A man is in police custody after an “erratic driver” smashed into several cars near the University of Ottawa.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested and will be in court today for a bail hearing.

Ottawa police say several vehicles were damaged in the incident, but there are no reported injuries.

Police received several calls about the driver and an investigation is ongoing.

The university tweeted that the “campus is safe” following the incident.

A video posted to Twitter shows a silver vehicle careening around a corner at high speed on the campus, tires squealing and smoking.

The car’s hood and front bumper suffered extensive damage.


An Ottawa police constable has been found guilty of unlawful entry.

According to the Citizen, 51 year old Marcel Allen burst into an east-end home on January 16th of last year, to confront a teen, he thought was dealing weed to his son.

Upon entry, Allen flashed his badge and identified himself as a police officer.

Allen was not there on police business, and had no search warrant.

Ottawa police were called to intervene, as Allen had a large kitchen knife, and was arrested.

On Wednesday, Allen pleaded guilty to unlawful entry to a dwelling, and was sentenced to a conditional discharge.

That means Allen will not have a criminal record, if he doesn’t get into trouble in the next year.

Allen still serves with the Ottawa Police Service.


A man has to be rescued from the Rideau River last night.

Ottawa fire was called to Sandy Hill, after numerous reports of a man in the water near Strathcona Park.

Water rescue were dispatched to the scene, and the man was rescued shortly after they arrived.

The extent of injuries is not yet known.

Police are reminding people that the thaw and freeze cycles we had in the last week, makes the ice unsafe.


Members of parliament are continuing their marathon voting session as opposition parties protest the Trudeau government’s efforts to shut down any further investigation into the SNC-Lavalin affair.

The Liberal majority shot down a Conservative motion calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to let former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould testify more fully about her allegation that she was improperly pressured to drop a criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

The motion was defeated by a vote of 161-134.

That set the stage for a Conservative-sponsored filibuster Wednesday night, requiring 257 separate votes on items in the government’s spending estimates


N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath is accusing the government of bringing a “Hunger Games”-like atmosphere to the province’s high schools.

Horwath was referring to comments made by Education Minister Lisa Thompson yesterday.

Thompson defended the province’s plan to raise high school class sizes by saying students today lack resiliency and coping skills.

Horwath says the government should be supporting students, rather than telling kids that — quote — “they’re going to have to fight their way through school.”


The OPP has released its March Break distracted driving blitz numbers.

From March 11th to the 17th more than 15-hundred distracted driving charges were laid against driver’s on provincially patrolled roads.

Officers laid an additional 51 distraction-related careless driving charges against drivers who were caught dividing their attention between driving and some other activity that made roads unsafe.

So far this year, the OPP has laid over 2-thousand distracted driving charges.


Premier Doug Ford says a report by the province’s integrity commissioner represents a “complete vindication” of his government.

In a report issued yesterday, J. David Wake said Ford stayed at arm’s length from the process that resulted in Ron Taverner being appointed head of the Ontario Provincial Police last fall.

The 72-year-old Toronto police superintendent — and close friend of Ford — withdrew his name from consideration for the job earlier this month.

The government has since named Thomas Carrique, a deputy chief for York Regional Police Serive, as the next commissioner of the O-P-P.


The minister of colleges and universities says her staff and other Tory legislators have met with members of a group that organized widespread student walkouts yesterday.

Merrilee Fullerton says she supports students’ right to protest “respectfully,” but points to a massive provincial deficit that she says has to be addressed.

The Canadian Federation of Students’ Ontario chapter organized walkouts at upwards of 17 campuses yesterday, to protest the government’s changes to post-secondary funding.

Demonstrators were unhappy that the Tories have made several once-mandatory student fees — such as those that fund campus organizations and clubs — optional.


A recent suicide at Canada’s largest university has students sounding the alarm about what they perceive as a lack of campus resources to address mental health concerns.

A student death in the computer science building at the University of Toronto over the weekend prompted students to draw attention to what they describe as a crisis.

They complain of long waiting lists and limited options for campus mental health services — a situation U of T acknowledges needs to be addressed.

The school’s president says campuses across the country are seeing massive spikes in demands for mental health supports, taxing what few resources are available.


The truck driver who admitted to blowing through a rural Saskatchewan stop sign and smashing into the Humboldt Broncos’ team bus will learn his prison sentence tomorrow.

The Crown says Jaskirat Singh Sidhu should serve 10 years in prison for the accident which claimed 16 lives and injured 13 others.

The father of one of the players killed in the crash says he hopes whatever sentence is handed down will be long enough to deter other drivers who may put people at risk in the future.


Lawyers for Trans Mountain Corporation are expected to make statements today supporting Ottawa’s position on British Columbia’s reference case on the Crown corporation’s pipeline expansion project.

Yesterday, a lawyer for the federal government accused B-C of trying to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with what he’s calling “Trojan Horse” legislation dressed up as a benign environmental measure.

B-C’s legal team says it’s not trying to block the Trans Mountain or any other resource project, but is trying to ensure that companies to provide disaster response plans and pay for damages.


Ever feel like you have been unfairly treated by Canada’s border agency?

The latest federal budget contained a new measure that will set up an independent body for travellers, immigration detainees and others to file complaints.

Border officers can stop travellers for questioning, take blood and breath samples, and search, detain and arrest people without warrants — and some encounters at the border have left travellers frustrated and angry.

The planned legislative changes would slide the responsibility of handling public complaints about the border service to the R-C-M-P watchdog.


Boeing’s grounded airliners are likely to be parked longer now that Canadian and European regulators plan to conduct their own reviews of changes the company is making after two of the jets crashed.

The two international bodies want to do more than simply take the U-S Federal Aviation Administration’s word that alterations to a key flight-control system will make the 737 Max safer.


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced an immediate ban on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers.

Ardern says the sales ban is effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and will be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new laws are rushed through.


U-S President Donald Trump said yesterday that the Islamic State would be defeated overnight.

The president showed a map of I-SIL held territory in Syria that showed the group had been reduced to a small area in the city of Baghouz — where U-S backed Syrian forces are closing in on the last fighters.

U-S General Joseph Votel, who oversees American military operations in the Middle East, told Congress earlier this month that extremism in Iraq and Syria is a — quote — “generational problem.”


German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will work “until the last hour” to try and ensure that Britain doesn’t leave the European Union without a deal.

Speaking with German lawmakers, Merkel said that Germany has put the most important emergency measures in place to deal with a no-deal Brexit.

The U-K has asked for a three month delay in the split, with the spectre of the original March 29th divorce date looming.


South Korean police say they’ve arrested four people on allegations that they secretly filmed about 16-hundred hotel guests and streamed the footage on the internet.

A police statement says the four men are accused of earning a little more than six-thousand dollars American by posting or livestreaming the footage captured with the use of mini-spy cameras.

The illicit distribution of video taken by hidden cameras is a serious social problem in South Korea.

Thousands of women rallied last year for stronger government measures tackling the spread of such videos.

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