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From leprechauns to snakes, 4 myths about St. Patrick's Day

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:13:29 EDT


Where did St. Patrick's Day parades first start? Where was St. Patrick really from? And what's the deal with leprechauns? A visiting professor from Ireland shares four misconceptions about the March 17 holiday.

Gatineau man killed, 2 injured in crash near Thurso, Que.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:52:21 EDT


One man is dead and two people are injured after a collision on Highway 148 west of Thurso, Que., early Saturday morning, according to police.

Ottawa bars, police brace for St. Patrick's Day

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


Ottawa bars and police have been preparing for this year's St. Patrick's Day for weeks since the holiday falls on a Saturday.

Ivanie Blondin races to bronze at speed skating finals

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:01:47 EDT


Ottawa's Ivanie Blondin captured bronze in the women's 3,000-metre long track race at the World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus on Saturday.

Toronto police confirm investigation into Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:45:02 EDT


Toronto police confirm that the sex crimes unit has opened an investigation into Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard.

Ontario NDP pledges full dental coverage as part of universal health care plan

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:50:57 EDT


Ontario's NDP has pledged to introduce "Canada's first universal Pharmacare plan" that would cover prescription drug costs and dental care for every person in Ontario should the party form a government following the June provincial election.

Mock armed building invasions being filmed in Ottawa this weekend

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:08:47 EDT


The federal government and the RCMP will be filming a mock shooting at two locations in downtown Ottawa this weekend, complete with fake gunshots and screaming actors.

St. Patrick's Day weekend has plenty of sun, but cool nights

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


Snow possible Saturday morning, but plenty of sun in the forecast overall.

Algonquin College set to cancel 7 programs

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


Algonquin College says it's cancelling seven programs offered at its Ottawa, Pembroke and Perth campuses due to low enrolment.

Sens edge Stars on Mike Hoffman's OT winner

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:38:56 EDT


Mike Hoffman scored in overtime as Ottawa edged the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday and the Senators won their third game in a row for just the second time this season.

Meet 2 Ottawans working to keep ancient Irish language alive

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


Ottawans working to preserve and promote the Irish language say it is possible to learn the ancient dialect, but that it poses some unique challenges.

Government moves forward in talks with union over Phoenix settlement

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:08:00 EDT


The federal government offered a temporary glimmer of hope Friday to employees suffering through serious pay issues as it moved ahead in talks with civil service unions toward a settlement for the "undue stress and hardships" caused by its troubled Phoenix pay system.

1 dead in Clarence-Rockland, Ont., house fire

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:18:20 EDT


One person is dead following an early-morning fire in Clarence-Rockland, Ont., firefighters say.

Vandalized Buddhist statue prompts police investigation

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:40:13 EDT


Ottawa police are investigating the destruction of a Buddha statue that happened overnight on Heron Road.

Journalists say arrest of Ottawa reporter is abnormal, unacceptable

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:30:40 EDT


Journalists are standing behind an Ottawa reporter arrested after a criminal harassment complaint from the subject of a story he had been writing.

St. Patrick's High School teacher charged with sexual assault

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:51:46 EDT


A teacher at St. Patrick's High School has been charged with sexual assault, Ottawa police announced Friday.

Musical oldies but goodies this weekend

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:49:30 EDT


Check out tributes to Nat King Cole, Doo-wop and the best in new art this weekend.

Carleton University, union resume bargaining as strike continues

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:04:57 EDT


Carleton University and CUPE 2424 are resuming talks as a strike by hundreds of support workers continues.

Judge rules that trial of Mohammed Shamji will go ahead

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:27:08 EDT


A judge has ruled that the trial of Mohammed Shamji, a Toronto neurosurgeon accused of killing his wife, will go ahead.

Gatineau Big Brothers' director illegally acted as lawyer

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


The director general of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapter in Gatineau, Que., has falsely portrayed herself as a lawyer and practised law without a licence, according to an investigation by Radio-Canada, and without the knowledge of the charity's board members.