Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Update

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The issue of inmates being placed in segregation in Ontario jails is now being looked at by the province's ombudsman.

Paul Dube says he has launched an investigation into how the province tracks and reviews the placement of inmates in solitary confinement in its correctional facilities.

He says his office has received more than 500 segregation-related complaints in the past three years, and he wants an end to indefinite solitary confinement.

The province has appointed a federal correctional investigator to lead a review into the use of segregation, but Dube says his investigation was planned before that appointment. (The Canadian Press)



An Ontario couple is among the victims of a wildfire that ravaged a resort city in Tennessee.

John and Marilyn Tegler, who are originally from Woodstock, are among 13 people who died as a result of the fires that swept through Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains.

Their son-in-law said the couple, who were both in their 70's, were at their vacation home celebrating the American Thanksgiving long weekend.

Dave Lapointe tells The Canadian Press that the couple tried to flee the flames of the wildfire earlier this week, but weren't able to make it out of the mountains. (The Canadian Press)



Sentencing is being delayed for an Ottawa couple -- an R-C-M-P officer and his wife -- who were found guilty in the severe abuse of his 11-year-old son.

The 44-year-old man -- a counterterrorism officer who has been suspended -- must undergo an independent psychiatric evaluation before his sentencing can take place in February or March.

He was convicted last month of sexually assaulting and starving his son while the boy was shackled in the basement of the family's west Ottawa home.

The boy's stepmother was to be sentenced today after being found guilty of assault with a weapon and failing to provide the necessaries of life but that's now been postponed until December 20th. (The Canadian Press)



A Stelco spokesman says the company is hoping to recruit people for jobs in information technology, finance, sales and procurement. …

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