News/Canada/Ottawa

SUV narrowly misses man — in his living room

April 16, 2019

Todd Edwardson was sitting on his living room couch watching CBC News Tuesday morning when he inadvertently became one of the day’s top stories. Around 7:30 a.m. ET, a white SUV slammed through the picture window behind him, crushing a desk and coming to rest a mere half-metre from where he sat inside his Nautica Private […]

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Fire in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market under control

April 12, 2019

Fire crews in Ottawa have a major blaze in the city’s historic ByWard Market area under control. Flames were first reported around 11:30 a.m. ET on the roof of Vittoria Trattoria, a restaurant in a century-old building at 35 William St., before the fire spread to the buildings on either side. The ByWard Market sits just east of […]

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Legal Aid funding cut nearly 30% in Ontario budget

April 12, 2019

Legal Aid Ontario got hit with a major cut in Thursday’s budget as the provincial government pulled $133 million and said the organization could no longer use provincial funds for refugee and immigration cases. The organization’s CEO David Field said the cut is a significant blow. “It’s a 29 per cent reduction in the amount […]

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Witnesses tell court about controlling character of Joshua Boyle

April 4, 2019

Witnesses at Joshua Boyle’s trial described the former hostage as having a controlling character following years in captivity. Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty to 19 charges, including assault with a weapon, sexual assault and forcible confinement. He is being tried by judge alone in provincial court in Ottawa. Boyle was charged a few months […]

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Former hostage Caitlan Coleman’s cross-examination on hold

April 3, 2019

Former hostage Caitlan Coleman’s cross-examination has been put on hold while lawyers deal with a number of procedural issues that could impact future questioning. Her estranged husband, Joshua Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty in provincial court in Ottawa to 19 charges, including assault with a weapon, sexual assault and forcible confinement. He was charged a few months […]

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Joshua Boyle not ‘overall a violent person’ before captivity, trial hears

April 2, 2019

Former hostage Caitlan Coleman said that for the most part her estranged husband Joshua Boyle was not violent before spending years in captivity.  Defence lawyer Lawrence Greenspon continued Coleman’s cross-examination Tuesday in Ottawa where she appeared via closed circuit television in the courtroom.  Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty to 19 charges, including assault with […]

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Caitlan Coleman describes decision to ‘escape’ from estranged husband Joshua Boyle

April 1, 2019

Former hostage Caitlan Coleman told court she decided to escape once her estranged husband Joshua Boyle told her he was confining her to their bedroom in their Ottawa apartment. Coleman, the Crown’s star witness at Boyle’s criminal trial in provincial court in Ottawa, made the statement as the Crown concluded its examination-in-chief Monday morning. She appeared […]

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Joshua Boyle’s estranged wife tells court about alleged sex assaults

March 29, 2019

Caitlan Coleman, the estranged wife of former hostage Joshua Boyle, testified in graphic detail Friday about two sexual assaults and another assault allegedly involving Boyle, one in which she was left tied up afterward. Coleman is the Crown’s star witness at Boyle’s criminal trial in provincial court in Ottawa, where she appeared Friday via closed circuit television […]

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Joshua Boyle made list of rules for spouse to live by, trial hears

March 29, 2019

Former hostage Joshua Boyle wrote up a list of rules his now-estranged spouse Caitlan Coleman had to live by, including that she please him sexually twice a day, every day, and that she refer to their children as sir and madame to remind her of her lowest place in the family. Coleman is the Crown’s star witness at Boyle’s […]

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Joshua Boyle’s estranged spouse details tumultuous relationship

March 27, 2019

Caitlan Coleman, the estranged spouse of former hostage Joshua Boyle, began her testimony Wednesday at Boyle’s criminal trial in Ottawa by telling court the pair met on an online Star Wars forum. He has pleaded not guilty to 19 charges, including assault with a weapon, sexual assault and forcible confinement. Coleman is the alleged victim […]

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