Ottawa police say they’ve arrested a suspect wanted since 2015 in an attempted murder investigation.

Officers say Adil Omer, 33, is the man is accused of carrying out a shooting on a major thoroughfare in the city.

Police say they took Omer into custody on Saturday while making arrests in an unrelated drug investigation in the western part of the city.

The 33-year-old is now facing one count of attempted murder related to the previous shooting.

Two other Ottawa men, Ali Mohamud-Mohamed, 27, and Ibrahim El-Zaylaa, 23, were arrested with him and are now facing multiple drug-related charges.

Police say they also seized fentanyl, cocaine, pills and a firearm as part of the Saturday arrest.

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Ottawa police have confirmed one person has died in a crash on March Road.

Around 6 yesterday morning, officers were called to a single vehicle crash at March Road and Herzberg.

Police would not release the identity of the victim but according to the citizen, the victim’s name is Yolanda Wallace.

The collision is still under investigation and more information could be released later today.

A portion of March between Teron and Campeau was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

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Today’s the day edibles and other new cannabis products go on sale in Ontario.

The province’s pot distributor, the Ontario Cannabis Store, says 59 products will be on store shelves as of this morning.

The goods will be available for online purchase starting January 16.

But the O-C-S also warns that supplies are limited and some of the new products could sell out by the end of the week.

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A prominent Canadian aid worker is set to appeal a conviction on child sexual abuse charges in Nepal this week.

Peter Dalglish was convicted last June of sexually assaulting two young boys and sentenced to nine years in prison.

Legal briefs obtained before his appeal argue the Order of Canada recipient was the victim of a police conspiracy and unfair trial.

His appeal is expected to be heard tomorrow.

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Long-time conservative businessman Bryan Brulotte officially launches his run for leadership of the federal Conservative party today.

He’s hoping to get some early momentum in the race by rolling out ads, a social media campaign and an extensive policy document.

A military veteran, Brulotte has served as the Governor General’s top aide, headed a multi-million dollar staffing firm and has spent years both working and volunteering for conservatives.

The Tories will elect a new leader to replace Andrew Scheer at a convention in Toronto on June 27th.

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A spokesperson for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan isn’t saying whether contingency plans are in the works for getting Canadian military personnel out of Iraq, should the situation there deteriorate further.

On Sunday, Iraqi lawmakers approved a resolution asking the Iraqi government to expel foreign troops from the country.

The bill is nonbinding and subject to approval by the Iraqi government but has the backing of the outgoing prime minister.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wept while praying over the remains of General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed Friday in a U-S airstrike in Baghdad.

The general’s successor, Easmail Ghaani stood near his side, as did Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other top leaders in the Islamic Republic.

Ghaani has vowed to take revenge as Tehran abandoned the remaining limits of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in response to the assassination.

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U-S President Donald Trump insists Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the U-S military, despite concerns from within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law.

Trumped tweeted on Saturday that cultural sites would be targeted if Iran retaliates for the U-S airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani.

He then doubled down on the threat Sunday, saying if Americans can be tortured or blown up by roadside bombs, cultural sites can be attacked as well.

Iran has vowed harsh retaliation for Soleimani’s killing.

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Wet and cooler temperatures over the weekend brought a bit of relief to some Australian communities battling wildfires, but also made things challenging for fire crews trying to prepare for higher temperatures later in the week by completing strategic burns.

Officials have warned the weekend rain hasn’t been enough to put out the largest and most dangerous blazes.

Australia’s prime minister says the military is attempting to get food, fuel and water to burned-out communities, and engineers are working to reopen roads and resupply evacuation centres.

 

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