Ottawa police are searching for wanted man, previously arrested on child sex assault charges.

Police say 22-year-old Brendon Wayne Spurrell is considered dangerous.

He’s described as white, 5 foot 10, weighing 160 pounds. He has short black hair and blue eyes.

In March of 2017, Spurrell was charged with child luring and sex assault after allegedly assaulting a teen he met online.

Anyone with information is being asked to call 911 or Crimestoppers.


An 18 year old  Kemptville woman is facing several charges in connection to  a fatal collision near North Bay in October.

18-year-old Kendal Beanish faces a charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

North Bay OPP say Beanish was driving a  westbound vehicle  on highway 17 and collided with an eastbound vehicle on October 20th.

A 74-year-old man from Timmins died in the crash.

Three other people in his vehicle were seriously injured.

Beanish will be in court on February 4th in North Bay


Ottawa sociology professor Hassan Diab is suing the federal government over his extradition to France on allegations of terrorism.

Diab, his wife and two young children have filed a notice of action in Ontario Superior Court seeking tens of millions of dollars for alleged abuse of process, infliction of emotional distress and other claims.

The assertions have not been proven in court and the federal government has yet to file a response.

The RCMP arrested Diab in 2008 in response to a request from French authorities who suspected his involvement in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue, an accusation he has always denied.

Following long court proceedings, Diab was extradited to France where he spent three years behind bars, including time in solitary confinement.

In January 2018, French judges dismissed the allegations against Diab and ordered his immediate release.


Another teacher union will announce it’s next labour move today.

The French language teachers will be the latest to outline their next job action, to pressure the province for a new contract.

This comes as high school teachers at 16 boards plan a one day walkout tomorrow, that includes the Ottawa Public Board which not only will close all the public high schools but the elementary schools as well.

The province’s elementary school and Catholic teachers have announced day-long job actions for next week.

The provincial  government is calling on all the unions to stop escalating job actions, while the teachers say they need to stand up against what they describe as cuts to the education system.


The frontman of Canadian rock band Hedley is due back in court again this morning.

Jacob Hoggard has pleaded not-guilty to three sex-related charges allegedly involving a woman and a teenager.

He was charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and sexual interference last summer.

Hoggard has opted to be tried by a jury, but his trial isn’t set to get underway for another year.


Industry Minister Navdeep Bains says wireless rate cuts from mobile service providers must go above and beyond any price reductions already seen since 2016.

During the election campaign, the Liberals promised to cut mobile device rates by an average of 25 per cent, but didn’t provide any specifics on how or when the government intended to force the rate cuts.

Bains says the reductions he has been mandated to achieve over the next two years will be measured starting after the October 21st election.


Businessman and longtime party volunteer Bryan Brulotte says he will no longer be making a bid for leadership of the federal Conservative party.

Instead, he says he is backing potential contender Peter MacKay, whom he has known since the 1990s.

Brulotte had planned to use his relative outsider status to recruit new members who’d back his bid, and in turn become a new base of support for the party.

But the official rules of the race require candidates to have the support of three-thousand people who’ve been party members for 21 days before they sign someone’s leadership nomination papers


Environment Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency are joining forces to ensure illegal shipments of Canadian garbage don’t end up on foreign shores without consent.

Canadian policy requires permits be issued before most waste can be shipped, but Canadian waste routinely winds up in foreign ports — even though no such permits have been issued in the last four years.

In recent months, Canada was forced to bring some shipping containers of rotting waste back from Malaysia, and spent 1.14-million dollars last June to bring nearly 100 containers of garbage back from the Philippines, where it had been rotting in ports for nearly six years.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has spoken to U-S President Donald Trump about the need to de-escalate tensions with Iran, following the crash of a Ukrainian jetliner in Tehran that killed all 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians.

Iran’s military has admitted to shooting down the plane after mistaking it for a hostile target, days after a U-S airstrike killed a top Iranian general.

Trudeau said Monday that the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 7-5-2 would be home in Canada with their families if the animosity between Washington and Iran had not been heightened.

Two Canadian air-crash investigators are getting their first chance to visit the crash site today.


There are conflicting views from the federal opposition parties on Canada’s mission in Iraq.

Canada’s five-year-old mission includes about 200 troops training local forces through NATO to fight the Islamic State, as well as a similar number of special-forces soldiers working with specialized Iraqi counter-terror units through the U-S-led anti-ISIL coalition.

The Conservatives say the support Canada’s ongoing involvement in Iraq and the fight against ISIL, while the New Democrats say they want the special-forces mission to end, partly because of long-standing questions about what the special forces are doing and the unpredictability of U-S President Donald Trump.


Arrests have been made in Iran over the shootdown of a Ukrainian plane that killed all 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians.

A spokesperson for Iran’s judiciary says after extensive investigations, some individuals have been arrested, but did not give a number.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a special court to be set up to try those responsible for the tragedy.

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