A rainfall warning for the area has ended but a flood watch has been issued by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority for Dalhousie Lake.

With rain and snow and ice melt the water level in that lake could rise 25-35 cms.

The authority says this could bring water levels to those from last year.

The flow in several rivers is expected to increase significantly on the Carp, Indian, Clyde and Fall Rivers over the next four days.

Levels on Mississippi Lake are to increase by 30 to 40 cms by mid-week also bringing water levels there close to those of last year.

In Ottawa they had almost 24 mm’s of rain at the airport and at another measuring station  near Carleton University over 46 mm’s of rain fell.


A 31-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with a six offences related to sexual assault, assault and break and enter.

On Saturday, Ottawa police say a woman reported being woken up in her home near St Laurent Boulevard and Montreal Road, and was sexually assaulted.

Jean-Michel Beauvais has been charged with six offences related to this incident:

*       Sexual Assault Cause Bodily Harm

*       Sexual Assault with a Weapon

*       Break and Enter with the intent to commit and indictable offence

*       Overcome Resistance/ Attempt to choke

*       Utter threats to Cause Bodily Harm

*       Assault Police

Beauvais remains in police custody and is expected to appear in court today.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5760.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers, toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.


Ottawa Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen.

Yahya Kulane, 14, was last seen in the area of Uplands Drive around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

He’s described as black, 5’10”, with a slim build, and medium length curly hair.

Kulane was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a white collar, burgundy sweat pants, with bare feet.

Anyone seeing the missing male is asked to contact the Ottawa Police immediately by calling 911.


Water poured down the front steps of Vittoria Trattoria restaurant late Friday in the devastating aftermath of a four-alarm fire that gutted the historic building in the ByWard Market.

Two fire investigators were on scene to determine the cause of the blaze, which is believed to have started in the roof area of the century-old, two-storey stone building.

Roofers were doing work on the building when the fire broke out Friday morning, according to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, who expressed immense relief that the blaze didn’t claim more of the city’s heritage district.

“The fear I had when I was watching this from City Hall was that it would spread so quickly because these old buildings are filled with a lot of wood,” Watson told reporters as he toured the scene Friday afternoon.


An Ontario radio personality is being remembered as a champion of musicians after he died in a car crash over the weekend.

Provincial police say Bobby Gale was driving on Highway 4-0-1 early Saturday morning when he appeared to have car trouble and left his vehicle.

They say he was then hit by a truck and died at the scene.

Gale’s colleagues at 99.3 County FM in Prince Edward County paid tribute to the broadcasting veteran with a special broadcast yesterday.


An internal federal government document lists the Hawkesbury area as having the largest share of workers at high risk of being affected by automation in Ontario.

The information was shared in a presentation to a group of deputy ministers last August.

Federal officials expect that rural areas and small towns will feel the biggest negative effects of automation.

So will regions “dependent on high-risk sectors like manufacturing or mining,” while gains from technological advances benefit large urban centres.


The Ford government heads to Ontario’s highest court today to do battle with the feds over their carbon tax.

Ontario claims Ottawa overstepped its bounds in imposing the tax on provinces.

But Ottawa says it’s reacting appropriately to the nationwide crisis presented by climate change.

The hearing before the Ontario Court of Appeal is set to last four days and curious Canadians can follow along at home via livestream.


Mounties in B-C have a 25-year-old man in custody after a fatal shooting at a church in Salmon Arm, north of Kelowna.

R-C-M-P say two Church of Christ parishioners were shot Sunday morning before fellow churchgoers tackled the alleged gunman to the ground, and arriving police seized a rifle.

One victim died at the scene and the other is hospitalized in stable condition.

Investigators don’t believe the attack was motivated by religion and say the suspect knew at least one victim — neither of whom is being identified.


Numerous arson charges have been laid against a 22-year-old man in Edmonton after he allegedly set at least 13 vehicles ablaze in the city.

Police were dispatched to a bar and restaurant district Friday evening after receiving reports about a man pouring fuel on vehicles and setting them on fire.

Investigators say the suspect was taken into custody with the help of a citizen.

A man who videotaped the arrest says a man in a Hawaiian shirt chased the alleged arsonist into a Starbucks, tackled him to the floor and held him until police arrived.


Rookie American congresswoman Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since Donald Trump spread around a video on Friday that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Omar is accusing the president of fomenting right-wing extremism, saying “This is endangering lives” and “It has to stop.”

Her statement Sunday night followed an announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she has taken steps to ensure Omar’s safety and called for Trump to take down the video.

Soon after Pelosi’s statement, the video disappeared as a pinned tweet at the top of Trump’s Twitter feed, but it wasn’t deleted.


The white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana will have a bond hearing before a judge this morning.

Twenty-one-year-old Holden Matthews, the son of a St. Landry Parish sheriff’s deputy, was arrested Wednesday on three charges of arson of a religious building.

Three black churches were torched in 10 days.


The weekend storm that pummelled the American South and claimed at least eight lives made its way to the U-S Northeast Sunday, spawning a suspected afternoon tornado in the rural Ohio city of Shelby.

The Times Gazette reports several homes and businesses were damaged southwest of Cleveland and at least six people were taken to a hospital.

Tornado-watch warnings have been issued for parts of Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.


Six people have appeared in a New Zealand court on charges they illegally redistributed the livestreamed footage of a gunman shooting worshippers at two mosques last month.

A Christchurch judge denied bail Monday to both a businessman and an 18-year-old suspect who were taken into custody last month.

The four others are not in custody.

Charges against the businessman carry a penalty of up to 14 years in prison.

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