In The News For July 20, 2018

Five friends are sharing a 60-million dollar Lotto Max jackpot including Stephane Dionne of Embrun , Bryan Redman of Ottawa, Christopher Beazley of Carleton Place, Gilles Dionne and Norman MacDonald of Gatineau. It’s the largest ever lottery prize claimed in Ottawa. They say they began buying lottery tickets as a group more than 10 years ago, while working together as I-T professionals for the federal government. Their win came in last week’s draw — on Friday the 13th     and was purchased at Mr. Gas on Innes Road in Orleans.


The  Champs de l’Est wind farm project, which was to open in Saint-Bernardin, is one of 758 renewable energy contracts cancelled announced by the Progressive Conservative Government last Friday. Save The Nation a citizens group welcomes the news with “joy and relief, after three years of opposition to the project.  During those three years, the group raised issues about soil stability, health impacts and was even prepared to go to court. It called the cancellation a “community victory.


The end of July is the deadline for would-be candidates for seats at the council tables for Champlain Township, East Hawkesbury Township and the Town of Hawkesbury in this fall’s municipal elections. Candidates must file their papers in person to the municipal offices by 2 p.m. July 27. The municipal clerk must witness the actual signing of the candidate nomination papers and collect the filing fees. Nomination papers and information on qualifications to be a candidate are available at the Hawkesbury, East Hawkesbury and Champlain Township municipal offices.


A nearly year long internal investigation into the deaths of three cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada has resulted in a scathing report citing numerous gaps, shortcomings and worrying practices at the 142-year-old college in Kingston, Ontario. A censored copy of the board of inquiry’s final report confirms three officer cadets took their own lives in separate incidents in 2016. It shows the board of inquiry faced challenges accessing information and evidence, and that the school is lacking in terms of suicide prevention.



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it doesn’t make sense that foreign companies have an easier time accessing Canadian markets than those from another province. Trudeau says he wants to make the country’s economy more interconnected, and will host a first ministers meeting this fall to discuss the issue with his provincial and territorial counterparts. It’s not clear when or where the summit will take place

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