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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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Erik Karlsson Remains A Senator-No Trade Today

Erik Karlsson will remain an Ottawa Senator for now. Just before the trade deadline, one of the latest reports had Vegas coming closest to landing Karlsson, but they didn’t and he has not been traded. Teams had until 3 p-m

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Stormy March Ahead,Weather Network

Weather forecasters are warning the current February thaw is not a sign of an early spring. The Weather Network says spring will be a little late this year across much of the country with the mercury dropping through March and

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Queensway Carleton Hospital At Capacity-Code Orange

The Queensway Carleton Hospital says all in-patient care space has already filled beyond capacity and  has declared an internal code orange. This is the second time in its history that the Queensway Carleton Hospital has used the internal code orange

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Hydro Ottawa Helps CHEO

Today, Hydro Ottawa presented CHEO with the funds from the 2017 Be at the Heart of Change, Go Paperless Campaign. From August 9 to December 31, 2017 when Hydro Ottawa customers registered for e-billing or automated payments, Hydro Ottawa donated $5

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La Machine Coming Back?

Ottawa 2017 executive directory Guy Laflamme is working to bring back La Machine to the capital. Last summer La Machine attracted about 750 thousand people. Laflamme  has just returned from France, where he and an official with Tourism Ottawa met

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Ottawa Senators Owner Reaching Out To Fans

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said it was “unfortunate” his comments about possibly moving the team last month if they didn’t get support didn’t sit well with the people of Ottawa. Melnyk, on a media tour in Toronto this week

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