You will need the snowbrush and shovel as we do remain under a winter storm warning.

Environment Canada calling for 30-40 cm of snow later today and into tomorrow, it will also be windy causing blowing snow and reduced visibility.

The snow expected to start this afternoon and get more intense by tonight before it tapers off tomorrow afternoon.


A teenager has been arrested in London with a BMW, stolen from a dealership in Ottawa.

London police tell Global News, the luxury SUV was purchased with fake ID from a dealership on Ogilvie Road.

When officers tried to stop the vehicle for not having its headlights on, the vehicle fled.

The SUV eventually ended up stuck in the snow on the front lawn of a house.

A 19-year-old from London has been charged with a slew of offences, including dangerous driving and fraud.


The Rideau Transit Group is slated to speak to the public, about the LRT for the first time later today.

The group will be making a presentation to a city hall committee.

According to Postmedia, access to information requests have shown deficiencies at a downtown station.

Last year, inspectors found water leaks, and drainage problems in the concrete at Rideau Station.

The defects have been noted in an inspection report that the city was ordered to release.


Police say 43 “modern day slaves” were brought to Ontario from Mexico as part of a massive human-trafficking labour scam.

Ontario Provincial Police officers and Barrie police began investigating last year, culminating in 12 search warrants executed last week.

Police say the foreign workers were lured to Canada, expecting to be given legitimate jobs and educational opportunities.

They were instead forced to live in squalid conditions and clean a hotel and vacation resorts in central and eastern Ontario, while having to pay their alleged traffickers large sums of money for transport and housing.

Investigators say criminal charges are pending, and the workers have since been offered housing and legitimate employment at a local resort.


A new poll suggests a large proportion of small- and medium-sized businesses soon to be subjected to Ottawa’s carbon tax worry they’ll be unable to pass along the bulk of the extra costs to their customers.

The online survey was completed by more than 35-hundred members of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick that will have to follow the Trudeau government’s carbon-pricing system as of April 1st.

More than two-thirds of the business owners that CFIB polled don’t support any kind of carbon pricing program at all.

The federal government says 90 per cent of the carbon-tax revenues it collects will be returned via rebates to households in each of the four provinces.

Consumers will get by far the largest share because the government expects them to ultimately pay most of the new costs passed down from businesses.

But the findings of CFIB’s poll, conducted in November, suggest there’s concern most smaller companies will be unable to pass along their new costs — meaning these firms will end up subsidizing the rebate program for households.


A Smiths Falls golf course is aiming for the green as they want to introduce the first pot-friendly country club in North America.

You’ll be allowed to use cannabis while you tee off at the Lombard Glen Golf and Country Club soon to be renamed Rolling Greens.

Their idea is aimed at what they expect to be a growing tourism market.

The golf course will not be selling the product but it will allow its patrons to smoke while playing a round.


The lawyer of a man convicted of trying to join the Somali-based terrorist organization al-Shabab is calling his appeal dismissal disappointing.

Former Toronto security guard Mohamed Hersi was convicted in 2014 of attempting to participate in the activities of a terrorist group and providing counsel to a person to participate in terrorist activity.

Hersi was sentenced to consecutive five-year prison terms.

Paul Slansky says his client received an unfair trial.

The Ontario Court of Appeal said in its ruling yesterday that stiff penalties are necessary in such cases to deter similar would-be criminals.


Premier Doug Ford is accusing student unions of getting up to “crazy Marxist nonsense” as he appealed for donations to his Progressive Conservative party in a fundraising email sent yesterday.

Ford’s claim was made as he highlighted his government’s move to make some fees paid by Ontario college and university students optional instead of mandatory.

The message sparked condemnation from students groups and opposition politicians who say the premier’s language confirms the fee changes announced last month are politically motivated.

College Student Alliance president Brittany Greig calls Ford’s fundraising message disappointing, adding that student unions are democratically elected.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has welcomed an investigation by the federal ethics commissioner into an allegation that his office pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help S-N-C-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution on charges of corruption and bribery.

The issue has dogged Trudeau since Thursday, when the Globe and Mail reported the P-M-O leaned on Wilson-Raybould to instruct the director of public prosecutions to negotiate a remediation agreement with the Quebec engineering firm that would have allowed it to pay reparations, but avoid a criminal trial.

But Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said an ethics probe isn’t enough.

He wants multiple investigations, and says it’s “imperative” that Trudeau waive solicitor-client privilege and let Wilson-Raybould speak freely.


It’s been in power for three years, and the federal government is still trying to determine what its youth policy should include.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed himself the minister for youth in his cabinet in 2015 — and in the following year’s budget, promised a national youth policy to ensure young people’s needs and concerns are reflected in what his government does.

In 2017, the government set up a committee of deputy ministers on youth issues, and a youth advisory council in 2016 to help create the policy — but nothing firm has come yet.


Canada’s minister of science and sport is hinting an independent party might be tapped in the near future to investigate harassment complaints in amateur sports.

Kirsty Duncan’s comments come amid a C-B-C investigation into abuse in amateur sport, and she tells The Canadian Press, “We are working on a third party.”

Safe sport has been governed through the Sport Canada Accountability Framework since it was implemented in 1996 in the wake of a sexual-abuse scandal involving ex-junior hockey coach Graham James.

National sport organizations must have a designated individual to handle complaints in order to receive government funding, but some athletes say reporting abuse concerns to a person within their own organization can be intimidating or challenge trust.


Longtime C-B-C foreign correspondent Joe Schlesinger, who spent decades covering war zones and history-shaping global events, has died after a lengthy illness at the age of 90.

Retired C-B-C anchor Peter Mansbridge describes a remarkable storyteller who had compassion for those he covered, and a passion for journalism.

Schlesinger joined the C-B-C in 1966 after an accomplished stint in print journalism that included posts with The Associated Press in Prague.

The Order of Canada member retired in 1994 but continued to work for the C-B-C as a correspondent and online columnist until 2015.


The Taliban have announced a 14-member negotiating team ahead of talks this month with U-S envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has been meeting with the insurgents to try to end America’s longest war.

Mullah Abbas Stanikzai heads the Taliban team announced today, which includes five former inmates of the U-S military prison in Guantanamo Bay who were released in 2014 in exchange for a captured American soldier.


The tentative agreement reached to fund the U-S federal government through the fiscal year gives President Donald Trump far less money than he sought for building a border wall with Mexico.

The deal hammered out Monday night provides nearly 1.4 billion-dollars — not the 5.7-billion Trump had demanded in triggering last month’s 35-day partial government shutdown.

The agreement calls for 88 kilometres of metal slats or other new fencing, not a concrete wall.


Nearly three weeks after Trump Administration backed an all-out effort to force out Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is defying predictions of an imminent demise.

Dozens of nations, including Canada, have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president — and the U-S has tightened sanctions.

But anti-Maduro street protests have come and gone, and large-scale military defections haven’t happened.

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