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Ex-defence chief Jonathan Vance pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Gen. Vance has entered a guilty plea to a charge of obstruction of justice. The former chief of the defence staff was sentenced to 80 hours of community service, and will receive a conditional discharge. CTV News has more.

Russia attacking Kyiv and Chernihiv, after vowing to scale back

Following Tuesday’s announcement from the Russian military, Ukrainian officials reported intensified military violence in the Ukrainian cities. CBC News is following the situation.

Will Smith refused to leave Oscars when asked, academy says

The Oscar board of directors met to discuss disciplinary proceedings on Wednesday, after Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the ceremony. CBC News reports.

Monument honouring residential school students will take five years to build

The National Post reports a five-year timeline is estimated for the construction of the national monument in Ottawa, which was listed as a call to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Ottawa’s spring COVID-19 wave prompts OPH to contact province

Dr. Vera Etches asked Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health what it would take for the province to bring back pandemic restrictions. The Ottawa Citizen has the full story.