An early morning crash may affect your drive this morning

Hwy 7 is closed at Tatlock Rd and Townline Rd in Carleton Place after a tractor trailer roll over.

No word on injuries or how long the road will be closed.

Allow extra time and make alternate plans if you are travelling in this area.

============

The weekend search for a missing snowmobiler has ended with the discovery of the man’s body in a lake near Westport.

Provincial police at the Rideau Lakes detachment were alerted Saturday to the disappearance of Scott McPherson: the 33-year old had gone snowmobiling in the area and had not returned.

OPP confirmed today the underwater search and recovery unit had located the man’s body in Sand Lake.

Provincial police reinforcing the message to the public to stay off the ice.

==========

Fire crews were called to the Wendy’s at 2545 Carling Avenue in the Lincoln Fields area around one this morning.

Multiple 9-1-1 calls indicated there was heavy smoke and flame coming from the rear of the restaurant.

Crews declared a working fire on their arrival.

Within a half an hour of the fire service arrival there was a partial collapse of one wall.

Even though everyone inside managed to get out, paramedics did treat four people on the scene.

Two of the four were sent to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Fire crews called in the fire investigator to determine the cause.

=========

Police believe the shooting in a south keys parking lot was targeted.

27 year old Yonis Barkhadle was shot on Friday around 6:30 in the evening

Paramedics rushed Barkhadle to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are searching for multiple suspects involved in the fatal shooting.

Anyone with information is being asked to call police or Crimestoppers.

===========

Police are hoping you can help find a missing man.   18 year old Kilal Taha was last seen yesterday morning around 7:30 when he was leaving for work.

His 2006 Ford Focus was found almost two hours later southbound on the Airport Parkway near Walkley with the engine running.

If you saw that vehicle between 8 and 8:30 yesterday morning around Hunt Club and the airport parkway, you are asked to contact police.

Taha is described as middle eastern, 5’10” and  slender. He has short dark hair.

Taha was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey construction coat and brown boots.

============

The union representing upset workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario is vowing “one hell of a fight” against the auto giant’s plan to cease production in the city by late next year.

G-M announced yesterday no more product will be given to the 65-year-old facility, along with four in the U-S and three outside North America, as part of a global reorganization to transform its product line to focus on electric and autonomous vehicles.

Unifor national president Jerry Dias told workers at a packed union hall the Oshawa plant has won “every award” and is the best by “every matrix,” and he promised the union will fight ”tooth and nail” against the planned shuttering.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford have vowed to do everything possible to help laid-off auto employees and their families

==========

Mail service will resume across the country at noon Eastern Time today after the Senate passed legislation ordering an end to five weeks of crippling rotating strikes by postal workers at Canada Post.

Senators approved the bill last night by a vote of 53-25, with four abstentions — and royal assent was granted, passing it into law.

The government’s representative in the upper chamber, Senator Peter Harder, says the bill gives a government-appointed mediator or arbitrator 90 days to reach a contract settlement in the nearly year-long dispute.

Failing that, a settlement could be imposed either by the arbitrator or from one of the proposals put forward by Canada Post or CUP-W.

==========

More than a week after a reported case of sabotage, the Canadian Coast Guard has refloated one of its ships that was cut from its cradle at a Nova Scotia shipyard south of Halifax.

The C-C-G-S Corporal McLaren had been partially submerged with 26-hundred litres of diesel fuel in its tanks and 400 litres of hydraulic fluid on board.

The Coast Guard says the operation to raise the ship at Sambro Head started yesterday afternoon and was complete by late evening without any environmental damage.

===========

U-S Special counsel Robert Mueller says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators in the Russia probe.

The torpedoing of Manafort’s deal could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence and potentially more charges.

It also means that Mueller’s team is losing a co-operating witness from the top of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign who was present for several key episodes under investigation.

Manafort denies that he lied.

=============

Turkey’s foreign minister says he has listened to what he calls a “disgusting” tape that allegedly captures the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.

The minister (Mevlut Cavusoglu) told a German daily today — quote — “I listened to it. He was killed within seven minutes. It was a deliberate murder.”

The minister said he could hear the forensic doctor instructing others to listen to music while he cuts up the body.

Turkey alleges The Washington Post columnist was killed last month by an assassination squad sent from Riyadh.

===========

“Touchdown confirmed!”

Those were the excited words of a flight controller at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in announcing a NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars in a billion-dollar research mission to explore the red planet’s interior.

InSight’s arrival yesterday came after a six-month, 480-million-kilometre journey from Earth — and a perilous, supersonic, six-minute descent through the atmosphere.

Filed under: News