A new round of rotating strikes has been launched by Canada Post workers in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the latest Ontario operations targeted for job actions are in Toronto’s east end, as well as eight other cities across the province’s southwest. Meanwhile, workers in Newfoundland and Labrador walked of the job at one minute after midnight in six different communities. Canada Post says the rotating strikes have impacted operations in more than 70 communities across the country, causing backlogs that could delay mail delivery to its customers for several days.
One person is dead after a mid-air collision between two small planes just west of Ottawa Sunday morning. While one of the planes managed to make it safely back to the airport, the other plummeted into a nearby field and burst into flames. The Transportation Safety Board says it’s combing through the wreckage, checking the pilot’s flight history and going over environmental factors, such as weather.
Provincial police say they have charged an officer from the force in connection to a domestic incident. They say the male O-P-P officer was off-duty when police were called to a home in Smiths Falls on October 26th. Police say the officer, who’s been with the force for 24 years, has been charged with pointing a firearm. He’s been released on a promise to appear in court and has been suspended with pay.
Firefighters called to a home on Wainfleet Street in Orleans after midnight this morning after calls to 911 of smoke and flames coming from a backyard. Crews found three sheds on fire and were able to get them under control quickly but not before two nearby vacant homes were damaged. An investigation is underway to determine the cause.