Four cities are strike-bound when it comes to mail delivery today. The union representing 50-thousand Canada Post employees launched rotating strikes after midnight this morning in Halifax; Windsor, Ontario; Edmonton and Victoria. Mail will still be delivered in those cities over the 24-hour strike, but will be delayed. The union says job security, forced overtime, and health and safety demands remain key issues.
Voters across Ontario will cast their ballots in municipal elections today. Voting places will be open from 10 this morning to 8 this evening. Eligible electors who did not receive a Voter Notification letter, or who are not on the Voters’ List, can still vote. “Applications to Add or Amend Information on the Voters’ List” will be available at every voting place and are easy to fill out on-site. Lineups at voting locations are longest as polls open at 10, at lunchtime and at the end of the workday, but there will be elections staff there to help people in the lines. Electors can avoid longer wait times by voting during off-peak hours, typically between 1 and 4 in the afternoon.
One person is dead following a collision involving two tractor-trailers and a sedan near Hawkesbury. The crash happened last Friday around 12:30 in the afternoon on the 17 approximately three kilometres from Blue Corner Road in Champlain Township. Police are investigating.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money and supplies for the daughter of Emilie Maheu set up by friends of the 26-year-old mother, whose body was found in South Glengarry Township on Saturday, Oct. 13 after she had been missing since Thursday, Oct. 11. Monetary donations, diapers, wipes or gift cards to clothing stores or pharmacies are encouraged to help her daughter Elizabeth. 25 year ol Brandon Smeltzer, of Bayside, Nova Scotia, faces one count of first-degree murder in the death of Maheu. Smeltzer, who is the father of Elizabeth, plead guilty in court on Friday. He was located in New Brunswick early last week and brought back to Ontario to face the charge.