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Rideau Canal Skateway to reopen this morning | CBC Rideau Canal Skateway to reopen this morning
Most of the Rideau Canal Skateway is set to reopen at 8 a.m. after a weekend of subzero temperatures.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Sunset Grill says tip clawback after minimum wage hike bridges 'unfair' pay gap | CBC Sunset Grill says tip clawback after minimum wage hike bridges 'unfair' pay gap
​Claims that Sunset Grill is robbing servers of their tips in the wake of Ontario’s minimum-wage hike are false, says the company’s CEO.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Ottawa man charged with assault on plane in flight, police say | Ottawa Citizen Ottawa man charged with assault on plane in flight, police say
THUNDER BAY, Ont.  Police say an Ottawa man has been charged after an Air Canada flight was diverted to Thunder Bay, Ont., because of an unruly passenger. Thunder Bay police say officers were sent to Thunder Bay International Airport last Friday and boarded the plane just after 4 p.m. They say the man complied when […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur | Ottawa Citizen Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur
TORONTO Federal New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh is engaged. Singh, 38, proposed to girlfriend Gurkiran Kaur, 27, at a private party just blocks away from Queen’s Park were he served as a provincial legislator for six years. Singh surprised Kaur, an entrepreneur and fashion designer, with the proposal in front of several dozen friends […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Scanlan: Virtue and Moir make history carrying Canada's flag together into South Korea | Ottawa Citizen Scanlan: Virtue and Moir make history carrying Canada's flag together into South Korea
Theirs is a sport of grace in motion, and so even a stroll to a podium in the halls of Parliament is a dance of sorts for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. And dance they did, with light hearts, to accept the honour of being Canada’s first duo flag-bearers for the opening ceremony at the […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Man charged in pair of east-side robberies | Ottawa Citizen Man charged in pair of east-side robberies
A 53-year-old man is facing charges in a pair of east-side robberies, police say. Paul Doyle faces two counts of robbery, two counts of wearing a disguise and one count of possession of a weapon. Already behind bars, he is scheduled to appear in court Friday. Police said on Dec. 10, a suspect armed with […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Research dilemma: Who should watch out for fake publishers? | Ottawa Citizen Research dilemma: Who should watch out for fake publishers?
The federal agencies that distribute $3 billion a year for university and hospital research are counting on academics to police each other and prevent colleagues from publishing in “predatory” journals that print anything for cash. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Ottawa man charged after flight diverted to Thunder Bay over unruly passenger | CBC Ottawa man charged after flight diverted to Thunder Bay over unruly passenger
A traveller onboard an Air Canada flight from Edmonton to Toronto says he was surprised to see police officers remove a passenger from the plane when it was diverted to Thunder Bay last Friday.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Hassan Diab, Canadian university professor charged with terrorism in France, is back in Canada | CBC Hassan Diab, Canadian university professor charged with terrorism in France, is back in Canada
Canadian university professor Hassan Diab is back home in Ottawa after a nine-year ordeal that included three years in a French prison on terrorism charges.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Egan: Pastor says abortion clause means he can't apply for federal job funding | Ottawa Citizen Egan: Pastor says abortion clause means he can't apply for federal job funding
Rev. Tim Moyle looks after three small Catholic parishes in the Upper Ottawa Valley — hustling between churches on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. One priest, one secretary and a whack of territory around Allumettes Island, on the Quebec side of the river across from Pembroke, all working in mysterious ways. This summer, as in […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Ontario offers to fund electric vehicle chargers at work | CBC Ontario offers to fund electric vehicle chargers at work
Ontario is offering to cover 80 per cent of the cost of installing electric vehicle charging stations for companies and commercial building owners as the province tries to expand its charging infrastructure.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Good Samaritan rescues elderly woman with hypothermia | Ottawa Citizen Good Samaritan rescues elderly woman with hypothermia
A woman who opened the door to an elderly woman wandering in the Hunt Club area without winter clothing during a frostbite advisory early Tuesday morning may have saved her from serious injury or even death, paramedics said. The Good Samaritan saw the woman walking on Uplands Drive near Paul Anka Drive at 6:15 a.m. […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Good Samaritan's 'amazing actions' saved woman from cold, paramedics say | CBC Good Samaritan's 'amazing actions' saved woman from cold, paramedics say
Ottawa paramedics are praising a "Good Samaritan" who brought a woman in her 80s in from the freezing cold in south Ottawa Tuesday morning, potentially saving her from serious injuries.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Don't blame weather for dramatic spike in highway deaths, says OPP | CBC Don't blame weather for dramatic spike in highway deaths, says OPP
26 people died on O.P.P. patrolled highways between Jan. 1 and 15 — up from 7 people during the same period last year.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Two men shot, seriously wounded near Walkley and Albion roads | Ottawa Citizen Two men shot, seriously wounded near Walkley and Albion roads
Ottawa police closed a section of Walkley Road at Baycrest Drive on Tuesday evening after two men were wounded by gunfire. Police say witnesses called 911 at 4:16  p.m. after the shooting that occurred outside the Ledbury neighbourhood. Ottawa paramedics confirmed the men were taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition. Police were […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
It's going to be cold and snowy but there's a silver lining | Ottawa Citizen It's going to be cold and snowy but there's a silver lining
Ottawa is finally coming out of the deep freeze. There’s nary a special weather statement or frostbite warning in sight and watch for above-zero temperatures by the weekend. Tuesday’s forecast is for a high of -12 C and periods of light snow totaling 2 cm, a 40 per cent chance of evening flurries and a low of […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Premier Kathleen Wynne to shuffle cabinet Wednesday | CBC Premier Kathleen Wynne to shuffle cabinet Wednesday
Premier Kathleen Wynne is going to shuffle her cabinet on Wednesday, less than five months before Ontarians go to the polls.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Rideau Canal Skateway is open again | CBC Rideau Canal Skateway is open again
Most of the Rideau Canal Skateway reopened at 8 a.m. after a weekend of subzero temperatures.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Cabbies allege discrimination as judge certifies class action | Ottawa Citizen Cabbies allege discrimination as judge certifies class action
A judge has ruled that taxi plate-holders can stand together to fight Ottawa City Hall and claim that the city’s new taxi rules are discriminatory. In a written decision released Tuesday, Justice Robert Smith certified a class-action lawsuit by taxi plate holders, acknowledging that they have common beefs with the city’s vehicle-for-hire bylaw, which has […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Hijab-cutting case highlights ethical issues with putting kids in spotlight:experts | Ottawa Citizen Hijab-cutting case highlights ethical issues with putting kids in spotlight:experts
TORONTO The case of an 11-year-old Toronto girl who made headlines when she falsely claimed that a scissors-wielding stranger had cut her hijab highlights the complex ethical issues that arise when a child is thrust into the national spotlight, experts say. Police said this week their investigation found the alleged incident didn’t happen, just days […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Reevely: Ottawa police disband 'diminished' race-relations committee, promising better replacement | Ottawa Citizen Reevely: Ottawa police disband 'diminished' race-relations committee, promising better replacement
The Ottawa police committee on race relations needs to talk less and do more to fix a crisis in local policing, its civilian co-chair says. “I really feel like every officer at this point, there’s a morale issue,” said Ketcia Peters, who represents Haitian-Canadians on the Community and Police Action Committee, or COMPAC. “They don’t feel […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
'What would you do?' Good Samaritan who saved woman from cold hopes to set example | CBC 'What would you do?' Good Samaritan who saved woman from cold hopes to set example
When Penny Tasco peered through her window and spotted an elderly woman wearing a housecoat, she didn't hesitate to bring her in out of the cold. She wants her act of kindness to set an example for others.
CBC | January 16, 2018
'He should have got more,' says victim's family as Lonnie Leafloor killer sentenced | Ottawa Citizen 'He should have got more,' says victim's family as Lonnie Leafloor killer sentenced
Lonnie Leafloor’s family said they are “disappointed” his killer, Idris Abdulgani, will be parole-eligible after serving 12 years of a life sentence for the October 2016 drug-fuelled killing. Barry Leafloor turned away and bowed his head to the courtroom floor as Abdulgani, 22, apologized to the family from the prisoner’s box Tuesday. “We were disappointed […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Kingston man charged with drugging wife to have sex with her | CBC Kingston man charged with drugging wife to have sex with her
A Kingston, Ont., man is facing several charges after police allege he drugged his wife of more than 30 years in order to have sex with her.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Renfrew hospice with country feel eyes expansion | CBC Renfrew hospice with country feel eyes expansion
When Hospice Renfrew opened 10 years ago, it was among the first of its kind — a home offering palliative care in a rural setting to those nearing the end of life. Now the six-bed facility says it needs to expand to meet a growing need across Renfrew County.
CBC | January 16, 2018
OC Transpo GPS troubles frustrate commuters, app developers | CBC OC Transpo GPS troubles frustrate commuters, app developers
Riders who rely on mobile phone apps to predict when their bus is coming have been frequently out of luck the last few weeks. Intermittent problems with the GPS data feed from OC Transpo are to blame, app developers say.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Fight to save historic Stittsville barn headed to court | CBC Fight to save historic Stittsville barn headed to court
The City of Ottawa is taking Richcraft Homes to court, alleging the builder has neglected to make necessary repairs to an historic barn city's west end.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Vanier residents call for more bus shelters along Montreal Road | CBC Vanier residents call for more bus shelters along Montreal Road
Fewer bus stops and not enough bus shelters have Vanier residents feeling left out in the cold when it comes to public spending on transportation in Ottawa.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Chilly temperatures and flurries expected for Tuesday | CBC Chilly temperatures and flurries expected for Tuesday
Still chilly today with a bit of snow to contend with this morning, but the stage is set for a dramatic warm up.
CBC | January 16, 2018
Ottawa academic Hassan Diab is back home, free for the first time in a decade | Ottawa Citizen Ottawa academic Hassan Diab is back home, free for the first time in a decade
Ottawa academic Hassan Diab is back home with his family and a free man for the first time in a decade. The 64-year-old former University of Ottawa and Carleton University professor walked out of a Paris maximum security prison on Friday shortly after France dropped terrorism charges against him but his departure from France, coordinated […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Bluesfest announces Dave Matthews Band to play July 11 | Ottawa Citizen Bluesfest announces Dave Matthews Band to play July 11
Even though the full lineup won’t be announced just yet, Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest tossed eager fans a bone early Tuesday with the news that Dave Matthews Band would be headlining on July 11. Bluesfest officials made the announcement about the American rock band on Twitter and said a more complete lineup would be publicized in […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 16, 2018
Joshua Boyle, facing 15 criminal charges, makes another brief court appearance | CBC Joshua Boyle, facing 15 criminal charges, makes another brief court appearance
Joshua Boyle, the Canadian who was held captive in Afghanistan for five years with his wife and now faces more than a dozen criminal charges, made another brief court appearance via video link Monday morning in Ottawa.
CBC | January 15, 2018
Frostbite advisory still in effect but milder temperatures are in sight | Ottawa Citizen Frostbite advisory still in effect but milder temperatures are in sight
Brrr! And a bright spot. Ottawa awoke Monday to -24 C – which feels more like -34 – but the temperature should rise to above zero by the weekend. Public health officials said a frostbite warning continued to be in effect Monday. Environment Canada predicts a high of -14 C, with easterly winds at 20 […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
Canal stretch reopening to skaters Tuesday | Ottawa Citizen Canal stretch reopening to skaters Tuesday
Some cold-weather pain is skaters’ gain. The National Capital Commission announced Monday that the stretch of the Rideau Canal Skateway between Somerset Street and Hartwells Locks will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m. But crews still need to keep working overnight, so stay off the ice for now, the NCC said. The skateway opened for the season […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
Rideau Canal Skateway to reopen Tuesday morning | CBC Rideau Canal Skateway to reopen Tuesday morning
Most of the Rideau Canal Skateway is set to reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday after a weekend of subzero temperatures.
CBC | January 15, 2018
Scanlan: For sports concussion treatment to be effective, the culture needs to change | Ottawa Citizen Scanlan: For sports concussion treatment to be effective, the culture needs to change
Over the years, Dr. J. Scott Delaney has learned a thing or two about collecting concussion data. A Montreal Alouettes team doctor, and a professor of sport medicine at McGill University, Delaney released a study last week that raised concern because more than 80 per cent of CFL players who responded to the survey (454) […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
Public school board considers selling four schools closed for declining enrolment | Ottawa Citizen Public school board considers selling four schools closed for declining enrolment
Ottawa’s English public school board should sell four schools that were closed because of declining enrolment, says a staff report to be debated by trustees Tuesday. The report says Grant Alternative, Leslie Park Public School and D.A. Moodie Intermediate, all west-side schools that closed last June, should be put up for sale, along with the former […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
Phoenix pay centre falls further behind, but end of key bottlenecks in sight | Ottawa Citizen Phoenix pay centre falls further behind, but end of key bottlenecks in sight
The federal government’s efforts to whittle down a growing backlog of pay transactions failed significantly during the two pay periods ended Dec. 27. Public Services and Procurement Canada, the department in charge of the troubled Phoenix pay system, reported Monday that its pay centre in New Brunswick processed just 53,000 regular transactions during the four-week […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
Winterlude Snowflake Kingdom slides north to make room for Mosaïvernales | CBC Winterlude Snowflake Kingdom slides north to make room for Mosaïvernales
Winterlude's Snowflake Kingdom will be moving to the north end of Jacques-Cartier Park this year to make room for the winter version of MosaïCanada.
CBC | January 15, 2018
Hands-on training gives PSW grads home advantage | CBC Hands-on training gives PSW grads home advantage
A hands-on training program for personal support workers that embeds students in an Ottawa nursing home has graduated its first class.
CBC | January 15, 2018
Victim identified in fatal Killaloe crash | Ottawa Citizen Victim identified in fatal Killaloe crash
A 55-year-old man died at the scene when his pick-up truck rolled on Highway 60, Killaloe OPP said Monday. They identified the man killed in Saturday night’s crash as Steven Reid of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township, about 150 km west of Ottawa. Officers responded to the collision at about 11:36 pm. and Highway 60 was […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
Pets perish in early-morning barn fire | Ottawa Citizen Pets perish in early-morning barn fire
A menagerie of family pets died in Dunrobin barn fire early Monday morning. The fire department got a 911 call at 4:56 a.m. reporting that a neighbour’s barn was on fire. Firefighters declared a working fire at 2987 Stonecrest Road when they found the metal-frame structure fully engulfed in flames. Three sheep, three lambs, two goats, one […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
Animals killed in rural west Ottawa barn fire | CBC Animals killed in rural west Ottawa barn fire
A barn that was home to some family pets caught on fire on Stonecrest Road in rural west Ottawa Monday morning.
CBC | January 15, 2018
Science of Winter: Bears sleep through winter — but not as deeply as you'd think | Ottawa Citizen Science of Winter: Bears sleep through winter — but not as deeply as you'd think
Today we continue our annual look at what makes this season special, a time when nature is doing much more than just turning dormant for three months. Welcome to the Science of Winter. There’s hibernating and there’s hibernating among winter animals. In the cold season, black bears go to sleep, but not as deeply as […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
Wife of freed Paris bombing suspect fears ordeal isn't over | CBC Wife of freed Paris bombing suspect fears ordeal isn't over
The wife of freed bombing suspect Hassan Diab fears there could be a long road ahead before her family's nine-year ordeal finally come to an end.
CBC | January 15, 2018
Food safety violations climb at Ottawa seniors' homes | CBC Food safety violations climb at Ottawa seniors' homes
2017 saw the highest number of food safety violations ever recorded at Ottawa's 80 privately-run retirement residences, worrying those with loved ones who call the facilities home.
CBC | January 15, 2018
Historic flight school could fall victim to pilot shortage, lack of funding | CBC Historic flight school could fall victim to pilot shortage, lack of funding
One of the biggest problems facing the Ottawa Flight Club is whether there are enough instructors to train the students.
CBC | January 15, 2018
Ontario to spend $784M on new school construction, repairs this year | Ottawa Citizen Ontario to spend $784M on new school construction, repairs this year
TORONTO  Ontario will spend $784 million this year to build or renovate 79 schools across the province, but opposition critics say it’s not enough to address a growing multibillion-dollar repair backlog. Education Minister Mitzie Hunter said the funding announced Monday will support construction of 39 schools, and additions and renovations to 40 additional facilities. The […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
80,639 requests later, Ottawa bylaw might make case for more resources | Ottawa Citizen 80,639 requests later, Ottawa bylaw might make case for more resources
An increased number of calls to Ottawa bylaw officers could help their case for adding more resources when city council receives a consultant’s review of the department later this year. There were 80,639 requests handled by the bylaw department in 2017, an eight per cent increase over the previous year. The two call types that stand […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018
Ontario man ran site that peddled billions of pieces of personal data: RCMP | Ottawa Citizen Ontario man ran site that peddled billions of pieces of personal data: RCMP
A Toronto-area man faces several criminal charges for allegedly peddling information from an online database containing 1.5 billion usernames and passwords. The arrest announced Monday by the RCMP provides a glimpse into the murky layers of the so-called dark web — the shadowy, underground corners of the internet — and highlights the perils of staying […]
Ottawa Citizen | January 15, 2018