The Gatineau Police Service is trying to find Ian Lambert, 45, and is hoping the public can in its search.

He was last seen leaving a party on foot in the Plateau District near Aylmer on February 16, around 9 p.m.

The SPVG says it has reason to fear for the health and safety of Lambert and wants to check on his well-being.

The missing man is described as:

White

Speaks French

6′ 2” (188 cm)

Medium build

Brown hair and eyes

Has a mole on the upper part of his left cheek

Was wearing a toque, a multicolored striped scarf, a brown dress coat, a pair of jeans and a backpack

Anyone with information is asked to call the SPVG at (819) 246-0222.

Ian Lambert, 45, last seen in Gatineau’s Plateau District. Photo/ Gatineau Police Service

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The lieutenant governor’s, Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement has gone to a local high school.

The Smith Falls District Collegiate Institute received the award for creating the Spirit of the Drum Education Powwows.

Two of their students were in Toronto yesterday to accept the award on the school’s behalf.

The award recognizes student involvement in the 2017 and 2018 powwows.

The powwow connects the school and local community – Indigenous and non-Indigenous – in a celebration of learning, teaching and reconciliation.

Approximately 3,000 visitors have attended the two-day event each year.

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The Ontario government says a legal battle involving the province, the late Rob Ford and his sister’s ex-boyfriend has come to an end.

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services was one of the targets of a lawsuit filed by Scott MacIntyre, who alleged Ford conspired to have him attacked in jail so that he wouldn’t reveal the former Toronto mayor’s illicit activities.

MacIntyre was sent to jail in early 2012 after being charged with threatening Ford, who was mayor then and had not yet publicly admitted to using crack cocaine.

A spokesman for the ministry said yesterday the lawsuit was “dismissed on consent” on February 13th, but gave no further details.

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Ontario school principals say their staff lack the necessary medical and professional training to deal with autistic children who could be spending more time in classrooms due to recent changes to government funding for therapy.

In a joint letter to Education Minister Lisa Thompson, three associations representing principals at Ontario’s English, Catholic and French boards, say the changes announced last month will mean many students will be spending less time in therapy with trained professionals.

The groups said that if the necessary resources aren’t made available to schools to trains staff and accommodate the students’ needs by April 1st, the government should delay the program changes.

The new autism program gives families up to 140-thousand dollars to pay for treatment — a maximum available only to the lowest income families whose child is in treatment from ages two to 18.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was hunkered down in his Ottawa office for “private meetings” yesterday ahead of this morning’s justice committee appearance by his former, most trusted aide.

Testimony is on the way from Gerald Butts, along with top public servant Michael Wernick and the deputy minister of justice Nathalie Drouin.

A Trudeau spokesman says after the hearing, the P-M and his team will reflect on “next steps.”

Cameron Ahmad expects those to include a statement from Trudeau — possibly as early as tonight, but more likely within days — offering his most comprehensive account yet of how the government handled the S-N-C-Lavalin matter and why.

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We should learn more about a future nationwide drug plan today.

Health minister Ginette Petipas-Taylor, finance minister Bill Morneau and Dr. Eric Hoskins– the former health minister– are all in the Ottawa today for a Pharmacare announcement.

Last year, Hoskins left his post in the Liberal cabinet to chair the advisory council on the implementation of a national Pharmacare plan.

A news conference is set for 9 this morning in Toronto.

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The federal government is planning to open up a database containing over nine-thousand files to allow Inuit families to learn about family members lost during the tuberculosis outbreaks between the 1940s and ’60s.

Sources tell The Canadian Press that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce the opening of the database tomorrow in Iqaluit as part of an apology on behalf of the federal government for the mistreatment of Inuit during the epidemics.

The Canadian Public Health Association estimates one-third of Canada’s Inuit population became infected with T-B.

The database aims to help Inuit find the unmarked gravesites of relatives who were taken to southern Canada for treatment, but died.

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will be in Mississauga, Ontario today where he is expected to give more details about an early election campaign pledge to remove federal sales tax from Canadians’ home-heating bills.

If elected in October, Scheer says he would offer rebates to Canadians for the five-per-cent tax charged on all residential energy sources.

He estimates the 1.6-billion-dollar initiative could save Canadians an average of 107-dollars per year.

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The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies is set to return to British Columbia Supreme Court today in Vancouver.

Meng Wanzhou was arrested in December at Vancouver’s airport at the request of U-S authorities and Canada announced last week it intends to proceed with the extradition case.

America’s justice department of Justice has laid out 13 criminal counts of conspiracy, fraud and obstruction against Huawei and Meng.

Both Meng and the company her father founded have denied any wrongdoing in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor.

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Saskatchewan’s agriculture minister says his federal counterpart has assured him China’s latest move against a Canadian commodity is a top priority.

Winnipeg-based canola exporter Richardson International says China has revoked its permit to ship canola into the country.

The Canola Council of Canada says 40 per cent of Canada’s canola exports go to China.

The move came days after Ottawa decided to proceed with an extradition hearing to the U-S for a Chinese tech executive under house arrest in Vancouver.

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Barack Obama says his time in the White House gave him insight into how quickly the world is changing

The former U-S president spoke to a sold-out crowd at a Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event last night where he said globalization, automation, the internet and social media have been a boon to some businesses, while also displacing some workers who used to lead secure middle-class lives.

Obama opined that current U-S politics, Brexit and the rise of far-right nationalism in Europe can be seen as responses to these forces.

He expects artificial intelligence to revolutionize the job market over the next 25 to 50 years, pushing out many high-skilled workers.

He worries countries aren’t preparing for the shift.

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U-S President Donald Trump’s former lawyer is returning to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of testimony as Democrats pursue a flurry of investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign.

Michael Cohen became a key figure in those probes after turning on his former boss and co-operating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

He was interviewed publicly by the House oversight committee and privately by both the Senate and House intelligence committees last week.

He returns to Congress today for another meeting with the House intelligence panel.

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