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'Everybody has biases,' Ottawa police chief says about racist comments allegedly by officer

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 EDT

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Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau says he doesn't negate the impact of racist comments allegedly posted online by one of his sergeants, but adds that police officers are human beings with biases who can learn not to let them affect their work.




Judge to rule today whether mentally ill man criminally responsible in 2014 hammer attack

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 EDT

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An Ottawa man is expected to find out in court today whether he'll be found not criminally responsible for a serious crime for the fourth time, believed to be a Canadian legal record.




Job cuts at Ottawa City Hall could be announced within a month

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:06:44 EDT

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Ottawa's top bureaucrat says he's getting close to announcing a round of job cuts that will focus on administrative areas, and make decision-making at city hall more efficient for staff.




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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:03:34 EDT

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




Conservatives took payroll training responsibilities away from Phoenix creator IBM

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 EDT

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The Conservative government took payroll training responsibilities away from IBM in the lead up to the implementation of Phoenix. A lack of training has been cited as a root cause of the Phoenix fiasco.




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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:44:38 EDT

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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.




Why the debate on making Ottawa officially bilingual won't go away

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:38:30 EDT

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Mayor Jim Watson thinks Ottawa is bilingual enough, and he has a point. But don't expect the debate on whether to make Ottawa officially bilingual will go away any time soon.




Maybe pull your hair up, because it'll be windy Thursday in Ottawa-Gatineau

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:53:35 EDT

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Pull your hair up, clip your tie down and keep your feet firmly on the ground, because we're in for a fairly windy day in Ottawa-Gatineau on Thursday.




Some hydro customers say billing change punishes them for conserving energy

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:51:18 EDT

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Under a new policy from the Ontario Energy Board, the province is moving towards billing customers at a fixed rate to cover the costs of distribution. That means those who use more energy will get a break, while those who use less may pay more.




Minimum wage in Ontario rises Saturday to $11.40

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:40:46 EDT

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The minimum wage in Ontario rises on Saturday to $11.40 per hour. The scheduled increase boosts the minimum wage from $11.25 and is the third consecutive annual increase.




Guelph MPP Liz Sandals says opposition to Nestlé water taking based on misinformation

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:55:02 EDT

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Guelph MPP and Treasury Board President Liz Sandals says there is a lot of misinformation about Nestlé's water taking permit in Aberfoyle.




Krief, Harrow Fair bring tunes to Ottawa-Gatineau

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:28:00 EDT

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A changing season means it's time for new music, and Jessa's weekend concert picks include new acts bringing sun-drenched pop and gritty folk to town.




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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:40:27 EDT

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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

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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

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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.