A crown attorney says former overseas hostage Joshua Boyle is lying about his wife Caitlan Coleman being a neglectful, unfit mother.

Prosecutor Jason Neubauer says Boyle, who is accused of assaulting Coleman, wants to portray her as a bad parent to feed a larger fiction about Coleman being mentally ill.

Boyle, sitting in the witness box, denies making the allegations up, saying Coleman was an incompetent mother who often hit their eldest child.

Testimony in Boyle’s assault trial resumed late today after several hours of procedural wrangling over whether certain evidence should be allowed.

Boyle, 36, has pleaded not guilty to offences against Coleman, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement in the period of October to December 2017.

The offences are alleged to have taken place after the couple returned to Canada following five years as hostages of Taliban-linked extremists who seized them during a 2012 trip to Afghanistan.


Three 19 year olds are facing charges, one of them second degree murder, in the death of a 47 year old Overbrook man.

19 year old Nick Vanasse is charged with murder, while Braelen Stevens and Shawn LeBlanc  are charged with aggravated assault.

Police were called to a disturbance at  227 Whitton Crescent Sunday morning.

47 year old Steven Butler who, according to a Go Fund Me page, heroically  went to defend his 22 year old son was stabbed in the chest.

His son also was stabbed, in the face, stomach and shoulder.  He is recovering in hospital.

The family is also still struggling to pay the funeral costs of their middle child. Butchy.  He died last year from cystic fibrosis.

The go fund me for the Butler family has so far raised over 6100 dollars.


A brazen robbery in North Frontenac.

On Friday August 30th the OPP were called  to Ardoch Road.

A victim was pulled over by a vehicle that had emergency lights flashing.

A man went up to the car and demanded the mans wallet.

After taking the wallet the suspect took off in a dark coloured SUV.

Police say if you are not sure of the car pulling you over call 9-1-1 immediately, the dispatcher will confirm if an officer is trying to pull you over


A human rights complain has been filed against Ottawa Deputy Chief Uday Jaswal accusing him of sexual harassment.

Jaswal’s lawyer confirmed to 1310 news the allegations against his client.

He also said the allegation stem over several years, starting in 2015.

In 2016, then superintendent Jaswal, left Ottawa to become deputy chief of the Durham Regional Police service. Two years later, he returned to the capital as Ottawa’s deputy police chief.

Jaswal was to become the intern chief of the Ottawa police back in July, however due to accusations of misconduct during his time in Durham he was taken off the role.


A website launches today that’s meant to help alert people to kids who are missing in Canada.

Thousands of children are reported missing across the country each year, but only a handful of Amber Alerts are issued.

The website aims to fill in the gap.

The non-profit Missing Children’s Society of Canada website is called Rescu.

It will allow users to view all active cases by geographic region, based on information provided by police.


Editors at campus newspapers across the province say government-mandated funding changes have put them in the same tough spot as mainstream media outlets.

For the first time, they have to pitch their value to their student readers or else they’ll have to stop publishing.

That’s because the government’s so-called student choice initiative has allowed students to opt out of paying for services the province deemed non-essential, including school papers.

The editors say they’re banding together to raise awareness about their usefulness.

They say they’re also trying to appeal to a broader portion of the student body.


Manitobans head to the polls this morning to elect their next provincial government.

Political leaders fanned out to make their final pitches to the electorate Monday.

N-D-P Leader Wab Kinew has been asking Liberal and Green party supporters to vote New Democrat as a way to prevent a second mandate for Brian Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives.


Nova Scotia Power is receiving much-needed help from crews from Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Florida and Maine as the province hardest-hit from post-tropical-storm Dorian recovers from Saturday night’s damage.

Officials say many larger outages affecting Cape Breton and the northeastern mainland were expected to be fixed by today, but that many smaller ones would take longer.

Public schools in Nova Scotia were to remain closed for a second day today, in part, to give cleanup crews the room they need to work.

Power is still out this morning for 104-thousand homes and businesses in Nova Scotia — especially Halifax — along with 18-thousand in P-E-I and about 27-hundred in eastern New Brunswick.


A week after hurricane Dorian decimated the northern Bahamas, rescue teams are still trying to reach areas isolated by flooding and debris.

The Category 5 storm obliterated thousands of homes more than a week ago, and is blamed for at least 44 deaths, including a 27-year-old mother of four from Windsor, Ontario.

Hundreds of people remain missing.

Thousands of hurricane survivors are filing off boats and planes in the Bahamian capital of Nassau, facing the need to start new lives after Dorian but with little ideas on how or where to begin.


The head of the U-S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gets a chance to weigh in on the fray over President Donald Trump’s mistaken claim that Hurricane Dorian was threatening Alabama.

The acting administrator of the agency, Neil Jacobs, is set to speak today to a meeting of the National Weather Association in Huntsville, Alabama.

NOAA has come under intense criticism since it released a statement Friday chastising a National Weather Service office that contradicted Trump’s tweeted claim that Dorian posed a threat to Alabama.

A top NOAA official says the agency likely violated scientific integrity rules with the statement.


British lawmakers have delivered three defeats to the government’s plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home for a contentious five-week suspension of the legislature.

In a session that ran past midnight, Parliament enacted a law to block a no-deal Brexit next month, ordered the government to release private communications about its Brexit plans, and rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a snap election to break the political deadlock engulfing the government.

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