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On World Environment Day, Ottawa saves 50 million tree program

Ottawa - On World Environment Day, the federal government announced it is putting up $15 million over four years to rescue the 50 Million Tree Program which was cut by the Ontario government of Doug Ford.

Diplomats sue Ottawa over failure to address 'Havana Syndrome'

Ottawa - Canadian diplomats and their families are suing the federal government, alleging Ottawa failed to properly address mysterious brain injuries they sustained while representing Canada in Cuba.

Spending watchdog — Ottawa paid top dollar for Trans Mountain

Canada's federal Liberal government may have overpaid for the Trans Mountain pipeline project by up to $1 billion, Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Yves Giroux estimates.

Canada 'seriously concerned' after Saudis order ambassador's expulsion

Ottawa - Canada said Monday it is "seriously concerned" after Saudi Arabia announced it is expelling Ottawa's ambassador and recalling its own envoy in protest over "interference" in its internal affairs.

'Irregular migrants' — A growing debate in Canadian politics

Thousands of people are crossing into Canada from the United States to claim refugee status at a time when the U.S. president’s anti-immigrant policies clash with the #WelcomeToCanada posture of Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Canadian government to buy Trans Mountain pipeline project

Ottawa - Canada is going into the pipeline business, at least for a short time, according to Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The Liberal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and infrastructure related to the expansion project for $4.5 billion.

Kinder Morgan crews cleaning up oil spill in Kamloops, B.C.

Kamloops - Kinder Morgan crews are using an emergency response trailer and vacuum trucks to clean up a crude oil spill at the company's Darfield station, north of Kamloops, B.C.

Craft cannabis growers ignored in rush to legalize pot in Canada

Vancouver - The craft cannabis industry in British Columbia is very concerned over the federal government's lack of progress in creating a promised "micro-cultivation" license for those in their industry and they are demanding action.

MS patients seek inquiry into high case number in Ottawa

A multiple sclerosis sufferer, Jacques Dutrisac, is seeking to understand why 14 of his former neighbours, of a similar age, have all gone on to develop multiple sclerosis as adults.

Oil-covered birds rescued near Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan

Maidstone - The first birds to be casualties of the recent Husky oil spill near Maidstone Saskatchewan have been found near the sight of the leak, completely covered in oil.

Read why alcoholics in Ottawa are given wine every hour

This may seem bizarre but alcoholics in Ottawa are given wine every hour as part of their treatment. The reason, once explained, makes sense.

Canada's WiLAN invests in memory technology

Early last June, Canadian patent monetization firm, WiLAN, acquired Qimonda’s intellectual property portfolio, consisting of a collection of patents estimated to hold more than $100 million worth of licensing potential.

Backyard burial isn't proof man wanted to kill victim, court says

Oshawa - Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that even though a killer hid the body, cleaned up the crime scene, and lied to police, the actions don't necessarily prove there was actual intent to commit murder.

Man hit by 100-kg chunk of ice while walking along street

A 56-year-old man was sent to hospital with a concussion late Tuesday afternoon after a 100kg chunk of ice landed on his head in downtown Ottawa as he walked along the pavement, leaving him in serious condition.

Toronto Mayor John Tory to pitch SmartTrack to federal government

Toronto - Toronto Mayor John Tory is taking a trip to Ottawa today to try and pitch his SmartTrack plan to federal leaders in hopes of gaining federal support for his transit system.

Teen pimp sentenced as adult for 'trail of terror' in Ottawa

Ottawa - A teen girl in Ottawa has been sentenced as an adult for her role as ringleader in a notorious prostitution ring that trafficked other teen-aged girls. Kailey Oliver-Machado will receive credit for the 878 days she's already served.

2 Liberal Canadian MPs suspended for alleged sexual harassment

Ottawa - The Liberal Party has suspended two of its MPs after leader Justin Trudeau was made aware of sexual harassment allegations.

Op-Ed: Video of Canadians defending a young Muslim on the street

Hamilton - Watch this video of several Canadians defending a young Muslim man faced with Islamophobic aggression waiting for a bus in Hamilton.

Canada Parliament attacks: Live Report

Ottawa - 15:55 GMT - The attack comes just one day after Canada raised its national "terrorism" alert. One man has been shot dead inside Parliament, after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa.

Soldier wounded at Canadian parliament as gunman opens fire

Ottawa - Although details are still sketchy an armed man emerged near the National War Memorial on Parliament Hill. He then shot four times wounding a guard. He then apparently was able to enter the parliament buildings.

Canada: Soldier shot, killed at National War Memorial in Ottawa

An attack on the Canadian government has shocked the nation as a soldier has been reportedly shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. The soldier reportedly died while in hospital [UPDATED]

Man drowns after trying to rescue boy from river

The family of Michael Lumahang identified him as the man who drowned while he was trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River.

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project controversy rages on Special

Calgary - The long awaited Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project was approved on June 17th by Prime Minister Stephen Harper amid controversy and objection by First Nations groups, environmentalists, concerned Canadians and the political opposition parties.

Ottawa resident Donald Popadick arrested for public flashing

Ottawa - Police arrested and charged a 62-year-old local resident following an exposure incident at a public park in Ottawa Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Effects of Afghanistan violence felt in Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa - With all the coverage of violence in the Middle East over the last ten years, it's a wonder if even grabs headlines anymore. Unfortunately, as a society, we have become slightly desensitized to these horrific acts; accepting them as the new normal.

Ottawa set to appeal medical marijuana injunction

The Canadian government has announced its intention to appeal a court order which allows a large number of medical marijuana patients to continue growing their own plants for personal, medical use while challenges to proposed changes remain on the table.

Canada a role model of tolerance and freedom: Aga Khan

Ottawa - Canada is a role model for freedom and tolerance, according to the Aga Khan. The leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims was in Ottawa on February 27.

Ottawa to end rent subsidies for low-income residents

Many low-income Canadians could be facing the prospect of becoming homeless in the next two years, that is, unless the government steps in and pays attention to the Provinces and Territories request to work with them in maintaining social housing funding.

Battle of Ontario: Leafs head to Ottawa to take on the Sens

Toronto - The Toronto Maple Leafs head to the nation's capital Saturday night to continue the battle of Ontario against the Ottawa Senators.

Op-Ed: Harvard students don't know capital of Canada

Cambridge - The Harvard Crimson, the newspaper of the Ivy League School, asked Harvard students on camera what was the capital of Canada.
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The Locks connecting the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River. In the background is the Alexandra Bridg...
The Locks connecting the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River. In the background is the Alexandra Bridge spanning the Ottawa River between Ottawa and Gatineau, Quebec.
Celebrations at the Ottawa Independence Day 2013
Celebrations at the Ottawa Independence Day 2013
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Ron Paul speaking at Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
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Police and medical personnel move a wounded person into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, on October 22, 2014
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
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The National War Memorial located on Confederation Square has several bronze sculptures commemoratin...
The National War Memorial located on Confederation Square has several bronze sculptures commemorating the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. In 2000, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was added to symbolize the sacrifice of all Canadian soldiers who have died for their country. In the background is the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel.
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The glass and granite Great Hall of the National Gallery on Sussex Drive, seen from the Ottawa River.
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An Ornge ambulance helicopter in Ottawa
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Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
Large planters with colourful flower arrangements clearly show that summer has arrived to downtown O...
Large planters with colourful flower arrangements clearly show that summer has arrived to downtown Ottawa.
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Canada's parliament is debating the government's bill to legalize the recreational use of ...
Canada's parliament is debating the government's bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo s son Marcus  5  pays tribute to his father at the funeral service in Hamilton
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's son Marcus, 5, pays tribute to his father at the funeral service in Hamilton
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