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Sean Chase/Daily Observer Deep River council discusses their response to a letter from the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office during their regular session on Nov. 15.

Mayor says council has responded to OFM

DEEP RIVER – Joan Lougheed has fired back at the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office saying council has responded to concerns they have raised over reductions in staffing at the town's fire department.

Sketch by Greg Banning: The triple murder trial of Basil Borutski began in Ottawa Oct. 2. The trial is expected to continue into the New Year.

Borutski mounts no defence as Crown wraps case

OTTAWA — Basil Borutski will mount no defence, call no witnesses, and will not testify after the Crown concluded its case at his triple-murder trial Wednesday.A verdict could be rendered as early as Monday, following closing arguments, when it is expected the jury of six men and six women will begin deliberations on three counts of first-degree mur

'Olga and Anne' opened on Nov. 13 at the Deep River Library. Pictured here at the reception, Anne Seck (left) holds her painting Misty Evening while Olga Nazarkina stands beside her painting 'Roses in the Evening'.

Deep River artists showcase their talent

DEEP RIVER – Since leaving England exactly 50 years ago to move to Canada, Deep River artist Anne Seck has developed an immense love and appreciation for the country she now fondly calls her home.

In this Jan. 16, 1996 file photo, Mafia ''boss of bosses'' Salvatore ''Toto'' Riina, center, enters handcuffed into Bologna's bunker-courtroom, escorted by Carabinieri, Italian paramiliary police, in Bologna, Italy. (AP Photo/Gianni Schicchi, File)

Mafia boss Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dies at 87

Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa Nostra, died early Friday.

Tamara Lovett leaves the Calgary Court Centre Wednesday, November 30, 2016 during her trial for criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life for her son Ryan.

AB mom sentenced to 3 years in death of son

She dabbed away tears as Justice Kristine Eidsvik spoke of the loss of her child, but Tamara Lovett showed no outward emotion Friday as she was sentenced to three years in prison for his death.

UPDATED: Wynne steps in

There will be no end in sight for the longest college strike in Ontario's history as faculty across the province overwhelmingly rejected the province's latest offer.