The OPP has arrested three teens who are facing charges after an air pistol incident in Rockland almost two weeks ago.

Complaints on Monday November 12th indicated a car with four people inside was randomly firing an air pistol at people jogging.

The OPP picked up two 18 year olds, Antoine Cleroux of Rockland and Gabriel St Amour of Fournier, along with a youth.

All three are all facing charges of assault with a weapon, and possession of an imitation weapon.

The trio have court appearances scheduled for December 19th .

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Blowing wind and bitter cold – as fire fighters from across the valley battled two major fires at homes in Eganville.

The first fire broke out around 2:30 yesterday afternoon at a home on John Street.

The Bonnechere Valley fire department needed to call in fire fighters from North Algona Wilberforce’s Golden Lake and Rankin fire stations.

Then the fire spread to the home next door.

While the flames are out John Street remains closed this morning for clean up efforts.

No word on any injuries…or the cost of damages.

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The Lebreton Flats redevelopment project will be the issue to watch at the NCC board meeting this morning.

Nearly a year after the deal with Rendezvous Lebreton was announced we could get a better idea on the timeline for the project today.

The Rendezvous Lebreton group met behind closed doors with the NCC board of directors yesterday – and today – some of those details will be presented publicly.

Work on the estimated 4 billion dollar project – which is slated to include an NHL arena – is expected to start next year.

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A member of Premier Doug Ford’s caucus is criticizing the government’s decisions to cancel a planned French-language university and scrap the office of the French-language services commissioner.

Amanda Simard, who represents the mainly French-speaking riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, calls the moves — quote — “extremely disappointing.”

In a Facebook post yesterday evening, the rookie M-P-P says she had worked internally to have the decisions reversed, including asking Ford himself to reconsider, but was unsuccessful.

Ford’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The province’s police watchdog has decided not to charge two officers who shot and killed a 70-year-old man in a Cobourg hospital room last year.

The Special Investigations Unit has ruled that police had reason to believe their lives and those of the other hospital patients were in danger.

S-I-U director Tony Loparco says in a statement that the man was pointing his gun at officers after apparently shooting his wife in the head.

The incident happened in October 2017, after the man and his wife were taken to hospital in part because the woman was worried about her husband’s suicidal thoughts.

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The provincial government is set to lay out its plans to reform the province’s social assistance program, just months after it moved to cancel a basic income pilot project.

A pair of Progressive Conservative cabinet ministers will introduce the plan at Queen’s Park this afternoon.

The government announced in July it was “winding down” a pilot project that provided payments to four-thousand low-income earners in cities such as Hamilton, Brantford, Thunder Bay and Lindsay.

The Tories also said they were cutting a planned three per cent increase in social assistance to 1.5 per cent.

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Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says her federal Liberals have given the House of Commons 48 hours notice that it is prepared to order an end to a month of rotating strikes by Canada Post employees.

Hajdu says the best solution is a negotiated deal — but after much time negotiating, Canada Post and its postal-workers union still don’t have one.

She expects the two sides to work hard over the next couple of days with a special mediator.

The union says a back-to-work order is exactly what Canada Post has been waiting for.

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A 19th Canadian has become ill in an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

The latest case is in New Brunswick, and testing confirms the strain is the same linked to the illnesses of 18 people in Ontario and Quebec, and 32 in the U-S.

While American health authorities have demanded stores and restaurants remove all romaine lettuce from their operations until the source of the contaminated products is found, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency hasn’t gone that far yet.

For now, it is telling Canadians in the affected provinces to avoid eating romaine until more is known about the outbreak.

But Empire, Loblaw and Metro aren’t waiting — they are clearing products containing romaine from shelves at the thousands of grocery stores they own.

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It was a frightening train ride for some passengers aboard an Amtrak train travelling from Montreal to New York City, on the busy travel night before the U-S Thanksgiving holiday.

Two cars on Train 68 — dubbed the Adirondack — separated while travelling the tracks near Albany just before 7:30 last night, in what the company says called a “mechanical issue.”

There are no reports of injuries among the 287 passengers and crew, and there’s no word yet on what caused the problem.

Amtrak says another train was dispatched to take passengers to New York.

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A northern California sheriff says two more sets of human remains were found yesterday, bringing death toll from a wildfire to 83, with more than 560 names still on the missing list.

The blaze that started November 8th levelled Paradise, destroying more than 13-thousand homes.

Meantime, authorities have finally surrounded a Southern California wildfire that destroyed some 16-hundred homes and left three people dead from Thousand Oaks to Malibu, but expected rain overnight brings the risk of landslides.

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