Arielis

Ottawa Local News

Empowering women with some tools of the trade | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
Meet the Wakefield, Que., contractor known as Wanda Wommin, whose super power is teaching women and girls how to make and fix things on their own.
Injured Dunrobin farmer's return to snowplowing a 'miracle' | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
Leo Muldoon was critically injured when a tornado tore through Dunrobin this fall, but the 78-year-old has no plans of letting that slow him down.
Flurries, single digit highs in today's forecast | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
Folks in Ottawa-Gatineau are waking up today to fresh snow on the ground.
Parrot shelter's future up in the air | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
The owner of a shelter for parrots in Smiths Falls, Ont., has been given 60 days to decide on the future of the rescue, which violates residential zoning rules.
Gee-Gees win national women's soccer championship on home turf | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
Miranda Smith scored the game-winning goal to help the host Ottawa Gee-Gees to a 2-1 victory over the Trinity Western Spartans on Sunday.
These families uncovered long-lost relatives, thanks to modern science | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
From an uncanny resemblance to the neighbour's child, to a father only described as 'tall and French Canadian' families tell CBC Ottawa their increasingly common stories of finding long lost half-siblings through genealogy searches.
Dog bites four-year-old girl's face in Hull | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
Fines of more than $2,500 have been levied against the person who was in charge of a dog when it bit a four-year-old girl in the face as she played with the animal in Hull last week. The girl was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening after police, paramedics and animal [...
Pit bull bites 4-year-old girl in face | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
A four-year-old girl in Gatineau, Que., was taken to hospital after she was bitten in the face by a pit bull, police say.
Henderson wants to stay busy amid chase for top spot on LPGA Tour | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
Brooke Henderson isn't going to cut back on her ambitious golf schedule, even if it makes her climb to the top spot in the LPGA rankings more difficult.
Ontario's beech trees are facing a slow demise. Here's why | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
The province's beech trees are slowly being consumed by a disease that's been on a steady march through the province for decades, experts say.
Volunteers return heirlooms lost in Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
A group of volunteers is literally helping people pick up the pieces of their lives that have been strewn across the Ottawa-Gatineau area after the September tornadoes.
Burned by OCS, pot customers returning to illegal shops | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
As the complaints continue to roll in about Ontario's government-run online cannabis store, at least one illegal pot retailer in Ottawa has decided to ignore provincial regulations by resuming business.
Tax dispute between Chelsea, NCC could cost residents | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
A tax dispute between the National Capital Commission and the western Quebec municipality of Chelsea could end up costing local taxpayers, the town's mayor says.
Cannabis edibles, drinks will mark 'second wave' of legalization | CBC
CBC | November 12, 2018
Now that recreational cannabis is legal in Canada, producers are looking forward to what they're calling the "second wave" of legalization — edibles, infused beverages and vaping products expected to become legal starting next year.
Claridge dusts off three-tower development plan for land beside Lyon LRT station | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
Claridge Homes has kickstarted its high-rise development application for land beside the Lyon LRT station with an eye on the rental market, while possibility using some of the complex for a hotel. It’s the latest proposal for land around the two O-Train lines, although Claridge has had its pla...
Six arrested in west-end cellphone robberies | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
Patrol officers arrested six people Sunday night in a string of cellphone robberies in the west end. Police report that the suspects made appointments with people to purchase their phones, but then took them by force. A dozen cellphones were recovered. Staff-Sgt. Stephanie Burns said Monday that det...
Local festival groups call on feds for stronger financial support | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
A group of festivals and events in the capital region wants the federal government to improve their business environment through a plan submitted by two associations representing festivals. The budget that Canadian Heritage has for supporting festivals has stayed flat for 10 years while demands for ...
Ottawa makers win Violin Society of America awards | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
A pair of Ottawa-based violin makers each won two awards at an international violin-making competition in Cleveland last week. Charline Dequincey received a double certificate of merit, one for tone and one for workmanship, for the cello she entered at 23rd International Violin Making Competition. G...
Woman arrested in Gatineau home invasion: Police | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
Police have arrested a Thurso woman in a Buckingham-area home invasion and say more arrests are expected in their ongoing investigation of the Oct. 29 incident. Suspects targeted the home at 356 Buckingham Avenue and confronted the two men and a woman who were in the home just after 8 p.m., Gatineau...
Police seek hit-and-run driver in Val-des-Monts crash | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais police are asking the public to call 911 if they spot a driver who fled on foot after a two-vehicle crash that resulted in injuries Monday morning. Route du Carrefour in the Perkins area was closed with a detour in place, police said via social media just after ...
uOttawa students will vote on a new association to represent them, says administration | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
The controversy surrounding the embattled students federation at the University of Ottawa will be settled with a referendum to let students decide which group should represent them. The university says it plans to hire an impartial agency to hold a referendum early in 2019 to allow  groups to compe...
WANTED: One man nabbed, another still at large in Gatineau kidnapping, attempted murder | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
One of two men wanted by Gatineau police in relation to a kidnapping case in October has been arrested. David Couture, aka “Conquer,” 26, was wanted on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping, in connection with a case that began when two men were abducted from a ...
Snow snarls traffic, more white stuff on the way | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
Slick and snowy roads snarled Monday morning traffic and more snow is in the forecast with 2 cm expected overnight and another 2 cm to 4 cm Tuesday. The OPP reported “multiple” collisions on the Queensway through Ottawa and urged motorists to drive carefully and expect delays. Even with ...
Ottawa concussion study shows adolescent girls slower to recover than boys | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
A new study by Ottawa researchers suggests adolescent girls are slower to recover from concussions than boys the same age — or younger girls. In a large, national study conducted by investigators at CHEO Research Institute and the University of Ottawa, more than half of adolescent girls (ages 13 t...
Adam: Major renovation about to take flight at Ottawa airport | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
Big changes are coming to the Ottawa international airport, with a $25-million renovation inside the terminal that will see a new and expanded food court and retail space, and the relocation of passenger screening to the third floor of the building. It’s all part of a major, five-year airport ...
Only 40 per cent tested after potential exposure to improperly-cleaned medical equipment at Ottawa clinic | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
Only about 40 per cent of the patients who were sent letters warning that they may have been exposed to improperly-cleaned medical equipment at a Stittsville clinic have been tested for infections, according to figures from Ottawa Public Health. In July, Ottawa Public Health issued a public call for...
Beckwith Township residents crowd voice concerns about proposed cannabis farm | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
More than 100 residents jammed into Beckwith Township’s municipal offices Monday night, most to voice their concerns about a cannabis company’s plans to cultivate weed on its proposed 50-acre complex. Burnstown Farms Cannabis Company, which is seeking approval of its site plan application, says ...
Sexsomnia defence unusual but not unknown | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
Sexsomnia is rarely used as a legal defence, but it is not unknown in Canada. A review of the Canadian legal database, CanLII, shows that defence lawyers have raised the issue in at least a dozen criminal cases since 2005. It has led to retrials or to findings of not criminally responsible (NCR) a ...
After two trials, two appeal hearings, Brockville judge to rule on 'sexsomnia' case | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
Seven years after she was sexually assaulted by a stranger during the night, an Ottawa-area woman will find out whether her assailant is criminally responsible for his act. The accused, Ryan Hartman, 38, has admitted that he sexually assaulted the woman while sleeping on the same air mattress after ...
Hydro Ottawa reports 651 homes out in South Keys | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 12, 2018
A total of 651 Hydro Ottawa customers in South Keys were without power Monday morning after a car collided with a pole at Bank Street and Hunt Club Road. Power is expected to be restored by 10 a.m., the utility said. A small outage of 11 customers was also reported in College Ward. This morning'...
Driver hits utility pole after failing to stop for police | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 11, 2018
The Ottawa Police Service is reporting a crash in the Montreal Road area, early Sunday morning. At approximately 1:20 a.m. a police officer carried out a  traffic stop on a vehicle.  The driver fled in his vehicle and collided with a utility pole a short distance away, knocking out power to severa...
Post-tornado campaign aims to get Dunrobin kids playing sports again | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
A new campaign aims to give Dunrobin parents affected by September's devastating tornado the chance to get their kids involved in sports again.
Sketches from Remembrance Day at the National War Memorial | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
This year, CBC Ottawa decided to mark Remembrance Day in a slightly different way — by having reporter Matthew Kupfer capture some scenes from the crowd with his pencil and pen, rather than his camera and microphone.
Panthers ride 5-goal frame to win over Senators | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
Aleksander Barkov scored twice during Florida's five-goal second period and the Panthers beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win.
Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa highlights events across Canada | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
Remembrance Day ceremonies on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and at city halls, places of worship and military bases across Canada today are commemorating the end of the First World War a century ago. CBC is bringing you live coverage, including from Ottawa for the national ceremony.
Remembrance Day weather: Sunny, and cold with windchill | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 11, 2018
If you’re heading to a cenotaph today, or just observing an outdoor minute of silence for Remembrance Day, here’s what you’ll need to know about Sunday’s weather. Skies should be bright (for November), with a mix of sun and cloud. Winds will be from the west 20 km/h gusting t...
Remembrance Day 2018 — in photos | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
Whether it was at the National War Memorial or the city's military cemetery, thousands of Ottawa-Gatineau residents braced the chilly weather Sunday to commemorate those who lost their lives in war.
Enigma of Canada's most decorated WWI soldier endures | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
For historians, Pte. Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney's military record is a case study in contradiction: Nunney, the most decorated Canadian soldier of the First World War, also managed to get himself court-martialled along the way.
Veterans to be remembered at National Military Cemetery | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
A historian at one Ottawa cemetery is inviting the public this Remembrance Day to take a walk through their graveyard to learn about the military members and civilians buried inside its gates.
Make your own Thali platter | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
The owners and chefs behind Ottawa's popular Coconut Lagoon are launching a new 70-seat restaurant at the corner of Laurier Avenue West and O'Connor Street. The kitchen will be fronted by award-winning chef Joe Thottungal.
Rachel Homan caps undefeated run with Tour Challenge title | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
Ottawa's Rachel Homan capped her undefeated run at the Tour Challenge with a title win. Homan scored three points apiece in the second and fifth ends en route to an 8-4 victory over Tracy Fleury in the women's final on Sunday, halting the East St. Paul, Man., skip's own unbeaten run.
Hand-held brain scanner shows promise, researchers say | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
Researchers in Kingston, Ont., are testing a hand-held device that can let them peer into a patient's brain with a simple swipe, potentially making it easier to detect internal bleeding before it becomes life-threatening.
No tap water overnight for residents of Thurso, Que. | CBC
CBC | November 11, 2018
Residents in Thurso, Que,. will be without tap water between Sunday evening and Monday morning because of maintenance work on the city's filtration plant.
The Capital remembers, 100 years later | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 11, 2018
A cold bright sun shone on the green and purple wreaths that mark 100 years since the end of the Great War, and many other conflicts since then. There are cannons, and CF-18s, and many uniforms, and at least one new feature on the date that officials are calling Armistice 100: A special wreath to [&...
We Are The Dead: George Jameson enlisted early in WW1, died at Ypres | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 11, 2018
Bricklayer George Jameson came to Canada in 1906 with his brother, William, in search of a more prosperous life than the one he had known in Yorkshire, England. But when Britain declared war on Germany on Aug. 4, 1914, Jameson — like many of his displaced countrymen — dropped everything to answe...
City works to get LRT, police connected to Ottawa's delayed radio system | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | November 11, 2018
The Dunrobin tornado might be a prime example of why the city needs to get a new radio system completely implemented for emergency responders who use the municipal communications network. The Ottawa Police Service is the last large user group that still needs to be switched to the new radio system a...
Controversial Down syndrome ad highlights important issue, advocates say | CBC
CBC | November 10, 2018
A new ad campaign by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society that features people with genetic disorder in animal costumes and asks that they be added to the endangered species list is getting mixed reviews, but it's also drawing attention to an important issue, advocates say.
Rumbling into the past: The incredible story of a First World War armoured car and the man who rode in it | CBC
CBC | November 10, 2018
It's a road trip 100 years in the making. People gathered in Mons, Belgium, this weekend to witness celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War will get a glimpse of an authentic piece of weapons technology history.
Police investigate overnight stabbing in ByWard Market | CBC
CBC | November 10, 2018
Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in the ByWard Market early Saturday morning.
'We have no choice': Protesters demand climate action at Parliament Hill rally | CBC
CBC | November 10, 2018
People rallied and protested on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Saturday afternoon calling for Canadian governments to take action to protect the environment and address climate change.