Firefighters respond to three fires in the Ottawa area

Ottawa fire responded to a fire in the second floor bedroom of a row house on Ledbury Avenue Saturday night. (Ottawa Fire photographer Scott Stilborn/Twitter) Ottawa fire responded to a fire in the second floor bedroom of a row house on Ledbury Avenue Saturday night. (Ottawa Fire photographer Scott Stilborn/Twitter)

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Barrie, Ont., man sentenced for masterminding landmark Ponzi scheme

The mastermind of an elaborate Ponzi scheme that cheated hundreds of people of tens of millions of dollars was sentenced Tuesday in a Barrie, Ont., courtroom. Charles Debono has been behind bars since his arrest in 2020 for his role in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history.

B.C. Premier Horgan announces he will step down

After five years in the role, John Horgan announced on Tuesday afternoon he plans to step down as premier of British Columbia and has asked his governing party, the NDP, to hold a leadership convention later this year.