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Hacker deletes all content from University of Ottawa newspaper’s website

Posted on 03 July 2019

Editors at the University of Ottawa’s student newspaper, The Fulcrum, were treated to an unpleasant surprise late Saturday night when all of the content on their website had been deleted and replaced with a single post making fun of the hack. The one article left showed a photo of an unknown man giving the middle finger to the camera with the headline: “Anti-union rag gets its ...

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Ottawa Jazz Festival facing loss after grant disappears

Posted on 03 July 2019

The Ottawa Jazz Festival is unlikely to finish the year in the black after missing out on a major provincial grant, its executive producer says. The festival, which wrapped up Monday, was informed in June it wouldn't be getting a $290,000 Celebrate Ontario grant, even though it had successfully qualified for the provincial funding for more than a decade. Asked if the festival will be ...

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Ottawa pledges $14 billion over 10 years for global women’s health including abortion services

Posted on 11 June 2019

OTTAWA—Starting next year, Canada will spend $14 billion over a 10-year period on global maternal and child health services, with fully half — $700 million annually — dedicated to contraception, legal abortion services and sexuality education in developing countries, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The pledge to spend up to $1.4 billion a year will renew and increase ...

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From döner to tacos, your guide to the newest restaurants in Ottawa

Posted on 11 June 2019

With the year not even at the halfway point, there’s already been a flurry of notable restaurant openings in Ottawa. This week’s column, then, will be less of a review and more of a recap, so that foodies who delight in trying new spots can make their reservations. The big opening of the spring is the arrival in mid-May of THRU (540 Rochester St., thru.tickit.ca), as long as the ope ...

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5 Things to do in Ottawa

Posted on 11 June 2019

Year after year, tourists from all over the world flock to Ottawa to visit the museums, indulge in top dining, check out the landmarks and bask in the heart of Canadian national pride. Regardless of you reasons for visiting, the city of Ottawa’s offerings are vast, with something for everyone. Planning your trip to Ottawa? Take a look at our five recommended things to do. 1. Parliame ...

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Businesses will carry most of carbon tax load

Posted on 04 April 2019

Individuals and families will be getting some money back from the federal government under the new carbon tax scheme that begins April 1. But businesses, especially small and medium-sized ones, are still left in the dark about what rebates or exemptions may be available to them, if any. Unlike individuals who are eligible for annual rebates from Ottawa’s “climat ...

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Ottawa funds anti-pipeline groups, snubs workers

Posted on 04 April 2019

The campaign was aimed at uniting Canadians behind resource development, but an Alberta-led 200-truck pro-pipeline rally that rolled from the west to the capital in February exposed a gap in how groups in favour of and against pipelines are supported. United We Roll relied on private donations and the trucker’s own pockets to fuel and feed the 2,200-kilometre-long campaign. ...

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As income pie shrinks, Ottawa and business community talk past each other

Posted on 04 April 2019

Our collective share of the pie shrunk last year. You might have seen reports that the trade deficit remained an expanse of misery in January. The same day that Statistics Canada released those dreary numbers, it also published its annual report on the distribution of household wealth, or, if you prefer, “Distributions of household economic accounts for income, consumption, saving ...

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Is downtown-centric service an LRT Achilles heel? (And other notes from the official plan report)

Posted on 04 April 2019

Over the past few days I’ve been skimming the framing report for Ottawa’s new official plan — Ottawa Next: Beyond 2036. It was presented to the planning committee in mid-February and contains the city’s evaluation of the forces that will change Ottawa in the coming century. It maps out several possible scenarios for Ottawa’s future, in the categories of the economy, so ...

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Renfrew’s Deslaurier's gets support from Business Development Bank of Canada

Posted on 04 April 2019

A wave of business transitions is taking place across Ontario, with many entrepreneurs retiring and looking for ways to exit their business. Deslaurier Custom Cabinets, a family business with a 40-year history in the Ottawa Valley, is one such company that has come up with a unique transition to new ownership while maintaining the family name; the change was announced in July ...