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Jody Wilson-Raybould Resigns From Federal Cabinet

Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is quitting the federal cabinet. In a letter published on her website, the former justice minister says she has hired former Supreme Court judge Thomas Cromwell to tell her what she can say about her

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Founder Of Tim Horton’s Has Died

Ron Joyce, the co-founder of the Tim Hortons doughnut chain, has died at the age of 88. The cause of death was not immediately clear. The Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ont., and its namesake foundation say in a statement

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Canada Welcomes Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has granted asylum to a Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse by her family and was holed up in Thailand. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who is 18, was stopped last Saturday at a Bangkok airport

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Legal Pot Shops Can Open In Ottawa

A majority of Ottawa City Councillor’s voted today to allow retail cannabis stores in the capital. Rookie Councillor Carol Anne Meehan did launch a passionate plea to opt out. And, while many Councillors expressed frustration the province will likely leave

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Prominent Anti-Poverty Activist Harry Leslie Smith Has Died

Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith is being remembered as one of a kind and a man who never wavered in his fight for equality and justice. The 95-year-old, who split his time between Canada and his native England, died in

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No Date Yet For Start Of Light Rail

The city still does not have an exact launch date for the Confederation Line LRT The estimate out of city hall is that the $2.1-billion rail line will open sometime in the first three months of 2019. Transportation general manager

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Hydro Ottawa “Planned Power Outage” Sunday Morning

Ottawa Hydro will need to temporarily shut off power to approximately 50,000 customers very early Sunday morning while it works to restore the Merivale Transmission Station. Crews have been working nearly non-stop on the station, which was particularly hard hit

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Reports of “Erratic Driver” Closes Access To Woodroffe Avenue at 417

Police shut down access to Woodroffe Avenue from Highway 417 for a short time this morning following reports of an “erratic” driver whose vehicle was carrying an unsecured propane tank. Now word yet of any charges. Woodroffe Avenue was closed

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Karlsson Headed To San Jose

The Ottawa Senators have traded captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks. A deal has been rumoured for months after Karlsson did not sign an extension offer from the Senators over the summer. The move comes on the eve

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No Boarding Light Rail Until 2019

The Confederation Line LRT likely won’t be ready for customers by the end of 2018. At City hall today, Transportation general manager John Manconi told the finance and economic development committee he received a call from Rideau Transit Group late

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No More NAFTA?

U-S President Donald Trump says he’ll be “terminating” the North American Free Trade Agreement as he pursues a deal with Mexico and starts negotiations with Canada. Speaking from the Oval Office Trump told reporters he’ll be calling the emerging agreement

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Camp FFIT Held Today

Some extraordinary young women took part today in Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training). Camp FFIT provides young women an opportunity to experience first-hand what it takes to be a firefighter – It also gives young women the self-confidence to

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Breaking News-Hydro One CEO And Board To Resign

The CEO of Hydro One is retiring immediately and its board of directors will resign and be replaced in an agreement with the provincial government. A statement from Hydro One says the new board of directors will initially consist of

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Happy Birthday Champions GM!

A big happy birthday wish going out to Ottawa Champions General Manager Hal Lanier who is celebrating on this Fourth of July. Lanier, 76 today, is hoping for the perfect present, a Champions win tonight over the Rockland Boulders in

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Recreational Marijuana Legal As Of October 17th-This Year

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says recreational marijuana will be legal in Canada as of Oct. 17. Trudeau made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons, which is expected to rise for the summer break after today. He

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