Ottawa police believe an afternoon stabbing at Billings Bridge was a targeted attack.

Police were called just before 4:30 to the shopping centre.

They found a young man had non-life threatening injuries from a stab wound.

He was taken to hospital.

Police have not made any arrests.


Police say a resident of Kingston had a fright when he stepped out of his apartment to find another man holding two swords at the ready position.

Officers with the Kingston police say the sword-wielding man then began to threaten the alleged victim’s life.

The victim retreated into his apartment, and some time later, the building’s superintendant called police.

A 25-year-old local man has been charged with possessing a dangerous weapon and uttering threats.


A luge run is coming to Camp Fortune.

Construction is expected this summer for an opening next year.

The luge will travel back and forth between the Marshall and Clifford ski runs.

The track will be 30 cms off the ground and equipped with brakes for those whose need for speed, is slightly slower than it can travel.

Also at the NCC meeting yesterday, the trail system through Gatineau Park will be expanded.

16.5 kilometres of trail will be added in the eastern area of the park between parking lot 17 and cross loop road.


Ontario’s books won’t be balanced within the Progressive Conservatives’ mandate.

The Tories peg the current deficit at 11.7 billion dollars, and they don’t expect to eliminate the red ink until 2023 to 24.

The budget constrains spending growth, but the 163.4-billion-dollar package is still nearly five billion larger than the last budget from the previous Liberal government.

Program expenses will rise over three years by an average of 0.8 per cent, compared to the 3.3 per cent in growth that the former Liberal government planned.


The opposition parties are criticizing the Progressive Conservatives for loosening the rules around alcohol consumption in the province.

The new budget says the Tories will allow bars, restaurants and golf courses to start serving alcohol at 9 a-m, seven days a week.

The government will also let municipalities establish rules about where booze can be consumed in public — like in some parks.

Interim Liberal leader John Fraser says he can’t understand the government’s — quote — “obsession” with alcohol when it should be focused on health care and education.


The Toronto Star’s editor-in-chief is calling a Supreme Court of Canada ruling a win for government transparency and accountability to the public.

The high court’s decision not to hear an appeal from the Ontario Medical Association has cleared the way for publication of the top 100 doctors who bill to Ontario’s health-insurance plan.

Irene Gentle says her newspaper fought for five years for the public’s right to know how health dollars are spent, and now they will get to.

The physicians’ groups fought the decision in the Ontario courts and lost after the commissioner ordered full disclosure of the records because the data did not constitute personal information.


Critics say a new manual on how the Canadian Forces should respond to sexual misconduct fails to address some concerns.

Pointing to the “duty to report” regulation, they say it discourages victims from seeking support if they aren’t ready or willing to begin a formal complaint.

The new manual was developed in consultation with the military’s sexual-misconduct response centre and a group of outside experts, with the goal of closing many of the gaps identified in the military’s policies on abuse in its ranks.


A Swedish software developer described by friends as a soft-spoken geek has been arrested in Ecuador as part of a probe into Julian Assange and his alleged efforts to avoid eviction from the country’s embassy in London.

A senior Ecuadorian official said Ola Bini is being investigated for whether he was part of a possible effort by Assange and Wikileaks to blackmail President Lenin Moreno.

The arrest came after British police dragged Assange out of Ecuador’s embassy when his seven-year asylum was revoked.


Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig has been indicted on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation.

That probe intersected with the Russia probe.

Craig says the charges against him are “unprecedented and unjustified.”

Federal prosecutors announced a two-count indictment against Craig yesterday.

Craig is scheduled to be arraigned in Washington later today.


Trump administration officials reportedly had plans to punish political rivals by transferring and releasing immigrant detainees onto the streets of sanctuary cities.

The proposal, first reported in the Washington Post, would have targeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco and others.

A Pelosi spokesperson reacted saying “this administrations cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated.”

A White House official confirms the plan was — quote — “floated,” but says it is no longer being considered.


South Sudan’s fragile efforts at peace after five years of civil war could be in jeopardy following the military ouster of neighbouring Sudan’s longtime president.

Worry quickly replaced laughter and applause on the streets of South Sudan’s capital, Juba, moments after Thursday’s overthrow of Omar al-Bashir.

In a month’s time, opposition leader Riek Machar is expected to return to South Sudan to once again serve as President Salva Kiir’s deputy, an arrangement that has ended more than once in deadly fighting.

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