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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.

Judge: Ottawa acted in bad faith calling ex-librarian 'terrorist'

Ottawa - A judge ruled the federal government acted in bad faith when labeling former Toronto librarian’s assistant Douglas Gary Freeman a "terrorist"and connecting him to the Black Panther party.

Ottawa woman may go to jail for letting her cat get too fat

A 12-year-old Ottawa, Ontario, cat, Napolean, got so fat he could not clean his fur, matted with his own feces. So fat and in so much pain and poor health, the cat was euthanized by the city's humane society. Now his owner may go to jail.

Venezuelans get ready to protest in Canada's Capital Special

Ottawa - Venezuelans in Canada are getting ready to support their political leaders today, in a protest that will take place in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Ottawa.

3 Canadian teens appear in court over prostitution ring

Ottawa - Three Ottawa teenage girls appear in court yesterday allegedly used social media sites such as Facebook to force young girls into prostitution.

Dog survives fatal crash, keeps vigil by wreckage

Ottawa - A man lost control of his vehicle and died in South Frontenac Township during the early morning hours of April 2, 2013. The man's beagle survived the crash. Attending police said the dog kept returning to the crash site.

C. diff outbreak at Ottawa hospital

Ottawa - The Ottawa Hospital has been severely criticized in a report about practices and hygiene. The report was commissioned following a high number of Clostridium difficile cases over a two year period.

Canadian said to have led Islamic terrorist attack in Algeria

Algiers - Monday, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal announced that a Canadian citizen led the band of Islamist terrorists who slaughtered 37 international hostages, including two Canadians, at an Algerian desert gas plant last week.

Ottawa med students protest refugee health cuts at Parliament Special

Ottawa - University of Ottawa medical school students protested outside Parliament Hill Monday afternoon in response to a letter from Conservative MP Kelly Block regarding spending cuts to refugee health care coverage.

'Citizenship not for sale': Ottawa revoking 3,100 citizenships

Ottawa - Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Monday at a news conference in Ottawa that authorities have begun investigating about 11,000 people suspected of citizenship fraud, while 3,100 will be stripped of citizenship.

Ottawa looking to hire collector for unpaid fines

The federal government is looking to hire a collection agency to recover millions of dollars in unpaid fines from citizens.

Canada's public sector makes gains, jobless rate falls to 7.2%

Ottawa - Statistics Canada published its June unemployment numbers Friday, in which it showed the unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to 7.2 percent as the economy added more than 7,000 jobs, which was better than what market analysts were forecasting.

Ottawa smoking ban begins, smokers could receive $305 ticket

Ottawa - The three-month warning period is over and now it is time to butt out in more public places. The City of Ottawa instituted a smoking ban in April, and now it comes into effect. If you're caught smoking at a park get ready for a $305 fine.

Ottawa: A brief historical account and photographic perspective Special

Once winter is over in one of the world’s coldest capitals, Ottawa prepares to celebrate Canada Day and to receive visitors from all over the world who marvel at the natural beauty of the area and the splendid displays of military pageantry at The Hill.

Luka Rocco Magnotta named as suspect in Ottawa body parts case

Police have identified a suspect wanted in connection with the discovery of a man’s torso stuffed in a suitcase in Montreal as Luka Rocco Magnotta. The torso is linked to the hand and foot mailed to the Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa.

Suspect named in case of human foot, hand sent via Canada Post

Montreal - Ottawa Police have confirmed that the foot that was delivered to the Conservative Party headquarters yesterday came from Montreal where a severed torso was discovered. Also, a severed hand was intercepted by Canada Post, and a suspect has been named.

Human foot delivered to Canadian Conservative party HQ in Ottawa

Ottawa - Ottawa police say a human foot was found in a package sent to the Conservative Party of Canada's headquarters in downtown Ottawa.

Ottawa spending $100,000 for flags and pins

The Government has set aside almost $100,000 in funds to purchase promotional materials to celebrate the diamond jubilee (sixth decade of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.)

Ottawa’s Veg Festival returns with inspiring panelists

Ottawa - Are you seeking a fun activity this Sunday in Canada's capital? Veg Fest organizers seek to inspire further vital social awareness on healthy lifestyles through vegetarianism. Panelists are also scheduled to discuss topics which include animal rights.

Review: Ottawa writers learn to market and distribute their own book

Ottawa - A new Ottawa not-for-profit group invites local writers who seek to explore ways of publishing, marketing and distributing their books.

Review: Ottawa’s best burger hands down — A foodie’s treat Special

Ottawa - Are you seeking Ottawa's best burger? The Black Cat Bistro is my pick for having the best burger in eastern Ontario and western Québec. The Black Cat Bistro brings authenticity and a world-class dining experience to the streets of Canada's capital city.

Review: Ottawa’s best Sunday brunch embraces country-style hospitality Special

Ottawa - Are you considering Sunday Brunch in Canada's capital? You might wish make an RSVP with Mariposa Farms in Plantagenet, Ontario which is just east of Ottawa.
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The Ottawa section of the Rideau Canal stretches for about 6 kilometres and it is lined by pathways ...
The Ottawa section of the Rideau Canal stretches for about 6 kilometres and it is lined by pathways, beautiful homes and gardens.
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Ottawa: Parliament Hill
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
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Celebrations at the 2013 Ottawa Philippine Independence Day
Celebrations at the 2013 Ottawa Philippine Independence Day
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Downtown Ottawa skyline seen from the Ottawa River.
Downtown Ottawa skyline seen from the Ottawa River.
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Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
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The Supreme Court of Canada in the winter of 2012
The Supreme Court of Canada in the winter of 2012
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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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Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
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Celebrations at the Ottawa Independence Day 2013
Celebrations at the Ottawa Independence Day 2013
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Elgin Street at Sparks St. in downtown Ottawa. In 1966  Sparks Street was converted into a pedestria...
Elgin Street at Sparks St. in downtown Ottawa. In 1966, Sparks Street was converted into a pedestrian mall making it the first such street in North America.
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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.
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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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Jack Remembered Flag Half Staff Parliament Hill
Jack Remembered Flag Half Staff Parliament Hill
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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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An Ornge ambulance helicopter in Ottawa
An Ornge ambulance helicopter in Ottawa
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Ron Paul at Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
Ron Paul at Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
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The entrance to Sparks St. from Elgin St. has inviting flower lined street-side cafes.
The entrance to Sparks St. from Elgin St. has inviting flower lined street-side cafes.
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