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15 minutes of terror touches a father and son in Dunrobin | CBC
CBC | September 22, 2018
A Dunrobin gift shop housed in a 10-metre tall yurt was torn from its foundation and flew into the air as the tornado unleashed its power in the village - but the owner says thankfully no one was injured.
Hundreds displaced as tornado hits Gatineau, Que. | CBC
CBC | September 22, 2018
Hundreds of people have been displaced from their homes in Gatineau, Que., after a tornado tore through the capital region Friday.
What you should know in the hours and days after the tornado | CBC
CBC | September 22, 2018
Here's what you need to know in the hours and days after Friday's tornado in Ottawa and Gatineau.
Home delivery of Saturday's Citizen delayed | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 22, 2018
Because of the power outage at our printing presses caused by Friday evening’s tornado and storms, home delivery of the Saturday edition will be delayed Sept. 22. Our carriers will continue making deliveries throughout the day. Readers can access an exact facsimile of the Saturday print editio...
Strong winds in Friday's forecast | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Summer's last gasp perhaps, complete with thunderstorms, rising heat and humidity and gusty winds.
67's scrap free tickets for minor hockey players | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
An initiative, launched by the Ottawa 67's in 2015, that allowed minor hockey players to attend home games for free has ended.
No charges against son of Afghan diplomat, lawyer says | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
A sexual assault investigation related to allegations against the teenage son of a high-ranking Afghan diplomat in Ottawa has ended without charges, according to his lawyer.
Deemed 'unfounded' 20 years ago, rape case nets conviction | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
A decades-old rape case involving a then 12-year-old girl has resulted in a criminal conviction, 20 years after Ottawa police classified her allegations as unfounded. But the victim's lawyer says this isn't necessarily the end of the saga.
Review clears police who returned boy to abusive parents | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
An independent review has cleared Ottawa police officers who returned a young boy to the care of his father and stepmother, charged 15 months later with badly abusing and starving him.
Tornado watch issued for Ottawa-Gatineau area | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch for the Ottawa-Gatineau area.
Ottawa-Gatineau tornado damage in photos | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Hydro poles snapped into pieces, trees crushed homes and debris from flattened homes spread throughout neighbourhood. Here's the aftermath of a storm and tornado, as captured by residents.
Ford government to unveil its peek inside Liberal books | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Ontario's Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is promising to reveal the "true state" of the province's budget on Friday morning, in a speech on Bay Street.
Scenic Gatineau Hills art tour and lots of Beethoven brighten this weekend | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
It's Law & Order meets The Tudors, and the hills are alive with art this weekend.
Costco to offer online ordering and delivery in Ottawa | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Retail giant Costco has announced that Ottawa shoppers will now be able to order groceries and some other products online and have them delivered. The delivery service, which began in Ottawa Friday, promises delivery within two days of ordering. Delivery will be free for orders over $75. Costco laun...
Rink announcement too late in the game for 2018 opening | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
It will be at least a year before the outdoor Canada 150 rink will be up and running in Gananoque, Ont., the town's mayor says.
Bail hearing set for accused police officer | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Ottawa police Const. Eric Post will seek bail next week after being charged with 21 offences including sexual assault, intimidation and pointing a firearm. The alleged offences involve four complainants, but his own police force believes there may be more.
Ottawa marchers mark 40th anniversary of Take Back the Night | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
The call to end sexual violence echoed down Elgin Street Thursday night at the 40th anniversary of the international Take Back the Night March.
'I was so afraid': Refugees falling prey to CRA scam | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Refugees and other newcomers are disproportionately falling prey to an insidious phone scam involving fake Canada Revenue agents, and some are losing everything they have.
Ottawa high school students to walk out over sex-ed curriculum | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Students across Ottawa have organized school walkouts for Friday afternoon to protest the PC government’s changes to the sex-ed curriculum. We asked three why they're taking part.
Tornado tears through Ottawa-Gatineau | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
A tornado tears through parts of Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., leaving a trail of destruction.
Most planning committee members are accepting developer donations | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
The majority of the city's planning committee are accepting campaign donations from developers during this campaign season, and at least a couple — including committee chair Coun. Jan Harder — have been the beneficiaries of developer-organized fundraisers.
Severe storm levels homes in Dunrobin | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
At least three homes were levelled in Dunrobin on Grasshopper Lane Friday afternoon as storms tore across the Ottawa-Gatineau area.
Brooke Henderson among athletes honoured at Canadian Sport Awards | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Fresh off her historic performance at the CP Women's Open last month, Brooke Henderson was awarded the summer sport female athlete of the year at Thursday's Canadian Sport Awards.
Cloutier cancels developer-backed fundraiser | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Alta Vista incumbent Jean Cloutier has cancelled a developer-backed fundraiser planned for next week and is calling on his fellow candidates to join him in posting donor names online by Oct. 17 after a CBC story reported on the event.
Accused murderer dies in jail overdose | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
An Ottawa man awaiting trial for first-degree murder has died of an apparent drug overdose while in jail. Steven Frenette was being held at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay while he awaited trial for the December 2016 fatal shooting of Lee Germain. Frenette died while in custody at th...
Police seek driver after traffic officer struck | CBC
CBC | September 21, 2018
Ottawa police are searching for the driver of a car that struck an officer at Heron Road and Prince of Wales Drive Friday morning.
Cornwall's singing fire chief earns props for more than music parodies | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Cornwall’s singing fire chief may be getting a lot of attention for his classic Queen parody in what has to be the king of fire prevention videos but his pipes are just one of the talents that won him an award for being Canada’s fire chief of the year this week. Chief Pierre Voisine paro...
Juror faints as pathologist describes gruesome wounds in LeBlanc murder trial | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
A juror fainted in his seat during Michael LeBlanc’s murder trial Friday as a forensic pathologist described in gruesome detail the first of 12 knife wounds on Mohammad Ali Hassan’s neck. Hassan, the 19 year old known by the street name “Flex,” was stabbed 23 times in Overbrook’s Lawson Pa...
Aid agencies work 'miracles' on both sides of the river after violent storm | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
As a violent storm ripped through the national capital region Friday night, leaving hundreds displaced, aid agencies were working “miracles” to help people on both sides of the river. “It’s devastation,” said Maryse Gaudreault, the MNA for Hull. “It’s devastati...
Reevely: Ontario's $15B deficit is bad, but no one should be shocked | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
The Ontario government now has a more honest take on its financial situation than it did under the Liberals, though Tories professing shock at what their summer investigation found are overselling it pretty hard. This year’s deficit is $15 billion, Finance Minister Vic Fedeli announced Friday ...
“It tore the whole thing right apart
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Ben Milks was looking at Twitter images of Dunrobin, the village where he grew up, when he recognized the wreckage of his mother’s house. He dialled her number in a panic. Luckily she had a cell phone with her and was able to tell him that she escaped. His mother, Kim Azulay, was born in […]
Shepherds' injection site to be replaced while province reviews the issue | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
While the provincial government deliberates on the future of supervised injection sites, Ottawa’s large temporary site at Shepherds of Good Hope has run out of space and will be replaced with a bigger one to cope with overwhelming demand. Shepherds of Good Hope and Ottawa Inner City Health set up ...
Incumbent Tim Tierney and challenger Michael Schurter sidestep complaint in ward debate | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Ottawa Coun. Tim Tierney and his challenger Michael Schurter faced off in a debate Friday, but both sidestepped the issue overshadowing the election race in Beacon Hill-Cyrville ward. Tierney said he couldn’t discuss the municipal election complaint that Schurter filed against him with Ottawa ...
Widespread storm damage across Ottawa, multiple homes damaged in Dunrobin due to possible tornado | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Paramedics have had 16 tornado-related calls, with people trapped in houses and cars, and injuries from flying debris. Ottawa Fire trucks are on the scene of a possible tornado touchdown in Dunrobin, with extensive damage to homes there. “We’ve had multiple 9-1-1 calls” from Dunrob...
Incumbent councillor's steakhouse fundraiser cancelled because of 'threats,' he says | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
An incumbent councillor candidate who was to be the recipient of campaign donations during a steakhouse lunch with bigwigs in the development industry says he has cancelled the event. “There’s been threats and intimidation of the place where we were supposed to have it,” Jean Clout...
Gusty Friday: Big wind warning as cold front arrives | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Friday’s forecast is for strong southwesterly winds of 70 to 80 km/h with even higher gusts during expected thunderstorms as a cold front tracks across the region sweeping away a sticky day. Environment Canada issued the special weather statement warning of strong winds in the late afternoon a...
Repeat drunk driver hits car, pole in morning crash: Police | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
A 31-year-old woman, who was already banned from driving,  had a blood-alcohol level more than double the legal limit when she was arrested Friday morning after crashing into another car and a light standard in Gatineau, police allege. A passerby reported the two-vehicle crash at 7:30 a.m. The driv...
Help wanted: Seafarers union brings search for workers to capital region | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Anthony Côté is looking for sailors, which brought him to the Carp Fair. The Seafarers International Union set up a booth at the fair, hoping to interest job hunters aged 18 to 24 in careers on the water. Côté represents the union, which is joining management in the search. Just one problem, he...
No misconduct in how Ottawa police handled Mountie child torture case | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
No Ottawa police officer committed any misconduct when they returned a boy to his Mountie father, a man who would later be convicted of one of the most severe child abuse and torture cases in the local force’s history, according to a report to the police board. “The case of child abuse against t...
Fire in townhouse on Uplands Drive | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Ottawa Fire crews were at the scene of a house fire at 3225 Uplands Dr. that broke out about 10 p.m. The home is the end unit of a townhouse group. Damage reports weren’t immediately available. tspears@postmedia.com twitter.com/TomSpears1  
Ottawa police seeking suspect vehicle after traffic officer struck | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
An Ottawa police traffic officer was taken to the hospital Friday morning after being struck by a black Acura while trying to pull the car over. The officer was outside of his cruiser trying to wave the vehicle over when he was hit at about 8:55 a.m. at Heron Road and Prince of Wales Drive. […...
Federal government to provide $74.7M for affordable housing units | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
The federal government is backing two new housing projects, including a 27-storey downtown apartment building which will provide hundreds of affordable housing units in Ottawa’s downtown. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. will provide as much as $74.7-million in two loans to fund the two proje...
The day Smiths Falls' luck finally turned: The story of a marijuana boom town | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — No one saw it coming, not even Bruce Linton or Chuck Rifici, the politically astute entrepreneurs who launched Canopy Growth, the marijuana juggernaut responsible for Smiths Falls’ unexpected resurgence. Five years ago, Linton and Rifici rescued a 470,000-square-foot fa...
Picard jury hears 2014 testimony from brother now claiming memory loss | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
With Darcy Picard continuing to claim memory loss on the witness stand in the first-degree murder case against his brother Adam Picard, the Crown decided to rewind time to testimony he gave in previous court hearings. Darcy Picard’s memory was much more lucid four years ago, when he sat in court f...
Photos and video: Massive storm rips through Ottawa and Gatineau, likely tornado | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
The scenes of destruction began to flood social media Friday evening as the region began to pick up the pieces in the wake of a possible tornado. Those who had been in the middle of it, others who had captured dramatic shots from a safer distance, began to post their photos and video of the […...
Artist angry her paintings were used to target Shepherds of Good Hope, wants to help raise money | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Italian artist Cristina Guggeri says she is appalled her paintings have been misappropriated by an Ottawa landlord in order to target the Shepherds of Good Hope. “The Daily Duty was designed to highlight the equality of humanity and beyond,” said Guggeri on Friday. “It aims precisely t...
High school students walk out in protest over sex-ed curriculum change | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Students at Glebe Collegiate Institute walked out Friday in “opposition of Premier Doug Ford’s changes to the history and sexual education curriculum in Ontario.” Chants of, “Stop Doug Ford,” and, “Sex ed saves lives,” went up outside the school as students rallied. “I’m hoping...
No charges in racially-charged incident caught on viral video | Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen | September 21, 2018
Police say they won’t be laying charges in connection with a racially-charged incident that was captured in part on a video that went viral this week. Jenny Dao-D’Angelo reported to police that a couple struck her with their car, lobbed racial slurs and hit her shoulder as they waited to...
Feds spend $38.8M so far repairing building worth $37.5M | CBC
CBC | September 20, 2018
Work to decontaminate the Louis-Saint-Laurent building in Gatineau, Que., started Monday two years after a destructive fire, and the federal government has already committed more money to repairs than tax records indicate the building is worth.
CAQ threatening Liberal dynasty in Papineau | CBC
CBC | September 20, 2018
Polls suggest the riding of Papineau in western Quebec could be prime for a change after 40 years of sending a Liberal to the province's National Assembly.