Three people remain in hospital with major injuries after a crash near Perth yesterday.

Police were called around 7:30 yesterday morning after two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 7 and Drummond Concession 7 in Drummond North Elmsley Township.

The adult, male driver of one vehicle and the male and female occupants of another vehicle were all taken to hospital in Ottawa with major injuries.

The highway was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

Police are still investigating.


Officers of the Leeds County OPP are investigating an assault and theft in Athens.

On April 9, 2019 at about 9:40 a.m. OPP officers responded to a report that a male suspect wearing a red hoodie had pushed a women and stole her purse as she was about to enter a nearby business. The male was observed fleeing the scene in a dark blue car, older model with a patch of rust on the rear, right side near the roof. The vehicle was last seen driving Westbound on County Road 42 from Athens.

Anyone with information on the above occurrence is asked to call Leeds County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122, the Brockville Detachment at 613-345-1790 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip on-line at


The inquest into the death of Justin St Amour saw the security camera footage before and after he hanged himself in a cell at the Innis Road jail.

The video is from November 30th 2016, showing a jail guard repeatedly coming to the  door of St Amours cell.

There is no audio on the tape but it appears the guard and St Amour spoke.

The video also shows St Amour ripping a bed sheet and braiding the strips.

While the guard does return to the door several times, he never goes into the cell.

St Amour was found later in his cell, and taken to hospital where he died 8 days later.

The guard is expected to testify at the inquest.


Ottawa police have arrested a so-called ‘porch pirate’


On Monday, police say they attended the area of Holland Avenue and Island Park Drive around 1:30 in the afternoon, after multiple parcels were stolen from the doorstep of residential homes.


Upon arrival, officers were able to locate the accused, who had numerous packages in his possession, but none addressed to him.


Ottawa police are asking residents of the area bound by Scott Street, Carling Avenue, Holland Avenue and Preston Street, who are missing packages that were meant to be delivered on Monday, to contact them as they may have been recovered.


Are you feeling nostalgic for warm weather?

How about outdoor music festivals?

Well, you’re in luck, the nostalgia music festival is back this summer!

Last year, tribute bands flooded Lebreton Flats and played the music of some of your favourite groups.

Changes this year include longer sets from cover artists like David Bowie, Rod Steward and Bruce Springsteen and bands like Abba, Supertramp, and ACDC.

A limited number of festival tickets are available today through Wednesday for 80 dollars.

Full details available at nostaliga festival dot ca.


The progressive conservatives will move in Thursday’s provincial budget to fulfil a promise to provide free dental care to low-income seniors.

Sources tell the Canadian Press that the program will cost nearly 100-million dollars a year and is aimed at those who don’t have a supplementary source of income.

They say it will be available for individuals aged 65 and older making under 19-thousand-300 dollars a year — or to couples making up to 32-thousand-300 dollars.

The service could be accessed through public health units, community health centres and aboriginal health access centres, with the potential for mobile dental units in the future.


Ontario’s education minister says tomorrow’s budget will likely contain news about child care.

Lisa Thompson isn’t offering any details, but says flexible and affordable child care is something the government wants to see in place.

During last year’s election, the Progressive Conservatives promised that families would receive child-care rebates of as much as 75 per cent, depending on their income level.

Yesterday, a source told The Canadian Press that the budget would also feature an announcement about free dental care for low-income seniors.


Tens of thousands of Quebecers have been spending another night in the dark without power after Monday’s freezing rain storm north of Montreal.

As of 4:30 a-m Eastern Time, Hydro-Quebec reports about 111-thousand homes and businesses are still without electricity.

The utility warned late yesterday that unless snowy and windy conditions improved for the scores of crews out working on restoration, blackouts could last into Thursday for some customers.

Hardest-hit areas were the Montreal suburb of Laval, and the Lanaudiere and Laurentians regions.


An international research group that includes an Ontario university is expected to reveal the first  picture of a black hole.

The Event Horizon Telescope project involves collaborations from researchers around the world, including one from the University of Waterloo.

They say they have been working for years to discover what a black hole actually looks like and are set to unveil their first image of one this morning.

They’ll reveal the image at a news conference in Washington D-C shortly after 9 a-m.


The federal government has introduced legislation to remove a final federal barrier to the easier flow of booze across provincial boundaries.

Internal Trade Minister Dominic Leblanc now says it is up to provinces and territories to do some heavy lifting and make their own changes.

He has proposed changes to the federal Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act that would aid lower levels of government in lifting provincial and territorial trade restrictions on beer, wine and spirits.


Western farmers are calling on the federal government to move quickly to resolve a trade dispute with China on the agricultural front.

Canadian canola farmers’ seed exports are the latest to be targeted by China in a feud that many believe stems from our December arrest of a Chinese tech executive — Huawei’s chief financial officer — who is wanted for fraud charges in the U-S.

Terry Youzwa, past chairman of the Canola Council of Canada, told the Commons agriculture committee yesterday that Canada hasn’t even had an ambassador to China since January and he wants Ottawa to name a replacement immediately.

Another farmer said other trade disputes with China, India, Saudi Arabia and Italy are taking a toll on producers.


Amid bipartisan pushback, U-S President Donald Trump says he’s not looking to revive the much-criticized practice of separating migrant children from their families at the southern border.

But he also suggested Tuesday that the policy had worked to deter migrants from coming into the U-S.

Without it, he claimed — quote — “they’re coming like it’s a picnic, because let’s go to Disneyland.”

Immigration experts say his policies and practices are contributing to the surge of migrants.


U-S President Donald Trump will announce two executive orders today during a trip to Texas that could make it more difficult for states to scuttle pipelines based on water-quality concerns.

Trump has made it a priority to expand energy development in the U-S, in part by rolling back government regulations.

The Clean Water Act limits the number of pipelines that can be built, but a senior administration official says some states interpret the act differently.

Trump will announce an executive order calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to consult with states and tribes and issue updated guidance for the states to follow.

A second order will allow only Trump to decide whether to issue permits for energy infrastructure that crosses international borders.


Prime Minister Theresa May is off to Brussels to ask for a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union.

But E-U leaders want to know she has a plan to break the U-K’s political impasse over a divorce deal before Friday’s scheduled Brexit date.


An aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the outcome of Israel’s election yesterday raises Palestinian fears about an Israeli annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank.

Close-to-complete results indicate today that Benjamin Netanyahu is headed to a fifth term as prime minister of Israel, with the expected parliamentary support of nationalist and ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties.

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