One area along the Ottawa River has yet to reach its peak level, that is further upstream at Mattawa.

The rest of the communities along the Ottawa are now watching the gradual receding of water levels.

After a peak Tuesday, Hawkesbury has seen the water level drop only a centimetre while Britannia has dropped four.

For affected residents around the Britannia area there is a public meeting tonight.

This is designed to help people with information on waste and debris clean-up as well as information on applying for financial assistance.

The meeting will be at the Nepean Sportsplex from 6:30 to 8:30

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An Ottawa police officer is facing charges in an alleged domestic incident that took place on Mother’s Day.

Ottawa police say the officer was off duty at the time and is charged with assault and uttering death threats.

The force says its professional standards section has also launched an internal investigation.

It says the officer’s name is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victim.

The charges were laid by provincial police.

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Ontario’s medical regulator says dozens of complaints filed against a trauma surgeon pushing for stricter gun laws were an abuse of process.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario says the complaints against Dr. Najma Ahmed appeared to be a politically motivated attempt to silence her.

Ahmed is a founding member of Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns, a group calling for a national ban on private ownership of handguns and assault rifles.

Another group, the Canadian coalition for firearm rights, had encouraged its supporters to file official complaints to the college about Ahmed’s advocacy work.

The college’s letter says it won’t be taking any more actions on those complaints.

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A court application in Alberta by the woman convicted of killing eight-year-old Tori Stafford to review her move from a healing lodge to prison is no longer active.

Laywers for Terri-Lynn McClintic say the application was discontinued last week.

A judge in Edmonton did rule on Monday that a review of McClintic’s transfer is warranted but said an Alberta court’s jurisdiction is unclear because she is now in a prison in Kitchener.

Her lawyers aren’t saying if they plan to renew the application in Alberta or another jurisdiction.

McClintic was returned to prison last year after her move to a minimum-security Saskatchewan healing lodge sparked public outcry.

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The autonomous testing track in Bayview Yards officially opens tomorrow.

The l5 private test track is a fenced in area with 16 kilometres of  paved roads.

Autonomous cars will be put through their paces at the track, which is the largest of it’s kind in the country.

There is also a public test track in Kanata North.

It is nine kilometres long and uses public roads

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Canadian-born former newspaper publisher Conrad Black says he’s on to better things and brighter days, now that he’s been granted a full pardon by U-S President Donald Trump.

Black was convicted in Chicago in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice, and ended up serving nearly 42 months in prison and was fined 125-thousand dollars.

When he was released he was deported back to Canada.

Black tells C-T-V News he was contacted by Trump himself last week, telling him he would be pardoned and that White House lawyers concluded he never should have been charged in the first place.

A White House statement says those supporting Black’s pardon include former U-S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Sir Elton John.

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The Senate’s transport committee has rejected the Trudeau government’s legislation banning tanker traffic off B-C’s northern coast.

In a 6-6 vote Wednesday night, the Senate panel turned down Bill C-48 which would forbid ships carrying over 12-thousand-500 tonnes of crude oil from loading or unloading between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border.

The House of Commons passed the bill last week — and while its failure to pass a Senate committee doesn’t mean it’s dead, the vote is a defeat for the Trudeau Liberals.

Conservative senators see it as a win for Canada’s energy industry.

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A public health doctor in B-C says the transmission of infectious diseases to humans from a growing number of dogs imported from other countries is a growing problem, and both physicians and patients should beware of symptoms.

Doctor Elani Galanis (EH’-len-nee GAH’-lan-iss) says a previously healthy woman who had fever, headaches and weight loss for two months was diagnosed through a blood test as having an infectious disease called brucellosis (bru-cell-OH’-siss), caught from a dog she’d rescued in Mexico.

Doctor Rob Ashburner of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says the group has long pushed for Ottawa to enact stronger federal regulations for imported dogs because certificates presented to Canadian border officials are sometimes bogus and animal inspections are not comprehensive.

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Polls open this morning across Newfoundland and Labrador as voters cast their ballots in a provincial election.

Liberal Premier Dwight Ball is facing frustrated voters and a province in rough shape with an aging population, poor health indicators, and a poor economic outlook.

Elections in five provinces over the past year have resulted in a swing to the right, with voters ousting Liberal or N-D-P governments.

But some politicos say the effectiveness of Ball’s Progressive Conservative rival has been tough to gauge because Ches Crosbie hasn’t talked about his policy plans.

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China has formally arrested two Canadians who’ve been in custody for months in a move many see as a Chinese effort to pressure Canada into releasing a Chinese telecom executive.

The move brings the two men, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, closer to trial on vaguely defined state security charges.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said today the men have been arrested for allegedly stealing state secrets, but gave no other details.

Both men were detained December 10th, days after Huawei C-F-O Meng Wanzhou (MUNG wan-JOH’) was arrested in Vancouver at the request of U-S authorities who want her extradited to face fraud charges.

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U-S President Donald Trump is taking another crack at changing some of America’s immigration laws.

Trump will announce a proposal later today aimed at improving border security and revamping the green card system.

He wants to see green cards move toward a more merit-based system that prioritizes highly skilled workers instead of relatives of those already in the U-S.

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Officials in Venezuela say representatives of the government and opposition have travelled to Norway for talks on resolving the political crisis in the South American country.

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress says senior members of both sides will be involved in discussions in Oslo.

The congress claims President Nicolas Maduro was illegitimately elected last year and must step aside to make way for elections.

Maduro accuses the opposition, led by Juan Guaido and backed by Canada, of being American allies intent on illegally seizing power.

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