Ottawa police continue the search for a hit and run suspect.

A picture of this person is on our website, ottawa matters dot com.

The cyclist, a man in his 50’s, struck yesterday in front of city hall died from his injuries.

Both the cyclist and a van were travelling westbound around 7:20 yesterday morning on Laurier when the collision happened.  The van driver continued to the Mackenzie King bridge then fled the vehicle.

The suspect is described as 5′ 10″, skinny with long black hair wearing a light coloured jacket over a hoodie.

He was also wearing, jeans and white sneakers with two stripes on the side and carrying a blue backpack.


The Ottawa Lions track and field club held a closed meeting for members last night.

The board of directors was ordered to resign over allegation of sexual misconduct by coach Andy McInnis and president Ken Porter.

The members were told the new board will be elected next Thursday.

Athletics Canada has told the club the new board must have at least half the members from outside it’s coaching ranks

A coach with speed for sport program Cecilia Branch told the CBC leaving the meeting she is reassured.

Branch says two individuals have been reprimanded and now the club has a chance to change and move forward.


A three-vehicle crash near Kingston yesterday has left one person dead and sent another to hospital.

Investigators say the collision took place on County Road 2 in Loyalist Township just after noon, but didn’t release many other details.

Police have not publicly identified those killed or injured in the crash, but said they were driving two of the three vehicles involved.

The third driver was not injured.


Brockville police are asking for your help locating a missing woman.

Police say 26 year old Rebecca Demers was last seen on May 10 in Brockville.

Demers is described as white, 5 foot 4, with an average build.

She has long blonde hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Brockville police.


The minister of heath and long-term care, Christine Elliot will be in Brockville today to celebrate the Brockville hospital.

Elliot will be joined by the minister of infrastructure, Monte McNaughton and the minister of municipal affairs and housing at 12:30 this afternoon.

The announcement is expected to be about ending ‘hallway health care’ and also to celebrate a construction milestone at the Brockville general hospital.


Ontario’s infrastructure minister is expected to make an announcement this morning about improving mobile broadband in the eastern parts of the province.

Monte McNaughton is speaking at Robins General Market in Roseneath at 9 a-m.

He’ll be joined by several M-P-Ps from eastern Ontario.


The Canadian Tulip Festival continues this May long weekend.

Thousands of tulips on display at Commissioners Park each day between 9:00am and 9:00pm.

Today is indigenous day at the festival featuring music and performances by Indigenous, Metis and Inuit artists.

Sunday you can also enjoy the spectacular fireworks display at 10:00pm.


Newfoundland and Labrador’s Liberals have been handed a minority rule following yesterday’s election — the first time since 1971 that a sitting government has won less than a majority.

The Grits claimed 20 seats, the Conservatives 15, the N-D-P three — two independents were also elected to the legislature.

N-D-P Leader Alison Coffin says the New Democrats have a role to play in keeping the people of the province at the centre of every government decision.


A Senate committee has given the thumbs-up to dozens of amendments to the Liberal government’s controversial environmental assessment legislation.

Bill C-69 is designed to make environmental assessments more stringent so that major energy and transportation projects are less likely to fail court challenges.

But the oil industry, backed by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, has launched ferocious opposition to the bill, which it claims will sow uncertainty and prevent major projects like pipelines.


Conrad Black says he feels he’s been completely exonerated now that he’s received a pardon from U-S President Donald Trump.

The Canadian-born Black was convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice in the U-S in 2007, but has always maintained his innocence.

The 74-year-old former media mogul told The Canadian Press that he has yet to decide whether or not to try to reclaim the Order of Canada, an honour that was previously revoked.


B-C’s Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision today in the case of a former leader in a fundamentalist Christian sect that practises polygamy.

James Oler is accused of taking an underage girl from Canada to the U-S to marry a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Oler was acquitted in 2017 by a judge who was not convinced that he made any plans for the transfer within Canada’s borders.

But the province’s Court of Appeal agreed with the Crown that proof of wrongdoing in Canada was not necessary and ordered a new trial.


The fiancee of murdered Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was testifying in Washington D-C in order to shed light on the importance of a free press and the dangers facing those who report on human rights violations.

Speaking to members of Congress through a translator, Hatice Cengiz said she is baffled that his murderer is still free and the world has done next to nothing to about the slaying.

U-S President Donald Trump has brushed off delivering any harsh criticism of the Kingdom, sighting the billions of dollars in income heading to the U-S.


Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn says he was contacted by people connected to the Trump administration about his co-operation with investigators.

A court filing from prosecutors yesterday describes Flynn’s co-operation with the probe.

The document says Flynn and his attorneys received communications from unidentified people that could have affected “his willingness to co-operate.”

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