Police are still not saying much about reports of gunfire that ended with a man’s death in Rockland.

OPP issued a statement late Tuesday, saying that a 75-year-old man had died and another man was in custody, after reports of possible gunfire at a home.

Police have not confirmed that the man who died was shot, nor have they identified him. They have also not confirmed when they were called to the home.


Police are searching for a vehicle believed to have been involved in a suspicious incident in Barrhaven.

Ottawa police are looking for a black Mazda SUV with the Ontario licence plate C-A-M-B 974.

Police haven’t said what exactly happened that was suspicious, nor where exactly in Barrhaven it occurred.

Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to contact Ottawa police.


Put the bread down, folks. Smiths Falls has passed a bylaw banning the feeding of wildlife.

Council officially passed the bylaw at their meeting on Monday, Nov. 5. The bylaw came about after the town received complaints about someone feeding wildlife that interfered with the quiet enjoyment of their own home.

Coun. Lorraine Allen clarified that the bylaw is targeting the improper feeding of wildlife.

“We’re not trying to discourage people from feeding songbirds in their backyard — it’s nuisance birds,” said Coun. Chris Cummings.

Within the bylaw, exceptions are included for bird feeders.


Ottawa-based author Elizabeth Hay has won the 60-thousand-dollar Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction for “All Things Consoled: A Daughter’s Memoir.”

The book details her experience acting as a guardian and caregiver to her parents.

Hay was among seven authors being honoured at the 2018 Writers’ Trust Awards, which gave out more than 260-thousand dollars in prizes last night.

British-Canadian author Kathy Page took home the 50-thousand-dollar Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for “Dear Evelyn.”


Canada Post still hasn’t notified customers of a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario’s online cannabis customers.

The Ontario Cannabis Store told its clients about the problem.

But the store says it’s encouraging Canada Post — where the breach originated — to do the same.

The postal service acknowledged yesterday that someone had used its delivery-tracking tool to gain access to personal information of 45-hundred customers of the Ontario Cannabis Store but declined to identify the data.


Longtime Conservative M-P Tony Clement is out of his party caucus.

This comes after Clement said Tuesday evening that he’d sent sexually explicit images and a video to someone he believed to be a “consenting female,” but who later demanded money if Clement didn’t want them posted publicly.

Initially Clement resigned only as the party’s justice critic and from his committee roles.

However, after the story broke new allegations began surfacing prompting Conservative leader Andrew Scheer to turf Clement.


A new survey shows a 10-per-cent spike in the number of people who plan to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony this year.

The poll commissioned by Historica Canada suggests Canadians of all generations are more likely to honour veterans this year — with millennial respondents expressing the most consistent enthusiasm for attending Remembrance Day events.

Historica C-E-O Anthony Wilson-Smith speculates that part of the surge in interest stems from the fact that this year’s events will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.


Across the country today, people are gathering for the 25th National Aboriginal Veterans Day.

Randi Gage, organizer and Indigenous veteran, says it’s important people understand that thousands of Indigenous people fought in the two world wars but, when they returned home, they were not treated like their non-Indigenous comrades.

Indigenous veterans couldn’t vote, were unable to access their benefits and, in some cases, even had their land given to non-Indigenous veterans.

About four-thousand First Nations men served in the First World War.


The federal government’s apology for a 1939 refusal to give asylum to some 900 Jews was personal for some of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet ministers.

For International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr, it brought back painful memories.

He says when he was 15 years old, he went to a hockey rink in his hometown of Winnipeg with a friend, where they were told by a — quote — “group of thugs” to leave because Jews were not allowed.

Carr says he and his friend ran out and were followed before they beaten up and left in a pool of blood.


The United Nations’ assistant high commissioner for refugees says Canada’s recent spike in irregular migrants is nothing compared to the millions of refugees who pour into much poorer countries every year.

Volker Turk also says the migrant caravan making its way through Mexico toward the U-S is small compared to countries like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, which have taken in over five million Syrian refugees.

Turk says North America has largely been shielded from the true global crisis of 68.5 million displaced persons in the world.


Police say at least 11 people — including an officer — were shot late yesterday when a suspect opened fire in a Southern California bar filled with college students.

A wounded sheriff’s deputy was taken to hospital, but there was no immediate word on the extent of the victims’ injuries or if any others had been hospitalized.

Authorities are still treating it as an active shooter scene.


C-N-N says the White House’s suspension of correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass is retaliation for his challenging questions to U-S President Donald Trump during a news conference.

The network is also accusing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of lying about Acosta placing his hands on a female aide as she tried to grab the microphone out of his hands.

Video shows a brief instant where the woman appears to brush Acosta as she reaches for the microphone, prompting the reporter to say “Pardon me, ma’am.”

In a statement, C-N-N says — quote — “This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better.”


Two Native American women’s historic congressional victories add them to a record number of women elected to the U-S House, following an election cycle that also saw a significant boost in Native American female candidates at the state and local level.

The incoming Native American congresswomen Deb Haaland, of New Mexico, and Sharice Davids, of Kansas, are Democrats.

Haaland is a former New Mexico Democratic Party chairwoman, while Davids is a lawyer and a former White House Fellow.

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