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Health Canada green lights supervised injection site for Sandy Hill

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:06:34 EDT

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Health Canada has granted an exemption that paves the way for the opening of Ottawa's first supervised injection site — potentially as soon as this fall.




Canada-wide warrant issued for suspect in shooting deaths

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:28:20 EDT

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Police have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for an Ottawa man in connection with three shootings earlier this week that left two men dead and a third in hospital.




Ottawa rejecting many expense claims from public servants with Phoenix payroll problems

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Federal government officials promised they would reimburse public servants for out-of-pocket expenses directly caused by Phoenix payroll woes, but the government is denying much of what's being claimed by employees, documents show.




Police to lay murder charge in March death now deemed a homicide

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:53:55 EDT

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Police have arrested and plan to charge a man with first-degree murder in the March death of a woman on Burnside Avenue.




Rideau Canal closures put boaters' travel plans on hold

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:49:42 EDT

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The closure of many locks along the Rideau Canal has forced vacationing boaters to wait until water levels retreat.




Think before you flush: Gatineau launches campaign to limit objects in sewage

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:41:08 EDT

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The City of Gatineau has a blunt message for residents: don't treat your toilet like a garbage can.




Do you know this man? OPP hope forensic art will crack decades-old case

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:11:35 EDT

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In April 1980, a hiker veered off the Hardwood Lookout Trail near Whitney, Ont. — and stumbled across human remains. Decades later, police are still trying to figure out who the man was, and hope new techniques can crack the case.




Canada's endangered wild ginseng under threat from poachers

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT

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Conservation officers in Ontario and Quebec are using surveillance and other techniques to outsmart poachers bent on digging up Canada's most endangered plant: wild American ginseng, which can sell for anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars per root.




Via Rail trying to limit scope of policy allowing couples with mobility devices to travel together

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:09:00 EDT

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Via Rail is trying to limit the scope of a policy to make its trains more accessible to travellers using wheelchairs and mobility aids.




Ottawa mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:31:03 EDT

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Mosquitoes in Ottawa have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this year, according to Ottawa Public Health.




Ottawa police see increase in sexual assault reports

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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More people in Ottawa are reporting sexual assaults to police officers, but advocates say unless police lay more charges victims will have little trust in the justice system.




No one injured in crash between pickup truck, school bus full of children

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:09:54 EDT

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A 34-year-old man from Quinte West, Ont., is facing impaired driving charges after a crash between a pickup truck and a school bus south of Bon Echo Park on Tuesday.




Police search for suspects after tombstones toppled at cemetery

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:06:43 EDT

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Gatineau police are asking for the public’s help to find those responsible for causing thousands of dollars in damage to a cemetery earlier this month.




First annual Somali Cultural Festival being held Saturday at Ottawa City Hall

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:16:19 EDT

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Ottawa's first Somali festival is happening this Saturday.




Fleeing motorist wanted on outstanding warrants evades police

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:26:47 EDT

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OPP managed to arrest one of two people who fled from them near Napanee, Ont., on Tuesday but the other is still at large, and he's wanted on outstanding charges of assault with a weapon and sexually assaulting a minor.




Salvation Army shelter proposal would duplicate services, Vanier organization says

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:17:07 EDT

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A social services agency in Vanier says the Salvation Army should have consulted local groups to avoid duplicating services in its proposal for a community hub and shelter on Montreal Road.




Rural residents at lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease: CHEO-led study

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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A new study shows that people living in rural areas, and young children in particular, are at a lower risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease.




Wynne to testify at Sorbara, Lougheed trial

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:03:28 EDT

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she will testify at the trial of two Liberals facing bribery charges under the Election Act.




X-rays and cadavers: How professors from Ottawa, Waterloo are enhancing concussion research

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:10:52 EDT

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After receiving nearly $700,000 in funding, researchers from Ottawa and Waterloo are putting their heads together to study how cranial impact affects the brain, in hopes of preventing concussions.




Intense rain floods basements, streets, fields in North Gower

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:26:34 EDT

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Homeowners are pumping out their basements, drivers are manoeuvring watery streets, and farmers continue to wait out flooded fields after the latest deluge of rain soaked North Gower.