Smiths Falls police are asking for your help in finding three male suspects wanted in connection to an incident at a local restaurant.

On Monday night around 10:00 – two males entered a restaurant on Main Street East and administered a noxious substance, aimed at two people.

The third make waited outside the restaurant.

All suspects then fled on foot.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact police.

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A teen charged with terrorism-related offences in Kingston has seen one of the counts against him withdrawn.

The teen was facing one count of uttering threats, but prosecutors dropped the charge in a court hearing yesterday.

The teen was charged in January with terror and bomb-related offences.

He was charged in March with further bomb-related offences as well as the now-withdrawn threats offence.

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The cross-examination of a Canadan ex-hostage of the Taliban, Joshua Boyle, is expected to conclude today in Ottawa.

His trial heard yesterday that he allegedly set weight-loss goals for his wife Caitlan Coleman that had to be met, or else she would be punished with sexual requests or spanking.

Crown prosecutor Jason Neubauer alleged the demands were a way for Boyle to assert his control over her.

Boyle testified the pair had pestered each other for years to lose weight.

Boyle has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement after the couple and their children returned to Canada following five years in captivity.

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Defence in the trial of Ottawa police constable Daniel Montsion focused on gloves used by the officer during the arrest of Abdi-Rahman Abdi.

These are reinforced gloves with carbon fibre over the knuckles.

According to CBC, receipts for the gloves show they were among several pairs bought by the police department and given to officers in the emergency response DART team.

Montsion was wearing them when Abdi was punched in the head during an arrest on Hilda Street. He later died in hospital.

Trial has already heard these type of gloves are not approved as weapons, defence says they aren’t weapons they are part of the police uniform.

Ottawa police have done an audit on all gloves worn by all officers but results will not be released until after the trial.

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The University of Ottawa moved up the list of the top universities in the world.

They jumped 35 spots to 141. Carleton is in the 500 to 600 range.

The university of Toronto is the highest ranked post-secondary school in Canada, they’re at number 18 on the list.

Oxford has been named the number 1 university in the world, for a second year in a row.

Followed by the California Institute of Technology.

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City Folk Festival starts tonight in the capital.

The four day music festival at Lansdowne Park features a number of artists including the Strumbellas who are headlining tonight.

City Folk runs along side the free festival, Marfest on Bank Street in the Glebe.

The show kicks off at 5 with American country music singer Orville Peck.

Music continues all weekend, with the festival being closed by Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Sunday night.

There are a limited number of tickets left.

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The union representing public elementary school teachers has announced a strike vote by its 82-thousand members.

The elementary teachers federation of Ontario says the vote will take place during a series of mass meetings throughout September and October.

ETFO president Sam Hammond says members will be asked whether they support key demands during contract talks, including class size and class structure and the full protection of full-day kindergarten.

he adds the request for a strike mandate doesn’t necessarily mean a strike will be held and the union would prefer to reach a new contract without a labour disruption.

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Political party leaders are fanning out across the country today to stump the hustings in Day 2 of the federal election campaign.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is to continue campaigning in British Columbia this morning where there is a four-way fight among the major parties.

He will make an announcement in Victoria before heading to join a candidate in Kamloops and then a rally in Edmonton.

Trudeau’s campaign plane sustained some damage last night at the airport in Victoria when a media bus accidentally drove under the plane’s wing.

Meantime, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will make an announcement in Toronto this morning ahead of tonight’s leaders’ debate in the city hosted by Maclean’s and CityTV.

Trudeau has declined to appear at this particular debate, so Scheer will spar only with Green leader Elizabeth May and the N-D-P’s Jagmeet Singh.

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The P-E-I government says a windy day is in the island forecast today and it is warning residents to watch for falling branches, weakened from Saturday night’s hit from post-tropical-storm Dorian.

The government the threat of more falling trees and branches could mean more power outages as well.

Maritime Electric reports there are still 76-hundred homes and businesses without power across P-E-I.

Also still off the grid are 35-thousand homes and businesses in Nova Scotia, and 64 in New Brunswick.

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The Department of National Defence is extending its deepest sympathies to the loved ones of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces who died this week following a violent attack in Florida where he’d been posted since earlier this year.

Police say 33-year-old Master Corporal Martin Brayman was attacked Saturday night after inviting a group of people he’d met at a local nightclub back to his house in Panama City.

He was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries and died Monday night.

A 23-year-old man from Tallahassee has been arrested and charged with murder.

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U-S President Donald Trump is declaring victory after the U-S Supreme Court allowed his administration to enforce nationwide a rule preventing most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in America.

The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in states along the southern border.

The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U-S without seeking protection in the other country.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.

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The U-S House Judiciary Committee is approaching its first impeachment-related vote, aimed at defining procedures for upcoming hearings on President Donald Trump.

Thursday’s vote is an escalation as the Judiciary panel has said it is examining whether to recommend articles of impeachment.

It would allow the committee to designate certain hearings as impeachment hearings, empower staff to question witnesses, and permit Trump’s lawyers to officially respond to testimony.

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative settlement to U-S government lawsuits over its role in a national opioid crisis, but that won’t end its legal battles.

Lawyers for some two-thousand local governments and more than 20 states have initially signed on.

But the majority of states have not agreed.

And some are planning to fight the settlement and keep suing the family that owns Purdue, the Sacklers.

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Residents in the Grand Bahama city of Freeport are happy to finally see the flicker of lights in some neighborhoods and transformer repairs underway in others following a hit nearly two weeks ago by Category-Five Hurricane Dorian.

But the small villages that dot the eastern coast of Grand Bahama have barely received any help.

In a televised address last night, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis acknowledged there have been problems in co-ordinating the aid “due to the magnitude of this devastation.”

The death toll stands at 50, but he expects it to rise much higher and the government says more than 25-hundred people have been reported missing.

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