Police say 73-year-old Richard Fortin is facing a of first-degree murder charge in the death of Paul Jobin of Clarence Rockland. Police were called to a home in Clarence-Rockland, after receiving reports of possible gunshots last Tuesday. 75-year-old Paul Jobin was taken to hospital, but was later pronounced dead. Fortin also from Clarence Rockland is scheduled to appear in court in L’Orignal, next week.
Uber has instituted a new guideline prohibiting drivers from broadcasting passengers’ images amid privacy concerns after a St. Louis-area driver posted hundreds of videos. A spokesman for the ride-hailing company says the new guideline was actually put in place at the end of September. It allows drivers to use video cameras, dash cameras and other recording devices for security purposes, but not to broadcast them. The guideline was in place when a Phoenix driver posted video of Ottawa Senators players insulting the team and an assistant coach.
The number of sexual assault complaints filed with police and classified as founded increased sharply in Canada after the MeToo movement went viral last year. Researchers at Statistics Canada found Quebec had the largest increase in sexual assaults reported to police — rising 61 per cent after MeToo. Newfoundland and Labrador saw the second highest increase, rising 36 per cent, and Manitoba was next at 27 per cent. Nationally, the figures show an average of 74 sexual assaults reported to police per day after MeToo, compared with 59 per day before.
The provincial government says it plans to honour veterans and current soldiers by offering them free recreational fishing licences beginning next year. In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said the proposed regulations would apply to all veterans and Canadian Forces members living in Ontario. Fishing licences for Ontario residents start at just under 14 dollars for a one-day pass, up to nearly 100 for a three-year sport fishing licence.
The body of 31-year-old Daniel Dompierre was recovered from a West Quebec quarry yesterday afternoon one week after he was trapped and killed after a landslide buried him. Police and Quebec’s workplace safety watchdog are investigating.