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Made-in-Canada Device Helps Detect Cancerous Cells in Brain Tumour Surgery

Canadian researchers say they have perfected a fibre-optic probe they developed a few years ago that can detect errant cancer cells during brain tumour surgery — now, with near 100 per cent accuracy. The hand-held, pen-like instrument is able to

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OPP Targets Aggressive Drivers This Long Weekend

OPP officers will be keeping a close eye on motorists this Canada Day weekend, with a focus on speeding and other forms of aggressive driving.  Speeding is the number one cause of death on OPP-patrolled roads this year. It’s been

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Canada Day Road Closures Begin

Some Canada Day road closures are already in place. Week-long road closures come into effect starting today on Wellington Street between Bank and O’Connor.  This as two security entrances are being created for access to Parliament Hill.  As of tomorrow (June

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Happy 20th Harry Potter!!!

Harry Potter has reached 20 — a ripe old age for a boy wizard.  To celebrate the milestone, faithful readers of the series are the ones getting presents. Bloomsbury, which publishes the J.K. Rowling books, is putting out four new

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New Poll On Being Canadian

As Canada’as 150th fast approaches, a poll commissioned by Historica Canada and conducted by Ipsos, surveyed a number of Canadians about various aspects of Canadiana.  For example, when asked what single word would describe Canada, the most popular answer was

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Murder Investigation In Lowertown

Ottawa Police are investigating an overnight homicide on Rideau Street in Lowertown. Officers responded to reports  of a shooting on Rideau St. around 1 a.m., and found an injured adult male. The victim was then pronounced dead at the scene. Rideau

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Burris And Family Unveil Championship Banner Tonight

Ottawa Redblacks fans are gearing up for the team’s season-0pener tonight at TD Place Stadium.  Should be a full house as the Redblacks take on the Calgary Stampeders  in a rematch of last year’s Grey Cup Final. Retired quarterback Henry Burris

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Royal Swan Release Party This Weekend

A special family event is  being held tomorrow as the City of Ottawa officially releases the Royal Swans onto the Rideau River.  The event takes place Saturday morning (June 24th)  from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Brantwood Park (at

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Anderson Wins Masterton Trophy!

No surprise to Sens fans that  netminder Craig Anderson has been named this year’s winner of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is given to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to

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Violence In Lowertown Under Investigation

UPDATE ON RIDEAU STREET SHOOTING Around 1:20 this morning, Ottawa police officers attended the 400 block of Rideau Street in Lowertown for 911 calls indicating gunshots had been fired. A shooting scene was established with evidence of shell casings on

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[Video] Another Special Ottawa 2017 Event Opens July 16th

Another stellar 2017 event in the Capital opens to the public Sunday July 16th. Kontinuum: An Underground Journey Through Time was created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory.  This world-first underground multi-media production will take place in the

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Aging Population Means More Cancer Cases

A new report by the Canadian Cancer Society predicts almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and one in four Canadians will die from the disease. The annual cancer statistics report

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Another Honour For Sir Paul

Sir Paul McCartney has been made a Companion of Honour in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.He was given the award for services to music, 20 years after he was knighted by the Queen, and two days before his 75th

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Two Teenagers Killed In West End Crash

A tragic accident in the west end of the Ottawa region has claimed the lives of two 17 year old girls. Ottawa Fire received a call from police that a vehicle left the road and crashed into a wooded area

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Special LA Tribute To Batman

Los Angeles became Gotham City last night as the Bat-Signal glowed at City Hall. Hundreds of fans – some in costume – were on hand as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck turned on the Bat-Signal. The

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