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Fire In Barrhaven Displaces Residents

At least a dozen people lost their homes in a three-alarm blaze that destroyed part of a stacked townhouse development in Barrhaven this morning. Several others say they are grateful to have escaped with their lives. Multiple 911 calls came

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Personal Banking Information Illegally Accessed

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s direct banking brand is investigating a potential data breach. It says some personal and account information for about 40-thousand Simplii Financial clients may have been electronically accessed and additional online security measures are being

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Actress Margot Kidder Has Died

“Superman” actress Margot Kidder, born in Yellowknife, N.W.T., has died. An official with a funeral home in Montana confirmed her death and said she died at her home on Sunday. The cause of death is still not known. Best known

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The Tulips Are Blooming!

The NCC says the tulips are blooming! Early season varieties are now starting to bloom, and most tulips will be at their peak over the next two weeks. And you can follow their progress by checking out the Tulip Bloom

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Happy 175th Anniversary Lisgar Collegiate

Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ottawa’s oldest secondary school, launches its 175th Anniversary Reunion. The weekend-long event kicks off with an Indigenous ceremony, a raising of the anniversary flag, a proclamation by the Mayor, and brief remarks by Lisgar’s Principal. World-renowned Impressionist

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Canadian War Museum Acquires The Currie Victoria Cross

The Canadian War Museum has acquired the Victoria Cross awarded to Saskatchewan native Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie of the South Alberta Regiment, for his exceptional leadership and bravery in a decisive battle of the Second World War. The Victoria Cross

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Ice Storm-Thousands Without Power

The severe weather is keeping Hydro Ottawa crews busy today with more than 100 outages across the city, leaving approximately 22,000 customers without power. Employees with Hydro Quebec were frantically working to restore power to 31,000 customers affected by the

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#Jerseys For Humboldt

School children are wearing them, so is Mayor Jim Watson. Ottawans are wearing their  hockey jerseys today to honour the victims and support the survivors of last Friday’s Humboldt bus crash. Members of the Canadian Forces were authorized to wear

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Moment of Silence To Be Observed At City Hall

A moment of silence and reflection will be observed at the Ottawa City Council meeting on Wednesday. It will mark the passing of Jonathan Pitre, who died last Wednesday after a long battle with EB, a blistering and painful skin disease

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Condolences And Support For Humboldt Broncos

The death toll from the bus crash involving a Saskatchewan junior hockey team bus has risen to 15. The president of the Broncos, of the Saskatchewan Major Junior Hockey League, fought back tears Saturday as he described being “heartbroken and completely

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Diana Ross To Perform At NAC Gala

Legendary entertainer Diana Ross will headline the 22nd annual NAC fundraising Gala Wednesday, October 3rd. Diana Ross —whose countless awards and accolades include the Presidential Medal of Freedom— will take to the NAC’s Southam Hall stage for a rare, knockout performance effusing

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Anti-apartheid Activist Winnie Mandella Has Died

Following a long illness, South African anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. She married former president Nelson Mandela in 1958, and although he was in prison for much of their marriage, the couple had two

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Air Canada System Outage

Air Canada has confirmed a system outage is leading to service interruptions at airports across the country today as angry passengers take to Twitter to complain about long lines and flight delays. The airline tweeted that it was “experiencing an

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Fewer Monarch Butterflies

Scientists this week said the number of monarch butterflies that have begun their annual, 5,000-kilometre migration north from Mexico to Canadian gardens and wild flower patches this summer is down sharply thanks to extreme weather last fall. A survey released

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Councillor Wilkinson Retiring From Municipal Politics

Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson is leaving municipal politics nearly 50 years after she was first elected. Wilkinson made the announcement Tuesday at her annual International Women’s Day breakfast. Her career in municipal politics in Kanata started shortly after she moved

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