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Western alienation goes to Ottawa as Andrew Scheer and Scott Moe meet with Trudeau

Posted on 17 November 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a firsthand blast of Western angst on Tuesday as he heard the complaints of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe in separate private meetings. With the Liberals planning to unveil a Throne Speech on Dec. 5, Trudeau will be meeting with opposition parties this week to look for common ground that will help keep his minori ...

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Leaders of Ottawa Transit Commission continue to criticize citizen transit commissioner

Posted on 17 November 2019

As frustrations continue over problems with Ottawa’s new Light Rail Transit system and reliability of OC Transpo bus service, the Vice-Chair of the city’s Transit Commission took to Twitter to complain about a citizen commissioner’s comments and commentary on the service. Alta Vista Ward Councillor Jean Cloutier tweeted on Sunday that Sarah Wright-Gilbert, a voluntary member o ...

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Ottawa grandfather gets $100,000 surprise

Posted on 17 November 2019

A 74-year-old Ottawa man knew he had won, playing the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's Encore, he just didn't know how much. "At first I thought I had won $100," said Gerald Bailey, as he picked up his winnings at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. "When the cashier said I had actually won $100,000, I couldn’t believe it." The retiree matched the last six of seven Encore numbers ...

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'Everyone did it': Humble Ottawa veteran recalls her war years

Posted on 17 November 2019

If war is hell, for 20-year-old Connie Mooney in London, Ont., the alternative wasn’t much better. What would her life be like if she hadn’t followed her friends and enlisted for duty in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War? “I shudder to think,” says Mooney, a trim and active 98-year-old Ottawa resident, decked out in an RCAF kilt and tie, her Royal Canadia ...

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Students at Ottawa alternative schools have higher rate of non-medical exemptions from vaccines

Posted on 17 November 2019

The number of students who are not vaccinated because of their parents’ beliefs is significantly higher than average at some of Ottawa’s alternative schools, data from the public health department shows. On average, 1.73 per cent of students at Ottawa’s four school boards were exempted from Ontario’s legal requirement they be vaccinated against childhood diseases after their p ...

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11 Totally Crazy Foods In Ottawa That You Need To Try Once In Your Life

Posted on 17 November 2019

It's really no secret that Ottawa is home to some truly delectable food. From fine dining to roadside food trucks and every restaurant in between, there's no shortage of places to satisfy your hunger in the capital. But, if you're getting sick of the same-old, same-old, don't worry. There's so much crazy food in Ottawa that is totally worth trying at least once. So, whether you're looki ...

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Ottawa's 'draconian' Airbnb rules will hurt students, landlord says

Posted on 17 November 2019

An Ottawa landlord says the city's proposed short-term rental rules will inadvertently force students into signing longer, less affordable leases. A city report published Wednesday recommends restricting short-term rentals such as Airbnb to primary residences, limiting hosts to listing a single property and effectively banning the rental of investment properties. George ...

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Why the Ottawa Valley is a 'hallmark' of Christmas movie magic

Posted on 17 November 2019

Even if you've just seen one, you probably know how they'll play out. There's likely a small-town girl returning to her roots at Christmas, after "making it" in the big city.  Along the way, she might have forgotten where she came from. But after some soul-searching, she has to decide between the bright lights of the city and the Christmas lights of home — ...

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Ottawa's Stage 2 LRT receives billion-dollar provincial backing

Posted on 15 November 2019

The provincial government of Ontario, Canada has committed up to C$1.208 billion (US$900 million) in funding to Ottawa's Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. On March 6, the Ottawa City Council approved the Stage 2 LRT project, which is an ambitious plan to expand the O-Train network in order to bring 77 percent of the city’s population within five kilometers (3.1 mi ...

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Business as Usual at Child Check-Mate After USSC Group Acquisition

Posted on 15 November 2019

USSC Group, the owner of Fogmaker fire suppression systems for commercial vehicles, has acquired electronic school bus driver alert manufacturer Child Check-Mate Systems. The move could signal greater integration between the companies’ core competencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Joe Mirabile, president and CEO of USSC Group told School Transportation News on Mond ...