A man who drove drunk and struck a women on a motorcycle causing ‘life-altering’ injuries, has been sentenced in court.

37 year old Roy Radke was driving with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, when he pulled in to oncoming traffic to pass a line of cars on Highway 7.

Randke then struck Stephanie Albert, who was on her motorcycle.

During the hearing, the judge in the case acknowledged that Albert will serve a lifetime of pain and disability, while Radke will fully recover from his injuries.

Since the crash in 2017, Albert has undergone nine surgeries.

Roy Radke will serve 3 and a half years in prison and is banned from driving for 5 years after his sentence is up.


A coroners inquest into the death by suicide of Carleton student Jason Renato Simon has wrapped up.

The inquest looked into the death of Simon in 2016.

After a call to a suicide hotline in late January that year, Simon was admitted to hospital for three days.

He was released when he appeared calm and agreed to see his family and his family doctor.

Two weeks later he hanged himself.

Right now, the only option for anyone having mental health issues is to go to emergency.

The head of psychiatry at the Ottawa Hospital, who recommended a rapid access mental health clinic.

The jury could have recommendations by the end of the week.


Suspensions begin today for French language students whose immunization records are not up to date.

Children with out of date records from the eight French language public schools in Ottawa will be suspended for up to 20 days.

According to the CBC, more than 300 middle and high school students are in danger of suspension.

Two weeks ago, a final notice was sent to parents, reminding them to have their children’s records updated.

Next week, another round of students face suspension starting on February 4th.


A burst sprinkler pipe flooded down several floors of the newly opened west-block yesterday.

Enough water leaked out, that the cafeteria had to be evacuated.

The flooding appeared to be from a single sprinkler pipe near a washroom.

The west-block renovations took seven years to complete, and cost nearly 1 billion dollars.


Serial killer Bruce McArthur will be in court again next week for a sentencing hearing to determine if he will serve concurrent or consecutive mandatory sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.

The 67-year-old pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder yesterday.

McArthur was charged last year in the deaths of men who went missing from Toronto’s gay village between 2010 and 2017.

Their dismembered remains were later found in planters at a home where he worked as a gardener and in a ravine next to the property.

Prosecutors told the court yesterday that McArthur sexually assaulted many of his victims and kept some of their belongings after disposing of their bodies.


Back to the drawing board — that’s what N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath is advising Premier Doug Ford on the appointment of a new Ontario Provincial Police commissioner.

Horwath says Ford needs to rethink the hiring of his friend Ron Taverner — a Toronto police superintendent — because the process has become so tainted.

Horwath says she was troubled by Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones’ suggestion to the Globe and Mail on Monday that Taverner would assume the post regardless of the outcome of an ongoing integrity commissioner’s probe.

She says if the provincial police are going to do its job effectively, there cannot be any doubt about their impartiality or their independence.


The first annual report by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability — titled “ CallItFemicide” — was released today.

Myrna Dawson, the observatory’s director and a professor at the University of Guelph, says the report also answers a call from the United Nations for countries to better track gender-related killings of women.

The goal of the report, at least in part, is to acknowledge that the circumstances and motivations surrounding women’s violent deaths differs from those of men so that femicide can be better understood and prevented.

Dawson says the context in which women and girls are killed is vastly different because they’re most often killed by people they know — whereas men are often killed by acquaintances and strangers.


Families attending the sentencing hearing for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu (JASS’-kihr-at SING sih-DOO’) will spend a third day venting their anger, sorrow and frustration for the role he played in the deadly Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash.

The semi-truck driver from Calgary has admitted to blowing through a stop sign at a rural intersection last April and colliding with the bus carrying the junior hockey team, killing 16 people and injuring 13.

Sidhu has heard over 60 victim-impact statements so far — and while some of the families admit finding some closure through this process, grieving parent Scott Thomas wants to know why Sidhu went through that stop sign.


A third R-C-M-P officer has been sentenced after pleading guilty to his conduct in connection with British Columbia’s largest gang-related mass murder.

Corporal Danny Michaud was given a three-month conditional sentence to be served in the community for failing to maintain law and order under the R-C-M-P Act.

His plea came hours after retired Mountie David Attew admitted to the same charge and was given a similar conditional sentence of six months.

B-C Supreme Court heard yesterday that Michaud was involved in an investigation of the 2007 execution-style shootings of six men in a Surrey highrise.

The most serious charges were against Derek Brassington, who last week was given a conditional sentence of two years less a day after he pleaded guilty to breach of trust and obstruction of justice.

A sweeping ban prevents details about any of the officers’ cases to be published.


Canada’s Justice department has until March 1st to decide whether to proceed with a high-profile extradition case involving a top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies — a case which has bruised our diplomatic relations with China.

A B-C judge heard Tuesday that the U-S has issued an extradition request for Meng Wanzhou , who is Huawei’s chief financial officer.

She was arrested at Vancouver’s airport December 1st on a request from the U-S on charges of bank fraud, wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit both.

If Ottawa issues an authority to proceed with extradition, then Meng would next appear in court March 6th to set hearing dates.


Negotiators on America’s Capitol Hill are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a Homeland Security spending bill that has been trapped in a stalemate over U-S President Donald Trump’s long-stalled proposed border wall.

The impasse led to America’s longest partial government shutdown that lasted 35 days until Trump issued a three-week end to it on Friday to give budget talks a chance.


U-S and Chinese negotiators begin two days of high-level talks today aimed at settling a six-month trade conflict that has shaken financial markets and clouded the outlook for the global economy.

The U-S alleges that Beijing steals trade secrets, forces foreign companies to hand over technology as the price of access to China’s market, and subsidizes its own tech companies.

And a new complication injected itself into the relationship Monday when the U-S Justice department brought criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei, accusing it of stealing technology secrets and violating sanctions against Iran.


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is willing to negotiate with the country’s opposition “for the sake of Venezuela’s peace and its future.”

Maduro’s remarks to Russian state-owned R-I-A Novosti news agency Wednesday came amid a dire political crisis in Venezuela.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last week and has urged citizens to challenge Maduro with walkouts today.

Canada, the U-S, and several Latin nations recognize Guaido as the democratically elected leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly.

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