Two children that were the subject of an early morning Amber Alert have been located safely.

Police issued the early morning alert for two young brothers who were last seen with their grandfather yesterday afternoon in the Newmarket area.

York region police say as a direct result of the Amber Alert, Leo Easton and his two grandchildren were located by police driving on Lakeshore Blvd in Toronto.

They are all in good health.

Police thank everyone for their assistance.


The OPP have arrested four people in connection with an assault at a home in Alfred, west of Hawkesbury.

A 26 year old man was found outside of his home last Friday with serious, but non life threatening injuries.

Police say four people went to the victim’s home, where he was assaulted by two of the suspects.

On July 6th, the OPP and police executed a search warrant in Cornwall, where all four suspects were arrested.

38-year-old, Shane Riopelle and 51-year-old Luc Cayen were both charged with aggravated assault.

They will remain in custody until a scheduled court appearance.

27-year-old Taylor Barkhouse and 49-year-old Kimberley Friend have been charged with aggravated assault and accessory after the fact to commit an offence.

These accused were released and are scheduled to appear in court on August 7.


A man in his 20’s is in hospital in critical condition after a motorcycle and a car crash in Barrhaven.

The mid-evening crash happened on Greenbank between Malvern and Strandherd.

Paramedics say the motorcycle rider was treated at the scene and taken to hospital in critical condition.

A section of Greenbank is closed, but police say it should be open  before the morning drive.


The 36 year old driver who went the wrong way on the 417, resulting in a 6 car collision, has been identified.

Michael Bourque was being pursued by police, Sunday, as part of a sexual assault investigation.

An OPP spokesperson says officers called off the chase, for safety reasons, before the crash.

The other victim in the crash was identified yesterday as 62 year old Corinne Monette.

Two men in their late 20’s were also injured in the multi-vehicle collision.

The SIU has been called in to investigate.


As Ottawa waits for the Confederation Line to officially launch….the next step is changing the bus network system.

At the finance and economic committee yesterday, transportation service manager John Manconi stressed how important this transition would be for both the city and passengers.

He has informed the city that 80 per cent of customers are going to be affected as over 100 OC Transpo bus routes will change.

It’s the next task the city has to undertake to make sure passengers are ready for rail, if and when it launches in September.

Manconi says his team plans to exhaust all communication resources to educate customers a few weeks ahead of the LRT launch.


It’s not a sure thing, but Parliament Hill might look a little different in a few years.

That’s because Ottawa’s city council has approved a controversial addition to the historic Chateau Laurier, which is right next to the Hill.

Councillors voted down a motion to void a permit to build the addition to the heritage building, but then immediately approved a move to debate the addition yet again.

The proposed addition would be a seven-storey, 147-room modern-looking addition that would be built on the north side of the castle-like hotel.


Canada’s ethics watchdog says an Ottawa M-P shouldn’t be punished even though she violated conflict-of-interest rules when she asked voters to elect her husband to city council last year.

The watchdog found Liberal Anita Vandenbeld — who represents Ottawa West-Nepean — made the error in good faith.

She sent a robocall last October identifying herself as the area M-P and asking her constituents to vote for her husband, Don Dransfield.

In the recorded message, she says she wants a municipal counterpart who would fight as hard for the community as she does in Parliament.

Vandenbeld also publicly endorsed and campaigned for her husband, but he didn’t end up winning the seat.


Canada’s premiers will gather again this morning at a Saskatoon hotel for the final day of their annual gathering.

And today, the province of Quebec is expected to be at the centre of talks over energy issues and its controversial new law banning public servants in positions of power from wearing religious symbols.

Alberta’s Jason Kenney says he is trying to work with Quebec’s Francois Legault on moving oil through the province by pipeline as part of a future energy corridor.

But Legault says there is no “social acceptability” in Quebec for oil pipelines.


New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information shows four out of five seniors who are admitted to hospital with an injury are there because they fell.

One fall-prevention expert says falls are extremely common among the elderly, and can be particularly damaging because seniors have a tougher time recovering than younger people and can suffer from serious complications.

Geoff Fernie of the University Health Network in Toronto says luckily, most falls are preventable by simply wearing shoes with proper traction and by holding on to handrails when using stai


A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for parts of southeast Louisiana.

The storm could contribute to the rising of an already high Mississippi River, with water reaching the tops of levees this weekend.

There is also the widespread danger of flash floods like the one that walloped New Orleans with up to 200-millimetres of rain in three hours Wednesday.

The Gulf disturbance that spawned those floods was forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm by Thursday night.


Democratic and Republican members of the U-S House committees scheduled to question former special counsel Robert Mueller appear to be taking different approaches to next week’s hearings.

Democrats say they are re-reading the Mueller report and even watching old video of Mueller testifying to Congress to gain insight in how to pose questions.

The senior Republican on the Judiciary committee, Ohio’s Steve Chabot says he hasn’t started preparing and doesn’t expect much new.


Tensions are still rising in the Persian Gulf region, where Britain says three Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel through the Strait of Hormuz.

Britain’s government said today the Iranian ships only turned away after receiving “verbal warnings” from a U-K navy vessel accompanying the commercial vessel British Heritage.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have executed them immediately.

It was the latest escalation over the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, which the Trump administration abandoned last year.


Mission accomplished!

Japan’s space agency says data transmitted from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft indicates the probe successfully landed on a distant asteroid Thursday and completed its historic mission of collecting underground samples.

Hayabusa2 had earlier created itself a landing crater on the asteroid named Ryugu, 300-million kilometres from Earth, and its final mission was to land inside that crater to collect scattered samples scientists hope will find clues to the origin of the solar system.

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