A scary few moments at the Canadian Tire Centre on Monday night as the Senators faced the Florida Panthers and not just on the ice.

With just over 3:30 left in the first period, the game was put on hold for a medical emergency in the stands.

According to paramedics, a 77-year-old man suffered a heart attack.

Two CTC staff members and a bystander went into action when the man collapsed, grabbing an AED and doing CPR.

Paramedics stationed at the game arrived moments later and took over, getting a pulse back and rushing him to the hospital.

The man was unconscious but had a pulse when he arrived at the Ottawa Hospital.

He was listed in critical condition.

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Two trials and two appeals later a judge has ruled against Ryan Hartman who claims he had sexsomnia when he sexually assaulted a woman 7 years ago.

According to CBC a Brockville judge rejected the testimony of a sleep expert as unreliable.

Judge Kimberly More also says Hartman was three to four times over the legal limit and may have had an alcoholic blackout but he did not have a sleep disorder.

The victim in the case, who cannot be identified, expressed relief at the verdict saying “finally some justice.”

A sentencing date will be set later this month.

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The trial of a 24 year old man accused of the first degree murders of his parents focused on his home life.

At the time Cameron Rogers was 22 years old, yet he had a strict early bedtime.

He was also banned from eating junk food.

His uncle, Graham Gleddie, testified food was a constant source of tension. Full details in the Citizen this morning.

Cameron is on trial for the murders of his parents, Dave Rogers and Merrill Gleddie.

He had already pleaded guilty to manslaughter a plea rejected by the crown.

Graham Gleddie also testified he phoned his sister, but Cameron answered and said they were both sick with flu  and in bed.

Graham said the conversation was normal and he had zero suspicion anything was wrong.

His sister and her husband were already dead.

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Kingston police say the city’s hospital has resumed normal operations after federal inmate allegedly fired a gun inside the facility, leaving one person injured.

Police say the inmate disarmed a correctional officer inside Kingston General Hospital yesterday evening and fired the gun twice.

They say one person was hit, but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police say other correctional officers, with the help of hospital security, restrained the inmate and police were called.

They say the inmate has been moved to Kingston police headquarters and there is no further threat to the public.

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The principal of an elite Toronto all-boys private school says efforts to keep students safe have failed and they need to do better.

Toronto police have charged six 14 and 15-year-olds from St. Michael’s College School with assault, gang sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon.

It’s related to an alleged on-campus locker-room incident that was recorded and shared online.

Greg Reeves spoke yesterday evening at a media briefing, where he said clearly the school has a problem.

Police say their investigation has expanded and they’re looking into another case of alleged sexual assault and two more alleged assaults involving at least four victims.

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Critics are calling a resolution put forward at the Conservative party convention over the weekend dangerous and transphobic.

The resolution from parental rights advocate and prominent social conservative Tanya Granic Allen called gender identity a “Liberal ideology” and asked that references to it be deleted from the sex-ed curriculum that’s currently being revamped by Doug Ford’s government.

Ford stressed yesterday that the vote on Granic Allen’s resolution was non-binding.

But Lyra Evans, the first trans person elected as a school board trustee in Canada, says she’d hoped to hear a firm denunciation of the policy from Ford and thought his response fell short.

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Quebec’s premier is pressing his Ontario counterpart to reconsider controversial changes to French language services.

But yesterday, Francois Legault couldn’t sway Doug Ford, who maintained that francophones in Ontario would continue to be well served.

Legault says he expressed his disappointment with the Ontario government’s decision to cancel a planned French-language university and consolidate the province’s French language services commissioner with the ombudsman’s office.

Legault, whose Coalition Avenir Quebec swept to power last month, says he wasn’t satisfied with Ford’s explanation for the moves and would continue to push for more French-language services, but did not say what further steps he could take.

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With mail backed up at distribution centres across the country ahead of the holiday rush, striking postal workers have rejected a call from Canada Post for a “cooling off” period

Canada Post said Monday it would agree to another round of mediation with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, but only if workers end their rotating walkouts, clear the massive backlog of undelivered parcels, and keep the mail moving.

The Retail Council of Canada has called on Ottawa to legislate an end to the month of rotating strikes.

But Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says what matters in coming days is that the two sides keep talking to reach a collective agreement.

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Six years after helping thwart the then-Harper government’s plans to buy F-35 stealth fighters without any competition, the country’s auditor general is about to release a new report on Canada’s tortuous attempts to buy new fighter jets.

This time, the focus will be on the Trudeau government’s handling of the file, which includes adopting several stopgaps.

Michael Ferguson is expected to report on the financial and technological costs of flying Canada’s aging C-F-18s into the early 2030s, when the aircraft will be nearly 50 years old.

He is also expected to shine a light on the air force’s problems recruiting and retaining fighter pilots.

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A group formed to hold the federal government to its promise 29 years ago to end child poverty by 2000 is releasing its annual report card today.

Campaign 2000 says about 1.4-million children are living in poverty in Canada.

The report calls for the government to provide a billion dollars in extra funding to the provinces and territories to expand affordable, quality child care.

National co-ordinator Anita Khanna acknowledges the Trudeau government has introduced important measures to tackle this problem, including boosting the monthly tax-free Canada Child Benefit two years earlier than planned.

But she says the benefit doesn’t fully address the need for better access to child care as a way to help lift families out of poverty.

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A Northern California sheriff says two more sets of human remains were found Monday, bringing the total number killed in a devastating wildfire to 79.

The list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has dropped from about one-thousand to around 700.

The Camp Fire swept through the town of Paradise on November 8th and has destroyed nearly 12-thousand homes.

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An argument outside Chicago’s Mercy Hospital turned deadly when a man pulled out a gun and killed a female emergency room doctor with whom he was having a domestic relationship.

The gunman then ran into the hospital and fatally shot a pharmacy resident and a police officer.

Police say the attacker also died Monday, but it’s not clear if he took his own life or was killed by police.

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U-S President Donald Trump is facing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump has resisted calls for a stronger response to the October 2nd killing of the U-S-based writer by agents of the Saudi government inside their consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Trump calls Saudi Arabia a “spectacular ally” and he’s not convinced that its Crown Prince was directly responsible for Khashoggi’s death.

The administration has imposed sanctions on 17 Saudis accused of participating in the killing, but it’s unclear if Trump will do more before he leaves today for the U-S Thanksgiving holiday.

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A U-S federal judge has dealt a blow to President Donald Trump’s plan to deal with that caravan of Central American migrants at the Mexico-U-S border.

After a hearing in San Francisco, District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order Monday night barring the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.

Trump issued a proclamation November 9th directing asylum seekers to enter only at one of the 26 official border crossings with Mexico.

Legal groups sued, arguing U-S law clearly allows someone to seek asylum regardless of how they enter the country.

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Allegations of hypocrisy are coming from many of his critics, after word that U-S President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter and adviser sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year.

The Washington Post reports Ivanka Trump’s emails were sent to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants.

A spokesman for Ivanka’s lawyer didn’t dispute the report, saying “While transitioning into government… Ms. Trump sometimes used her private account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.”

He insists no classified information was transmitted and that no emails were deleted.

President Trump mercilessly criticized his 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using a private email server and said she belonged in jail.

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