A crown prosecutor has argued that evidence of former hostage Joshua Boyle’s alleged controlling, abusive nature should be admitted into evidence at his Ottawa trial because it depicts a relevant pattern of behaviour.

The 35-year-old Boyle has pleaded not guilty to offences against estranged spouse Caitlan Coleman, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in late 2017 after the couple returned to Canada with their three children following five years as the captives of extremists in Afghanistan.


Ontario’s court of appeal has ordered a retrial for an Ottawa man convicted of attempted murder.

Steven Boone was found guilty of failing to disclose his HIV positive status to three sexual partners.

On Monday, the court found that the trial judge didn’t properly explain to the jury what needed to be proven to find Boone guilty of attempted murder, according to the CBC.

To find Boone guilty of attempted murder, the crown had to prove – without a reasonable doubt – that he believed death was certain.

Boone was first charged in 2010, after a 17 year old Ottawa man went to police.


An Ottawa police officer is looking to thank a good samaritan, who helped save a drowning woman.

In late July, Constable Laura Monette was called to an apartment building in Vanier.

When Monette arrived, there was already a person at the bottom of the indoor pool.

Before jumping in, the constable had to remove some of her gear, and that’s when a young man offered to jump in as well.

He was able to get to the woman at the bottom of the pool before Monette, and got the victim out of the water.

The constable lost track of the good samaritan while performing CPR, but she would like to properly thank the young man.


The UK Red Arrows are showing off their skills in Canada and the US over the next six weeks.

At 10 o’clock this morning, the team will be performing a fly past over Parliament Hill, before an airshow in Gatineau this afternoon.

The airshow kicks off at 2:15 this afternoon at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport.

Onlookers will also be able to meet the pilots after the show.


Prime minister Justin Trudeau says Ontario premier Doug Ford can’t claim to act for the people if his government takes services away from vulnerable residents.

Trudeau announced the federal government will spend 26-million dollars this year on refugee and immigration legal aid services, after the province slashed Legal Aid Ontario’s budget by 30 per cent.

Ontario’s attorney general has said Ottawa should pay those costs because immigration is a federal responsibility.


The Canada Border Services Agency says a Quebec trucker has been charged after agents seized nearly 97 kilograms of cocaine at Ontario’s Ambassador Bridge.

The C-B-S-A says the man arrived at the bridge’s commercial operations centre in Windsor on July 30th.

They say his vehicle was sent for a secondary inspection.

The agency says 80 bricks or 96.7 kilograms of what’s believed to be cocaine were found inside the vehicle.

The 27-year-old driver from Lasalle, Quebec, is facing one count each of importation and possession for the purpose of trafficking.


Justin Trudeau is set to meet with Mayor John Tory today to discuss the recent spate of gun violence that has rocked Toronto.

The prime minister says his government has brought in measures designed to reduce gun violence, including more stringent background checks, but acknowledges more can be done.

Ahead of officially campaigning, Trudeau has already warned that the Conservatives would reverse Liberal gun control measures if they are elected to govern the country in the October 21st election.


A pair of B-C men who led police on a multi-province manhunt killed themselves with self inflicted gunshot wounds.

That is according to the results of the autopsy performed on the bodies of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.

Their bodies were found just outside of Gillam, Manitoba, a small community in the northeastern corner of the province.

Two firearms were located with the dead men and a forensic analysis is being done to connect the weapons with three homicides in northern B-C.


U-S Attorney General William Barr is promising that the quest to find people complicit in alleged sex trafficking of underage girls will not stop just because financier Jeffrey Epstein is dead.

Meanwhile, Justice Department officials say an initial investigation into Epstein’s death has found “serious irregularities” at the federal jail in Manhattan where he apparently killed himself on the weekend.

Epstein was in jail awaiting trial on allegations of sex trafficking.


Washington is consulting with allies over plans to deploy intermediate-range missiles in Asia — a move the Beijing says it will respond to with countermeasures.

American officials have said they plan to place such weapons in the Asia-Pacific following its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

U-S allies Japan, South Korea and Australia are considered the prime missile base candidates, but State Department officials admit governments would decide whether or not to host such missiles.


Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is defending law enforcement actions after protesters prompted an airport shutdown with calls to investigate alleged police brutality.

She says that any dialogue will only begin when the violence has stopped.

Demonstrators have called for an independent inquiry into what they call the police’s abuse of power and negligence.

Some protesters have thrown bricks, eggs and flaming objects at police stations.

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