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Update: Police say Range Road death of elderly woman is 'homicide,' man in cu...
by Megan Gillis, Postmedia
18 Aug 2017 at 12:44pm
An elderly woman is dead and a man in custody after police responded to a “disturbance” on Range Road early Friday morning ? the city’s 11th homicide of 2017. Police confirmed Friday afternoon the death was a homicide after spending most of the day describing it as “suspicious.” They were summoned to an apartment building […]


Streets, bridges and paths close for Lac Leamy fireworks grand finale Saturday
by Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
18 Aug 2017 at 11:24am
Casino du Lac Leamy’s Sound of Light fireworks festival puts on its grand finale finish Saturday night. A number of streets in Gatineau’s Hull sector will be closed in the evening, and the Alexandra Bridge will be also closed to cars and pedestrians. The road closings from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. are: – Laurier Street, between […]


Evans: The Nazi next door ? make no mistake, white supremacists live among us
by Keith Bonnell, Postmedia
18 Aug 2017 at 11:20am
We ask ourselves this question each time we are confronted with an event as troubling as the one this past week in Virginia: What is it about far-right ideology that motivates young men to imagine life through the prism of violence? The appeal of white supremacism is not new. While many of us were reminded […]


Five hurt as balcony collapses on Gatineau site
by Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
18 Aug 2017 at 10:36am
Five people were injured, at least one of them seriously, when scaffolding and a balcony collapsed on a Gatineau construction site Friday morning. Police said they were called to the site at 12 Horizon St., in the city’s Plateau neighbourhood, at about 9 a.m. A balcony on an upper floor of the condo site started […]


Science of summer: Good news for baby loons
by Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen
18 Aug 2017 at 10:32am
Our Science of Summer series continues as the August days become shorter. Today Tom Spears looks at a potential risk for baby birds born late in the summer. This summer has been torture for loons, as a huge crop of biting flies drove adults off their nests across the northern U.S. states and southern Canada. […]


Dieppe at 75: Remembering the Canadian chaplain who earned a Victoria Cross
by Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen
18 Aug 2017 at 9:19am
Seventy-five years ago, as the main Canadian assault force fought its way onto the beaches of Dieppe under blistering German machine gunfire, a determined chaplain was with them. For months after the ill-fated raid, the unnamed chaplain was known only as ?Padre X.? Canadian soldiers who survived the fiasco told stories about the mysterious padre?s […]


SIU clears OPP officers after man suffers cracked rib in arrest
by Lauren Malyk
18 Aug 2017 at 8:46am
The Special Investigations Unit has cleared two Ontario Provincial Police officers in the case of a man who suffered a fractured rib while being handcuffed last year.  “With respect to the amount of force used by officers in their attempts to arrest and handcuff the complainant, on a review of all of the evidence, I find […]


City files planning application for new Civic hospital land
by Jon Willing
18 Aug 2017 at 8:28am
The City of Ottawa has started paving the way for the Ottawa Hospital’s relocation of the Civic campus to a chunk of the Central Experimental Farm. The city’s planning department recently filed the rezoning application which, if approved by council, will make the necessary changes in the official plan to essentially hive off the future […]


'I know how powerful hate is' ? A one-time Canadian neo-Nazi speaks out on Ch...
by Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen
18 Aug 2017 at 7:36am
It's been 10 years since Elizabeth Moore has spoken publicly about her years as the pretty, public face of Canada's neo-Nazi Heritage Front. Then came Charlottesville.


Three arrested, weapons, drugs seized in Gatineau raids
by Megan Gillis, Postmedia
18 Aug 2017 at 5:57am
Three men have been arrested, and a sawed-off shotgun, a Taser-type weapon and small quantity of illegal drugs seized in a pair of raids in Gatineau Thursday. The first raid was at about 5:20 a.m., when police searched an apartment in a building on Notre-Dame Street and arrested a 44-year-old man. Minutes later, they raided […]


Thunderstorm watch in effect, but fingers crossed for a sunny Sunday
by Megan Gillis, Postmedia
18 Aug 2017 at 4:59am
Guess what? Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm watch Friday for the capital region. Yes, again. But we can pin our hopes on Sunday ? the only day without a risk of rain until late next week, according to the latest from Environment Canada. Friday’s forecast is showers ? no kidding ? with the risk of […]


Asylum seekers moved from Quebec to NAV Center in Cornwall
by Olivia Blackmore
17 Aug 2017 at 7:35pm
Asylum seekers were being moved from Lacolle, Que., on Thursday to the NAV Centre in Cornwall, where they were fed and given shelter Thursday to assist with the massive influx of migrants fleeing the United States over the past six weeks. Dozens of adults, children and people young and old lined the reception desk at […]


City councillor asks police chief to close west-end pot shop
by Olivia Blackmore
17 Aug 2017 at 4:51pm
Bay Ward Coun. Mark Taylor has written a letter to police Chief Charles Bordeleau asking Bordeleau to close a marijuana pot dispensary on McEwen Avenue. The letter comes days after the west-side dispensary was robbed for the third time in two months.  “I am writing you today with respect to the CanaGreen marijuana location at […]


Wayward young osprey gets free ride back to nest courtesy Ottawa firefighters
by Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen
17 Aug 2017 at 4:49pm
It took three attempts, a raw fish as bait and ? crucially ? kevlar gloves, but Ottawa firefighters helped a wayward, not-quite-fledged osprey home Thursday morning. “I’d never been that close to an osprey before,” said Ottawa Fire public information officer Danielle Cardinal. “The talons were opening and closing, but apart from that it was […]


Ontario announces new nursing home with 36 additional beds in Arnprior
by Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
17 Aug 2017 at 4:02pm
Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Arnprior Wednesday to announce the construction of a new nursing home, assuming residents in the community can pay for it up front. Wynne attended a breakfast with residents at The Grove, which is currently a 60-bed nursing home, and announced plans for the construction of a new 96-bed facility which […]


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