Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Transport Canada will be looking into a security breach at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

A 58-year-old American man was charged and a plane full of passengers was delayed for hours after police say officials found an improvised explosive device in a suitcase.

Police say Joseph Galaska is charged with one count of mischief and was being held for a bail hearing at a Brampton court.

Garneau says airport security is an extremely serious matter and a Transport Canada inquiry will get to the bottom of the matter. (The Canadian Press)



A man has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 14 years after pleading guilty in connection to a crossbow shooting death in Kitchener.

Thirty-year-old Eric Amaral pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 60-year-old Michael Gibbon in October of 2015.

Court heard that Amaral was practising with his new crossbow when he fired a bolt at Gibbon from inside a city park.

Amaral also pleaded guilty to shooting a police officer with a pellet gun during a traffic stop. (570News)



A man is dead after he was struck and killed by a transport truck in Brampton last evening.

Police say a pedestrian in his 50's was hit by a truck (at Bramalea Road and Drew Road) at about 8:30 p-m.

Constable Michael Bishop of Peel Region police says the man was trapped under the vehicle when crews arrived and later died on scene.

His name has not been released. (CP24)



Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Barrie that investigators say appears to be racially motivated.

It's alleged that a man in his 30's yelled racial slurs at two teens who were talking in their native language on Monday night, and that he also assaulted one of them.

Investigators say the teen tried to flee from his attacker and was almost hit by a passing vehicle.

Police say neither teen suffered any serious injuries but they'd like to speak with the driver of the vehicle as well as any other people who may have seen what happened. (The Canadian Press)



Concerns about high water levels are growing in the Belleville and Trenton areas. …

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