Chilling audio played in court yesterday as testimony at the Cameron Rogers double homicide trial began.

According to Post Media – the 24 year old admitted to killing his parents, Dave Rogers and Merill Gleddie in November 2016… Pleading guilty to manslaughter…

But the plea was rejected – and now he is facing two counts of first degree murder.

The paper reports that a 9-1-1 call was made by Cameron Rogers – to Montreal police in November 2016 … Two weeks after he left his parent’s bodies in the family’s backyard.

Prosecutors are arguing that Cameron was angry – and planned out his crimes

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Police in Gatineau are now investigating the city’s 4th homicide of the year…

Officers were called to a home on Saint-Paul Street for reports of an injured person…

That man was rushed to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The man has not been identified – as his family is still being notified.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Gatineau police.

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A letter has been sent to parents of students at South Carleton Secondary.

The  letter says a very small  group of students have been involved in a rash of one on one fights.

These scheduled fights happen off school grounds at lunch or other times.

School staff says it is very concerned the combatants have told them they agree to the fights.

The school points out a person cannot agree to be injured.

The school asks parents for their assistance in curbing the activity which attracts crowds of other students, many who record the fight and post to social media.

The letter also asks parents to send along any information they have to “quell the trend.”

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The Ontario government is excluding Ontario Hockey League players from provincial employment standards legislation in order to keep a “level playing field” with other major junior leagues across the country.

The move means the 425 players will be continue to be considered amateur athletes, not employees.

The decision comes as the Canadian hockey league — the parent organization of the OHL — is embroiled in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of current and former players who are seeking outstanding wages, overtime pay and holiday and vacation pay.

The league welcomed the decision…. While one of the lawyers involved in the suit says they weren’t given an opportunity to present their side before the Ontario government publicly threw its support behind the league.

Junior players are eligible for post-secondary school scholarships and get money for out-of-pocket expenses, equipment, billeting and travel costs.

Players will still be protected by legislation such as the occupational health and safety act.

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The Progressive Conservative government says Ontario’s way out of a deep “fiscal hole” won’t be easy.

The Tories issued that warning yesterday, as they announced plans to eliminate three independent legislative watchdogs, end subsidies to political parties and halt the development of a French-language university, among other measures.

The cuts laid out in the government’s Fall Economic Statement for 2018-2019 helped the Tories shave 500-million dollars off the province’s 15-billion-dollar deficit.

The government did not, however, have a timeline for when it would get back to balance.

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The head of a cannabis industry group says Ontario’s new regulations may have some unintended consequences.

Allan Rewak with the Cannabis Council of Canada says his organization welcomes the additional clarity that the rules, announced Thursday, will bring.

But he says they will also prevent a lot of producers from participating in the market once private retail becomes legal in April.

The province announced yesterday that retail licences won’t be issued to corporations that are more than 9.9 per cent owned or controlled by one or more licensed producers or their affiliates.

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The Canadian Medical Association says the Ontario government’s move to allow employers to demand their workers provide a doctors note for even minor illnesses could cause public health issues.

The C-M-A says forcing employees to visit a doctor’s office to get a note risks spreading viruses or infection, when patients would be better off staying home to recover.

The association says the legislation also means doctors need to take time away from providing direct care to patients in order to write the note, which is added administrative work.

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Rotating strikes by Canada Post workers are continuing in New Brunswick, Ontario, and Alberta, but have ended in Montreal, Winnipeg, B-C and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The head of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the latest contract offer by the Crown corporation has some positive aspects, but doesn’t yet constitute a final offer that would end the job action.

Union national president Mike Palecek won’t say whether tentative deals can be reached before the Saturday deadline imposed by Canada Post.

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A B-C man who was trapped inside his vehicle for five days after his truck went off a cliff says he survived on a bottle of Gatorade and a bag of apples until he was rescued.

Duncan Moffat’s truck landed with the driver’s side tilted down when it went off the road near the Vancouver Island village of Sayward.

The 23-year-old suffered a broken leg, shoulder and ribs as well as a partially collapsed lung, and wasn’t able to undo his seatbelt.

He was rescued Tuesday afternoon when a hunter spotted the truck by chance and called 9-1-1, and is in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

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Officials say the deadly Camp Fire in northern California is about 40 per cent contained.

Another seven bodies were recovered Thursday, bringing the total number of fire-related fatalities in the state to 63, including three in southern California.

Many more people are missing, with the list of people unaccounted for now at 631.

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A hearing has been set for this morning for a judge to announce whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of C-N-N reporter Jim Acosta.

C-N-N wants Acosta’s credentials returned while a lawsuit over their revocation goes forward.

The White House pulled the credentials last week following a combative press conference where a White House intern tried to take the microphone from Acosta.

U-S District Court Judge Timothy Kelly — the judge assigned to the case — is a Trump appointee.

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The investigation in Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties to U-S President Donald Trump’s camp will reportedly continue.

There had been concern that Acting U-S Attorney General Matthew Whitaker would terminate the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller, given Whitaker’s past criticism.

The Associated Press reports Whitaker has told Republican Senator Lindsey Graham investigation would be allowed to proceed.

Recently ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from overseeing Mueller because he had worked on Trump’s Republican campaign –a decision that infuriated Trump and led to Sessions resigning at the president’s request.

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