On July 14th at approximately 7:12 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 6 in Merritt Township, Ontario.  During the traffic stop officers located suspected cannabis and an open container of alcohol within reach of the driver.  As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old, from Elliott Lake, Ontario, was issued Provincial Offences Notices including careless driving, drive vehicle with cannabis readily available and driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor.

 

On Friday, July 12th, just before 9am. officers from the Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute in Assiginack Township, Ontario.  As a result of the investigation, a 32-year-old, from Assiginack Township, Ontario, was arrested and charged with assault.  The OPP will not be releasing the name of the accused in order to protect the identity of the victim. If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic assault, you are not alone. If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

 

A homeowner in Cape Breton is thankful to be alive after a car suddenly crashed into her bedroom.  A Pontiac G5 crashed into the home of Carmel Walsh of Glace Bay, N.S. coming to rest on top of her bed, where she and her dog had been watching television about five minutes earlier.  Police say a 33-year-old man was extracted from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life and was transported to hospital. Officers believe alcohol played a factor in the crash, but there is no word on any charges related to the incident.

 

A 32-year old mother has been charged after an eight-month-old baby was left alone in a parked vehicle in Oshawa, Ont. on a summer afternoon.  As temperatures reached 26 C in the city just east of Toronto on Sunday, the baby was left alone in a parking lot near the entrance of a Starbucks located in the Oshawa Centre.  Officers broke the window in the vehicle to get the child out.  The baby was taken to the hospital for observation and doing well.  It is believed the baby was alone in the vehicle for about 45 minutes.

 

Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call for four Democratic congresswomen of colour to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.  Content to gamble that a sizable chunk of the electorate embraces his tweets that have been widely denounced as racist, the president made clear that he has no qualms about exploiting racial divisions once again.  "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me," Trump said Monday at the White House. "A lot of people love it, by the way."

 

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In MLB, Michael Chavis hit his first career grand slam — and, yes, walked twice, Xander Bogaerts had three hits and Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs as the Boston Red Sox batted around twice in the first three innings, scoring five runs each time to take the win 10-8 over the Toronto Blue Jays.  Up next for the Jays, Manager Charlie Montoyo said righty Jacob Waguespack will be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to start in Game 2 of the four-game series Tuesday. First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

 

And in tennis, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard lost her seventh straight WTA singles match on Monday, falling 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 to Germany's Tamara Korpatsch in first-round action at the Lausanne Open tennis tournament.  Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., was up 5-4 in the third set and serving match point after being down 40-0 in the 10th game, but Korpatsch recovered for the break, then broke the Canadian again in the deciding game.  It has been a trying season for Bouchard, who last won in the opening round of the Dubai tennis championship back in February.

 

In the NHL, The Ottawa Senators have signed first-round pick Lassi Thomson to a three-year, entry-level deal.  The 18-year-old defenceman was selected with the No. 19 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.  He spent last season with the WHL's Kelowna Rockets, scoring 17 goals and 41 points in 63 games. Both his goal and point totals were tops among WHL defencemen.  He is a native of Tampere, Finland.

 

And sticking with the NHL, William Nylander will have a different look next season.  The Toronto Maple Leafs forward announced on social media Monday that he's swapping numbers — trading in 29 for 88.  "Making the switch ... what's old is new again #88," Nylander posted to his verified Twitter account along with a picture of himself wearing No. 88 when he played for Modo in the Swedish Hockey League.  The 23-year-old added he will cover the cost for fans to get their jerseys recrested with his new digits at the Leafs' official team store.