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Man accused of killing Michael Wassill 'didn't mean to hurt him,' court hears

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:54:52 EDT


Carson Morin, the man accused of killing 20-year-old Michael Wassill inside his home in May 2013, broke down Monday as he told a jury that he 'didn't mean to hurt' the Ottawa man.

City won't firm up LRT project launch date until 2018, Watson says

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:45:26 EDT


Ottawa residents won't know the exact date that light rail service will launch until sometime next year, Mayor Jim Watson said Monday.

Sens' Craig Anderson headlines Masterton finalists

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:24:42 EDT


Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson is a finalist for the NHL's Masterson Trophy.

Defence at Ian Bush murder trial questions biologist's DNA testimony

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:01:24 EDT


The high-profile first-degree murder trial of Ian Bush continued Monday with more testimony from the lead forensic biologist in the case.

'A life-or-death situation': Runner saves men after canoe tips in Ottawa River

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:41:37 EDT


One moment, Brian Schmidt was running along the Ottawa River, training for a marathon. The next, he was in the river, saving a man's life.

No injuries after 2-alarm fire breaks out at Gladstone Avenue body shop

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:41:53 EDT


Ottawa fire crews have successfully brought a two-alarm blaze at a Gladstone Avenue body shop under control.

Teen who died in Orléans group home fire from outside Ottawa

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:45:53 EDT


The 16-year-old who died in a fire at an Orléans group home wasn't from the Ottawa area, according to the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa.

Wanted: Hundreds of volunteers to make 2017 Grey Cup 'exceptional'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:42:10 EDT


The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group need between 700 and 1,000 volunteers to make this year's Grey Cup party run smoothly — and Monday's the day to start applying.

How to stay safe paddling Ottawa's rivers this spring

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:10:17 EDT


If you're thinking of canoeing this spring, you should always be aware of potentially cold and dangerous water conditions, and make sure you have the gear and skills required for river paddling, according to safety experts.

7,500 LCBO workers across province hold strike vote

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:01:04 EDT


The union representing the workers says the province's "ill-advised plan" to sell alcohol in grocery stores is a key concern.

Invest Ottawa launches new international campaign to attract tech workers

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Ottawa's economic development agency has launched a new international campaign with a simple goal: convince talented technology workers to relocate to Canada's capital.

Passport office security changes prompted by lone wolf terror attacks in Canada

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:37:51 EDT


The federal government has been quietly making changes to passport offices in a bid to improve security and address concerns that the facilities could be easy targets for a terrorist attack.

Spike in Ottawa drug overdoses continues through weekend

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:53:34 EDT


Ottawa Public Health is reporting seven more visits to the city's emergency departments due to life-threatening or potentially life-threatening drug overdoses on Sunday, bringing the weekend total to 13.

Syrian refugees offer community thanks by tidying up local park

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:00:00 EDT


A group of Syrian refugee children helped clean a park near their home this weekend as a way to give back to the community that welcomed them a year ago.

West Quebec communities add up flood costs

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:29:46 EDT


People affected by spring flooding in the Outaouais are starting to determine how much damage has been caused by the now-receding waters.

'Name-blind' hiring may not achieve diversity, prof says

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:16:47 EDT


A Carleton University professor says the federal government's new 'name-blind' hiring pilot project might not meet its goal of a more diverse workforce.

A slippery problem: Inside the effort to bring endangered eels back to the Ottawa River

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:07:05 EDT


Eels were once the most plentiful fish in the Ottawa River, but they've become endangered because of dams. Now biologists are working on ways to provide them safe passage in an effort to boost their numbers.

Edmonton Eskimos hire Redblacks assistant Brock Sunderland to be new GM

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:21:33 EDT


The Edmonton Eskimos hired Brock Sunderland as their GM and vice-president of football operations on Monday. Sunderland replaces Ed Hervey, who was fired from both posts earlier this month.

Ontario basic income pilot project to launch in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:04:16 EDT


Premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Monday that Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will take part in Ontario's basic income pilot project.

Ottawa weather forecast calls for another sunny day

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:40:37 EDT


Don't be fooled by a chilly Monday morning. Ottawa is creeping towards a scorching end of this week.