Brockville police are asking for help locating a missing person.

51 year old Michelle Hutchroft was reported missing Sunday by a concerned family member.

If you have any information you are asked to contact Brockville police.

Michelle Hutchcroft, 51, was last seen in Brockville on May 16. Photo provided by police.

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A hit and run in Brockville over the long weekend led police to a man asleep in his car

According to police – officers were called to the north end of the city on Friday night for a crash… And a short time later they got a call from paramedics about a man… Asleep in his car in the middle of the road.

The man was taken to hospital as a precaution – but then released into police custody.

Police say he blew four times the legal limit in the breath test.

The 46 year old man is now facing impaired charges.

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The 67th annual Tulip Festival has come to a close.

Despite the colder then normal temperatures, the number of those attending the festival may be higher than last year.

Thousands walked through the tulip displays for 10 days, at Commissioners Park at Dows Lake.

Next year, the event will mark the 75th year since the liberation of the Netherlands.

The Canadian tulip festival was established in 1953 to celebrate the royal gift of tulips from the Dutch to Canadians, immediately following World War 2.

A website is already set up selling ‘Liberation 75 tulip bulbs’.

A dollar from every tulip bag sold goes to the Royal Canadian Legion.

The goal is to have 1.1 million tulips in bloom to celebrate the 1.1 million Canadians who served in the Second World War.

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It feels like spring is only just beginning, but music-lovers will be thinking about the *end* of summer, today, with Cityfolk unveiling its musical lineup.

More than two dozen acts have been confirmed so far, for the September music festival.

The Strumbellas are among the buffet of music, packed into four evenings.

Along with well-known acts like Rich Aucoin and Dear Rouge, Marvest will see an assortment of local bands take over several venues on Bank Street.

And Friday night will feature a flood of 90’s nostalgia… with Bush and Our Lady Peace.

A special, limited pre-sale offer with discounted prices starts at 10 o’clock on Thursday morning. Regular Cityfolk ticket sales begin on Friday.

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Public health units across Ontario are raising concerns about a sweeping amalgamation of their services planned by the province, saying the changes could affect the delivery of programs and lead to layoffs.

Doctor Robert Kyle, president of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, says the units have so far received only “high level” information from the government about the consolidation of 35 units into 10 — a process set to get underway later this year.

The planned transformation comes as the government lowers its public health spending, requiring municipalities to contribute millions more to their health budgets than anticipated.

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Ontario’s municipalities say they may be forced to raise taxes or cut services due to provincial government cuts that will likely equal well over half a billion dollars in lost annual funding and foregone revenue.

Since the Progressive Conservative government released its first budget last month that set out a plan to eliminate an 11.7-billion-dollar deficit over five years, word of various cuts has been reaching municipalities in dribs and drabs.

Preliminary figures show municipalities will be out at least several hundreds of millions of dollars a year once the changes are fully phased in.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told hundreds of attendees at a conference in Toronto yesterday that immigration is a significant reason why Canada’s technology sector has been thriving.

The prime minister was the first keynote speaker at technology conference, Collision, which organizers are calling it North America’s fastest growing technology conference and is being held in Canada for the first time.

Trudeau stressed that Canada has become a major source of talent for tech all over the world because the country is open to immigrants and that it’s attracting entrepreneurs to start their business in the country.

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The father of a Canadian pilot killed in a plane crash Saturday in Honduras says his son was a spontaneous, social, outgoing person, and their close-knit family is taking the loss “very badly.”

Larry Forseth says the family is trying to “piece together” this tragedy that claimed the life of his 32-year-old son Patrick.

Patrick’s remains were cremated Monday, and the family, who spends a few months each in B-C and Honduras, will return to Canada within weeks for a celebration of his life.

Forseth’s Piper Cherokee Six crashed into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from the Caribbean’s Roatan Islands en route to the north Honduran port city of Trujillo (troo-HEE’-yoh).

Larry, a commercial pilot himself, says Patrick was a very experienced pilot who had trained at the Coastal Pacific Aviation school in Abbotsford, B-C.

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An encroaching wildfire that nearly tripled in size in just 24 hours has forced about five-thousand people from their homes in northwestern Alberta.

The so-called Chuckegg Creek fire crept to within three kilometres of the town of High Level, prompting provincial and community authorities to order four-thousand residents of High Level and 750 in nearby Bushe River First Nation to evacuate their homes.

At the time of the evacuation order, the fire had grown to about 69-thousand hectares in size and officials were worried about a potential shift in wind.

Mayor Crystal McAteer says people should expect to be away for 72 hours.

Reception centres have been set up to the south in High Prairie and Slave Lake for anyone needing accommodations.

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The man charged with killing 17 people in last year’s Florida school shooting is due back in court today.

A status hearing will be held for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz in the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The hearing will likely focus on issues of evidence and preparation for a trial expected to start early next year.

Cruz could get the death penalty if convicted.

His lawyers have said he would plead guilty in return for a life prison sentence, but prosecutors have refused that offer.

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Iran and tensions in the Persian Gulf, as well as U-S President Donald Trump’s tough talk, will be the subject of competing closed meetings today in the House and Senate.

Lawmakers have warned the Trump administration it cannot take the country into war without approval from Congress.

Trump continues to offer a mixed signal on Iran, telling reporters yesterday that provocations from a “very hostile” Iran will be met with “great force,” but also saying that he’s willing to negotiate.

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Democrats in the Democrat-led U-S House are facing yet another brazen attempt by President Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations.

This time, it concerns former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena for his testimony on orders from the White House.

A lawyer for McGahn says he will follow Trump’s orders and skip today’s House Judiciary hearing, leaving the Democrats without yet another witness — and a growing debate within the party about how to respond.

Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler says the panel will vote to hold McGahn in contempt, and take the issue to court.

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New Zealand police have filed a terrorism charge and a new murder charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques in a March 15th shooting attack.

Police told a meeting of victims’ families and survivors Tuesday they have charged 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant with engaging in a terrorist act.

They’ve also laid an additional count of murder — 51 now — after a Turkish man who was wounded in the attacked died in hospital this month.

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