Multiple people out for a leisurely boat-ride along the Ottawa River, had to scramble off the boat and into the water after the boat caught fire.

All were plucked from the water by other boaters and were wearing floatation devices.

Both Ottawa and Gatineau fire fighters responded to the scene.

The boat appears to have sustained major damage


A Go Fund Me has been set up for one of the victims of the St Isadore house fire.

Last week, David Grant and Jeffrey Laughren were found deceased in a home that collapsed during a fire.

The fundraising page is asking for 25 thousand dollars to help Grant’s wife and four children.

Almost 20 thousand dollars has been raised since the page was created three days ago.


The battle over the Chateau Laurier is expected to continue today as a lawsuit will be filed today

Many who opposed the addition to the century old hotel had threatened to go through with a lawsuit after council voted against pulling its heritage permit.

The lawsuit is going to challenge the heritage permit hotel owner Larco Investments obtained to build the addition to the back of the 100-year -old hotel.

The decision to not halt development of the box shaped addition has drawn attention from the federal government with Catherine McKenna pushing for the owner to come up with another plan for an addition.

Ottawa born actor and comedian Tom Green was also vocal about the expansion, holding a protest picnic over this past weekend that saw around 200 people come out.


The province is reversing course on the revamped autism program that drew widespread criticism earlier this year.

Next year, Ontario will establish a needs-based program for autistic children in its place.

Social Services Minister Todd Smith made the commitment while apologizing for the earlier version of the program, which based funding solely on age and family income.

Smith says he’s been working to rebuild trust between the government and families of autistic children since taking over the file in a cabinet shuffle last month.


Ontario’s attorney general is in Saskatoon today to discuss appealing the court decision that upheld the federal carbon tax to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Newly appointed A-G Doug Downey will meet with his counterparts from Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.

Those provinces have argued that the federal government doesn’t have the jurisdiction to impose a carbon tax on the provinces.

But in two separate cases, the top courts in Saskatchewan and Ontario upheld the tax.

Ontario’s Court of Appeals said Ottawa is allowed to intervene in this case because climate change is a matter of national concern.

The legal teams will begin their meeting this morning at 9:30.


Despite extensive efforts, police in northern Manitoba say they were unable to verify a tip that two accused killers were spotted in the community of York Landing.

The duo were reportedly spotted near the town’s dump on Sunday.

Prior to that police were out in force in the town of Gillam, some 90 kilometres northeast, after a confirmed siting there.

R-C-M-P said that the region is filled with challenging terrain — lots of forest, lots of muskeg, waterways — but their number one priority again is to find the suspects.


The Prime Minister says he is okay with a summer long delay when it comes to ratifying the new North American free trade agreement.

Justin Trudeau says he’s not rushing to ratify the pact in the face of U-S political differences.

The Democrat-controlled U-S House of Representatives began its five-week summer break yesterday without introducing a ratification bill.

Trudeau says his government is content to keep pace with the American process.

But, Canadians head to the polls on October 21st.


The Prime Minister was in Vancouver to deliver a pre-campaign message to British Columbians.

Justin Trudeau says they understand the importance of investing in the environment in order to grow the economy.

Speaking to a crowd of supporter last night, Trudeau also cautioned that conservative politicians have been elected to provincial legislatures from the Rockies to the Bay of Fundy on plans to do less for the environment and roll back progressive initiatives.

The visit was part of a fundraiser held at the University of British Columbia.


Capital One Financial said Monday afternoon that a hacker had accessed personal information of more than 100-million customers and potential customers.

The bank said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had arrested a suspect it believed to be responsible for the hack into records from credit card customers and others who had applied for credit card products.

Capital One said that information on about 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians was affected, though no account numbers nor log-in credentials were jeopardized.

The company said that basic personal information included on credit-card applications from 2005 to early 2019 was accessed, which included credit scores and payment history, as well as some transaction data.

In Canada, 1 million social-insurance numbers were accessed.

Capital One said it would notify affected individuals and offer free credit monitoring and identity protection.


The second set of Democratic presidential debates will be a last chance for some 2020 candidates to be considered serious contenders.

That’s because to qualify for the third set of debates in September, candidates must raise money from more donors and hit higher polling thresholds — a bar more than half of them are at risk of missing.

Ten hopefuls each will face off Tuesday and Wednesday night, and they’ll be under pressure to say specifically how they can improve the lives of Americans.


U-S President Donald Trump’s return to racial politics may be aimed at rallying his base of white working-class voters across rural America, but he risks losing the support of suburban women.

In more than three dozen interviews by The Associated Press with women in critical suburbs, nearly all expressed dismay at Trump’s insults and his treatment of people.

Many professional, suburban women are recoiling at the abrasive rhetoric, exposing Trump to a potential wave of opposition in key battleground states.


The U-N mission in Afghanistan says that more civilians were killed by Afghan and NATO forces than by insurgents in the first half of 2019.

A new report says 403 civilians were killed by Afghan forces in the first six months of the year and another 314 by international forces, a total of 717.

That’s compared to 531 killed by the Taliban, an Islamic State affiliate and other militants during the same period.

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