An on-duty bus driver in Gatineau was arrested this week on suspicion of impaired driving.

According to the CBC the driver was arrested at a transit station following a customer complaint.

The STO has confirmed one of it’s drivers has been suspended but there is no word on whether the driver is suspected of being alcohol or drug impaired.

Gatineau police and the bus service are investigating.


Thursdays NCC meeting took a turn for the worse for Lebreton Flats. The project is now in turmoil and NCC director Mark Kristmanson has issued Rendezvous an ultimatum…come up with a solution or else.

As of right now, the deal is very much in jeopardy, John Ruddy, Trinity chairman and Senators owner Eugene Melnyk have not been able to reach an agreement on the Lebreton Flats plan. At the NCC meeting, Mayor Jim Watson says it’s clear to him there are issues between the two businessmen.

They now have until the next NCC meeting in January to make nice


Ottawa’s film scene is a little closer to having their own hub as the NCC has approved a proposal from the Ottawa film office to build a 40 million dollar soundstage.

The project – a partnership with Toronto’s Tri-Bro Studios – would create 500 construction jobs and more than 500 jobs in film, tv and the animation industry.

The land that was approved – is developed land at the NCC’s greenbelt research farm – just southwest of Hunt Club and Woodroffe.


Two leaders have resigned from a prestigious private school in Toronto that’s been rocked by allegations of assault and sexual assault by students.

St. Michael’s College School says principal Greg Reeves and board president Father Jefferson Thompson have stepped down to allow the Roman Catholic institution to move forward “without distractions.”

Toronto police are investigating a total of six incidents involving students at the school, including one alleged sexual assault that led to charges against six teens.

Reeves had been criticized for not promptly reporting that incident to police last week, and has since admitted the school clearly has a problem.


People receiving disability support from the provincial government will be able to keep more of the money they earn as part of the province’s overhaul of social assistance.

But critics say it will be harder for people to qualify for the help they need.

Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod laid out a broad vision for social assistance yesterday, promising to cut red tape and encourage people to get back into the job market.

The government’s changes include aligning the province’s definition of disability with that of the federal government, a move MacLeod says is aimed at providing greater clarity.

But opposition legislators say the threshold to qualify for disability benefits under the Canada Pension Plan is higher than it is for the Ontario Disability Support Program.


A motion to speed back-to-work legislation for striking Canada Post workers through the House of Commons could come as early as today.

Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tabled the bill yesterday, saying while the Liberal government is still hoping for a negotiated settlement, it also needs to protect Canadians affected by a month of rotating strikes.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers calls the move unconstitutional, and says it will fight the bill in court if need be.


With Black Friday sales underway at stores and online in both Canada and the U-S, experts are offering suggestions to ensure shoppers get their money’s worth.

WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez says don’t be swayed by prices marked down by 15 or 20 per cent, because those are deals that are usually offered year-round.

She says the number to keep in mind is 37 per cent.


The death toll from the Camp Fire in northern California has climbed to 84, after another body was recovered Thursday.

More than 560 names remain on the missing list, although authorities stress many of the people on the list may be safe and unaware they have been reported missing.

Fire officials say the blaze — which has destroyed more than 13-thousand homes — is now 95 per cent contained.


Central American migrants who travelled in a caravan to Tijuana, Mexico, held a small protest at a U-S border crossing, demanding better conditions and pushing to be allowed to enter the U-S.

Authorities from the National Human Rights Commission and the Grupo Beta migrant support agency told demonstrators their needs would be addressed, and urged them to apply for humanitarian visas in Mexico and seek work in Tijuana, where they say thousands of jobs were available.

But some migrants say they should be allowed to enter the U-S, with one man from Honduras saying the White House has meddled in Central American governments.

The U-S government was quick to recognize Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez’s re-election last year, despite widespread allegations of irregularities.


Notes left by an American Christian missionary believed to have been killed by a isolated, endangered tribe living on a remote island in the Indian Ocean show the young man believed God was helping him dodge the authorities.

The writings left with fishermen by John Allen Chau say — quote “God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy.”

Indian ships monitor North Sentinel Island to protect the tribe from intruders.

Police say Chau knew the Sentinelese resisted all contact by outsiders, firing arrows and spears at passing helicopters and killing fishermen who drift onto their shoreline.


Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa is now another four centimetres straighter, after more than twenty years of effort.

It’s the second time engineers have been able to reduce the lean, having managed to straighten it by more than 40 centimetres through the extraction of soil from under the foundation and using hundreds of tones of lead counterweights at the base.

That work took more than a decade and forced the closure of the 12th-century Tuscan bell tower, which reopened to the public in 2001.

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