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What You Need to Know for Thursday, September 1st, AFTERNOON

Police seek suspects in Canada Day swarming

What You Need to Know for Wednesday, August 31, AFTERNOON

Serious motorcycle collision on Jinkinson Side Road

What You Need to Know for Wednesday, August 31

Economic hit

The impact of the Fort McMurray wildfire on the economy was even worse than analysts predicted in the second quarter. Statistics Canada reports the economy contracted by 1.6 per cent in the April to June period. That's its worst performance since the second quarter of 2009 in the midst of the global financial crisis. But there was a bright spot. StatsCan says that after contracting in April and May, the economy grew by 0.6 per cent in June.

China visit

Canada is aiming to become the first North American member of a controversial new international infrastructure bank led by China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau say joining the eight-month-old Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will provide a boost to global and Canadian growth. The AIIB will provide other countries in the Asian region access to capital for projects like transportation, power and telecommunications. American officials have warned the new bank would provide loans to developing countries without requiring any caveats about the environment, labour rights or anti-corruption reforms, as are typically included in loans from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. (Photo: CP)

Teen killed

Provincial police in Quebec says a young cyclist in Lochaber, some 20 minutes east of Masson-Angers has died. The 13-year-old boy was struck by an SUV on Route 148 Monday. Surete du Quebec say the boy was riding in the middle of the roadway in the evening and was wearing dark clothes. Police say there were no lights on the road, and they believe the driver did not see the boy. No charges have been laid, but the investigation is ongoing. Read more...

What You Need to Know for Tuesday, August 30th, AFTERNOON

Second cyclist struck in 24 hours

What You Need to Know for Monday, August 29th, AFTERNOON

Suspect sought in Navan Fair hit-and-run

What You Need to Know for Monday, August 29

Cyclist hit

A man in his 40s is in critical condition after he was struck by a car this morning at the corner of the Vanier Parkway and Donald Street. Paramedics say the cyclist suffered serious head injuries and that he was unconscious when they arrived. He regained a degree of consciousness in the ambulance. There are road closures in effect for the police investigation. Read more...

What You Need to Know for Friday, August 26th, AFTERNOON

Ministers launch Peace Ops

What You Need to Know for Friday, August 26

Harper resigns

The riding of Calgary Heritage will need a new MP as Stephen Harper is walking away from politics. The former prime minister has issued a social media video giving his ``eternal thanks'' to constituents and Canadians for allowing him to serve ``the greatest country in the world.'' He stepped down as Conservative leader after the party lost the federal election 10 months ago to the Liberals, but continued to sit as an MP. At age 57, he will now be a consultant on international issues with his own company.


The Liberal government has announced the Canadian Armed Forces are ready to put on the blue beret again. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan have put the United Nations on notice that Canada will provide up to $450-million over three years for peacekeeping missions around the world. They also unveiled plans to commit up to 600 Canadian soldiers -- including engineers and medical units -- for future peacekeeping operations, as well as equipment such as helicopters and planes. It represents a dramatic increase over the 19 Canadian troops deployed on peacekeeping missions at the end of July. (Photo: AP)

Market patrol

Enhanced police presence will continue in the Byward Market this weekend. Ottawa Police released a statement this morning, confirming they will continue stepped-up patrols which began last weekend, and this will be the status quo for the next several weeks. The process began after four shootings happened in and around the downtown core on Sunday, August 14th. Police say there were a total of 36 provincial offence notices issued last weekend, most of which were alcohol-related.  Read more...