A Colborne man has a court date facing numerous charges after an incident Friday.

Leeds OPP were called to the westbound 401 for a speeding vehicle that had collided with a number of other vehicles.

Officers located the speeding driver and before they managed to get the suspect car pulled over it struck another vehicle.

Some suffered minor injuries in the collisions.

29 year old George Wabigwan is facing charges including impaired and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He is scheduled to be in Brockville court today.

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OPP safely removed a bear from Perth yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to the town after reports of a bear in the area of Arthur and Grant Streets.

Barricades were put in place to warn people of the wild animal within the town limits.

Police reported just after four, the bear had been successfully removed.

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A new era for Algonquin College begins today.

As students prepare for another fall semester, the administration welcomes Claude Brule as the new president.

Brule has worked at Algonquin for the past two decades and takes over from Cheryl Jenson who retired.

A release from the college says Brule was chosen for his deep knowledge of the campus, the development  of a new learning plan, and his various roles within the college over the course of his career.

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Five federal liberal ministers are fanning out across Ontario today to make announcements respective to their fields, as we inch closer to the fall vote.

Among them – minister of immigration Ahmed Hussen is expected to announce new measures supporting childcare.

Meanwhile, another funding announcement related to Canada’s armed forces will also be happening today.

Pollsters still have the race for Parliament Hill essentially deadlocked nationwide – the latest Mainstreet Research poll has the Liberals leading, by just one point.

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We will be getting an update today on the nation wide manhunt that came to an end, for two BC murder suspects.

After the 13 day search for fugitives Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, both men were allegedly found dead in Manitoba.

An RCMP spokesperson says the autopsies on the two bodies found is now complete.

The RCMP has formalities to complete before they can officially identify the bodies.

However, St. Paul Manaigre says it’s believed the bodies are those of the suspects.

More details are to be released today from RCMP in BC.

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Nova Scotia’s police watchdog is investigating after a Mountie shot and killed a man in Truro.

R-C-M-P spokeswoman Corporal Jennifer Clarke says the officer was also seriously injured in the weekend incident, but is expected to survive.

Clarke says it happened around 2:30 Saturday morning when an officer spotted a car that had been reported stolen.

She says the suspect’s vehicle hit the officer, and the officer then shot at the driver, who died at the scene.

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The details of how Jeffrey Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell have yet to be released, but medical officials have performed an autopsy on the high-profile inmate accused of sexually abusing underage girls.

Epstein’s abrupt death Saturday cut short a criminal prosecution that could have pulled back the curtain on the inner workings of a high-flying financier with connections to celebrities and presidents, though prosecutors have vowed to continue investigating.

The 66-year-old Epstein had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges unsealed last month.

He had pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial.

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The death toll from a typhoon in eastern China has risen to 45, with an estimated 16 people still missing.

The typhoon also forced the evacuation of more than 180 thousand people.

Heavy downpours and floods were still battering the Shandong province this morning as rescue efforts continued.

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Demonstrators remain in the streets of Hong Kong this morning, as pro-democracy protests stretch into their 10th week.

Police have mobilized water cannon equipped armoured cars following a weekend of violence and arrests.

The former British colony was handed over to Chinese rule in 1997 and since then many in the city have accused the Communist Party-ruled central government of steadily chipping away at their freedoms.

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