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Liew: Ontario can't ignore its obligations on refugee claimants
There’s been a lot of posturing between the Ontario Provincial Conservative government and the federal Liberal government over housing, refugee claimants and border-crossers. Let’s take a closer look at the situation and see if […]
Today's letters: Support business, not bureaucracy
Saturday, July 21: People sure love their outdoor patios. And they have views on the federal cabinet, sex ed and those tall buildings. You can write to us too, at: firstname.lastname@example.org […]
Editorial: A Spark of a plan for Ottawa's pedestrian mall
This time, will they get Sparks Street right? Let’s hope, but let’s not hold our breath. Almost a year ago, Mayor Jim Watson pledged to play a “hands on” role in revitalizing the pedestrian mall. He announced, along […]
Cities turning to Kingston for transit advice
Municipalities across the country are turning to Kingston for public transit advice after the eastern Ontario city claimed the fastest-growing ridership numbers in Canada. […]
A thousand words: World Press Photo gallery rich with stories
The World Press Photo gallery returns to Ottawa Friday, and its curator is urging guests to take their time to learn the story behind the images. […]
'Sick to my stomach': Dirty clinic's patients shaken, angry
Patients of an Ottawa clinic under investigation for using dirty equipment say they're worried about their health, and angry the problems were allowed to continue for so long. […]
Small cyclist army rides to protest 'harrowing' Holland Avenue detour
A small army of cyclists took to the streets — one street, actually — on Friday night to protest what they say is a dangerous stretch of Holland Avenue, where city staff scrapped a plan for a protected bike lane and replaced it […]
HMCS St. John’s returns Monday, Sea King on board was last operational deployment of that RCAF helicopter fleet
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. John’s will return to its homeport of Halifax, N.S. after completing a six-month deployment in the Baltic Sea, Northern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The ship returns […]
Redblacks claw way to last-minute win over Lions
There always seems to be a little drama for the Ottawa Redblacks. On Friday night at TD Place, with a huge game by receiver Brad Sinopoli — who had 11 catches for 171 yards — the Redblacks did just enough to beat the B.C. Lions […]
Cheapseats: Red zone should have been gamble zone for Redblacks
Yes, yes, it’s easy to second guess, but … Sometimes a coach really does need to show a little faith in his team. Rick Campbell had the chance to prove he believed in both the offence and defence with one easy decision early […]
Visiting knifemaker rock stars draw a crowd to their sharpening party
There are two different kinds of sharp. There is sharp, as in things that might hurt when you touch them, and which you are careful around because they could cut you. And then there is sharp sharp — a kind of sharpness that seems to […]
OPP close 130-km stretch of highway because of smoke from brush fire
A large stretch of Highway 17 between Mattawa and Petawawa was closed Friday as authorities battled a large brush fire. The Ontario Provincial Police said smoke from that fire had severely reduced visibility, making the road unsafe for […]
Champions fall to Aigles
The Ottawa Champions’ three-game win streak came to a halt on Friday night with a 5-1 loss to the Trois-Rivieres Aigles in Can-Am League action at RCGT Park. Ottawa starter Austin Chrismon lasted 6.1 innings, allowing two runs […]
Brush fire closes stretch of Highway 17
Smoke from a brush fire is creating visibility issues along Highway 17 between Mattawa, Ont., and Petawawa, Ont. […]
Seventh-round pick Justin Howell rising fast on Redblacks depth chart
Justin Howell says he plays with a chip on his shoulder. Why? “I don’t think a lot of teams really looked into me (at the draft) too much,” said Howell, the former Carleton Raven who was the Ottawa Redblacks’ […]
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