The jaws of life were needed after a high speed crash in the Carp area…

The crash happened on March Road and Bearhill just before 11 oh clock last night…

One of the cars rolled on its side during the crash – trapping someone inside.

Once out, that person along with another were rushed to the trauma centre in serious condition.

No word on if charges are being laid.

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The results of a two day evening blitz by Ottawa police are going to be released later this morning but we do know of a couple of drivers behaving badly….

The Bearded Cop, Jon Hall – tweeted about two drivers in construction zones –

One caught going 135, another going 142 – each in an 80 zone on the Queensway.

Both drivers had their vehicles impounded and licences suspended.

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Numbers are in from the OPP long weekend blitz.

Despite the warning this was happening well in advance of last weekends civic holiday, the OPP says 355 drivers were charged with failing to move over.

When emergency vehicles have someone pulled over on a highway following drivers are required to move over to the left is safe to do so.

The OPP were busy with other offences as well.  There were almost 5,000 speeding charges and over 350 stunt driving charges laid.

There were also two deaths.

Two men age 27 and 41 were killed in separate off-road collisions.

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People in a northern Manitoba town know it will take some time for things to return to normal after a two-week manhunt for two B-C triple-murder suspects came ended Wednesday near Gillam.

Gillam artist Dakota Massan says people were staying inside with doors locked and feeling anxious since a burned-out vehicle used by the suspects was found in dense bush.

He says it was a huge relief when the community learned the threat was over with the discovery of two bodies nearby.

Mounties believe the bodies are those of suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.

Autopsies are underway to confirm identification and the young men’s estimated time and cause of death.

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Following in the footsteps of the U-S and two-dozen other countries and regions, Ottawa has issued a travel advisory urging Canadians travelling to Hong Kong to exercise “a high degree of caution” and monitor local media.

The federal government’s website says there are “identifiable safety and security concerns” that could change with little notice, due to ongoing and escalating protests in the former British colony.

Pro-democracy protesters are demonstrating at Hong Kong’s airport today.

Two months of protests sparked by proposed extradition legislation have since morphed into calls for broader democratic reforms and investigations into alleged police abuse of force.

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After three years as Canada’s top diplomat in the U-S, David MacNaughton is stepping down at summer’s end to take a private-sector job in Toronto.

MacNaughton has served as Canada’s ambassador to Washington, and told reporters at the Canadian Embassy there that he will never forget the confident support he received from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the tough re-negotiation of the new North American free trade pact.

Trudeau praises MacNaughton for his role in negotiating that deal and helping to secure relief from the Trump administration’s punitive tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

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In an about-face, U-S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he hopes to consider legislation to expand federal background checks and other gun-violence measures when Congress resumes in the fall.

The Republican leader won’t be calling senators back to work early from the summer recess, as some are demanding.

But he told a Kentucky radio station that President Donald Trump called him Thursday, and he said Trump is “anxious to get an outcome and so am I.”

Senate Republicans are facing pressure to do something in the wake of last weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that killed 31 people.

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Police in Springfield, Missouri have arrested an armed man who they say showed up a Walmart store wearing body armour, sending panicked shoppers fleeing the store just five days after a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart left 22 people dead.

No shots were fired in yesterday’s incident.

The 20-year-old man walked inside the Walmart carrying a “tactical rifle,” another gun, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

He was held at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter until police arrived.

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Nagasaki, Japan today marked the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city, as the mayor criticized nuclear states including the U-S and Russia for challenging the survivors’ efforts toward a nuclear-free world.

The U-S bombing of Nagasaki killed 70-thousand people and was followed by Japan’s surrender ending the Second World War.

Mayor Tomihisa Taue said both the U-S and Russia are returning to development and deployment of nuclear weapons and he urged world leaders to visit the atomic-bombed cities and learn firsthand the inhumanity of it all.

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New Zealand police have arrested two British men after finding a huge stash of methamphetamine in an Auckland apartment that would’ve been worth tens of millions of dollars if sold on the street.

Police had been targeting a foreign criminal organization working in New Zealand.

Investigators searched the apartment last week and found plastic storage containers filled with 200-kilograms of meth with a street value of about 93-million dollars U-S.

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About two-million Muslims from around the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca to take part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage that starts today.

Muslims are required to perform the five-day Hajj once in their lifetime.

The pilgrimage is meant to unify Muslims and draw the faithful closer to God, with pilgrims shedding displays of wealth and materialism.

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