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5. Burris buries hatchet
Henry Burris says he holds no grudge against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for releasing him at the end of last season. Burris will lead the REDBLACKS into Hamilton for tomorrow night's game against his former team. Ottawa will be looking for its second win in a row after winning a dramatic home opener against the Toronto Argonauts a week ago.
4. Wakefield bridge a national debate
The covered bridge in Wakefield is making national news. As we told you yesterday, the municipality of La Peche has put in place a $200 fine for jumping off the bridge into the Gatineau River, trying to end a summer tradition that has existed for generations. It's a front-page story in the National Post today so the local debate has gone national. Wakefield residents point out there has never been a serious injury associated with jumping from the bridge. But the town argues that there has been crowding on the bridge and undesirable behaviour from visitors who hold tailgate parties and smash beer bottles on the ground or toss their beer cans in the water.
3. Farazli is out
The Ottawa doctor whose clinic failed a health inspection three years ago has agreed never to practice medicine again. In 2011, Dr. Christiane Farazli's endoscopy clinic on Carling Avenue was discovered to have used improper cleaning procedures. Hundreds of patients were contacted about the potential health risks they may have been exposed to. Farzali was publicly reprimanded yesterday by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons for disregarding the safety of patients and ignoring the fundamental principles of infection control.
2. Gas plant scandal fizzles
Although she was apologetic on the campaign trail, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne seems to have little interest in finding out more about the gas plants scandal. Yesterday, in the final Question Period before the summer session of Queen's Park wrapped up, Wynne was asked whether she would allow the legislative committee to hear from more witnesses in the fall. Wynne says it's time for the committee to stop hearing witnesses and start writing its report.
1. Local connection to Air Algerie crash
A man from Gatineau lost his wife and two children on the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali yesterday. Mamadou Zoungrana had been looking forward to the day he would be reunited with his family after two years. He was supposed to meet his family in Montreal at the end of a long journey that started in Burkina Faso yesterday. French officials have said there were no survivors among the 116 people on board. They have located the black box.
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