Trees snapped, shingles ripped off roofs, and vehicles were damaged, after a confirmed tornado ripped through an east-end orleans neighbourhood Sunday afternoon.

the cleanup has already begun, and many are thankful that the twister’s toll isn’t even higher.

eyewitness video shows the tornado moving east along the river, before crossing onto the ottawa side.

initial estimates are that this was among the weakest of twisters — a low grade e-f-1. but was still a terrifying experience.

on some homes, the roofs have been stripped down to the plywood, as the tornado sucked off the shingles.

incredibly, only one person received a minor injury.

Environment Canada Damage survey teams will further investigate the area today.


Some people hung out in the market, keeping a close eye out for former American president Barack Obama, this weekend

But, on this trip to Ottawa there was no public walkabout, instead just a quiet beer with the current prime minister.

Obama and Justin Trudeau met at the Big Rig Brewery Friday.

Both men had the place to themselves as they each had a pint.

Obama spoke to about 17,000 at the Canadian Tire Centre Friday night, and then headed to Toronto to take in the Raptors Warriors game two last night.


The call for volunteers to haul away sandbags and debris from the flooded areas along the Ottawa River was generally ignored.

Rick Gibbons writes in the Sun this morning there were about 100 people registers with the city to help out.

That is a far cry from the thousands who volunteered to fill sand bags as the waters were rising.

The food co-ordinator of the West Carleton disaster relief committee said they had enough food to keep  two thousand people fed.

The call is out again this week for the help this coming weekend.

There are close to a million sandbags that were used to try and keep the Ottawa River waters at bay.


It was slow going on the 417 yesterday morning.

Around 5:00am, police closed the ramps at Greenbank and Pinecrest for a mental health call.

Then just after 7:00am, police closed off a westbound on-ramp at Lyon after a shooting along Catherine Street.

Several bullet casings were found, no injuries have been reported and no arrests made

The highway was fully re-opened by late morning.


The much-anticipated final report from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is to be released in Gatineau, Quebec this morning in what’s expected to be an emotional ceremony.

Chief commissioner Marion Buller says survivors provided “important truths” during months of testimony, and Indigenous women and girls have been targeted for violence in what was nothing short of a genocide.

The findings of the federally funded inquiry focus on legal issues, including policing.

And there’s word it will call on police to do a better job dealing with human-trafficking cases.


It’s been two weeks since the town of High Level, Alberta and surrounding areas were evacuated due to a spreading wildfire.

The 28-hundred-square-kilometre Chuckegg Creek fire continues to burn out of control just south of High Level, but officials say fire breaks and controlled burns have held the blaze back — so they’re allowing more than four-thousand evacuees to return home beginning at 10 o’clock this morning.

While the mandatory evacuation order is being lifted, an evacuation alert will remain in place.

That means residents must be ready to leave again at short notice.


A wildfire near northwestern Ontario’s Pikangikum First Nation has grown to over 36-square kilometres and remains out of control 500 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.

More than 17-hundred people from the fly-in community have been airlifted to safety.

Some were flown to Winnipeg yesterday.

Most others have been flown to Sioux Lookout and Kapuskasing, Ontario, and will be taken on to Thunder Bay and Timmins.


Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has suspended operations, effective immediately, at its embassy in Venezuela.

She says President Nicolas Maduro’s regime is making it impossible for foreign embassies to function and is increasingly clamping down on diplomats who oppose his rule.

Freeland says our diplomats’ visas are set to expire at the end of June and Maduro’s regime — which Canada has denounced as illegitimate and characterized as a dictatorship — has made it so they cannot be renewed.

She adds Ottawa is evaluating the status of Venezuelan diplomats in Canada.


Second World War veterans and school children will join a Canadian delegation in France this week to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

It was on June 6th, 1944, that then-prime minister William Lyon MacKenzie described to Canadians an invasion of the Normandy coast and expressed hope the battles that began that day would lead to the war’s end.

Canadian and Allied soldiers stormed the beaches and smashed through Hitler’s supposedly impregnable Atlantic Wall and began the westward march to Berlin to meet the Soviets coming from the east.

But victory came at a terrible price — Canada lost 359 soldiers as they landed on Juno Beach.


U-S President Donald Trump has arrived in London for a two-day visit that will include an audience with the Queen, a formal tea with Prince Charles, and a state banquet at Buckingham Palace tonight.

On previous visits to England, Trump has strained historic friendships and even insulted his hosts.

And today, he’s already attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has said Trump should not be honoured with a state visit.

Moments before landing, Trump tweeted that Khan is a “stone cold loser” who “has done a terrible job as Mayor of London.”

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