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Flu Already Taking A Toll

The flu season has barely begun, but the first flu-related death has already been recorded. According to Ottawa Public Health a 65 year old person died earlier this month.Public Health officials say it serves as a reminder the flu can

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Coming Soon – Leif Garrett Memoir

One-time teen heartthrob Leif Garrett is planning an autobiography. He’s signed with a literary agent, but very few details have been disclosed. Garrett writes on social media he is “very excited for this big step in telling my truth.” In

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Murder Charges Laid In Clarence-Rockland Shooting

A man is facing murder charges in the aftermath of Tuesday’s shooting in Clarence-Rockland east of the capital. OPP officers were called to a residence after receiving reports of possible gunshots.  The victim – 75 year old Paul Jobin –

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Canada Tries Facebook Dating Feature

Canada will be the first North American country to experience the launch of Facebook’s new dating feature as it rolls out today. The new feature, which was previously piloted in Colombia, will aim to make its social media platform’s users

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Fatal Shooting In Clarence-Rockland

A 75 year old man has died after gunshots were fired into a home in Clarence-Rockland on Tuesday.  Very few details have been released, and Ontario Provincial Police have not confirmed where the shooting occured or the victim’s identity.  One

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Area Police Focus On Red Light and Stop Sign Runners

This month will see a new focus on road safety by area police forces.  The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will be close attention to red light runners and stop sign violators the month of November. Between 2012 and 2016, there

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Have You Seen This Man?

The Ottawa Police Service is asking for public assistance in locating a man who’s been missing for several days.  The family of 51 year old Michael Smyth is concerned for his well-being. Michael went missing on Sunday October 28, 2018,

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Library Hosts Free Seminar On Managing Your Money

It’s something many of us can use some help with, and free help is certainly a bonus! The Ottawa Public Library will be holding an expert seminar on managing your personal finances later this month. This free event entitled “Your

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Ready For Some White Stuff?

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning us that the first measurable snowfall event of the season could happen this weekend.  Here’s the latest: 4:48 AM EDT Friday 26 October 2018 Special weather statement in effect for: Ottawa

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Home Invasion Suspect Being Sought

One man has been arrested and a warrant has been issued for another following a violent incident in Vanier this week. Ottawa Police responded to a home invasion in the 300 block of Lafontaine Avenue Tuesday evening around 10 p.m.

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Cannabis Legalization – What You Need To Know

It is now officially legal in Canada for adults to possess, grow and consume recreational cannabis. The federal and Ontario governments have established laws in respect to the use, possession and sale of recreational cannabis. In Ontario, the minimum legal age

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Area Police Forces Gear Up for MEGA Ride Program

The Ottawa Police Service will be conducting multiple RIDE programs throughout this week as a reminder that driving impaired by drugs or alcohol is illegal. The RIDE programs include a MEGA Ride that will involve multiple police agencies as well

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Recall Of Canned Nutritional Beverages

There’s a recall to report regarding Abbott Nutrition and some of its canned nutritional beverages like Ensure Plus and PediaSure.  The Chicago-based company is recalling products under its Ensure Plus, Jevity and TwoCal brands due to possible bacterial contamination.  There

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Parent/Teen Cannabis Info Sessions

Officials with Ottawa Public Health are hosting a series of information sessions to help parents of teens looking for information about legalized cannabis.  The information nights will be held in English and French, offering parents tips on discussing drug use

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Little Royal Arrives Next Spring!

Kensington Palace says Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring. The palace says the couple has “appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their

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