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Heat warning issued for Ottawa this weekend

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:11:06 EDT

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Ottawa Public Health is advising people to drink plenty of water, be cautious when exercising and to avoid spending too much time in direct sunlight.




Metcalfe collision leaves two in critical condition

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:35:00 EDT

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A man and a woman have been taken to hospital in critical condition after a collision at 8th Line Road and Parkway Road in Metcalfe Friday night, paramedics said.




Interim supervised injection site to open Tuesday

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:43:30 EDT

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The precursor to Ottawa's first permanent supervised safe injection site will open its doors to clients on Tuesday, Sept. 26. But it's not clear the nearby tent offering support to drug users will shut down.




Animators among Algonquin College grads of distinction being feted next week

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:18:56 EDT

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Makers and lovers of animated films from all parts of the world are in town for the Ottawa International Animation Festival, but for two Algonquin College grads, the weekend promises to be even more special.




Police search for suspect in Kemptville bank robbery

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:28:15 EDT

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Unidentified male robbed TD Canada Trust bank on Friday afternoon.




New light-rail system could leave disadvantaged Ottawans in the lurch: transportation summit

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:06:16 EDT

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A city-hosted summit examining transportation equity considers how to reverse transit planning that doesn't consider the people who need it most.




Police overspent by $7.4M so far this year

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:00:22 EDT

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Swelling overtime and workplace safety claims have pushed the Ottawa police over budget by $7.4 million, according to the latest financial update.




2 of 3 overnight fires deemed arsons

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:44:58 EDT

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Firefighters were busy battling three fires in Ottawa Thursday evening and Friday morning, and police say two of them were deliberately set.




Phoenix payroll system under budget? Sounds like creative accounting to expert

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The implementation costs of a payroll system that was delayed and has never worked properly actually came in under budget at a cost of $307 million, the federal government says.




Cartoon-making for kids, and an online store gets real, all this weekend

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:28:55 EDT

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Ottawa's International Animation Festival holds a special day just for kids, a new musical explores the bond between mothers and daughters, and 150 Esty vendors gather under one roof.




Human remains unearthed during LRT dig finally find a resting place

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The Canadian Museum of History is hosting a public visitation for the 79 individuals whose remains were discovered during construction of the city's light rail transit tunnel before being given a final resting place at Beechwood Cemetary.




Lanark County ralliers call for more resources to fight rural domestic violence

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:25:34 EDT

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A Lanark County organization for survivors of domestic abuse held its annual Take Back the Night walk amid news of attempted murder charges in Mississippi Mills.




Health minister says Canadians need to avoid judging those addicted to opioids

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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As the opioid epidemic continues to march across the country, destroying an ever increasing number of lives, the federal health minister says people have fallen into the habit of passing judgment on those addicted to the drug.




Nursing shortage forces Hull Hospital to postpone non-priority surgeries

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:26:08 EDT

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An ongoing nursing shortage at the Hull Hospital has led to the temporary postponement of surgeries not considered priorities or emergencies.




Quebec municipal elections are underway. Here's a primer

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Montreal's municipal election campaign officially begins today, as do those in more than 1,100 other Quebec municipalities.




Deep River, Ont., mayor cites price tag as fire service gutted

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Deep River has been reducing its full-time firefighting staff through attrition, with the hope volunteers would keep up service levels. But the town doesn't have any current volunteers.




For flood-weary Constance Bay, Mennonite volunteers a godsend

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Volunteers from Mennonite communities in southwestern Ontario have travelled all the way to Constance Bay, where they're donating their labour — and often a sympathetic ear — to victims of spring flooding.




Western student forced to drop courses over Phoenix pay fiasco

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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A Western University student who worked an eight month federal government co-op says the ongoing fiasco with the Phoenix pay system has forced him to live in poverty, borrow money just to get by and drop courses because he can't afford tuition.




Bright and sunny skies on tap for Friday in Ottawa

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Autumn officially arrives in the capital region today, but it feels more like the height of summer.




Crown seeks 3 months jail time for worker who punched elderly man in head

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:31:05 EDT

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A personal support worker caught on video repeatedly punching an elderly man in the head apologized to the man's family Thursday, saying he would accept whatever sentence the court decided.