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Woman Wanted In Human Trafficking Investigation

The Ottawa Police Service Human Trafficking Unit confirms that an arrest warrant has been issued for a woman wanted for human trafficking offences. Investigators advise that Marina Javier is known to recruit underage females, some being in group homes, for

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Safe Driving Blitz Nabs Hundreds Of Speeders

Police keep trying to hammer the message home – don’t speed, speed kills.  Many motorists just aren’t getting it though, as hundreds were nabbed for speeding over the long weekend. Ontario Provincial Police kept busy issuing a large number of speeding

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To Swim Or Not To Swim

It has not been a great summer for swimming at Ottawa-area beaches. The number of no-swim advisories has more than doubled in the last two years.  Since beach season began in the middle of June, 65 no-swim advisories have been

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In Celebration Of Beer!

Calling all beer lovers –Today Is International Beer Day!  Here are some interesting tidbits about Canada’s most popular adult beverage: – 14% of people say their fathers introduced them to beer – 13% of people have dropped their phone in

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Spooky House from Stephen King Novel Up For Sale

Would you buy this home?  A 113-year-old, four-bedroom home in Orrington, Maine, that served as inspiration for Stephen King’s novel. “Pet Sematary” is up for sale. The house sits on three acres about 15 minutes south of Bangor, and is listed

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New Youtube Channel Celebrates Canada!

YouTube is dedicating a channel to Canadians. The video-streaming platform has unveiled  “Spotlight Canada” – a curated page that highlights some of the nation’s standout videos. It’s the first time a country has been singled out with its own curated

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Construction To Watch For This Week

The summer construction season in the capital continues. A number of projects scheduled for this week will have an impact on local traffic. Here’s a rundown: Ottawa Regional Road 174 – Lane reductions in both directions of Ottawa Regional Road

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Have You Seen This Plant?

Local conservation experts are waging war on a new enemy.  It’s a plant known as Japanese knotweed, an aggressive invasive plant species which has taken root in more than a dozen places along the Ottawa region’s shorelines.  If it’s not

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Sears Liquidation Sales Start Today

Dozens of Sears stores destined for closure begin liquidation sales today. The ailing retail giant is counting on shoppers to scoop up discounted merchandise as soon as possible so it can avoid bankruptcy. But despite the sales, one marketing professor

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Looking After Your Brain Reduces Risk Of Dementia

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking

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Petrie Island Marina Fire

An early morning for Ottawa Fire crews in the east end.  At 4:37 this a.m. Ottawa fire dispatch received a call about visible smoke and flames at Oziles Marina across from Petrie Island.  Three boats docked in the water  were

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Kenny Rogers Reunites With Dolly In Farewell Concert This Fall

In the crossover world of country and pop music, few stars have burned brighter longer than Kenny Rogers. Now, as the singer with the gets ready to retire from live performance after six decades, Rogers has announced plans for a

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Woman Critically Injured In Motorcycle Crash in Greely

A woman was critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Greely last night. It happened just before 11:30 p.m. at Stagecoach Road and Empire Grove Street. Ottawa Paramedics treated a 39 year old female, who was found in a ditch

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[VIDEO] Cyclist Charged After Downtown Crash

Ottawa Police have charged a cyclist with running a red light after a crash in the heart of downtown Ottawa.  The cyclist was struck Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Lyon and Laurier Streets. Footage from a dashcam shows a

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Hollywood Mourns The Loss Of Martin Landau

Veteran actor Martin Landau has died. He perhaps best known for playing the master of disguise in the 1960’s T-V show  “Mission: Impossible” and for playing horror star Bela Lugosi in  “Ed Wood” in 1994. The actor’s publicist says Landau

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