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Australian police tip leads to Ottawa man's child pornography arrest | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
An Ottawa man has been charged with making, possessing and distributing child pornography after an investigation that started in Australia.
12 vehicles damaged by flames at Vars auction lot | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
Firefighters are trying to figure out why 12 vehicles caught fire in a rural east Ottawa auction lot overnight.
Freezie truck fire closes Highway 401 west of Brockville | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
A transport truck hauling a frosty load caught fire between Brockville and Gananoque, Ont., early Wednesday morning. Eastbound lanes of Highway 401 are still closed.
Here's why VeloGo bikes are parked in random places | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
Ottawa-Gatineau's bike-sharing service says scattering its new blue bikes across the region is its goal, compared to the old hub model.
Ottawa Redblacks cut player facing sexual assault charge | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
The Ottawa Redblacks have released defensive back Teague Sherman after he was charged with sexual assault.
Woman hit by own van taken to hospital | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
A woman suffered serious injuries and needed to be freed by firefighters after she was run over by her own van.
Remaking Sparks: Fresh ideas for pedestrian mall get test run | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
Parts of Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa are upping the fun factor this morning as officials try out some new ideas to revitalize the pedestrian mall.
Parc Oméga to add accommodations, night tour | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
The Quebec government announced new funding Tuesday for Parc Oméga in Montebello, Que., to build overnight accommodations and launch a nighttime walking tour.
Wednesday will be cooler | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
With plenty of sunshine, our high will reach 24 C, despite a breezy first half of the day.
National Gallery's artistic treasure hiding in plain sight | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of visitors have passed by the large baroque painting hanging in the National Gallery of Canada, but only a small number know its secret.
Police charge Ottawa woman in Tuesday afternoon bank robbery | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Ottawa patrol officers arrested an Ottawa woman Tuesday in connection with a downtown bank robbery. Police said in a release Wednesday a woman walked into a bank “in the 100 block of Bank Street,” near Albert Street at about 4:30 p.m., and demanded money from the teller. The teller hand...
'It was so bad': Gatineau theatregoers in wheelchairs forced to watch show from behind fence | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
A disabled woman and her friends are calling for changes to a public board walk in Gatineau after she was shut out of a production this past weekend.
Trudeau to shuffle cabinet today in run-up to 2019 campaign | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to bring in fresh faces, as well as keep the most trusted members of his team firmly in place, as he shuffles his cabinet today in the run-up to next year's election.
Question medical care, advocate urges patients | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
Most of us place too much trust in the health-care system, a patient advocate is warning after thousands of patients discovered they may have been exposed to dirty medical equipment at an Ottawa clinic.
Border blitz nets dozens of fishing violations | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
A three-day crackdown by Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has resulted in two dozen charges for fishing violations along the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Forget successes, F--kup Nights highlight the business lessons of failure | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
A surprising speaker series that’s become a global phenomenon is taking root in Canada, one that sees entrepreneurs take to the microphone and share the business lessons they've learned the hard way — through failure.
Highway 401 slow after 'freezie' truck catches fire near Brockville | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Traffic remains slow on the eastbound Highway 401 near Brockville early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of “freezie” desserts caught fire. The incident occurred near the Highway 2 exit at about 1 a.m. The force of the collision apparently burst the tractor’s fuel ...
Drivers slam Harmer Avenue bridge detour, as city defends shared route | CBC
CBC | July 18, 2018
Cyclists aren’t the only ones slamming the city’s new Harmer Avenue bridge detour. Drivers say they worry the shared route will anger impatient motorists and endanger the safety of cyclists on the road.
Quebec woman wanted for kidnapping her children may be in Ontario, police say | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Quebec police say a Gatineau woman wanted for kidnapping her three children could be in Ontario. Yanna Mavraganis, 42, is accused of kidnapping Maximos Finley-Mavriganis, 8, Maya Finley-Mavraganis, 8, and Marina Finley-Mavraganis, 5, in April. Police said in a media release on Tuesday that they beli...
Bird groups rally to save woodpecker found hung from tree in Heron Road area | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Bird safety activists in the capital are mobilizing to try to figure out how to treat a northern flicker-type woodpecker found hanging by its neck in the Heron/Alta Vista area late Tuesday. “We’ve reached out to our online contacts for assistance,” said Safe Wings Ottawa spokeswoma...
Ottawa patrol officers, canine units track down break-and-enter suspect | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
A 40-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with a number offences after he was tracked down by patrol officers and canine units following a Richmond Road break-in Tuesday morning. Police were called for a break-in in progress at a store in the “300 block of Richmond Road at approximately 2:17 a...
Reevely: Thanks for the new border minister, MacLeod says, and now Ontario would like $95M | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Bill Blair’s new job as the federal minister for “irregular migration” is a sign the federal Liberals are backing down in their fight with Ontario over how to deal with refugee claimants, says Lisa MacLeod, the province’s social-services minister. The Nepean Progressive Conse...
Perfect summer day in store, slow boil returns Thursday | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Unless you’re a heat freak, Wednesday looks like ideal summer weather: Perhaps a bit cool, with a projected high of 24 C and but virtually no humidity, although the UV remains very high with a reading of 8. Wednesday night is expected to tumble to sleep friendly 12 C. If you are a heat freak, ...
Redblacks defensive back charged with sex assault, let go from team | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Ottawa Redblacks defensive back Teague Sherman has been charged with sexual assault and was released by the CFL team just two days after turning himself in to police, this newspaper has learned. Sherman, 30, was told by Ottawa police sexual assault and child abuse detectives to turn himself in last ...
Ottawa man arrested on child porn charges after investigation in Australia | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Ottawa police said they arrested a 24-year-old man on Tuesday on child pornography charges after a tip from the Queensland Police Service in Australia. Steven Rutter has been charged with possession, distribution and production of child pornography. He was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. ...
Damien Dubien sentenced to four and a half years for stabbing death of Adrian Johnson | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Damien Dubien will serve four and a half years in prison for stabbing Adrian Johnson to death during a late-night argument at a Lowertown crack den. Dubien, 34, was sentenced last month after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the homicide on Nov. 18, 2017. Dubien was armed with a knife and Johnson,...
'I wasn’t ready to give up': Ottawa dairy farmer rebuilds after last year's devastating fire | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Peter Ruiter figures he had two options after a fire last fall destroyed his livelihood: He could rebuild and return to dairy farming, the job he’s worked at and loved for the past 35 years, or he could walk away from his Blackrapids Farm and try something new — politics, perhaps, or feed sales....
VIDEO: Ottawa restaurant La Roma finds patio compromise, but wheelchair users say challenges persist elsewhere in city | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
The family behind popular Preston Street eatery La Roma has come to a compromise with the city that will allow their sidewalk patio to survive, relatively intact, for future summers, while adjusting to comply with new accessibility-oriented bylaw rules. For those the bylaw was designed to accommodat...
Gatineau police investigate morning fire at vacant building | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
As many as 10 fire trucks were called to the scene of a blaze at 1588 Boul. Maloney E. in Gatineau early Wednesday morning. Firefighters arrived to find the uninhabited building engulfed in smoke and flames. About 26 firefighters were on the scene. The fire was declared under control at 6:10 am. The...
New Heritage minister will oversee big challenges at NCC | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
The new minister of Canadian Heritage is a veteran MP born in Argentina who has held one political position after another, but never served in cabinet. Pablo Rodriguez has represented the east-end Montreal riding of Honoré-Mercier in two stints, from 2004 to 2011, and again since 2015. His new port...
Police charge three in theft of firearms in 2016 break-ins | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Ontario Provincial Police have charged three people in connection with two rural residential break-ins in 2016 involving the theft of firearms. The break-ins occurred on Dec. 13, 2016 on Heritage Drive in Montague Township and on Dec. 14, 2016 on River Road in North Grenville. Police have charged Y...
Ottawa sporting magnates turn their attention to cabinetry as market for renovations takes off | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Cyril Leeder and Bernie Ashe have reemerged in the Ottawa business landscape thanks to the acquisition of Deslaurier Custom Cabinets. The two well-known Ottawa sports executives have been announced as key parts of a new ownership group for the 36-year-old Renfrew firm, which has big plans for the lo...
Health Canada warns cannabis companies against sponsoring music festivals and promoting pot | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
Health Canada has issued a warning to cannabis companies that are sponsoring music festivals and promoting their brands as Canada heads closer to the legalization of recreational marijuana this fall. Companies that break regulations against advertising will face “serious consequences” th...
Investigator called after dramatic fire at Vars auto auction lot | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 18, 2018
A fire investigator has been called following a dramatic early morning blaze at a Vars car auction yard that destroyed a number of vehicles. Responders were called to the large ADESA auction lot at 1717 Burton Rd. at about 4 a.m. Six vehicles were fully involved in flame, and another six were damage...
Thousands of patient records held for ransom in Ontario home care data breach, attackers claim | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
The detailed medical histories and contact information of possibly tens of thousands of home-care patients in Ontario are allegedly being held for ransom by thieves who recently raided the computer systems of a health-care provider.
Fix 'dangerous' Harmer Bridge detour on Holland Avenue, cyclists urge | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
Ottawa cyclists are calling on the city to change a new detour on Holland Avenue, warning that it has created testy — even dangerous — conditions for commuters along the busy route.
Small Ottawa charity gets David-vs-Goliath win over federal government | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
Justice Edward Morgan of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dealt a blow to the CRA's political-activity audits of charities, ruling that part of the Income Tax Act infringes on the constitutional right to freedom of expression. The ruling is a victory for a small Ottawa chari...
Well-known dairy farmer rebuilds after losing barns, cattle to fire | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
Peter Ruiter's family farm went up in flames almost a year ago, but the well-known dairy farmer is planning a comeback.
National Defence turns attention to military families stressed by moves | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
The Seamless Canada program will address some of the more significant stresses on military members and their families while moving, Harjit Sajjan.
Ottawa police relaunch community connection committee | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
Ottawa police are retooling a group meant to connect them to diverse communities, hoping to forge better connections.
Disability benefit recipients denied medical marijuana coverage | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
An Ottawa woman living with multiple sclerosis says medical marijuana has helped her get off opiates for pain control, but a recent financial setback has left her unable to pay for it. The Ontario Disability Support Program doesn't cover the cost.
Local promoter hopes big festivals will share the spotlight | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
The co-owner of an Ottawa live music venue is hoping some of the city's bigger music festivals might be willing to spread their events beyond the festival grounds.
Dirty Ottawa clinic equipment may have affected 4,600 patients | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
Thousands of people who underwent minor surgery at a Stittsville medical clinic over the last 15 years were at a higher risk of infection because of improperly cleaned medical equipment.
Break in humidity expected Tuesday | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
After a warm and humid night, a refreshing northwest wind will pick up late this morning and chase away the humidity.
'The damage is done':  Farmers worried about this year's crop | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
Several weeks of intense, hot weather and little rain has Ottawa-area farmers worried about lower yields for this farming season.
Transpo releases birds-eye view video of O-train station construction | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 17, 2018
OC Transpo has decided to go to a bird’s eye view to show off the progress of the new Confederation LRT Line. In a four-minute video released Tuesday the transit bosses “fly” from end to end showing the new stations in various states of near completion. Shot on a sunny day in June,...
Off-duty North Glengarry firefighter hailed for 'Great save' on Byron Avenue house fire | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 17, 2018
There’s an old adage that firefighters are never off-duty, they’re just between fires. North Glengarry Township firefighter Chris Decoste proved that to be true Tuesday morning when he smelled smoke while working around Tweedsmuir Avenue in Ottawa. “I knew right away what it was,&#...
SAQ employees walk off job, shutting some stores | CBC
CBC | July 17, 2018
Employees of the SAQ, Quebec's government-run liquor board, walked off the job Tuesday, forcing the closure of some stores across the province.
Doug Ford calling for rapid input from parents on sex-ed curriculum | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 17, 2018
Ontario’s premier says his government wants to consult with parents for input on sex-education before changing the curriculum.  Doug Ford is repealing the province’s modernized curriculum and replacing it with a 20-year-old version which the NDP says puts children at risk.
Woman pinned under minivan in Riverside South | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | July 17, 2018
There were some tense moments in Riverside South Tuesday afternoon when a woman became trapped underneath her minivan after exiting the vehicle and leaving it in “drive.” Ottawa Fire Services was called to the scene at the woman’s home on Dolce Crescent around 1:30 p.m. after they ...