The Ontario government legislated college faculty back to work, ending a five-week strike and paving the way for students to return to class tomorrow. Twelve thousand professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians have been on the picket line since October 15th to protest the increasing use of contract and part-time workers. Colleges will extend their semesters so that students won’t lose their terms. But student advocates say trying to condense five-weeks of course material into two extra weeks will be stressful for students.
The trial of Basil Borutski, who is accused of killing three women in the Ottawa Valley, continues today. The 59-year old Borutski faces three charges of first-degree murder in the killings in September of 2015. The court has heard that Borutski had relationships with all three of his alleged victims.
The Ottawa Humane Society says a beagle in its care has a long road to recovery after police found it suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The humane society has been caring for the dog since last week, after officers found her wandering near Ottawa. The dog, who staff named Sadie Mae, will undergo surgery on Wednesday to try to save her ear. The humane society says the injury could have been from a hunting accident, but no owner has come forward