The 24 year old man who killed both of his parents pled guilty to two counts of second degree murder yesterday in an Ottawa court.

Cameron Rogers admitted to killing his parents Dave and merrill and hiding their bodies in 2016.

The trial came to a halt last week, after new evidence was presented by Rogers saying he was sexually assaulted by his father.

The sexual assault claim has since been rescinded by Rogers in court. He admitted it was a lie.

Rogers will serve two life sentences with no chance of parole for 20 years.

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The battle over an NHL arena may just have been the straw that broke the camel’s back as the NCC has sent out word that they’ll be terminating their agreement with Rendezvous Lebreton come January.

In the last few weeks there have been lawsuits filed by both businessmen involved in the redevelopment project… With plenty of dirty laundry being aired out in a public forum.

The NCC has said that they want to keep the momentum going on this important project – and the termination of the term sheet will allow them to get on with it.

Sens owner Eugene Melnyk sent a statement through the team saying attempts were made for mediation with the NCC – but they were rejected.

There has been no response from Trinity Development or John Ruddy….

And the mayor says he’s staying out of it – as there are legal matters before the court.

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Provincial police say a woman is facing numerous charges after she allegedly struck two OPP cruisers on purpose in Parham, just north of Kingston

They say police had been seeking the woman in relation to an earlier incident.

They allege she struck the cruisers while officers were trying to arrest her.

Police say nobody was injured, and the vehicles only sustained minor damage.

 

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The province announced 50 new beds to treat mental health issues yesterday.

10 of those beds have been allocated to the Ottawa Hospital.

The extra space is intended for patients with who require urgent and mental health care.

According to the citizen, the beds will also help lower wait times for those who need access to mental health and addiction services.

In a statement, health minister Christine Elliot says the Ontario government is committed to a province where patients don’t need to be in crisis to get the mental health and addictions treatment.

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An investigation into alleged sexual and physical abuse at a prestigious private school in Toronto has led to the arrest of a seventh student.

Police laid a slew of new charges yesterday in the case of alleged abuse at St. Michael’s College School.

Six teens were charged last month in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the Roman Catholic institution, and the incident triggered a police probe into several other alleged incidents.

Police allege all the incidents took place on school grounds this fall and involved the members of the football program.

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The provincial government is expected to pass legislation today that would prevent a strike or lockout at a utility that provides roughly half of the province’s power.

The government called legislators back from the holiday break on Monday in an effort to end the dispute between the Power Workers’ Union and Ontario Power Generation.

The Progressive Conservatives say their bill would send the matter to arbitration so it can be resolved without jeopardizing the province’s electricity supply.

The Opposition has accused the Tories of fear-mongering and immediately turning to back-to-work legislation when there were less drastic options available.

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A proposal to run an oil pipeline beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes cleared its final hurdle yesterday in gaining approval of a Michigan panel created a week ago in a dash to complete the deal before Republican Governor Rick Snyder leaves office.

The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority unanimously backed an agreement between the state and Canadian pipeline company Enbridge to drill a tunnel through bedrock below the 6.4-kilometre channel that links lakes Huron and Michigan.

A new segment of pipeline would extend through the tunnel, replacing twin pipes that have been there since 1953.

They are part of Enbridge’s Line 5, which carries crude and natural gas liquids from Superior, Wisconsin, to refineries in Sarnia, Ontario.

Line 5 has drawn fierce criticism from groups fearful of a rupture that could pollute the Great Lakes shoreline.

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An opposition M-P says the third Canadian being detained in China is an Alberta woman who has been teaching in China for months.

Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole says the woman is being held over on a visa irregularity, but Global Affairs is only saying that consular officials are providing assistance to the family.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t believe this latest detention is linked to the detention of two Canadian men, who Beijing accuses of threatening national security.

The two were arrested last week in what many see as retaliation for this month’s arrest in Vancouver of a Chinese telecom executive wanted by the U-S to face fraud charges.

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Three astronauts have returned to Earth after more than six months aboard the International Space Station.

A Russian Soyuz capsule with an American woman, a Russian and a German with the European Space Agency landed on the steppes in Kazakhstan just after midnight Eastern time Thursday, or 11:02 a.m. local time.

The trio spent 197 days in space.

Canadian doctor and astronaut David Saint-Jacques, an American and a Russian arrived at the station earlier this month and will remain in orbit until June.

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Against the advice of many in his own administration, U-S President Donald Trump is pulling American troops out of Syria.

In a new White House video Wednesday, Trump declares victory against the Islamic State group in explaining his sudden decision to bring all two-thousand U-S troops home.

The announcement sparked alarm and outrage from Republican lawmakers, and his declaration of victory contradicts his own experts’ assessments of the situation on the ground.

Trump’s abruptness in turning the page on Syria is raising questions about whether he might do the same in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Thousands of passengers have been delayed, diverted or stuck on planes today as the only runway at Britain’s Gatwick Airport remains closed for a second day after drones were spotted over the airfield.

The airport south of London closed its runway last evening after two drones were spotted, and reopened at 3 a-m only to shut down 45 minutes later again.

Gatwick says all incoming and outgoing flights have been suspended and 10-thousand people have been affected by the shutdown so far.

Drones remain in the area today.

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