Police responded to a report of a body being discovered in South Glengarry Township on Saturday. It was confirmed to be that of 26-year-old Emilie Maheu, a woman reported as missing several days ago. The OPP says it is now treating this investigation as a homicide. A post mortem examination will be conducted later this week at Ottawa General Hospital. The South Glengarry woman was last seen last Thursday afternoon in Alexandria. Police are asking for anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Detective Constable Lise Durocher at the SD&G OPP Crime Unit.
Figures from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario indicate an uptick in the number of councillors acclaimed in their positions, meaning they’re named as winners because no one chose to run against them. The association says the number of acclaimed heads of council, such as mayors or reeves, stands at 120 this year compared to 103 during the last province-wide municipal campaign in 2014. It says the total number of council candidates acclaimed this year stands at 477, up from 390 during the last election cycle. Observers say the increase in acclamations is not a sign of weakening civic engagement, but rather reflects the difficult conditions at play in the smaller communities where uncontested candidacies are most common.
Another Royal baby is on the way. The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child next spring. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have said they are delighted to share the happy news with the public. The pair have just kicked off a multiday visit to Australia and several other countries in the region.
The family of former Liberal politician and cabinet minister Donald Macdon ald says he passed away on Sunday at the age of 86. His daughter says he passed away in his sleep at his Toronto home. Macdonald, who was born in Ottawa, was elected to the House of Commons in 1962 and was a cabinet minister under Pierre Trudeau. In the early 1980s he was appointed the chairman of the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, where he endorsed free trade with the U.S.