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Not criminally responsible: legal defence for mentally ill on trial in Ottawa

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:44:38 EDT


Jeff Weber has been declared not criminally responsible for serious crimes three times, a Canadian record. Now he's on trial for a vicious hammer attack that left an innocent man partially blind, and his lawyer is asking the court to find Weber NCR again.

Annie Pootoogook's cousin shocked by allegations of racist comments by officer

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:03:34 EDT


Chief of police investigating complaint about comments allegedly by an officer that the Ottawa mayor says are "offensive and bordering on being racist."

Premiers to PM: Commit to meeting on health care before climate talks

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:40:27 EDT


Provincial and territorial premiers have written to Justin Trudeau to seek a firm commitment from the prime minister for a meeting on health-care funding before the first ministers' meet to discuss climate change this fall.

Uber gets green light to pick up passengers at Ottawa airport

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:21:15 EDT


When Uber secures an operating licence and officially becomes legal in Ottawa — which could happen as early as Friday — Uber drivers will be allowed to make pickups and drop-offs at the Ottawa airport.

OCDSB trying to rid cockroaches from 10 schools from Carlington to Manor Park

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:27:10 EDT


The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has released a list of 10 schools with reports of cockroaches, amending an earlier statement that it was working to eradicate the pests from 15 schools.

City workers earn annual pay raises under new labour deal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:58:43 EDT


Ottawa city council has ratified a new collective agreement with the municipality's largest union, CUPE Local 503, which represents 6,300 employees in departments across the city.

Pot shops not legal yet, says Ottawa mayor

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:28:19 EDT


Jim Watson says until the federal government moves on legalizing marijuana, current laws still stand and should be enforced at the growing number of marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Ottawa police investigate complaint that officer posted racist comments about Inuk artist

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:12:46 EDT


A complaint alleging that an Ottawa police officer posted racist comments about Indigenous people and the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook is under investigation.

D is for Dinner: Dust off the spätzle maker

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:55:42 EDT


With October knocking on the door, it’s only natural to turn our appetites toward hearty comfort foods to help take the chill out of the air. It’s also that time in the month where All In A Day asks listeners for D is for Dinner culinary challenges.

Carlington mountain bike park ready to roll following council vote

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:33:57 EDT


Ottawa city council has approved a plan put forward by the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association to build a track and skills area on a former ski hill in Carlington Park.

Suya Spot manager upset police linking restaurant to gang violence

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 EDT


The manager of the Suya Spot in Ottawa is upset the Ottawa Police Service is painting his establishment as a "magnet" of criminal gang activity.

Venture capital for the arts: National Arts Centre raising $25M to fund new works

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:00:00 EDT


Think of it as venture capital for the arts world: that's what the NAC says about its new $25 million fundraising campaign, which is designed to support established artists to create bold and adventurous new work.

Hull jail's policy to isolate inmates with mental health issues could be 'catastrophic'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:04:53 EDT


The spike in the use of solitary confinement at the overcrowded Hull jail is linked to a growing number of mental health cases, according to the head of the union that represents Quebec's correctional workers. But the province says inmates are being isolated more often as a punishment for breaking a new jail smoking ban.

Wandering Pembroke pooch turns himself in to police

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:54:26 EDT


A dog who wandered some three kilometres away from his sitter's place in Pembroke, Ont., found an effective way to get back home: by turning himself in to the local authorities.

Ontario municipalities 'ecstatic' future green energy contracts are on hold

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:17:27 EDT


Ontario's energy minister has halted competition for the next round of renewable energy contracts in order to save billions, but critics question if Ontario will still meet the power needs of the future.