An Ottawa man is due in court on child pornography charges.

The charges stem from six reports forwarded to the Ottawa Police Services from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in December of 2017.

The investigation revealed an Ottawa-area IP address uploading images of child pornography and a search warrant was executed at an address in South Keys on Thursday.

Edward Lysen, 33, is facing a number of charges including possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and distributing child pornography.

Lyson is due in court Friday.


Lebreton talks are on the go at Ottawa city hall this morning…

Ottawa mayor Jim Watson is scheduled to meet with Trinity Group chairman John Ruddy along with Sens owner Eugene Melnyk.

The group is expected to chat about Rendezvous Lebreton’s plans to redevelop the flats…

Watson has been waiting for this meeting since the spring when Melnyk’s dedication to the project seemed to waiver as he spoke to season ticket holders.

A master development agreement between the NCCncc and Rendezvous Lebreton still needs to be signed before work can begin.


The Ottawa Islamic Centre has lost its charitable status.

The Canada Revenue Agency, according to the Citizen, has pulled that status over what it terms activities which included extremist speakers.

The move was made in the middle of July after an audit found there were faults with the mosque, including resources being used for activities that promote hate and intolerance.


The first full day of the Arnprior Fair is today….

A full weekend of activities – including the midway and a performance from 80’s rockers – Prism.

But also on the agenda… An animal rights protest.

A two hour protest is planned for tomorrow – by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The fair includes animals from the Papanack Zoo and the animal rights activists claim that handlers are mistreating them.


Today is Prisoners Justice Day and former inmates and their supporters will take the opportunity to push for a memorial at an infamous women’s prison.

The former Kingston Prison for Women closed in 2000 and is awaiting redevelopment.

The group — which includes former prisoners — calls the need for public remembrance and collective healing urgent.

It was criticized for its brutal environment almost from the time it was built in the 1930s until it closed 18 years ago.


One of the large fires burning in northwestern Ontario… Is now under control…

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources says that after three weeks battling Parry Sound 33 – the status has been changed to – being held.

The fire is now over 11-thousand hectares in size but is expected to stay within the boundaries set by fire crews.

There are still more than 120 active forest fires in Ontario… And this week the government pledged another 100 million dollars to help fight them.


Funerals will be held today for three members of a prominent family from Ontario’s Niagara region who died last month in a small-plane crash in Maine.

Joe and Anita Robertson, both 58, and their 24-year-old daughter Laura died July 30th while aboard Joe’s personal plane on a flight from Pembroke, Ontario near their cottage, bound for Charlottetown, P-E-I.

An investigation is under way into what prompted Robertson to attempt the emergency landing that saw him crash into a field near the airport in Greenville, Maine.

Visitation and funeral services will be held today at Brock University in St. Catharines for the family known for their philanthropy since selling a multi-million-dollar dental supply company in 1998.


A heat wave across much of Western Canada could shatter temperature records in some places today and this weekend.

The Weather Network’s all-time high for Calgary is 36.1 Celsius, which was set in 1919 and matched in 1933.

But the network is forecasting a high of 37 today, though it notes smoke from wildfires could block some of that sunshine and prevent a record from being set.


An American judge has awarded a Canadian gold mining firm the right to go after Venezuela’s U-S-based oil refineries to collect 1.4-billion dollars it lost in a takeover by the late-president Hugo Chavez.

A judge in Delaware ruled yesterday in favour of Crystallex.

Chavez took over Crystallex and many other international companies as part of his socialist revolution.


Major credit-card companies have struck an agreement with the federal government to trim the fees they charge to merchants — but retailers don’t seem impressed.

The Trudeau government says it has reached voluntary, five-year deals with Visa, MasterCard and American Express to cut fees by about 10 basis points.

But the Retail Council of Canada says the cut is pretty small, amounting to just 100-dollars worth of savings for businesses for every 100-thousand worth of credit-card sales.


Prosecutors in Paul Manafort’s financial-fraud trial in Virginia expect to rest their case on Friday.

On Thursday, prosecutors returned to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign chairman as they sought to show he obtained millions of dollars in bank loans under false pretenses.

Earlier this week, star witness Rick Gates was confronted about embezzling hundreds of thousands from Manafort and was forced to admit to an extramarital affair.

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