One person was killed and four received minor injuries in a crash that closed down a portion of the 4-1 yesterday afternoon.

The identity of the person who died has not been released.

The OPP says the crash just east of the 416 involved two vehicles heading westbound.

A tractor-trailer and a box truck collided.  The driver of the smaller truck was killed.

Detours were in place for several hours.

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Ottawa police are asking for your help in locating a missing elderly man.

85 year old Jean Gaudreault was last seen Monday night in Orleans, near Eagleson Road and Kakulu Drive.

Gaudreault is described as white 5 foot 10, with short white hair and a bit of a comb over.

He was last seen wearing a black and white shirt, grey shorts, a black baseball hat and carrying a satchel.

Gaudreault may be driving a silver Mercedes with Ontario licence plate bcfs-069.

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A local craft brewery has been sold.

Big Rig, started in 2012, has been sold to Quebec based franchise business, Foodtastic.

The brewery currently has three locations in Ottawa, and the Quebec company says they will now be expanding into Toronto and other cities.

160 employees produce four million litres of beer annually for the brewery.

Big Rig is sold at the LCBO and Beer Store, and at outlets in Alberta, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

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The biggest francophone celebration in the capital kicks off Thursday.

The 44th Franco-Ontarian Festival features concerts, street art and entertainment celebrating Franco Ontarian culture.

Festival-goers will also have the chance to discover and taste food dishes inspired by a variety of french-speaking countries.

The event runs from Thursday to Saturday at Major’s Hill Park.

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Parents with kids with autism plan to make work difficult outside Premier Doug Fords office today.

Parents are angry that the ford government is focused on getting beer in corner stores, while new kids diagnosed with autism are backed up on the waiting list.

The premier plans to give flat rate funding to children based on their age as opposed to need.

Protesters will be showing up at the premiers’ office in Etobicoke at 12:30 today.

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The Ontario Cannabis Store is calling for companies to let them know whether they’ll be able to supply new cannabis product categories.

The government-run online pot shop wants licensed producers to say whether they’ll be able to produce products such as edibles, topicals and extracts.

The products will only be made available for sale after they’re approved by Health Canada, which is expected to happen later this year.

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Those watching the N-B-A Finals may have seen a powerful new commercial about concussion safety.

The spot from the Ontario government recently started playing in Cineplex theatres and made its debut on Sportsnet Ontario last night.

The ad features a young female soccer player training hard and taking hits to her head during games, then collapsing on the field.

It was inspired by the 2013 death of 17-year-old Ontario girl Rowan Stringer who died from second impact syndrome after multiple concussions as a rugby player.

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The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says it’s unfortunate when a political leader rejects a finding of a 30-month cross-country inquiry.

Marion Buller made the remarks in Vancouver hours after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said genocide isn’t the right word to describe what’s happened to generations of Indigenous females in Canada.

Buller argues there is more than one type of genocide and it’s — quote — “pretty obvious” that the tragedies amount to one.

She says the genocide spelled out in the report is generations of underfunding, marginalization, child apprehensions and relocations of communities without consent.

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Plans for a national ban on the most harmful single-use plastics will most likely force restaurants and fast-food outlets to find non-plastic materials for takeout containers, but plastic bottles for beverages are more likely to be improved rather than phased out.

The Trudeau government yesterday announced a plan to ban toxic, single-use plastics like straws and cutlery as early as 2021.

An Environment Canada official says Canada’s focus will be on banning things that are the most harmful, or the hardest to recycle.

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Foreign Affairs Minister and former journalist Chrystia Freeland says she will use Canada’s co-hosted conference with the U-K next month in London to speak out about the lack of media freedom in Russia.

Prominent investigative reporter Ivan Golunov was beaten and detained for 12 hours without a lawyer after he was stopped by police in Moscow last Thursday.

He faces drug dealing charges he alleges are fabricated by the police.

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A New York congresswoman is calling on the U-S Federal Aviation Administration to ban “non-essential” helicopter flights over Manhattan following Monday’s deadly crash in the city.

The chopper being used for executive travel crashed into a skyscraper, killing the pilot who had flown for a real estate company for the past five years.

Democrat Carolyn Maloney is vowing to hold the F-A-A “accountable” for what happened and doesn’t believe that executive or tourist travel would qualify as essential travel.

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The U-S House is expecting to receive the first files of underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report soon.

The sudden shift by the Justice Department comes as Democrats weigh impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump amid Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U-S election and alleged Trump obstruction of justice.

The deal was announced just moments before the start of a congressional committee hearing with Watergate star witness John Dean.

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Big Tech is about to become big politics in Washington.

The U-S House Judiciary Committee today will launch its investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, starting with a look at the impact of the tech giants’ platforms on news content, the media and the spread of misinformation.

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