A search is underway in the Petawawa River after reports a woman went into the water from the rail bridge in the town.

A chopper was dispatched immediately when reports first came in around 4 Sunday afternoon.

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP along with the police emergency response team, military police, and the Petawawa fire department are all actively involved in the search.

Police say the circumstances which led to the woman entering the water are still under investigation.

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A  26 year old man  is facing several charges  after a number of people on OC Transpo buses were hit with what’s believed to be pepper spray.

The first incident happened Friday around Lees Avenue. A second incident at a bus shelter on Slater Saturday, left more people suffering from the effects.

Several people were treated by paramedics and while one was taken to hospital the injuries were not believed to be serious.

The 26 year old is charged with a number of offences including assault with a weapon, mischief, and administering a noxious substance.

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A man in his 50’s was taken to hospital after a stabbing along Prince of Wales.

Around 9:30 Saturday night, police were called to the parking lot between the Tim Hortons and a motel just south of Hunt Club.

The man, suffering from stab wounds, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police are currently searching for the suspect.

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The CEO of a tree nursery in Kemptville says he can’t afford to keep growing three million trees that are already in the ground.

Ed Patchell of Ferguson Tree Nursery says he has little choice but to destroy the saplings after the province announced it was scrapping the 50 million tree project.

He says that without funding from that project, he can’t afford to keep growing millions of baby trees that are already in the ground.

Patchell says it costs money to grow them, and it’s cheaper to destroy them now rather than waiting until they’re bigger.

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Beautiful weather Sunday greeted the 4,200 people taking part in the annual CN Cycle for CHEO.

Over 1.15 million dollars was raised for pediatric cancer treatment and research at the hospital.

There were 318 teams taking part this year, with Ericsson coming out on top.

That business managed to raise over 80,000 dollars.

Proceeds from the annual event go to the CHEO foundation, Candlelighters and Ronald McDonald House.

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Two doctors say suicide within their profession is an occupational hazard for physicians, due in part to burnout that starts back in medical school.

Sarah Tulk, a family doctor in Milton, Ontario, and Joy Albuquerque, a psychiatrist and medical director of the Ontario Medical Association’s physician health program, say the training system for doctors works against their own health and wellness from the very start.

And many don’t reach out for help because they don’t have the time, or are afraid the stigma will jeopardize their careers.

They write in today’s Canadian Medical Association Journal that the rate of suicide for male doctors is nearly double that of the general public and two and a half times higher for female doctors.

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U-S President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer is due to start serving a three-year prison sentence today for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments to a porn star and a Playboy model made on Trump’s behalf.

Cohen will serve his time at a minimum-security prison camp that has become a haven for white-collar criminals.

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China’s Shanghai Composite stock index dove 5.6 per cent in trading today after U-S President Trump threatened more tariffs on Chinese imports.

Trump turned up the pressure on Beijing on the weekend ahead of trade talks this week by threatening to hike import taxes from 10- to 25 per cent on 200-billion dollars worth of Chinese goods.

Talks set to resume Wednesday in Washington are aimed at resolving the bruising trade war over U-S complaints about Chinese technology ambitions.

China says its envoys are still preparing to travel to the U-S.

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The Israeli army has lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel, while the Hamas militant group’s radio station in Gaza is reporting a cease-fire, signalling a deal had been reached to end the bloodiest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war.

There was no official cease-fire announcement from either side, but the intense fighting of the past two days appears to have come to a sudden halt.

Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with hundreds of rockets, while Israel carried out hundreds of airstrikes on militant targets in Gaza.

Palestinian officials report 23 deaths, and Israel reports four.

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Investigators are still at the scene of Sunday’s fiery passenger plane crash in Moscow.

The Aeroflot regional jet burst into flames after making a hard emergency landing at a Moscow airport, with officials declaring either 40 or 41 people dead and 37 or 38 survivors.

The Murmansk-bound plane had returned to the airport after declaring an emergency soon after takeoff — with unconfirmed reports the Russian jet may have been struck by lightning.

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