The OPP are continuing their search for a missing Westport man this morning.

33 year old Scott McPherson was last seen around 7 o clock … Friday night as he was snowmobiling in the Westport area.

The OPP emergency response team, ATV team, unmanned aerial support team and the Rideau Lakes Fire Service are all involved in the search.

Mcpherson is described as being white, 5’7,150 pounds with a thin build, short brown hair and he was unshaven.

Anyone with information should contact the OPP.


A 42 year old pedestrian struck at Baseline and Fisher Friday morning died in hospital over the weekend.

The 42 year old has not been identified.

She was walking near that intersection Friday morning around 7:45 when she was struck.

There were also several vehicles involved in a collision.

Paramedics on scene described the woman’s injuries as life threatening.

Two people in cars were injured as well, those injuries were described as minor.

Ottawa police continue to investigate the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed the events and have not spoken to police are asked to all the Ottawa force.


A town hall meeting in the riding of Glengarry Prescott Russell directed francophone anger toward the provincial government.

The local MPP is PC Amanda Simard.

She came out against some plans which affect the french community outlined in the fall economic update.

Simard says she will head to Queens Park today and see how everything is.

Late last week the province did say it would develop a french language services commissioner within the ombudsman’s office.

Simard told the Citizen she thinks its one step forward and three steps back.

Some at the town hall lambasted Simard’s party but were quick to praise her for the immediate stand she took against the measures in the economic update.,


The Canadian Press has learned that General Motors Canada will announce today that it’s closing its Oshawa assembly plant.

A source familiar with the situation says the closure is part of a shift in G-M’s global production, adding that G-M’s plants in St. Catharines and Ingersoll will not be affected.

Unifor, which represents more than 25-hundred workers at the Oshawa plant, says it doesn’t have all the details of today’s announcement, but it’s been informed that no product has been allocated to the plant after December 2019.

There was no comment from G-M Canada last night, but Oshawa Mayor John Henry warned closing the plant would have ripple effects across Ontario and beyond.

In 2009 the federal and provincial governments invested billions of dollars in G-M and Chrysler to keep them afloat.


A small southern Nova Scotia port town will hold a candlelight vigil tonight in memory of a four-year-old girl who died after a tragedy at Yarmouth’s Santa Claus parade on Saturday night.

Police say the girl was running alongside a parade float when she fell underneath it, much to the horror of scores of onlookers.

Mayor Pam Mood says grief counselling is available to all who need it, including first responders.


The union representing 50-thousand workers at Canada Post says “all options are on the table” in its ongoing contract fight with the Crown corporation.

The post office and the postal workers union were still talking Sunday in a last-ditch effort to bring a negotiated end to their labour dispute.

Back-to-work legislation considered by the Senate over the weekend could pass the upper house by tonight and possibly end five weeks of rotating postal strikes on Tuesday.

But CUP-W president Mike Palecek says the union will not accept another violation to the right of free collective bargaining.


Newfoundland and Labrador’s finance minister says the province is missing out on an estimated four-million dollars in revenue for every day the Husky Energy owned F-P-S-O SeaRose is inactive.

Offshore production for the floating storage and off-loading vessel has been halted since it leaked an estimated 250 cubic metres of oil a week ago.

But while Tom Osborne says lost revenue is certainly a concern, ensuring the safety of offshore employees is more important.


Canadian kids continue to rank low in a global report on physical activity in 49 countries — far behind activity leaders Slovenia and Japan.

The latest release from the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance found Canada scored a “D-plus” in categories that measure overall physical activity and sedentary behaviour, and a “D” in the newest indicator, physical fitness.

The report blames too much screen time and the increasing automation of previously manual tasks.

Canadian data was drawn from the ParticipAction Report Card released in June, which also gave Canadian kids a “D-plus.”


Health Canada is warning about the potential dangers that loom within batteries.

The agency has received about 100 reports over the last year concerning batteries, including overheating and starting fires.

Health Canada says in most cases, people didn’t follow the instructions regarding charging or storing batteries.

Damien Morris and his family in Charlottetown learned that the hard way — a fire in their home last weekend was sparked by some leftover batteries he’d tossed in a kitchen drawer.

The batteries were touching each other in a way that caused them to overheat and they caught fire in the middle of the night.

The Canada Safety Council also warns that computers and other items with large batteries should not be charged on beds or couches.


Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the United States and local authorities says 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into chaos when U-S agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop some migrants who tried to breach the border.

American authorities shut down the nation’s busiest border crossing at San Diego’s San Ysidro district.

Mexico’s Interior Ministry said those from the caravan who tried to “violently” enter the U-S from Tijuana would be deported immediately.


A NASA spacecraft’s six-month journey to Mars is nearing its dramatic grand finale.

The InSight lander is aiming for a touchdown this afternoon, and anxiety about its perilous descent through the Martian atmosphere is building among those involved in the one-billion-dollar international effort.

Designed to explore Mars’ mysterious insides, the robotic geologist must go from 20-thousand kilometres per hour to ZERO in just six minutes as it pierces the Martian atmosphere, pops out a parachute, fires its descent engines and then lands on its three legs.


Ukraine’s president is demanding that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships seized in a standoff in the Black Sea.

Petro Poroshenko also used today’s meeting of Ukraine’s national security council to call for a “de-escalation” of the crisis around Crimea.

The Ukrainian parliament will consider his request for the introduction of martial law.

Ukraine’s navy said six seamen were wounded when Russian coast guards opened fire on three Ukrainian ships near the Kerch Strait between the Crimean peninsula and the Russian mainland yesterday.

Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

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