increasingly important role in day-to-day life.

R-C-M-P say police services nationwide received 24-thousand reports of cybercrimes in 2016 — a 58-per-cent increase over the previous two years.


America’s top diplomat is jetting to South Korea to brief that country’s president, as Asian allies parse the implications of Tuesday’s extraordinary summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet President Moon Jae-in, as well as diplomats from South Korea and Japan.

The agreement reached by Trump and Kim promises an end to war games on the Korean peninsula, and commits Kim to “complete denuclearization.”

Trump tells Fox News that his early tough stance on North Korea that included calling Kim “little rocket man” helped set the stage for the opening of relations.


A U-S judge has approved the 85-billion-dollar mega-merger of A-T-&-T and Time Warner, potentially ushering in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming T-V and movies.

The Trump Justice Department had sued to block the merger, arguing it would hurt competition and jack up streaming costs to consumers.

But barring an appeal, the wireless and pay-T-V giant A-T-&-T will be allowed to absorb the owner of C-N-N, H-B-O, the Warner Brothers movie studio, “Game of Thrones,” and coveted sports programming.

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