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Ottawa public health reported four covid-19 related deaths in the city yesterday, in addition to 58 new lab-confirmed cases of the virus. The deaths bring the city’s overall total to 321. According to public health officials there are 40 people hospitalized with covid-19 — five of whom are in intensive care. Since March, there have […]

Matt Ryan threw for 281 yards and ran for a touchdown, Younghoe Koo made four field goals, and the Atlanta Falcons held on to beat the Carolina Panthers 25-17 to avoid a season sweep. Julio Jones added 137 yards receiving and the Falcons improved to 2-and-1 since Raheem Morris replaced Dan Quinn as head coach. […]

Oct 30 Partly cloudy -1° Winds NE 8 km/h   Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind NE 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 2.   Tonight: Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -9.   Sat: Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 4.   Sun: Showers. Low 2. High 7.   […]

The chemical spill in Brockville has been resolved, according to the office of the fire marshall.   Crews were called to the 3m plant around 9:45 yesterday morning, after an employee sounded the alarm over the smell of an odour.   According to Brockville fire chief Dave Lazenby, the source of the odour is unknown […]

Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arraigned in New York City on misdemeanour charges of assault, attempted assault, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief, aggravated harassment and harassment for an incident involving his girlfriend and her son. His attorney says Davis denies the charges. The Raptors said they were aware of reports about the […]

Oct 29 Cloudy 5° Winds SW 3 km/h   Today: Cloudy with isolated showers today and possibly flurries late this afternoon. Wind becoming N 20 km/h late this afternoon. High 5 with temperature falling to 2 this afternoon.   Tonight: Mainly cloudy. Low -4.   Fri: Mainly sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 2. […]

A fire in Bells Corners has displaced three people. Crews were called just before 930, but the call dropped before firefighters could get the address. They used the dispatch system to trace the call to a mobile home park in bells corners. When firefighters arrived, they declared a second alarm due to the proximity of […]

The official launch of the new charity renamed from the Ottawa Senators foundation launches today. The Ottawa Gatineau Youth Foundation will  stream it, this morning. President and CEO Danielle Robinson says the focus will continue to be on  youth, physical and mental, wellness. — Mookie Betts streaked home with a go-ahead run and later homered […]

Oct 28 Cloudy 0° Winds E 3 km/h   Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming SW 20-40 km/h early this afternoon. High 8.   Tonight: Increasing cloudiness. Low 2.   Thurs: Mainly cloudy. Wind becoming N 20 km/h in the morning. High 4.   Fri: Mainly sunny. Low -4. High 4.   […]

Provincial police have charged two men in  connection with a weekend home invasion in the Rideau Lakes area southwest of Smiths Falls OPP officers responded to a call Saturday morning  to a home on highway 15 in South Elmsley township:  according to police home-owners told them two men forced their wan into the home and […]

Josh Reynolds and Gerald Everett caught touchdown passes from Jared Goff, and the Los Angeles Rams won a matchup of dominant defences, beating the Chicago Bears 24-10. Goff passed for 219 yards and Malcolm Brown rushed for a score for the host Rams. — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Junior will miss the rest […]

Oct 27 Cloudy 2° Winds NW 7 km/h   Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind up to 15 km/h. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low.   Tonight: Cloudy with chance of flurries or freezing drizzle. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -1.   Wed: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind […]

Ontario has surpassed the threshold of 1,000 new daily covid-19 cases. This is the highest number of new cases reported in a single day in the province. In Ottawa there were 86 new cases, and two additional deaths. There are currently 702  active cases of the virus in the capital. ============================ The Eastern Ontario health […]

The Dodgers are one win away from their first World Series title in 32 years. Mookie Betts and Corey Seager sparked a two-run first inning, and solo homers from Max Muncy and Joc Pederson powered L-A to a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay. Game 6 goes tomorrow. — The Seahawks gave up a 13-point lead […]

Oct 26 Cloudy 2° Winds E 7 km/h   Today: Cloudy with showers. High 4. UV index 1 or low.   Tonight: Mainly cloudy. Fog patches overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low 0.   Tues: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 4.   Wed: A mix of sun […]

Smiths Falls police have arrested a  man for possessing child pornography. According to police, they  started an investigation and seized an electronic device from the suspect. It was analyzed by the OPP child sexual exploitation  unit and was found to contain numerous images and videos  deemed to be child pornography. The  55- year old Smiths […]

A comeback win last night for the Philadelphia Eagles. Carson Wentz threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Boston Scott with 40 seconds remaining and the Eagles overcame an 11-point deficit in the final seven minutes to beat the visiting New York Giants 22-21. — Substitute Anthony Novak’s 83rd-minute goal lifted 10-man Forge F-C to a […]

Oct 23 Cloudy 9° Winds E 2 km/h   Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming S 20-40 km/h this afternoon. High 21. Humidex 26. UV index 3 or moderate.   Tonight: Increasing cloudiness with periods of rain beginning this evening and ending overnight. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming NW 20-40. Low […]

With a recent spike of covid 19 cases in the capital, the Ottawa Hospital has made changes to its visitor policy. No visitors will be allowed into the hospital, with the exception of essential caregivers. There will also be a review of visits for exceptional circumstances on a compassionate basis. Currently, the Montfort hospital is […]

Brandon Lowe hit two home runs to break out of an extended post-season slump, and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 — tying the World Series at one game apiece. After falling behind 5-0, Dodgers star Corey Seager hit a leadoff drive in the eighth inning for his seventh homer […]

Oct 22 Cloudy 5° Winds SW 5 km/h   Today: Mainly cloudy with early morning and afternoon showers. High 13. UV index 2 or low.   Tonight: Cloudy with showers. Low 9.   Fri: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming S 20-40 km/h in the afternoon. High 21. Humidex 26.   Sat: Cloudy […]

An Ottawa constable who repeatedly struck a mentally ill man during an arrest four years ago was cleared on manslaughter and assault charges Tuesday after a judge found he could not conclusively say the blows significantly contributed to the man’s fatal heart attack. Ontario court Justice Robert Kelly said he was also not convinced beyond […]

Clayton Kershaw dominated for six innings, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts homered, and the Dodgers chased a wild Tyler Glasnow in the fifth inning for an 8-3 win in the first World Series held at a neutral site. A crowd limited by the coronavirus to 11,388 at Globe Life Field marked the smallest for baseball’s […]

Oct 21 Cloudy 5° Winds E 11 km/h   Today: Cloudy with showers ending this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Windy. High 16. UV index 1 or low.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog patches. Low 6.   Thurs: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13.   Fri: A mix of sun […]

A 62 year old Smiths Falls man has been identified as the victim of a single vehicle pedestrian collision the  43 yesterday morning. Lanark OPP says 62 year old  David James Weedmark  died from injuries he received when struck around 8 yesterday morning. Highway 43 was closed for the investigation between Glenview and Station roads. […]