Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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Three people are dead and four others are in hospital following a crash just south of Caledonia on Highway 6.

The O-P-P says a passenger van carrying seven people and a car collided shortly after 9 p-m.

The lone person in the car and two passengers in the van died at the scene while the van's driver and four passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police have not yet offered any speculation as to the cause of the collision. (The Canadian Press)



Ottawa's police chief is telling officers they should not be wearing wristbands in support of another officer while on duty, as they are not part of the uniform.

Chief Charles Bordeleau has sent an email to staff about the wristbands being worn in solidarity with an officer charged in the death of a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man.

Bordeleau says he understands the sentiment behind the wristbands but he's concerned about the message they could be sending to the community and how it could affect public trust.

Thirty-six-year-old Constable Daniel Montsion faces charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in the July 2016 death of Abdirahman Abdi. (The Canadian Press)



Premier Kathleen Wynne says the government has no plans to reduce the province's Greenbelt lands as it tackles a housing shortage in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

She says the province is committed to expanding the Greenbelt -- which she described as the lungs that help the highly populated area breathe.

The Greenbelt comprises about 800-thousand hectares of protected land that borders the Greater Golden Horseshoe area surrounding Lake Ontario.

The province has proposed to add about nine-thousand hectares to the Greenbelt, and also to establish protections for wetlands, woodlands and rivers that lie beyond it. (The Canadian Press)



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Windsor with top Ford executives today for an expected announcement at the Essex Engine Plant.

Premier Kathleen Wynne will also be on hand, along with Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid and Federal cabinet minister Navdeep Bains. …

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