A worker suffered a minor head injury while working in Ottawa’s downtown LRT tunnel over the weekend.

 

Emergency crews were called to the scene, near the intersection of Queen Street and Kent Street, around 4:42 in the afternoon Saturday.

 

The Rideau Transit Group says the man was struck by a hose supplying concrete to the tunnel.

 

The 40-year-old man was taken to hospital after walking out of the tunnel under his own power, according to a RTG statement.

 

He was in stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

 

The ministry of labour is investigating.

 

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Police in St Catharines are looking for a male suspect in connection with the death of his stepson.

 

Seven-year-old Nathan Dumas died in hospital yesterday after being found in a residence the day before.

 

Niagara police constable Philip Gavin said police were already looking for 43-year-old Justin Huijer in connection with the stabbing of a woman at a local bank branch.

 

The woman is in stable condition in hospital.  Police are releasing few details about the cause of death of the boy.

 

Police allege that Kuijer is armed and dangerous.

 

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If you are flying to the states today, there is a change at the Ottawa airport.

 

The airport is the first to have kiosks set up for customs declarations.

 

The form you would fill out will now be done before your flight at the kiosk.

 

A mobile app will be launched as well which allows you to fill out the declaration on your phone.

 

You will receive a code that is punched into the kiosk once you arrive at the airport.

 

Once at the kiosk you insert your passport, complete the on screen declaration and facial recognition will match you to your passport photo.

 

The self service kiosks will be rolled out to other airports across the country.

 

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The opposition Conservatives want a price tag on radio ads the provincial government bought to talk about its plans to cut hydro bills.

 

Opposition leader Patrick Brown says he’s concerned the governing liberals are using taxpayer dollars to try to boost their standing among voters.

 

He wants the government to reveal how much it paid for the radio spots.

 

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said yesterday that the ads could be considered partisan.

 

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The Trudeau Liberals will unveil their second federal budget on Wednesday.

 

Several sources and reports suggest finance minister Bill Morneau’s budget is expected to include money for infrastructure, child care, affordable housing and jobs training.

 

But observers wonder whether tax measures in the document will make Canada more, or less, competitive with our southern neighbour.

 

Business groups and the opposition conservatives have urged the Liberals not to raise taxes, fearing it could put Canada at a disadvantage at a time when US President Donald Trump appears ready to cut taxes for the middle class.

 

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The new leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party will meet with Wildrose leader Brian Jean to begin talks today.

 

Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney met with his party executive yesterday and says the plan is to move immediately to negotiating with the opposition Wildrose to merge the two parties.

 

Kenney says the new party won’t be moving further to the right.

 

Kenney won 75 per cent of the vote in this weekend’s leadership vote.

 

He’s hoping to have a new political party in place within a year.

 

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The U-S House intelligence committee will begin hearings Monday into Russia’s role in cyber breaches at the Democratic National Committee, as well as President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor Barack Obama authorized a wiretap of Trump Tower.

 

F-B-I Director James Comey and National Security Agency director Mike Rogers are slated to testify.

 

Intelligence officials have said Moscow was behind the theft of D-N-C emails last summer in efforts to interfere in the presidential election.

 

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Disney’s new movie is definitely in “beast” mode when it comes to box office records. “Beauty and the Beast” took in an estimated 170-million in ticket sales over the weekend. That set a new high-water mark for a family-rated movie, beating last year’s “Finding Dory” by 35-million among G- or PG-rated releases. It isn’t the only record Beauty and the Beast set during its debut weekend.

 

The live-action version of the animated smash has established a new mark for the strongest movie opening so far this year. It set a record for a movie released in March. And all time, it ranks at number seven all-time among movie debuts.

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