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Arena no longer key to public support for LeBreton project, poll shows

Posted on 06 December 2018

A new poll suggests most people in the National Capital Region would be disappointed if the current dispute over LeBreton Flats ices plans to develop the prime downtown land, but don't necessarily see a new arena as the project's key element. More than 1,000 residents of Ottawa and Gatineau who answered the randomized online survey by EKOS were evenly split on whether an NHL&n ...

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Ottawa should opt into pot shops, city staff say

Posted on 06 December 2018

Online survey shows overwhelming support for cannabis retailing, but formal poll shows support narrow Ottawa city council should vote in favour of allowing retail pot shops once they're allowed next April, a move that appears to have the strong support of residents, according to a city staff report tabled Wednesday. Nearly 24,000 people responded to a survey posted online ...

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Man says bus driver attacked him because he couldn't speak French

Posted on 26 November 2018

Anthony Govas says STO driver hit him in the face 4 times An Ottawa man says he was punched in the face by a bus driver in Gatineau, Que., who was angry that he couldn't speak French. Anthony Govas said he was at the de la Gappe transit station Wednesday afternoon when a bus driver with the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) tried to stri ...

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Ottawa to host its first LGBTQ+ expo next summer

Posted on 26 November 2018

When Jo Riding's 13-year-old son told her he was gay, she had many questions. She wondered if he was too young to know he was gay and what challenges he might face growing up. Riding turned to Jesse Reynolds for answers.  The two are now set to hold Ottawa's first LGBTQ+ expo next summer. The Queer Sphere LGBTQ+ Expo will look to kick off global pride month and bring together busine ...

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Meet the Ottawa scientist whose recipe blog has 40M views

Posted on 26 November 2018

Chinese food enthusiasts know the recipe blog MaomaoMom is the place to go for delicious, time-tested recipes. The blog is so popular it recently surpassed 40 million page views. What not everyone knows, however, is that the woman visitors rely on for those healthy, authentic dishes is Lu Yang, a National Research Council chemist based in Ottawa. Many Ch ...

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Clear Glass in Ottawa's LRT Stations Would Definitely Lead to More Bird Deaths

Posted on 07 November 2018

Ottawa activist, Anouk Hoedeman, founder of Safe Wings Ottawa, has complained that the city’s new Light Rail Transit stations which are surrounded by an extensive amount of clear glass is posing a serious threat to the city’s bird population, says a report on Ottawa Citizen. Safe Wings Ottawa is an activist group that fights to ensure that city structures are safe for birds, the grou ...

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Doucet spreads scorn for developments that don't help communities

Posted on 12 October 2018

According to a report, mayoral candidate Clive Doucet On Thursday released an indiscriminate heap of scorn for development that he claims suck the liveability out of communities, not to mention eat up green spaces.  Doucet who is running for the post of mayor in the municipal election taking place Oct.22 spoke to reporters outside the fence surrounding the Immaculata High School's ar ...

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Jim Watson includes nearly $1 million in promises in re-election campaign plank

Posted on 09 October 2018

During a rally at the Innovation Centre, Jim Watson made promises that practically amounted to $1 million. He delivered the economic plank of his platform for re-election at Bayview Yards on Sunday. The proposals include making museum passes available to exchange students and graduating grade 6 students, invest about six-figures to boost Ottawa, doling out more funding to the city’s f ...

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Turkey just hiked its interest rate 625 basis points to 24%, the most in 15 years, to save its currency

Posted on 15 September 2018

Turkey’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by the most since Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power 15 years ago, countering the president’s call for lower borrowing costs just two hours before the decision was announced. The currency rallied. The Monetary Policy Committee led by Governor Murat Cetinkaya on Thursday increased the one-week repo rate by 625 basis points to 2 ...

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Workers and companies left in limbo after Trans Mountain pipeline ruling

Posted on 15 September 2018

Workers and companies who were set to be employed on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have been left wondering where they stand as construction on the project begins to shut down. Ryan Bruce, director of government and public relations for the union CLAC, said some of the workers were sent home after the Federal Court of Appeal ruling quashed Ottawa’s approval of the pipeline expansion on ...